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5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators
The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.

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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.


  • ODS
    ODS, the Open Digita Services project, is an effort to write Open Source tools for accessing Digita cameras from Linux and other unix operating systems. ODS has been tested with and is known to work with the following cameras: Kodak DC-220, Kodak DC-260, Kodak DC-265, and Kodak DC-290.
  • PfControl
    A command line application for controlling the scientific cameras "pixelfly" and "pixelfly qe" manufactured by PCO. It allows setting all parameters and capturing images. A video mode intended for adjusting the objective is also provided.
  • PhotoPC
    Epson PhotoPC Software for Unix/Linux; used to control and retrieve photos from Epson PhotoPC digital cameras.
  • PhotoRec
    PhotoRec is a little tool to recover pictures from digital camera memory. It has been tested with: Canon EOS300D, 10D, HP PhotoSmart 620, 850, 935, Nikon CoolPix 775, 5700, Olympus C350N, C860L, Mju 400 Digital, Sony DSC-P9, andPraktica DCZ-3.4. Read more
  • Poor Man's Cam
    Poor Man's Cam is a small script to take pictures generated from a quickcam and put them up on a server. It's a simple perl script with a .rc file for it's configuration.
  • POWA
    Procule's Own Webcam Application (POWA) is an all-in-one application to operate a webcam. It intends to have as many features as popular Windows webcam programs. It is in development but it supports snapshots saving and has a video stream.
  • qcam-grabber
    qcam-grabber is a Quickcam black and white video frame grabber for the nph-SyncImageStream1.3 video streamserver.
  • qcread
    An image reader and routines for Connectix QuickCam control. This program supports both color and B&W parallel-port Connectix QuickCam for PC. All modes are supported except color QuickCam "thousands colors" compressed download and 640x480 "billions colors" mode.
  • qcwebcam
    qcwebcam is a webcam program written as a server process for fhttpd HTTP server. It utilizes user processes interface which differs from CGI, FastCGI or module interfaces used in other servers. qcwebcam does not work as an additional HTTP server by itself, all data is sent through main HTTP server which can be located on the same or different host.
  • rdc2e
    A command line tool that downloads images from a Ricoh RDC-2E digital camera.
  • reacTIVision
    The reacTIVision framework is an open source, multi-platform computer vision application, which allows the fast and robust tracking of fiducial markers. reacTIVision is a stand alone application for the rapid developent of table-based tangible user interfaces. Client application examples are avaible for various programming environments such as C++, Java or Processing.
  • Remote Capture for Canon PowerShot cameras
    A tool for periodic capturing with canon cameras. Commands can be specified as command line parameters (useful for scripting) or can be entered in an interactive mode.
  • sn-webcam
    sn-webcam is a program that captures and displays frames from an sn9c102-based Sonix/Microdia Webcam, using Video for Linux 2 and the sn9c102 USB driver. It also allows the user to upload the captured images by FTP.
  • sonic-snap
    sonic-snap is a webcam application specifically suited for the sn9c102 kernel driver. Distinguishing features include histogram analysis, normalization, and MPEG output.
  • TKAlbum
    TKAlbum is a GUI for digital cameras using the USB mass storage protocol making use of the album script and some other tools.
  • toshibapdr
    toshibapdr is software for interacting with the Toshiba PDR-M4 and Toshiba PDR-M5 digital cameras.
  • TyGeMo
    A Tcl/Tk graphical front end to the digital camera software, Photopc. TyGeMo only supports serial port access to your digital camera. Since just about all of the more recent digital cameras are USB based, TyGeMo is really more of a legacy application for those with older cameras.
  • UFRaw
    A utility to read and manipulate raw images from digital cameras. It can be used on its own or as a Gimp plug-in. It reads raw images using Dave Coffin's raw conversion utility - DCRaw. UFRaw supports basic color management using Little CMS, allowing the user to apply color profiles. Read more
  • UGrabCam
    UGrabCam is a Unix tool that archives webcams.
  • UVCView
    UVCView is a simple USB video camera viewer.
  • Webcamoid
    Webcamoid is a webcam plasmoid for the KDE desktop environment and based on GStreamer.
  • WebcamStudio
    WebcamStudio is an application for creating your own TV studio on your computer for broadcasting through a virtual webcam. It can mix multiple video sources such as webcams, movies, images, and your desktop. It can also login to your preferred video streaming site like Stikam or BlogTV and start your own show or video blog. It features special effects, text overlay, video source transition, animations, and faces.
  • wxCam
    wxCam supports video recording (in an uncompressed AVI format), snapshot taking, and some special commands for Philips webcams, so you can also use the program for astronomy purposes. It supports video for Linux drivers, so it should work on a very large number of devices.

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