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This list of Best Free Software for Linux now includes 151 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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"... Hastyscribe - a simple, self-contained, command-line program able to convert markdown files into self-contained HTML pages, automatically embedding all the needed fonts, stylesheets and images ...": https://h3rald.com/hastyscribe/
"... Conkeror is a keyboard-oriented, highly-customizable, highly-extensible web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner, written mainly in JavaScript, and inspired by exceptional software such as Emacs and vi. Conkeror features a sophisticated keyboard system, allowing users to run commands and interact with content in powerful and novel ways. It is self-documenting, featuring a powerful interactive help system ...": http://conkeror.org/ Nimrod is a statically typed, imperative programming language that tries to give the programmer ultimate power without compromises on runtime efficiency: http://nimrod-lang.org/ http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Programming/Compilers/Nimrod-40679.shtml

Comix cannot possibly be best comic book reader as its development stopped years ago. MComix for example is a fork with several fixes implemented. But the best one is ACBF Viewer.
Project: https://launchpad.net/acbf
Wiki: http://acbf.wikia.com/
Screenshots: https://plus.google.com/photos/110989843476988874482/albums/569203509770...

SmokePing keeps track of your network latency: - Best of breed latency visualisation. - Interactive graph explorer. - Wide range of latency measurment plugins. - Master/Slave System for distributed measurement. - Highly configurable alerting system. - Live Latency Charts with the most 'interesting' graphs. - Free and OpenSource Software written in Perl written by Tobi Oetiker, the creator of MRTG and RRDtool: http://oss.oetiker.ch/smokeping/
Bithammer: Features: - Listens for BitTorrent clients on the network - Adds their IPs and MACs to a ban list - Bans them from the network for as long as the program is running: https://github.com/MichaelJCole/bithammer
Edit - a relaxing mix of Vi & Acme: http://c9x.me/edit/
transfer.sh - Command-line file sharing: https://transfer.sh/
git-sh - a customized bash shell suitable for git work: https://github.com/rtomayko/git-sh
"... Are you looking for a command that you used recently? Do you want to avoid the need to write long commands over and over again despite you used them recently? Are you looking for a tool that is able to manage your favorite commands? HSTR is a command line utility that brings improved BASH command completion from the history. It aims to make completion easier and more efficient than Ctrl-r ...": https://github.com/dvorka/hstr
"... OpenAxiom is an open source platform for symbolic, algebraic, and numerical computations. It offers an interactive environment, an expressive programming language, a compiler, a large set of mathematical libraries of interest to researchers and practitioners of computational sciences. OpenAxiom strives to support ubiquitous, advanced, high quality open source computer algebra on major operating systems, in particular major Unix variants, GNU/Linux variants, Windows, and handheld devices. It aims at being the open source computer algebra system of choice for research, teaching, engineering, etc. ...": http://www.open-axiom.org/
The Lazarus IDE is a stable and feature rich visual programming environment for the FreePascal Compiler. It supports the creation of self-standing graphical and console applications and runs on Linux, FreeBSD, MacOSX and Windows: http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/ Python - programming language: https://www.python.org/
"... TreePad Lite for Linux is a freeware personal information manager designed specifically to run on Linux (PC and Raspberry Pi). It supports Unicode, is fully portable, and does not need to be installed ...": http://www.treepad.com/linux/treepadlite/
"... Turbobird is a Firebird Administration tool. It enables you to create new Firebird databases, create/modify tables, procedures, views, triggers, generators, roles, UDFs, Domains, and much more. Turbo Bird application is very easy to install and to use ...": http://code-sd.com/products/turbobird/ https://github.com/motaz/turbobird
dmMediaConverter is a crossplatform FFmpeg frontend (GUI) exposing some of its features. It is intended to be simple and easy to use but also to be able to achieve complex tasks: http://dmsimpleapps.blogspot.ro/2014/04/dmmediaconverter.html

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Firejail is a SUID security sandbox program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using Linux namespaces. It allows a process and all its descendants to have their own private view of the globally shared kernel resources, such as the network stack, process table, mount table: http://l3net.wordpress.com/projects/firejail/
Logstalgia is a website traffic visualization that replays or streams web-server access logs as a pong-like battle between the web server and an never ending torrent of requests: https://code.google.com/p/logstalgia/
uselessd is a project to reduce systemd to a base initd, process supervisor and transactional dependency system, while minimizing intrusiveness and isolationism. Basically, it’s systemd with the superfluous stuff cut out, a (relatively) coherent idea of what it wants to be, support for non-glibc platforms and an approach that aims to minimize complicated design: http://uselessd.darknedgy.net/
Observium is an autodiscovering network monitoring platform supporting a wide range of hardware platforms and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, Juniper, Dell, FreeBSD, Brocade, Netscaler, NetApp and many more. Observium seeks to provide a powerful yet simple and intuitive interface to the health and status of your network: http://www.observium.org/ Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for monitoring availability and performance of IT infrastructure components: http://www.zabbix.com/product.php Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work: http://munin-monitoring.org/ Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices: http://www.cacti.net/ Icinga - user-focused monitoring: https://www.icinga.org/
"... Atraci is an application for Windows, Mac and Linux that lets you listen instantly to more than 60 million songs ...": http://atraci.github.io/Atraci-website/
pianobar is a free/open-source, console-based client for the personalized online radio Pandora: http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/
Shorewall firewall: http://www.shorewall.net/ Vuurmuur is a powerful firewall manager for Linux/iptables. Vuurmuur supports traffic shaping and live monitoring. It has an easy to learn configuration that allows both simple and complex configurations, and can be fully configured through the Ncurses GUI: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vuurmuur/
Angry IP Scanner (or simply ipscan) is an open-source and cross-platform network scanner designed to be fast and simple to use: http://angryip.org/ Snorby is a ruby on rails web application for network security monitoring that interfaces with current popular intrusion detection systems (Snort, Suricata and Sagan): https://snorby.org/ https://github.com/snorby/snorby
PredictionIO is an open source machine learning server for software developers to create predictive features, such as personalization, recommendation and content discovery: http://prediction.io/
SafeKeep is a centralized and easy to use backup application that combines the best features of a mirror and an incremental backup. It sets up the appropriate environment for compatible backup packages and simplifies the process of running them: http://safekeep.sourceforge.net/
Puppet, an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems, performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification: https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet pinkerton is a standalone tool for working with Docker images: https://github.com/flynn/flynn/tree/master/pinkerton Mustache is a logic-less templating system for HTML, config files, anything: http://mustache.github.io/mustache.1.html Chaos Monkey: https://github.com/Netflix/SimianArmy/wiki/Chaos-Monkey
Pale Moon for Linux: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/ Double Commander: http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/doublecmd/ X File Explorer (Xfe) is an MS-Explorer like file manager for X. It is based on the popular, but discontinued, X Win Commander, which was developed by Maxim Baranov: http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/xfe/ tmux is a terminal multiplexer, it enables a number of terminals (or windows) to be accessed and controlled from a single terminal: http://sourceforge.net/projects/tmux/

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