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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

NetworkingEdit

Web browsersEdit

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
Vivaldi Vivaldi Technologies Active Yes Partial[c] 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 clientsEdit

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

Firewall (packet filtering)Edit

Visual tracerouteEdit

P2P file sharingEdit

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

"Hotline" P2P protocol clients/serversEdit

  • GHX

Multifunction sound modem programsEdit

  • PrimaFax

Fax softwareEdit

Network maintenanceEdit

RoutingEdit

  • GateD

Distributed computingEdit

Instant messagingEdit

P2P file synchronisationEdit

VoIP softwareEdit

Desktop/system softwareEdit

Work with filesEdit

Console archiversEdit

Desktop searchEdit

File splittersEdit

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

PDF viewersEdit

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

PDF authoringEdit

CryptographyEdit

Scanner utilitiesEdit

AntivirusEdit

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

BootloadingEdit

  • Acronis OS Selector opensource

Hard disk partitioningEdit

  • Acronis PartitionExpert
  • Paragon Partition Manager

Backup softwareEdit

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 viewEdit

  • TreePad Lite

File hosting service clientsEdit

DriversEdit

MultimediaEdit

Audio/videoEdit

Digital audio workstationsEdit

MP3 encodingEdit

Score writersEdit

Multimedia playersEdit

MusicEdit

GraphicsEdit

Graphics viewers/editorsEdit

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 photographyEdit

Digital imagingEdit

2D bitmap animation and paintEdit

Vector graphics editorsEdit

Flash playersEdit

3D graphicsEdit

Video, etc.Edit

Simple/professional video production environmentsEdit

Creation of 2D and 3D effectsEdit

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

MiscellaneousEdit

Office/businessEdit

Office suitesEdit

Word processorsEdit

SpreadsheetsEdit

PresentationsEdit

Local databasesEdit

E-commerce and web businessEdit

Personal finance managersEdit

Financial accountingEdit

Enterprise automation (Russian)Edit

  • Keeper
  • Oblik

Collaboration softwareEdit

Project managementEdit

Mind mapping/diagramming softwareEdit

Communications softwareEdit

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

GamesEdit

Programming and developmentEdit

ServersEdit

Web Hosting Control PanelEdit

WWWEdit

DB enginesEdit

E-mail / personal information manager / groupware serversEdit

Product data/product lifecycle management (PDM/PLM)Edit

ProxyEdit

Cluster filesystemsEdit

  • Matrix Server

Managed file transferEdit

  • Serv-U File Server – managed file transfer server, supporting FTP, FTPS, SFTP, HTTP, and HTTPS file transfer methods

Miscellaneous applicationsEdit

MathematicsEdit

Statistical packagesEdit

3D modellingEdit

CAD/CAM/CAEEdit

Diagram and chart designingEdit

DictionariesEdit

  • Lunestar – an English-Turkish dictionary, freeware

HDD testing/benchmarkingEdit

Game makersEdit

Real property, Building Information Management & Asset managementEdit

  • 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 toolsEdit

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

EmulatorsEdit

Video game console emulatorsEdit

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 machinesEdit

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 layerEdit

See alsoEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

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