Best Free Software for Linux: Page 3 of 10

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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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"... FreeRDP is a free implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), released under the Apache license. Enjoy the freedom of using your software wherever you want, the way you want it, in a world where interoperability can finally liberate your computing experience ...": http://www.freerdp.com/
strongSwan - the OpenSource IPsec-based VPN Solution: https://www.strongswan.org/
"... Babe is a tiny Qt music player to keep you favorite songs at hand ...": https://github.com/milohr/babe-qt
ergonomica - a Bash alternative written in Python: https://ergonomica.github.io/
Whatever is a lightweight unofficial Evernote client for Linux desktop https://github.com/CellarD0-0r/whatever

"... Kawaii-Player is Audio/Video manager and mutlimedia player (based on mpv and mplayer), along with functionalities of portable media server. It can be simply used as normal mutimedia frontend for mpv/mplayer, or it can be turned into portable media server on the fly ...": https://github.com/kanishka-linux/kawaii-player

"... Linuxbrew is a fork of Homebrew, the Mac OS package manager, for Linux ...":
http://linuxbrew.sh/

"... CouchPotato (CP) is an automatic NZB and torrent downloader ...": https://couchpota.to/
Cerebro - another cross-platform extendable open-source launcher: https://betapage.co/product/cerebro
"... agedu - a Unix utility for tracking down wasted disk space ...": http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/agedu/ "... apt-fast is a little shellscript that increases the speed of apt-get by many times ...": https://github.com/ilikenwf/apt-fast
"...Portacle is a complete IDE for Common Lisp that you can take with you on a USB stick ...": https://shinmera.github.io/portacle/

"... Zazu App - fully extensible and open source launcher for hackers, creators and dabblers ...":

http://zazuapp.org/

 

SpaceVim - like spacemacs, but for vim:
http://spacevim.org/

 

"... TextSuggest ... use autocomplete and expansions in any application ...":
http://bharadwaj-raju.github.io/TextSuggest/

"... Iris floss is implementation of blue light reduction software like Iris, f.lux, Redshift and Night Shift with 10 lines of code and minimum dependencies for all Linux distributions ...":
http://iristech.co/iris-floss/

"... Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game. It tries to be as similar as possible to the original gameplay but to integrate user interface features most modern realtime-strategy games have like selecting multiple units ...": http://dunelegacy.sourceforge.net/website/ "... RT is a server-side, database-backed web application which works with any modern browser, including many popular mobile devices, and the email interface works with any mail client, from Outlook to Apple Mail to Thunderbird to Gmail to Mutt ...": https://bestpractical.com/request-tracker/
"... Scout-App allows you to process your .sass and .scss files into CSS without needing any knowledge of the command line ...": http://scout-app.io/
Remarkable - markdown editor: https://remarkableapp.github.io/
"... DRL (D**m, the Roguelike) is a fast and furious coffee-break Roguelike game ...": https://drl.chaosforge.org/

"... Manuskript ... open-source tool for writers ...": http://www.theologeek.ch/manuskript/

 

"... Heron Animation is a free stop motion animation program that lets you take pictures from a webcam and assembles them into an animation ...":

https://www.heronanimation.brick-a-brack.com/

"... 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?

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