Useful Linux Applications

Ailurus )is a simple application installer and GNOME tweaker

Artha )is a free GPLed English dictionary and thesaurus for Linux based on WordNet. What is unique about Artha is that it completely works off-line.

Bluefish )is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

Brasero )is an application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop.

Code::Blocks )
The open source, cross platform, free C++ IDE

F-Spot ) is a full-featured personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop.
F-Spot simplifies digital photography by providing intuitive tools to help you share, touch-up, find and organize your images.

Geany ( )is a text editor using the GTK2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. It supports many filetypes and has some nice features.

GIMP ) is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

Istanbul )is a desktop session recorder for the Free Desktop. It records your session into an Ogg Theora video file. 3 ) is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

PDFedit )is free and open source library for manipulating PDF documents, released under terms of GNU GPL version 2. It includes PDF manipulating library based on xpdf, GUI and set of command line tools.

VLC ) is a powerful media player, playing most of the media codecs and video formats out there.

"It plays everything!"

The media player that fulfills all your needs. It handles DVDs, (S)VCDs, Audio CDs, web streams, TV cards and much more.
With VLC, there is no need to continually update many different codec packs. VLC comes with nearly every codec built in!
And whats more, VLC can play back your files, even if the media is damaged! Missing or broken pieces wont stop VLC. All the video and audio information that remains can be played. ) is a free and open source program for Debian, Ubuntu-based, or derivative software systems that can:
  • Create a customized Live CD/DVD (a remaster) of Debian and its derivatives.
  • Back up an entire system, including user data, to an installable Live CD/DVD.

UNetbootin ) allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you've already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn't on the list.