Useful Linux Information and Software

This page is simply a list of the links to various Linux information and software that I like to track.

Information pages

LWN.netan excellent subscription-supported weekly news site about Linux.
lwn.net
KernelTrapdaily blog of kernel (and related) development
kerneltrap.org
Kernel traffic
(defunct)
weekly summaries of the latest discussion on the Linux kernel developers mailing list
www.kerneltraffic.org/kernel-traffic/latest.html
Freshmeatlistings of (primarily free) software projects
freshmeat.net
RPMfindfind software binary RPM packages
rpmfind.net

Distributions

FedoraNEWS
FedoraForum
Latest news and discussion about the Fedora Linux distribution
fedoranews.org
fedoraforum.org
Distrowatchtrack package versions in different Fedora (and other) releases
www.distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=fedora
SourceMageA source-based GNU/Linux distribution.
www.sourcemage.org

Software

Webminweb based system-wide configuration tool
www.webmin.com
Sambashare drives over the network between linux and windows machines
www.samba.org
XEmacstext editor extraordinaire
www.xemacs.org
Firefoxweb browser
www.getfirefox.com
Privoxyweb proxy for filtering out ads and popups -- use the Adblock Plus Firefox plugin instead
www.privoxy.org
Pidgin (gaim)an all around instant messenger client, supports AOL, ICQ, yahoo, MSN
www.pidgin.im
gtk-gnutellaGnutella peer-to-peer file sharing client
gtk-gnutella.sourceforge.net
Synergyeasily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems
synergy2.sourceforge.net
TightVNCan efficent Virtual Network Computing client/server remote desktop control program
www.tightvnc.com
x2vncuse your Linux (X) mouse and keyboard to control another machine (X or Windows) via VNC -- use Synergy instead
www.hubbe.net/~hubbe/x2vnc.html
x2xuse your X windows mouse and keyboard to control another machine via X -- use Synergy instead
x2x.dottedmag.net
WineMS Windows emulator -- run Windows applications without running Windows
www.winehq.org and appdb.winehq.org
TinyCCvery small, very fast C compiler
www.tinycc.org
Nicklean excellent command-line calculator with C language (and more) scripting
www.nickle.org
Ploadnetwork traffic load monitor
www.engr.utk.edu/~mdsmith/pload/

Graphics

nVidia driversnVidia's closed-source opengl video drivers
www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_archive.html
nVNewsnVNews nVidia linux forum
www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=14
Cg and shadersC for Graphics -- high level language for programmable shaders. Works primarily on nVidia.
developer.nvidia.com/page/cg_main.html
www.shadertech.com
G3Dmid-level, cross-platform C++ 3D graphics library with awkward linux support.
g3d-cpp.sourceforge.net
OpenGLUTan open source version of the OpenGL Utility Toolkit, a cross-platform graphics windows library.
openglut.sourceforge.net
SDLSimple DirectMedia Layer. Platform independent windowing library.
www.libsdl.org
gluXcross platform easy OpenGL eXtension loading library
w3imagis.imag.fr/Membres/Sylvain.Lefebvre/glux/
GLEWThe OpenGL Extension Wrangler - OpenGL extension loading library
glew.sourceforge.net/
SVGScalable Vector Graphics: 2D postscript-like XML web plugin
www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/
www.adobe.com/svg/ -- Adobe's beta plugin crashes Mozilla
gordon.sourceforge.net/libsvgtoswf/ -- convert SVG files to Flash SWF files
JavaScript
VectorGraphics
High Performance JavaScript VectorGraphics Library
www.walterzorn.com/jsgraphics/jsgraphics_e.htm
Blendercommercial 3D geometry modeller turned open source
www.blender.org
POV-RayPersistance of Vision Raytracer (with a backwards -- left-handed -- coordinate system)
www.povray.org
Perl/TkGUI widget library for Perl
w4.lns.cornell.edu/~pvhp/ptk/ptkFAQ.html
ImageMagickimage manipulation tools
www.imagemagick.org
Gifsiclecreate and modify optimized animated GIFs
www.lcdf.org/gifsicle/
InkscapeScalable Vector Graphics editor
www.inkscape.org/
Scribuspage layout and desktop publishing
www.scribus.net/

Multimedia

mplayerthe ultimate video player (mpeg, divx, DVDs, quicktime)
www.mplayerhq.hu
xinexine multimedia player
www.xinehq.de
VLCVideoLAN - VLC media player
www.videolan.org
xmmsX MultiMedia System -- GUI-based mp3 player
www.xmms.org
gripgtk-based cd-player and cd-ripper / encoder front-end
nostatic.org/grip/
NotLamemp3 encoder based on LAME
www.idiap.ch/~sanders/not_lame/

Office tools

OpenOffice.orgOffice tools suite
www.openoffice.org
GnumericExcel spreadsheet clone
www.gnumeric.org

Games and Entertainment

Frozen Bubbledangerously addictive tetris-like game. requires SDLperl which has trouble with some perl versions.
www.frozen-bubble.org
Jump 'n Bumpmulti-player on same keyboard side platform game. no single player mode.
jumpbump.mine.nu
Quake 3first person shooter. commerical, but free demo.
www.quake3arena.com
Freecivmultiplayer turn-based strategy game based on Sid Meyer's Civilization
www.freeciv.org
NeverballMarble madness like game.
icculus.org/neverball/
/Trackballs/Marble madness like game. Still in development, but playable.
trackballs.sourceforge.net
dailystripsperl script that downloads comic strips and puts them in a local web page.
dailystrips.sourceforge.net
Really Slick
Screensavers
OpenGL screensavers. Available for both Linux and Windows.
rss-glx.sourceforge.net

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Steven C. Dollins
Last modified: Fri Sep 19 20:55:36 PDT 2008