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Best Free Desktop and System for Linux
 
 

Best Free Cleanup and Tuning for Linux

BleachBitBleachBit , a system tool allows you to preview and delete unnecessary files to free up your valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove hidden junk. It deletes cache, cookies, Internet history, logs, temporary files, broken shortcuts, and wipes clean 70 applications and more.

 

GtkOrphan , an orphaned libraries remover to analyse the status of your installations, looks for orphaned libraries and adds package-removal capability. A GUI front-end to Deborphan for Debian systems.

 

Best Free Color Picker for Linux

gcolor2 , quick and easy to pick a color, supports HSV, RGB and HTML codes with an opacity slider, color grabber, allows for naming and saving picked colors. (Review)

 

Recoll , an open source program and a powerful tool allows you to search instantly most common document types, emails and their attachments after indexing your home directory by default. You can configure additional areas for indexing and install supporting packages to include file types that are not indexed natively by the tool as well.

 

Best Free Font Manager for Linux

FontmatrixFontmatrix is the largest and most complex application and runs on a wider range of platforms with more high-end features. Some of these features are not available in any of other programs.

You can activate fonts in tagged groups, view many sample texts in many languages, classify fonts using PANOSE, view and compare glyphs, find a font from a raster, extract fonts from PDF files, and test layouts in a free-form playground. (Review)

 

Font Manager allows you to easily manage fonts installed in your Linux system. You can preview and compare installed fonts, activate and de-activate installed fonts, install new fonts or remove existing fonts, group fonts into collections and export them to an archive for backup and sharing.

 

Best Free Grub Customizer for Linux

Grub Customizer , a graphical user interface to re-arrange, rename or hide boot menu entries, set a default operating system to boot on a multi-boot device, customize the appearance as well as adjust other settings of Grub (GRand Unified Bootloader).

 

Best Free Program Launcher for Linux

Launchy , a top product in the keyword search class, easy to understand, simple to configure, extend and use. It's open source and has a really small memory footprint. You can use it not only to launch applications, but also run your media player with a specific MP3 file, have your browser open on a specific bookmark and more. (Review)

 

GNOME Do , type and search the items on your computer or on the web and the program helps you perform the tasks directly and quickly with suggested actions to take. A large set of official and community plugins are available for making the program more powerful with even more task varieties.

 

Cairo-Dock , a pretty and light program allows you to launch your applications right away from the dock on your desktop, supporting useful features such as multi-docks, applets, themes and various settings to change the appearance and behavior of the program to your liking.

 

Best Free Screen Capture for Linux

ShutterShutter is like a swiss army knife for all screen capture tasks in Linux. It works better than Gnome-screenshot and KDE's KSnapshot.

You can use this program to capture desktop, window, child window and rectangular area, with many plugins for resize and special effects, delay capture, activate/deactivate window border and cursor, inbuilt drawing tools, linked to external editor and auto save. (Review)

 

Best Free Screen Session Recorder for Linux

recordMyDesktop , an easy-to-use and effective recorder to make screen recordings into free Ogg video format. It also offers the ability to record audio through ALSA mixer or other options. The frontend program gtk-recordMyDesktop and the ALSA mixer can be downloaded from some depositories including Ubuntu Software Center.

 

Best Free System Information Utility for Linux

I-Nex , similar to the application CPU-Z for Windows, gathers and displays information for hardware components on your system, including CPU, GPU, Motherboard, Audio, Drives, System, Linux Kernel, Memory, Network and USB devices plugged in. It also allows you to generate a report of the info and take a screenshot of the I-Nex window.

 

Best Free System Tools for Linux

PySDM , a Storage Device Manager allowing for full customization of hard disk mountpoints and creation of rules for dynamic configuration of storage devices. See also Auto Mount Drives at System Startup.

 

CCSM (CompizConfig Settings Manager) , a useful tool to configure the many plugins included in Compiz and Compiz Fusion for advanced desktop effects settings.

 

Best Free Wallpaper Changer for Linux

WallyWally , a good wallpaper changer allows for wallpaper positions to set to centered, tiled, center tiled, centered maxpert, tiled maxpert, scaled, center auto fit or scale and crop.

The program supports features such as time intervals, selecting images from local folders or online resources, displaying images' EXIF data in system tray tool-tip, saving downloaded photos and run-time folder change detection. (Review)

 

Variety is an open-source wallpaper changer packed with a variety of great features, such as automatically fetching wallpapers from your favorite folders or online sources, applying filters to the displayed wallpapers, matching wallpapers with color and size, showing random wise quotes and a configurable digital clock on the desktop. You can set Variety to change wallpaper on start or every fixed time interval.

 

DesktopNova , change your desktop wallpapers automatically based on a list of image files you've added, or even better, based on a list of folders and subfolders containing your favorite images. With this application, you can set wallpapers to change upon each login session or at every fixed time interval to your liking.

 

Webilder , rotate your wallpapers automatically from your collection at a time interval you set, and download new photos from Flickr or Webshots to your collection using tags or image type. Settings are available for different desktop environments such as GNOME3, GNOME, KDE and Xfce.

 

Best Free Windows API for Linux

Wine allows for running Windows applications on Linux and other operating systems, but without a copy of Windows. It's still under active development and not every program works yet.

 
 

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"... Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries. Flatpak is here to change all that ...":
http://flatpak.org

Higgins - yet another application launcher for Linux:
https://github.com/kokoko3k/higgins/

"... Vineyard is a collection of tools and libraries designed to make managing Windows programs on Linux easier ...": http://vineyardproject.org/ Orb launcher - run portable apps on Linux: https://www.orbital-apps.com/ "... buku is a powerful cmdline bookmark management utility ...": https://github.com/jarun/Buku "... googler is a power tool to Google (Web & News) and Google Site Search from the terminal ...": https://github.com/jarun/googler Translate Shell is a command-line translator: https://www.soimort.org/translate-shell/ "... wemux enhances tmux to make multi-user terminal multiplexing both easier and more powerful ...": https://github.com/zolrath/wemux "... Using AppImageKit you can package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, debian and derivatives ...": http://appimage.org/ https://github.com/probonopd/AppImageKit gyb - backup & restore Gmail: https://github.com/jay0lee/got-your-back Droopy is a mini Web server whose sole purpose is to let others upload files to your computer: http://stackp.online.fr/?p=28
ZeroNet - open, free and uncensorable websites, using Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent network: https://zeronet.io/ "... Gngr ... an old-fashioned new browser ...": https://gngr.info/ AltYo - drop-down console: https://launchpad.net/~linvinus/+archive/ubuntu/altyo "... Micro is a terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while also taking advantage of the full capabilities of modern terminals ...": https://github.com/zyedidia/micro IT-Edit (Integrated Terminal Editor): http://www.open-source-projects.net/IT-Edit/IT-Edit_presentation.html "... M++ Player is a compact audio player that helps you listen to your favourite audio files quickly and with minimum effort, while offering support for playlists, audio file management, theming, viewing YouTube videos and lyrics, as well as other features ...": http://www.mjsware.co.uk/ "... Vis aims to be a modern, legacy free, simple yet efficient vim-like editor ...": https://github.com/martanne/vis Fruho is an open-source, zero-configuration VPN manager: https://fruho.com/
Magarena is a single-player fantasy card game played against a computer opponent: https://magarena.github.io/ "... Open Media Player is an online audio and video player that is hosted as a service. It utilises multimedia data from one or more places, creates a player, and then allows the player to be easily embedded in one or more sites ...": http://iet-ou.github.io/open-media-player/
ghostwriter is text editor for Markdown: http://wereturtle.github.io/ghostwriter/ yakyak - desktop chat client for Google Hangouts: https://github.com/yakyak/yakyak "... Albert is a desktop agnostic launcher, inspired by the ease of use of OSX' Alfred launcher ...": https://github.com/ManuelSchneid3r/albert "... Metiix Blockade - DNS-based ad block for your entire network ...": http://www.metiix.com/blockade
"... Plank-Themer is a small program that allow you to change Plank Dock themes without any additional consumption of resources ...": http://rhoconlinux.github.io/plank-themer/
"... Hoodie enables you to express yourself through technology by making web application development very fast, easy and accessible ...": http://hood.ie/intro/
"...PileMd is really beautiful Markdown Editor, looks like Preview ...": https://pilemd.com
Kaku is an online music player which supports many differnt platform Like YouTube, Vimeo ...: https://github.com/EragonJ/Kaku http://kaku.rocks/
"... HACER - a fast paced arcade game about digging deeper while avoiding bombs and explosions ...": https://anderssonkev.itch.io/haccer moggio - a multi-source music player: https://mogg.io/
"... pdfgrep - a commandline utility to search text in PDF files ...": https://pdfgrep.org/ "... Leo is a PIM, IDE and outliner that accelerates the work flow of programmers, authors and web designers ...": http://leoeditor.com/
"... maybe - see what a program does before deciding whether you really want it to happen ...": https://github.com/p-e-w/maybe Abricotine is an open-source markdown editor built for desktop: http://abricotine.brrd.fr/
"... Zed is a fully offline-capable, open source, keyboard-focused, text and code editor for power users ...": http://zedapp.org/
WbBrowse - web browser: http://wbbrowse.com/
Dragonfly Navigator - a simple and efficient two pane file manager with job queueing: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dragonflynavigator/ Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from cameras: http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/WebHome

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration:

http://www.webmin.com/

"... Baserock aims to be a great way to build custom appliance systems with Linux ...":

http://wiki.baserock.org/

 

"... With TheMaker you can create, edit and preview websites ...":

http://www.makercms.org/

 

"... MonoGame - One framework for creating powerful cross-platform games ...":

http://www.monogame.net/

 

"... RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R ...":

https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/

Locationmagic - track your Linux laptop using just WiFi networks around you:

http://locationmagic.org/

Do update, man! Almost all is outdated or non free now.

It will be helpful polifazetikoa if you can list those in the comment.
"...Surfraw provides a fast unix command line interface to a variety of popular WWW search engines and other artifacts of power ...": http://surfraw.alioth.debian.org

Tracks:

http://www.getontracks.org/

 

"... Juno is a powerful, free environment for the Julia language ...":

http://junolab.org/

eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise cryptographic stacked filesystem for Linux:
http://ecryptfs.org/

 

XtreemFS is a general purpose storage system and covers most storage needs in a single deployment:
http://www.xtreemfs.org/

 

Elephant is a notetaker with a classic interface:

http://elephant.mine.nu/

"... UrBackup is an easy to setup open source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups accomplishes both data safety and a fast restoration time ...":

https://www.urbackup.org/

 

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