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100 Essential Free Apps
We can all admire the vast number of open source apps and tools that are available on modern operating systems. They come in all shapes and sizes. Small console tools that can be easily integrated into large projects, feature-rich apps that offer everything bar the the kitchen sink, well designed tools, and eye catching candy. Open source software holds numerous compelling advantages over proprietary software.

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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


  • A3Com
    A3Com is a set of Perl 5 modules which allow manipulation of 3Com SuperStack II 3900/9300 and CoreBuilder 3500 LAN switches.
  • Apcon
    Apcon is a systemtray application for KDE, that makes it very easy for users to specify and manage different network/connection profiles and connect/disconnect to/from them. Furthermore a user can get several details and informations about a connection.
  • Cisco Template Manager
    Cisco Template Manager (CTM) is a set of tools that make it easy to manage Cisco configurations over a whole network based on your self-defined templates.
  • Connection Manager
    Connection Manager allows users to preconfigure connection methods for various remote systems, such as SSH, rdesktop, VNC, telnet, etc.
  • etcnet
    etcnet is intended to be the replacement of net-scripts in ALTLinux and RedHat Linux.
    HTBGUI is a frontend application for HTB traffic manipulation routines on Linux.
  • KNetworkConf
    a KDE application to configure TCP/IP settings on a Linux machine
  • netGo
    netGo is a distribution-independent networking tool (written in Qt) for changing network settings quickly and easily. It is intended for laptop owners, who often need to change network settings when relocating.
  • NetSwitch
    NetSwitch is a GNOME panel applet for switching between network profiles. The applet is just a user interface for the netprofiler program. It supports applying (activating) a profile, saving the current profile (or DHCP enabled profile), and deleting a profile.
  • netswitch
    Netswitch make easy to switch between different places with your laptop. You can change your network configurations, and use proxies or change your IP address.
  • Perl/Tk Time Client
    Perl/Tk Time Client gets your system time and compares it with the time specified by a timeserver (Time protocol - TCP port 37). It can be used to check the accuracy of your system clock.
  • plconfig
    plconfig is a tool for configuring HomePlug powerline bridges.
  • Travesty
    an interactive program for managing the hardware addresses (MAC) of ethernet devices on your computer. It supports manually changing the MAC, generating random addresses, and applying different vendor prefixes to the current address. It also allows the user to import their own lists of hardware addresses and descriptions that can be navigated from within the Travesty interface
  • udp_copy2
    This small tool consists of two executables, udp_send2 and udp_recv2, implementing plaintext non-interactive data transfer over UDP/IPv4 with a preset transfer rate.
  • Uncle Unc
    Uncle Unc is a framework for network data-sharing, enabling remote administration and access to a range of services from a range of clients, using a simple text-based protocol that isn't tied to any platform, operating system or programming language.
  • Why Can't I Connect?
    Why Can't I Connect? makes it easy to diagnose TCP/IP connection problems. It traces through all steps of the process and gives error codes, descriptions, and possible solutions for all TCP/IP errors.
  • Xnetintf
    Xnetintf is an X11-based tool which manages a network interface. It provides a continuous visual reminder of network state, and an easy way to toggle it (i.e. bring the interface up or down). It allows for a interface-specific set of commands to be run after the state change completes, as well as a command line interface.
  • Yngvi
    Yngvi allows Apache Webmasters to determine filesystem locations that are accessible through the server -- including those which have not been explicitly published. It's good for finding inadvertent exposures or unintended configuration inheritances.

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