Download Linux - Best Software & Apps

  • MPlayer

    RC 2 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Pocket PC
    Windows Mobile

    A great free player with support for hundreds of formats

    7
    118 votes
    • PROS:Support for hundreds of formats, Very fast response, Light on system resources, Extensive support for keyboard shortcuts
    • CONS:Dull interface
  • Universal USB Installer

    1.9.5.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Master Linux with Universal USB Installer

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

    1.7.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Tools and utilities to emulate Linux in Windows

    7
    74 votes
    • Linux Mint

      Gloria 7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free user friendly Linux distribution

      8
      111 votes
      • PROS:Free download , Simpler than standard Linux ,
      • CONS:Requires some reading , Not for everyone
    • Fedora LiveUSB Creator

      3.10.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Wizard to install Fedora Linux on your USB drive

      6
      3 votes
      • X-Win32

        2012

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        StarNet products allow Windows, Mac and Linux PCs to display X Windows desktops and apps from remote Unix and Linux servers.

        6
        28 votes
        • Ardour

          Varies with device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free music editor for OS X, Windows and Linux

          -
          No votes yet
          • 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
        • Chrome OS Linux

          1.9.1077_

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Fast and lightweight operating system built around Google Chrome web browser

          7
          103 votes
          • PROS:The best web browser, blazing fast and secure
          • CONS:Some hardware may not be fully supported
        • 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
          39 votes
          • Clementine

            1.2.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Lightweight, easy-to-use music player

            9
            22 votes
            • PROS:Build your own library, Support for online music networks, Includes tag editor and cover manager, Visualization effects, Nice interface and controls
            • CONS:Not many library management options
          • Banshee

            2.4

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Simple Linux inspired music player

            9
            6 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
          • Lazarus

            0.9.32

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Class libraries for Free Pascal that emulate Delphi

            6
            90 votes
            • PROS:Enables you to create Linux/Windows programs easily,
            • CONS:Limited on instructions for those with no coding experience
          • Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ Applications

            2016 R2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Improve Your Program's Performance with Parallel Programming

            9
            3 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
          • Classic Doom 3

            Patch Final 3.1.3.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A Classic First Person Shooter

            6
            335 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,
          • QupZilla

            2.1.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Web browser that takes cues from Firefox and Chrome

            7
            35 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

            Everything you need to create music on your computer

            7
            57 votes
            • DiskInternals Linux Reader

              1.1

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Access your Linux files from Windows

              9
              8 votes
              • PROS:Allows you to access Linux files from Windows,
              • CONS:Only allows you to read and not edit files in Linux
            • WinTail

              2.2.0.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              WinTail is a free tool for Windows, capable of simulating the LINUX/UNIX tail command in a very easy and intuitive way

              10
              1 vote
              • Presto

                1.2.3

                License
                try Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Change to Linux without leaving Windows

                8
                3 votes
                • Get Linux

                  2.7

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  A Free (GPL) Productivity program for Windows

                  5
                  4 votes
                  Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
                  #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
                  1Gloria 71117.6Windows
                  2RC 2 1.01186.7Windows, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile
                  31.9.5.91426.7Windows
                  41.9.1077_1036.6Windows
                  5Patch Final 3.1.3.13356.4Windows