QuiteRSS is an open-source cross-platform RSS/Atom news feeds reader that was designed for speed and ease of use, easily sort your news feeds into categories and quickly see newly updated feeds, user defined filters, automatically updating feeds, sound notifications when new news is downloaded and much more. This RSS feed reader stands out above the others because it is highly customizable and very user-friendly, you can even set up timers for when you want updates, among the top most used RSS readers QuiteRSS is licensed under the GPL v3 agreement and available Continue Reading
Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outline, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plug-ins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support Continue Reading
Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and web developers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages. See features for an extensive overview, download it right away. Bluefish is an open source development project, released under the GNU GPL license. Bluefish is a multi-platform application that runs on most desktop operating systems including Continue Reading
Minetest is a sandbox building game, inspired somewhat by Infiniminer but mostly by Minecraft, created by Perttu “celeron55” Ahola. The game play is very similar to Minecraft’s, consisting of creating and destroying blocks in a local or online 3D environment. It is Free and Open Source Software, released under the LGPL. It was done this way to be more readily available to Linux users, and so that random people in the open source community could fix bugs and experiment effectively.
LibreOffice is community-driven and developed software, and is a project of the not-for-profit organization, The Document Foundation. It is developed by users who, just like you, believe in the principles of Free Software and in sharing their work with the world in non-restrictive ways. At the core of these principles are the four essential freedoms and the tenets of The Document Foundation’s Next Decade Manifesto. LibreOffice is a freely available, fully featured office productivity suite. Its native file format is Open Document Continue Reading
Blender is cross-platform and runs equally well on Linux, Windows and Macintosh computers. Its interface uses OpenGL to provide a consistent experience. To confirm specific compatibility, the list of supported platforms indicates those regularly tested by the development team.
As a community-driven project under the GNU General Public License (GPL), the public is empowered to make small and large changes to the code base, which leads to new features, responsive bug fixes, and better usability. Continue Reading
GIMP was originally released as the General Image Manipulation Program. In 1995 Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis began developing GIMP as a semester-long project at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1996 GIMP (0.54) was released as the first publicly available release. In the following year Richard Stallman visited UC Berkeley where Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis asked if they could change General to GNU (the name given to the operating system created by Stallman). Richard Stallman approved and the definition of Continue Reading