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Table 1 List of software types, with commonly used proprietary software in Windows and available alternatives for Linux

From: Preparing a scientific manuscript in Linux: Today's possibilities and limitations

List of Software Most used in Windows Alternatives for Linux
Word Processor Microsoft Word OpenOffice.org Writer
LibreOffice Writer
Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet
LibreOffice Calc
Presentation software Microsoft PowerPoint OpenOffice.org Presentation
LibreOffice Impress
Statistical software SPSS
Matlab
SAS
Splus
S
R
Front-ends of R
Raster graphics editor Adobe Photoshop GNU Image Manipulation Program
Vector graphics editor Corel Draw Inkscape
Video Editor Various Mplayer/Mencoder
Front-ends of Mplayer/Mencoder
Reference Software Thomson EndNote Bibus
Zotero