This post is useful for newbie in Ubuntu, it will help to find the alternative open source software for corresponding windows software .


S.NO Category Windows Ubuntu
1.       Music Player Window media player Rhthymbox, Banshee
2.       Video Player VLC, Window media player VLC,Totem
3.       Chat Messenger Gtalk, Facebook messenger Empathy,pidgin
4.       Text Editor NotePad Gedit
5.       Office MS Office Libreoffice
6.       PDF Reader Adobe Document Viewer
7.       Photo Viewer Windows picture and fax viewer Shotwell
8.       Photo Editor Ms-paint /Photoshop GIMP/inkscape
9.       Browser IE, Mozilla, Chrome Mozilla ,Chrome
10.     Moviemaker Windows Movie Maker OpenShot video editor
11.     Email Client Microsoft Outlook Thunderbird
12.     Winrar Winrar Archive manager
13.     Gadgets Google Desktop, gadgets Screenlet
14.     Skype Skype Skype
15.     Editor Notepad ++ / edit ++ bluefish , Sublime,gedit
16. Programming IDE eclipse , netbeans eclipse , netbeans

If you want to know more categories or want to add more category . Please drop me a suggestion into comment box.