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"... CMPlayer is a multimedia player. It is aimed for easy usage but also powerful features. It provides various features and convenience functions. Just install and enjoy it ...": http://sourceforge.net/projects/cmplayer/
"... Syncplay synchronises the position and play state of multiple media players so that the viewers can watch the same thing at the same time. This means that when one person pauses/unpauses playback or seeks (jumps position) within their media player then this will be replicated across all media players connected to the same server and in the same 'room' (viewing session). When a new person joins they will also be synchronised ...": http://sourceforge.net/projects/syncplay/
"... The git-annex assistant creates a synchronised folder on each of your OSX and Linux computers, Android devices, removable drives, NAS appliances, and cloud services. The contents of the folder are the same everywhere. It's very easy to use, and has all the power of git and git-annex ...: https://git-annex.branchable.com/assistant/
"... The goal of Sayonara is to be a small, clear, not yet platform-independent music player. Low CPU usage, low memory consumption and no long loading times are only three benefits of this player. Sayonara should be easy and intuitive to use and therefore it should be able to compete with the most popular music players ...: https://code.google.com/p/sayonara-player/
"... LongoMatch is a free video analysis software for sport analysts with unlimited possibilities: Record, Tag, Review, Draw, Edit Videos and much more ...": http://longomatch.org/index.php http://longomatch.org/features.php
"... oterm is a web browser unix terminal. It serves a console so you can access your server from anywhere in the world where you have an Internet connection. It effectively is an xterm in a browser. It emulates xterm commands, which are very similar to vt100 commands ...": http://www.coralbits.com/oterm/
"... Matterhorn is a free, open-source platform to support the management of educational audio and video content. Institutions will use Matterhorn to produce lecture recordings, manage existing video, serve designated distribution channels, and provide user interfaces to engage students with educational videos ...": http://opencast.org/matterhorn/

The Mobile Media Converter is a free audio and video converter for converting between popular desktop audio and video formats like MP3, Windows Media Audio (wma), Ogg Vorbis Audio (ogg), Wave Audio (wav), MPEG video, AVI, Windows Media Video (wmv), Flash Video (flv), QuickTime Video (mov) and commonly used mobile devices/phones formats like AMR and 3GA audio (amr) and 3GP video. iPod/iPhone and PSP compatible MP4 video are supported. Moreover, you can remove and add new formats or devices through the internet.
http://www.miksoft.net/mobileMediaConverter.php

SavageXR - Free Real-Time Strategy Shooter: http://www.savagexr.com/
pySioGame - is a set of pretty simple activities aiming to teach children some of the basic skills. It turned out that pySioGame focuses mainly on teaching maths but it also covers areas such as abc, reading, writing, colors, memory and more: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pysiogame/
Sqrxz 3 is a Jump’n'Run which will please the hardcore gamer amongst you. You need fast fingers and a fast brain: http://www.sqrxz.de/sqrxz-3/
DoomRL (Doom, the Roguelike) is a fast and furious coffee-break Roguelike game: http://doom.chaosforge.org/
The Mana World (TMW) is a serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG. TMW uses 2D graphics and aims to create a large and diverse interactive world: https://themanaworld.org/about.php
GeeTeeDee - task management: http://codea.ru/gtd/
Omnitux - The project aims to provide various educational activities around multimedia elements (images, sounds, texts): http://omnitux.sourceforge.net/

Flowblade video editor deserves a look. An updated version came out recently. It looks slicker than OpenShot but easier than AviDemux.

http://code.google.com/p/flowblade/

Trimage is a cross-platform GUI and command-line interface to optimize image files for websites, using optipng, pngcrush, advpng and jpegoptim, depending on the filetype (currently, PNG and JPG files are supported). http://trimage.org/
Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating web-friendly documents. You can author various formats of documents such as blog article, slide, presentation, report, and e-mail as if experts did (still in beta): http://pad.haroopress.com/user.html
"... What is Pragha? A Lightweight Music Player for GNU/Linux, based on GTK+, SQLite, completely written in C, constructed to be fast, light, and simultaneously complete without obstructing your daily work ...": Features: * Library management using sqlite3. * Versatile Amarok/Winamp-style play queue. * Search/Filter the library and current playlist. * Multiple library views. * Search lyrics, artist bios and album art of any song. * OSD support with libnotify. * ID3 tag editing. * mp3, ogg, flac, modplug, wav and audio CD support. * Last.fm scrobbling. * Playlist management (M3U exporting). * DBUS management interface. * MPRIS2 support. http://pragha.wikispaces.com/
Open Wonderland is a open-source toolkit for building 3D interactive virtual worlds: http://openwonderland.org/
galculator is a GTK 2 / GTK 3 based scientific calculator supporting algebraic mode as well as RPN. Features include arithmetic precedence handling, mathematical functions, different number bases (DEC, HEX, BIN, OCT) and angle bases (radiant, degree, and grad): http://sourceforge.net/projects/galculator/

http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/
SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux program that it was created to record programs and games.

http://lalescu.ro/liviu/fet/
FET is open source free software for automatically scheduling the timetable of a school, high-school or university. It uses a fast and efficient timetabling algorithm. It is licensed under GNU GPL.

http://wps-community.org/
Kingsoft Office is a simple, effective, powerful and comfortable office suite, which has been in release since 1989. Now porting to Linux.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wxmaxima/
wxMaxima is a cross-platform graphical front-end for the computer algebra system Maxima based on wxWidgets. It provides nice display of mathematical output and easy access to Maxima functions through menus and dialogs.

http://www.geogebra.org/cms/en/
Dynamic mathematics & science for learning and teaching

http://imagination.sourceforge.net/
Imagination is a lightweight and simple DVD slide show maker for Linux and FreeBSD written in C language and built with the GTK+2 toolkit.

Thanks for the various suggestions daviodan. Kingsoft Office for Windows looks good but the Linux version is still in the alpha stage at time of checking. The rest of the suggested software products will be looked into.
"... If you are looking for a side-scrolling, action packed game like you used to play or if you are looking for an extensible engine to write your own game, look no further. Paintown supports user created content through a mod system and user defined functionality through scripting ...": http://paintown.org/
Dungeon Robber is a flash game that constructs random dungeons based on the original merciless Dungeons & Dragons rules and allows you to play through them: http://blogofholding.com/dungeonrobber/
"... Quantum jump from planck to planck as you hit critical velocity in Boson X, a new rotational runner from Mu & Heyo. Build up speed inside a massive particle collider and generate high-energy collisions to discover strange new particles. Use precise timing and fast reflexes to navigate a subatomic world where floors and ceilings don't exist. Will you be fast enough to find the elusive Boson X? ...": http://www.boson-x.com/
Clementine is a fork of the once mighty Amarok and I think it could be the most comprehensive music player for Linux at the moment. It looks great too :D
Agreed. Audio file sound quality is much better than VLC on all three of my Linux systems, plus Clementine loads the complete selection of Sky.fm channels automatically. No doubt these (my) basic requirements are a lot less than some will expect from a player, but for what I need it's faultless. MC - Site Manager.

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