Important!

This is just an index to help people find things. It doesn't include reviews, any suggestion of approval and/or suitability or anything like that - keep this in mind!

Also, this index only covers applications running 'Native' under Linux - not those under the * iBCS2 (SCO et al) emulation, the *DOS or the *WINE emulator.
Of course, this page doesn't list free software either and you are well advised to look through the freebies first. In some areas you get some pleasant suprises! A very complete list of *scientific software is maintained by hjjou@kachinatech.com.

You may also like to visit the * WGS Linux Shopping Mall.

Updated 29/11/96
Alan.Cox@linux.org


Accounting

*AcctOnIt
The popular PC accounting package now available for Linux
info@wgs.com
*C/Books
Nine integrated accounting modules built on C/Base.
info@conetic.com
*Compuwork Insurance Agency Software
Vertical market Insurance Agency Software
leon@compuwork.com
*Regulus
Account management for internet providers
jmp@safe.ca

Alternative X Servers

*Accelerated X
High performance X server (> 1,000,000 X stones with a Matrox Millenium)
msmith@xinside.com
*Metrolink Metro-X
X servers, X applications, Motif for just about every PC Unix
sales@metrolink.com

Diskless Boot ROM's

BootROM
Diskless boot rom for Linux
bootrom@datawire.com

Backup Tools

*BRU
Sophisticated multiplatform backup tool.
lj-info@estinc.com
CTAR and CTAR:NET
Menu driven network aware graphical archiving tool. Tar compatible.
sales@unitrends.com

Business Suites

*Applix
Applix for Linux. Word processing, spreadsheets, presentation groupware more
info@redhat.com
*Cliq
Modular word processor, calculator, e-mail, database etc
quad@quadratron.co.uk
*GoldMedal
Inexpensive Unix office groupware and email.
*TEAMate
High powered groupware environment.
query@mmb.com
*SmartWare PLUS
Relational Database, Report Generator, Spreadsheet, Word Processor, Application Developer
saf@angossuk.mhs.compuserve.com

CAD Tools

SISCAD/P
2D CAD systems with parametric, constraint and feature based modelling.
support@sis.staedtler.de
Vanilla VHDL
An IEEE 1076(1987) standard VHDL analysis and simulation system
vanilla@emeraldis.com
*VARKON
VARKON - High level CAD and Product modelling tool
info@microform.se

Communications

Beeperware 1.3
Alpha-Numeric pager and mail interfaces.
jcbryant@jax.jaxnet.com
*EasyFAX
High functionality Faxing software gaz@unisrc.com
*IshMail
Multimedia Internet Mail Tool
info@ishmail.com
PGP
Viacrypt Commercial PGP for Linux (only relevant to the USA).
sales@ssc.com
*SPATCH
Alphanumeric paging software with WWW interface.
spatch@cy.com
*Synchronize
Corporate Scheduling/Task Management Tool
info@crosswind.com
*TeamWave
Internet Groupware Tool.
info@teamwave.com
*UMT
Mail reading tool.
umt@topaz.kiev.ua
Z-Mail
Graphical X windows Email system from NCD
info@caldera.com

Data Analysis

*Clustor
Distributed computation tool across clusters of Linux Boxes
info@activetools.com
*daVinci
Graph Visualisation Tool (free for non commercial use)
daVinci@Informatik.Uni-Bremen.DE
*Knowledge Seeker
Data analysis and prediction system
saf@angossuk.mhs.compuserve.com
*MARC/Designer
High powered linear finite element tools and photorealistic visualiser
support@marc.com
*PV-Wave
Visual data anaylsis and exploration tools
marketing@houston.vni.com

Databases

*Adabas-D
Software-AG's large scale RDBMS.
info@sagus.com
BTree/ISAM
C database file management library including source.
info@softfocus.com
*C/Base
Conetic 4GL database application development system.
info@conetic.com
*CQL++
CQL++ Database management system including C++ source
machinei@cerfnet.com
*C-Tree Plus
Multiplatform client server database with ODBC
faircom@faircom.com
Database Illustrator
Entity Diagramming Tool.
dbi@ontko.com
*DBIX
An ODBC/SQL database engine with web support.
info@vbix.com
*D-ISAM
Upcompatible Informix C-ISAM library for DOS/Linux with source.
sales@bytedesigns.com
*Empress
Personal and multi-user database. Embedded SQL, language interfaces,
4GL tools, interface builder, ODBC.
sales@empress.com
*Flagship
Clipper compatible database for Linux. Allows clipper programs to run on Linux.
ESQLFLEX, INFOFLEX, ACCOUNTFLEX
Informix style SQL database and C interface which can be used to replace the Informix ESQL/C libraries. 100% compatible with Informix-SE. AccountFlex provides modules for purchasing, accounts payable, general ledger etc.
Infoflex Incorporated, +1 415 697 6045
Just Logic SQL
Multiuser SQL Server.
"71563,3370"@compuserve.com
*KE-Texpress
Client server database with ODBC and WWW interfaces.
info@kesoftware.com
*LDBF
Client/Server database using FOXPRO compatible dbf files and xBase operations.
vlad@ktts.kharkov.ua
POET
Object oriented database for a wide variety of systems.
info@poet.com
*/RDB
Relational database with unix shell script integration.
rdb@rsw.com
*Recital
Relational DBMS and 4GE with development tools.
info@recital.com
*SS-File
Flat file database manager for applications where a large RDBMS is not justified
keithr@primenet.com
*SOLID Server
High performance component based RDBMS.
info@solidtech.com
SQL Server
ANSI SQL server for Linux, C API, C++ SQL classes.
vallieres.luc@uqam.ca
VBASE
Multiplatform SQL database with ODBC interfaces available and interfaces to VBIX(visual basic on UNIX).
+1 408 378 9935 (fax)

Desktop Environments

*CDE for Linux
Common Desktop Environment for Linux
sales@wgs.com
*CDE for Linux
Common Desktop Environment for Linux
sales@xinside.com
*Freedom Desktop
Windows style desktop/program manager/file manager.
support@freedom.lm.com
*Looking Glass (aka Caldera Network Desktop)
Proven X windows desktop.
info@caldera.com
*Unix Cockpit
Multiwindow X11 file manager
henrik@unix11.com

Development Tools

*ACUCOBOL-85
Complete COBOL environment, with source code debuggers.
info@acucobol.com
*BETA
*Mjølner BETA object oriented programming system.
sales@mjolner.dk
BGI Graphical Toolkit
An implementation of Borland BGI with integrated mouse/SVGA drivers.
g_and_y@golem.com
*Comeau C++ 4.0
Major C++ feature upgrade including enhanced templates, exception handling, sales@comeaucomputing.com
*Crynwr Software
Custom Linux network driver development and support from the people who produced the DOS packet driver collection.
nelson@crynwr.com
*DIOSS
Distributed Interface Object System Server. X/Motif development tool
dioss@in-tech.com
*Dynace
Dynace Object Oriented Extension To C
dynace-info@edge.net
*Eiffel
ISE Eiffel 3 libraries, GUI tools, incremental Eiffel compilers, integrated workbench.
info@eiffel.com
H2H
HTML to help tool system including RTF, HTML and graphics, searching etc.
info@vital.com
*Insure++
Runtime debugging system for C and C++, track memory leaks, corruption etc..
info@parasoft.com
*INT EditTable and ChartObject Library
Flexible tool and table editing/layout facilities for X windows.
mcbridge@int.com
*J
An APL derivative language.
info@jsoftware.com
*MATLAB
MATLIB for Linux. Mathematical function libraries for scientific C++ code.
info@mathworks.com
Miranda
The Miranda programming system.
mira-request@ukc.ac.uk
*MKS Code Integrity
C language code integrity tool
sales@mks.com
*NAG Fortran 90
Full fortran 90 environment and libraries including HPF.
infodesk@nag.co.uk // infodesk@nag.com
*NAS Fortran 90 and HPF
Linux Fortran 90, and Fortran 90 for clustered Linux boxes using PVM.
infodesk@nag.co.uk // infodesk@nag.com
*ObjectManual
C++ to HTML, MIF and Java document generator
info@obsoft.com
*OFRONT
Oberon-2 to C translator. Full language support.
jt@swe.uni-linz.ac.at
Objective C
Stepstone based objective C for Linux.
Kenneth.Lerman@lerman.nai.net
*Poplog 15.0
Multilanguage programming environment (includes POP11, Prolog, CLISP, SML compilers)
robd@isl.co.uk
*PowerRPC
High level ONC RPC Development tools.
download@netbula.com
*PRL-PROGRLANG
Reusable programming libraries.
oa@iah.com
QuickPort
Commercla software porting service from Windows to Linux/Unix
jalvarez@uno.com
*SDL
Highly portable standard drawing library suitable for small ROM based applications.
info@rastergr.com
Scientific Instrumentation Libraries
Libraries and drivers for Silicon Video MUX, DSP and other devices.
renegade@srv.net
*SchemaCode
Schema based development tool.
lefebvre@rgl.polymtl.ca
*Snapix
Interface and application generator for Motif.
snapix@adnt.fr
* TGDB
Shareware graphical debugger front end for GDB from HighTec EDV-Systeme GmbH.
*TWIN XPDK
Willows windows to unix cross platform environment. provides win3.1 and more.
info@willows.com
TowerEiffel
Eiffel 3 compiler, tools and reusable components.
info@twr.com
*S/Rexx
A version of the IBM originated Rexx scripting/integration language.
sedit@treehouse.com
*VBIX
Visual Basic (tm) compatible runtime engine for Linux.
dhsi@netcom.com
*View Designer/X
Object oriented Motif application designer and code generator.
info@unifix.de
WM_CURSES
MS-Windows API library for Curses.
info@uno.com
WM_MOTIF
MS-Windows API library for Motif
info@uno.com
*XBasic
32bit basic compiler and GUI development tools
xbasic@basmark.com
*XDS
Multiplatform Modula-2/Oberon-2 development system generating x86 or C
xds@iis.nsk.su
*XRT Widget Set
Object oriented Motif look and feel widget set.
info@klg.com

Editors/Word Processing

*American Heritage Dictionary/Roget's Thesarus
200,000 world online dictionary with GUI tools and a 500,000 word thesarus.
rob@dux.com
*Arpus/CE
Multiplatform X windows editing tool modelled on Apollo DM. Linux version is free.
kmartin@etginc.com
*CRISP
X windows graphical programmers editor 100% compatible with BRIEF(r). Colourised editing and other features.
info@vital.com
*Opera
Structured Doument editor for X windows.
linux-thot@imag.fr
*Scriptum
Graphical editor with class browsers, RCS, file locking etc.
scriptum-info@isoft.com.ar
*SchemaCode
Integrated development tools include dataflow->programming language support.
schema@rgl.polymtl.ca
*S-Edit
IBM Xedit style X windows and character mode editor.
sedit@shell.portal.com
*SlickEdit(R)
SlickEdit (character based) is a customizable programmers' editor with Brief, Emacs, and VI emulations.
sales@slickedit.com
*Visual SlickEdit(R)
Visual SlickEdit (GUI) customizable editor. Visual SlickEdit has CUA, Brief, Emacs, and vi emulations.
sales@slickedit.com
*Word Perfect 6 for Linux
Wordperfect for Linux from Caldera.
sales@caldera.com
*XClamation
Desktop publishing for Linux/X.
contact@axene.com

Electronic Design

*Veriwell
Verilog simulator
support@wellspring.com

Emulators

*Emulus
Motif based 3270 terminal emulator including many of the 3270 extensions.
saspjh@unx.sas.com
*Executor
ARDI's macintosh emulator for PC's
questions@ardi.com
*WABI
Emulator that runs Windows programs under Linux and XWindows.
info@caldera.com

Fan Items

*Fan Items
Linux T shirts, mouse mats, coasters and more.
jfawcett@pced.com
*MKLinux T Shirts
PowerMAC Linux T shirts featuring the Apple "penguin on mac" logo.
info@ptf.com

Financial Management

*BB Tool
Stock and portfolio management system.
ctor@shell.portal.com

Graphics and Visualisation

* CorelDraw 3.5
The world famous CorelDraw graphics package for Linux.
info@caldera.com
GENPLOT
Data analysis and graphics plotting.
73544.3552@compuserve.com
Ghostscript
Aladdin Enterprises commercial Ghostscript (postscript interpreter) licensing support and upgrades.
ghost@aladdin.com
*IDL
Embeddable high powered graphics and image processing tools
info@rsinc.com
*Linux For Astronomy
Everything astronomical for Linux (AIPS, ASSIST, glish, IRAF, SOAtng etc)
rfactory@earthlink.net
*Megahedron
3D visualisation, modelling and photorealistic renderer.
syndesis@threedee.com
*PowerGraph
High power graphing tool.
graph@powerroar.com
*QPlot
C library for doing colour plots.
pip@shore.net
*XVScan
HP Scanjet interface direct into the XV image manipulation tool.
xvscan@tummy.com

GUI Development Tools

OpenGL
*Evans & Sutherland's port of Silicon Graphics GL development environment.
Open Inventor to follow.
wstout@es.com
OpenGL
*Metro OpenGL
Optimised OpenGL, OpenGL server support to follow.
holly@metrolink.com
*OpenGL
XInside OpenGL
mailserver@xinside.com
Motif
SWiM 1.2.3 Motif Runtime & Development.
info@seq.com
[See also Distributors of Linux]
*Qt
An object-oriented framework for developing GUI applications.
info@troll.no
W
DOS/Linux windowing libraries with source.
sales@byted.com

Integration

ABW
4GL integrated accounting, manufacturing and distribution information system.
sales@abw.com
*Metacard
Award wining GUI hypermedia environment for Unix.
raney@metacard.com
Metropolis
Document management, PIM, and terminal controllers.
*MuUSE/MenuAgent
Build graphical integration front ends to any unix application.
gfaison@state.va.us

Job Control/Management

*SuperScheduler & SuperSpooler
Job scheduling and management via event-based scheduling, with networked machine load balancing.
Batch job queue management.
steve.mcdermott@supersolution.com

Mathematics

AutoLev
A symbolic manipulator for dynamics. In the spirit of mathematica and Matlab. Also AlPlot a preprocessor for GnuPlot.
autolev@aol.com, mark "attention Paul Mitiguy"
*Maple
Waterloo Software Maple V for Linux.
info@maplesoft.on.ca
*Matcom
Matlab to C++ convertor
info@mathtools.com
*Mathematica
Symbolic mathematical package.
info@wri.com
*MATLAB
MATLAB for Linux. This package needs ELF
info@mathworks.com

Music Composition

Amadeus
Large X based professional music notation and printing system with MIDI input.
m8770@abc.se
*Ceres SoundStudio
Multi-track recorder, mixer and effect module.

Multimedia & Videoconferencing

*Remote System Technologies Ltd.
Multimedia Communication Server, RemoteVideo/X, Real-Time Video Communications, CommonSketch, Shared whiteboard and interactive graphics tool.

Security Products

*Mazama Software Labs, Inc.
Advanced Internet Security Software which runs on the Linux OS.
*The Mazama Packet Filter firewall.

Shells

ksh93
POSIX/ISO compliant Korn shell.
75260.1662@compuserve.com

Spreadsheets

*Xess/XessLite
Powerful spreadsheet with matrix, fourier transform, linear regression etc.
info@ais.com
*WingZ
WingZ 1.4 for Linux (released shareware)
linux-registration@www.wingz.com
*XQuad
Spreadsheet for Linux/X
contact@axene.com

Linux Training

*Linux Installation And Beyond
A two and a half hour instructional video.
info@yggdrasil.com
Unix Auto-Tutor
Automatic unix self teaching tutor for Linux and book.
info@sunni.com

World Wide Web And Internet Tools

*AEX Discussion Server
Groupware discussion system using WWW technology.
aex@pennant.com
*AOL Server
AOLserver 2.1 threaded web server for Linux
jimbo@sb.aol.com
*ASWedit
HTML3 text editor for X/Motif driving Netscape and Mosaic for previews.
*CandleWeb
Interactive animation design and client tools for Web pages
gunnar@candleweb.no
*CyberPlus
Secure web server
stimpson@panix.com
*DNews
NNTP based newsserver with smart caching/fetching and other features.
netwin@netwinsite.com
*FrontPage
Microsoft FrontPage web server extensions.
kellyhar@microsoft.com
*Linkscan
Check and scan links on a site. Generate site maps.
info@elsop.com
*M-Tech
M-Tech develops secure distributed database applications based on Linux
sales@m-tech.ab.ca
*Magma Chat Server
Web server optimised for continuous stream real time data.
info@magmacom.com
*NetCharge
Electronic Commerce system.
mark@bugless.com
*NewsWire
A mini WWW browser that presents information as a ticker tape.
xllamas@cdm.com.mx
*RealAudio Client
Compressed audio feeds over the internet.
info@realaudio.com
*Sioux
Non US commercial SSL web server with full 128bit encryption.
marks@thawte.com
*Spry/Compuserve WWW Server
Secure Web server with S-HTTP support.
info@spry.com
*StreamWorks
Multimedia video/audio on-demand servers and clients (client is free).
info@xingtech.com
*Stronghold
Commercial Apache web server with full 128bit SSL support.
mark@ukweb.com
*Sybernet
Sybase driven web serving system via Apache.
rjordan@unix.sri.com
*Virtuflex
Template driven web site creation system.
koff@virtuflex.com
*VWBot
Web traversing robot kit.
robots@vancover-webpages.com
*Web+
Multiplatform web/database integration tool
Info@TalentSoft.Com
*WebComber
Personal web scanning and index building agent.
aaron@aware.com
*WebKit
Flagship application and development environment for Web and databases.
info@wgs.com
*Web Server CD-ROM
Linux and other OS tools for web page building, CGI etc.
sales@justcomp.com
*WebSite
Interactive visitor tracking and site tailoring.
info@webthreads.com
*WebTune
Logfile analysis tool including page to page flows.
ross@rocksoft.com
*Zeus
High performance threaded web server.
info@zeus.co.uk

Distributors Of Linux

UK Resellers & Pre Installed Linux Systems
*Annex
Preinstalled Linux/RedHat Alpha machines.
*Byte Electronic Services
Caldera, RedHat and more.
*CymruNET Ltd
Cyclades Serial Cards, Preconfigured Red Hat based web servers.
*LaserMoon
Linux-FT posix.1 compliant release.
info@lasermoon.co.uk
*Nisys
Preinstalled Linux systems
sales@nisys.demon.co.uk
*Takelap Systems
Red Hat Linux, Consultancy
info@takelap.com

World Wide Linux Sellers
*ADRAS Computing
Slackware 3.0 + Extras for $5
adras@crl.com
*Caldera
Caldera Desktop (Linux/Wordperfect/NexS/ZMail and more). Aimed at commercial users.
*Craftwork Solutions
Craftworks Linux, Linux Solutions Provider. Intel & Digital Alpha Linux.
mauro@craftwork.com
*iConnect
Debian GNU/Linux, directly from the home of the Debian Master Servers.
sales@i-Connect.Net
*Infomagic
Several CD-ROM distributions.
info@infomagic.com
*Lunetix/Softair
Linux distributions, software and support.
*Linux Anwenderhandbuch.
linux@lunetix.de
*Nascent Technology
CD-ROM Linux distribution, OSF Motif 1.2.3 sellers.
*Pacific HiTech
Linux ready to run and developer CD-ROMs.
Red Hat Software
CD-ROM Linux distributions, support, Motif, commercial applications.
redhat@redhat.com
*Signum Support
Linux distributors, support and custom projects in the nordic countries.
info@signum.se
*S.u.S.E.
Dual German language CD-ROM distribution including five distributions.
OSF Motif 1.2.3 sellers.
Documentation and Books - especially the German language ones.
Trans-Ameritech
CD-ROM Linux distribution.
order@trans-am.com
*Walnut Creek
Official Slackware Linux.
*WorkGroup Solutions
Linux distribution targetted at commercial users.
Commercial Linux support.
wgs@gcs.com
*Yggdrasil Plug And Play Linux
CD-ROM Linux distribution, Linux support, documentation and training.
info@yggdrasil.com

Preinstalled Linux Hardware

*Advanced System Lab
High performance Linux workstations.
info@aslab.com
*Cosmos Engineering
Linux preinstalled on a disk
cjc@earthlink.net
*DCG Inc
Linux ALPHA workstations
sjg@dcginc.com
*Kachina Technologies
Preconfigured Linux Servers
sales@kachinatech.com
*Linux Hardware Solutions
Intel and Alpha based Linux systems from laptops to high end servers.
sales@linux-hw.com
*NetActive
Preconfigured Linux systems with Caldera desktop
info@netactive.com
*Net Express
Preconfigured Linux based PC Systems
sales@netex.tdl.com
PromoX Systems
Preconfigured Linux and Unix workstations and software.
sales@promox.uucp.netcom.com
*SWT Technology
High end Linux workstations. Specialise in complete configurations including terminal servers for providing internet online services.
*Total Access
Linux based internet provider in a box.
bishop@totalaccess.net
*VA Research
Preconfigured Linux Servers
sales@varesearch.com