Top 15 Open source alternative to Microsoft products

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Microsoft is monopoly in the commercial software. Here are 15 best alternatives to most popular and widely used Microsoft products.

Operating System Windows Ubuntu
Email Server Exchange Server Zimbra
Email Client Outlook Thunderbird
Browser Internet Explorer Firefox / Chrome
Directory Service / Identity Management Active Directory Open LDAP
Database SQL Server MySQL
Enterprise Search Fast Solr
Office Suite MS Office Open office / LibreOffice
Source code Management Visual source safe / Team foundation Git / Subversion
Web browser IIS Apache
Integrated Development Environment Visual studio Eclipse / Netbeans
Mobile OS Windows Mobile Android
Media player Windows Media Player VLC Media player / Zinf
UML and Network diagram tools Visio Dia / Star UML
Enterprise Content Management System Sharepoint Alfresco / Liferay

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