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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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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 Almost all is outdated or non free now.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/

 

Sismics reader:

http://www.sismics.com/reader/#!/home

"... Mondo Rescue is a GPL disaster recovery solution. It supports Linux (i386, x86_64, ia64) and FreeBSD (i386). It's packaged for multiple distributions ... It supports tapes, disks, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware Raid ...":

http://www.mondorescue.org/

 

"... MyPasswords is a very light-weight, secure and easy-to-use password manager ...":

http://mypasswords.ehsunbehravesh.com/

"... Powermanga Linux is an arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites : 60 different enemies, 40 meteors, numerous weapons, many end of level baddies, spaceship power-ups and lots of other surprises ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/powermanga/

 

"... Pushover ... is a puzzle game where you have to manipulate dominos that they all fall in a chain reaction according to vertain rules ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pushover/

"...Batis is a way to distribute and install desktop applications on Linux. Users can get up to date software directly from the authors, whichever Linux distribution they use ...": http://batis-installer.github.io

"... QComicBook is a viewer for comic book archives (.cbr, .cbz and alike) containing jpeg/png/xpm/gif/bmp images, which aims at speed, convenience and ease of use ...":

http://qcomicbook.org/

 

"... Novacut is a collaborative video editor that aims to bring the agile, distributed workflow pioneered by free software to professional movie and TV production ...":

https://launchpad.net/novacut

Forays into Norrendrin is a traditional roguelike game, with a focus on a streamlined experience and tactical combat that requires difficult choices:

http://forays.github.io/

 

FireHOL is a language (and a program to run it) which builds secure, stateful firewalls from easy to understand, human-readable configurations:

http://firehol.org/

 

The Network Diagnostic Tool is a client/server program that provides network configuration and performance testing to a users desktop or laptop computer:

http://software.internet2.edu/ndt/

 

"... Web sites are made of lots of things — frameworks, libraries, assets, utilities, and rainbows. Bower manages all these things for you ...":
http://bower.io/

 

"... Coppermine is an easily set-up, fast, feature-rich photo gallery script with mySQL database, user management, private galleries, automatic thumbnail creation, ecard feature and a template system for easy customization to match the rest of a site ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/coppermine/

 

Pandora FMS free version - monitoring software:

http://pandorafms.com/Producto/Producto/en

http://pandorafms.com/Soporte/features/en

 

Childsplay is a collection of educational activities for young children:

http://www.schoolsplay.org/

 

Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor:

http://geuz.org/gmsh/

 

Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler:

http://www.wings3d.com/

 

xinco is a powerful Web-Service based Information and Document Management System for files, text, URLs and contacts, featuring ACLs, versioning, full text search, an FTP-like client (easy install, J2EE+MySQL/PostgreSQL):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xinco/

 

"... OpenNMS is the world’s first enterprise grade network management application platform developed under the open source model ...":

http://www.opennms.org/

 

Scalix Community Edition:

http://www.scalix.com/products-communityedition

Terra is a new low-level system programming language that is designed to interoperate seamlessly with the Lua programming language:

http://terralang.org/

 

WriteType is a free program that helps students experience success in writing:

http://writetype.bernsteinforpresident.com/

 

Golems is a 3D recreational physics simulator:

http://www.golemgame.com/index.html

 

JVGS is a free, minimalistic platform game:

http://jvgs.sourceforge.net/

 

TaskWarlord is a coding game with a futuristic computer world where players need to provide Lua code to make their armies do the right thing - which is of course to win:

https://github.com/JonasT/TaskWarlord

 

"... Liquid War is a unique multiplayer wargame ... You control an army of liquid and have to try and eat your opponents ...":

http://www.ufoot.org/liquidwar/v5

 

QGIS - a free and open source geographic information system:

http://www.qgis.org/en/site/

 

World Wind is a free, open source API for a virtual globe:

http://goworldwind.org/

Cutegram is a free and opensource telegram client:

http://aseman.co/en/products/cutegram/

xwax is an open-source Digital Vinyl System:

http://xwax.org/

 

Gogs - Go Git Service:

http://gogs.io/

Endless Sky - a space exploration and combat game:

http://endless-sky.github.io/

 

Graphviz is open source graph visualization software:
http://www.graphviz.org/

 

"... Nikto is a web server scanner which performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6700 potentially dangerous files/programs, checks for outdated versions of over 1250 servers, and version specific problems on over 270 servers ...":
https://cirt.net/nikto2

 

"... Bazaar is a version control system that helps you track project history over time and to collaborate easily with others ...":

http://bazaar.canonical.com/en/

 

P3Scan - proxy-server for email clients:

http://p3scan.sourceforge.net/

 

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration:

http://www.webmin.com/

 

Wapiti allows you to audit the security of your web applications:
http://wapiti.sourceforge.net/

 

"... Plone is the premier Python-based CMS ...":

https://plone.org/

 

simon is an open-source speech recognition program:
http://simon-listens.org/index.php?id=122&L=1

 

TUTOS is a tool to manage the organizational needs of small groups, teams, departments ...:

http://www.tutos.org/

 

XWiki Enterprise is a professional wiki that has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins and a highly modular architecture:
http://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/

 

LifeType is an open-source blogging platform with support for multiple blogs and users in a single installation:

http://lifetype.net/

Desk - lightweight workspace manager for the shell:

https://github.com/jamesob/desk

BorgBackup is a deduplicating backup program. Optionally, it supports compression and authenticated encryption:

http://borgbackup.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

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