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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, RapidShare.com 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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"... Technitium DNS Server is an open source tool that can be used for self hosting a local DNS server for privacy & security or used for experimentation/testing by software developers on their computer. It works out-of-the-box with no or minimal configuration and provides a user friendly web console accessible using any web browser...": https://technitium.com/dns/ https://github.com/TechnitiumSoftware/DnsServer
Ferdi is a messaging browser that allows you to combine your favorite messaging services into one application: https://getferdi.com https://github.com/getferdi/ferdi Hamsket - a messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one: https://github.com/TheGoddessInari/hamsket
"... ReversingHero is a Reverse Engineering self learning kit wrapped inside one binary file. It is made of 15 levels, with difficulty gradually increasing...:" https://www.reversinghero.com
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Starship is the minimal, blazing fast, and extremely customizable prompt for any shell: https://starship.rs https://github.com/starship/starship
pkgtop aims to provide a terminal dashboard for managing packages on GNU/Linux systems: https://github.com/keylo99/pkgtop
Catalog is a free, open-source file manager application. It helps organize files on local drives by adding categories to files: https://github.com/amitnovick/catalog
privacyIDEA is a modular authentication server that can be used to enhance the security of your existing applications like local login, VPN, remote access, SSH connections, access to web sites or web portals with two factor authentication: https://www.privacyidea.org
"... WTF is a personal information dashboard for your terminal, developed for those who spend most of their day in the command line..." https://wtfutil.com kmdr.sh - the CLI client for explaining shell commands from your terminal: https://github.com/ediardo/kmdr.sh
"... pingfs is a filesystem where the data is stored only in the Internet itself, as ICMP Echo packets (pings) travelling from you to remote servers and back again...": https://code.kryo.se/pingfs/
"... Foliate - simple and modern GTK eBook viewer...": https://github.com/johnfactotum/foliate "... User-Mode Linux is a safe, secure way of running Linux versions and Linux processes. Run buggy software, experiment with new Linux kernels or distributions, and poke around in the internals of Linux, all without risking your main Linux setup...": http://user-mode-linux.sourceforge.net
Gravit Designer free is a vector graphic design app that works on all platforms. Unlock the full power of your creativity with fast and flexible tools tailored to professional designers: https://www.designer.io/en/
"... Keeping your system up to date mostly involves invoking more than a single package manager. This usually results in big shell one-liners saved in your shell history. Topgrade tries to solve this problem by detecting which tools you use and run their appropriate package managers ...": https://github.com/r-darwish/topgrade
"... Heimdall Application Dashboard is a dashboard for all your web applications. It doesn't need to be limited to applications though, you can add links to anything you like. There are no iframes here, no apps within apps, no abstraction of APIs ...": https://heimdall.site
"... rga is a line-oriented search tool that allows you to look for a regex in a multitude of file types. rga wraps the awesome ripgrep and enables it to search in pdf, docx, sqlite, jpg, movie subtitles (mkv, mp4), etc. ...": https://github.com/phiresky/ripgrep-al
"... Wexond is an open-source, privacy-focused, extensible web browser with a totally new user experience ...": https://wexond.net https://github.com/wexond/wexond
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"... Rsync time backup ... This script offers Time Machine-style backup using rsync. It creates incremental backups of files and directories to the destination of your choice. The backups are structured in a way that makes it easy to recover any file at any point in time ...": https://github.com/laurent22/rsync-time-backup

Piping server - streaming data transfer server over HTTP/HTTPS: https://github.com/nwtgck/piping-server

"... BeGoneAds is a script that puts some popular hosts file lists into the systems hosts file as a adblocker measure ...": https://github.com/anned20/begoneads
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"... aerc is an email client that runs in your terminal ...": https://aerc-mail.org/

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