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:

Networking[edit]

Web browsers[edit]

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[a] Source code Pricing
Google Chrome Google Inc. Active Yes Partial[b] Freeware
Edge (Chromium) Microsoft Inc. Active Yes Partial Freeware
Brave Browser Brave Software Inc. Active Yes Partial[c] Freeware
Netscape Netscape Communications Dropped Yes No Freeware
Opera Opera Software Active Yes No Freeware
Maxthon Cloud Browser Maxthon Active Yes No Freeware
Vivaldi Vivaldi Technologies Active Yes Partial[d] Freeware
Insight WebClient Bynari, Inc. N/A N/A N/A
IBM Notes IBM Active N/A No $108 – 175 USD
Yandex Browser Yandex Active Yes No Freeware

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
CrossFTP Pro CrossFTP Software Active Yes No $24.99 USD
Beyond Compare (Not FTP : Diff tool) Scooter Software Active Yes No $30.00 USD
sFTP Client sFTP App Ltd Active Yes No $30.00 USD
SecureFX VanDyke Software Active Yes No $59.95 USD

Firewall (packet filtering)[edit]

Visual traceroute[edit]

P2P file sharing[edit]

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

"Hotline" P2P protocol clients/servers[edit]

  • GHX

Multifunction sound modem programs[edit]

  • PrimaFax

Fax software[edit]

Network maintenance[edit]

Routing[edit]

  • GateD

Distributed computing[edit]

Instant messaging[edit]

P2P file synchronisation[edit]

VoIP software[edit]

Desktop/system software[edit]

Work with files[edit]

Console archivers[edit]

Desktop search[edit]

File splitters[edit]

  • HJSplit for Linux – freeware, also available on other platforms

PDF viewers[edit]

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[e] Source code Pricing
Adobe Reader Adobe Systems Dropped[f] Yes No Freeware
Foxit Reader Foxit Software Active Yes No Freeware
PDF Studio Pro Qoppa Software Active No[g] No $129 USD
PDF Studio Standard Qoppa Software Active No[g] 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. ^ Most of the source code is provided by the Chromium project. The source code for the Flash player is excluded.
  3. ^ Most of its source code is provided by the Chromium project.
  4. ^ Most of the source code is provided by the Chromium project. The source code for the user interface is excluded.
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ Last Linux version is 9.5.5
  7. ^ a b Java

PDF authoring[edit]

Cryptography[edit]

Scanner utilities[edit]

Antivirus[edit]

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[a] 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

Bootloader / Boot manager[edit]

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[a] Source code Pricing
Acronis OS Selector
Plop Boot Manager Elmar Hanlhofer Active N/A 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

Hard disk partitioning[edit]

  • Acronis PartitionExpert
  • Paragon Partition Manager

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
Handy Backup Novosoft LLC
Veeam Veeam Software Active 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. ^ 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]

  • TreePad Lite

File hosting service clients[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Printer drivers[edit]

Multimedia[edit]

Audio/video[edit]

Digital audio workstations[edit]

MP3 encoding[edit]

Score writers[edit]

Multimedia players[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 and photography[edit]

Digital imaging[edit]

2D bitmap animation and paint[edit]

Vector graphics editors[edit]

Flash players[edit]

3D graphics[edit]

Video, etc.[edit]

Simple/professional video production environments[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 processors[edit]

Spreadsheets[edit]

Presentations[edit]

Local databases[edit]


Desktop publishing[edit]

E-commerce and web business[edit]

Personal finance managers[edit]

Financial accounting[edit]

Enterprise automation (Russian)[edit]

  • Keeper
  • Oblik

Collaboration software[edit]

Project management[edit]

Mind mapping/diagramming software[edit]

Communications software[edit]

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

Games[edit]

Game distribution platforms[edit]

Action-adventure[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Ark: Survival Evolved
Heretic II
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness

Adventure[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb
Jack Keane
Machinarium

Business simulation[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Airline Tycoon Deluxe

Card[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Eric's Ultimate Solitaire

City simulation[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Mobility last Linux version is 2.0

First-person shooter[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Aliens versus Predator
America's Army Dropped
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dark Horizons Lore: Invasion
Descent³
Doom 3
Duke Nukem 3D
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Grappling Hook
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Unfinished beta
Postal²

Graphic adventure[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Ankh
Ankh: Heart of Osiris

MMORPG[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
A Tale in the Desert

Platformer[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
And Yet It Moves
Cave Story
Inner Worlds
Marble Blast Gold
Portal

Puzzle[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Bubble Shooter
Hyperspace Delivery Boy!

Racing[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Ballistics
H-Craft Championship

Real-time tactics[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Myth II: Soulblighter

Role-playing game (RPG)[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Bastion
Cute Knight
Eschalon: Book I
Eschalon: Book II
Exile III:Ruined World
Gorky 17
Neverwinter Nights

Shoot 'em up[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Astro Battle
Jets'n'Guns

Stealth[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Cold War

Strategy[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Civilization: Call to Power
Conquest of Elysium II
Crusader Kings II
DEFCON
Darwinia
Dominions: Priests, Prophets and Pretenders
Dominions II: The Ascension Wars
Dominions 3: The Awakening
Europa Universalis IV
Galcon
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Knights and Merchants
Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns
Lux
Majesty Gold
Oil Rush

Survival horror[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Penumbra: Black Plague
Penumbra: Overture

Sports simulator[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Out of the Park Baseball

Third-person shooter[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.²

Visual novel[edit]

Game Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Bionic Heart
Digital: A Love Story
Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate

Programming and development[edit]

C++ IDEs[edit]

PHP IDE[edit]

CASE[edit]

CASE-facility for UML[edit]

  • Together ControlCenter

Top-level CASE system[edit]

  • Rational Rose

Compilers[edit]

Revision control[edit]

HTML/DHTML editors[edit]

InterBase/Firebird IDE[edit]

Java IDE[edit]

Memory leak tracing[edit]

  • Insure

Object Pascal IDE[edit]

Perl/Python/Tcl IDE[edit]

Prolog[edit]

WYSIWYG HTML editors[edit]

Servers[edit]

SSH Client/Server[edit]

Web Hosting Control Panel[edit]

WWW[edit]

DB engines[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

Streaming media servers[edit]

Miscellaneous applications[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Statistical packages[edit]

3D modelling[edit]

CAD/CAM/CAE[edit]

Diagram and chart designing[edit]

Dictionaries[edit]

  • Lunestar – an English-Turkish dictionary, freeware

HDD testing/benchmarking[edit]

Game makers[edit]

Real property, Building Information Management & Asset management[edit]

  • Mapjects AssetFENCE – management of assets both commercial, industrial & federal properties for leased and purchased sites
  • Mapjects RADAR – management of real property commercial and federal properties for leased and purchased sites
  • MapjectsIMPORT for Linux – freeware, also available on other platforms, lets users import files across QuickBooks, Archibus, AutoDesk CAD and Map them to assets in excel

SQL dataBases GUI admin tools[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
Regen[e] 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. ^ 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
Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise
Win4Lin
Discontinued
  1. ^ Product is no longer supported on any platform

Windows compatibility layer[edit]

Notes[edit]

A.^A Open-source drivers are available through HP Linux Imaging and Printing [12]

See also[edit]

  • Wine, a "compatibility layer" that allows many windows software to run on Linux (both proprietary and free)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ltd., tummy.com. "Solutions – tummy.com, ltd". www.tummy.com.
  2. ^ "Pixeluvo – Beautiful Images Made Easy". www.pixeluvo.com.
  3. ^ Debian Bug report logs – #364034. Accessed on: January 12, 2009.
  4. ^ TrueCrypt licensing concern Accessed on: April 20, 2009
  5. ^ Bug #109701 in Ubuntu. Accessed on: April 20, 2009
  6. ^ non-OSI compliant packages in the openSUSE Build Service. Accessed on: April 20, 2009
  7. ^ Gentoo bug 241650. Accessed on: April 20, 2009
  8. ^ "Forbidden items - Fedora Project Wiki". fedoraproject.org.
  9. ^ "Steam Community :: Steam for Linux". Valve. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
  10. ^ "Teamcenter 2005 Delivers Comprehensive PLM Offering". Siemens PLM Software. 2006-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  11. ^ "UGS Ships NX 4 and Delivers Industry's First Complete Digital Product Development Solution on Linux". 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  12. ^ https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing

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