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dwb is a lightweight web browser based on the webkit web browser engine and the gtk toolkit. dwb is highly customizable and can be easily configured through a web interface. It intends to be mostly keyboard driven, inspired by firefox's vimperator plugin. Features: - vi-like shortcuts - Link following via keyboard hints - Bookmarks - Quickmarks - Cookie support, whitelisting of cookies - Proxy support - Userscript support - Tab completion for history, bookmarks, userscripts - Custom stylesheets - Javascript blocker with whitelisting support - Flash plugin blocker with whitelisting support - Adblocking with filterlists - Webinterface for keyboard and settings configuration - Custom commands, binding commandsequences to shortcuts - Extendable via extensions/scripts - Extension manager http://portix.bitbucket.org/dwb/
Midnight Commander is a visual file manager. It's a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees, search for files and run commands in the subshell. Internal viewer and editor are included: http://www.midnight-commander.org/
mpg123 is a real time MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 audio player/decoder for layers 1,2 and 3: http://www.mpg123.de/
EqualX LaTeX Equation Editor: http://equalx.sourceforge.net/
NitroShare - a network file-sharing application that makes sending a file to another machine on the local network as easy as dragging-and-dropping: https://launchpad.net/nitroshare
Freeciv has moved to HTML5 - now you can you play it right in your browser: http://play.freeciv.org/
traGtor - Convert all your Audio and Videofiles in Ubuntu, Debian or Gentoo through FFmpeg without using a terminal: http://mein-neues-blog.de/tragtor-gui-for-ffmpeg/
2ManDVD is a program to simplify the creation of DVD-Video: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/2ManDVD-45319.shtml OGMRip: Features: * transcodes from DVD or files * outputs OGM, AVI, MP4, or Matroska files * supports a lot of codecs (Vorbis, MP3, PCM, AC3, DTS, AAC, XviD, LAVC, X264, Theora) * calculates video bitrate for a given file size * autodetects cropping parameters and scaling factors * supports multiple audio and subtitles streams encoding * extracts subtitles in SRT or VobSub format * uses maximum quality codecs switches * rips contiguous chapters * supports external audio (PCM, MP3, AC3, DTS, AAC, Vorbis) and subtitles (MicroDVD, SubRip, SRT, Sami, VPlayer, RT, SSA, PJS, MPSub, AQT, JacoSub, VobSub) files * provides customisable encoding profiles * is extensible through plugins http://ogmrip.sourceforge.net/en/index.html
"... LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features ...": http://lives.sourceforge.net/
kissdb - (Keep It) Simple Stupid Database Features: * Tiny, compiles to ~4k on an x86_64 Linux system * Small memory footprint (only caches hash tables) * Very space-efficient (on disk) if small hash tables are used * Makes a decent effort to be robust on power loss * Pretty respectably fast, especially given its simplicity * 64-bit, file size limit is 2^64 bytes * Ports to anything with a C compiler and stdlib/stdio * Public domain https://github.com/zerotier/kissdb
TreeLine stores almost any kind of information in an organized tree structure. Each node in the tree can contain several fields, forming a mini-database: http://sourceforge.net/projects/treeline/
"... Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever stolen or missing -- easily and all in one place. It's lightweight, open source software that gives you full and remote control, 24/7 ...": http://preyproject.com/
pdf2htmlEX renders PDF files in HTML, utilizing modern Web technologies. It aims to provide an accuracy rendering, while keeping optimized for Web display: http://coolwanglu.github.io/pdf2htmlEX/
BZFlag is a free online multiplayer 3D tank battle game: http://bzflag.org/ Blinken is the KDE version of the well-known game Simon Says. Follow the pattern of sounds and lights as long as you can! Press the start game button to begin. Watch the computer and copy the pattern it makes. Complete the sequence in the right order to win: http://edu.kde.org/blinken/ StepMania is a free dance and rhythm game: http://www.stepmania.com/
Kile is a user-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor for the KDE desktop environment: http://kile.sourceforge.net/
"... xxxterm is a minimalist web browser with sophisticated security features designed-in, rather than through an add-on after-the-fact. In particular, it provides both persistent and per-session controls for scripts and cookies, making it easy to thwart tracking and scripting attacks. In additional to providing a familiar mouse-based interface like other web browsers, it offers a set of vi-like keyboard commands for users who prefer to keep their hands on their keyboard. The default settings provide a secure environment. With simple keyboard commands, the user can "whitelist" specific sites, allowing cookies and scripts from those sites ...": https://opensource.conformal.com/wiki/XXXTerm
Bitfighter is a fast-paced team-based outer-space multi-player combat game: http://bitfighter.org/ Cyphertite Basic - online backup: https://www.cyphertite.com/ Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker is an open source easy to use standalone 3D Game Maker and 3D Game Design program currently based on the cube 2 engine being used in many schools throughout the world that allows kids and adults to create their own video games, worlds, levels, adventures and quests, even cooperatively: http://www.sandboxgamemaker.com/ "... RabbitVCS is a set of graphical tools written to provide simple and straightforward access to the version control systems you use. We provide multiple clients and extensions designed to give you a uniform experience no matter what development tools you use ...": http://www.rabbitvcs.org/
Gobby is a free collaborative editor supporting multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat: http://gobby.0x539.de/trac/ Geeknote — non official command line client for Evernote: http://www.geeknote.me/ Phatch is an user friendly, cross-platform Photo Batch Processor and Exif Renamer with a nice graphical user interface: http://photobatch.wikidot.com/ Ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications: http://www.ocenaudio.com.br/ Geary is a lightweight email program designed around conversations and built for the GNOME desktop: http://www.yorba.org/projects/geary/ Glances is a cross-platform curses-based monitoring tool: http://nicolargo.github.io/glances/ Format Junkie is a Graphical User Interface application with lots of options, which can convert your media files to all the popular formats: http://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/ya3u4/format_junkie_fully_featur... ReText is a simple editor that reads your text with MarkDown or HTML markup and saves it as plain text, HTML or PDF: http://sourceforge.net/projects/retext/
"... Monitorix is a free, open source, lightweight system monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible. It has been created to be used under production Linux/UNIX servers, but due to its simplicity and small size can be used on embedded devices as well ...": http://www.monitorix.org/
XnSketch allows you to turn your photos into cartoon or sketch images: http://www.xnview.com/en/xnsketch/ XnRetro allows you to create stunning images with vintage or instant effect on your Desktop: http://www.xnview.com/en/xnretro/
"... LFTP is a sophisticated ftp/http client, and a file transfer program supporting a number of network protocols. Like BASH, it has job control and uses the readline library for input. It has bookmarks, a built-in mirror command, and can transfer several files in parallel. It was designed with reliability in mind ...": http://lftp.yar.ru/ yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams: http://www.yworks.com/en/products_yed_about.html
zuluCrypt is a front end to cryptsetup, a Linux native solution for hard drive encryption. As a GUI frontend, zuluCrypt makes it easy to use cryptsetup to manage PLAIN,LUKS as well as TRUECRYPT encrypted volumes. Features: - Create encrypted volumes in files and in partitions. - Create LUKS and PLAIN encrypted volumes - Open encrypted volumes residing in both files and partitions. - Add keys to luks based encrypted volumes residing in both files and partitions. - Delete keys from luks based encrypted volumes residing in both files and partitions. - Open encrypted volumes using a passphrase, a keyfile, a combination of passphrase and keyfile, a gpg encrypted keyfile. - Retrieve volume keys from either gnome's keyring or kde's kwallet. - Encrypt stand alone files, a la gpg (no compression and integrity check though). - Erase data on partitions. http://code.google.com/p/zulucrypt/
XnViewMP is the enhanced version to XnView. It is a powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats (both 32 and 64 bit versions are available): http://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/

XnView is a great photo editor. Fast, easy, yet powerful.

Jitsi (formerly SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, AIM/ICQ, Windows Live, Yahoo! and many other useful features: https://jitsi.org/Main/HomePage
Radio Tray is an online radio streaming player that runs on a Linux system tray. Its goal is to have the minimum interface possible, making it very straightforward to use: http://radiotray.sourceforge.net/ Great Little Radio Player - A robust internet radio station streamer for Ubuntu and Fedora based Linux distributions. It connects to web sites offering radio streaming and lets you play radio stations directly from that locations. With Great Little Radio Player, you will have collection of 300 radio stations worldwide: https://sites.google.com/site/glrpgreatlittleradioplayer/home

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