to Know Linux Software
Linux comes with a wealth of applications, often offering
more than one solution to specific needs. The difficulty is finding
the application that suits your needs best. The next few sections
introduce some of the most powerful Linux counterparts of common
Windows software. Each section is dedicated to one particular field
of application and presents an overview of the Windows applications
and Linux equivalents for several tasks. Below each table, find
further information about the Linux applications with links to more
information. This list is by no means complete, because software
development is an evolutionary process and new applications are
being created every minute.
HINT: Missing Applications
Not all applications mentioned below are installed on your
system by default and some may not be shipped with your product.
If the application you want to use is missing, ask your system administrator.
If the application is provided by your product, you can install
it with YaST. Use the search function of the YaST software management
tool to find the package names.