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Application equivalents

tagline: From openSUSE

This page documents the various applications that are commonly used in other operating systems, and the alternatives that are available to openSUSE users. Links to more information are provided where possible.

Internet

Functionality Windows Application Mac OS Application Linux Application Import Settings Included in openSUSE Remarks
Web Browser Internet Explorer Safari Firefox, Konqueror Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Proprietary Active X is not supported. This is a security feature.
Web Browser Firefox Firefox Firefox Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Web Browser Opera Browser Opera Browser Opera Browser Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Web Browser Google Chrome Google Chrome Chromium Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
IP Phone Netmeeting/Skype iChat Ekiga, Twinkle Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Skype installation guide
Instant Messenger MSN Messenger iChat Kopete, Empathy Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Instant Messenger Yahoo Messenger Yahoo Messenger Kopete, Empathy Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png
Instant Messenger AIM iChat Kopete, Empathy Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png
Instant Messenger Google Talk iChat Kopete, Empathy Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png
IRC Client mIRC Colloquy Kopete, Empathy, XChat, Konversation Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Howto install and use XChat
Web server IIS ?? Apache2 Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png How to install a LAMP server

Office and productivity

Functionality Windows Application Mac OS Application Linux Application File Format Compatibility Included in openSUSE Remarks
PDF Viewer Adobe Reader Adobe Reader Evince, Okular Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Adobe Reader is/was available in the non-oss repository.
Graphics Editor Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator Inkscape Most files Icon-checked.png
Graphics Editor Corel Draw Adobe Illustrator Inkscape Most files Icon-checked.png
Photo Album Adobe PhotoAlbum Aperture DigiKam, F-Spot Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Photo Album Picasa Picasa Picasa Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Picasa installation guide
Image Editor Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop GIMP,Krita Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Word Processor Microsoft Word Microsoft Word LibreOffice Writer Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Presentations Microsoft PowerPoint Keynote LibreOffice Impress Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Databases Microsoft Access FileMaker LibreOffice Base Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Email Microsoft Outlook Mail Thunderbird, KMail, Evolution, Kontact Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png With Microsoft Exchange support
Publishing QuarkXPress, Pagemaker QuarkXPress, Pagemaker Scribus via EPS or SVG export Icon-checked.png

Multimedia

Functionality Windows Application Mac OS Application Linux Application File Format Compatibility Included in openSUSE Remarks
Audio/Video Player RealPlayer RealPlayer RealPlayer Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png
Audio Player Winamp Winamp Amarok, Banshee Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Please note Restricted formats
Audio/Video Player Windows Media Player iTunes Totem, Kaffeine Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Please note Restricted formats
Audio/Video Player iTunes iTunes Amarok, Banshee Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Please note Restricted formats
Audio/Video Player QuickTime QuickTime Totem, Kaffeine Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Please note Restricted formats

Other

Functionality Windows Application Mac OS Application Linux Application Import Settings Included in openSUSE Remarks
Map Google Earth Google Earth Google Earth Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Open Source alternatives: NASA World Wind, KDE Marble
Games distribution Steam Steam Steam Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png SDB:Team Fortress 2
Games distribution Desura Desura Desura Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Free and Open Source Software client
low latency VoIP TeamSpeak TeamSpeak TeamSpeak Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Open Source alternative: Mumble
low latency VoIP Ventrilo Ventrilo Mangler Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png Developers of Mangler suggest to use Mumble

See also