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    An advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. It’s main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.

    A utility for viewing and editing tags for MP3, MP2, MP4/AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, MusePack, Monkey’s Audio and WavPack files.

    A small command-line program to download videos from It requires the Python interpreter and is not platform specific.

    An elegant music organizer intended to make keeping your collection tidy both fun and easy. Cowbell can also snatch album art and rename your music like a pro. “You gotta have more cowbell”

    A opensource synthesizer capable of making a countless number of of instruments. Project started in 2002 and seems to be maintained up until 2005.


    Displays presentation slides but unlike openoffice impress or other similar apps, it does so ith style. Smooth alpha-blended slide transition are provided for the sake of eye candy + some very unique tools.

    A visual diff and merge tool. You can compare 2 or 3 files and edit them in place. You can compare 2 or 3 folders and launch file comparisons.

    Basket Note Pad
    A multi-purpose note taking application that can easily take all sort of notes.


    A very simple application for GNOME desktop that allows you to generate a variety of colorschemes from a single starting color. It is free and licensed under the GPL license.


    Simple image viewer at first glance but Feh has numerious features including:
    Simple image viewing, slideshow, fullscreen, index print creation, thumbnail browser, background setting, in-place editing

    A simple color selector that was originally based on gcolor, ported to use GTK+2 and how has a complely new UI.

    Xara Xtreme

    Powerful general purpose graphics program based on Xara Xtreme for Windows. Vist the website for more details.


    Graphical and text mode internet browser. It displays tables, frames, downloads on background, uses HTTP/1.1 keepalive connections and features Javascript. It graphics mode it displays PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF and XBM pictures, runs external bindings on others types, and features anti-aliased font, smooth image zooming, and aspect radio correction.

    A bittorrent client, created using Python and GTK+ that is intended to bring a native, full featured client to GTK desktop environments such as GNOME and XFCE.

    A gnome applet that uses xmltv files to monitor current and upcoming tv programs.

    Torrent Flux
    TorrentFlux is a FREE PHP based Torrent client that runs on a web server. Manage all of your Torrent downloads through a convenient web interface from anywhere.

    R Torrent
    An ncurses based command line torrent manager.

    hellanzb is a Python application designed for *nix environments that retrieves nzb files and fully processes them. The goal being to make getting files from Usenet (e.g.: Giganews Newsgroups) as hands-free as possible. Once fully installed, all thats required is moving an nzb file to the queue directory. The rest; fetching, par-checking, un-raring, etc. is taken care of by hellanzb.


    A cross platform, cross-site Photo uploader. Currently supporting Flickr and Zoomr it allos you to set all properties of a photo before you upload it.

    Text based and window driven IM interface that supports the ICQ2000, Yahoo!, AIM, IRC, MSN, Gadu-Gadu and Jabber protocols. Great IM tool if you can’t login to your x-system.


    Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you would see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

    GNU Solfege
    A free music education software. Use it to train your rhythm, interval, scall and chord skills. Smarten your ears!

    Grism is an open source stock market observation tool. It allows you to easily track the evolution of stock prices through watchlists, portfolios and charts. Grism uses Yahoo! Finance for its quote data.

    This program will salvage all readable data off a damaged or corrupted dvd or cd and make an iso file so you can put that salvaged data onto a non damaged media source.

    Cellular automata setting the background of your X Windows desktop under water. Windows and mouse are like ships on the sea. Each movement of these ends up in moving water waves.


    An interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. Tested with Linux 2.4 and 2.6.

    Filelight creates an interactive map of concentric segmented-rings that helps visualise disk usage on your computer.

    PcMan File Manager
    An extremly fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and a user friendly interface.

    A lightweight system monitor that is highly configurable and is easily displayed and runs on your desktop background.

    Similar to those video game drop down terminals, tilda allows you to have the same effect on your desktop.

    A simple KDE terminal emulator.

    Started in late 05′ Zim is a WYSIWYG text editor ritten in Gtk2-Perl which aims to bring the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Every page is saved as a text file with wiki markup. Pages can contain links to other pages, and are saved automatically.

    Specto is a desktop application that will watch configuarable events and then trigger notifications. Add a watch, forget it, and be notified.

    This thread contained all the applications listed above. This is just condensed and filtered.
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    Nice thread, kudos to you!

    I'm using YaKuake and loving it. I've got it set to the Tilde key so it responds just like the console in Quake/Unreal/Doom.
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    If we had a karma system, I'd give you some.

    Meld should come in handy in the following weeks- I'm going to be absent for 2-3 weeks to go to a writing/journalism program.
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    There's another app I've gotta recommend.

    Audacity. It's a sound editing app that is also multiplatform (Linux/Windows/Mac possibly) and it's similar to other professional sound editing apps. I use it all the time for mundane tasks like making my own ringtones and such.
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    I found this website earlier today through digg.....
    Props for making the thread though

    Original Site: Little Ubuntu » Awesome Ubuntu/Linux Apps you might not know about
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