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We urge all GNU/Linux users to switch to a free distribution as soon as possible.

Common distros usually provides a repository of nonfree software. Free GNU/Linux distros do not permit non-free software.

Type Free program Replacement for
3D computer graphics software Blender Autodesk Maya ("Maya")
Anonymous P2P GNUnet
BitTorrent client Tribler, qBittorrent
Compiler Mingw-w64
Desktop publishing Scribus
Diagramming software Dia
Document viewer Evince Adobe Reader
Email client, news client, feed reader Claws Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird
Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone
GNU Ring, Linphone Skype, Signal
Instant messaging client Pidgin, Telegram ICQ, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB Etcher, Ubuntu Live USB creator UNetbootin
Media player VLC media player (VLC) RealPlayer Basic
Office suite LibreOffice ( fork)
Online storage ownCloud (client only) Dropbox
Raster graphics editor GIMP
Text editor Emacs, Gedit, Vim (included)
Vector graphics editor Inkscape, Xfig
Web browser GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork), Midori Chromium, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

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