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This section of SoftwareEquivalents holds equivalents to Internet software.

Please find your desired application, and use the Linux-equivalent instead!

One application may hold more equivalents. People are different, and therefore one application may not fully equal the parts you use in the "original" application.

The applications

Feel free to add your own choices, but please keep the applications sorted alphabetically. (Also, please refrain from adding Windows programs running in WINE. Instead you can contribute to the official list of programs which run in WINE)

Windows application

Linux equivalent


AIM, GAIM, mIRC, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger

BitchX, GAIM, Konversation, KVIrc, Mercury, Pidgin, XChat

Instant messaging

BearShare, Limewire

Frostwire, GTK-Gnutella, Limewire, MLDonkey

P2P clients (Gnutella protocol)

eDonkey, eMule

aMule, MLDonkey, xMule

P2P clients (eDonkey protocol)

Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera

Dillo, Elinks, Epiphany, Firefox, Galeon, Konqueror, Links, Lynx, Mozilla, Opera

It's a browser, OK?



Client for Apple's iTunes Music Store

Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Pegasus, Lotus Notes

Evolution, Thunderbird, Kmail, Balsa , Sylpheed-Claws, Pine, Mutt, Kontact

Mail clients


Ekiga, Gizmo, Skype, Wengophone

VoIP (Internet telephone)

WS FTP, Bullet Proof FTP, CuteFTP

Filezilla, FireFTP, GFTP, Kasablanca, KBear, KFTP (KFTPGrabber), Konqueror

FTP Clients

SoftwareEquivalentsInternet (last edited 2017-09-25 23:50:08 by ckimes)