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Latte – Excellent KDE Dock based on Plasma Frameworks

Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that aims to offer an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and KDE Plasma widgets. It animates its contents by using parabolic zoom effect and tries to be as unobtrusive is possible.

Essential System Tools: QJournalctl – Graphical User Interface for systemd’s journalctl

This is the latest in our series of articles highlighting essential system tools. These are small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users of Linux based systems. The series examines both graphical and text based open source utilities. For this article, we’ll look at QJournalctl, a Qt-based Graphical User Interface for systemd’s journalctl command.

21 Excellent KDE Plasma Widgets

  • LinuxLinks.com; By John O'Donnell (Posted by sde on Feb 11, 2019 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews, Roundups; Groups: KDE, Linux
KDE Plasma widgets (also known as plasmoids) are a smart way of customizing the desktop. There’s an abundance of widgets available that act like building blocks, constructing a desktop that’s perfect for your needs and requirements. I’ve tried the vast majority of KDE Plasma widgets. In this article, I recommend 21 of them. There should be something for everyone. And there’s a few fun widgets along the way!

16 Best Linux IRC Clients (Updated 2019)

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled an updated list of 16 praiseworthy IRC clients, and our verdict on them. There’s a mix of graphical and console based applications included. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for all types of users.

Essential System Tools: f3 – detect and fix counterfeit flash storage

f3 is a set of 5 open source utilities that detect and repair counterfeit flash storage. It achieves this by testing the media’s capacity and performance. It tests the real size and compares it to what the drive says.

aux.app – desktop music player

You may have heard of Cloud-Player which was released under the GNU General Public License. It’s recently been relaunched/rebranded as aux.app. In this article, I’ll look at the native Linux player for aux.app. This streaming player plays music from YouTube, SoundCloud, and Deezer.

Best Free Linux Home Computer Emulators

This article focuses on software which emulates home computers, a class of personal computer which reached the market in the late 1970s, and became immensely popular in the following decade, selling many millions of units. Leading home computer companies included Commodore, Sinclair, Atari, Apple, Acorn, Tandy Radio Shack, and Amstrad.

Shortwave – GTK3 internet radio software

Shortwave (previously known as Gradio) is open source goodness that lets you find and listen to 20,000 radio stations over the net.

Crow Translate – free desktop translation software

Crow Translate bills itself as a cross-platform, lightweight, translator supporting 117 different languages.

Best Free Linux Video Console Game Emulators

This article selects the best free and open source software to emulate classic video consoles, such as the Nintendo Game Boy, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Wii, Sega Mega Drive, Sony PlayStation 2, Sony PlayStation 3, and many others.

odio – free to download radio streaming software

odio is a cross-platform, no-charge radio streaming software with more than 20,000 radio stations. Linux support arrived with version 1.1.0 a few months ago.

Essential System Tools: nmon – Curses based Performance Monitor

This is the latest in our series of articles highlighting essential system tools. These are small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users of Linux based systems. The series examines both graphical and text based open source utilities. For this article, we’ll look at nmon, a free and open source performance monitor.

12 Best Free Linux Project Management Software (Updated 2019)

It’s been ages since we last surveyed the project management scene. Here’s our updated recommendations for free project management software.

MellowPlayer – multi-platform cloud music integration

MellowPlayer offers a web view of various music streaming services with integration with your desktop. It was developed to provide a Qt alternative to Nuvola Player.

Essential System Tools: Krusader – KDE file manager

This is the latest in our series of articles highlighting essential system tools. These are small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users of Linux based systems. The series examines both graphical and text based open source utilities. For this article, we’ll look at Krusader, a free and open source graphical file manager.

Best Free Linux Screen Capture Tools (Updated 2019)

Linux has a good selection of versatile open source screenshot programs, both graphical and console based. Our longstanding favorite was Shutter. Although the software is still under development, the software has only received bug fixes in recent years.

Kaku - web technologies-based music player

Linux is blessed with a mouthwatering array of excellent open source music players. But I’m always on the look out for fresh and innovative music players. Kaku bills itself as the next generation music client. Is that self-proclaimed hype?

Best Linux Multi-Core Compression Tools

Popular lossless compression tools include gzip, bzip2, and xz. When compressing and decompressing files these tools use a single core. But these days, most people run machines with multi-core processors. You won’t see the speed advantage modern processors offer with the traditional tools. Step forward modern compression tools that use all the cores present on your system when compressing files, offering massive speed advantages.

Strawberry – audio player and music collection organizer

Strawberry is an audio player and music collection organizer. It was originally forked from Clementine. The main goal was to create a player for playing local music files that looked a bit more like Amarok with advanced soundcard options. The music player is designed for music collectors, audio enthusiasts and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs.

Essential System Tools: fdupes – find or delete duplicate files

fdupes finds duplicate files in a given set of directories and sub-directories. It recognizes duplicates by comparing MD5 signature of files followed by a byte-to-byte comparison. The utility offers a lot of options to list, delete and replace files.

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