Useful Software


  • Void Linux

    Free Linux Website

    Void is a general purpose operating system, based on the monolithic Linux kernel.

     

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  • Xfce

    Free Linux BSD Website

    Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as Linux, Solaris and BSD. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use. Among its main features are its customizable panels on which users can place various launchers or panel plugins. Xfce is also accompanied by a large collection of goodies, which consist of various applications and panel plugins designed mainly for Xfce.

     

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  • LUKS

    Free Linux Website

    LUKS is the standard for Linux hard disk encryption. By providing a standard on-disk-format, it does not only facilitate compatibility among distributions, but also provides secure management of multiple user passwords. In contrast to existing solution, LUKS stores all setup necessary setup information in the partition header, enabling the user to transport or migrate his data seamlessly.

    LUKS was designed according to TKS1, a template design developed in TKS1 for secure key setup. LUKS closely reassembles the structure recommended in the TKS1 paper, but also adds meta data for cipher setup management and LUKS also supports for multiple keys/passphrases.

     

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  • Firejail

    Free Linux Website

    Firejail is a SUID security sandbox program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using Linux namespaces and seccomp-bpf.

     

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  • Tor

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

     

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  • GNU IceCat

    Free Windows Linux Android Website

    Gnuzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the principal source code from the Mozilla project is free software, the distribution contains various problematic files, the EULA they require for use of their binaries is troublesome, and they distribute and recommend non-free software as plug-ins. In addition, GNU IceCat includes some privacy protection features, included in a separate addon.

     

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  • Lynx

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Xfce Website

    Lynx is a fully-featured World Wide Web (WWW) browser for users on Unix, VMS, and other platforms running cursor-addressable, character-cell terminals or emulators. That includes vt100 terminals, other character-cell displays, and vt100 emulators such as Kermit or Procomm running on PCs or Macs.

     

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  • searx

    Free Linux Web Android Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    Searx is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users.

    Why use Searx?

    • Searx may not offer you as personalised results as Google, but it doesn't generate a profile about you
    • Searx doesn't care about what you search for, never shares anything with a third party, and it can't be used to compromise you
    • Searx is free software, the code is 100% open and you can help to make it better. See more on GitHub

    If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom, make Searx your default search engine or run it on your own server

    Technical details - How does it work?

    Searx is a metasearch engine, inspired by the seeks project.
    It provides basic privacy by mixing your queries with searches on other platforms without storing search data. Queries are made using a POST request on every browser (except chrome*). Therefore they show up in neither our logs, nor your URL history. In case of Chrome* users there is an exception, Searx uses the search bar to perform GET requests.
    Searx can be added to your browser's search bar; moreover, it can be set as the default search engine.

     

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  • GnuPG

    Free Mac Linux PortableApps.com Xfce OpenPGP Website

    GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories. GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries are available. Version 2 of GnuPG also provides support for S/MIME.

    Small GPG4Win iconGPG4Win provides a Windows version of GnuPG.

    Small GPGTools iconGPGTools provides a Mac OS X version of GnuPG.

     

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  • XMPP

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Windows Phone Self-Hosted Website

    is the open standard for messaging and presence. XMPP powers emerging technologies like IoT, WebRTC, and social.

     

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  • rsync

    Free Linux BSD Cygwin Haiku Website

    rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate. An important feature of rsync not found in most similar programs/protocols is that the mirroring takes place with only one transmission in each direction. rsync can copy or display directory contents and copy files, optionally using compression and recursion.

    In daemon mode, rsync listens on the default TCP port of 873, serving files in the native rsync protocol or via a remote shell such as RSH or SSH. In the latter case, the rsync client executable must be installed on both the local and the remote host.

     

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  • Neofetch

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Haiku Website

    Neofetch is a command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+. Neofetch displays information about your operating system, software and hardware in an aesthetic and visually pleasing way.

    The overall purpose of Neofetch is to be used in screen-shots of your system. Neofetch shows the information other people want to see. There are other tools available for proper system statistic/diagnostics.

    The information by default is displayed alongside your operating system's logo. You can further configure Neofetch to instead use an image, a custom ASCII file, your wallpaper or nothing at all.

    You can further configure Neofetch to display exactly what you want it to. Through the use of command-line flags and the configuration file you can change existing information outputs or add your own custom ones.

    Neofetch supports almost 150 different operating systems. From Linux to Windows, all the way to more obscure operating systems like Minix, AIX and Haiku. If your favourite operating system is unsupported: Open up an issue and support will be added.

     

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  • Gitweb

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Perl Website

    Gitweb is a Small Git iconGit web interface. It is written in Perl and can be used as a CGI script, or as a mod_perl legacy script (run by ModPerl::Registry handler). It allows browsing a git repository (or a set of git repositories) using a web browser.
    Using gitweb you can browse directory trees at arbitrary revisions, view contents of files (blobs), see log or shortlog of a given branch, examine commits, commit messages and changes made by a given commit. Gitweb can generate feeds in RSS or Atom format. You can get any given version of a file; if not disabled you can download a snapshot of a given version of a project (project tree at given revision). You can search (if it is not disabled) for commits by an author, added to repository by a comitter, commit with commit message (commit description) which includes some text.

    There even exists a git-instaweb script to setup gitweb and a web server for browsing the local repository.

     

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  • youtube-dl

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Python ... PC-BSD Website

    Augmentable with front-ends such as Small Youtube-DLG iconYoutube-DLG , youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from Small YouTube iconYouTube and a hundreds other sites. It requires the Python interpreter and is therefore platform-independent.

    It can be integrated in other programs and so be used to watch online videos in local applications such as Small MPV iconMPV .

     

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  • Newsboat

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Newsboat is a fork of Newsbeuter, an RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console. The only difference is that Newsboat is actively maintained while Newsbeuter isn't.

     

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  • Vim

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... AmigaOS OpenSolaris MorphOS Website

    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.

     

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  • Zsh

    Free Mac Linux BSD Website

    Zsh is a shell (e.g. bash replacement) designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful scripting language. .

     

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