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  1. Fedora creates an innovative, free, and open source platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.

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  2. LMMS icon
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    LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of...

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsLMMS support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  PortableLMMS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with LMMS, by handling note and performance information.
    4.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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  3. Foxit Reader icon
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    Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

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    1.  PDF annotationFoxit Reader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Fill PDF FormsFoxit Reader supports forms in PDF files.
    3.  Sign PDF filesFoxit Reader support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
    4.  LightweightFoxit Reader consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Support for scriptingFoxit Reader supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    6.  Spell CheckingFoxit Reader can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    7.  Text to SpeechFoxit Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    8.  PortableFoxit Reader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.

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  4. Zettlr is a supercharged markdown editor that combines many writing editor features and collect them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownZettlr supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  File TaggingZettlr can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    3.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Dark ModeZettlr supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  LightweightZettlr consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    7.  Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in Zettlr to stay focused and productive.
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  5. Plex icon
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    89 alternatives to Plex 

    Plex is a one-stop destination to stream movies, TV shows, sports & music. Check good movies to watch on Plex and stream all your personal media libraries on every device.

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  6. Zotero icon
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    64 alternatives to Zotero 

    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, share research and cite your research sources directly in your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownZotero supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Privacy focusedZotero is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Ad-freeZotero doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsZotero can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  PDF annotationZotero support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    7.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Zotero simultaneously.
    8.  File TaggingZotero can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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  7. WinRAR icon
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    With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!

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    1.  AES-256 EncryptionWinRAR has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    2.  Command line interfaceWinRAR either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  8. KDE Plasma icon
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    23 alternatives to KDE Plasma 

    Plasma is a cross-device work environment by the KDE Community where trust is put on the user's capacity to best define their own workflow and preferences.

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    1.  LightweightKDE Plasma consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKDE Plasma can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Full-Text SearchKDE Plasma lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  9. DBeaver icon
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    DBeaver - Universal Database Manager and SQL Client. DBeaver is free and open source universal database tool for developers and database administrators.

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    1.  AutocompletionDBeaver can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    2.  Dark ModeDBeaver supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Built-in viewerDBeaver shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    4.  PortableDBeaver can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. KDE Connect icon
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    48 alternatives to KDE Connect 

    KDE Connect is a project that aims to communicate all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your computer, or just use your phone as a remote control for your desktop.

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  11. Xournal++ icon
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    Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with plattform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.

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    1.  Handwritten NotesXournal++ supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    2.  PDF annotationXournal++ support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    3.  Works OfflineXournal++ can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Pressure SensitivityXournal++ can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    5.  Support for LaTeXXournal++ supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    6.  Ad-freeXournal++ doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  12. Features a free draw tool, arrows, lines, circles, and other tools for editing screenshots you take. Possibility to add text, but not possible to change text size. Screenshots can be uploaded to Imgur, saved to a local file, or copied directly to your clipboard to easily paste...

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    1.  LightweightFlameshot consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    3.  Goal TrackingFlameshot can be used for tracking progress toward personal or business goals.
    4.  Support for scriptingFlameshot supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    5.  Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
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  13. WireGuard icon
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    WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN.

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  14. nomacs is a free, open source image viewer, which supports multiple platforms. You can use it for viewing all common image formats including RAW and psd images.

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    1.  Lightweightnomacs consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Portablenomacs can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsnomacs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Dark Modenomacs supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  15. Pidgin icon
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    Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  VoiP CallsPidgin allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    4.  PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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