Best Free Software for Linux

Best Free Internet and Email for Linux

Best Free BitTorrent Client for Linux

Vuze (formerly Azureus) , cross platform, informative interface, wide variety of plugins, excellent support and the Vuze platform of legal content that downloads at high speeds. (Review)


Tixati performs excellently, easy on system resources, has an appealing and useful interface and has no ads or toolbar on install." (Review)


Transmission , an easy-to-use yet powerful BitTorrent client with an intuitive interface and low memory footprint. The default settings just work but you can take a few clicks to configure advanced features such as watch directories, limit download and upload speed, bad peer blocklists, the web interface and more.


Best Free Download Manager for Linux

UgetuGet a cross-platform program designed to be simple, lightweight and easy to use. It's an open source application written in GTK+. Debian and RPM packages are readily available for download and installation.

The program supports pause, resume and queue downloads, and classification of download files, monitors clipboard and integrates with Firefox browser via FlashGot plugin." (Review)


FlareGet applies a dynamic file segmentation algorithm to speed up downloads and http-pipelining to further accelerate each segment. It's equipped with a queue manager, scheduler, batch downloader and flash video grabber.

Useful features include dynamic and intelligent file management, enhanced browser integration, resume, multi-protocol and mirror supports, speed limits, etc. The free version supports up to four parallel connections per download.


FatRat , an open source and feature rich download manager built on top of Qt4 library, supports HTTP(S) or FTP downloads, FTP uploads, BitTorrent (including torrent search and creating, DHT, UPnP, encryption), SOCKS5 and HTTP proxies. Other features include RSS feed with special functions for TV shows and podcasts, hash computing, downloads, uploads, link verification, folder extraction and more.


Best Free Email Client for Linux

Mozilla Thunderbird , customizable and expandable through add-ons, intuitive user interface." (Review)


Evolution provides integrated mail, address book and calendar, matches most other email programs in features and functionality.


Best Free File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Client for Linux

FireFTP , a cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox, easy to use, small, fast, feature packed, frequent updates and new features." (Review)


FileZilla , if you use a browser other than Firefox or require advanced functionality not found in FireFTP, then this is one of great standalone applications, easy to use, feature rich, includes site manager functions. (Review)


Best Free Instant Messaging Client for Linux

Pidgin supports AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, and Zephyr IM networks, available for multiple platforms, simple user interface, functional and lack of popups." (Review)


Best Free Remote Access Software for Linux

TeamViewerTeamViewer , an excellent remote control product that allows you to connect to any PC over the internet and drive it as if you were sitting in front of it.

The software is said to have been downloaded more than 60 million times so far, and is widely praised by a number of users of Gizmo's Freeware. Another handy feature is that your grandma won't need admin privileges to run the client application, so making the connection to her PC is going to be pretty easy. (Review)


Best Free RSS Feed Reader or Aggregator for Linux

LifereaLiferea , an abbreviation for Linux Feed Reader, comes with distinguishing features like Google Reader and Tiny Tiny RSS sync, Google Reader labels, permanently saving headlines in news bins and reading articles when you are offline.

Other functionality includes optional pop-up notification of new items, news items with headline, image and summary, as well as other settings in user preferences.


Best Free Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for Linux

Skype , make Skype-to-Skype conference calls or see each other with one-to-one video calls for free. You can also send text messages, documents, video clips or photos to your friends and relatives using this application. More advanced features are available but not all services are free.


Best Free Web Browser for Linux

Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox is safer and browses a tad faster than Internet Explorer (for Windows), very stable and more standards compliant, rich in features such as Private browsing, tabbed browsing and over 2000 free extensions (add-ons) that allow you to customize your experience. It provides the most flexibility, expandability, and features of any browser to date." (Review)


Google Chrome , extremely fast, simple and intuitive interface, Incognito Mode won't leave traces of browser history, capable of creating Application Shortcuts to specific pages on the web. (Review)


Opera , in addition to being a top rate web browser, it also has a great email client, RSS reader, newsgroup reader, and IRC Chat client." (Review)


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