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:

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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
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 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

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[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 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

Bootloading[edit]

  • Acronis OS Selector opensource

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]

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]

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]

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

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
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
Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise
Win4Lin
Discontinued
  1. ^ Product is no longer supported on any platform

Windows compatibility layer[edit]

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. ^ 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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