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This list of Best Free Software for Linux now includes 161 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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Douane - a personal firewall for Linux: https://douaneapp.com/
GamingOnLinux - 442 free Linux games: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/free-games/
NxFilter is a light-weight DNS filter: http://www.nxfilter.org/
Arkime is a large scale, open source, indexed packet capture and search tool: https://arkime.com/ Brim - browse, store and archive your logs: https://www.brimsecurity.com/
AuthPass - free and Open Source password manager: https://authpass.app
Sonic 3 A.I.R. - a fan-made widescreen remaster of Sonic 3 & Knuckles: https://sonic3air.org/
dog is an open-source DNS client for the command-line. It has colourful output, supports the DoT and DoH protocols, and can emit JSON: https://dns.lookup.dog/
winapps - run Windows apps such as Microsoft Office in Linux (Ubuntu) and GNOME as if they were a part of the native OS: https://github.com/Fmstrat/winapps
Ox is a fast text editor that runs in your terminal: https://github.com/curlpipe/ox
Precomp is a command line precompressor that can be used to further compress files that are already compressed: https://github.com/schnaader/precomp-cpp
fwupd aims to make updating firmware on Linux automatic, safe and reliable: https://github.com/fwupd/fwupd
Tangalanga - Zoom Conference scanner: https://github.com/elcuervo/tangalanga
Nat is a complete replacement for the 'ls' command: https://github.com/willdoescode/nat
sshguard protects hosts from brute-force attacks against SSH and other services: https://www.sshguard.net/
txrban - simple Log monitoring and banning system: http://www.kylheku.com/cgit/txrban
Scrift is new generation shell and scripting language: https://github.com/ferhatgec/scrift
VTerm - a terminal emulator that makes your life easier: https://github.com/man9ourah/vterm
bst is a one-stop shop for running programs in isolated Linux environments: https://github.com/aristanetworks/bst
USBImager is a really really simple GUI application that writes compressed disk images to USB drives and creates backups: https://gitlab.com/bztsrc/usbimager
SnapRAID is a backup program for disk arrays. It stores parity information of your data and it recovers from up to six disk failures: http://www.snapraid.it/
Jami is a free and universal communication platform which preserves the user's privacy and freedoms: https://jami.net/
CoyIM is a new chat client that is safe and secure by default: no settings to change, no plugins to install, no computer configuration to change: https://coy.im
Kopia - a cross-platform backup tool with fast, incremental backups, client-side end-to-end encryption, compression and data deduplication: https://github.com/kopia/kopia
nb is a command line note-taking, bookmarking, archiving, and knowledge base application: https://xwmx.github.io/nb/
Toggol - all your smart home devices within a single app on desktop: https://toggol.com
Identity - a program for comparing multiple versions of an image or video: https://gitlab.gnome.org/YaLTeR/identity
Rebel aims to provide you a distraction-free note taking experience: https://github.com/kumarasinghe/rebel

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