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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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"... Active@ KillDisk Linux Console is an easy-to use & compact utility that allows to sanitize storage media using more than 23 international data sanitizing standards. It erases permanently all data on Hard Disks, Camera Flash Cards & USB disks, SCSI storage & RAID disk arrays even in parallel mode (several disks at the same time) ... It comes with a bootable media, based on TinyCore Linux, however it can be launched under any Linux family operating system: Debian, Ubuntu, Oracle, OpenSUSE … in console (non-graphical) mode ...": http://www.killdisk.com/linuxfree.htm
NetMauMau - server for the popular card game Mau Mau: https://github.com/velnias75/NetMauMau "... MenuLibre - an advanced menu editor that provides modern features in a clean, easy-to-use interface. All without GNOME dependencies, so even lightweight systems can benefit from the sanity that MenuLibre offers. MenuLibre is your one-stop shop for menus in Linux, whether you use Gnome, LXDE, XFCE, or Unity ...": http://smdavis.us/projects/menulibre/
CoverGloobus is a desktop coverart&media controller that can also display lyrics to the currently playing song: http://gloobus.net/coverglobus/
Polipo is a small and fast caching web proxy: http://www.pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~jch/software/polipo/ dtach is a program that emulates the detach feature of screen: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dtach/ LilyTerm - a light, but functional terminal emulator: http://lilyterm.luna.com.tw/
Gramps is a genealogy program for Linux, Windows, Mac, and FreeBSD that allows you to easily build and keep track of your family tree: https://gramps-project.org/ OpenMW is a new and modern engine based on the one that runs the 2002 open-world RPG Morrowind: https://openmw.org/en/ "... Treesheets - the ultimate replacement for spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases ...": http://strlen.com/treesheets/
Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music: http://www.subsonic.org/ Gwibber is an open source microblogging client: http://gwibber.com/ Cheese uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Cheese Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus: http://xournal.sourceforge.net/
zpaq is a free and open source (GPL v3) incremental, journaling command-line archiver: http://mattmahoney.net/dc/zpaq.html Rofi - a popup window switcher: https://davedavenport.github.io/rofi/ gobar - minimalistic X status bar in pure Go: https://github.com/KenjiTakahashi/gobar charted - A charting tool that produces automatic, shareable charts from any data file: http://www.charted.co/ Pithos is a native Pandora Radio client: http://pithos.github.io/
Skippy-XD is a full-screen task-switcher: https://code.google.com/p/skippy-xd/ HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat: https://hexchat.github.io/ "... Bombono DVD - DVD authoring program with nice and clean GUI ...": http://sourceforge.net/projects/bombono/ mooedit text editor: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mooedit/ "... Lime Text is a powerful and elegant text editor primarily developed in Go that aims to be a Free and open-source software successor to Sublime Text ...": http://limetext.org/ "... MonoDevelop enables developers to quickly write desktop and web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It also makes it easy for developers to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and Mac OS X maintaining a single code base for all platforms ...": http://www.monodevelop.com/
"... Photobomb - Hello, Media Peace Officer #S1493. As you know by now, a bomb was detonated in the city square only minutes ago. Our algorithms have been scraping social media to collect photos leading up to the event. We have narrowed the list of suspects to 6 in the vicinity who weren't wearing their ID trackers. Scour the social media timeline and place the photos in the scene to paint the suspects. Determine the location of the bomb and identify the guilty suspect. Time is of the essence, #S1493. The people want justice. You have 2 minutes ...": http://milkbaggames.itch.io/photobomb amarok-1.4 - an attempt to maintain the classic amarok, based on 1.4.10: http://sourceforge.net/projects/amarok-14/
Phototonic is an image viewer and organizer: http://oferkv.github.io/phototonic/ "... Lyvi is a simple command-line lyrics (and more!) viewer for various audio players ...": http://ok100.github.io/lyvi/ Voyager is a Image browser in Vala and Gtk+3: http://alphaos.tuxfamily.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1022 "Light" is a program to control backlight controllers: https://github.com/haikarainen/light
Thanks Panzer for the various suggestions. Phototonic has now been added and this makes it the 150th application selected on this list.
Snebu is an efficient incremental snapshot style client/server disk-based backup system for Unix/Linux systems: http://www.snebu.com/ Ayr is a Bash script which lets you manage menus of application launchers, which can be either executables or desktop files: http://appstogo.mcfadzean.org.uk/linux.html#ayr Cleps-Video-Player: https://github.com/yungtrizzle/Cleps-Video-Player " ... Playalong - A simple, yet useful music player for musicians ...": https://github.com/hildensia/playalong
"... jumanji is a highly customizable and functional web browser based on the libwebkit web content engine and the gtk+ toolkit. The idea behind jumanji is a web browser that provides a minimalistic and space saving interface as well as an easy usage that mainly focuses on keyboard interaction like vimperator does ...": https://pwmt.org/projects/jumanji/ "... whistle aims to be a very minimalistic and basic audio player ...": https://github.com/ap0calypse/whistle "... Demlo organizes your music library automatically and dynamically. It runs a chain of user-defined scripts using variables such as tags and file properties. This way it yields virtually unlimited customization power to the user ...:" http://ambrevar.bitbucket.org/demlo/ Luminescence - plugin-based minimalistic web browser: http://www.mg0.fr/luminescence/
"... zathura is a highly customizable and functional document viewer. It provides a minimalistic and space saving interface as well as an easy usage that mainly focuses on keyboard interaction ...": https://pwmt.org/projects/zathura/ sxiv - simple X image viewer: https://github.com/muennich/sxiv
"... emelFM2 ... It is a file manager for UNIX-like operating systems. It uses a simple and efficient interface pioneered by Norton Commander, in the 1980s. The main window is divided into three parts, described as "panes" or "panels". Two of those (side-by-side or top-to-bottom) show the contents of selected filesystem directories. The third pane, at the bottom of the window, shows the output of commands executed within the program. Those panes can be resized, and any one or two of them can be hidden and unhidden, on request. A built-in command-line, toolbar buttons or assigned keys can be used to initiate commands ...": http://emelfm2.net/
"... Worker is a two-pane file manager for the X Window System on UN*X. The directories and files are shown in two independent panels supporting a lot of advanced file manipulation features. The main focus is to make managing files easy with full keyboard control, also assisting in finding files and directories by using history of accessed directories, live filtering, and access to commands by using the keyboard ...": http://www.boomerangsworld.de/cms/worker/ "... 4Pane is a multi-pane, detailed-list file manager for Linux. It is designed to be fully-featured without bloat, and aims for speed rather than visual effects. In addition to standard file manager things, it offers multiple undo and redo of most operations (including deletions), archive management including 'virtual browsing' inside archives, multiple renaming/duplication of files, a terminal emulator and user-defined tools ...": http://www.4pane.co.uk/index.html "... Dired is a special mode for editing directory trees, both local and remote. Thus, it resembles traditional "file managers ...": http://pu.inf.uni-tuebingen.de/users/sperber/software/dired/
CLI Companion is a Terminal that lets you store commands and create a 'command dictionary.': https://launchpad.net/clicompanion "... Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games ... where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop till a key or keys are pressed ...": http://sourceforge.net/projects/tilda/ Nuvola Player runs a web interface of cloud music services in its own window and provides integration with a Linux desktop (multimedia keys, system tray, media player applets, dock menu, notifications and more): http://nuvolaplayer.fenryxo.cz/home.html Aqualung music player: http://aqualung.factorial.hu/
Link for Gnome Do redirects you to some unwanted page ... Fix needed ...
Thanks Panzer for pointing out. The link has now been updated to a new site.
Mopher is a mail filter application that implements Sendmails Milter API with the main purpose of filtering spam: http://mopher.org/
"... War Thunder is a next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armoured vehicles, and fleets. You will take part in many of the major combat battles fought during World War 2 and the Korean War, fighting with real players from all around the world ...": http://warthunder.com/en
Atom - a hackable text editor for the 21st Century: https://atom.io/
I2P is an anonymous network, exposing a simple layer that applications can use to anonymously and securely send messages to each other: https://geti2p.net/en/about/intro
"... NoMachine is the fastest remote desktop you have ever tried. In just a few clicks you can reach any computer in the world and start working on it as if it was right in front of you ...": https://www.nomachine.com/
SparkleShare is open-source client software that provides cloud storage and file synchronization services: http://sparkleshare.org/ Memo is a command line, Unix-style note-taking software: http://www.ideabyte.net/memo/ Gqrx is a software defined radio receiver: http://gqrx.dk/
mps-youtube: Features: - Search and play audio/video from YouTube - Search tracks of albums by album title - Search and import YouTube playlists - Create and save local playlists - Download audio/video - View video comments - Works with Python 2.7+ and 3.x - Works with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X - Requires mplayer or mpv: https://github.com/np1/mps-youtube
"... Snapper - The ultimate snapshot tool for Linux ...": http://snapper.io/

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