Desktop

If you are new GNU\Linux user read GNU/Linux Starter.


"GNU is an operating system that is free software—that is, it respects users' freedom. The GNU operating system consists of GNU packages (programs specifically released by the GNU Project) as well as free software released by third parties. The development of GNU made it possible to use a computer without software that would trample your freedom."

"GNU is a Unix-like operating system. That means it is a collection of many programs: applications, libraries, developer tools, even games. The development of GNU, started in January 1984, is known as the GNU Project. Many of the programs in GNU are released under the auspices of the GNU Project; those we call GNU packages.

The name “GNU” is a recursive acronym for “GNU's Not Unix.” “GNU” is pronounced g'noo, as one syllable, like saying “grew” but replacing the r with n.

The program in a Unix-like system that allocates machine resources and talks to the hardware is called the “kernel”. GNU is typically used with a kernel called Linux. This combination is the GNU/Linux operating system. GNU/Linux is used by millions, though many call it “Linux” by mistake.

GNU's own kernel, The Hurd, was started in 1990 (before Linux was started). Volunteers continue developing the Hurd because it is an interesting technical project." gnu.org

Gnu/Linux Crux is not a pure libre system because it comes with non-libre software, with time such software and references will be removed.



Tiling Desktop

Spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for Xorg. It tries to stay out of the way so that valuable screen real estate can be used for much more important stuff. It has sane defaults and does not require one to learn a language to do any configuration. It was written by hackers for hackers and it strives to be small, compact and fast. Spectrwm is written in C and configured with a text configuration file. It was previously known as scrotwm.

To know more about this window manager read Spectrwm page.


Mate Desktop

"The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

MATE is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience. See the Roadmap. The MATE Manifesto outlines some of the principles that guide the project." mate-desktop.org

To know more about this window manager read Mate page.


Office

"We seek to eliminate the digital divide and empower all as full citizens, support the preservation of mother tongues, and avoid proprietary software and format lock-in." "LibreOffice is community-driven and developed software, and is a project of the not-for-profit organization, The Document Foundation." libreoffice.org.

To know more about this office system read LibreOffice.



Cryptocurrencies



Browser

"Firefox doesn’t sell access to your personal information like other companies. From privacy tools to tracking protection, you’re in charge of who sees what." Mozilla Firefox. There is a good documentary about the people that fight for a free Web; Project Code Rush - The Beginnings of Netscape / Mozilla Documentary.

To know more about this browser read Firefox.



Printing


Multimedia

"GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes. Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done." Gimp.

To know more about image editor read Gimp.



Education


Games


Internet and Network

If you need a SIP client capable of call, video-call and messages check Linphone.


Development


Security