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Android : Editors

  • 920 Text Editor
    920 Text Editor is an open source text editor for the Android platform. It is notable for an impressive set of features and powerful functions. This application makes it easy to view or edit code. It can also be used as a basic e-book reader to open .txt books. hot
  • Jota Text Editor
    Jota Text Editor (Jota) is an open source text editor designed for long files up to one million characters in length. It is a good all-round editor, well suited for both programmers and general users. hot

Android : Emulators : HomeComputer

  • Marvin
    Marvin is an emulator for the ZX Spectrum which allows you to play thousands of ZX Spectrum games. hot

Android : Emulators : Retro

  • MAME4droid
    MAME4droid is a port of iMAME4all for the Android platform. hot

Android : Financial : Expenses

  • Expensify
    Expensify is a mobile expense app for Android, iPhone, WebOS and BlackBerry devices. hot
  • Settle Up
    Settle Up is an application for the Android platform which lets you track expenses in a group and settle up without any fuss or bother. hot

Android : Financial : Money Management

  • CWMoney Expense Track
    CWMoney Expense Track is a popular finance management application for Android devices. hot
  • Financisto
    Financisto is an open source personal finance manager for Android. hot

Android : Financial : Shopping

  • TopCashBack
    The TopCashBack app allows you to obtain cashback on online purchases from over 3,000 merchants whilst using your Android device. The ap provides a subset of the features available on the TopCashback website. hot

Android : Financial : Stockmarket

  • SharePrice
    SharePrice lets investors research, monitor and trade stocks. Buy and sell on the London Stock Exchange market whilst on the move via your Android device. hot

Android : Graphics : Photo Tools

  • Google Goggles
    Google Goggles is an image recognition tool created by Google Inc. which runs on both iPhone and Android devices. This augmented reality app uses image recognition technology to recognise objects and return relevant search results. hot
  • Photoshop Express
    Photoshop Express for Android is a fun, mobile photography tool which lets users edit photos and share them with their friends and colleagues. hot

Android : Internet : Email

  • Gmail
    The Gmail app is the official client for Google's free, advertising-supported email service. Gmail can be accessed as secure webmail, or via POP3 / IMAP protocols. It offers integration with other Android applications and Contacts. hot
  • K-9 Mail
    K-9 Mail is an open source email client (a Mail User Agent) for the Android operating system. The application concentrates on being able to handle mailboxes with large volumes of email. hot

Android : Internet : News Library

  • Flipboard
    Flipboard is a social-network aggregation, magazine-format application software. It allows users to access all their favorite content, social networks, and settings on Android devices with a single log-in. hot
  • Google Currents
    Google Currents is a social magazine app for tablet computers and mobile phones developed by Google Inc. Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed and offline reading. hot

Android : Internet : Reddit

  • BaconReader
    BaconReader is an intuitive, slick, feature-packed client for reddit, made specifically for Android users. hot
  • reddit is fun
    reddit is fun provides users with an attractive and intuitive interface to the popular Reddit service. Reddit is a social news site allowing users to submit articles, vote on them, and engage in discussions. Like other social news websites, Reddit is divided into categories, known as subreddits. hot

Android : Internet : Twitter

  • Tweetcaster
    Tweetcaster for Twitter gives users access to all of the basic Twitter features, along with a number of new functions to help improve your experience. hot

Android : Internet : WebBrowsers

  • Dolphin Browser HD
    Dolphin Browser HD is a web browser for the Android platform which adapts the way users want to browse the mobile web. hot
  • Firefox for Android
    Firefox for Android is a web browser for the Android platform which is built on the same technology platform as Firefox for desktop computers, just optimized for browsing on a mobile device. hot
  • Opera
    Opera is a web browser for the Android platform offering a very slick and fast Web surfing experience. It is available in two editions for Android. Opera Mobile web browser offers a premium web experience for rich, interactive content with client-side support for JavaScript, HTML5, Flash, and more. hot

Android : Multimedia : Audio

  • MixZing
    MixZing is an advanced music player for the Android platform. It also has limited support to play video files. hot

Android : Multimedia : Streaming

  • 2Player Network Music Player
    The 2Player Network Music Player is a full-featured network music player for Windows and Linux home networks. This app runs on the Android platfom turning your Android device into a remote controller that can play music from and to network media devices throughout your home. hot

Android : Multimedia : Video

  • DicePlayer
    (commercial) DicePlayer is a popular video player for the Android platform. The application differentiates itself from most rival free and commercial video players by offering hardware acceleration for certain video and audio containers. This enables dual core Android devices to be able to play high definition (720p but not 1080p) MKV and AVI files which would otherwise not be playable. hot
  • MX Video Player Pro
    (commercial) MX Video Player Pro is a high quality video player for the Android platform. This app can play almost every video files and every subtitle files with multi-core decoding capability. hot

Android : Networking : FTP

  • SwiFTP
    SwiFTP is an open-source FTP server that allows you to connect to your phone over wifi or cellular/3g to upload and download files. Any FTP client can be used. hot

Android : Networking : SSH

  • ConnectBot
    ConnectBot is a powerful open-source secure shell (SSH) client. It can manage simultaneous SSH sessions, create secure tunnels, and copy/paste between other applications. hot
  • SSHDroid
    SSHDroid is a SSH server for Android devices. This application lets you to connect to your device from a PC and execute commands or edit files. hot

Android : Productivity : Calculators

  • Calculus Tools
    Calculus Tools is a math application which offers a calculator, plots graphs of functions, including polar and parametric and slope fields, finds derivatives, computes definite integrals, arch lengths & surface area. hot
  • handyCalc
    handyCalc is a powerful calculator with automatic suggestion and solving which makes it easier to learn and use hot
  • RealCalc
    RealCalc is a fully featured scientific calculator which looks and operates like the real thing. hot

Android : Scientific

  • Google Earth
    Google Earth lets users view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others. hot
  • Google Sky Map
    Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered device into a window on the night sky. It identifies objects that appear in the sky and allows users to search for them. Even with the unaided eye, there is much to study in the night sky including constellations, shooting stars, planets, and of course the moon, the Earth's only natural satellite. hot
  • NASA App
    The NASA App for Android is an official app by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the agency of the US government that conducts space exploration and aeronautics research . hot

Android : Scientific : Weather

  • BeWeather
    BeWeather is an award winning weather application which retrieves data from Weather Underground. hot
  • WeatherBug
    WeatherBug is an application for the Android platform which provides users with up-to-date weather alerts, forecasts, radar, and current conditions. hot

Android : Utilities : ComicBookViewers

  • Perfect Viewer
    Perfect Viewer is a very fast image/comic viewer for the Android platform. hot

Android : Utilities : E-bookReaders

  • Aldiko
    Aldiko is an ebook reading app that can run on any Android phone and tablet, which enables you to download and read thousands of books right on your devices. hot
  • FBReader
    FBReader (FBReaderJ) is an open source e-book reader for the Android platform that makes it simple to view free literature. It is a clone of the FBReader book reader written in Java. hot

Android : Utilities : File Managers

  • Dual File Manager XT
    Dual File Manager XT is a split-screen view file manager for the Android platform which allows users to easily browse and manage their mobile storage. The app's double browser engine makes it easy to transfer and organise files. hot
  • ES File Explorer
    ES File Explorer for Android is a free, featured local and network file manager. It also offers an application manager, Dropbox client, FTP client, and a task killer. hot

Android : Utilities : Launchers

  • ADW.Launcher
    ADW.Launcher is a highly customizable open source home replacement application. This application has support for different app drawer styles including a flingable continuous horizontal drawe hot
  • GO Launcher EX
    GO Launcher EX, the extended version of GO Launcher, is a popular home application for the Android platform. It supports customizable home makeover, themes, smooth operation experience as well as various practical utilities. It brings you a fresh and extraordinary mobile operation experience. hot
  • LauncherPro
    LauncherPro is a free Android app that lets users customise the Android interface without taking any risks, or having any coding knowledge. hot

Beginners

  • Linux Distribution Guide
    This is a brief 4 page guide to the world of Linux distributions, primarily aimed at individuals who are new to the Linux scene, and who are thinking about taking the plunge and trying Linux for the first time. hot
  • Linux Guide
    An essential compendium of key linux terms, personalities and more. Contributions from the Linux community are appreciated and incorporated into the guide. hot
  • Migrating from Windows to Linux
    This collection of articles aim to dispel the myth that Linux isn't really ready for the desktop user seeking to move away from the Microsoft world. If you are thinking about switching from Windows to Linux, bear in mind that many of your favorite desktop applications have Linux equivalents, often with a comparable feature set. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Ada

  • Ada 95: The Craft of Object-Oriented Programming
    Ada 95: The Craft of Object-Oriented Programming is an introduction to Ada 95. It uses an example-driven approach which gradually develops small trivial programs into large case-study type programs. hot

Books : Free : Programming : C

  • The C Book
    The C Book is designed for programmers who already have some experience of using a modern high-level procedural programming language. The book concentrates on the things that are special to C. In particular, it is the way that C is used which is focused on. hot

Books : Free : Programming : CoffeeScript

  • Smooth CoffeeScript
    Smooth CoffeeScript is a book about CoffeeScript and programming. Start with programming fundamentals, learn about functional programming with Underscore and problem solving, study object orientation and modularity. It covers client/server web apps with Canvas and WebSockets. No previous programming knowledge is required. The book spans over 200 pages and includes 35 exercises. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Cplusplus

  • Thinking in C++, Volume 2
    Thinking in C++, Volume 2 looks at more advanced features, with an eye towards developing techniques and ideas that produce robust C++ programs. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Csharp

  • C# Programming
    The C# Book is a book that teaches you how to program using C#. It is the basis of the first year programming course at the Department of Computer Science in the University of Hull. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Erlang

  • Études for Erlang
    Études for Erlang provides descriptions of programs that you can write in Erlang. The programs are typically short, and each one has been designed to provide practice material for a particular Erlang programming concept. These programs have not been designed to be of considerable difficulty, though they may ask the reader to stretch a bit beyond the immediate material and examples that are found in the book Introducing Erlang. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Forth

  • Thinking Forth
    Thinking Forth captures the philosophy of problem solving and programming style, applied to the unique programming language Forth. The book was first published in 1984. It is widely recognised as an essential read for all budding Forth programmers. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Fortran

  • Numerical Recipes in Fortran 77: Second Edition - Volume 1 - The Art of Scientific Computing
    In a self-contained manner Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing proceeds from mathematical and theoretical considerations to actual practical computer routines. With over 100 new routines bringing the total to well over 300, plus upgraded versions of the original routines, this edition remains a practical, comprehensive handbook of scientific computing. hot

Books : Free : Programming : HTML

  • What is HTML5?
    What is HTML5? is a concise introduction into the differences between legacy HTML standards and the latest standard, HTML5. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Haskell

  • Real World Haskell
    Real World Haskell is an easy-to-use, fast-moving tutorial that introduces the reader to functional programming with Haskell. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Java

  • Introduction to Programming in Java
    Introduction to Programming in Java is an interdisciplinary approach to the traditional CS1 curriculum. The book teaches all of the classic elements of programming, using an "objects-in-the-middle" approach that emphasizes data abstraction. hot
  • Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition
    Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition covers many of the nooks and crannies of the Java language, which is of great value in the programming world. hot

Books : Free : Programming : JavaScript

  • Eloquent JavaScript
    Eloquent JavaScript is a book providing an introduction to the JavaScript programming language and programming in general. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Lisp

  • Practical Common Lisp
    Practical Common Lisp presents a thorough introduction to Common Lisp, providing readers with an overall understanding of the language features and how they work. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Node

  • Mastering Node
    Mastering Node is an open source eBook by node hackers for node hackers. hot
  • Up and Running With Node.js
    This book introduces you to Node, the new web development framework written in JavaScript. Readers learn hands-on how Node makes life easier for experienced JavaScript developers: not only can you work on the front end and back end in the same language, you'll also have more flexibility in choosing how to divide application logic between client and server. hot

Books : Free : Programming : PHP

  • PHP Cookbook
    The PHP Cookbook is a collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for PHP programmers. The book contains a unique and extensive collection of best practices for everyday PHP programming dilemmas. It contains over 250 recipes, ranging from simple tasks to entire programs that demonstrate complex tasks, such as printing HTML tables and generating bar charts -- a treasure trove of useful code for PHP programmers, from novices to advanced practitioners. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Pascal

  • Essential Pascal (2nd Edition)
    "Essential Pascal" is a free online introduction to the Pascal programming language. This book has been written by Marco Cantù (the author of the best selling book, Mastering Delphi). It covers the language form the perspective of Borland's Delphi development environment. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Perl

  • Modern Perl
    Modern Perl is designed to help programmers of all levels of proficiency. The book is not only a Perl tutorial. It concentrates on Perl 5.12 and 5.14, to demonstrate the latest and most effective time-saving features. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Prolog

  • Logic, Programming and Prolog (2ed)
    The main objective of Logic, Programming and Prolog is to provide a uniform account of both the foundations of logic programming and simple programming techniques in the programming language Prolog. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Python

  • Think Python
    Think Python is a concise and gentle introduction to software design using the Python programming language. Intended for would-be developers with no programming experience. This book starts with the most basic concepts and gradually adds new material at a pace that is comfortable to the reader. hot

Books : Free : Programming : R

  • The R Inferno
    The R Inferno is an essential must read guide to the trouble spots and oddities of R. The book shares with the reader a lot of useful information and maintains the reader's interest. The book provides many useful techniques and tips for reducing memory usage, improving performance, and avoiding errors in computational analysis. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Ruby

  • Mr. Neighborly's Humble Little Ruby Book
    Mr. Neighborly's Humble Little Ruby Book covers the Ruby language from the very basics of using puts to put phrases on the screen all the way to serving up your favorite web page from WEBrick or connecting to your favorite web service. hot

Books : Free : Programming : SQL

  • Practical PostgreSQL
    Practical PostgreSQL is a comprehensive book that shows the reader how to compile PostgreSQL from source, create a database, and configure PostgreSQL to accept client-server connections. It also covers the many advanced features, such as transactions, versioning, replication, and referential integrity that enable developers and DBAs to use PostgreSQL for serious business applications. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Scala

  • Programming in Scala
    This book is a comprehensive step-by-step tutorial for the Scala programming language, written by people directly involved in the development of Scala. It is a comprehensive tutorial and reference for Scala; the book covers the entire language and important libraries. hot

Books : Free : Programming : Scheme

  • The Scheme Programming Language
    This book is intended to provide an introduction to the Scheme programming language but not an introduction to programming in general. The reader is expected to have had some experience programming and to be familiar with terms commonly associated with computers and programming languages. This book covers the language of the Revised 6 Report. hot

Books : Kindle

Books : Printed

  • Producing Open Source Software
    Producing Open Source Software is a book about the human side of open source development. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software. Read more hot
  • Running Linux, Fifth Edition
    by Matt Welsh, Lar Kaufman, Matthias K. Dalheimer, Terry Dawson: A guide showing users and programmers how to install, maintain, and network Linux, a free clone of the UNIX operating system that runs on a personal computer. Includes a short introduction to UNIX; a discussion of system administration and network administration; tools users need to run the system; and complete instructions for installing and configuring Version 3.1 of XFree86. hot
  • The Cathedral & The Bazaar
    The Cathedral and the Bazaar is a book on software engineering methods, based on the author's observations of the Linux kernel development process and his experiences managing an open source project, fetchmail. Read more hot
  • The Easiest Linux Guide You'll Ever Read
    The target audience for this book are individuals who are competent with using Windows, who have never attempted to use Linux but are interested in giving it a try. ?The overall objective is to give people a bridge from what they already know to the powerful, fascinating world of the Linux operating system. Read more hot
  • The Linux Starter Pack
    Here's a complete guide to using Linux, taking you from beginner level to an intermediate user with ease. This book shows users how to install Linux, navigate around the desktop, use common software, add more programs and fix any problems that may be encountered. Read more hot
  • Two Bits
    In Two Bits, the author investigates the history and cultural significance of Free Software, revealing the people and practices that have transformed not only software, but also music, film, science, and education. Read more hot

Books : Printed : Administration

  • Linux for Windows Administrators
    by Mark Minasi, Dan York: an essential resource for anyone working in the real world of enterprise computing. Inside, renowned Windows expert Mark Minasi and Linux guru Dan York give you practical, in-depth Linux instruction that dovetails perfectly with what you already know about Windows hot

Books : Printed : Applications : Databases : DB2

Books : Printed : Applications : Databases : MySQL

  • MySQL Administrator's Guide and Language Reference (2nd Edition)
    by MySQL AB: Written by the creators of MySQL and edited by one of the most highly respected MySQL authors, the MySQL Administrator's Guide and Language Reference is the official guide to installing MySQL, to setting up and administering MySQL databases, and to storing and retrieving data in these databases. hot

Books : Printed : Beginners

  • Linux for Non-Geeks: A Hands-On, Project-Based, Take-It-Slow Guidebook
    by Rickford Grant: for any home user who has switched or is thinking of switching to Linux. Based on Red Hat's Fedora Core, Linux For Non-Geeks avoids geeky subjects like server and network setup and concentrates on the subjects of interest to the average home user: Installation, the Internet, playing CDs and audio files, desktop customization, games, downloading software and fonts, USB storage devices, printing, and more hot

Books : Printed : Distributions : Fedora

  • Fedora 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible
    by Christopher Negus: The Fedora 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible gives clear thorough instructions for the basic user and administrator skills needed to master the latest version of Fedora and RHEL. The book includes: step-by-step instructions for making Linux installation simple and painless; how to take advantage of the desktop interface (including coverage of AIGL and XGL); how to use the Linux shell, file system, and text editor; key system administration skills including setting up users, automating system tasks, backing up and restoring files, and understanding the latest security issues and threats; using and customizing the desktop menus, icons, window manager, and xterm; and, how to create and publish formatted documents with Linux applications. hot
  • Fedora Troubleshooting Bible
    by Christopher Negus: an indispensable resource for Fedora users who must now work without customer support from Red Hat, Inc., covering critical troubleshooting techniques for networks, internal servers, and external servers hot

Books : Printed : Distributions : OpenLinux

Books : Printed : Distributions : Ubuntu

  • The Official Ubuntu Book
    by Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Corey Burger, Jonathan Jesse, Ivan Krstic: Written by leading Ubuntu community members, this is the only book that you need to become a savvy Ubuntu user. hot

Books : Printed : General Guides

  • A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming
    by Mark G. Sobell: Renowned Linux expert Mark Sobell has brought together comprehensive, insightful guidance on the tools system administrators, developers, and power users need most, and an outstanding day-to-day reference, both in the same book. This book is 100 percent distribution and release agnostic: You can use it on any Linux system, now and for years to come. What?s more, it?s packed with hundreds of high-quality examples: better examples than you?ll find in any other Linux guidebook. hot

Books : Printed : Kernel

  • Linux Complete : Command Reference
    in 1,500 pages of tiny print, this heavy-duty tome documents every command, utility, file system, library function, and administration tool in the operating system. Linux also features a detailed kernel reference guide and a good index. hot
  • Linux Device Drivers, 3rd Edition
    by Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, Greg Kroah-Hartman: Updated to cover version 2.4.x of the Linux kernel, the second edition of Linux Device Drivers remains the best general-purpose, paper-bound guide for programmers wishing to make hardware devices work under the world's most popular open-source operating system. Read more hot
  • Linux Kernel Development
    by Robert Love: details the design and implementation of the Linux kernel, presenting the content in a manner that is beneficial to those writing and developing kernel code. While the book discusses topics that are theoretical, it does so with the goal of assisting programmers so they better understand the topics and become more efficient and productive in their coding hot

Books : Printed : OReilly

  • Programming With Gnu Software (Nutshell Handbook)
    by Michael Kosta Loukides, Andy Oram, Mike Loukides, Andrew Oram: this book and CD combination is a complete package for programmers who are new to UNIX or who would like to make better use of the system. tents include GNU Emacs, gcc, C and C++ libraries, gdb, RCS, and make hot

Books : Printed : Programming

  • Linux Application Development
    by Michael K. Johnson, Erik W. Troan: practical reference guides programmers developing Linux applications or porting applications from other platforms. hot

Books : Printed : Programming : C

  • The C Programming Language
    by Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie: presents a complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming. Written by the developers of C, this new version helps readers keep up with the finalized ANSI standard for C while showing how to take advantage of C's rich set of operators, economy of expression, improved control flow, and data structures hot

Books : Printed : Programming : C plus plus

  • The C++ Programming Language
    by Bjarne Stroustrup: in this brand-new third edition of The C++ Programming Language, author Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++, presents the full specification for the C++ language and standard library hot

Books : Printed : Programming : Perl

  • Advanced Perl Programming (Nutshell Handbook)
    by Sriram Srinivasan: covers complex techniques for managing production-ready Perl programs and explains methods for manipulating data and objects that may have looked like magic before. It gives you necessary background for dealing with networks, databases, and GUIs, and includes a discussion of internals to help you program more efficiently, and imbed Perl within C when necessary hot
  • Programming Perl (Nutshell Handbook)
    by Larry Wall (Editor), Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Christiansen, Stephen Potter: the book covers everything from basic control statements to regular expressions to using objects and interfacing with other languages (2nd edition) hot

Books : Printed : Reference

  • Linux in a Nutshell
    by Ellen Siever, Stephen Figgins, Aaron Weber, Robert Love, Arnold Robbins: Now in its fifth edition, Linux in a Nutshell brings users up-to-date with the current state of Linux. Considered by many to be the most complete and authoritative command reference for Linux available, the book covers all substantial user, programming, administration, and networking commands for the most common Linux distributions. hot

Community

  • linux.org
    linux.org is the home of Linux that is designed to act as a central clearing house for information and promotion of Linux. hot
  • OpenOffice.org
    OpenOffice.org is the open source project through which Sun Microsystems is releasing the technology for the popular StarOffice(tm) productivity suite. Read more hot
  • x.org
    The X.Org Foundation is a Delaware registered LLC, seeking to act as a scientific charity under the IRS 501(c)(3) code. Its mission is to maintain and enhance the existing X Window System code base, engineering appropriate enhancements that will be driven by current and future market requirements. The X.Org Foundation will periodically provide official X Window System update releases to the general public free of charge. Read more hot

Community : Links

  • LinTraining
    exists to make information pertaining to Linux training and certification accessible hot

Companies : Software Retailers : Europe

  • The Linux Emporium
    The cheapest place to get Linux distributions on CDROM in the United Kingdom. hot

Distributions

  • BackTrack
    BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. hot
  • Debian GNU/Linux
    Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with more than 18,000 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine. Debian will run on almost all personal computers, including most older models. Each new release of Debian generally supports a larger number of computer architectures. Debian is produced by almost a thousand active developers spread around the world who volunteer in their spare time. Read more hot
  • Fedora Project
    The Fedora Project is an open source project sponsored by Red Hat and supported by the Fedora community. It is also a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products. It is not a supported product of Red Hat, Inc. The Fedora Project announces a new major release of Fedora Core every four to six months. Read more hot
  • Gentoo Linux
    A special flavor of Linux that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need. Extreme configurability, performance and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience. Thanks to a technology called Portage, Gentoo Linux can become an ideal secure server, development workstation, professional desktop, gaming system, embedded solution or something else -- whatever you need it to be. Because of its near-unlimited adaptability, we call Gentoo Linux a metadistribution. Read more hot
  • Mandriva Linux
    Mandriva Linux, formerly known as Mandrake Linux, is a friendly Linux Operating System which specializes in ease-of-use for both servers and the home/office. It is freely available in many languages throughout the world. The Mandriva Linux PowerPack contains more than 2300 high-quality applications including a complete Office Suite of programs, plus installation support, for a cost of approximately 10 times less than the equivalent Microsoft Windows + MS Office cost, which comes without any technical support. Read more hot
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the leading platform for open source computing. It is sold by subscription, delivers continuous value and is certified by top enterprise hardware and software vendors. From the desktop to the datacenter, Enterprise Linux couples the innovation of open source technology and the stability of a true enterprise-class platform. Read more hot
  • Slackware
    The Official Release of Slackware Linux by Patrick Volkerding is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, providing simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and power, Slackware brings the best of all worlds to the table. Slackware Linux is a complete 32-bit multitasking "UNIX-like" system.i It's currently based around the 2.4 Linux kernel series and the GNU C Library version 2.3.4 (libc6). It contains an easy to use installation program, extensive online documentation, and a menu-driven package system. Read more hot
  • SuSE Linux
    SuSE Linux Professional delivers the features you need most for home computing and networking. SUSE LINUX Professional also includes more than 1,000 of the world's leading open source applications. From established solutions like Firefox and OpenOffice.org to "first looks" at emerging technologies like Beagle and Xen. Read more hot
  • Ubuntu Linux
    A Linux distribution that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release. Ubuntu ships with the latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD. Read more hot
  • XBMCbuntu
    XBMCbuntu (previously known as XBMC Live) is the XBMC Media Center software bundled with an embedded operating-system, all pre-packaged to give a set-top-box feeling. Read more hot

Distributions : Floppy

  • tomsrtbt
    "The most Linux on one floppy disk." rescue/panic/emergency diskette, or shirt-pocket Linux toolkit. It's goal iscontain as much stuff as possible on 1 floppy disk, keep it self contained, build under itself, and try to make it behave like a normal system. rescue and recovery functions get priority hot

Distributions : LiveCD

  • Knoppix
    KNOPPIX is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it. Read more hot
  • MEPIS Linux
    MEPIS Linux is a desktop Linux system that is also easy to configure as a dedicated server. It is designed for both personal and business purposes. It includes cutting-edge features such as a live/installation/recovery CD, automatic hardware configuration, NTFS partition resizing, ACPI power management, WiFi support, anti-aliased TrueType fonts, a personal firewall, KDE, and much more. Read more hot
  • Morphix
    Morphix is built from the existing Knoppix and Debian GNU/Linux distributions. But Morphix is modular; this means that it consists of a number of parts which together form a working distribution. hot
  • PCLinuxOS
    PCLinuxOS is an English only self-booting live cd that runs entirely from a bootable CD without installing anything on your computer. Read more hot

Distributions : Mini Distributions

  • Damn Small Linux
    DSL was originally developed as an experiment to see how many usable desktop applications can fit inside a 50MB live CD. It was at first just a personal tool/toy. But over time Damn Small Linux grew into a community project with hundreds of development hours put into refinements including a fully automated remote and local application installation system and a very versatile backup and restore system which may be used with any writable media including a hard drive, a floppy drive, or a USB device. hot
  • Puppy Linux
    Puppy Linux boots into a 48 - 54M ramdisk, from a USB keychain disk drive, Compact Flash, Hard Drive, Zip Drive, Floppy, Network/Thin Client, CD-ROM or Mini-CD. No more distributions that only support a single boot media, puppy boots from 'em all. Read more hot

Docs

  • Debian Administrator's Handbook
    Debian Squeeze from Discovery to Mastery: The purpose of this book is to show the many aspects of Debian so you can make an informed decision when choosing. hot
  • developerWorks
    developerWorks is a free on-line resource for tools, code, tips, education, on-line tutorials and more. The site is for developers with focus on world-wide open standards and cross-platform technologies such as Java, XML, Linux, Security, Web, Unicode and Open-Source. Get relevant information from both industry-leading sources as well as tapping in to the knowledge of the IBM technical community. hot
  • RedHat package manager
    aims to bring you the latest and most up to date information on the RPM software packaging tool which is taking the world by storm hot
  • The Linux Documentation Project
    LDP is a loosely knit team of volunteers who provide documentation for many aspects of Linux. There are several forms of documentation: Guides, HOWTOs, man pages, and FAQs. hot

Docs : Tutorials : Languages : Fortran

Handheld : GP2X : Software : Emulators

  • MAME GP2X
    MAME GP2X is a port of MAME to the gp2x. hot
  • PicoDrive
    This version of PicoDrive is another enhanced version of Dave's Megadrive / Genesis emulator for Pocket PC. The original Dave's code was heavily modified (including Cyclone core), parts of it were rewritten in asm, many features added, accuracy increased. This version is aimed at ARM-based handheld devices, so ports exist for GP2X handheld console, Symbian smartphones and PocketPC devices. Features include: Good compatibility, a modified Cyclone 68000 core with better compatibility, zipped ROMs and savestates, SRAM support, including serial SRAM, game screen rotation with many render modes, selectable frameskip, configurable keys and touchpad, and more. hot
  • PSX4all
    PSX4all is a PSX emulator for the GP2X. hot

Handheld : GP2X : Software : Games : Action

  • Wolfenstein 3D for the GP2X
    Wolf3D ported to the GP2X with the intention to make it as nice and smooth of an experience as possible. hot

Handheld : GP2X : Software : Games : Strategy

  • Payback
    (commercial) 11 Cities, 50 missions, a full voice track, new 3D models, real time lighting effects, It's taken almost 11 months but finally the full game and demo are here, an exclusive & updated version Payback has arrived on the GP2X. hot
  • TTD2X
    TTD2X is a modified port of OpenTTD to the GP2X. TTD is a clone of the Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe". hot

Handheld : GP2X : Software : Multimedia

  • MP2X
    MP2X is a modified version of the official GPH MPlayer. It has a handy zoom function for widescreen movies, TV-out support. hot

Handheld : GP2X : Software : Utilities : Launchers

  • GMenu2X
    GMenu2X is an alternative frontend for the gp2x. GMenu2X allows you to create direct links for your games & applications so that you can directly launch them without having to browse through all the filesystem manually, resulting in a better user experience. hot

Handheld : Zaurus

  • OpenZaurus
    OpenZaurus is the community version of the root filesystem / romimage for the Sharp Zaurus SL-5000d PDA. hot

Handheld : Zaurus : Software : Internet

  • Konqueror/Embedded
    attempts to build up a special version of the web browsing component of the KDE browser Konqueror (in particular its html rendering engine khtml and its io subsystem) hot

Handheld : Zaurus : Software : Networking

  • WinConnect Z
    (commercial) WinConnect Z allows a Zaurus user to access their Windows desktop and applications remotely. It does this by establishing a connection to either a Windows 2000 Server or an XP Professional desktop across a network or over the Internet hot

Hardware : Laptops : Ultra Portable

Hardware : Peripherals

  • Barnes & Noble nook
    Barnes & Noble nook is an electronic book reader developed by Barnes & Noble. It is based on the Android platform. Read more hot

Hardware : Smartphones

  • HTC Hero
    The HTC Hero is a mobile phone manufactured by the HTC Corporation. It is their third and most successful Android powered phone (the predecessors being HTC Magic and HTC Dream). Read more hot
  • Motorola Droid
    The Motorola Droid is a highly attractive, internet and multimedia enabled smartphone. It is designed by Motorola and is powered by the Android 2.0 platform. Read more hot
  • Nexus One
    The Nexus One is a smartphone from Google which is powered by the latest version of the Android Mobile Technology Platform (2.1). It represents Google's first branded phone. Read more hot

Hardware : Tablet

  • Archos 5 Internet Tablet
    The Archos 5 Internet tablet is a high powered device which enables users to experience the internet, enjoy media and TV from a compact handheld device. Unlike Apple's iPod touch, its nearest competitor, the Archos 5 Internet tablet is powered by free and open source software. Under its bonnet purrs the Android operating system. Read more hot

Hardware : Workstations

  • Raspberry Pi
    Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized ARM Linux box for $25. It?s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. hot

Java : Development : Environments

  • Argo/UML
    ArgoUML is a powerful yet easy-to-use interactive, Java based graphical software design environment that supports the design, development and documentation of object-oriented software applications. Read more hot
  • Eclipse
    Eclipse is an open-source software framework. In its default form it is a Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE), comprising of the Java Development Tools (JDT) and compiler (ECJ). Users can extend its capabilities by installing plug-ins written for the Eclipse software framework Read more hot
  • Eclipse Project
    Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. Read more hot
  • J2SE
    J2SE provides cross-platform compatibility, safe network delivery, and smartcard to supercomputer scalability. hot
  • JBuilder
    JBuilder is an integrated editor, debugger, compiler, visual designers, wizards, sample applications, tutorials, multimedia training, and support for the latest Java standards  JBuilder makes learning Java easy. Read more hot
  • NetBeans
    NetBeans is an open source, modular IDE, written in Java. Currently it supports Java development, but its architecture lends itself to supporting other languages as well. Read more hot
  • VisualAge
    IBM's Java application development environment for building Java applications, applets, servlets and JavaBean and Enterprise JavaBean components hot

Java : Development : Miscellaneous

  • NetCharts Pro
    (commercial) NetCharts Pro is a set of industrial strength graphical components intended for Java developers. NetCharts Pro enables complete control over the graph presentation and behavior in a servlet or client-side Java application context. hot

Java : E commerce

  • ICeHRM
    ICeHRM is a free and open source web based Human Resource Management system developed targeting small and medium sized companies to restructure their HRM process around it. Read more hot

Java : Editors

  • jEdit
    jEdit is a powerful, easy to use, extensible text editor. Read more hot

Java : Financial

  • Compiere
    Compiere is an Open Source ERP & CRM business solution for the Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) in distribution and service. Read more hot
  • Eclipse Trader
    Eclipse Trader is an Eclipse RCP application for online stock trading with many interesting features. Read more hot
  • JStock
    JStock is a stock market application that supports markets in 23 countries. It provides real-time stock information, intraday stock price snapshots, a stock indicator editor and scanner, portfolio management, and market chit chat features. Read more hot
  • Moneydance
    (commercial) Moneydance is a full-featured financial management application that includes features such as online banking, online bill payment, investment management, budget tracking, scheduled transactions, check printing, detailed graphs, reports, and much more. Read more hot
  • MyBooks Professional
    (commercial) MyBooks Professional (MBP) is a Java based double-entry, fully audited accounting system that conforms to the standards of GAAP and is modifiable, scalable, and portable. Read more hot

Java : Games : Action

  • Minecraft
    (commercial) Minecraft is a sandbox construction indie video game where you can build anything imagineable. It is also about blocks and collecting. The game is inspired by Infiniminer, a block-based digging/building game, Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress. Read more hot

Java : Games : Board and Card Games

  • Deep Shredder 9 Linux
    (commercial) Deep Shredder 9 Linux is the best Shredder for Linux computers with multiple processors or the new dual core processor. Deep Shredder 9 Linux works also fine on computers with one processor and one core, but cannot develop his full power there and is comparable to Shredder 9 Linux on those machines. You will also get the latest version of the Shredder user interface. Deep Shredder 9 Linux runs on all x86 computers with Linux and Java 1.4 or higher installed. Read more hot

Java : Games : Strategy

  • Java Bomberman
    another multiplayer bomberman clone written in Java hot
  • RuneScape
    RuneScape is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). In RuneScape you can go exploring, or earn a living practising a craft such as cooking or crafting. Many of the characters in the game can give you quests to explore, each with different rewards. Read more hot
  • Wurm Online
    (commercial) Wurm Online is a community-centric Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed in Java. The game tries to emulate real life in a medieval fantasy setting. Read more hot

Java : Graphics : Tools

  • blueMarine
    bluemarine is an application for supporting the digital photo workflow. It includes tools for managing, organizing, editing, and publishing photos. The latest releases also added support for GeoTagging. Read more hot

Java : Home and Education

  • 3D Slicer
    3D Slicer (Slicer) is a multi-platform, open source, integrated software for visualization and image computing. It is intended for computer scientists and clinical researchers. Read more hot
  • PatientOS
    PatientOS is a Healthcare Information System (HIS) for small hospitals and clinics. The software can be used as an Electronic Medical Record, Electronic Health Record or as a Personal Medical System. Read more hot

Java : Internet : News

  • RSSOwl
    RSSOwl is a free RSS (0.91, 0.92, 1.0, 2.0) newsreader written in Java programming language using SWT as fast graphic library. Features of RSSOwl include reading RSS or RDF newsfeeds in a comfortable tab folder, save newsfeeds in categories, export them to PDF / HTML or OPML, and view news in an internal browser. Read more hot
  • ThinFeeder
    ThinFeeder is an open source software that aims to provide a cross-platform, powerful and tiny RSS / Atom (currently RSS 0.9x, RSS 1.0 / RDF, RSS 2.0 and Atom 0.3) aggregator for the desktop. Read more hot

Java : JVM

Java : Multimedia : Tools

  • Subsonic
    Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer. Although primarily designed for MP3, it works for any media format that can stream over HTTP (for instance WMA and OGG). It works with any network-enabled media player, such as Winamp, iTunes, XMMS and Windows Media Player. Read more hot
  • TuxGuitar
    TuxGuitar is a multitrack guitar tablature editor and player written in Java-SWT, It can open GP3 and GP4 files. Read more hot

Java : Networking : Tools

  • MindTerm
    MindTerm is a free SSH client program written in Java (non-certified). It can be run as a stand-alone program or as an applet in a webpage. hot

Java : Office

  • JabRef
    JabRef is a GUI for managing BibTeX databases. Bibtex is a standard LaTeX bibliography reference format commonly used in academia. JabRef works on all platforms and requires java 1.5. Read more hot
  • TextCite
    TextCite is computer software for organizing and commenting textual citations from texts (books, articles or other published works) for use in producing academic or scientific publications. Read more hot

Java : Productivity Tools

  • Activiti
    Activiti is an open source light-weight workflow and Business Process Management (BPM) Platform targeted at business people, developers and system administrators. Read more hot
  • FreeMind
    FreeMind is a mindmapping tool. This software enables the user to visualise ideas, projects, brainstorming, concepts, internet research, or any activity that benefits from having a structured overview. Read more hot
  • Intalio|bpms
    The Intalio open source BPM, Intalio Community Edition, is designed around the open source Eclipse BPMN Modeler, Apache ODE BPEL engine, and Tempo WS-Human Task service developed by Intalio. The software can support any processes, small or large. It allows companies of all sizes to design, deploy, and optimize the most complex business processes. This can be done on top of any application and middleware system without having to write any code. Read more hot

Java : Productivity Tools : Calculator

  • SpeedCrunch
    SpeedCrunch is a fast and compact calculator thatis designed to be controlled using the keyboard. There is support for a few built-in functions (with an autocomplete feature) as well as variables. Read more hot

Java : Productivity Tools : Project Management

  • Bonita Open Solution
    Bonita Open Solution is an intuitive and powerful Business Process Management (BPM) solution to create process-based applications for simple-to-complex projects. Read more hot
  • GanttProject
    GanttProject is a free and easy to use Gantt chart based project scheduling and management tool. Read more hot

Java : Scientific : Other Sciences

  • World Wind
    World Wind is an open source (released under the NOSA license) virtual globe initially developed by NASA's Learning Technologies project. World Wind allows any user to zoom from outer space into any place on Earth. World Wind uses satellite imagery and elevation data to allow users to experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if they were really there. Read more hot

Java : Scientific : Visualization

  • SCaVis
    SCaVis (formerly jHepWork) is a full-featured object-oriented data analysis framework for scientists. Jython macros are used to plot data, 1D and 2D histograms, perform fit, etc. The program includes many tools for interactive scientific plots in 2D and 3D. Data structures and data manipulation methods integrated with Java and JAIDA classes combines remarkable power with a very clear syntax. Read more hot

Java : Servers

  • JBoss
    JBoss Application Server is a J2EE certified platform for developing and deploying enterprise Java applications, Web applications, and Portals. JBoss Application Server provides the full range of J2EE 1.4 features as well as extended enterprise services including clustering, caching, and persistence. Read more hot

Java : Utilities : Text Utilities

  • Guiffy
    (commercial) a file compare/merge (dIFF-like) tool with a GUI implemented in Java hot

Kernel

  • GNU Hurd
    The GNU Hurd is the GNU project's replacement for the Unix kernel. The Hurd is a collection of servers that run on the Mach microkernel to implement file systems, network protocols, file access control, and other features that are implemented by the Unix kernel or similar kernels (such as Linux). hot
  • Kernel Archives
    Kernel Archives is the primary site for the Linux kernel source, but it has much more than just kernels - we have 20 GB of disk space set aside for mirroring the largest Linux-related software archives. hot

Mac OS X : Software : Graphics : Drawing

  • Gimp.app
    a self contained application bundle of the GNU Image Manipulation Program for OS X hot

Mac OS X : Software : Internet : Mail

  • Eudora OSE
    Eudora OSE is a re-imagining and re-implementation of classic Eudora features on top of the Mozilla Thunderbird codebase. It is more than just an extension, as certain functionality required changes to the core of the application. hot
  • Thunderbird
    Thunderbird gives you a faster, safer, and more productive email experience. We designed Thunderbird to prevent viruses and to stop junk mail so you can get back to reading your mail. Read more hot

Mac OS X : Software : Internet : News

  • SABnzbd
    SABnzbd is a web-interface based binary newsgrabber written in python, with nzb file support. Read more hot

Mac OS X : Software : Internet : Web Browsers

  • Safari
    the Mac OS X default web browser hot

Mac OS X : Software : Multimedia : Video

  • DivX
    DivX is a free codec offering built to play every version of DivX content ever created. An update of our core technology, the DivX codec also plugs into your existing video software so you can easily create high-quality DivX videos at a fraction of the original size. hot

Networking

Networking : Protocols

  • Wayland
    Wayland is a protocol for a compositor to talk to its clients as well as a C library implementation of that protocol. The compositor can be a standalone display server running on Linux kernel modesetting and evdev input devices, an X application, or a wayland client itself. hot

Ports : MIPS

  • SGI/Linux
    the port of Linux to Silicon Graphics hardware. It currently supports all Indy models (R4400, R4600, or R5000 MIPS® CPUs). In the long term, we would like to see more extensive SGI platform support. Ports to newer hardware like O2(TM), OCTANE(TM), and Origin(TM), and even to old hardware like R3000 Indigo(TM) hot

Projects

  • Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
    Primary goals are: Create fully modularized sound driver which will support kerneld/kmod, Create new ALSA Kernel API which breaks most of limitations of current OSS API, Ensure compatibility with most binary OSS/Lite applications, Create ALSA Library (C,C++) and ALSA Manager hot
  • GGI Project Homepage
    GGI aims at unifying the way applications access the user display by defining a generic abstraction of the notion of graphic display. GGI defines high-level abstraction of input sources and displays, with a small set of management functions and general drawing operations. In GGI, the abstraction of a display is called a visual, and the actual device to which a visual is bound is a target. Targets can be anything from an X11 window to a 10 meter wide multi screen display. The association of a visual and a target is done at runtime by GGI internals and the process is transparent to the application. hot
  • Mozilla
    The Netscape 5 project - "free" source code, coordination and development resources. hot
  • SchoolTool
    SchoolTool is a project to develop a common global school administration infrastructure that is freely available under an Open Source licence. Read more hot

Publications : Humor

  • User Friendly
    User Friendly provides original and amusing cartoons. hot

Publications : Online

  • Freecode
    Freecode (formerly known as freshmeant) is an excellent resource for all the latest Linux software. hot
  • Linux Journal
    Linux Journal, the premier Linux magazine, is dedicated to serving the Linux community and promoting the use of Linux worldwide. A monthly periodical, Linux Journal is currently celebrating its thirteenth year of publication. It has now gone all-digital. hot
  • LinuxWorld
    LinuxWorld is a Web-only magazine that provides news and technical information about Linux and open source software. hot
  • Slashdot.org
    on-line publication with the latest Linux news hot

Publications : Podcast

  • FLOSS Weekly
    FLOSS Weekly is a free software / open source (FLOSS) themed podcast from the TWiT Network. Read more hot
  • Going Linux
    Going Linux is for computer users who just want to use Linux to get things done. New to Linux, upgrading from Windows to Linux, or just thinking about moving to Linux? This website and audio program (podcast) will provide you with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use Linux and its applications. Read more hot
  • Hacker Public Radio
    Hacker Public Radio (HPR) is an Internet Radio show (podcast) that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Besides the frequency of the podcast, another distinguishing feature of HPR is that it is a community-produced podcast. There have been more than 1200 shows produced. Read more hot
  • Ubuntu UK Podcast
    The Ubuntu Podcast covers all the latest news and issues facing Ubuntu Linux users and Free Software lovers in general. The show aims to appeal to a Linux beginner as well as the oldest coder. Read more hot

Publications : Printed

  • Linux Format
    Linux Format covers Linux for desktop user, developers and professionals. Each issue comes full of reviews, features and tutorials on diverse topics. Our Hot Picks section highlight's the best new open source software every month, all of which is available on the covermounted CD ROM. DVD edition available. Worldwide subscriptions available. hot

Security

  • 80 of the Best Linux Security Applications
    A compilation of 80 of the best Linux security applications which help to protect the integrity of a system. For each application we have created its own portal page, providing a detailed description of the software, its features, with links to other relevant resources. hot
  • Crypto-Gram
    Crypto-Gram is a free monthly e-mail newsletter on computer security and cryptography from Bruce Schneier (author of Applied Cryptography, inventor of Blowfish and Twofish, CTO and founder of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., general crypto pundit and occasional crypto curmudgeon). hot

Software

Software : Backup

  • AMANDA
    Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver: a backup system that allows the administrator of a LAN to set up a single master backup server to back up multiple hosts to a single large capacity tape drive. AMANDA uses native dump and/or GNU tar facilities and can back up a large number of workstations running multiple versions of Unix. Read more hot
  • Bacula
    Bacula is a set of computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Read more hot
  • ftape
    ftape is a driver program that controls various low-cost tape drives that connect to the floppy controller. ftape is not a backup program as such; it is a device driver, which allows you to use your floppy tape drive. All versions of ftape are copyrighted under the GNU General Public License. hot
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
    IBM Tivoli Storage Manager enables you to protect your organization?s data from failures and other errors by storing backup, archive, space management and bare-metal restore data, as well as compliance and disaster-recovery data in a hierarchy of offline storage. hot
  • Mondo Rescue
    Mondo Rescue is a GPL disaster recovery solution. It supports Linux (i386, x86_64, ia64) and FreeBSD (i386). It's packaged for multiple distributions (RedHat, RHEL, SuSE, SLES, Mandriva, Debian, Gentoo). It supports tapes, disks, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware Raid. Mondo is in use by Lockheed-Martin, Nortel Networks, Siemens, HP (US and France), IBM, NASA's JPL, the US Dept of Agriculture, dozens of smaller companies, and tens of thousands of users. Read more hot

Software : CD Writing : Console

  • Cdrdao
    Cdrdao records audio or data CD-Rs in disk-at-once (DAO) mode based on a textual description of the CD contents (toc-file). Features include: Full control over length and contents of pre-gaps (pause areas between tracks), Control over sub-channel data, Support for exact audio, data and mixed mode CD copying, Support for exact audio, data and mixed mode CD copying. hot
  • cdrecord
    Allows the creation of both audio and data CDs. Writes in TAO and DAO mode. Cdrecord supports all SCSI-3/mmc and ATAPI/mmc compliant drives as well as IDE/ATAPI, parallel-port, and SCSI drives. hot

Software : CD Writing : GNOME

  • Nero Linux
    (commercial) Nero Linux is a flexible graphical application to assist in burning writable CDs and DVDs in many formats. It supports all types of internal and external recorders that are supported by the API of the established Nero application for Windows. It features kernel optimizations for both 2.4 and 2.6 kernels, digital audio extraction, FreeDB support, and USB hotplugging. Video editing capabilities are not yet included. Read more hot

Software : CD Writing : KDE

  • GEAR Pro for Linux
    (commercial) Supports both a GUI and CLI interface. GEAR PRO for Linux offers full CD-R, CD-RW ,DVD-R and DVD-RAM recording and pre-mastering. GEAR supports most drives on the market. hot
  • K3b
    K3b is a CD and DVD burning application for Linux systems optimized for KDE. It provides a comfortable user interface to perform most CD/DVD burning tasks like creating an Audio CD from a set of audio files or copying a CD. Read more hot

Software : Databases

  • Domino
    (commercial) developed by Lotus, Domino is a combines integrated collaborative functionality with Linux' low cost-of-deployment and high reliability benefits to enable organizations worldwide to gain access to powerful messaging, knowledge management and Web application development capabilities hot

Software : Databases : Object Oriented

  • Objectivity/DB
    (commercial) A multi-threaded database engine with a rich set of development and administration tools. hot

Software : Databases : Query Tools and GUIs

  • MySQL Workbench
    MySQL Workbench is a cross-platform, graphical database modeling tool for MySQL. It allows you to create database models from scratch as well as by importing existing databases from SQL or DBDesigner4 models. Read more hot
  • Robomongo
    Robomongo is a shell-centric cross-platform MongoDB management tool. It is an easy to use application that enable users to manage MongoDB databases, write, edit and execute code and much more. Read more hot

Software : Databases : Relational

  • DB2 for Linux
    (commercial) The world most trusted relational database for applications ranging from business intelligence to e-business. The availability of DB2 Universal Database on Linux enables developers to combine the power of Linux with the performance and robustness of DB2. Read more hot
  • IBM Informix
    (commercial) IBM Informix provides Linux developers with the full power of an SQL-based database engine, combined with the quality, configurability, and interoperability of the Linux operating system. hot
  • MaxDB
    MaxDB is a heavy-duty, SAP-certified open source database for OLTP and OLAP usage which offers high reliability, availability, scalability and a very comprehensive feature set. It is targetted for large mySAP Business Suite environments and other applications that require maximum enterprise-level database functionality and complements the MySQL database server. hot
  • MySQL
    The MySQL database server is the world's most popular open source database. Over six million installations use MySQL to power high-volume Web sites and other critical business systems including industry-leaders like The Associated Press, Yahoo, NASA, Sabre Holdings and Suzuki. Read more hot
  • Oracle
    (commercial) Oracle Database 10g is the first database designed for enterprise grid computing, the most flexible and cost-effective way to manage enterprise information. It cuts costs of management while providing the highest possible quality of service. In addition to providing numerous quality and performance enhancements, Oracle Database 10g significantly reduces the costs of managing the IT environment, with a simplified install, greatly reduced configuration and management requirements, and automatic performance diagnosis and SQL tuning. These and other automated management capabilities help improve DBA and developer productivity and efficiency. hot
  • PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL is a highly-scalable, SQL compliant, open source object-relational database management system. With more than 15 years of development history, it is quickly becoming the de facto database for enterprise level open source solutions. Read more hot

Software : Editors : Console

  • jed
    JED is a freely available text editor for Unix, VMS, MSDOS, OS/2, BeOS, QNX, and win9X/NT platforms. Although it is a powerful editor designed for use by programmers, its drop-down menu facility make it one of the friendliest text editors around. Hence it is ideal for composing simple email messages as well as editing complex programs in a variety of computer languages. JED makes extensive use of the S-Lang library, which endows it with a powerful S-Lang macro language. Read more hot

Software : Editors : Emacs

  • Emacs
    The extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor. It features: Content sensitive major modes for a wide variety of file types, from plain text to source code to HTML files, Complete online documentation, including a tutorial for new users, Highly extensible through the Emacs Lisp language, Support for many languages and their scripts, including all the European ``Latin'' scripts, Russian, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Lao, Ethiopian, and some Indian scripts and a large number of extensions which add other functionality. Read more hot
  • XEmacs
    XEmacs is a highly customizable open source text editor and application development system. It is protected under the GNU Public License and related to other versions of Emacs, in particular GNU Emacs. Its emphasis is on modern graphical user interface support and an open software development model, similar to Linux. XEmacs has an active development community numbering in the hundreds, and runs on Windows 95 and NT, Linux and nearly every other version of Unix in existence. Read more hot

Software : Editors : GNOME

  • gEdit
    gedit is the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. Features include: Full support for internationalized text (UTF-8), Configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Perl, etc.), Undo/Redo, with configurable levels, Loading files from remote locations, File reverting, Print and print preview support. Read more hot
  • SciTE
    SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs. It is best used for jobs with simple configurations. Read more hot

Software : Editors : HTML

  • Bluefish
    Bluefish is a powerful editor for experienced web designers and programmers. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, but it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites. It has MDI support, multiple encodings support, and a customizable syntax highlighting based on Perl. Read more hot
  • Quanta Plus
    Quanta Plus is designed for quick web development and is rapidly becoming a mature editor with a number of great features. Quanta is based on KDE so this means it is network transparent from any dialog or project. It can use not only FTP but other KDE KIO slaves from file dialogs or in project settings. Read more hot

Software : Editors : KDE

  • Kate
    Kate is a multi document editor, based on a rewritten version of the kwrite editing widget of KDE, offering all the features of that plus a bunch of its own. Kate has been been moved to the kdebase package, and is a builtin part of your favorite desktop since release 2.2. Being a native KDE application, Kate is of course born with networking transparency, as well as it integrates with the outstanding features of KDE. Choose it for viewing HTML sources from konqueror, editing configuration files, writing new applications or any other text editing task. Read more hot
  • ReText
    ReText is a simple but powerful text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText. Read more hot

Software : Editors : vi

  • Cream
    Cream is a free and easy-to-use configuration of the powerful and famous Vim text editor for both Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux. Cream includes all the features of Vim plus many custom utilities. A short list of features includes syntax highlighting, spell check, multi-file find/replace, bookmarking, function prototype popups, macros, auto-wrapping, reformatting, justification, time/date stamps, file explorer, completion, sorting, calendar, tag navigation, block commenting, Microsoft, Unix and Apple format text editing, virtually unlimited file sizes, 38 varieties of 8-bit, 2-byte, and Unicode support, single/multiple document modes, unlimited undo/redo, show invisible characters, word count, and more. Read more hot
  • VIM
    Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. It's useful whether you're already using vi or using a different editor. Users of Vim 5 should consider upgrading to Vim 6, which is greatly enhanced since Vim 5. Read more hot

Software : Emulators : Apple

  • Executor
    (commercial) A Macintosh emulator that uses no software from Apple Computer. It doesn't require Mac ROMs or a Mac System file. It primarily runs older Macintosh applications and doesn't yet run PowerPC Macintosh Applications on PCs. hot

Software : Emulators : Commodore

  • VICE
    VICE is a program that runs on a Unix, MS-DOS, Win32, OS/2, Acorn RISC OS or BeOS machine and executes programs intended for the old 8-bit computers. The current version emulates the C64, the C128, the VIC20, all the PET models (except the SuperPET 9000, which is out of line anyway), the PLUS4 and the CBM-II (aka C610). Read more hot

Software : Emulators : Microsoft

  • Bochs
    Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to emulate a 386, 486, Pentium, Pentium Pro or AMD64 CPU, including optional MMX, SSE, SSE2 and 3DNow! instructions. hot
  • Cedega
    (commercial) Cedega allows Windows-based games to run on Linux, out-of-the-box, seamlessly and transparently. With Cedega, TransGaming does not require any access to a game's source code but, rather, runs the Windows executable on Linux. In simplified terms, Cedega loads a game's binary into memory on a Linux system and then dynamically links to code that provides an implementation of the Win32 APIs that the program is using. Read our detailed review. hot
  • CrossOver Office
    (commercial) CrossOver Office allows you to install your favorite Windows productivity applications in Linux, without needing a Microsoft Operating System license. CrossOver includes an easy to use, single click interface, which makes installing a Windows application simple and fast. hot
  • Cygwin
    Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows. It consists of two parts: A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API emulation layer providing substantial Linux API functionality, and a collection of tools, which provide Linux look and feel. hot
  • DOSEMU
    DOSEMU stands for DOS Emulation, and is a linux application that enables the Linux OS to boot any DOS and run DOS programs - including DPMI applications. It has the ability to: virtualize all input/output and processor control instructions, support the word size and addressing modes of the iAPX86 processor family's "real mode," while still running within the full protected mode environment, to trap all DOS and BIOS system calls and emulate such calls as are necessary for proper operation and good performance, to simulate a hardware environment over which DOS programs are accustomed to having control, and to provide DOS services through native Linux services. hot
  • WINE
    Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris. hot

Software : Emulators : Videogames

  • GnGeo
    GnGeo is a software emulator for the Neo-Geo game platform. It is notable for the fact that it uses specialized cores to emulate the main processors, giving it a significant performance boost over more general emulators such as MAME. Read more hot
  • Kega Fusion
    Kega Fusion is an impressive multi-console emulator created by Steve Snake. The emulator supports most of the Sega consoles, including the GameGear, Genesis (Mega Drive), Master System, Sega 32X, Sega CD, Sega Pico, SG-1000, SG-3000 and SF-7000. Read more hot
  • MESS
    The Multi Emulator Super System (MESS) emulates the inner components of computers, consoles, calculators, and even chess computers. It allows modern PCs to run software which was originally written for the emulated machines. MESS supports a mammoth 479 unique systems with 1282 total system variations. Read more hot
  • VisualBoyAdvance
    VisualBoyAdvance is a Game Boy Advance emulator that works with many ROMs that are publically available. It emulates GBA, GBC, SGB, and GBA roms. Read more hot
  • ZSNES
    ZSNES is a Super Nintendo emulator. On April 2, 2001 the ZSNES project was GPL'ed and its source released to the public. It currently runs on Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and DOS. Read more hot

Software : Emulators : Virtualization

  • VirtualBox
    VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Read more hot
  • VMware Workstation
    (commercial) VMware Workstation is powerful desktop virtualization software for software developers/testers and IT professionals who want to streamline software development, testing and deployment in their enterprise. VMware Workstation allows users to run multiple x86-based operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and NetWare, and their applications simultaneously on a single PC in fully networked, portable virtual machines ? no hard drive partitioning or rebooting required. Read more hot

Software : Financial : Accounting

Software : Financial : Personal Finance

  • GnuCash
    Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports. GnuCash is backed by an active development community and is blossoming into a full-fledged accounting system. Developed under the GPL. Read more hot
  • KMyMoney
    KMyMoney is striving to be a full-featured replacement for your Windows-based finance software. We are a full double-entry accounting software package, for personal or small-business use. Read more hot

Software : Financial : Stockmarket

  • Market Analysis System
    The Market Analysis System (MAS) is an open-source software application that provides tools for analysis of financial markets using technical analysis. Some of the features of MAS are: Includes basic technical analysis indicators, such as Simple Moving Average, Exponential Moving Average, Stochastic, MACD, RSI, On Balance Volume, and Momentum, more advanced indicators, such as Standard Deviation, Slope of EMA of Volume, Slope of MACD Signal Line, Bollinger Bands, and Parabolic SAR. Users can also create new technical analysis indicators, including complex indicators based on existing indicators. MAS can be configured and run as a server that provides services for several clients at a time running on remote machines. Read more hot
  • Qtstalker
    Qtstalker provides commodity and stock market charting and technical analysis. Data can be imported from online sources (e.g. Yahoo!) or from CSV (comma-separated values) files. Plugins enable creation of other indicators and data loaders. It can access the extensive TA-Lib Technical Analysis Library. Scripting for custom indicators enables combinations of different plots and other indicators and calculations. External scripts can pass data in. The back tester enables indicator performance tests. The scanner looks for charts which meet user-defined criteria. Read more hot

Software : Games : Action

  • Dota 2
    Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game and the stand-alone sequel to the Defense of the Ancients (DotA) mod. Read more hot
  • EVE Online
    (commercial) EVE Online is a massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) set in a science-fiction based, persistent world. Read more hot
  • No More Room in Hell
    No More Room in Hell is a free to play Half-Life 2 Co-operative mod based on the popular Zombie Apocalypse scenario. It is a first person survival horror modification for the Source Engine, and is a standalone game. hot
  • Savage 2: A Tortured Soul
    (commercial) Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is a fantasy and science-fiction themed computer game that combines elements of the first-person shooter, real-time strategy, and action role-playing game genres. Read more hot
  • Shadowgrounds: Survivor
    (commercial) Shadowgrounds: Survivor is a shooter game developed by Frozenbyte and the sequel to Shadowgrounds. Shadowgrounds Survivor tells the story of three survivors who join forces with the last remaining human resistance in the heated battle against the ongoing alien onslaught. Read more hot

Software : Games : Action : Fighting

  • Toribash
    (shareware) Toribash is a turn-based fighting game. Create your own martial arts movies in single player sandbox mode, or join the competition in the multi player modes. Read more hot

Software : Games : Action : First Person Shooter

  • Alien Arena 2008
    Alien Arena 2008 combines some of the very best aspects of such games as Quake III and Unreal Tournament and wraps them up with a retro alien theme, while adding tons of original ideas to make the game quite unique. Read more hot
  • AssaultCube
    AssaultCube is based on the game Cube. It is set in a realistic looking environment, with a gameplay that stays fast and arcade like. Read more hot
  • Doom 3
    (commercial) One of the finest games ever released featuring spectacular graphics and gameplay. Read more hot
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game mixing Enemy Territory and Quake 4. It is the follow up to Wolftenstein: Enemy Territory. Read more hot
  • Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge
    Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge (EMR) is a first-person shooter game with an epic and in-depth story line. The player travels through time in the Jurassic period, Camelot period, and into the future to chase down Morgana. Using the Aleph One engine, EMR creates an amazing new world, making it an entirely fun and unique gaming experience. Read more hot
  • Hexen II - Hammer of Thyrion
    Hammer of Thyrion is based on the original Linux Hexen II project, Anvil of Thyrion. It includes many bugfixes and some documentation. New features include: Improved sound and video modes, OpenGL glows and full screen intermissions. Read more hot
  • Left 4 Dead 2
    (commercial) Left 4 Dead 2 is a cooperative first-person shooter video game and the sequel to Valve Corporation's award-winning Left 4 Dead. hot
  • Nexuiz
    Nexuiz is a fast-paced, chaotic, and intense multiplayer first-person shooter game, focused on providing basic, old style deathmatch. It is extremely modder-friendly. Nexuiz is built on the power of the Darkplaces engine, which is a heavily modified version of the original Quake. Darkplaces features realtime lighting and stencil shadows, bumpmapping, gloss, bloom, and totally rewritten network code that supports up to 64 players on a single server. Read more hot
  • OpenArena
    OpenArena's gameplay is exactly the same as Quake III Arena - score frags to win the game using a balanced set of weapons each designed for different situations. Read more hot
  • Quake 2
    (commercial) Quake 2 is a fantastic 3D multiplayer action game that runs under X11, SVGAlib, or OpenGL. hot
  • Quake 4
    (commercial) In Quake 4 you are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad and Earth's valiant invasion force. Fight alone, with your squad, and in hover tanks and mechanized walkers as you engage in a heroic mission into the heart of the Strogg war machine. But, in this epic war between worlds, the only way to defeat the Strogg is to become one of them. Read more hot
  • Tremulous
    Tremulous for Quake 3 Arena is an open source modification that blends a team based FPS with elements of an RTS. Players can choose from 2 unique races, aliens and humans. Players on both teams are able to build working structures in-game like an RTS. These structures provide many functions, the most important being spawning. Read more hot
  • True Combat
    True Combat is a modification to Quake III arena featuring scriptable mission objectives in maps, C4 and smoke grenades to your arsenal, realistic lens flares, glare, and flash blend effects. Read more hot
  • Unreal Tournament 2004
    (commercial) Unreal Tournament 2004 is a multiplayer first person shooter that combines the kill-or-be-killed experience of gladiatorial combat with cutting-edge technology. Ten game modes - both team-based and "every man for himself" -- provide even the most hardcore gamer with palm-sweating challenges through unbelievably detailed indoor arenas and vast outdoor environments. As the ultimate techno-gladiator of the future, players will take their fates into their hands, battling against up to 32 other players online in action-packed, frag-filled arenas. hot
  • Warsow
    Warsow is a fast-paced 3D ego-shooter with colorful graphics which look like in comic (black lines around things; deliberatly surrealistic graphics) or similar to the movie "Tron". Read more hot
  • Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a free, stand-alone multiplayer game in which players wage war as Axis or Allies in team-based combat. It was originally planned as an add-on for Return to Castle Wolfenstein, but soon became it's own game, a separate entity with full single player, multiplayer, AI opponents and teammates. Read more hot

Software : Games : Action : Other

  • Frozen Bubble
    Frozen Bubble is a full-featured, colorful animated penguin eyecandy, 50 levels of 1p game, hours and hours of 2p game, 3 professional quality 20-channels musics, 15 stereo sound effects, 7 unique graphical transition effects. Read more hot
  • Penumbra: Overture Episode 1
    (commercial) Penumbra: Overture is a first person adventure game which focuses on story, immersion and puzzles. Instead of using violence to progress the player has to use his/her wits to guide Philip on his quest to unravel the past. Read more hot
  • The Last Sorceror
    (commercial) The Last Sorceror is a fast-action game where you are the leader of a powerful Order of Sorcerors. Having defeated mankind's greatest enemy, the Demon Hordes, you retreat to Haven for a life of peaceful seclusion. hot

Software : Games : Action : Platform

  • Secret Maryo Chronicles
    Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game with a style designed similar to classic sidescroller games. Read more hot

Software : Games : Action : Space

  • Star Conflict
    Star Conflict is a free action-packed Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) space game where players control their own spaceships. The game uses instanced battles, with struggle for dominance in space sectors. Read more hot
  • Vega Strike
    Vega Strike is a 3d OpenGL Action Space Sim for Win/Lin/Mac allowing players to trade and bounty hunt. You start in a beat up Wayfarer cargo ship with endless possibilities before you and just enough cash to scrape together a life. Read more hot

Software : Games : Action : War

  • Heavy Gear II
    (commercial) Heavy Gear II is a thrilling combat adventure pitting robot against robot in the distant future. hot
  • Liquid War
    Liquid War is a unique multiplayer wargame, for DOS, Windows and Linux, using Allegro . It is distributed as free software (free speech, not beer), protected by the GPL. hot
  • Scorched3D
    Scorched3D is a game based loosely (or actually quite heavily now) on the classic DOS game Scorched Earth "The Mother Of All Games". Scorched 3D adds amongst other new features a 3D island environment and LAN and internet play. Scorched 3D is totally free and is available for both Microsoft Windows and Unix (Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris etc.) operating systems. Read more hot

Software : Games : Action : Worms

  • Hedgewars
    Each player controls a team of several hedgehogs. During the course of the game, players take turns with one of their hedgehogs. They then use whatever tools and weapons are available to attack and kill the opponents' hedgehogs, thereby winning the game. Read more hot
  • OpenLieroX
    OpenLieroX is an extremely addictive realtime worms shoot-em-up backed by an active gamers community. Read more hot

Software : Games : Adventure

  • Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
    (commercial) Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a survival horror video game developed by The Chinese Room and produced and published by Frictional Games. The game is an indirect sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent hot

Software : Games : Arcade

  • Critical Mass
    Critical Mass (aka Critter) is an SDL/OpenGL space shoot'em up game. It currently runs on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and various other Unices. Read more hot
  • LBreakout
    LBreakout is a breakout-style arcade game in the manner of Arkanoid. Use your paddle to aim a ball at bricks until all bricks are destroyed. Lots of power-ups will help you with that task: extra balls, energy balls, extra lifes, weapons, glue, bonus floors, paddle expansion and extra score. Your best results are saved in a highscore chart. Read more hot
  • ManiaDrive
    ManiaDrive is a free clone of Trackmania, the popular game from Nadéo studio. Read more hot
  • Penguin Command
    Penguin Command is a clone of the classic Missile Command game, but it has more advanced graphics and sound. The gameplay has also been slightly modified. Read more hot
  • Pingus
    Pingus is a free Lemmings clone. The complete project is available and licensed under the GPL. Pingus uses ClanLib as its GFX/Sound library, so it will be playable in both X and Console (640x480). Its a puzzle game developed in 1991 by DMA Design. The player takes command in the game of a bunch of small animals and has to guide them around in levels. Since the animals walk on their own, the player can only influence them by giving them commands, like build a bridge, dig a hole or redirect all animals in the other direction. Read more hot
  • StepMania
    StepMania is capable of playing many game types. Currently, it supports games similar to Dance Dance Revolution, Pump It Up, EZ 2 Dancer, and Para Para Paradise. In the future, it will support games similar to BeatMania, Guitar Freaks, DrumMania, and more. The games played by StepMania are rhythm games. Read more hot
  • SuperTuxKart
    SuperTuxKart is an enhanced version of TuxKart, a kart racing game. Features include: new tracks & characters, updated interface etc. Read more hot
  • Warmux
    Warmux (previously known as Wormux) is a game where funny animals fight on a 2D map with funny weapons. Using dynamite, grenades, baseball bat and others bazookas, exterminate your opponent in a 2D toon style scenery and a funny environment. Read more hot
  • X-Moto
    X-Moto is a challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an all important role in the gameplay. You need to control your bike to its limit, if you want to have a chance finishing the more difficult of the challenges. Read more hot

Software : Games : Arcade : Block Based : Tetris

  • Crack Attack!
    Crack Attack! is a free OpenGL Linux game based on the Super Nintendo classic Tetris Attack. Read more hot
  • LTris
    LTris as a tetris clone which means you have a bowl with blocks falling down. By rotating and moving the blocks you try to assemble whole lines which then disappear. LTris has three modes for this: Classic is the classical one where you play until the bowl becomes filled, Figures resets the bowl contents to a new figure for each level and adds suddenly appearing tiles and lines later on and Multiplayer where up to three players either controlled by human or CPU(!) compete and send completed lines to each other. hot

Software : Games : Arcade : Tron

  • Armagetron Advanced
    Armagetron Advanced is a multiplayer game in 3D that attempts to emulate and expand on the lightcycle sequence from the Disney movie from 1982 called "Tron". Read more hot

Software : Games : Board : Backgammon

  • gnubg
    GNU Backgammon (gnubg) plays and analyses backgammon games and matches. Read more hot

Software : Games : Board : Chess : Engines

  • Crafty
    Crafty is a chess program written by Bob Hyatt. It is the "son" of Cray Blitz, winner of the 1983 and 1986 World Computer Chess Championships. Crafty is designed around bitboards (a 64-bit data structure) for reasons of speed of execution, ease of adding new knowledge, and a significantly cleaner overall design. Read more hot
  • Toga II
    Toga II is a derivative of the Fruit chess engine. It enhances on Fruit by offering greater chess knowledge and a better search algorithm. Read more hot

Software : Games : Board : Chess : Interfaces

  • xboard
    XBoard is a graphical user interface for chess. It displays a chessboard on the screen, accept moves made with the mouse, and load and save games in Portable Game Notation (PGN). It serves as a front-end for many different chess services, including: Chess engines that will run on your machine and play a game against you or help you analyze, such as GNU Chess, Crafty, or many others. Chess servers on the Internet, where you can connect to play chess with people from all over the world, watch other users play, or just hang out and chat. Correspondence chess played by electronic mail. The CMail program automates the tasks of parsing email from your opponent, playing his moves out on your board, and mailing your reply move after you've chosen it. hot

Software : Games : Board : Chess : Utility

  • Scid
    Scid is a chess database application for Unix/Linux (and now also Windows) operating systems. Scid is free. With Scid you can maintain a database of chess games, search games by many criteria, view graphical trends, and produce printable reports on players and openings. You can also analyze games with the chess program Scidlet or any other WinBoard-compatible chess engine, and even use Scid to study endings with endgame tablebases. Read more hot

Software : Games : Card : Mahjong

  • KMahjongg
    In KMahjongg the tiles are scrambled and staked on top of each other to resemble a certain shape. The player then is expected to remove all the tiles off the game board by locating each tile?s matching pair. Read more hot

Software : Games : Card : Poker

  • PokerTH
    PokerTH is a single-player poker game written in C++/QT4. You can play the popular "Texas Hold'em" poker variant against up to six computer-opponents. This poker engine is open-source and available for Linux, Windows and MacOSX. Read more hot

Software : Games : Card : Solitaire

  • PySol
    PySol is an exciting collection of more than 200 solitaire card games. Its features include support for lots of distinct games, very nice look and feel, multiple cardsets and table tiles, sound and background music, unlimited undo & redo, load & save games, player statistics and log files, hint system, demo games, support for user written plug-ins, integrated HTML help browser and lots of documentation. Among the supported games are classics like Aces Up, Baker's Game, Canfield, FreeCell, Forty Thieves, Golf, Klondike, Pyramid, Scorpion, Spider, Yukon, and many more... hot
  • PySolFC
    PySolFC is a collection of more than 1000 solitaire card games. It is a fork of PySol Solitaire. There are games that use the 52 card International Pattern deck, games for the 78 card Tarock deck, eight and ten suit Ganjifa games, Hanafuda games, Matrix games, Mahjongg games, and games for an original hexadecimal-based deck. Read more hot

Software : Games : Puzzle

  • Fish Fillets - Next Generation
    Fish Fillets - Next Generation is a Linux port of the puzzle game Fish Fillets from ALTAR interactive. The goal in every of the seventy levels is always the same: find a safe way out. The fish utter witty remarks about their surroundings, the various inhabitants of their underwater realm quarrel among themselves or comment on the efforts of your fish. The whole game is accompanied by quiet, comforting music. Read more hot
  • Machinarium
    (commercial) Machinarium is an entertaining puzzle / action / adventure game developed by a small team of developers based in the Czech Republic. Read more hot
  • Neverball
    Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course before time runs out. Neverball is part puzzle game, part action game, and entirely a test of skill. Neverball runs under Linux, Win2K/XP, FreeBSD, OSX, and hopefully anywhere else SDL is supported. Read more hot
  • SpaceChem
    (commercial) SpaceChem is an addictive, design-based puzzle game about building machines and fighting monsters in the name of science! Read more hot
  • World of Goo
    (commercial) World of Goo is a physics based puzzle / construction game with a quirky sense of humour. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. Read more hot

Software : Games : Puzzle : Memory

  • gbrainy
    gbrainy is a brain teaser game and trainer to have fun and to keep your brain trained. It is written for GNOME using Mono, C# and Cairo. gbrainy mission is to provide a platform for creating different kinds of brain-teasers and brain trainers games for GNOME. Read more hot

Software : Games : Puzzle : Sokoban

  • Enigma
    Enigma is a puzzle game involving falling blocks, exploding bombs, and pushing stuff around. It has elements of Boulderdash and elements of Sokoban. Read more hot

Software : Games : Role Play

  • Champions of Regnum
    Champions of Regnum is a free to play MMORPG focused in epic Realm versus Realm (RvR) and Player versus Player (PvP) battles. Choose your Realm and engage in the most dynamic player driven battlefield available on any MMO. Fight for the Alsius Empire, protect the woods of Syrtis or avenge the Brotherhood of Ignis. Read more hot
  • Crossfire
    Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game. Since its initial release, Crossfire has grown to encompass over 150 monsters, about 3000 maps to explore, an elaborate magic system, 12 races, 15 character classes, a system of skills, and many artifacts and treasures. Crossfire is based in a medieval fantasy world and is similar to other games of this genre. Read more hot
  • Egoboo
    Egoboo is a 3d dungeon crawling adventure in the spirit of NetHack. It uses OpenGL and SDL. It should run on any Wintel, Unix, and MacOS X system. Read more hot
  • Eternal Lands
    Eternal Lands is a multiplatform (Windows/Linux) 3D graphical online world that will evolve into a fully-featured MMORPG. It requires a hardware-accelerated video card that supports at least OpenGL 1.2. Read more hot
  • Graal
    Graal is a massively multi-player (MMP) game that involves quests, player personalisation, persistent NPCs, sparring, and general exploration. Developed over the course of 3 years, the Graal MMP support hundreds and even thousands of simultaneously connected players. This means that you will interact in a vast virtual world, with many kingdoms and quests, with players from all over the world. hot
  • Planeshift
    Planeshift is a persistent fantasy multiplayer Role Playing Game with state-of-the-art 3D graphics. Read more hot
  • Project Diaspora
    Project Diaspora is a 2D Space Trading Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). It is a clone of Diaspora. Read more hot
  • Regnum Online
    Regnum Online is a massive multiplayer online role playing game for the PC where the player are immersed in a 3D virtual world. There they can live as Elves, Humans Dwarves, or Dark Elves having exciting adventures, exploring the wild lands or joining an army of players to take on the other kingdoms armies. Read more hot
  • Vendetta
    (commercial) Vendetta Online is a massively multiplayer game, shipping now, which permits thousands of players to interact as the pilots of spaceships in a vast universe. Users may build their characters in any direction they desire, becoming rich captains of industry, military heroes, or outlaws. A fast-paced, realtime "twitch" style combat model gives intense action, coupled with the backdrop of RPG gameplay in a massive online galaxy. Read more hot

Software : Games : Simulation : City Sims

  • OpenTTD
    OpenTTD is an open source clone of the Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe". Read more hot

Software : Games : Simulation : Flight

  • Flight Gear
    The FlightGear flight simulator project is an open-source, multi-platform, cooperative flight simulator development project. The goal of the FlightGear project is to create a sophisticated flight simulator framework for use in research or academic environments, for the development and pursuit of other interesting flight simulation ideas, and as an end-user application. Read more hot
  • GL-117
    GL-117 is an action flight simulator for Linux/Unix and MSWindows. Enter the Eagle Squadron and succeed in several challanging missions leading though different landscapes. Five predefined levels of video quality and an amount of viewing ranges let you perfectly adjust the game to the performance of your system. Joystick, mouse, sound effects, music... Read more hot

Software : Games : Simulation : Other

  • Family Farm
    (commercial) Work the farm in this game of 19th century farmsteading and build a home for your families. Clicking cows won't earn you any cash. This is a simulation of a farmstead experienced in stories which span a generation. Read more hot
  • Frets On Fire
    Frets on Fire is a game of musical skill and fast fingers. The aim of the game is to play guitar with the keyboard as accurately as possible. Read more hot

Software : Games : Simulation : Racing

  • Racer
    Racer is a free car simulation project (for non-commercial use), using professional car physics papers to achieve a realistic feeling. Cars, tracks and such can be created relatively easy (compared to other, more closed, driving simulations). The 3D and other file formats are, or should be, documented. Editors and support programs are also available to get a very customizable and expandable simulator. OpenGL is used for rendering. Read more hot
  • VDrift
    VDrift is a cross-platform, open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind. It's powered by the excellent Vamos physics engine. It is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) v2. Read more hot

Software : Games : Simulation : Space

  • Oolite Linux
    Oolite Linux is a port of the space-sim game Oolite to the GNUStep/OpenGL linux platform. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license. Read more hot

Software : Games : Simulation : War

  • Danger from the Deep
    Danger from the deep (aka dangerdeep) is a Free / Open Source World War II german submarine simulation. It is currently available for Linux/i386 and Windows, but since it uses SDL/OpenGL it should be portable to other operating systems or platforms. Read more hot

Software : Games : Sports : Billiards

  • FooBillard
    FooBillard is a free OpenGL-billard game with realistic physics, AI-player and many gametypes like pool carambol or snooker. Read more hot

Software : Games : Sports : Football

Software : Games : Sports : Racing

  • TORCS
    TORCS is a 3D racing cars simulator using OpenGL. The goal is to have programmed robots drivers racing against each others. You can also drive yourself with either a wheel or keyboard or mouse. Read more hot

Software : Games : Sports : Soccer

  • Bygfoot Football Manager
    Bygfoot Football Manager is a small and simple football (a.k.a. soccer) manager game featuring some international leagues & cups. You manage a team from one such league: you form the team, buy & sell players, get promoted or relegated and of course try to be successful. Read more hot

Software : Games : Strategy

  • Dwarfs!?
    Dwarfs!? is a free arcade/strategy game set deep underground. Your goal is to explore a vast, randomly generated dungeon, while at the same time protecting your home town from harm. Read more hot
  • FreeCol
    The FreeCol team aims to create an Open Source version of Colonization (released under the GPL). At first we'll try to make an exact clone of Colonization. The visuals will be brought up to date with more recent standards but will remain clean, simple and functional. Certain new 'features' will be implemented but the gameplay and the rules will be exactly the same as the original game. Examples of modern features are: an isometric map and multiplayer support. Read more hot
  • FreeOrion
    FreeOrion is a turn-based game of epic space strategy game inspired by Master of Orion. It builds on the classic '4X' model by incorporating the nation-building elements of games such as Europa Universalis 2 and a versatile tactical combat engine. Read more hot
  • Glest
    Glest is a project for making a free 3d real-time customizable strategy game. The current version is fully playable, includes single player game against CPU controlled players, two factions with their corresponding tech trees, units, buildings and some maps. Read more hot
  • Globulation 2
    Globulation 2 is an innovative high quality Real-Time Strategy [RTS], which minimizes micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to the units. The player has to choose the number of units he wants for the different tasks, and the units will do their best to satisfy the requests. This allows to manage more units and to focus on the strategy. Read more hot
  • Savage: The Battle for Newerth
    Choose to be a commander and you will play an in-depth RTS managing the stronghold, or choose to be a warrior and you will play an intense game of first person combat. With the creation of a new game play genre, RTSS (Real Time Strategy Shooter), Savage expertly redefines the first-person shooter and real-time strategy genres by combining elements of both into one cohesive experience. Read more hot
  • Spring
    Spring has the ambitious aim of creating the best ever Real-time strategy, a strategic game that is distinctly not turn-based. It sets out to bring the gameplay experience of Total Annihilation (TA) into three dimensions. Read more hot
  • The Battle for Wesnoth
    The Battle for Wesnoth is a fantasy turn-based strategy game. Battle for control of villages, using variety of units which have advantages and disadvantages in different types of terrains and against different types of attacks. Units gain experience and advance levels, and are carried over from one scenario to the next campaign. Read more hot
  • UFO: Alien Invasion
    UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy game featuring tactical combat against hostile alien forces which are about to infiltrate earth at this very moment. You are in command of a small special unit which has been founded to face the alien strike force. To be successful on the long run, you will also have to have a research team study the aliens and their technologies in order to learn as much as possible about their technology, their goals and the aliens themselves. Read more hot
  • X³: Reunion
    X³: Reunion is a space trading, empire building, combat game similar in some respects to the classic game, Elite. Read more hot

Software : Games : Strategy : Global Conquest

  • 0 A.D.
    0 A.D. is a free, real-time strategy game. It is a war/economy strategy game allowing players to recreate or rewrite the ancient history of western civilisations. Read more hot

Software : Games : Strategy : Global Conquest : Civilization

  • Freeciv
    Freeciv is a free turn-based multiplayer strategy game, in which each player becomes the leader of a civilization, fighting to obtain the ultimate goal: To become the greatest civilization. Read more hot

Software : Games : Strategy : Warfare

  • Battle Tanks
    Battle Tanks is a funny battle on your desk, where you can choose one of three vehicles and eliminate your enemy using the whole arsenal of weapons. It has original cartoon-like graphics and cool music, it's fun and dynamic, it has several network modes for deathmatch and cooperative. Read more hot
  • Bos Wars
    Bos Wars is a real-time strategy game using the Stratagus game engine. Read more hot
  • BZFlag
    BZFlag is a free multiplayer multiplatform 3D tank battle game. The name stands for Battle Zone capture Flag. Read more hot
  • Crimson Fields
    Crimson Fields is a tactical war game in the tradition of Battle Isle. The outcome of the war lies in your hands. You decide which units are sent to the front lines, and when to unleash the reserves. Your mission objectives range from defending strategically vital locations to simply destroying all enemy forces in the area. Read more hot
  • netPanzer
    netPanzer is an online multiplayer tactical warfare game designed for fast action combat. Gameplay concentrates on the core -- no resource management is needed. The game is based on quick tactical action and unit management in real-time. Battles progress quickly and constantly as destroyed players respawn with a set of new units. Read more hot
  • Warzone 2100
    Warzone 2100 is a 3D realtime strategy on a future Earth. The Warzone 2100 GPL Project aims to continue the vision of Pumpkin studios started in 1999 with the game Warzone 2100, Which was closed source until Dec 6, 2004 when it was let out the doors for the first time under a GPL license. Read more hot

Software : Games : Utility : Engines

  • Delta3D
    Delta3D is an open source game and simulation engine. It is a fully-featured game engine appropriate for a wide variety of uses including training, education, visualization, and entertainment. Read more hot
  • GemRB
    GemRB is an Infinity Engine Emulator. The Infinity Engine is the Game Engine developed by BioWare Inc. used in games like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape Torment. Read more hot
  • Godot
    Godot is a fully featured, open source, MIT licensed, game engine. It focuses on having great tools, and a visual oriented workflow that can export to PC, Mobile and Web platforms with no hassle. The editor, language and APIs are feature rich, yet simple to learn, allowing you to become productive in a matter of hours. hot
  • Sauerbraten
    The Sauerbraten (Cube 2) engine is an advanced and complete originally open source engine available today, with many novel features unavailable elsewhere. Its main strength is its very productive content pipeline which is especially attractive to smaller companies making casual or serious games. Read more hot
  • ScummVM
    ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the game, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed. Read more hot
  • Unigine
    Unigine is a cross-platform real-time 3D engine. It stands on the cutting edge of the technology and provides the ultimate power for interactive virtual worlds (modern games and virtual reality systems). hot

Software : Graphics

  • Xara Xtreme
    Xara Xtreme is built on Xara's history of developing successful, award winning and innovative graphics software for 15 years. This is a new cross-category graphics application that can handle photos, business graphics, drawing and illustration needs. Read more hot

Software : Graphics : Animation

  • Synfig Studio
    Synfig is a powerful, industrial-strength, vector-based 2D animation software package, designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources. Read more hot
  • Tupi
    Tupi (a fork of KToon) is a 2D Animation Toolkit designed by animators (Toonka Films) for animators, focused to the Cartoon Industry. Read more hot

Software : Graphics : CAD

  • CAM Expert
    (commercial) A professional CAD/CAM system for engraving, LASER cutting and many other uses. hot
  • Dia
    Dia is a gtk+ based diagram creation program released under the GPL license. Dia is designed to be much like the commercial Windows program 'Visio'. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and simple circuits. It is also possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of SVG to draw the shape. Read more hot
  • QCad
    QCad is an application for computer aided drafting in two dimensions. With QCad you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors or mechanical parts. QCad works under Linux, Unix Systems, Mac OS X and Windows. The source code of QCad is released under the GPL (Open Source). Read more hot

Software : Graphics : Camera

  • Digikam
    digiKam is a simple digital photo management application for KDE, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos can be organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by directory layout or by custom collections. An easy to use interface is provided that enables you to connect to your camera and preview, download and/or delete your images. Read more hot
  • Entangle
    Entangle provides a graphical interface for ?tethered shooting?, aka taking photographs with a digital camera completely controlled from the computer. hot
  • gPhoto
    gPhoto2 is a free, redistributable, ready to use set of digital camera software applications for Unix-like systems, written by a whole team of dedicated volunteers around the world. It supports more than 500 cameras. Read more hot

Software : Graphics : Drawing

  • GIMP
    The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted. Read more hot

Software : Graphics : Modeling

  • Aqsis
    Aqsis is a high quality, photorealistic, 3D rendering solution. It complies with the Renderman interface standard defined by Pixar. Aqsis comprises a command line rendering tool, a tool for compiling shaders in the RSL language, a tool for preparing textures for optimal use, and various developer libraries to enable integration with third party tools. Read more hot
  • Blender
    Blender is a 3D renderer package for use in making TV commercials, to make technical visualizations, business graphics, to do some morphing, or design user interfaces. Read more hot
  • Jahshaka
    Jahshaka is an open source effects and compositing system. Jahshaka takes advantage of the power of OpenGL to give its users Realtime Effects, interactivity and hardware rendering. Read more hot
  • LuxRender
    LuxRender is an open source software rendering system for physically correct image synthesis. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations, thus producing realistic images of photographic quality. Read more hot
  • Maya
    (commercial) Allows artists in the film and video, games, interactive media, industrial design and visualization markets to render work created with the leading CGI software on a robust operating system running on a wide variety of Intel(R)-based platforms. hot

Software : Graphics : Rays

  • Persistence of Vision Ray Tracer (POV)
    The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Windows, Mac OS/Mac OS X and i86 Linux. The source code is available for those wanting to do their own ports. The Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer creates three-dimensional, photo-realistic images using a rendering technique called ray-tracing. It reads in a text file containing information describing the objects and lighting in a scene and generates an image of that scene from the view point of a camera also described in the text file. Ray-tracing is not a fast process by any means, but it produces very high quality images with realistic reflections, shading, perspective and other effects. Read more hot
  • Radiance
    RADIANCE is a highly accurate ray-tracing software system for UNIX computers that is licensed at no cost to users for non-commercial use; commercial use licenses including distribution rights are available for a fee. Radiance was developed with primary support from the U.S. Department Of Energy and additional support from the Swiss Federal Government. It is copyrighted by the Regents of the University of California. Radiance is a suite of programs for the analysis and visualization of lighting in design. Input files specify the scene geometry, materials, luminaires,time, date and sky conditions (for daylight calculations). Calculated values include spectral radiance (ie. luminance + color), irradiance (illuminance + color) and glare indices. Simulation results may be displayed as color images, numerical values and contour plots. Read more hot
  • Sunflow
    Sunflow Global Illumination Rendering System (Sunflow) is an open source rendering system for photo-realistic image synthesis. It is built around a flexible ray tracing core and an extensible object-oriented design. Read more hot
  • YafRay
    YafRay is a powerful raytracer, under the LGPL license. It enables you to create fantastic images and animations of a photo realistic quality. Features include: Full Global, skydome, HDRI illumination, Caustics, Real DOF, and Glossy/Blurry reflections. It has a modular framework, integration in 3d suites via plug-in, and more. Read more hot

Software : Graphics : Scanning

  • XSane
    XSane is a graphical scanning frontend for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy). It uses the SANE-library to talk to scanners. XSane is designed for acquiring images with scanners (there are other devices like cameras and videodevices supported by SANE, but XSane is not designed for that purpose). You can scan to file, do a photocopy, create a fax and start XSane from the GIMP as gimp plugin. Read more hot

Software : Graphics : Tools

  • LightZone
    LightZone is professional-level digital darkroom software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Rather than using layers as many other photo editors do, LightZone lets the user build up a stack of tools which can be rearranged, turned off and on, and removed from the stack. It's a non-destructive editor, where any of the tools can be re-adjusted or modified later ? even in a different editing session. hot

Software : Graphics : Tools : Capture

  • Shutter
    Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even a Web site, apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window. Read more hot

Software : Graphics : Tools : Gallery

  • F-Spot
    F-Spot is a full-featured personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop. Read more hot
  • Picasa for Linux
    Picasa is Google's photo organizer. It makes it easy to find, edit, and share digital photos. It automatically locates and remembers all pictures and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with recognizable folder names. You can drag and drop to arrange albums and make labels to create new groups. This Linux version mostly has the same features as the Windows version, and is based on a modified version of Wine. Read more hot

Software : Graphics : Viewers

  • CompuPic
    (commercial) An interactive multimedia file manager and manipulation program. CompuPic allows you to efficiently view, manage, catalog, and convert over 30 graphics formats. hot
  • Cornice
    A cross-platform image viewer written in Python + wxPython + PIL. Features thumbnails, image preview, bookmarks, zooming, and a slideshow. Read more hot
  • GQview
    GQview is an image viewer, that makes navigation of images easy. Images can be viewed full screen, and a slide show function allows automatic changing of the displayed image. GQview is an image manager, with complete copy, move, rename, and delete functions available at the press of a button. Find the right image with the search feature. Image collectors can free up space with a function that finds duplicate images. hot
  • gThumb
    gThumb is an image viewer, browser, organizer and editor. Features include: Vieing single images (including GIF animations). Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, XPM. Read more hot
  • Gwenview
    Gwenview is an image viewer for KDE. Gwenview can load and save all image formats supported by KDE, but Gwenview can also browse GIMP files (*.xcf) thanks to the included QXCFI component developed by Lignum Computing. It correctly displays images with alpha channel, using the traditionnal checker board as a background to reveal transparency. Read more hot
  • ImageMagick
    ImageMagick is a free software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped, colors can be changed, various effects can be applied, images can be rotated and combined, and text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated. Read more hot
  • imgv
    imgv includes many standard and unique features such as a file/directory browser, slideshows, zooming, rotating, detailed image information, on-the-fly Exif viewing, gamma correction, histograms, fullscreen support, wallpaper setting, the ability to view 4 images on the screen at once (and slideshow them), adjustable thumbnail sizes, image playlists, view/download images from websites, mpeg movie playing, file searching/filtering, multiple-directory and sub-directory loading, a customizable interface, transitional effects, image hiding with password protection, the ability to launch images into an external editor, command line options, keyboard shortcuts and much more. Read more hot

Software : Home and Education : Cataloging

  • Calibre
    Calibre is an open source e-book management application. It has a cornucopia of features. Read more hot
  • Griffith
    Griffith is a movie collection manager application. Adding items to the movie collection is as quick and easy as typing the film title and selecting a supported source. Griffith will then try to fetch all the related information from the Web. Griffith is a cross-platform application and is known to run on GNU Linux, Microsoft Windows and MacOS X systems. Probably, it will run on other POSIX compatible operating systems where a gtk+ environment is available, including FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Solaris. Read more hot

Software : Home and Education : Cookery

  • Gourmet Recipe Manager
    Gourmet Recipe Manager is a gnome-based recipe-organizer that allows searching and generating shopping lists. The program is written in python, using gtk for the GUI and metakit as a database. It imports mealmaster files and aims to support more formats. Read more hot

Software : Home and Education : Educational Games

  • GCompris
    A simple education game. In French GCompris is pronounce "j'ai compris" and means I Have Understood. The basic goal is to teach to children starting at 3 how to use a mouse and keyboard. Read more hot

Software : Home and Education : Health

  • AMIDE
    AMIDE (Amide's a Medical Imaging Data Examiner) is a free tool for viewing, analyzing, and registering volumetric medical imaging data sets. It's been written on top of GTK+, and runs on any system that supports this toolkit (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X with fink, etc.). Read more hot
  • iHRIS Software Suite
    The iHRIS Software Suite is an open source solution for tracking and managing health care workers across a country. It consists of three software solutions: iHRIS Qualify, iHRIS Manage, and iHRIS Plan. Read more hot

Software : Home and Education : Miscellaneous

  • Gramps
    Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System: an open source genealogy program. It is written in Python, using the GTK/GNOME interface. Read more hot

Software : Home and Education : Religion

  • BibleTime
    BibleTime is a Bible study application for Linux. It is based on the K Desktop Environment and uses the Sword programming library to work with Bible texts, commentaries, dictionaries and books provided by the Crosswire Bible Society. BibleTime provides an easy to use interface but is still easy to use. Features include searching, printing, taking notes, export and a lot of texts. Read more hot
  • Xiphos
    Xiphos (formerly GnomeSword) is Bible Study Software for the Linux community. Lookup and search Bible texts and commentaries. GnomeSword uses the Sword Projects modules and libs. Read more hot

Software : Home and Education : Teaching

  • iTALC
    iTALC makes it possible, to access and influence the pupils activities just from the computer of the teacher. With the help of iTALC, for example the teacher is able to see the content of the pupils screens on his screen. If a pupil needs help, the teacher can access the pupils desktop and give support from his computer. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Communications : Fax

  • HylaFAX
    HylaFAX is an enterprise-class system for sending and receiving facsimiles as well as for sending alpha-numeric pages. The software is designed around a client-server architecture. Fax modems may reside on a single machine on a network and clients can submit an outbound job from any other machine on the network. Client software is designed to be lightweight and easy to port. HylaFAX is designed to be very robust and reliable. The fax server is designed to guard against unexpected failures in the software, in the configuration, in the hardware and in general use. HylaFAX can support multiple modems and a heavy traffic load. hot

Software : Internet : Communications : IRC : Clients : KDE

  • Quassel IRC
    Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client based on the Qt4 framework. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Communications : Messaging Services : Instant Messaging : MSN Messenger

  • aMSN
    aMSN is a free open source MSN Messenger clone, with features such as: Display pictures, custom emoticons, webcam support, multi-language support, and more. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Communications : Messaging Services : Instant Messaging : Multi Protocols

  • centerICQ
    Centericq is a text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface that supports the ICQ2000, Yahoo!, AIM, IRC, MSN, Gadu-Gadu and Jabber protocols. Features include a view contact list as a lightbar-menu send/receive both messages and URLs, search users, view users' details, maintain your contact list directly from the program, have your own ignore list. hot
  • Pidgin
    Pidgin is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once. Pidgin can work with: AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo!, and Zephyr. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Communications : Telephony

  • Ekiga
    Ekiga is an H.323 compatible videoconferencing and VOIP/IP-Telephony application that allows you to make audio and video calls to remote users with H.323 hardware or software (such as Microsoft Netmeeting). It supports all modern videoconferencing features, such as registering to an ILS directory, gatekeeper support, making multi-user conference calls using an external MCU, using modern Quicknet telephony cards, and making PC-To-Phone calls. Read more hot
  • QuteCom
    QuteCom (formerly WengoPhone) is a multi-platform VoIP client. The GUI is Qt-based, and the Video-over-IP engine is based on the eXosip, oSIP, oRTP, ffmpeg, and libgaim projects. The eXosip module is extended by a phApi module, which implements a high-level, easy-to-use call control API. It supports PC-to-PC voice, video, and chat. One can use a standard SIP service provider such as Wengo to be assigned an incoming number, make calls to PSTN/cell phones, get voice mail, and more. In addition to SIP/SIMPLE QuteCom provides IM functionality using libgaim, so it is compatible with all protocols supported by libgaim. Read more hot
  • Skype
    Skype uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you to other users, to talk and chat with your friends. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Communications : Twitter

  • Birdie
    Birdie is fast, easy to use and works great. It provides all the basic Twitter features and allows you to enjoy Twitter right on your desktop. Birdie makes use of native technologies like Gtk and GLib to provide a clean and simple interface, while integrating seamlessly with the user's desktop environment. Read more hot
  • Hotot
    Hotot is a lightweight client for the Twitter microblogging service. It is designed especially for Linux and is coded using the Python language. Read more hot
  • Spaz
    Spaz is an award-winning open-source Twitter client for the Adobe Integrated Runtime, written entirely in HTML, Javascript and CSS. Read more hot
  • TweetDeck
    TweetDeck is a personal browser for staying in touch with what is happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook and more. TweetDeck shows you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organised and up to date. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Mail : Anti Spam : Filter

  • MailScanner
    MailScanner is a virus scanner for e-mail designed for use on e-mail gateways. It can also detect a large proportion of unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam) passing through it. Read more hot
  • SpamAssassin
    SpamAssassin is a mail filter to identify spam using text analysis. Using its rule base, it uses a wide range of heuristic tests on mail headers and body text to identify "spam". SpamAssassin uses a wide variety of local and network tests to identify spam signatures. This makes it harder for spammers to identify one aspect which they can craft their messages to work around. Anti-spam tests and configuration are stored in plain text, making it easy to configure and add new rules. SpamAssassin encapsulates its logic in a well-designed, abstract API so it can be integrated anywhere in the email stream. The Mail::SpamAssassin classes can be used on a wide variety of email systems including procmail, sendmail, Postfix, qmail, and many others. Read more hot
  • Vipul's Razor
    Vipul's Razor is a distributed, collaborative, spam detection and filtering network. Through user contribution, Razor establishes a distributed and constantly updating catalogue of spam in propagation that is consulted by email clients to filter out known spam. Detection is done with statistical and randomized signatures that efficiently spot mutating spam content. User input is validated through reputation assignments based on consensus on report and revoke assertions which in turn is used for computing confidence values associated with individual signatures. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Mail : Clients : Console

  • Alpine
    Alpine is a fast, easy to use mail client that is suitable for both novices and experienced users. It is the latest version of Pine, developed by the same team but renamed to avoid trademark issues. Read more hot
  • Mutt
    Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems; based on pine. It features color support, message threading, POP3 & IMAP support, highly customizable, including keybindings and macros, active development community. Read more hot
  • Pine
    Pine - a Program for Internet News & Email - is a tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages. Pine was developed by Computing & Communications at the University of Washington. Though originally designed for inexperienced email users, Pine has evolved to support many advanced features, and an ever-growing number of configuration and personal-preference options. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Mail : Clients : GNOME

  • Balsa
    Balsa is a GNOME email client that supports mbox, maildir, and mh local mailboxes, and IMAP4 and POP3 remote mailboxes. You can send mail via sendmail or SMTP. Optional multithreading support allows for non-instrusive retrieval and sending of mail. It also has an address Book that integrates with GnomeCard, support for multiple character sets for composing and reading messages, and GPG/OpenPGP mail signing and encryption. Read more hot
  • Evolution
    The most popular groupware client for Linux, Novell Evolution integrates e-mail, calendaring, tasks and contact management in one easy-to-use application. As part of Novell Linux Desktop, Novell Evolution integrates smoothly with other applications and communications tools and connects to corporate communications architectures including Novell GroupWise and Microsoft Exchange. Novell Evolution embraces mail, calendar and address book standards to ease data sharing. Supported mail protocols include IMAP, POP, SMTP and Authenticated SMTP, as well as Microsoft Exchange 2000 and 2003. Novell GroupWise support is currently in beta. iCalendar support allows users in disparate collaboration servers to share meeting information, publish this information and subscribe to calendars published on the Web (webcal). Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) support enables users to access their existing company address books. Users can also share contact information using vCard message attachments. Read more hot
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
    Mozilla Thunderbird is a redesign of the Mozilla mail component. Our goal is to produce a cross platform stand alone mail application using the XUL user interface language. Highlights include: The ability to customize your toolbars the way you want them. Choose View / Toolbars / Customize inside any window, UI extensions can be added to Mozilla Thunderbird to customize your experience with specific features and enhancements that you need, downloadable themes, an addressing sidebar for mail compose which makes it easy and convenient to add address book contacts to emails, and more. Read more hot
  • Sylpheed
    Sylpheed a GTK+ based, lightweight, and fast e-mail client. The appearance and interface are similar to some popular e-mail clients for Windows, such as Outlook Express, Becky!, and Datula. The interface is also designed to emulate the mailers on Emacsen, and almost all commands are accessible with the keyboard. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Mail : Clients : KDE

  • KMail
    KMail is a fully-featured email client that fits nicely into the K Desktop Environment, KDE. It has features such as support for filters, PGP/GnuPG privacy, inline attachments, drag and drop support of messages and attachments and support for multiple pop accounts. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Mail : Delivery Agents

  • Procmail
    Procmail can be used to create mail-servers, mailing lists, sort your incoming mail into separate folders/files (real convenient when subscribing to one or more mailing lists or for prioritising your mail), preprocess your mail, start any programs upon mail arrival (e.g. to generate different chimes on your workstation for different types of mail) or selectively forward certain incoming mail automatically to someone. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Mail : Mail Retrieval

  • fetchmail
    fetchmail is a full-featured, robust, well-documented remote-mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended to be used over on-demand TCP/IP links (such as SLIP or PPP connections). It supports every remote-mail protocol now in use on the Internet: POP2, POP3, RPOP, APOP, KPOP, all flavors of IMAP, ETRN, and ODMR. It can even support IPv6 and IPSEC. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Mail : Mailing Lists

  • MailMan
    Mailman is integrated with the web, making it easy for users to manage their accounts and for list owners to administer their lists. Mailman supports built-in archiving, automatic bounce processing, content filtering, digest delivery, spam filters, and more. Read more hot
  • Majordomo
    Majordomo controls a list of addresses for some mail transport system (like sendmail or smail) to handle. Majordomo itself performs no mail delivery (though it has scripts to format and archive messages). Features include: Supports various types of lists, including moderated, All list management activities are handled by email, so list owners don't need access to Majordomo server machine, Supports archival and remote retrieval of messages and digests, and is written in Perl. Read more hot

Software : Internet : Mail : Notification

  • gbiff
    gbiff checks for mail within a file, a qmail or mh style dir, or an imap4 , pop3 or apop server. It can display headers (number, sender, subject, and date) when new mail has arrived. It interprets any ISO-8859 encoding and supports both GTK and GNOME. hot
  • KBiff
    KBiff is a "biff" or new mail notification utility. It is highly configurable but very easy to use and setup. It tries to combine the best of the features of most of the "other" biff programs out there. hot

Software : Internet : News : RSS

  • aKregator
    aKregator is a KDE RSS aggregator that supports the best known metaphors from existing aggregators. Read more hot
  • Canto
    Canto is an Atom/RSS feed reader for the console that is meant to be quick, concise, and colorful. Read more hot
  • Liferea
    Liferea is a simple FeedReader clone for Unix distributions with GNOME2. It is a news aggregator for RSS/RDF feeds which also supports CDF channels, Atom/Echo/PIE feeds and OCS directories. Read more hot
  • Lightread
    Lightread is an excellent offline Google Reader. With beautiful design and incredible Ubuntu integration, Lightread is the best RSS reader for Linux. hot
  • Newsbeuter
    Newsbeuter is an RSS feed reader designed to be used on text terminals on Unix and Unix-like systems. It was developed with texttools users in mind, and thus its interface is similar to tools like mutt and slrn. Read more hot

Software : Internet : News : Usenet Clients

  • Pan
    Pan is a Gnome/GTK Newsreader for X that features easy binary retrieval, automatic grouping of multipart posts and more. Read more hot
  • trn
    Threaded RN, a newsreader that uses an article's references to order the discussions in a very natural, reply-ordered sequence called threads. hot

Software : Internet : News : Usenet Utilities

  • SABnzdb
    SABnzdb is an open-source cross-platform binary newsreader. It simplifies the process of downloading from Usenet significantly, due to a friendly web-based user interface and advanced built-in post-processing options that automatically verify, repair, extract and clean up posts downloaded from Usenet. Read more hot

Software : Internet : WebBrowsers

  • Chromium
    Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. Chromium is the open-source project behind Google Chrome. Read more hot

Software : Internet : WebBrowsers : Console

  • Lynx
    Lynx is possibly the most widely used text mode browser on the Internet. It runs on a wide variety of platforms, including Unix, VMS, Macintosh and Windows. Lynx is a full-featured browser, there is almost no content on the web that Lynx cannot retreive and display, either by itself or by calling on other software designed for the purpose. Read more hot

Software : Internet : WebBrowsers : GNOME

  • Epiphany
    Epiphany is the web browser for the GNOME desktop. Its goal is to be simple and easy to use. Epiphany ties together many GNOME components in order to let you focus on the Web content, instead of the browser application. Powered by the Gecko engine, Epiphany displays webpages with the same speed and accuracy as Mozilla Firefox. In addition, it provides an elegant, responsive and uncomplicated user interface that fits in perfectly with GNOME, and it has been translated to over thirty languages. Read more hot
  • galeon
    Galeon is a GNOME Web browser based on Gecko (the mozilla layout engine). It's fast, it has a light interface, and it is fully standards-compliant. hot
  • Mozilla
    Mozilla is a Web-browser, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editing made simple -- all your Internet needs in one application. hot
  • Mozilla Firefox
    Mozilla Firefox is the award winning preview of Mozilla's next generation browser. Browse the Web with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It's easy to import your favorites and settings and get started. Read more hot

Software : Internet : WebBrowsers : KDE

  • Konqueror
    Konqueror is an Open Source web browser with HTML 4.01 compliance, supporting Java applets, JavaScript, CSS 1, CSS 2.1, as well as Netscape plugins (for example, Flash or RealVideo plugins). Konqueror is also the file manager for the K Desktop Environment. It supports basic file management on local UNIX filesystems, from simple cut/copy and paste operations to advanced remote and local network file browsing. Konqueror is the canvas for all the latest KDE technology, from KIO slaves (which provide mechanisms for file access) to component embedding via the KParts object interface, and it is one of the most customizable applications available. Read more hot
  • Opera
    Opera has been hailed as the fastest browser on earth by users and press worldwide. Opera supports open international Web standards, such as HTML, XML, XHTML, WML, CSS and DOM. Opera includes pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, E-mail, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat. Read more hot

Software : Internet : WebServers

  • AOLserver
    AOLserver is a multithreaded, Tcl-enabled, massively-scalable and extensible web server tuned for large scale, dynamic web sites. AOLserver also includes complete database integration and a dynamic page scripting language. hot
  • Apache
    The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards. Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April of 1996. The February 2005 Netcraft Web Server Survey found that more than 68% of the web sites on the Internet are using Apache, thus making it more widely used than all other web servers combined. Read more hot

Software : Internet : WebServers : Modules : Embedding

  • mod_perl
    mod_perl lets you write Apache modules entirely in Perl. In addition, the persistent interpreter embedded in the server avoids the overhead of starting an external interpreter and the penalty of Perl start-up time. hot

Software : Internet : WebServers : Tools

  • Webmin
    Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms (and Java for the File Manager module), you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and so on. Read more hot

Software : Log Analyzers

  • Webalizer
    The Webalizer is a fast, free web server log file analysis program. It produces highly detailed, easily configurable usage reports in HTML format, for viewing with a standard web browser. Read more hot

Software : Monitoring : Load

  • Glances
    Glances is a cross-platform, open source, curses-based monitoring tool which aims to present a maximum of information in a minimum of space, ideally to fit in a classical 80x24 terminal or higher to have additional information. Read more hot

Software : Monitoring : Network

  • Nagios
    Nagios is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. Read more hot
  • OpenNMS
    OpenNMS is a scalable enterprise-class network monitoring and management platform, leveraging Java, XML/XSL, C/C++, and SOAP to get the job done. Read more hot
  • Pandora FMS
    Pandora FMS is a monitoring application to watch systems and applications, that allows to know the status of any element of your systems, watch for your hardware, software, multi-layer system and Operating System. Read more hot
  • Specto
    Specto is a desktop application that watches configurable events (such as website updates, emails, file and folder changes, system processes, etc) and then triggers notifications. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : AudioCD : GTK

  • Grip
    Grip is a cd-player and cd-ripper for the Gnome desktop. It has the ripping capabilities of cdparanoia builtin, but can also use external rippers (such as cdda2wav). It also provides an automated frontend for MP3 (and other audio format) encoders, letting you take a disc and transform it easily straight into MP3s. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : AudioCD : Other X11

  • xmcd
    Xmcd is a full-featured CD Player and Ripper software package. It includes two programs: xmcd - for the X window system using the Motif® graphical user interface and cda - a shell command-line utility which also features a curses-based, screen-oriented mode. Xmcd supports CD recognition via Gracenote CDDB®. It can connect to the CDDB servers on the Internet to get the artist, disc title, song titles and other information about the CD you're playing. hot

Software : Multimedia : Guitar

  • Rakarrack Guitar Effects
    Rakarrack is a guitar effects processor for GNU / Linux simple and easy to use. It contains 10 effects: Linear Equalizer, Parametric Equalizer, Compressor, Distorsion, Overdrive, Echo, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger and Reverb. It integrates a tuner and a MIDI converter (experimental). It can also be handled by an external MIDI controller. The settings designed by the user can be stored in presets and these presets can be used to create banks of effects. Read more hot
  • Songwrite 2
    Songwrite 2 is a music score and songbook editor. In addition to tablatures, it also supports staff, lyrics and drums. This software also manages lyrics. Songwrite 2 can play and print the partitions. When it starts, a new song is created and edited. By default, a single guitar instrument is present. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : MIDI : Sequencers

  • energyXT2
    (commercial) energyXT2 is a fully featured easy-to use music production sequencer. It provides music producers with a high quality solution for creating music. Read more hot
  • Rosegarden
    Rosegarden is a professional audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. Rosegarden is an easy-to-learn, attractive application that runs on Linux, ideal for composers, musicians, music students, and small studio or home recording environments. Read more hot
  • TiMidity++
    TiMidity++ is a software synthesizer. It can play MIDI files by converting them into PCM waveform data; give it a MIDI data along with digital instrument data files, then it synthesizes them in real-time, and plays. It can not only play sounds, but also can save the generated waveforms into hard disks as various audio file formats. hot

Software : Multimedia : MP3 : Encoders

  • LAME
    LAME is an educational tool to be used for learning about MP3 encoding. The goal of the LAME project is to use the open source model to improve the psycho acoustics, noise shaping and speed of MP3. LAME is not for everyone - it is distributed as source code only and requires the ability to use a C compiler. However, many popular ripping and encoding programs include the LAME encoding engine. It features: MPEG1,2 and 2.5 layer III encoding., CBR (constant bitrate) and two types of variable bitrate, VBR and ABR, Encoding engine can be compiled as a shared library (Linux/UNIX), DLL or ACM codec (Windows), GPSYCHO: a GPL'd psycho acoustic and noise shaping model, and has many improvements in quality in speed over ISO reference software. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : MP3 : Front End

  • Grip
    Grip is a cd-player and cd-ripper for the Gnome desktop. It has the ripping capabilities of cdparanoia builtin, but can also use external rippers (such as cdda2wav). It also provides an automated frontend for MP3 (and other audio format) encoders, letting you take a disc and transform it easily straight into MP3s. Internet disc lookups are supported for retrieving track information from disc database servers.Grip works with DigitalDJ to provide a unified "computerized" version of your music collection. hot

Software : Multimedia : MP3 : Players : GNOME

  • Audacious
    Audacious is a fork of beep-media-player, a multimedia player that uses a skinned user interface based on Winamp 2.x skins, which in itself was initially forked from XMMS. Read more hot
  • xmms
    xmms is a multimedia player for unix systems. XMMS stands for X MultiMedia System and can play media files such as MP3, MOD's, WAV and others with the use of Input plugins. hot

Software : Multimedia : MP3 : Tools : Rippers

  • RipOff CD Ripper
    RipOff is a GTK+ based CD ripper that has a simple interface, CDDB lookups, and a plugin-based encoder architecture. It aims to appeal to those users who want a non-GNOME dependent CD ripper with a simple interface, or users who just don't like the interfaces of the other GTK+ CD rippers. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Mixers

  • Mixxx
    Mixxx is designed for DJ'ing for both professional and semi-professional users. Mixxx was started in early 2001 as one of the first digital DJ systems. Today Mixxx includes many features common to digital DJ solutions, but also some very unique features: It is free, and runs on all major desktop operating systems. Futhermore Mixxx has a number of key features to help the DJ in the live mix: Beat estimation, parallel visual displays, and support for many DJ input controllers. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Music Notation

  • LilyPond
    LilyPond is an "automated engraving system." It will format music notation beautifully without requiring typographical expertise of its users. It tries to mimic traditional plate engraving in the general impression, layout algorithms, and the font design. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Players : Gtk

  • Exaile
    Exaile is a media player aiming to be similar to KDE's AmaroK, but for GTK+. It incorporates many of the cool things from AmaroK (and other media players) like automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via the wikipedia, last.fm support, optional iPod support (assuming you have python-gpod installed). In addition, Exaile also includes a built in shoutcast directory browser, tabbed playlists (so you can have more than one playlist open at a time), blacklisting of tracks (so they don't get scanned into your library), downloading of guitar tablature from fretplay.com, and submitting played tracks on your iPod to last.fm. Read more hot
  • RealPlayer
    RealPlayer supports RealAudio, RealVideo 10, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and Theora, H263, AAC and more. Get ready for accelerated video, full screen playback, and a lot more to play. It comes with a Mozilla-compatible plug-in, and a elegant UI design which is based on GTK technology. hot
  • Songbird
    Songbird is a Web player built from Firefox's browser engine. Songbird is open source, is intended to run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and supports user contributed, cross-platform extensions. Songbird plays your music too. Songbird has all the features you expect in a desktop media player. And Songbird constantly improves. Like Firefox, Songbird's features may be improved with user installed and contributed cross-platform extensions. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Players : KDE

  • amaroK
    amaroK is a media player for KDE. It is based on the aRts multimedia framework to play audio and video, and features a fresh and efficient approach to playlist handling.It supports the GStreamer, xine, NMM, MAS and aRts backends, has automatic play-statistics generation (iRate style), and has a 10 band equalizer. Read more hot
  • Musique
    Musique unclutters your music listening experience with a clean and innovative interface. It comes with one playlist, plain and simple, but also with graphical display of your albums and artists using pictures downloaded from last.fm. At the same time users can also browse their music directories and files. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Radio

  • Pithos
    Pithos is an open source native Pandora Radio client. It offers a lightweight alternative to the official Pandora.com web client. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Sound Synthesis

  • Open Sound World
    Open Sound World is a graphical programming environment for real-time music and audio applications. Users connect objects called transforms to form programs called patches. OSW currently runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and SGI platforms. hot

Software : Multimedia : Sound Synthesis : Csound

  • Csound
    Csound is a unit generator-based, user-programmable computer music system. It was originally written by Barry Vercoe at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984 as the first C language version of this type of software. Since then Csound has received numerous contributions from researchers, programmers, and musicians from around the world. hot

Software : Multimedia : Soundfile Editors

  • Audacity
    Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio, Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files, Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together, Change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more! Read more hot
  • Jokosher
    Jokosher is a simple and poweful multi-track studio. Jokosher provides a complete application for recording, editing, mixing and exporting audio, and has been specifically designed with usability in mind. The developers behind Jokosher have re-thought audio production at every level, and created something devilishly simple to use. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Speech Synthesis

  • eSpeak
    eSpeak is a Text to Speech engine for good quality English, and potentially other languages. Compact size and clear pronunciation. It speaks text files and also operates as a "talker" within the KDE TTS system as an alternative to Festival etc. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Synthesizers and Samplers

  • LMMS
    LMMS aims to be a free alternative to popular (but commercial and closed- source) programs like FL Studio, Cubase and Logic. It gives users the ability of producing music with your computer by creating/synthesizing sounds, arranging samples, playing live with keyboard and much more. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : TV

  • MythTV
    MythTV is a GPL licensed suite of programs that allow you to build the mythical home media convergence box on your own using Open Source software and operating systems. MythTV has a number of capabilities. The television portion allows you to do the following: You may pause, fast-forward and rewind live television. You may install multiple video capture cards to record more than one program at a time. You can have multiple servers, each with multiple capture cards in them. All servers are centrally managed and all programs are scheduled by the Master backend. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Tools : Conversion

  • Sound Juicer
    Sound Juicer is a CD ripping tool that features a clean interface and automatic tagging of files. Read more hot
  • SoX
    SoX, the swiss army knife of sound processing programs. SoX is a command line utility that can convert various formats of computer audio files in to other formats. It can also apply various effects to these sound files during the conversion. As an added bonus, SoX can play and record audio files on several unix-style platforms. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Tools : Frontend

  • Rhythmbox
    Rhythmbox is an integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple's iTunes. It is free software, designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop, and based on the powerful GStreamer media framework. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Tools : Tags

  • MediaInfo
    MediaInfo is a convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files. hot new

Software : Multimedia : Tools : iPod

  • Banshee
    With Banshee you can easily import, manage, and play selections from your music collection. Banshee allows you to import CDs, sync your music collection to an iPod, play music directly from an iPod, create playlists with songs from your library, and create audio and MP3 CDs from subsets of your library. Read more hot
  • gtkpod
    gtkpod is a platform independent Graphical User Interface for Apple's iPod using GTK2. It supports the first to fifth Generation including the iPod mini, iPod Photo, iPod Shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod Video. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Video : Editors

  • FreeJ
    FreeJ aims to be a digital instrument for video livesets, featuring realtime rendering of multilayered video and chained effect filtering directly on the screen. Read more hot
  • Lightworks
    (commercial) Lightworks is a professional-grade nonlinear video editor. It is a cross-platform editor from a well-known player in the media market. There is a free version available. hot
  • LiVES
    LiVES is intended to be a simple yet powerful video effects and editing system. It will use commonly available tools (mplayer, ImageMagick, and GTK+. It is currently usable for small video files. Read more hot
  • MainActor Video Editor
    (commercial) MainActor Video Editor is a multimedia processing tool whose capabilities include converting animations, creating animations from picture lists, splitting pictures and/or sound from animations, joining animations, improving animation timeflow, and it has powerful playback capabilities as well. hot
  • OpenShot
    OpenShot Video Editor is a non-linear video editor for Linux, built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework. The developers' goal is to create an easy-to-use, powerful, non-linear video editor, with a focus on "User Interface", "Work flow", and "Stability". Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Video : Players

  • Adobe Flash
    Adobe Flash (previously called Shockwave Flash and Macromedia Flash) is a set of multimedia software created by Macromedia and currently developed and distributed by Adobe Systems. Read more hot
  • Gnash
    Gnash is a Flash movie player and Web browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript3 classes. Gnash supports the majority of Flash opcodes up to SWF version 7, and a wide sampling of ActionScript classes for SWF version 8.5. Gnash also runs on many GNU/Linux distributions, embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, non x86-processors, and 64-bit architectures. There is also a standalone player for GNOME or KDE based desktops. Read more hot
  • Helix Player Project
    Helix Player Project is the Helix Community's open source media player for consumers. It will have a rich and usable graphical interface and support all of the types of media currently offered by our Helix DNA Client. Media support includes SMIL 2.0, RealVideo (RV9, RV8, RV7, RVG2), RealAudio (RA8, G2 audio), MP3, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG4 & H.263. Read more hot
  • Kaffeine
    Kaffeine is a simple and easy to use Media Player based on the xine-lib and full integrated in KDE3. Kaffeine supports Drag and Drop and provides a editable playlist, a bookmark-system, a konqueror plugin, a mozilla plugin, a OSD an much more. Read more hot
  • MPlayer
    MPlayer is a movie player for Linux (runs on many other Unices, and non-x86 CPUs, see Ports). It plays most MPEG, VOB, AVI, OGG/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, FLI, RM, NuppelVideo, yuv4mpeg, FILM, RoQ, PVA, Matroska files, supported by many native, XAnim, RealPlayer, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, RealMedia, Sorenson, Theora, and MPEG-4 (DivX) movies too. Another big feature of MPlayer is the wide range of supported output drivers. It works with X11, Xv, DGA, OpenGL, SVGAlib, fbdev, AAlib, libcaca, DirectFB, but you can use GGI and SDL (and this way all their drivers) and some lowlevel card-specific drivers (for Matrox, 3Dfx and Radeon, Mach64, Permedia3) too! Read more hot
  • RealPlayer
    RealPlayer allows you to play streaming audio and video over the Internet in real-time. hot
  • Totem
    Totem is the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on xine-lib or GStreamer. It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation. It comes with added functionality such as: Video thumbnailer for the file manager, Webcam utility (in development), Nautilus properties tab, and a Mozilla plugin. Read more hot
  • VideoLAN
    VideoLAN is a portable set of MPEG2 network-based tools for Unix and BeOS. The server broadcasts MPEG2 streams, and the client can play them from the network, from a file. Read more hot
  • XAnim
    XAnim is a player of avi, .wav, .fli, .gsm formats via ftp, http, or stdin. hot
  • XBMC Media Center
    XBMC Media Center (formerly Xbox Media Center) is a multimedia player/jukebox application for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and Xbox. It can be used to play or view most common video, audio, and picture formats such as MPEG-1/2/4, DivX, XviD, MP3, AAC, JPG, and GIF directly from a CD or DVD in the Xbox DVD-ROM drive or from the Xbox hard drive. XBMC can also stream files over a local network or from the Internet. Playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast, and many audio visualizations are also included. Read more hot
  • xine
    xine is a free multimedia player. It plays back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs. It also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet. It interprets many of the most common multimedia formats available - and some of the most uncommon formats, too. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Video : Stream Processing

  • Mencoder
    Mencoder is a simple movie encoder, designed to encode MPlayer-playable movies (AVI/ASF/OGG/DVD/VCD/VOB/MPG/MOV/VIV/FLI/RM/NUV/NET) to other MPlayer-playable formats. It can encode with various codecs, like DivX4 (1 or 2 passes), libavcodec, PCM/MP3/VBRMP3 audio. Read more hot
  • transcode
    Transcode is a suite of command line utilities for transcoding video and audio codecs, and for converting beween different container formats. Transcode can decode and encode many audio and video formats, e.g. MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4(-part 3) (also DivX and XviD variants), Quicktime / MPEG-PS (dvd) (decode only), MPEG-1-layer-1/2/3 audio, and AC3 audio. A variety of video and audio pre and post-processing filters are also available. Read more hot

Software : Multimedia : Video : Tools

  • FFmpeg
    FFmpeg is the first complete and free Internet Live Audio and Video Broadcasting solution. FFMpeg aims at being the command line tool to handle audio and video. It is a "three-in-one" solution. Read more hot

Software : Networking : Anti-Virus

  • Avast!
    Avast! Antivirus is an anti-virus program developed by ALWIL Software based in Prague. It is a multi-award winning solution to virus protection, with anti-spyware and anti-rootkit software built in for added security. Read more hot
  • AVG Anti-Virus
    AVG Anti-Virus is a free version of its advanced antivirus tool designed specifically for home use on the Linux desktop. Read more hot
  • F-Prot
    (commercial) F-Prot is a quick and easy to use antivirus software package, specially designed to protect your data from virus infection and to remove any virus that may have infected your computer system. It is free for use by personal users on personal workstations. hot
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus
    (commercial) Kaspersky Anti-Virus detects and block malicious programs of all types from entering your network: Internet-worms, Trojans, harmful Java and ActiveX applets and computer viruses including those specially developed for Linux. hot

Software : Networking : Download Managers

  • Downloader for X
    Downloader for X is a Linux/Unix userfriendly program with nice X interface to download files from the Internet. It suppotrs both FTP and HTTP protocols, supports resuming (of course if server side supports it) and makes downloading files from internet easy. Downloader for X is an analogue for Linux/Unix of such famous applications for Windows as ReGet, Go!Zilla and GetRight. It has support for both FTP and HTTP protocols as well as HTTP and FTP proxy servers. SOCKS5 support is also included! Authentication on the proxy servers is supported too. Read more hot
  • KGet
    KGet is a download manager similar to GetRight or Go!zilla. Read more hot
  • ProZilla
    ProZilla is a download accelerator for Linux which gives you a 200% to 300% improvement in your file downloading speeds. hot

Software : Networking : FTP

  • AxY FTP
    AxY FTP is an X Window System FTP client designed to be used mainly on Linux workstations. It is written using Motif widget set and XbaeMatrix Widget. GTK+ GUI implementation is also available. hot
  • Filezilla
    FileZilla is a multi-platform FTP and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface. Read more hot
  • IglooFTP
    IglooFTP is a new graphical and user friendly FTP client. Its main goals are to be easy to use and intuitive when used by novice, but powerful and fully configurable in the hand of experienced users. IglooFTP makes full use of the GTK+ library and is distributed under the GNU GPL. hot
  • NcFTP
    The purpose of ncftp is to provide a powerful and flexible interface to the Internet standard File Transfer Protocol. It is intended to replace the stock ftp program that comes with the system. Although the program appears to be rather spartan, you'll find that ncftp has a wealth of valuable performance and usage features. The program was designed with an emphasis on usability, and it does as much as it can for you automatically so you can do what you expect to do with a file transfer program, which is transfer files between two interconnected systems. Some of the cooler features include progress meters, filename completion, command-line editing, background processing, auto-resume downloads, bookmarking, cached directory listings, host redialing, working with firewalls and proxies, downloading entire directory trees, etc. Read more hot

Software : Networking : Firewalls

  • FireStarter
    FireStarter provides an easy to use, yet powerful, tool for setting up, administrating and monitoring firewalls for Linux machines. FireStarter is made for the GNOME desktop. Read more hot
  • GuardDog
    GuardDog is a firewall configuration utility for KDE. GuardDog is aimed at two groups of users. Novice to intermediate users who are not experts in TCP/IP networking and security, and those users who don't want the hastle of dealing with cryptic shell scripts and ipchains parameter. Read more hot

Software : Networking : Remote Execution

  • NoMachine NX
    NoMachine NX is a remote desktop system based on the X11 protocol. It provides a suite of libraries and X11 proxying agents implementing efficient compression and optimized transport of X11, HTTP, SMB, and arbitrary protocols. Read more hot

Software : Networking : Remote Execution : Remote Desktop

  • rdesktop
    rdesktop is an open source client for Windows NT Terminal Server and Windows 2000/2003 Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user's NT desktop. Unlike Citrix ICA, no server extensions are required. Read more hot
  • Splashtop
    Splashtop is a remote desktop software solution that allows users to connect to and control their computer from a mobile computing device, such as an iPad, iPhone, webOS, or Android device. hot

Software : Networking : Remote Execution : SSH

  • OpenSSH
    OpenSSH is a Linux port of OpenBSD's excellent OpenSSH. This Linux port basically consists of a few fixes to deal with the way that OpenSSL is usually installed on Linux systems, a few replacements for OpenBSD library functions and the introduction of PAM support. This version tracks changes made to the OpenBSD CVS version. Read more hot
  • ssh
    ssh is a program to log into another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another. It provides strong authentication and secure communications over insecure channels. It is intended as a replacement for rlogin, rsh, rcp, and rdist. hot

Software : Networking : Security

  • SELinux
    Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a security enhancement to Linux that provides a mechanism for enforcing the security of the system. Read more hot

Software : Networking : Security : Encryption

  • dm-crypt
    dm-crypt is a transparent disk encryption subsystem in the Linux 2.6 kernel that provides a generic way to create virtual layers of block devices that can do different things on top of real block devices like striping, concatenation, mirroring, snapshotting, and more. Read more hot
  • loop-AES
    loop-AES is a fast and transparent file system and swap encryption package. loop-AES can be used to encrypt disk partitions, removable media, swap space and other devices. It provides measures to strengthen the encryption including passphrase seeds, multiple hash iterations, MD5 IV and alternating encryption keys. Read more hot

Software : Networking : Security : Miscellaneous

  • The Sleuth Kit
    The Sleuth Kit (TSK) is a library and collection of command line file and volume system forensic analysis tools that allow you to investigate and analyze volume and file system data. Read more hot

Software : Networking : Security : Scanners

  • Nessus
    Nessus is the world's most popular vulnerability scanner used in over 75,000 organizations world-wide. The "Nessus" Project was started by Renaud Deraison in 1998 to provide to the internet community a free, powerful, up-to-date and easy to use remote security scanner. Nessus is currently rated among the top products of its type throughout the security industry and is endorsed by professional information security organizations such as the SANS Institute. Read more hot

Software : Networking : Security : Sniffers

  • Snort
    Snort is an open source network intrusion prevention and detection system utilizing a rule-driven language, which combines the benefits of signature, protocol and anomaly based inspection methods. Read more hot

Software : Office

  • Adobe Reader
    Adobe Reader is free software that allows everyone from business professionals to home users to easily and reliably view, print, and search PDF files using a variety of platforms and devices. Read more hot
  • Evince
    Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats. It currently supports pdf, postscript, djvu, tiff and dvi. The goal of evince is to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a single simple application. Read more hot
  • KPDF
    KPDF is a KDE PDF (Portable Document Format) viewer based on the code of the Xpdf application. KPDF has some unique features such as continuous mode and presentation support. Read more hot

Software : Office : Bibliography

  • Referencer
    Referencer is a document organiser and bibliography manager for GNOME. This application helps users to organise documents or references, and generate a BibTeX bibliography file. Read more hot

Software : Office : Information Management

  • Zimbra Collaboration Suite
    (commercial) Zimbra is a server and client technology for enterprise messaging and collaboration. Zimbra delivers innovation for both the administrator and the end user as well as compatibility with existing infrastructure and applications. Read more hot

Software : Office : Publishing

  • Scribus
    Scribus brings award-winning professional DTP to Linux and *nix desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout. Read more hot

Software : Office : Suites

  • KOffice
    KOffice is a free, integrated office suite for KDE, the K Desktop Environment. It features KWord - a frame-based wordprocessor for all your professional looking documents, KSpread - a powerful spreadsheet application, KPresenter - a fully-featured presentation program, Kivio - a Visio-style flowcharting application, Kontour - a vector drawing application, Krayon - A pixel-based image manipulation program like The GIMP or Adobe Photoshop, Kugar - a tool for generating business quality reports and KChart - an integrated graph and chart drawing tool . Read more hot
  • LibreOffice
    LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. It is a fork of OpenOffice.org. Read more hot
  • OpenOffice.org
    OpenOffice.org the product is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office, and the vendor-neutral OpenDocument standard from OASIS. Available in over 65 supported languages with more being constantly added by the community, OpenOffice.org runs stably and natively on Solaris, Linux (including PPC Linux), Windows, Mac OS X (X11), and numerous other platforms. Our porting page lists the platforms (ports) that OpenOffice.org can run on. Read more hot

Software : ProductivityTools

  • ProcessMaker
    ProcessMaker is an open source business process management (BPM) and workflow system designed to optimize the business operations and workflow management for small to medium sized businesses and organizations. It includes tools to automate your workflow, design forms, create documents, assign roles and users, create routing rules, and map an individual process quickly and easily. The software is relatively lightweight and does not require any kind of installation on the client computer. Read more hot

Software : ProductivityTools : Calculators

  • Rainlendar
    (commercial) Rainlendar is a feature rich calendar application that is easy to use and does not take much space on your desktop. A free lite version is also available. Read more hot

Software : ProductivityTools : Calendars

  • Sunbird
    Sunbird is a redesign of the Mozilla Calendar component. Our goal is to produce a cross platform standalone calendar application based on Mozilla's XUL user interface language. hot

Software : ProductivityTools : Diary

  • RedNotebook
    RedNotebook is a desktop diary that makes it very easy for you to keep track of the stuff you do and the thoughts you have. This journal software helps you to write whole passages or just facts, and does so in style. Read more hot

Software : ProductivityTools : Notes

  • Task Coach
    Task Coach is a simple open source todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists. Read more hot

Software : ProductivityTools : PIMs

  • Chandler
    Chandler is intended to be an open source personal information manager for email, calendars, contacts, tasks, and general information management, as well as a platform for developing information management applications. It is currently under development and will run on Windows, Mac, and Linux-based PC's. Read more hot
  • Kontact
    KDE Kontact is a personal information manager and groupware software suite for KDE. It unites mature and proven applications including KMail, KAddressBook, KOrganizer, KNode, and KNotes. Read more hot
  • KOrganizer
    KOrganizer is the calendar and scheduling application of the popular K Desktop Environment. KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system. KOrganizer provides management of events and tasks, alarm notification, web export, network transparent handling of data, group scheduling, import and export of calendar files and more. Read more hot

Software : ProductivityTools : Project Management

  • TaskJuggler
    TaskJuggler helps you to create schedules for your project work, plan resources, provide your cost management with information they require, compare your plan with the current state of your project and much more. Read more hot

Software : Programming : Compilers : Procedural

  • gcc
    GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection includes front ends for C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, and Ada, as well as libraries for these languages (libstdc++, libgcj,...). GCC development is a part of the GNU Project, aiming to improve the compiler used in the GNU system including the GNU/Linux variant. The GCC development effort uses an open development environment and supports many other platforms in order to foster a world-class optimizing compiler, to attract a larger team of developers, to ensure that GCC and the GNU system work on multiple architectures and diverse environments, and to more thoroughly test and extend the features of GCC. Read more hot
  • Intel C++ Compiler
    (commercial) The Intel® C++ Compiler for Linux* delivers rapid development and winning performance for the full range of Intel® processor-based platforms. This compiler product automatically optimizes and parallelizes software to take best advantage of multi-core Intel® processors. This compiler is also available as a separate product that incorporates Cluster OpenMP*. The Intel C++ Compiler for Linux with Cluster OpenMP provides all the functionality of the Intel C++ Compiler for Linux, plus a simple means of extending OpenMP parallelism to 64-bit Intel® architecture-based clusters. Read more hot

Software : Programming : Development : Application Framework

  • gtkmm
    gtkmm is the official C++ interface for the popular GUI library GTK+. Highlights include typesafe callbacks, and a comprehensive set of widgets that are easily extensible via inheritance. You can create user interfaces either in code or with the Glade User Interface designer, using libglademm. hot

Software : Programming : Development : Debugging : Bug Tracking

  • Bugzilla
    Bugzilla is one example of a class of programs called "Defect Tracking Systems", or, more commonly, "Bug-Tracking Systems". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Read more hot

Software : Programming : Development : Debugging : GNU Debugger

  • GDB
    GDB, the GNU debugger, allows you to debug programs written in C, C++, and other languages, by executing them in a controlled fashion, printing their data, etc., on a wide variety of UNIX and non-UNIX systems. hot

Software : Programming : Development : Debugging : Memory

  • Valgrind
    Valgrind is an award-winning suite of tools for debugging and profiling Linux programs. With the tools that come with Valgrind, you can automatically detect many memory management and threading bugs, avoiding hours of frustrating bug-hunting, making your programs more stable. You can also perform detailed profiling, to speed up and reduce memory use of your programs. Read more hot

Software : Programming : Development : Environments

  • Anjuta
    Anjuta is a GUI interface for the bunch of command line programming utilites and tools available for Linux, which are usually run in console. Read more hot
  • Code::Blocks
    Code::Blocks is a free C/C++ IDE built specifically to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It has been designed, right from the start, to be extensible and configurable. Code::Blocks is built around a plugin framework that allows it to be extended through the use of external libraries (plugins). Actually, much of Code::Blocks functionality already available, is provided by plugins. Code::Blocks even includes a plugin creation wizard to help you create your own plugins easily. Read more hot
  • Gambas
    Gambas Almost Means BASic is a free development environment based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions. Read more hot
  • KDevelop
    KDevelop is a C++ development environment for Unix/X11. It makes creation and development of GNU Standard applications an easy task even for beginners. Highlights are: Projectmanagement, integrated syntax-highlighting editor, generation of frame applications for KDE, Qt and terminal, classbrowser and integrated helpsystem with classreference. Read more hot
  • Lazarus
    Lazarus is a RAD Object Pascal Development IDE for use with Free Pascal. It is the open source equivalent of the Delphi VCL, designed to be widget-independent and to work on any platform where Free Pascal can be found. Read more hot
  • Mono
    Mono provides the necessary software to develop and run .NET client and server applications. Mono includes compilers, an ECMA-compatible runtime engine (the Common Language Runtime, or CLR), and many libraries. Read more hot
  • MonoDevelop
    MonoDevelop is a GNOME IDE primarily targeted for the development of software that uses both the Mono and Microsoft .NET framework. Read more hot
  • WebSphere Studio
    (commercial) WebSphere Studio is a family of integrated development environments for Web, Java?, J2EE, Web Services, XML and data applications and is a key element of the IBM Software Development Platform for automating and integrating the software development process. Built on Eclipse, an open, industry-supported platform for development tools, WebSphere Studio Application/Site Developer provides a seamless development environment that can be customized and extended with a wide range of IBM, partner and Eclipse-based plug-ins so that developers can focus on delivering a rapid and efficient response to business needs -- instead of tool integration. Read more hot

Software : Programming : Development : Interfaces

  • gtkmm
    gtkmm is the official C++ interface for the popular GUI library GTK+. Highlights include typesafe callbacks, and a comprehensive set of widgets that are easily extensible via inheritance. You can create user interfaces either in code or with the Glade User Interface designer, using libglademm. hot
  • SANE
    Scanner Access Now Easy is an application programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any raster image scanner hardware. hot

Software : Programming : Development : Revision Control

  • Bazaar Revision Control System
    Bazaar Revision Control System is a changeset-oriented revision control system based on Arch that makes it possible to retain previous changes to projects and coordinate development with other developers. Read more hot
  • Mercurial
    Mercurial is a fast, lightweight Source Control Management system designed for the efficient handling of very large distributed projects. Read more hot
  • Subversion
    The goal of the Subversion project is to build a version control system that is a compelling replacement for CVS in the open source community. Subversion is meant to be a better CVS, so it has most of CVS's features. Generally, Subversion's interface to a particular feature is similar to CVS's, except where there's a compelling reason to do otherwise. Read more hot

Software : Programming : Development : Tools : Graphics

  • BlueJ
    BlueJ is a graphical application painter utilizing graphical and non-graphical program elements to create graphical application programs either in Java or COBOL. hot

Software : Programming : Languages : Scripting

  • PERL
    Perl (Practical Extraction and Report Language) is a stable, cross platform dynamic programming language. Read more hot
  • PHP
    PHP is a server-side HTML-embedded scripting language. Read more hot
  • Tcl/tk
    a very simple programming language. If you have programmed before, you can learn enough to write interesting Tcl programs within a few hours hot

Software : Programming : Libraries : Graphics

  • Qt
    Qt sets the standard for high-performance, cross-platform application development. It includes a C++ class library and tools for cross-platform development and internationalization. Qt is also available to Java programmers through Qt Jambi. hot

Software : Programming : Libraries : Miscellaneous

  • GNU's C Library
    The GNU C library is used as the C library in the GNU system and most newer systems with the Linux kernel. The history of Unix and various standards determine much of the interface of the C library. In general the GNU C library supports the ISO C and POSIX standards. We also try to support the features of popular Unix variants (including BSD and System V) when those do not conflict with the standards. Different compatibility modes (selectable when you compile an application) allow the peaceful coexistence of compatibility support for different varieties of Unix. hot
  • libc
    Any Unix-like operating system needs a C library: the library which defines the ``system calls'' and other basic facilities such as open, malloc, printf, exit. The GNU C library is used as the C library in the GNU system and most systems with the Linux kernel. hot

Software : Programming : Toolkits

  • GTK+
    GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off projects to complete application suites. GTK+ is based on three libraries: GLib is the low-level core library that forms the basis of GTK+ and GNOME, Pango is a library for layout and rendering of text, with an emphasis on internationalization, and the ATK library provides a set of interfaces for accessibility. hot
  • LessTif
    the Hungry Programmers' version of OSF/Motif®. LessTif is source compatible with OSF/Motif® 1.2 hot

Software : Scientific

  • Google Earth
    Google Earth lets users view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others. Read more hot

Software : Scientific : Artificial Intelligence

  • The Player Project
    The Player Project creates Free Software that enables research in robot and sensor systems. The Player robot server is a widely used robot control interface in the world. Its simulation backends, Stage and Gazebo, are also very widely used. Read more hot

Software : Scientific : Astronomy : Analysis

  • IRAF
    IRAF is the Image Reduction and Analysis Facility, a general purpose software system for the reduction and analysis of astronomical data. hot

Software : Scientific : Astronomy : Planetarium

  • Celestia
    Celestia is a real-time visual simulation of space. Choose a point within the Local Group of galaxies, and Celestia will show you an approximation of how it would appear to your eyes were you actually there. Read more hot
  • SkyChart
    SkyChart (Cartes du Ciel) enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data in 16 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown. Read more hot
  • Stellarium
    Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go. Read more hot

Software : Scientific : Mathematics

  • FreeMat
    FreeMat is a free environment for rapid engineering and scientific prototyping and data processing. It is similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks, and IDL from Research Systems, but is Open Source. FreeMat includes several novel features such as a codeless interface to external C/C++/FORTRAN code, parallel/distributed algorithm development (via MPI), and plotting and visualization capabilities. Read more hot
  • Maple 11
    (commercial) Maple is the ultimate productivity tool for solving mathematical problems and creating interactive technical applications. Intuitive and easy to use, it delivers the most advanced, complete, reliable mathematical capabilities that can only come from a market-leading tool that has been developed and tested over 25 years. Maple allows you to create rich, executable technical documents that provide both the answer and the thinking behind the analysis. Maple documents seamlessly combine numeric and symbolic calculations, explorations, mathematical notation, documentation, buttons and sliders, graphics, and animations that can be shared and reused by your colleagues. hot
  • Mathematica
    (commercial) Mathematica seamlessly integrates a numeric and symbolic computational engine, graphics system, programming language, documentation system, and advanced connectivity to other applications. It is this range of capabilities--many world-leading in their own right--that makes Mathematica uniquely capable as a "one-stop shop" for you or your organization's technical work. It can handle complex symbolic calculations that often involve hundreds of thousands or millions of terms. Read more hot
  • MATLAB
    (commercial) MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran. Read more hot
  • matplotlib
    matplotlib is a pure Python plotting library designed to bring publication quality plotting to Python with a syntax familiar to MATLAB users. All of the plotting commands in the pylab interface can be accessed either via a functional interface familiar to MATLAB users or an object oriented interface familiar to Python users. Read more hot

Software : Scientific : Numerical Analysis

  • GAUSS
    (commercial) An easy-to-use data analysis, mathematical and statistical environment based on the powerful, fast and efficient GAUSS Matrix Programming Language. GAUSS is used to solve real world problems and data analysis problems of exceptionally large scale. hot
  • Octave
    GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a convenient command line interface for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with Matlab. It may also be used as a batch-oriented language. Octave has extensive tools for solving common numerical linear algebra problems, finding the roots of nonlinear equations, integrating ordinary functions, manipulating polynomials, and integrating ordinary differential and differential-algebraic equations. It is easily extensible and customizable via user-defined functions written in Octave's own language, or using dynamically loaded modules written in C++, C, Fortran, or other languages. Read more hot

Software : Scientific : Physics

  • ROOT
    ROOT is a comprehensive object oriented framework that provides a solid foundation on which large scale data analysis applications can be built. Read more hot

Software : Scientific : Processing and Visualization

  • Extcalc
    Extcalc is a multifunctional scientific graphic calculator with features like graph drawing, graph analysation and calculating scientific functions including differentiation, integration and logic functions. Read more hot
  • R
    R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues. R can be considered as a different implementation of S. There are some important differences, but much code written for S runs unaltered under R. Read more hot
  • Rattle
    Rattle (the R Analytic Tool To Learn Easily) provides a Gnome based open source interface to R functionality for binary classification tasks and data mining. It is also available as a product within Information Builders' business intelligence suite known as RStat. Read more hot
  • RStudio
    RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. RStudio combines an intuitive user interface with powerful coding tools to help you get the most out of R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, and workspace management. Read more hot
  • SPSS
    (commercial) SPSS is a modular, tightly integrated, full-featured product line for the analytical process, planning, data collection, data access and management, analysis, reporting and deployment. Read more hot

Software : Scientific : Statistics and Graphing

  • GNU plotutils
    The GNU plotutils package contains software for both programmers and technical users. Its centerpiece is libplot, a powerful C/C++ function library for exporting 2-D vector graphics in many file formats, both vector and raster. It can also do vector graphics animations. hot
  • Gnuplot
    Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility. Gnuplot supports many types of plots in either 2D and 3D. It can draw using lines, points, boxes, contours, vector fields, surfaces, and various associated text. It also supports various specialized plot types. Gnuplot supports many different types of terminals: interactive screen terminals (with mouse and hotkey functionality), pen plotters (like hpgl), printers (including postscript and many color devices), and printings to output file as vectorial pseudo-devices like LaTeX, metafont, pdf, svg, or bitmap png. Gnuplot is easily extensible to include new devices. Read more hot
  • gretl
    gretl is a free, open-source econometrics package under the GNU Public License. The package comprises a shared library, a command-line client program, and a graphical client built using GTK+. It is written in C. The library and command-line client should compile and run on any platform that supports ANSI C; the client uses the GNU readline library if available. Read more hot
  • Maxima
    Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, and vectors, matrices, and tensors. Maxima produces high precision results by using exact fractions and arbitrarily long floating point representations, and can plot functions and data in two and three dimensions. Read more hot
  • PSPP
    PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It interprets commands in the SPSS language and produces tabular output in ASCII, PostScript, or HTML format. Read more hot
  • Scilab
    Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for engineering and scientific applications. Scilab includes hundreds of mathematical functions with the possibility to add interactively programs from various languages (C, Fortran...). It has sophisticated data structures (including lists, polynomials, rational functions, linear systems...), an interpreter and a high level programming language. Read more hot

Software : Shells

  • Bash
    GNU Bourne-Again SHell - an sh-compatible command language interpreter that executes commands read from the standard input or from a file. Bash also incorporates useful features from the Korn and C shells. hot

Software : Spreadsheets

  • Gnumeric
    Gnumeric is intended to be a drop in replacement for proprietary spreadsheets. We are not attempting to clone existing applications. However, we offer a customizable feel that attempts to minimize the costs of transition. Gnumeric will import your existing Excel, 1-2-3, Applix, Sylk, XBase Quattro Pro, Dif, Plan Perfect, and Oleo files. Read more hot
  • NExS
    (commercial) Network Extensible Spreadsheet for UNIX and Linux: provides a rich and powerful graphical spreadsheet for Unix-style operating systems. Features include: Fast spreadsheet calculations, Microsoft Excel and Lotus 1-2-3 support, Real-time data exchange hot

Software : System : Administration

  • Phoronix Test Suite
    The Phoronix Test Suite is an open source comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform that provides an extensible framework for which new tests can be easily added. The suite aims to undertake both qualitative and quantitative benchmarks in a clean, reproducible, and easy-to-use manner. Read more hot

Software : System : Administration : Clusters

  • xCAT
    Extreme Cluster Administration Toolkit: a tool kit that can be used for the deployment and administration of Linux clusters. Its features are based on user requirements, and many of its features take advantage of IBM xSeries hardware. Read more hot

Software : System : Administration : Configuration Management

  • cfengine
    cfengine is a tool for setting up and maintaining BSD and System-5-like operating system optionally attached to a TCP/IP network. Read more hot

Software : System : Administration : Installation

  • FAI
    FAI is a non-interactive system to install, customize and manage Linux systems and software configurations on computers as well as virtual machines and chroot environments, from small networks to large-scale infrastructures and clusters. Read more hot

Software : System : Administration : Miscellaneous

  • Linuxconf
    a sophisticated administration system for the Linux operating system. In many ways, Linuxconf is different from other administration schemes found on Unix operating systems and most other systems hot

Software : System : Boot

  • GParted
    Gnome Partition Editor uses libparted to detect and manipulate devices and partitiontables while several (optional) filesystemtools provide support for filesystems not included in libparted. Read more hot
  • GRUB
    GRand Unified Bootloader - an attempt to produce a bootloader for IBM PC-compatible machines that has both the capability to be friendly to beginning or otherwise non-technically interested users and the flexibility to help experts in diverse environments hot

Software : System : Daemons : Networking

  • OpenVPN
    OpenVPN is a robust and highly configurable VPN (Virtual Private Network) daemon which can be used to securely link two or more private networks using an encrypted tunnel over the internet. Read more hot

Software : System : Daemons : Proxy

  • DansGuardian
    DansGuardian is a filtering proxy for Linux. It filters web pages for unsuitable content by a phrase list and PICS checking. Read more hot
  • WebContentControl
    WebContentControl is software which enables parents to prevent their children from browsing certain websites. It provides a graphical user interface written in Gambas which installs and configures DansGuardian, FireHol and TinyProxy. It is user friendly software, and offers good functionality. Read more hot

Software : System : Daemons : SMTP

  • Sendmail
    Sendmail is the de-facto mail-handler. Sendmail is the grand-father of all MTAs. It was originally written by Eric Allman while he was at the University of California at Berkeley. Read more hot

Software : System : Servers

  • 389 Directory Server
    389 Directory Server (formerly Fedora Directory Server) is a full-featured LDAPv3 compliant server. In addition to the standard LDAPv3 operations, it supports multi-master replication, fully online configuration... and administration, chaining, virtual attributes, access control directives in the data, Virtual List View, server-side sorting, SASL, TLS/SSL, and many other features. Read more hot
  • FreeRADIUS
    FreeRADIUS is a modular, high performance free RADIUS suite. This software allows authentication and authorization for a network to be centralized, and minimizes the number of changes that have to be done when adding or deleting new users to a network. Read more hot
  • Samba
    Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992, provided file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License. Read more hot
  • VNC
    VNC is a remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures. Read more hot
  • XFree86
    a freely redistributable open-source implementation of the X Window System. XFree86 runs primarily on UNIX® and UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux, all of the BSD variants, Sun Solaris x86, Mac OS X (via Darwin), as well as other platforms like OS/2 and Cygwin. XFree86, provides a client/server interface between display hardware (the mouse, keyboard, and video displays) and the desktop environment while also providing both the windowing infrastructure and a standardized application interface (API). XFree86 is platform-independent, network-transparent and extensible hot

Software : System : Servers : Multimedia

  • Sockso
    Sockso is a personal music server for everyone. It's designed to be as simple as possible so that anyone with a mouse and some MP3s can get their friends listening to their music across the Internet in minutes. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : Archive

  • Partition Image
    Partition Image is a Linux/UNIX uility which saves partitions in the extended 2 file system format (the linux standard) to an image file. Read more hot
  • tar
    tar provides the ability to create tar archives, as well as various other kinds of manipulation. For example, you can use tar on previously created archives to extract files, to store additional files, or to update or list files which were already stored. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : Compression

  • bzip2
    bzip2 is a freely available, patent free (see below), high-quality data compressor. It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques (the PPM family of statistical compressors), whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression. Read more hot
  • gzip
    gzip is a compression utility designed to be a replacement for 'compress'. Its main advantages over compress are much better compression and freedom from patented algorithms. The GNU Project uses it as the standard compression program for its system. Read more hot
  • RAR
    (commercial) RAR is a popular general purpose archiving and compression program. hot

Software : Utilities : Console : H-L

  • htop
    htop is an open source interactive and real time process monitoring application similar to the venerable top utility. With htop, you can scroll the list vertically and horizontally to see all processes and their full command lines. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : Console : Q-T

  • sed
    Sed (streams editor) isn't really a true text editor or text processor. Instead, it is used to filter text, i.e., it takes text input and performs some operation (or set of operations) on it and outputs the modified text. Sed is typically used for extracting part of a file using pattern matching or substituting multiple occurrences of a string within a file. hot
  • Shelr
    Shelr is an open source utility that provides plain text screencasts for shell 'ninjas'. This tool lets you record/replay and publish your terminal on http://shelr.tv or other services. It works almost the same as script or ttyrec but adds some useful features. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : Console : U-Z

  • Wget
    GNU wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc. hot

Software : Utilities : Desktops

  • GNOME
    The GNOME project provides two things: The GNOME desktop environment, an intuitive and attractive desktop for users, and the GNOME development platform, an extensive framework for building applications that integrate into the rest of the desktop. Read more hot
  • KDE Desktop Environment
    KDE (K Desktop Environment) is a free software project which aims to be a powerful system for an easy-to-use desktop environment. The aim of the KDE project is to connect the power of the UNIX operating systems (such as Linux) with the comfort of a modern user interface. Read more hot
  • ROX Desktop
    The ROX Desktop is a desktop environment, a lightweight alternative to GNOME or KDE based on the ROX-Filer file manager. It is inspired by the user interface of RISC OS. Read more hot
  • Xfce
    Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for unix-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use. Xfce 4.2 embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that together provide the full functionality of the desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick and choose from the available packages to create the best personal working environment. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : Dictionary

  • GoldenDict
    GoldenDict is a feature-rich dictionary lookup program supporting multiple dictionary formats, featuring perfect article rendering with the complete markup, illustrations, and other content retained, and allowing you to type in words without any accents or correct case. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : File Managers : Console

  • Midnight Commander
    Midnight Commander is a Unix file manager and shell. Being a text mode application, GNU Midnight Commander can be used locally or remotely, on the console or under X Window System. By using full screen space of the terminals, it provides an intuitive user interface to the operating system, aiming to be a useful tool for users with any level of experience, from a newbie to a guru. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : File Managers : GNOME

  • Nautilus
    Nautilus is a desktop-management and service-delivery platform for the network user environment (NUE), a framework for making computers easy to use and maintain. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : File Managers : Gtk

  • Double Commander
    Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : File Managers : Tcl Tk

  • TkDesk
    a graphical desktop and file manager for several brands of UNIX (such as Linux) and the X Window System. It offers a very rich set of file operations and services, and gives the user the ability to configure most aspects of TkDesk in a powerful way hot

Software : Utilities : Fonts

  • Fontmatrix
    Fontmatrix is a font manager built with the kind of features and abilities graphic designers, layout pros, and others have felt necessary, but modernized with some new touches. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : GUI

  • CopyQ
    CopyQ is an advanced clipboard manager written in Qt that comes with some fancy features, image support, editable history, command line support, keyboard shortcuts and more. Read more hot
  • Katapult
    Katapult is a KDE application that provides you with faster and easier access to your applications, bookmarks, and more. It is plugin-based and can launch anything it has a plugin for. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : Optimizers Diagnostics

  • CPU-G
    CPU-G is an open source application that shows useful information about your hardware. It collects and displays information about your CPU, RAM, motherboard, some general information about your system and more. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : Organization

  • BleachBit
    BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space and maintain privacy. It removes junk including cache, temporary files, and cookies. Designed for Linux systems, it wipes clean Bash, Beagle, Epiphany, Firefox, Adobe Flash, Java, KDE, OpenOffice.org, Opera, rpmbuild, XChat, and more. Read more hot
  • Google Desktop
    Google Desktop was a desktop search application that gave you easy access to information on your computer and from the web. Read more hot

Software : Utilities : Packagers

  • Synaptic Package Manager
    Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. hot

Software : Utilities : Terminals

  • rxvt
    rxvt is a colour vt102 terminal emulator intended as an xterm(1) replacement for users who do not require features such as Tektronix 4014 emulation and toolkit-style configurability. As a result, rxvt uses much less swap space. hot

Software : Window Managers

  • AfterStep
    AfterStep was originally based on the look and feel of the NeXTStep interface, it provides end users with a consistent, clean, and elegant desktop. The goal of AfterStep development is to provide for flexibility of desktop configuration, improving aestetics, and efficient use of system resources. hot
  • Beryl
    Beryl is a combined window manager and composite manager written in C using OpenGL to provide acceleration. It is designed to be highly flexible, extensible, and portable, while all the while keeping in mind that the users knows how they want their desktops to act better than we do. With Beryl the rather esoteric concept of the computer desktop is brought down to a more human level, allowing for a more native and intuitive understanding of your workspace. hot
  • Compiz
    Compiz is a compositing window manager that uses 3D graphics acceleration via OpenGL. It provides various new graphical effects and features on any desktop environment, including Gnome and KDE. hot
  • Enlightenment
    The Enlightenment DR16 window manager was released in 2000, along with its dependencies Imlib and Fnlib, and remains in heavy usage today. While rumors of its death still circulate, DR16.6 was release on Nov 2nd, 2003, and it remains in development today with a long life still ahead of it. DR16 has been the choice of power users and artists due to its low overhead, highly graphical, widely theme-able, extremely configurable, yet unobtrusive interface. Nearly all functions of the window manager can be handled without mouse input, including application launching via e16keyedit. It also remains highly portable, with ports avalible for Linux on all platforms, FreeBSD, IRIX, Solaris X86 and Sparc, HP-UX, AIX, OS/2, and more. hot
  • icewm
    icewm is a nice window manager designed for speed, usability and consistency. It has full GNOME compliance, partial KDE compliance, a default configuration fully usable without tweaking and optional use of mouse. hot
  • Window Maker
    Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP[tm] user interface. It is fast, feature rich, easy to configure, and easy to use. It is also free software, with contributions being made by programmers from around the world. hot

Software : Wordprocessors

  • AbiWord
    AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, and so forth. Read more hot

Software : Wordprocessors : PostScript

  • Ghostscript
    An interpreter for the PostScript (TM) language. A PostScript interpreter usually takes as input a set of graphics commands. The output is usually a page bitmap which is then sent to an output device such as a printer or display. PostScript is embedded in many printers. Read more hot

Software : Wordprocessors : Typesetting

  • LaTeX
    LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. hot
  • LyX
    LyX is an advanced open source document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. LyX lets you concentrate on writing, leaving details of visual layout to the software. Read more hot

Web : Communications : Groupware

  • OpenGroupware.org
    OpenGroupware.org (OGo) is an Open Source collaborative software (groupware) server for multiple clients. Read more hot

Web : Communications : Groupware : Wiki

  • DokuWiki
    DokuWiki is a simple to use Wiki aimed at a small companies documentation needs. It works on plain texts files and thus needs no database. It has a simple but powerful Syntax which makes sure the datafiles remain readable outside the Wiki. It utilizes GNU grep for fast text search. Read more hot
  • MoinMoin
    MoinMoin is an advanced, easy to use and extensible WikiEngine with a large community of users. Read more hot

Web : Databases

  • iTop
    IT Operations Portal (iTop) is a comprehensive open source Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) web based service management tool. iTop includes a fully customizable configuration management database, a helpdesk system and a document management tool. Read more hot
  • phpMyAdmin
    phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields, manage privileges,export data into various formats and is available in 46 languages. Read more hot

Web : Development : Application Framework

  • CakePHP
    Cake is a rapid development framework for PHP which uses commonly known design patterns like ActiveRecord, Association Data Mapping, Front Controller, and MVC. Its primary goal is to provide a structured framework that enables PHP users at all levels to rapidly develop robust Web applications without any loss to flexibility. Read more hot
  • CodeIgniter
    CodeIgniter is an open source web application framework to help write PHP programs. The goal of the application is to help developers code projects faster than writing code from scratch. This is to be achieved by offering a rich set of libraries for commonly needed tasks, as well as a simple interface and logical structure to access these libraries. Read more hot
  • Google Web Toolkit
    Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is an open source set of tools for building and optimizing complex browser-based applications. Its goal is to enable productive development of high-performance web applications without the developer having to be an expert in browser quirks, XMLHttpRequest, and JavaScript. It offers excellent development tools. Read more hot
  • Ruby on Rails
    Ruby on Rails, often shortened to Rails, is an open source full-stack web framework in Ruby for writing real-world applications. Read more hot
  • ZK
    ZK is an open-source Ajax Web framework that enables rich user interface for Web applications with no JavaScript and little programming. Read more hot

Web : Development : Tools

  • Google Web Designer
    Create engaging, interactive HTML5-based designs and motion graphics that can run on any device. hot

Web : E commerce

  • SpagoBI
    SpagoBI is an open source flexible business intelligence suite. It is a comprehensive suite providing many analytical capabilities supported by more than twenty analytical and operational engines. The whole range of business intelligence capabilities is covered by many engines to get the best solution according to users? needs. Read more hot
  • ADempiere
    Adempiere is an ERP bazaar for open source developers that combines improvements from Compiere, CRM, shopfloor, POS, helpdesk, financial accounting, supply chain, knowledge, and business applications in an open and unabated fashion. Its focus is on the community. Read more hot
  • ERP5
    ERP5 is a full featured high end software solution used for mission critical Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) / Customer Relation Management (CRM) / Material Requirements Planning (MRP) / Supply Chain Management (SCM) / Product Design Management (PDM) applications by industrial organisations and government agencies. Read more hot
  • Magento
    Magento is a feature-rich Open Source eCommerce web application. This software provides ?online merchants with unprecedented flexibility and control over the look, content and functionality of their eCommerce store. Read more hot
  • Openbravo
    Openbravo is an ERP business solution for small and medium sized companies. Its database structure is originally based on Compiere. Openbravo uses a fully Web based client/server architecture, and can be used from any Web browser. It has support for PostgreSQL and Oracle database back-ends. It is currently available in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian. Read more hot
  • OrangeHRM
    OrangeHRM is a system that assists with the management of human resources. Based on a modular architecture, it reflects the main areas of HR management from simple personnel administration to today's complex strategic approaches. Read more hot
  • Pentaho BI Platform
    The Pentaho BI Project provides enterprise-class reporting, analysis, dashboard, data mining and workflow capabilities that help organizations operate more efficiently and effectively. The software offers flexible deployment options that enable use as embeddable components, customized BI application solutions, and as a complete out-of-the-box, integrated BI platform. Read more hot
  • Zen Cart
    Zen Cart is an e-commerce solution written in PHP featuring a robust template system, including XHTML/CSS template sets, database abstraction, revised account creation and checkout flows, and a new secure administration system. Read more hot

Web : Home and Education

  • TCExam
    TCExam is Web-based software for generating and managing online tests and exams. It simplifies the exam cycle, including generation, execution, evaluation, presentation, and archiving. Read more hot

Web : Mail : Clients

  • SquirrelMail
    SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP4. It includes built-in pure PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and all pages render in pure HTML 4.0 (with no JavaScript required) for maximum compatibility across browsers. It has very few requirements and is very easy to configure and install. SquirrelMail has all the functionality you would want from an email client, including strong MIME support, address books, and folder manipulation. Read more hot

Web : Multimedia : Streaming

  • Jinzora
    Jinzora is a Web-based media streamer, primarily desgined to stream MP3s (but can be used for any media file that can stream from HTTP). Jinzora can be integrated into a PostNuke site, a PHPNuke site, run as a standalone application, or integrated into any PHP website. Read more hot

Web : Networking

  • OpenShift
    OpenShift Origin is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) computing platform as a service product from Red Hat. It is an application platform where application developers and teams can build, test, d eploy, and run their applications. OpenShift takes care of infrastructure, middleware, and management so that developers can focus on their app. Read more hot

Web : News : RSS

  • Google Reader
    Google Reader is a Web-based aggregator, capable of reading Atom and RSSfeeds online or offline. Read more hot

Web : Portal

  • ht://Dig
    The ht://Dig system is a complete world wide web indexing and searching system for a domain or intranet. This system is not meant to replace the need for powerful internet-wide search systems like Lycos, Infoseek, Google and AltaVista. Instead it is meant to cover the search needs for a single company, campus, or even a particular sub section of a web site. hot

Web : Portal : Content Management System

  • CMS Made Simple
    CMS Made Simple is an easy-to-use content management system for simple, stable content sites. Read more hot
  • Drupal
    Drupal is a free and open-source platform and content management system written in PHP for building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes. Read more hot
  • Joomla!
    Joomla! is an award-winning Web-based content management system. It provides for split front end content access and backend administrator access. Group-based access control allows for different levels of system control for both the site and the administrator. The Joomla! framework allows for extension by installable components (applications), modules (template blocks), languages, templates, and mambots (plugins that enhance system functions). Read more hot
  • Plone
    Plone is a ready-to-run content management system that is built on the powerful and free Zope application server. Plone is easy to set up, extremely flexible, and provides you with a system for managing web content that is ideal for project groups, communities, web sites, extranets and intranets. Read more hot
  • Pluck
    Pluck is a Content Management System (CMS) that aims to be as simple as possible. With Pluck, you can manage your own website easily, without the need to involve yourself with programming languages. Read more hot

Web : Portal : Content Management System : Blog

  • Blogilo
    Blogilo (formerly known as Bilbo) is a full featured blogging client with many features similar to Windows Live Writer. It supports famous blogging APIs. Read more hot
  • WordPress
    WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPL. It is the official successor of b2/cafelog, as b2 development has stopped. Read more hot

Web : Portal : Forums

  • phpBB
    phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable forums package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straight-forward administration panel. hot

Web : Productivity Tools : Groupware

  • eGroupWare
    eGroupWare is a Web-based GroupWare suite that is a fork of the phpGroupWare project. eGroupWare is a multi-user, web-based groupware suite developed on a custom set of PHP-based APIs. Currently available modules include: email, addressbook, calendar, infolog (notes, to-do's, phone calls), content management, forum, bookmarks etc. Read more hot
  • Horde Groupware
    Horde Groupware is an enterprise ready browser-based collaboration suite. Users can manage and share calendars, contacts, tasks, and notes with the standards compliant components from the Horde Project. Horde Groupware bundles the separately available applications Kronolith, Turba, Nag, and Mnemo. It can be extended with any of the released Horde applications or the Horde modules that are still in development, like a file manager, a bookmark manager, a forum, or a wiki. Read more hot
  • MediaWiki
    MediaWiki is a Web-based collaborative editing environment originally built for the online encyclopedia project Wikipedia. It's geared to support a large number of users and pages. It requires PHP and MySQL. Read more hot

Web : Utilities : Administration

  • FOG
    Fog is a free and open source computer imaging solution for Windows XP and Vista that ties together a few open-source tools with a php-based web interface. Read more hot


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