Top 100 Free Linux Downloads

Freeware is the popular type of download because, well, its free. Below is a list of the top 100 Linux freeware downloads.

You will find the top utilities, security programs, video converters, players, converters and games available for Linux computers. These Linux freeware titles are ranked according to how many times they have been downloaded in the last two weeks from the Tucows Downloads freeware library.

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1 kturtle
This is a simple fractal generator for Koch-like fractals.
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2 Simulator for Arduino Free
Simulator for Arduino is the most full featured Arduino Simulator available at the present...
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3 VLC for Linux (VideoLAN)
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video...
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4 Ardour
Ardour is a digital audio workstation. You can use it to record, edit and mix multi-track...
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5 WebMail
WebMail is a complete server-side Web-based e-mail system that gives all of your mail...
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6 Chromium 32-bit
Chromium is an open-source browser project that provides a safer, faster, and more stable...
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7 PuTTY for Linux
PuTTY is a terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet,...
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8 ktouch
KTouch is a touch-typing tutor with levels and support for different keyboard languages.
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9 textutils
The textutils package resembles the GNU text file processing utilities.
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10 unRAR
The unRAR utility is a freeware program that is distributed with source code and developed...
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11 vhost
vhost is a one-step solution for various virtual hosting needs.
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12 Acrobat Reader
This program allows you to view, navigate and print PDF files.
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13 SFM
This file manager attempts to implement all of the most needed features.
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14 MusE
MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities written by Werner...
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15 Wine
Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs.
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16 Tk
Tk provides portable GUIs. Developing interfaces is a breeze with a powerful widget set...
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17 Samba
Samba is a suite of programs that work together to allow clients to access a server's file...
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18 InterBase
InterBase is a cross-platform structured query language relational database management...
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19 Advanced Web Ranking
This is a tool that helps check your web site position on all major search engines.
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20 SLAX
Slax is a Slackware-based bootable CD containing a Linux operating system, designed with a...
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21 RedHat Package Manager
RPM is the Redhat Package Manager. It makes installing and uninstalling source code or...
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22 XBomb
This is a minesweeper game with a choice of three different grids.
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23 Xeoma Video Surveillance Software for Linux
Get complete video surveillance solution with construction-set principle and unlimited...
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24 Puppy Linux
Puppy Linux 4.3 is based on the Linux 2.6.30.5 kernel, configured to support SMP...
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25 Game Editor
This is a multimedia tool for game development, with a comprehensive set of...
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26 KSendFax
KSendFax is an interface to known FAX-Packages like HylaFax, E-Fax and mgetty+sendfax.
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27 KOffice
This powerful office suite integrates into KDE 2.0.
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28 Grace
Grace is a WYSIWYG 2D plotting tool for X Window System and OSF Motif.
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29 steghide
This stenography program can hide data in various kinds of image and audio files.
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30 SysLinux
This Linux boot loader operates from MS-DOS floppies.
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31 XSane
XSane is a GTK-based X-11 front end for SANE. It works as either a stand-alone program or...
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32 SocialNetwork like Facebook website
Including Plugins: Audio / Video Chat, Video, Music, Polls, Employment, Events, GMap,...
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33 XV
This is the classic image viewing program for UNIX systems.
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34 tkFaxSpool
This is a front end for mgetty's faxspool/faxrm fax sending programs.
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35 Jolicloud
Jolicloud is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution for netbooks.
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36 eFax
This program is designed to send, receive, print and view faxes using any fax modem.
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37 Pyla
This is a multi-platform Hylafax client written in Python.
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38 HotelDruid Hotel Management Software
HotelDruid is an open source program designed to manage daily or weekly rental of house...
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39 Tornado
The goal of this game is to destroy the opponent's house rain, snow, hail, lightning and a...
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40 LMMS
LMMS aims to be a free alternative to popular (but commercial and closed- source) programs...
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41 Kino
This captures video to disk in RawDV and AVI format, in both type-1 DV and type-2 DV...
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42 khylafax
This is a KDE front-end to Hylafax.
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43 Axon Virtual PBx System for Linux
Axon is a virtual PBX for Linux with a browser based interface designed to manage calls...
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44 wchat
Wchat was originally based on chatC code, but it was then expanded to be a...
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45 Big Brother
Unlike SNMP, in which information is just collected and devices are polled, Big Brother is...
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46 Alien
Alien is a program that converts between the .rpm, .deb, stampede .slp and slackware .tgz...
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47 GNU GRUB
GNU GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, is intended to provide important bootloader...
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48 HylaFAX
HylaFAX supports the ability to send and receive facsimiles.
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49 NAT
NAT is a free universal braille translator
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50 FCheck
Fcheck is a script written in Perl that provides intrusion detection and policy...
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51 Dnc-X for Linux
easyDnc for Linux provides Direct Dnc file transfer to CNC memory as well as drip feed...
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52 Skencil
Skencil is a Free Software interactive vector drawing appliction.
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53 Chromium 64-bit
Chromium is an open-source browser project that provides a safer, faster, and more stable...
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54 fbi
This is a relatively simple image viewer for the framebuffer device, so you can view...
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55 PBXPress Live CD Demo
PBXpress is a modern-day replacement for traditional PBX systems.
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56 ESounD
The Enlightened Sound Daemon allows multiple audio streams to be played back at once...
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57 Efficient Documents Management System (eDMS)
This is a Web-based electronic documents management system.
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58 Xpad for Linux
Xpad is a sticky note application for jotting down notes.
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59 Parallels Desktop for Linux
Parallels Workstation is an easy-to-use, easy-on-the-pocket solution that lets you run...
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60 GFile
GFile is a file manager with an Explorer-like tree navigation style.
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61 FaxMail
FaxMail is a small program to help you send free faxes through e-mail.
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62 Kaffeine
Kaffeine is a full-featured multimedia player for Linux.
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63 Nero Linux
The Ultimate burning application for Linux, Nero Linux 4 is fast, comprehensive and easy...
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64 OpenX Ad Server
OpenX is the world's most popular independent ad server, used by more than 150,000...
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65 Shutter
Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific...
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66 GNU Chess
This is the famous GNU chess program. It is text-based, but it can be used in conjunction...
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67 Axel
Axel is a small but full-featured downloader/download accelerator.
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68 GAIM
GAIM is an open-source clone of America Online's Instant Messenger client, a clone that...
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69 Blog Script for PHP
Easy to install blogging system for PHP and MySQL. Sinlge and multy-user modes.
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70 kpad
This program is integrated just enough with KDE to be considered a KDE application.
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71 America's Army
The America's Army game, which is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and recommended for...
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72 EMBOSS
This software automatically copies data in a variety of formats and allows transparent...
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73 gEDA
gEDA is a collection of tools which are used for electrical circuit design, simulation and...
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74 PVM
Parallel Virtual Machine is a portable message-passing programming system designed to link...
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75 BlackHole
This program is set up by an individual user on a mail server through the .forward or...
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76 cdpr
This program decodes a CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol) and shows you (at a minimum) the...
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77 myHouse
Think of myHouse as a framework for collecting statistics and automating your house.
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78 Express Scribe For Linux
Free digital transcription software for typists on Linux - Express Scribe is professional...
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79 g3data
This is a rather unusual utility that allows you access to information contained on a...
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80 ZCX File Protector
This uses symmetric key encryption to protect files.
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81 Q7Z
Q7Z is a P7Zip GUI for Linux, which attempts to simplify data compression and backup.
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82 CDRecord (cdrtools)
CDRecord allows for the creation of both audio and data CDs.
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83 gFTP
gFTP is a GTK-based FTP client for X windows. It allows simultaneous downloads, resumption...
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84 DCP-Mail
DCP-Mail is a PHP based Mailing List Manager which does not need any SQL servers and uses...
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85 KMid
KMid is an X11 and KDE-based MIDI player for Linux and FreeBSD.
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86 smurf
Smurf is a project to create a GPL Sound Font editor for Linux.
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87 Plan
Plan is a desktop calendar and day planner. Appointments, notes, todo items, vacations and...
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88 SPS
This is a program to develop and simulate SPS programs.
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89 Gnome-o-Phone
Gnome-o-Phone, or gphone for short, is an Internet telephone.
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90 PSW
PSW lets you search for any program that you are currently running.
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91 Awesfx
Awesfx includes a couple of utilities for the AWE32 sound driver.
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92 RadioDJ
This is a radio device controller with unlimited stations, station-editing and scanning...
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93 GQmpeg
GQmpeg is an X Windows front end to the mpg123 MPEG audio player.
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94 Big Mama
The object of this game is to sink boats. Arrange your boats strategically to prevent them...
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95 fische
This turns your CDs, MP3s and other audio into an optical experience.
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96 mpg321
MPG321 is a command line MP3 player, based on the smpeg library from Loki.
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97 RecordPad Sound Recorder for Linux
RecordPad is a sound recording program for Linux PCs.
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98 Verbose Text to Speech Software
This professional text to speech application is designed to assist in listening to text.
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99 Jazz++
Jazz++ is a full-featured, audio-capable MIDI sequencer for Linux.
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100 Gtk Guitar Effects Processor
GtkGEP turns your computer into a real-time effects processor.
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