The useful FOSS

 

Principles of software selection
To select fit softwares, you should apply base rules in coversion and do the following 3 steps:

 

- Identify your requirements
- Search FOSS to meet your necessary requirements
- You should test carefully before select software to deploy.

 

List of equivalent softwares:
Based on the general rules, experience and careful software testing, users should choose FOSS which have the equivalent features with the commercial software on Windows.

 

Description Commercial software FOSS
  Client software
  Client operating system   Microsoft Windows XP/Vista   Fedora Linux
  Ubuntu Linux
  Web browser   Internet Explorer   Firefox
  Konqueror
  Email clients   Outlook
  Outlook Express
  Lotus Notes
  Zimbra Webmail
  Zimbra Desktops
  Thunderbird
  Instant Messaging, Chat   MSN Messenger
  Yahoo Messenger
  Lotus Sametime
  Pidgin
  FTP clients   WS FTP   FileZilla FTP client
  GFTP
  Image processing   Adobe Photoshop
  Corel Draw
  Gimp
  Inkscape
  Music & film   Windows Media Player   VLC
  Mplayer
  Office   Microsoft Office   OpenOffice
  Project Planning   Microsoft Project   OpenProj
  Imendio Planner
  Vietnamese keyboard   Vietkey   Xvnkb
  Unikey
  File compression   WinZip
  WinRAR
  7-zip
  Virus scan   Symantec AntiVirus
  McAfee
  TrendMicro
  ClamAV
  Server software and network services
  Server operating system   Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008   CentOS Linux
  Debian Linux
  Ubuntu Linux
  FreeBSD, OpenBSD
  Base network service   Microsoft DNS
  Microsoft DHCP
  Bind
  DHCPd
  Fire wall   CheckPoint   iptables
  Internet Proxy   Microsoft ISA   Squid
  Network monitoring   Microsoft System Management Server   ZenOSS
  Back up & recovery data   Symantec BackupEXEC   Bacula
  Amanda
  Web   Microsoft IIS   Apache
  FTP   Microsoft FTP   ProFTPd
  VSFTP
  Email and collaboration   Microsoft Exchange
  Lotus Domino
  Lotus Sametime
  MDaemon
  Zimbra
  Scalix
  OpenXchange
  Openfire
  Asterisk
  Database management system   Microsoft SQL Server
  IBM DB2
  Oracle Database
  MySQL
  PostgreSQL
  Ingres
  Fax server   GFI FAXmaker
  VSI FaxServer
  HylaFax
  Content, document and workflow management   FileNet
  Documentum
  Lotus Domino.doc
  KnowledgeTree
  ProcessMaker
  Nuxeo
  Alfresco
  eXo Platform ECM
  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)   SAP Business Suite
 Oracle E-Business Suite
  OpenBravo
  Compiere
  ADempiere
  TinyERP
  Customer relationship management (CRM)   SAP Business Suite
  Oracle CRM
  SugarCRM
  OpenCRX