Download Linux - Best Software & Apps

  • Universal USB Installer

    1.9.8.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Master Linux with Universal USB Installer

    7
    248 votes
    • PROS: Easy three stage installation., Make a bootable Linux drive., Experiment with Linux builds.
    • CONS: Potential compatibility problems.
  • WinSetupFromUSB

    1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Software to install Windows from a USB device

    7
    377 votes
    • PROS: An excellent means to protect against a system failure , This application is able to support various Linux-based ISO files
    • CONS: The application is considered to be rather technical in its nature , There is currently no support offered for Windows 10 users
  • MPlayer

    RC 2 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Pocket PC
    Windows Mobile

    A great free player with support for hundreds of formats

    8
    416 votes
    • PROS: Support for hundreds of formats, Very fast response, Light on system resources, Extensive support for keyboard shortcuts
    • CONS: Dull interface
  • Kali Linux Downloads

    2017.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Ethical hacking software downloads

    9
    24 votes
    • PROS: Offers weekly builds
    • CONS: Not for beginners, Limited to Linux
  • Cygwin

    1.7.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Tools and utilities to emulate Linux in Windows

    7
    109 votes
    • Chrome OS Linux

      1.9.1077

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An amazing operating system based on Google Chrome

      8
      97 votes
      • PROS: Fast OS, Simple interface
      • CONS: Difficult to install, Information about it is limited
    • Fedora LiveUSB Creator

      3.10.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A powerful tool for creating bootable USBs with Fedora

      8
      24 votes
      • PROS: Functions properly, Can use existing Live CD, Can download Fedora, Non-destructive install
      • CONS: Creation takes a while, No help files
    • Ardour

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free music editor for OS X, Windows and Linux

      8
      3 votes
      • PROS: A free tool that every audio engineer should have, The most flexible mixer architecture in the entire music industry
      • CONS: Even audio engineers will need a little time to get acquainted with its functions, Only professionals will be able to handle it
    • DiskInternals Linux Reader

      1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Access your Linux files from Windows

      5
      17 votes
      • PROS: Allows you to access Linux files from Windows
      • CONS: Only allows you to read and not edit files in Linux
    • ZPlayer

      3.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      ZPlayer is a music player written in java, have a unique visual and works on Windows, Linux and MacOS.

      8
      54 votes
      • PROS: Unique radio-like interface, Is compatible with different kinds of audio files, Can improve audio sound, Easy controls
      • CONS: Cannot play music rendered as video files, Cannot convert other file formats to audio files
    • Angry IP Scanner

      3.5.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easy, Open-Source Internet and Network Scanner

      6
      76 votes
      • PROS: Fast, configurable and accurate , Available for Windows, Mac and Linux
      • CONS: No Windows XP official support , Certain Unicode UI characters may pose rendering issues
    • Linux Mint

      Gloria 7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free user friendly Linux distribution

      8
      609 votes
      • PROS: Free download , Simpler than standard Linux
      • CONS: Requires some reading , Not for everyone
    • Classic Doom 3

      Patch Final 3.1.3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Classic First Person Shooter

      7
      692 votes
      • PROS: Classic Doom game remastered and rebuilt in a modern Graphics Engine: The Classic Doom has never looked so good, Ports available for Windows Mac and Linux operating systems.
      • CONS: Only a mod not a stand alone game requires Doom 3 to be able to run and play, Fan supported game mod not an official release game
    • Lazarus

      0.9.32

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Class libraries for Free Pascal that emulate Delphi

      7
      121 votes
      • PROS: Enables you to create Linux/Windows programs easily
      • CONS: Limited on instructions for those with no coding experience
    • QupZilla

      2.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Web browser that takes cues from Firefox and Chrome

      8
      107 votes
      • PROS: Built in Flash and adblock, Great performance, Supports many Linux distros and Windows, Easy to use interface
      • CONS: Limited extension selection, No bookmark or settings sync
    • Linux MultiMedia Studio

      (LMMS) (64 bits) 0.4.13

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Music Makers

      7
      336 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Packed with features, Fast workflow to sequence midi, Provides powerful synths
      • CONS: Does not support independent VST preset saving, Tends to rest VST controls, Crashes from time to time, Takes up a lot of memory
    • Netgear Genie

      2.4.22

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone

      Free application to manage home and business Internet networks

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Users will not have to pay to download this application, Multiple different functions can be monitored simultaneously
      • CONS: Will not act as a network firewall, There is no version available for Windows systems
    • uGet

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and Effective Download Manager for Linux Users

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: There is no fee to download and utilize this software, Multiple different protocols are supported
      • CONS: The new beta release may be slightly unstable, Not as powerful as other subscription-based third-party download applications
    • Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ Applications

      2016 R2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Improve Your Program's Performance with Parallel Programming

      9
      13 votes
      • PROS: Improve your programming by making use of all modern hardware has to offer, Advanced debugging allows you to fine-tune parallel workloads, Cross-platform support available for Windows, Linux and Android devices
      • CONS: Parallel programming experience is required to make the most of this SDK, which is not for beginners
    • Banshee

      2.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Simple Linux inspired music player

      9
      31 votes
      • PROS: Easy to edit playlists, Easy to edit playlists, Support for last.fm and podcasts, Extend with plugins, Displays YouTube videos
      • CONS: Limited codecs for video playback
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    1Gloria 76098.3Windows
    2RC 2 1.04167.5Windows, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile
    3Patch Final 3.1.3.16927.4Windows
    41.63776.8Windows
    5(LMMS) (64 bits) 0.4.133366.7Windows
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