is a Unix-like computer operating system family based on the Linux kernel.
The name "Linux" comes from the Linux kernel, originally written in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. The system's utilities and libraries usually come from the GNU operating system.
There is not a single Linux, but several distributions (often called distros for short) that consist of a large collection of software applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, media players and database applications. The operating system will consist of the Linux kernel and, usually, a set of libraries and utilities from the GNU project, with graphics support from the X Window System. Distributions optimized for size may not contain X, and tend to use more compact alternatives to the GNU utilities. There are currently over three hundred Linux distributions.
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|Mozilla||Open source Web browser and e-mail clients|
|Ubuntu||The free operating system, easy to install and use|
|OpenOffice||a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project|
|Eclipse||an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software|
|Wireshark||Network protocol analyzer|
|PSPad||text and code editor|
|Dictionary||Free dictionary on Android|
|Apache||the world's most popular HTTP server|
|OpenStreetMap||Free maps for everyone!|
|Arduino Experiments||Building interactive things with Arduino|
|VisualAp||Visual framework for building application and systems|
|Avast||Free antivirus - avast! Home Edition|
|GIMP||GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)|
|Truecrypt||Free open-source disk encryption software|
|NSIS||Nullsoft Scriptable Install System|
|Thesaurus||Thesaurus Web Service|
|VideoLAN||VLC media player|
|Security in-a-box||Security in-a-box, i.e. how to defend your privacy and liberty!|
|Tor||Tor: be anonymous!|
|Wikileaks||Wikileaks, because we need to know the true!|