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Best Free Comic Book Reader for Linux

Comix , a perfect reader for comic book archives saved in such formats as cbz, cbr, cbt, zip, rar, tar, tar.gz, tar.gz2 as well as normal image files, with support for various viewing modes, slideshow, magnifying glass, image scaling, dynamic background color, caching for faster page flipping, bookmarks, image enhancement, thumbnail maintenance, adding books to library, editing archives and more.

 

Best Free Desktop Publishing Program for Linux

ScribusScribus , a professional quality page layout program capable of producing press-ready output. The feature list is impressive; basically everything you want is there including "CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.

Graphics manipulation is handled via an interface to Gimp. Scribus can also import from and export to programs in the Open Office suite. The user interface is highly functional and the documentation is excellent, with lots of support from the user community. (Review)

 

Best Free Dictionary and Thesaurus for Linux

Artha , an off-line English dictionary and thesaurus application based on the extensive and in-depth database provided by WordNet, giving you word definitions and relative words such as synonyms, antonyms, derivatives, etc. Support for word look-up with a pre-set hotkey Ctrl-Alt-W, search using wild-cards like * or ?, and spelling suggestions.

 

Best Free eBook Reader for Linux

Calibre includes an e-book viewer, library management, format conversion, news feeds, ebook conversion and sync features. A complete solution to all your e-book needs. (Review)

 

Best Free Notes Organizer for Linux

KeepNoteKeepNote , in each notebook, you can create folders and pages, as well as sub-folders and sub-pages, and you can re-organize them easily by drag-and-drop. In each page, rich text formatting including colored fonts, bullet point lists and hyperlinks are supported.

Not only can you store images, you can also directly insert a screenshot you take with this application into an opened note." (Review)

 

Tomboy Notes , time for it if you want to have a useful tool to relate notes and ideas together, with a wiki-like linking system. Features of the program include rich-text formatting, printing or exporting notes to html format, etc. (Review)

 

Best Free Office Suite for Linux

LibreOfficeLibreOffice , a new office suite contains six feature-rich applications including Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base, supports for Open Document Format (ODF) and is compatible with other major office suites.

If you're already familiar with OpenOffice, you will be able to start using LibreOffice quickly and easily as it's a fork of OpenOffice.

Developed and supported by The Document Foundation, LibreOffice is aimed to be free and vendor-independent, with no requirement for copyright assignments.

 

OpenOfficeOpenOffice covers the basics of office document creation: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, a desktop database and allows you to save your documents in many choices of file formats so you'll have no problem exchanging documents with MS Office.

All of the modules are easy to learn and if you've ever used any other office software, it's a doddle. It is also extendable via extensions. (Review)

 

Best Free PDF Editor for Linux

Master PDF Editor , a PDF editor allows you to create and edit PDF files with features such as edit text, remove or insert images, add bookmarks and PDF controls, encrypt and protect PDF files, convert XPS files into PDF and more. This application also comes with editing functions for XPS files and is free for non-commercial use in Linux system.

 

Best Free PDF Reader for Linux

Okular , more than a viewer for pdf and other document formats including postscript, djvu, tiff, chm, dvi, xps, odf and so on. It can be used on both KDE and GNOME desktop environments, with features for annotations, highlighting, drawing lines and shapes, adding textboxes and stamps, selecting and saving a part of documents as text or in an image format.

 

Evince , a document viewer for pdf and other document formats including postscript, djvu, tiff and dvi, aiming to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a single simple application.

 

Foxit Reader , small size, user-customized toolbar, fast launch speed, full screen capabilities, snapshot, zoom, thumbnails and other features. (Review)

 

Best Free PDF Tools for Linux

PDF-ShufflerPDF-Shuffler , re-arranging pages in a pdf document, or merging and splitting pdf files, would be much easier with PDF Shuffler.

After importing one or more pdf files to PDF Shuffler, you are presented with pages in thumbnails so that you can easily merge, re-order or delete the pages, or right-click a thumbnail to rotate or crop a page before exporting to a new pdf file. (Review)

 

PDF Mod , besides the same functionalities as PDF Shuffler for reordering or rotating pages, and merging and splitting pdf files, PDF Mod comes with a clearer PDF viewer and a slider to adjust zooming levels easily. Even though it lacks a feature for cropping select pages, you get more other goodies such as exporting images, adding bookmarks and editing properties including the title, author, keywords and subject of PDF files. (Review)

 

Oracle PDF Import Extension allows you to import and modify PDF documents in OpenOffice from a PDF/ODF hybrid file with 100% layout accuracy. (Review)

 

Best Free PDF Writer for Linux

CUPS-PDF creates a virtual PDF printer to convert a file printed in queue to PDF and save it in a user directory.

 

Best Free Personal Finance for Linux

GnuCash , double entry accounting, keep tabs of budgets, create various accounts in each category, full suite of standard and customizable reports. (Review)

 

Best Free Personal Information Management for Linux

Evolution , a full-featured and comprehensive PIM that can syncronize with serveral protocols including Microsoft Exchange, providing users with integrated mail, address book and calendaring functionality. It has also been ported from Linux to Windows. (Review)

 

Best Free Project Manager for Linux

GanttProjectGanttProject , a very good project management tool with a surprisingly good depth of features and accessories—you can put in a percentage complete bar inside the timeline of that particular stage and make it easy to see how far along everything is without a lot of hassle. You can also add team members for a project and assign them to tasks when you set them up.

It also includes a Milestone feature giving an end goal to aim for with a fixed time. Many other project management tools do not support these. (Review)

 

Best Free Word Processor for Linux

AbiWordAbiWord , easy to adapt to, especially since the interface is similar to that found in Word and WordPerfect. Its abilities include cut and paste, highlight, as well as the usual host of common formatting tools, annotation and checking spelling in many languages.

Besides being able to save to Word format, its own proprietary file format is available. A plugin can be installed to open OpenDocument formats. Sharing documents is possible with the integration of AbiCollab Web service. (Review)

 

FocusWriter , a distraction-free word processor lets you focus on writing with a hide-away user interface. This excellent cross-platform software runs in a full screen or a small window, features on-the-fly word counts, spell checks, customizable themes, and supports docx, odt, rtf and txt file formats. (Review)

 
 

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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/

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"...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/

Duck - Cyberduck for the command line interface:

https://duck.sh/

 

"... Picat is a simple, and yet powerful, logic-based multi-paradigm programming language aimed for general-purpose applications ...":

http://picat-lang.org/

BlueProximity - add security to your desktop by automatically locking and unlocking the screen when you and your phone leave/enter the desk:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/blueproximity/

Steel - Command line password manager: http://www.steelpasswordmanager.org

"... Linuxbrew is a fork of Homebrew, the Mac OS package manager, for Linux ...":

http://brew.sh/linuxbrew/

Mutate is a simple launcher inspired by Alfred (OS X app) for Linux:

https://github.com/qdore/Mutate

 

PPSSPP can run your PSP games on your PC in full HD resolution:
http://www.ppsspp.org/

 

Passion Audio Player:

http://www.passionplayer.com/passion_audio_player.html

 

"... cclive is a tool for downloading media from YouTube and similar websites. It has a low memory footprint compared to other existing tools ...":

http://cclive.sourceforge.net/index.html#about

 

GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors:
http://gkrellm.srcbox.net/

 

"... Wbar is a simple and highly customizable quick-launch dock that adds a little dimension and color to an LXDE or Openbox desktop without adding much additional weight or being gaudy ...":

http://lxlinux.com/wbar.html

Open-Sankoré is a multiplatform, open-source program that is compatible with every type of interactive hardware:
http://open-sankore.org/

rpCalc:

http://rpcalc.bellz.org/index.html

 

Prometheus - an open-source service monitoring system and time series database:

http://prometheus.io/

 

Gambas is a full-featured object language and development environment built on a BASIC interpreter:

http://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html

 

Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers:

http://kubernetes.io/

 

"... CRIU is a software tool for Linux operating system. Using this tool, you can freeze a running application (or part of it) and checkpoint it to a hard drive as a collection of files. You can then use the files to restore and run the application from the point it was frozen at ...":

http://criu.org

 

"... StackStorm Community is a powerful automation tool that wires together all of your apps, services and workflows ...":

https://stackstorm.com/

 

RethinkDB is the first open-source, scalable JSON database built from the ground up for the realtime web:

https://www.rethinkdb.com/

 

"... D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity ...":

http://dlang.org/

http://dlang.org/

N1 - mail client: https://www.nylas.com/N1/

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