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:

Networking

Web browsers

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 1] Source code Pricing
Google Chrome Google Inc. Active Yes Partial[lower-alpha 2] 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[lower-alpha 3] 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

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)

  • Opendium Web Gateway – part of a content control system targeted at schools
  • Opendium UTM – part of a content control system targeted at schools
  • SmoothWall Corporate – a closed fork of SmoothWall, targeted at enterprise and corporate users

Visual traceroute

  • VisualRoute

P2P file sharing

  • 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

  • GHX

Multifunction sound modem programs

  • PrimaFax

Fax software

Network maintenance

Routing

  • GateD

Distributed computing

Instant messaging

P2P file synchronisation

VoIP software

Desktop/system software

Work with files

Console archivers

File splitters

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

PDF viewers

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 4] Source code Pricing
Adobe Reader Adobe Systems Dropped[lower-alpha 5] Yes No Freeware
Foxit Reader Foxit Software Active Yes No Freeware
PDF Studio Pro Qoppa Software Active No[lower-alpha 6] No $129 USD
PDF Studio Standard Qoppa Software Active No[lower-alpha 6] 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. Java

PDF authoring

Cryptography

Scanner utilities

Antivirus

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 1] 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

  • Acronis OS Selector opensource

Hard disk partitioning

  • Acronis PartitionExpert
  • Paragon Partition Manager

Backup software

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 1] Source code Pricing
BRU Workstation/Desktop/Server TOLIS Group, Inc. Active N/A N/A $499 – 4,999 USD[lower-alpha 2]
EMC NetWorker EMC Corporation Active N/A N/A N/A
ImgBurn Lightning UK Active No[lower-alpha 3] No Freeware
Microlite BackupEDGE Microlite Corporation Active Yes N/A $400 – 500 USD[lower-alpha 4]
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

  • TreePad Lite

File hosting service clients

Drivers

Printer drivers

Multimedia

Audio/video

Digital audio workstations

MP3 encoding

Score writers

Multimedia players

Music

  • Dataplore
  • Dataplore CMS
  • energyXT
  • Guitar Pro
  • Loomer Aspect
  • Loomer Manifold
  • Loomer Resound
  • Loomer Sequent
  • Loomer Shift v2
  • Loomer String
  • MuSing
  • Netease Cloud Music
  • Pianoteq
  • RecordPad
  • Spotify (beta)
  • Transcribe!

Graphics

Graphics viewers/editors

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 1] 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[lower-alpha 2] No Freeware
Sketsa SVG Editor KIYUT Software Active No[lower-alpha 3] No $89 USD
XnView MP Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet Active Yes No Freeware
Xv John Bradley Partial[lower-alpha 4] 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

Digital imaging

2D bitmap animation and paint

Vector graphics editors

Flash players

3D graphics

Video, etc.

Simple/professional video production environments

Creation of 2D and 3D effects

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

Miscellaneous

Office/business

Office suites

Word processors

Spreadsheets

Presentations

Local databases

E-commerce and web business

Personal finance managers

Financial accounting

  • Hansa Business Solutions – global
  • Kalculate – India and Asia
  • LeftHand Mała Firma
  • LeftHand Mała Ksiegowość
  • LeftHand Pełna Księgowość
  • LeftHand Sprzedaż i Magazyn
  • LeftHand Stowarzyszenia i Fundacje
  • Locbook

Enterprise automation (Russian)

  • Keeper
  • Oblik

Collaboration software

Project management

  • 2-plan Desktop – free project management software
  • Cando Projects Server

Mind mapping/diagramming software

Communications software

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

Games

Programming and development

C++ IDEs

PHP IDE

CASE

CASE-facility for UML

  • Together ControlCenter

Top-level CASE system

  • Rational Rose

Compilers

Revision control

HTML/DHTML editors

InterBase/Firebird IDE

  • IBAdmin

Java IDE

Memory leak tracing

  • Insure

Object Pascal IDE

Perl/Python/Tcl IDE

Prolog

WYSIWYG HTML editors

Servers

SSH Client/Server

Web Hosting Control Panel

WWW

DB engines

E-mail / personal information manager / groupware servers

Product data/product lifecycle management (PDM/PLM)

Proxy

Cluster filesystems

  • Matrix Server

Managed file transfer

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

Miscellaneous applications

Mathematics

Statistical packages

3D modelling

CAD/CAM/CAE

Diagram and chart designing

Dictionaries

  • Lunestar – an English-Turkish dictionary, freeware

HDD testing/benchmarking

Game makers

Real property, Building Information Management & Asset management

  • 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

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

Emulators

Video game console emulators

Application Publisher Support status Native binary[lower-alpha 1] Source code Pricing
BoycottAdvance[lower-alpha 2] • Julien Frelat
• Richard Bannister
• Niels Wagenaar
Dropped[lower-alpha 3] Yes No Freeware
ePSXe[lower-alpha 4] ePSXe Team Active Yes No Freeware
MAME[lower-alpha 5] MAME Team Active[lower-alpha 6] Yes Yes[lower-alpha 7] Freeware
Regen[lower-alpha 8] 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

Application Publisher Support status Native binary Source code Pricing
Parallels Workstation Parallels, Inc. Terminated[lower-alpha 1] 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

  • Bordeaux
  • Cedega – Windows games compatibility layer; based on the free compatibility layer Wine (discontinued)
  • CrossOver – based on the free compatibility layer Wine.

See also

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

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