Top 5 Open Source Softwares For Linux

   | Posted On : 2019 - 08 - 03   |   11 months ago   |    linux, open-source, tools
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Open Source Softwares For Linux

What Is Open Source ?

The term open source refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible.

The term originated in the context of software development to designate a specific approach to creating computer programs. Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development. Without further delay let’s get started before that if you guys are enjoying my articles please make sure you share it with your friends 🙂 so Let’s Start.

Open Source Software

Open source software is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance.

“Source code” is the part of the software that most computer users don’t ever see; it’s the code computer programmers can manipulate to change how a piece of software—a “program” or “application”—works. Programmers who have access to a computer program’s source code can improve that program by adding features to it or fixing parts that don’t always work correctly.

Some software has source code that only the person, team, or organization who created it—and maintains exclusive control over it—can modify. People call this kind of software “proprietary” or “closed source” software.

The main difference between open source and other types of software is that In Open Source Software we can customize/modify, enhance, it on our way where source code is publicly accessible whereas in closed/proprietary we cannot modify and enhance it due to lack of source code which is not publicly accessible like open source.

Top 5 Open Source Softwares For Linux Are Listed Below.

1. Atom Editor

Without Any doubt, this is my top fav #1 open source software. It is because I’m not only a System Administrator but also a programmer/developer. First, When I installed Linux mine first choice/Linux is ParrotOS(one of favorite os of penetration testers.) also of mine when I’m completely new. Atom is builtin software in ParrotOS and I started my first programming until now it is my favorite. When I found this A hackable text editor for the 21st Century developed by GitHub I was totally shocked by it.

Take a minute to watch this introductory video:

2. NextCloud

Nextcloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. It is functionally similar to Dropbox, although Nextcloud is free and open-source, allowing anyone to install and operate it on a private server.

Formally, Nextcloud is an open source, self-hosted file share and communication platform. Access & sync your files, contacts, calendars & communicate and collaborate across your devices. You decide what happens with your data, where it is and who can access it!

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nextcloud

3. Blender

Blender is a professional, free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. If you’re interested in game development, video editing, or 3D modeling, I am pretty much sure you’re gonna find out after this article. If you did not hear it before, then it is definitely time to check it out. On top of it, Blender is Cross-Platform which means you can not only run it on Linux but also on Windows & MacOS.

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blnder

4. GIMP

GIMP is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks. If you’re interested in Designing, Photo editing, or Graphics Design, I am pretty much sure you’re gonna find out after this article. If you did not hear it before, then it is definitely time to check it out. On top of it, GIMP is also a Cross-Platform which means you can not only run it on Linux but also on Windows & MacOS.

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gimp

5. Inkscape

Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It’s free and open source. It can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos, and complex paintings. As I mentioned earlier, If you want to be a Graphics Designer or you’re already you must master illustrator or Inkscape for Graphics Designing. Best Point is Cross-Platform which means you can not only run it on Linux but also on Windows & MacOS.

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inkspace

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