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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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  • Emby Server
    Emby Server is a home media server built on top of other popular open source technologies such as Service Stack, jQuery, jQuery mobile, and Mono. hot
  • jack
    jack is a low-latency audio server, written primarily for the GNU/Linux operating system. It can connect a number of different applications to an audio device, as well as allowing them to share audio between themselves. Read more hot
  • Mopidy
    Mopidy is an extensible music server that plays music from local disk, Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play Music, and more. You edit the playlist from any phone, tablet, or computer using a range of MPD and web clients. hot
  • 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
  • Zulip
    Zulip is a powerful open source group chat featuring threaded group conversations, persistence, full-history search, inline image, video and tweet previews and more. hot
  • amarok remote
    amarok remote is a server to remotely control Amarok from a Web browser.
  • camsrv
    camsrv is a stand-alone program to capture images to disk or as a streaming video server. Images are sent as a JPEG stream to a Java applet which may be used on a webpage.
  • Coherence
    Coherence is a set of DLNA/UPnP devices, like MediaServer and MediaRenderer. In addition, it includes a well-designed framework to extend other applications with DLNA/UPnP functionality. It also has an emerging DBus API, enabling these applications to participate in digital living networks. It supports Playstation 3 (PS3), XBox, and many other devices.
  • Collaba
    Collaba is a multimedia communication and collaboration portal server featuring secure email (Web amd POP3/SMTP), online forums (Web, RSS, NNTP), multimedia chat (text, whiteboard, extendable tools, video-conferencing compatibility, etc.), calendering, address book, bookmarks, Web space, file server access (Web, FTP, SMB, CIFS, etc.), digital portfolio, dynamic news board, directory access, support for multiple independent communities on one server, Single-Sign-On features (extendable, and built-in support for many education-related services), full on-line server management, anti-spam (RBL and filters), gateways with popular services and technologies, centralized management with LDAP directories, Web publishing over HTTP and HTTPS, and much more.
  • djib
    djib is a streaming server for media (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, video, etc.) files, with a Web frontend allowing the user to browse the collection of available files over the Web.
  • Dmapd
    The Dmapd project provides a GObject-based implementation of DMAP sharing. Dmapd features support for both DAAP (iTunes) and DPAP (iPhoto), support for realtime transcoding of media formats not natively supported by clients, and support for many metadata formats, such as those associated with Ogg Vorbis and MP3 (e.g., ID3).
  • East-West Audio
    Ewa (East-West Audio) is a GPL server program that dynamically adds intros and outros to mp3s on the basis of user-defined rules. With ewa, internet audio publishers can periodically rotate the promotional content in their mp3 downloads without remastering.
  • Fenice
    Fenice is a multimedia streaming server compliant with the IETF's standards for real-time streaming of multimedia contents over Internet. Fenice implements RTSP - Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RFC2326) and RTP/RTCP - Real-Time Transport Protocol/RTP Control Protocol (RFC3550) supporting the RTP Profile for Audio and Video Conferences with Minimal Control (RFC3551).
  • Flumotion
    Flumotion is a streaming server that supports streaming in free formats. It uses a distributed architecture, and sports an easy-to-use configuration GUI. Flumotion includes support for both emerging media format standards, such as Ogg/Theora, and traditional formats such as MPEG-4. It features intuitive graphical administration tools, making the task of setting up and manipulating audio and video streams easy for even novice system administrators.
  • GAL
    GAL is a music indexing and search frontend with the help of an SQL backend. Currently supported file types are mp3, ogg and flac and database backends MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite3.
  • GMediaRender
    GMediaRender is a UPnP media renderer, using GStreamer to render content from a UPnP media server, as instructed by a UPnP media controller.
  • GMediaServer
    GMediaServer is a UPnP music media server. It implements the server component that provides UPnP media devices with information on available audio files. GMediaServer uses the built-in http server of libupnp to stream the audio files to clients.
  • icecast
    icecast is an Internet based broadcasting system based on the MPEG Layer III streaming technology. Read more
  • Linx Kiss Server
    Linux Kiss Server is an alternative for PC-LINK software. It is compatible with the latest Kiss player DP-600. It makes the selected directory accessible for Kiss players. It can run either as a daemon or in the foreground. It can answer Kiss player queries for a PC-LINK server. It can disable UDP binding completely, so that it doesn't respond to Kiss player "looking for PC-LINK server" queries. The default server port can be overridden.
  • LXiMedia
    LXiMedia is an open source DLNA compatible, fully transcoding, media server designed for serving media (movies, TV shows, music, photos) to DLNA compliant televisions and media players (Streamium, PS3, XBox 360). Read more
  • MAST
    Multicast Audio Streaming Toolkit (MAST) is set of audio streaming tools using RTP over IPv4 and IPv6 Multicast/Unicast. Unlike VAT and RAT, which are designed primerily for audio conferencing, MAST is designed to be used for audio distribution and broadcast. It is currently limited to recieving a single audio source, unlike RAT which can mix serveral sources.
  • Mbuni Open Source MMS Gateway
    Mbuni is an Open Source Multimedia Messaging Gateway for mobile networks. It is licensed under the terms of the GPL and runs on many different flavours of Linux.
  • MC Foo
    an advanced, adaptive and learning mp3 jukebox server
  • MediaTomb
    MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices. Read more
  • Music Player Daemon
    Music Player Daemon (MPD) allows remote access for playing music (MP3's, Ogg Vorbis files, and Flac's) and managing playlists. MPD is designed for integrating a computer into a stereo system that provides control for music playback over a local network. Read more
  • OpenMeetings
    OpenMeetings is a multi-language customizable video-conferencing and collaboration system. It supports audio/video and allows you to see the desktop of any participant. It includes a whiteboard, the ability to import a variety of image formats, invitations, a moderation system, backup and language modules, private and public conference rooms, and the ability to record meetings. Read more
  • Plex Media Server
    The Plex Media Server is a solution to stream music (local and online), videos and photos from your desktop to your TV, Roku box, Android phone, iPhone, Playstation, XBox and many more clients. It has built in DLNA support. Read more
  • PyMediaServer
    PyMediaServer is a barebones UPnP media server that was written to serve MP3s to a Netgear MP101 Digital Music Player.
  • ReadyMedia
    ReadyMedia (formerly known as MiniDLNA) is a simple open source media server software, with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. It is a simple, lightweight alternative to MediaTomb, but has fewer features. Read more
  • Rygel
    Rygel is a home media solution (UPnP AV MediaServer) that allows you to easily share audio, video and pictures to other devices.
  • Spook
    a Linux server application to capture live video and stream it over an IP network. Currently, Spook supports capturing from a Firewire IIDC camera and streaming MPEG4 with RTSP or JPEG stills with HTTP. Video4Linux support is coming very soon
  • Streamnik Server
    The streamnik server is an IPTV server based on the open codecs Ogg/Vorbis and Ogg/Theora. It can stream a number of different channels and is optimized to run on leased (virtual) servers.
  • Tangerine
    Tangerine is a music server. It uses DAAP, the same protocol iTunes uses for sharing. Features include automatic music discovery through Beagle and an easy-to-use configuration tool.
  • uShare
    uShare is a UPnP A/V Media Server for Linux. It is designed to share multimedia files (audio and video) through the GeeXboX operating system, but can work with any UPnP media renderer or player.
  • Video server
    Video server is a streaming video server. It's been designed for low bandwidth transmissions for applications such as CCTV security cameras and web cams.
  • YIFF
    YIFF is a sound server for applications (usually games) requiring multi-client and transparent network IO to the recorder (sound card) using the Ylib (derived from Xlib) protocol.

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