Appendix B. Ubuntu Equivalents to Windows Programs

FOR THOSE OF YOU who are moving to Ubuntu from Windows, often simply knowing which application to use is half the battle. This appendix shows common Windows applications and their Ubuntu counterparts. Your Windows-using friends shouldn’t be completely shut out, so there are some applications for them to use also.

On the Ubuntu Desktop

Listed here are common Windows applications that already have an equivalent installed on the Ubuntu desktop. Some common alternatives are also listed.

Word Processing

Windows: Microsoft Word

Ubuntu: OpenOffice.org Writer

Alternative: Abiword

Spreadsheet

Windows: Microsoft Excel

Ubuntu: OpenOffice.org Calc

Alternative: Gnumeric

Presentation

Windows: ...

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