Useful Software

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tarkusList by tarkus, last updated 2020-11-11
  1. Void Linux icon

    Void is a general purpose operating system, based on the monolithic Linux® kernel. Its package system allows you to quickly install, update and remove software; software is provided in binary packages or can be built directly from sources with the help of the XBPS source...

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    Void's desktops: XFCE, Enlightenment and MATE
  2. Xfce icon

    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.

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    Xfce 4.14
  3. LUKS icon

    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.

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    LUKS screenshot 1
  4. Firejail icon

    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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    Firetools: sandbox launcher and statistics
  5. Tor icon

    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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    Tor screenshot 1
  6. GNU IceCat icon

    Gnuzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Mozilla Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software.

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    GNU IceCat screenshot 1
  7. Lynx icon

    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...

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
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    Lynx on Windows.
  8. Searx icon

    Searx is a free internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from more than 70 search services. Users are neither tracked nor profiled. Additionally, searx can be used over Tor for online anonymity.

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    Searx screenshot 1
  9. GnuPG icon

    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.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    • OpenPGP
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    GnuPG Shell running GnuPG on Windows
  10. XMPP icon

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

    • Instant Messenger
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • Self-Hosted
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  11. rsync icon

    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...

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    First of 3127 lines of Manual pages
  12. Neofetch icon

    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.

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    Neofetch screenshot 1
  13. Gitweb icon

    Gitweb is a Git 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.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Perl
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    Gitweb screenshot 1
  14. youtube-dl icon

    youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from YouTube and more than 1000 sites. It requires the Python interpreter and is therefore platform-independent.

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    youtube-dl screenshot 1
  15. Newsboat icon

    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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    Newsboat screenshot 1
  16. Vim icon

    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.

    • Code Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • OpenSolaris
    • MorphOS
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    Vim screenshot 1
  17. Zsh icon

    Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) which of the standard shells most resembles the Korn shell (ksh); its compatibility with the 1988 Korn shell has been gradually increasing. It includes enhancements of many types, notably in the command-line editor, options for...

    • Shell
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
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    zsh suggestions in action

This list was created by tarkus Nov 5, 2020 and was last updated Nov 11, 2020. The list has 17 apps.

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