September 3, 2013

Best Software to install in Linux


After Installing Linux , You must have the following  list of Softwares in you Linux box to enjoy the freedom of Opensource.

Best Graphics and Image editing tools available on Linux
  • GIMP Image Editor  : GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.
  • InkScape Vector Graphics Editor : Inkscape is a Vector Graphics Editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator, that strives to be SVG Compliant, open source, responsive and extensible.
  • Raw Therapee image enhancer  : One of the best raw image editor available on Linux
  • Shutter Screenshot tool : Shutter Ubuntu / Linux app that allows you to take screenshots, edit them, apply various effects, upload them online and more.
    You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points
  • Scribus desktop publishing tool : Scribus is a powerful desktop publishing software that helps you create great looking documents of all kinds
  • Pencil Animation software: Pencil's purpose is to make traditional animation.Pencil is intended to be a simple programme enabling anyone to make 2D animation.

Best Programming tools available on Linux
  • Gedit : It is a simple yet powerful Text editor available in Linux.
  • Vim editor : Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing
  • Beyond Compare
  • Aptana studio for Web designing :The professional, open source development tool for the open web. Develop and test your entire web application using a single environment. With support for the latest browser technology specs such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby, Rails, PHP and Python.I love the auto tag completion feature in HTML.
  •  Geany IDE : Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages.
  • Code Blocks IDE : Codeblocks is a cross-platform IDE built around wxWidgets, designed to be extensible and configurable.

Best Internet applications available on Linux

  • Skype : Download Skype for Linux and make free calls and internet calls to all your friends and family with Skype.
  • FlareGet downloader : The Best Download Manager and accelerator for Linux. This is an excellent replacement for Internet Download Manager(IDM) in Windows
  • Transmission Bit torrent client
  • ThunderBird email client : Now forget Microsoft outlook and try it's best alternative, Thunderbird is a free email application that's easy to set up and customize - and it's loaded with great features.
  • Empathy Instant Messaging client for GNOME: Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols.

Best Web browsers on Linux to use

  • Firefox: The best Web browser I have used so far.
  • Google Chrome : If you are a Google fan, then choose this browser on Linux.
  • Opera browser : Use Opera with Turbo when your Internet connection is slow.
Why Do I use FireFox ?

Best Media players available on Linux Platform
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