The must haves for anyone using Linux!
Fixes the pain of finding dependencies for youself!
Pluma, fork of gedit , is a text editor part of MATE Desktop Environment. It supports most standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. Pluma is a graphical application which supports editing multiple text files in one window (known sometimes as tabs or MDI). Pluma fully supports international text through its use of the Unicode UTF-8 encoding in edited files. Its core feature set includes syntax highlighting of source code, auto indentation and printing and print preview support.
Launchpad is a collaboration and Bazaar code hosting platform for (primarily open-source) software projects.
Hosting is free for public projects, but if you want private code branches, a private bugtracker, private teams and mailing lists and private PPAs, you need to sign up for a paid plan, or host your own.
Karton is a tool which can transparently run Linux programs:
- 🐧 on a different Linux distribution,
- 🍎 on macOS,
- 💻 on a different architecture (ARMv7 and ARMv8, on a x86-64 host).
To do this, you just need to tell Karton which distro 🐧 to use, which packages 📦 to install, and which directories 📂 to make accessible. This is called an image.
Fast . Launching a program in an image takes fractions of a second. No need to start/stop a virtual machine or container, it’s done transparently and quickly. Multiple terminals access the same running image. You can start a program in one terminal and attach to it with gdb from another. Automatic handling of shared directories and files. Your files are accessible both on your system and to programs running in an image. Except for directories you decide to share, the file system is transient. You can reset your changes to the system instantly. Can run Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and CentOS images. Based on Docker containers.
Automate and simplify physical to only VMware virtual machine conversions as well as conversions from other virtual machine formats to only vdmk with VMware vCenter Converter. With this robust, enterprise class migration tool you can (not convert to vhd):
- Quickly and reliably convert local and remote physical machines into virtual machines without any disruption or downtime.
- Convert other virtual machine formats such as Microsoft Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual Server or backup images of physical machines such as Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery or Norton Ghost to VMware virtual machines.
- Restore VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) images of virtual machines to running virtual machines.
- Clone and backup physical machines to virtual machines as part of your disaster recovery plan.
- Complete multiple conversions simultaneously with a centralized management console and an intuitive conversion wizard.
Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support.
The *box visual style is well known for its minimalistic appearance. Openbox uses the *box visual style, while providing a greater number of options for theme developers than previous *box implementations. The theme documentation describes the full range of options found in Openbox themes.
Openbox lets you bring the latest applications outside of a full desktop environment. Most modern applications have been written with GNOME and KDE in mind. With support for the latest freedesktop.org standards, as well as careful adherence to previous standards, Openbox provides an environment where applications work the way they were designed to.
Openbox is a highly configurable window manager. It allows you to change almost every aspect of how you interact with your desktop and invent completely new ways to use and control it. It can be like a video game for controlling windows. But Openbox can also be kept extremely simple, as it is in the default setup, meaning that it can suit just about anybody. Openbox gives you control without making you do everything.
Openbox makes desktop environments better. By running Openbox inside the GNOME or K desktop environments, you can combine their ease and functionality with the power of Openbox. Your desktop becomes cleaner and faster, and is in your control, when you use Openbox.
Makes Partitioning so much easier and supports many filesystems!
It has built in support for checkboxes like in Windows Explorer!
Makes it easy to create and share your own distro!
Runs Windows Application by Right Click, or Double Click runs really well does all the work for you.
Open Source Web Brower
Incase you need a Virtual Keyboard and also as an anti-keylogger.
Easy to use if you are used to Microsoft Paint.
Really stable and I like how easy to is to transfer files with. Lacks checkboxes though.
Makes it really easy to hash files in folders.
Good like Gparted and has some additional features to check out.
Essential for using the computer at night.
Essential to protect your privacy. Can support routing all traffic through tor, or select applications.
You should route all your traffic through a VPN at least! Lacks GUI for Linux though. I'll make a bash script to do that one day.
You should route all your traffic through a VPN at least! $3.33 a month, but gives you so many locations, its fast and has a GUI!
Keeps you anonymous, and is great for web browsing. Streaming might be a bit slow so use VPN's and Firefox for that.
Really good for playing Videos because supports so many formats! Also use it for playing music and it lets you adjust the bass and treble with advanced contol!
The must have if you like Virtualizing, and you should get into it. Also if your Windows Apps don't work in Wine or Play on Linux you can use a Minimalized Windows like Windows Vista as a last resort.
Great at night so all that blue light doesn't bother your eyes!
Finnaly! A GUI to find packages, and its not a single store, It lets you add repositories if you can't get what you are looking for!
Really useful if you are trying to get something work that's an RPM made for RedHat based distros on Debian based distros! Its a way to convert packages between the two. Its a Command Line Interface, but its easy to use because you only need like two commands.
If it doesn't run on Wine, you can manually configure it to run. Also has some Windows Apps preconfigured for you.
Its based off of Chromium just degooglified. It protects your privacy, and I like it because you can get Chrome Apps to work in it.
Ubuntu Software Center has Hundreds of Applications to Choose From. It is my favorite store to get free software!
Linux and Linux distros don't have much applications out of the box they expect you to download them manually and search for repositories yourself and edit config files to make things work. Its 2018 and also why should you waste time manually configuring things and looking for the software you need to make Linux usable for you? That's why I have created this list.