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Great Apps to Take Notes
There is a wide range of competent note taking software for Linux, and it is difficult for a single article to provide coverage to them all. Instead, I have compiled this roundup of my pick of 5 excellent note applications for organizing, sharing, and taking notes.

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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

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  • 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
  • Agda
    Andataco/nStor GigaStor Diskrack Administrator
  • Ape Base Compile System
    The Ape Base Compile System is a set of scripts that leverage ESP EPM and MREPO to maintain Red Hat based systems that require custom and secluded binaries. It achieves cross platform reproducible compiles applications like Apache HTTPD, MySQL, and PHP, supports a common --prefix parent directory to allow different versions of an application to be installed, provides an easy method to switch between application versions, places selected application binaries in a central "bin" directory, supports delivery via Yum and other common installers, and provides a method for non-compiled "skeleton" files to be included with installation and distribution.
  • Bootchart
    Bootchart is a tool for performance analysis and visualization of the GNU/Linux boot process. Resource utilization and process information are collected during the boot process and are later rendered in a PNG, SVG or EPS encoded chart. Read more
  • Bounce-O-Matic
    Bounce-O-Matic reads through the system log files at a specified time interval (via cron) and finds unwanted attempted logons, it writes these attempts out to an iptables drop file and emits a drop command to iptables.
  • Buildkernel
    an intelligent shell script that automates the task of building a Linux kernel.
  • c2ctl
    c2ctl is a frequency and voltage modification utility mainly intended for Intel Core 2 and Core CPUs. It should also work for other CPUs (namely processors with SpeedStep).
  • cciss_vol_status
    cciss_vol_status is a lightweight program which reports the status of logical drives on HP Smart Array controllers.
  • cfgarch
    a tool which collects configuration files from different machines in order to store them within a subversion repository
  • Cfruby
    Cfruby is a full suite of tools for configuring and maintaining Unix-based servers. Everything from detailed configuration and installation of services through machine lockdown and basic servicing can be accomplished using cfruby. The tools provide access to your machine on a wide range of levels and in a number of different ways ? allowing you to tie them into existing scripts as an aid, or to do entire ground-up configurations.
  • chkrootkit
    chkrootkit is a shell script that checks system binaries for rootkit modification. Read more
  • Cinv
    Cinv is the Swiss Army Knife for inventory management. It allows you to manage hosts and network with a simple command line interface.
  • Citadel SELinux Support
    Citadel SELinux Support is a set of SELinux modules which extend mandatory access control policies to the Citadel Groupware Server daemons (citserver and webcit).
  • Clacks Framework
    The Clacks Framework enables implementators to abstractly manage infrastructure entities, such as users, groups, machines and structure items. These are freely defineable and mappable to various backends like LDAP or MongoDB.
  • clockspeed
    uses a hardware tick counter to compensate for a persistently fast or slow system clock. Given a few time measurements from a reliable source, it computes and then eliminates the clock skew
  • cpuburn
    user program to maximally load an x86 CPU to generate maximum heat for stability testing. Optimized FPU & ALU assembly for P6/K6/P5 CPUs
  • cpuinfo
    cpuinfo consists of an API/library used by programs to get information about the underlying CPU. Such information includes CPU vendor, model name, cache hierarchy, and supported features (e.g. CMP, SMT, and SIMD). cpuinfo is also a standalone program to demonstrate the use of this API.
  • customize
    a shell script to manage configuration files and links. It helps to save the configuration files of an installed oparation system and to restore them
  • Darik's Boot and Nuke
    Darik's Boot and Nuke is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction. Read more
  • Deep Freeze Linux
    (commercial) Deep Freeze Linux provides a non-restrictive working environment where there is no need to be concerned about system damage or corruption. With every system restart, Deep Freeze Linux resets the computer to its original protected state right down to the last byte.
  • dfu-programmer
    dfu-programmer is a command-line programmer for Atmel (8051 and AVR) chips with a USB bootloader supporting ISP. This is a mostly Device Firmware Update (DFU) 1.0 compliant user-space application.
  • Directory Snapshot
    The dsnapshot script provides a high-level interface to the Linux Logical Volume Manager. It uses its block-level snapshot support to create directory snapshots. In contrast to block-level snapshots, directory snapshots resemble the file system layer. Thus, you can snapshot any directory that is on a logical volume without worrying about the actual logical volumes, mount points, and paths.
  • dotnew
    dotnew is a utility to help with the management of .new system configuration files in Slackware and Slackware-based distributions
  • e4rat
    e4rat ("Ext4 - Reducing Access Times") is a toolset to accelerate the boot process as well as application startups. Through physical file realloction e4rat eliminates both seek times and rotational delays. This leads to a high disk transfer rate. Read more
  • Easy Integrity Check System
    designed primarily for system administrators for filesystem integrity checkings. This system is easy to set up and use. Uses mcrypt/mhash libraries for encrypting the database
  • Efes
    a graphical user interface able to run under (almost) every Linux distribution, so that the system administrator is assured that the underlying hardware is compatible with Linux
  • Einarc
    Einarc is a universal storage RAID command line interface and an API that provides management for various hardware/software RAID devices, uniting them all in a single paradigm. Einarc works as a translator that makes it possible for a user to control all these devices using simple terms like "physical disc", "logical disc", "adapter", etc., while transparently converting these requests to proprietary RAID paradigms.
  • Erudite Directory Service Admin
    Erudite Directory Service Admin is a graphical user, group, and computer account manager for LDAP servers. It doesn't try to be he end-all LDAP tool, focuses on making user management quick and easy.
  • esky
    an implementation of job freezing (checkpoint/resume) for Unix processes. It can save the state of a running process to disk then later resume it from the point it left off, possibly on a different machine. esky currently works on a limited but non-trivial range of processes
  • Etch
    Etch is a tool for system configuration management. It manages the configuration files of the operating system and core applications.
  • etcsvn
    Etcsvn is a command line program for managing system configurations in subversion. It doesn't make a working copy out of your /etc, but uses a temporary workspace. It will preserve ownership/permissions of the files being tracked.
  • Fabric
    Fabric is a Python (2.5 or higher) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks.
  • fakechroot
    fakechroot provides a fake chroot environment to programs. A fake chroot allows you to run programs which require root privileges on an unprivileged user account.
  • Fakeroot Next Gen
    Fakeroot-ng runs a program while fooling it into thinking it is running with root privileges. When the program does something that only root can do (e.g. create a device file), fakeroot-ng emulates the appropriate system calls so that the program gets a consistent view of its actions. Unlike the original fakeroot, fakeroot-ng uses the ptrace interface, which means that it will (soon) support emulating chroot jails properly.
  • fallback-reboot
    a last resort, when you need to remotely reboot a computer. It attempts to maximize its ability to get the job done by completely avoiding touching the hard disk; it opens no files, and it locks itself into memory to avoid swapping/paging
  • fatresize
    fatresize is a command line tool for non-destructive resizing of FAT16/FAT32 file systems. It is based on the GNU Parted library. The main target of the project is to be used with the EVMS FAT plugin.
  • For each File
    For each File is a GNU BASH function. It lets you run an arbitrary set of GNU BASH commands upon an arbitrary set of objects.
  • Freeside
    an open-source billing and account administration package for Internet Service Providers
  • fs-check
    fs-check checks filesystem sizes to see if they are getting too full. It uses a configuration file that specifies the filesystems to check, email contacts, trigger thresholds (percentage or amount used/unused), and a report program to run.
  • fstransform
    fstransform is a tool to change a file-system from one format to another, for example from jfs/xfs/reiser to ext2/ext3/ext4, in-place and without the need for backup.
  • GAdmin-OpenVPN-Client
    GAdmin-OpenVPN-Client is an easy to use frontend for the OpenVPN client. It handles multiple connections and can import exported connection setup packages from the GADMIN-OpenVPN-Server.
  • GECCO
    (GTK+ Extensible Configuration COnsole) attempts to be a central base where many system and networking settings can be configured. Its sole purpose is to provide a common location for configuration functions
  • genna
    genna is a system information tool for Linux. It consolidates a lot of useful information into a nice GUI.
  • gET iT i sAY
    giis (gET iT i sAY) is a file recovery tool for Ext2/Ext3 filesystems.
  • gHW
    a simple Gtk interface for viewing the hardware info that can be retrieved from the /proc filesystem
  • GL O.B.S.
    GL O.B.S. is based around a PyGTK interface that launches OpenGL programs feeding them with a common CLI options set which will affect their behaviour, then receives back their statistical output. Benchmarks are easy to create and add.
  • glideinWMS
    The purpose of the glideinWMS is to provide a simple way to access the Grid resources. To achieve this without reinventing the wheel, glideinWMS is a Glidein-based WMS (Workload Management System) that works on top of Condor.
  • gMGAclock
    gMGAclock isa Gnome based overclocking utility for Matrox G400 cards.
  • gRunlevels
    gRunlevels is a GTK+ application for configuring runlevel services. The interface is based on that of tksysv.

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