New to Linux? Here are 5 applications to help you

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In linux you may or may not find an exact alternative app that you are used to, like you won’t find a MS-Office and many other daily productive apps. So, here are our 5 replacement apps for what we use in windows.


MS-Office products aren’t available for Linux. So, Libreoffice is a great alternative for MS-office and it has all the basic features you need also, it’s completely free. Libreoffice package contains.

  • Libre writer (alternative for MS-Word)
  • Calc              (alternative for MS-Excel)
  • Impress        (alternative for MS-Powerpoint)
  • Base             (alternative for MS-Access)


$ sudo apt install libreoffice


Transmission is a free , fast bittorrent client. It is very light weight and completely ad free. Also, it has Full encryption, DHT, µTP, PEX and Magnet Link support


$ sudo apt install transmission


GIMP is a free and open source image editor. It has many features like great GUI. GIMP can be extended through integration of programming languages including Scheme, Python, Perl, and more.


$ sudo apt install gimp

Synaptic package manager

Synaptic package manager is an open source package manager for Debian based Linux OS like Ubuntu and Linux mint. It helps to install, update and remove applications, libraries and core components. Fine GUI makes it easy to use.


$ sudo apt install synaptic


Gparted is an alternative for Disk management. It is a free partition editor and disk manager.

With GParted you can resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss. Also, It supports almost every file system with a great GUI.


$ sudo apt install gparted

Those were few replacement apps for Linux. Comment below to if you want more similar apps, we would love to have your responses.

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