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Livewire Alternatives for Linux

Livewire is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is KiCad, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Livewire and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Livewire are Fritzing, QUCS, LibrePCB and Autodesk EAGLE.

Livewire alternatives are mainly Circuit Simulators but may also be Electronic Design Automation Tools or CAD Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Livewire.
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  1. KiCad icon

    KiCad

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    55 alternatives to KiCad 

    KiCad is an open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA) - designing schematics of electronic circuits and printed circuit boards (PCB). KiCad is developed by Jean-Pierre Charras. And features an integrated environment between schematic capture, bill of...

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    Fritzing

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    52 alternatives to Fritzing 

    Fritzing is a very-very handy a tool, very complex but very simple to use, to design circuits, as well as so called "layouts", be it PCB or stripboard or breadboard.

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    QUCS

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    39 alternatives to QUCS 

    The Quite Universal Circuit Simulator (QUCS) is an integrated circuit simulator allowing the simulation and graphical presentation of results of large-signal, small-signal and noise behavior in circuits.

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    LibrePCB

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    49 alternatives to LibrePCB 

    LibrePCB is a free EDA software to develop printed circuit boards. It’s currently under heavy development to bring out first stable releases as soon as possible.

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    Autodesk EAGLE

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    42 alternatives to Autodesk EAGLE 

    Autodesk EAGLE is an electronic design automation (EDA) software. Enabling printed circuit board (PCB) designers to seamlessly connect schematic diagrams, component placement, PCB routing, and comprehensive library content.

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    EasyEDA

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    50 alternatives to EasyEDA 

    EasyEDA - Web-based and desktop EDA suite; runs in browser, Windows, Mac, or Linux. Schematic capture, Ngspice based simulation, PCB layout, custom PCB manufacturing, for electronic engineers, educators, students and hobbyists.

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  7. Circuit Simulator (CircuitJS1) icon

    Circuit Simulator (CircuitJS1)

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    33 alternatives to Circuit Simulator (CircuitJS1) 

    This electronic circuit simulator is highly interactive giving the feeling of playing with real components. It's very helpful for experimentation and visualization. It's a desktop version of the Circuit JS.

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    1.  PortableCircuit Simulator (CircuitJS1) can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    gEDA Project

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    54 alternatives to gEDA Project 

    The gEDA project has produced and continues working on a full GPL'd suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production.

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    Oregano

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    35 alternatives to Oregano 

    oregano - An electrical engineering tool for GNOME

    oregano is an application for schematic capture and simulation of electronic circuits. The actual simulation is performed by Berkeley Spice, or GNUcap or the new generation ngspice which is required for simulation, but not neces.

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    Discontinued

    The last version is from December 2015.

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    Ngspice

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    38 alternatives to Ngspice 

    Ngspice is a mixed-level/mixed-signal circuit simulator. Its code is based on three open source software packages: Spice3f5, Cider1b1 and Xspice. Ngspice is part of gEDA project, a full GPL'd suite of Electronic Design Automation tools.

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    ngspice on KDE (Linux) with gschem in background
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