Software Equivalence Chart

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Here we list commercial and free/Open Source software equivalents.

Before we start, this excellent list can start you off, being careful of the fact that time changes things VERY FAST in the open source community (OpenOffice, has greatly evolved in the past year.). Open Office Deployment examples

--kyron 13:43, 11 Feb 2006 (EST)

Software chart
Category Commercial Free Open Source
Office Suite
spreadsheet, presentation, document edition Microsoft Office OpenOffice
Communications PIM Microsoft Outlook Evolution, Kontact (linux only)
Graphical image manipulation
Editing (non vectorial) Adobe Photoshop Gimp
Quick (non vectorial) viewing/manipulations
(slideshow, batch resizing/renaming)
ACDSee Irfanview Gwenview (linux only)
Editing (vectorial) Adobe illustrator Inkscape
PDF creation
For normal documents Adobe Network printer through Samba or
internal OpenOffice PDF exporter
For plans Adobe Network printer through Samba
PDF viewing
Really fast viewing Foxit Viewer PRO Foxit Viewer
CAD
3D Modeling 3D Studio Max
AutoCAD
BrisCAD Checkout the Architecturals product!
Blender (very powerful)
2D Modeling AutoCAD
BrisCAD Checkout the Architecturals product!
Blender (Maybe)
Publishing
Professionnal Adobe Illustrator Scribus
Scientific MS Word (!!?)
Adobe Illustrator
Scribus
Kile (Latex document editor)
OpenOffice
Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox