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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 ActiveX 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
Instant Messenger Skype Messages Kopete, Empathy Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Instant Messenger Google Hangouts Google Hangouts Google Hangouts Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Available as a Chromium/Chrome extension or online.
IRC Client mIRC, AdiIRC Colloquy, Textual Konversation, Polari Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png
Web server IIS Apache Apache2 Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png How to install a LAMP server
Web server Nginx Nginx Nginx Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png

Communication

Functionality Windows Application Mac OS Application Linux Application Import Settings Included in openSUSE Remarks
IP Phone Skype Facetime Skype, Ekiga, Twinkle Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Skype is also available online.
low latency VoIP TeamSpeak TeamSpeak TeamSpeak Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Available from TeamSpeak website.
low latency VoIP Ventrilo Ventrilo Mumble Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png



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
Graphics Editor Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator Inkscape Most files Icon-checked.png
Graphics Editor Corel Draw Affinity Designer Inkscape Most files Icon-checked.png
Photo Album Microsoft Photos, Adobe Bridge Photos digiKam, Shotwell Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Image Editor Microsoft Paint Paintbrush, Rita Pinta Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
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 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png With Microsoft Exchange support
Publishing Microsoft Publisher Adobe InDesign 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 Windows Media Player iTunes Dragon Player, VLC, GNOME Videos Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Please note Restricted formats
Audio/Video Player iTunes iTunes Amarok, Clementine, Banshee 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, World Wind, Marble Icon-cross.png Icon-cross.png Available from Google website.
Games distribution Steam Steam Steam Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png SDB:Team Fortress 2

See also