Proprietary software list

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Majin Buu
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Hello. Is there something like a list of proprietary software to replace? I know there are some sites like Alternativeto, Microsoft Store and Google Play. However, they don't count with the state of development of a free replacement.

andyprough
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Just install Trisquel - all the libre software alternatives are right there in the Software Center.

eric23
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I guess Majin Buu is asking for something like this page.

https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Collection:GNU/Linux

Avron
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Is this page actually maintained? A number of software listed in the Free Software Directory and that would fit perfectly well in those categories are not listed. For instance, Gajim in "Multimedia Communication" and Seafile in "Online storage". Also, a category for software to process raw photos could be added to show Darktable and Rawtherapee as replacement of popular non-free software like Lightroom.

Note also:
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Collection:Replicant

Of course, that one can apply to Android. It could also be worth some update.

Note that there are equivalent pages for non-free OSs, not sure how up to date. They could help users now relying on non-free OSs to find free software that they can use in replacement of their current ones, especially if these free software are also supported on GNU/Linux so that they could more easily switch to GNU/Linux after that.

Here they are:
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Collection:Windows
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Collection:MacOS

Magic Banana

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A number of software listed in the Free Software Directory and that would fit perfectly well in those categories are not listed. For instance, Gajim in "Multimedia Communication" and Seafile in "Online storage". Also, a category for software to process raw photos could be added to show Darktable and Rawtherapee as replacement of popular non-free software like Lightroom.

https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Free_Software_Directory:Participate

Lef
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There's also privacytools.io and privacyguides.org that can sometimes make a helpful recommendation.

At the same time if you ever feel you need help switching out some software feel free to ask the Trisquel forum. Chances are someone here might have had the same issue.

Adrian Malacoda

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You may be interested in https://switching.software/

PublicLewdness
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A decent site that suggest replacements is Prism Break. They're not perfect but they do have some good suggestions.

https://prism-break.org/en/

Majin Buu
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Thanks for the answers. However, I was thinking about a TODO list of proprietary software to replace, more than a proprietary software replacements list with programs that already exist.