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This list of Best Free Software for Linux now includes 155 apps in various categories. Among a plethora of freeware products, we have selected some gems in each category and added them to the list with clear and brief descriptions of each app.

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"... SoftEther VPN is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software ...":https://www.softether.org/" Hyperboria ... a peer-to-peer IPv6 network with automatic end-to-end encryption, distributed IP address allocation, and DHT-based Source Routing ...":
"... transfer.sh - easy file sharing from the command line ...": https://transfer.sh/

"... The Pandoran War is a 2D mission-based space shooter ...":
http://battleforthesolarsystem.com/games/pw/

Microsoft have joined the Linux Foundation which is a commitment that Linux needed. So we should see more Windows software running on Linux.

Microsoft Visual Studio and Xamarin (for cross-platform development) are both free. Microsoft used Xamarin to develop a Visual Studio version for Apple macOS. This will eventually lead to a lot more free cross-platform software in this category.

I like this headline: Hell freezes over as Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

 

Gmvault - Gmail Backup:

http://gmvault.org/

 

"... ZMap is an open-source network scanner that enables researchers to easily perform Internet-wide network studies. With a single machine and a well provisioned network uplink, ZMap is capable of performing a complete scan of the IPv4 address space in under 5 minutes, approaching the theoretical limit of ten gigabit Ethernet ...":
https://zmap.io/

Regards is a modern photo viewer:
http://jfiguinha.pagesperso-orange.fr/

"... ANGRYsearch ... Linux file search, instant results as you type ...":

https://github.com/DoTheEvo/ANGRYsearch

"... FileZilla Secure is a free FTP client that has all the features of the original FileZilla plus it encrypts your FTP passwords to help protect from hackers stealing them ...":

http://www.filezillasecure.com/

 

"... git-secret is a bash tool to store your private data inside a git repo ...":

https://sobolevn.github.io/git-secret/

 

"... LosslessCut - simple, cross platform video editor for lossless trimming/cutting of videos ...":
https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut

 

"... Gopass is a Chrome & Firefox extension for pass, a UNIX based password manager ...":

https://github.com/dannyvankooten/chrome-gopass

Unfortunately FileZilla Secure is "under development" for Linux. The question I have is, is the original FileZilla in Linux susceptible to hacking?

"... Praxis LIVE - hybrid visual IDE for creative coding ...":
http://www.praxislive.org/

Moeditor:

https://moeditor.org/

 

"... Writefull is a light-weight app that provides feedback on your writing by checking your text against databases of correct language ...":
http://writefullapp.com/

 

"... Rambox ... free, Open Source and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one ...":

http://rambox.pro/

"... PVS-Studio performs static code analysis and generates a report that helps a programmer find and fix bugs. PVS-Studio performs a wide range of code checks, it is also useful to search for misprints and Copy-Paste errors ...":
http://www.viva64.com/en/b/0441/

 

"... Fresh is a visual assembly language IDE with built-in FASM assembler ...":
https://fresh.flatassembler.net/

"... Cappsule is a new kind of hypervisor ... Its goal is to virtualize any software on the fly (e.g. web browser, office suite, media player) into lightweight VMs called cappsules ... Applications don’t need to be repackaged, and their usage remain the same for the end user: it’s completely transparent. Moreover, the OS doesn’t need to be reinstalled nor modified ..." (still in beta):
https://cappsule.github.io/

Wunderlistux - an electron wrapper for Wunderlist:

https://github.com/edipox/wunderlistux

"... SunVox is a small, fast and powerful modular synthesizer with pattern-based sequencer (tracker). It is a tool for those people who like to compose music wherever they are, whenever they wish ...":
http://www.warmplace.ru/soft/sunvox/

"... Yout Player is the new way to watch playlists from YouTube on Desktop. No YouTube ads, simple to use, floating window ...":
https://youtplayer.github.io/

"... Navigate narrow tunnels and bring back the energy core hidden on each of the enemy planets filled with biomechanical weirdness. Gravitus Minus is based on the classic gravity-based shooters from the 1980s and early 90s, such as Thrust, Solar Jetman and Gravitar ...":

https://kometbomb.itch.io/gravitus-minus

 

"... Utopia Documents brings a fresh new perspective to reading the scientific literature, combining the convenience and reliability of the PDF with the flexibility and power of the web ...":
http://utopiadocs.com/

"... Cypht is like a news reader, but for E-mail ...":
https://cypht.org/

 

Typora - a minimalistic Markdown editor:
http://www.typora.io/

"... Spacemacs is a new way to experience Emacs - a sophisticated and polished set-up focused on ergonomics, mnemonics and consistency ...":
http://spacemacs.org/

 

lf is a terminal file manager written in Go:

https://github.com/gokcehan/lf

 

"... (Un)colored - next generation desktop rich content editor that saves documents with themes ...":
https://n457.github.io/Uncolored/

"... Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to renderer devices (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console or mobile phone) on your connected home network ...":
http://serviio.org/

 

"... Pharo is a pure object-oriented programming language and a powerful environment, focused on simplicity and immediate feedback (think IDE and OS rolled into one) ...":
http://pharo.org/

PencilSheep - free professional image editor:
http://pencilsheep.com/

"... Harmony player - music player with sleek interface & cloud compatibility ..."
http://getharmony.xyz/

"... FIM is a lightweight universal image viewer ...":

http://www.nongnu.org/fbi-improved/

"... Fruits Of A Feather - Fly around an island collecting fruit in this relaxing, dream-like exploration game ...":

https://samuraipunk.itch.io/fruits-of-a-feather

Eme - Elegant Markdown Editor:

https://github.com/egoist/eme

Sonic Pi - the live coding music synth for everyone:
http://sonic-pi.net/

 

"... fmedia is a fast asynchronous media player/recorder/converter ...":
http://fmedia.firmdev.com/

 

"... myLG is software utility which combines the functions of the different network probes in one network diagnostic tool ...":

https://github.com/mehrdadrad/mylg

"... Duplicacy backs up your files to many cloud storages with client-side encryption and the highest level of deduplication ...":
https://duplicacy.com/

"... Museeks - a free, lightweight and cross-platform music player ...":
http://museeks.io/

 

"... Liri - open-source, cross-platform and material-design web browser ...":
http://liriproject.me/browser/#discover

 

"... restic is a backup program that is fast, efficient and secure ...":

https://github.com/restic/restic

https://restic.github.io/

 

Asciidoc FX is a book/document editor to build PDF, Epub, Mobi and HTML books, documents and slides:
http://www.asciidocfx.com/

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