Freeware

Some of the freewares available on Linux.

Audio

  • Amarok – Linux music player.
  • SoundConverter – Convert media into different sound formats.
  • Audacity – Multiplatform Audio Editor
  • MediaCoder – Great tool for ripping CDs, DVDs, etc and converting between tons of video formats.

Internet Tools

  • amsn – MSN Messenger client for Linux.
  • Deluge – Lightweight Bittorrent client for Linux.
  • Firefox – Multiplatform Internet Browser
  • Mozilla Thunderbird – Powerful spam filtering, solid interface, and all the features you need.
  • Transmission – Very nice torrent downloader.
  • Seamonkey – The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite.

Productivity

  • Scribus – a desktop publishing (DTP) application
  • OpenOffice.Org – Open Source Office Suite (Microsoft Office Replacement)

Programming

Security

Utilities

  • Alltray – Dock any application with no native tray icon.
  • Wine – A Windows emulator.

Video

  • VLC – Plays more video files than most players: Quicktime, AVI, DIVX, OGG, and more.
  • MPlayer – The interface and buttons are not as nice or as Mac-like in feel, but it may play even more video files than VLC.
  • MythTV – A full featured network streaming digital video recorder, a digital multimedia home entertainment system, or Home Theater Personal Computer.
  • Recordmydesktop – A desktop recorder for Linux (Alternative to Camstudio).

Education

  • FreeMind – Free Mind-Mapping Software

Graphics

  • The GIMP – Image Manipulation Program
  • Inkscape – Vector graphics application.

CD/DVD

  • Handbreak DVD ripper and MPEG-4 / H.264 encoding. Very simple to use.
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