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List of proprietary software for Linux

Linux is an open-source kernel and usually comes bundled with free and open source software, however, proprietary software for Linux does exist and is available to end-users.

The following is a list of proprietary software for Linux:

Contents

Networking

Web browsers

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 1] Source code Pricing
Google Chrome Google Inc. Active Yes Partial[lower-alpha 2] Freeware
Netscape Netscape Communications Dropped Yes No Freeware
Opera Opera Software Active Yes No Freeware
Maxthon Cloud Browser Maxthon Active Yes No Freeware
  1. Refers to the existence of an ELF or a.out binary targeting the Linux ABI. Applications that use a compatibility layer such as Wine or use an interpreted language are listed as "No", with a note explaining why
  2. Most of the source code is provided by the Chromium project. The source code for the Flash player and PDF viewer is excluded

E-mail clients

Application Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Insight WebClient Bynari, Inc. N/A N/A N/A
IBM Notes IBM Active N/A No $108 – 175 USD

FTP clients

Application Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
IglooFTP PRO IglooFTP.com N/A N/A N/A N/A
SFTPPlus Pro:Atria Ltd Active Yes No N/A
SynchronEX+ Xellsoft Software Services Active Yes No $34.90 USD

Firewall (packet filtering)

  • Opendium Iceni - Part of a content control system targeted at schools
  • SmoothWall Corporate – A closed fork of SmoothWall, targeted at enterprise and corporate users

Visual traceroute

P2P File Sharing

  • Loophole (WinMX protocol) – WinMX servers down since 09.2005.
  • MetaMachine eDonkey2000 – latest release from 25.07.2005.

"Hotline" P2P protocol clients/servers

  • GHX

Multifunction sound modem program/s

  • PrimaFax

Fax software

Network maintenance

Routing

  • GateD

Distributed Computing

Desktop/System software

Work with files

Console Archiver/s

Desktop search

File splitters

PDF viewer

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 1] Source code Pricing
Adobe Reader Adobe Systems Dropped[lower-alpha 2] Yes No Freeware
Foxit Reader Foxit Software Active Yes No Freeware
PDF Studio Pro Qoppa Software Active No[lower-alpha 3] No $129 USD
PDF Studio Standard Qoppa Software Active No[lower-alpha 3] No $89 USD
  1. Refers to the existence of an ELF or a.out binary targeting the Linux ABI. Applications that use a compatibility layer such as Wine or use an interpreted language are listed as "No", with a note explaining why
  2. Last Linux version is 9.5.5
  3. 3.0 3.1 Java

PDF Authoring

Cryptography

Scanner utilities

Antivirus

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 1] Source code Pricing
AntiVir Workstation PersonalEdition Avira Dropped N/A N/A N/A
  1. Refers to the existence of an ELF or a.out binary targeting the Linux ABI. Applications that use a compatibility layer such as Wine or use an interpreted language are listed as "No", with a note explaining why

Bootloading

  • Acronis OS Selector

Hard disk partitioning

Backup software

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 1] Source code Pricing
BRU Workstation/Desktop/Server TOLIS Group, Inc. Active N/A N/A $499 – 4,999 USD[lower-alpha 2]
EMC NetWorker EMC Corporation Active N/A N/A N/A
ImgBurn Lightning UK Active No[lower-alpha 3] No Freeware
Microlite BackupEDGE Microlite Corporation Active Yes N/A $400 – 500 USD[lower-alpha 4]
Nero Linux Nero AG Terminated N/A N/A N/A
SpiderOak Backup SpiderOak, Inc. Active Yes No Freeware (paid plans available)
Lonetar
Handy Backup
  1. Refers to the existence of an ELF or a.out binary targeting the Linux ABI. Applications that use a compatibility layer such as Wine or use an interpreted language are listed as "No", with a note explaining why
  2. TOLIS Group Product Pricing
  3. Developer officially supports running Windows binary with Wine
  4. Microlite BackupEDGE Pricing

PIM / DB / Hierarchical notebook with tree view

Drivers

Printer driver

Multimedia

Audio/Video

MP3 Encoding

Score Writer

Multimedia Player

Music

Graphics

Graphics viewers/editors

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 1] Source code Pricing
CompuPic Photodex Dropped N/A N/A N/A
iMeMiner N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Picasa Google Dropped No[lower-alpha 2] No Freeware
Sketsa SVG Editor KIYUT Software Active No[lower-alpha 3] No $89 USD
XnView MP Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet Active Yes No Freeware
Xv John Bradley Partial[lower-alpha 4] Yes Yes $35 USD
  1. Refers to the existence of an ELF or a.out binary targeting the Linux ABI. Applications that use a compatibility layer such as Wine or use an interpreted language are listed as "No", with a note explaining why
  2. Publisher bundled the application with Wine
  3. Cross-platform Java application
  4. Application is still available, but no longer actively developed

Professional Graphics Editors

Digital imaging

2D Bitmap Animation and Paint

Vector Graphics Editor/s

Flash Player

3D Graphics

Video, etc.

Simple/Professional Video Production Environment

Creation of 2D and 3D Effects

  • Fusion – Linux version is based upon the Windows version using wine.
  • Nuke
  • Shake – (discontinued)

Miscellaneous

Office/Business

Office suites

Word Processor

Spreadsheets

Presentations

Local database

E-Commerce and Web Business

Personal Finance Manager

Financial Accounting

Enterprise Automation (Russian)

  • Keeper
  • Oblik

Collaboration Software

Project Management

Communications software

  • EasyIVR Call processing (IVR, CTI, ACD) for Linux

Games

Programming and development

C++ IDEs

CASE

CASE-facility for UML

  • Together ControlCenter

Top-level CASE System

  • Rational Rose

Compilers

Revision Control

HTML/DHTML Editor

  • Pajączek NxG - Pajączek for Linux is based upon the Windows version using Wine.

InterBase/Firebird IDE

Java IDE

Memory Leak Tracing

  • BoundsChecker
  • Insure

Object Pascal IDE

Perl/Python/Tcl IDE

Prolog

WYSIWYG HTML Editor

Servers

WWW

DB Engine

E-mail / Personal information manager / Groupware Servers

Product data/product lifecycle management (PDM/PLM)

Proxy

Cluster Filesystems

  • Matrix Server

Managed File Transfer

  • Serv-U File Server – Managed file transfer server, supporting FTP, FTPS, SFTP, HTTP, and HTTPS file transfer methods as well as numerous other features.

Miscellaneous applications

Mathematics

Statistical Packages

3D Modelling

CAD/CAM/CAE

Diagram and Chart Designing

HDD testing/benchmarking

Game makers

Dictionaries

  • Lunestar is an English-Turkish dictionary - freeware

SQL DataBases GUI Admin Tool

  • Navicat – Linux version is based upon the Windows version using wine.

Emulators

Video game console emulators

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 1] Source code Pricing
BoycottAdvance[lower-alpha 2] • Julien Frelat
• Richard Bannister
• Niels Wagenaar
Dropped[lower-alpha 3] Yes No Freeware
ePSXe[lower-alpha 4] ePSXe Team Active Yes No Freeware
MAME[lower-alpha 5] MAME Team Active[lower-alpha 6] Yes Yes[lower-alpha 7] Freeware
Regen[lower-alpha 8] AamirM Active Yes No Freeware
  1. Refers to the existence of an ELF or a.out binary targeting the Linux ABI. Applications that use a compatibility layer such as Wine or use an interpreted language are listed as "No", with a note explaining why
  2. Game Boy Advance emulator
  3. Last Linux-compatible version was 0.2.6; current version is 0.2.8
  4. Sony PlayStation emulator
  5. emulators for multiple arcade machines
  6. Does not provide Linux binaries; must be compiled from source
  7. License prevents commercial use and is thus considered proprietary
  8. Sega Genesis / Mega Drive emulator

Platform virtual machines

Application Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Parallels Workstation Parallels, Inc. Terminated[lower-alpha 1] N/A No No longer sold
QuickTransit
VMware Player
VMware vCenter Converter
VMware Workstation
Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise
Win4Lin
Discontinued
  1. Product is no longer supported on any platform

Windows Compatibility Layer

See also

  • Wine (software), a "compatibility layer" that allows many windows software to run on Linux (both proprietary and free)
  • Lin-App A free, categorized and tagged on-line information service of various commercial applications and games for Linux.

References

This list is based on The Table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux, which is licensed under GNU FDL.