FOSS Alternatives to Popular Proprietary Software

A list of FOSS alternatives to popular proprietary software was compiled in to an infographic by We've contributed by making a text list of the infographic. Now it's your turn-- tell us what FOSS alternatives you recommend in each category and we'll add them to this master list.



Google Maps


Google Play





Encyclopedia Britannica

Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac

Internet Explorer

Microsoft Office

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign


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