Open Source Software: 15 Apps for Linux Desktop

One of the stumbling blocks many small business owners run into when it comes to moving to Linux desktops is a (miss) perception that they won’t find compelling applications to help them get the job done. Another barrier is making time to actually track down the best Linux desktop apps. Fortunately, there are other people to find the best open source software for you.

In this instance, Matt Hartley over at our sister site,, has pulled together a solid list of the best open source software apps for Linux desktop. He calls it a must-have list and we agree. The apps run the gamut, from Kontact (for email and contacts), OpenShot (video editor) and Audacity (audio editing) to OneTeam (instant messaging), Gnome Do (utility) and Gitso (remote desktop help) — and more.

Recently it was brought to my attention that all the desktop Linux hoopla in the world doesn’t mean squat without compelling applications to get the end user interested. To address this need, I’ve rounded up fifteen powerful Linux applications that reflect the best that Linux has to offer the desktop user, both in and out of the enterprise environment.

Read the complete article: 15 Must-Have Linux Desktop Apps

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