List of proprietary software for Linux

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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[edit]

Web browsers[edit]

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[a] Source code Pricing
Google Chrome Google Inc. Active Yes Partial[b] 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[edit]

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[edit]

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)[edit]

  • SmoothWall Corporate – A closed fork of SmoothWall, targeted at enterprise and corporate users

Visual traceroute[edit]

P2P File Sharing[edit]

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

"Hotline" P2P protocol clients/servers[edit]

  • GHX

Multifunction sound modem program/s[edit]

  • PrimaFax

Fax software[edit]

Network maintenance[edit]

Routing[edit]

  • GateD

Distributed Computing[edit]

Desktop/System software[edit]

Work with files[edit]

Console Archiver/s[edit]

Desktop search[edit]

File splitters[edit]

PDF viewer[edit]

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[a] Source code Pricing
Adobe Reader Adobe Systems Dropped[b] Yes No Freeware
Foxit Reader Foxit Software Active Yes No Freeware
PDF Studio Pro Qoppa Software Active No[c] No $129 USD
PDF Studio Standard Qoppa Software Active No[c] 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. ^ a b Java

PDF Authoring[edit]

Cryptography[edit]

Scanner utilities[edit]

Antivirus[edit]

Bootloading[edit]

  • Acronis OS Selector

Hard disk partitioning[edit]

Backup software[edit]

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[a] Source code Pricing
BRU Workstation/Desktop/Server TOLIS Group, Inc. Active N/A N/A $499 – 4,999 USD[b]
EMC NetWorker EMC Corporation Active N/A N/A N/A
ImgBurn Lightning UK Active No[c] No Freeware
Microlite BackupEDGE Microlite Corporation Active Yes N/A $400 – 500 USD[d]
Nero Linux Nero AG Terminated N/A N/A N/A
SpiderOak Backup SpiderOak, Inc. Active Yes No Freeware (paid plans available)
Lonetar[dead link]
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[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Printer driver[edit]

Multimedia[edit]

Audio/Video[edit]

MP3 Encoding[edit]

Score Writer[edit]

Multimedia Player[edit]

Music[edit]

Graphics[edit]

Graphics viewers/editors[edit]

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[a] 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[b] No Freeware
Sketsa SVG Editor KIYUT Software Active No[c] No $89 USD
XnView MP Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet Active Yes No Freeware
Xv John Bradley Partial[d] 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[edit]

Digital imaging[edit]

2D Bitmap Animation and Paint[edit]

Vector Graphics Editor/s[edit]

Flash Player[edit]

3D Graphics[edit]

Video, etc.[edit]

Simple/Professional Video Production Environment[edit]

Creation of 2D and 3D Effects[edit]

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

Miscellaneous[edit]

Office/Business[edit]

Office suites[edit]

Word Processor[edit]

Spreadsheets[edit]

Presentations[edit]

Local database[edit]

E-Commerce and Web Business[edit]

Personal Finance Manager[edit]

Financial Accounting[edit]

Enterprise Automation (Russian)[edit]

  • Keeper
  • Oblik

Collaboration Software[edit]

Project Management[edit]

Communications software[edit]

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

Games[edit]

Programming and development[edit]

C++ IDEs[edit]

CASE[edit]

CASE-facility for UML[edit]

  • Together ControlCenter

Top-level CASE System[edit]

  • Rational Rose

Compilers[edit]

Revision Control[edit]

HTML/DHTML Editor[edit]

InterBase/Firebird IDE[edit]

Java IDE[edit]

Memory Leak Tracing[edit]

  • BoundsChecker
  • Insure

Object Pascal IDE[edit]

Perl/Python/Tcl IDE[edit]

Prolog[edit]

WYSIWYG HTML Editor[edit]

Servers[edit]

WWW[edit]

DB Engine[edit]

E-mail / Personal information manager / Groupware Servers[edit]

Product data/product lifecycle management (PDM/PLM)[edit]

Proxy[edit]

Cluster Filesystems[edit]

  • Matrix Server

Managed File Transfer[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Statistical Packages[edit]

3D Modelling[edit]

CAD/CAM/CAE[edit]

Diagram and Chart Designing[edit]

HDD testing/benchmarking[edit]

Game makers[edit]

Dictionaries[edit]

  • Lunestar is an English-Turkish dictionary - freeware

SQL DataBases GUI Admin Tool[edit]

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

Emulators[edit]

Video game console emulators[edit]

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[a] Source code Pricing
BoycottAdvance[b] • Julien Frelat
• Richard Bannister
• Niels Wagenaar
Dropped[c] Yes No Freeware
ePSXe[d] ePSXe Team Active Yes No Freeware
MAME[e] MAME Team Active[f] Yes Yes[g] Freeware
Regen[h] 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[edit]

Application Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Parallels Workstation Parallels, Inc. Terminated[a] N/A No No longer sold
QuickTransit
VMware Player
VMware vCenter Converter
VMware Workstation
Win4Lin
  1. ^ Product is no longer supported on any platform

Windows Compatibility Layer[edit]

See also[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  1. ^ Solutions – tummy.com, ltd
  2. ^ Debian Bug report logs – #364034. Accessed on: January 12, 2009.
  3. ^ TrueCrypt licensing concern Accessed on: April 20, 2009
  4. ^ Bug #109701 in Ubuntu. Accessed on: April 20, 2009
  5. ^ non-OSI compliant packages in the openSUSE Build Service. Accessed on: April 20, 2009
  6. ^ Gentoo bug 241650. Accessed on: April 20, 2009
  7. ^ Forbidden items - FedoraProject
  8. ^ "Steam Community :: Steam for Linux". Valve Corporation. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Teamcenter 2005 Delivers Comprehensive PLM Offering". Siemens PLM Software. 2006-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  10. ^ "UGS Ships NX 4 and Delivers Industry’s First Complete Digital Product Development Solution on Linux". 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
This list is based on The Table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux, which is licensed under GNU FDL.