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Linux System and Settings Software

GUI

Command-line

  • Aptik - a really easy to use system migration (backup) utility
  • Bleachbit - free space and maintain privacy
  • Blueman - graphical bluetooth manager
  • GDebi Package Installer - install and view software packages
  • GNOME PPP - a PPP account configurer and dialup tool for GNOME
  • GParted - create, reorganize, and delete partitions
  • Grub Customizer - customize the bootloader (GRUB2 or BURG)
  • Gufw - graphical front end to ufw; easy way to configure firewall
  • HardInfo - system information and benchmark tool
  • iDeviceMounter - a GUI for mounting and unmounting iPhones and iPads
  • LightDM GTK+ Greeter Settings - configure the LightDM GTK+ Greeter (login manager)
  • luckyBackup - A powerful, fast and reliable backup and sync tool
  • MultiBootUSB - Create bootable USB stick with multiple operating systems
  • NetworkManager - network management framework
  • Notifications (xfce4-notifyd) - simple, visually-appealing notification daemon for Xfce
  • Synaptic Package Manager - install, remove, and upgrade software packages; apt front-end
  • system-config-printer - Graphical user interface for CUPS administration (printing)
  • Task Manager - easy to use task manager
  • UNetbootin - create bootable Live USB drives from an ISO or IMG with the option to download various Linux distributions from within the program
  • xev - print contents of X events (keyboard, mouse, joystick)
  • XScreenSaver - the standard screen saver collection shipped on most Linux and Unix systems running the X11 Window System
  • aconnect - ALSA sequencer connection manager
  • alien - converts linux packages between the rpm,deb,tgz and slp packages
  • alsamixer - soundcard mixer for ALSA soundcard driver, with ncurses interface
  • apropos - search the manual page names and descriptions
  • aptik - a really easy to use system migration (backup) utility
  • aptitude - high-level interface to the package manager (apt; Debain-based)
  • aureport - a tool that produces summary reports of audit daemon logs
  • btscanner - ncurses-based scanner for Bluetooth devices
  • clamav (clamscan; freshclam) - scan files and directories for viruses
  • cryptsetup - manage plain dm-crypt and LUKS encrypted volumes
  • dd - convert and copy a file
  • Downgrading packages - a quick "howto" for downgrading installed packages for various Linux distributions
  • dpkg - use it to install DEB packages such as: sudo dpkg -i nameofpackage.deb
  • dpkg-reconfigure - reconfigure an already installed package
  • fail2ban - a set of server and client programs to limit brute force authentication attempts.
  • eject - best use is to quickly eject a CD/DVD
  • Harden System - some tips on what you can do to increase system security; use at your own risk
  • hciconfig - configure Bluetooth devices
  • hcitool - configure Bluetooth connections
  • htop - an interactive process viewer for Unix systems
  • iptables - administration tool for IPv4/IPv6 packet filtering and NAT
  • iptraf-ng - console based network monitoring utility
  • libre-kernel - a short "howto" for installing the Linux libre-kernel
  • lsof - list open files; Use: 'lsof -P -i -n' to list active network connections
  • lynis - a system security auditing tool
  • mkfs - build a Linux filesystem
  • MultiBoot USB | Website - Changes your USB storage device into something you can just copy ISO's over to and boot from them later. Do not get this confused with the other listed "MultiBootUSB" item from the GUI section.
  • nmon - Nigel's performance Monitor for Linux
  • netstat - print network connections, routing tables, interface statistics, masquerade connections, and multicast memberships
  • pacmd - reconfigure a PulseAudio sound server during runtime
  • pactl - control a running PulseAudio sound server
  • pamix - ncurses based pulseaudio mixer for the commandline
  • parted - a partition manipulation program
  • pgrep, pkill - look up or signal processes based on name and other attributes
  • pip - a tool for installing and managing Python packages
  • powertop - a power consumption and power management diagnosis tool
  • pulsemixer - CLI and curses mixer for PulseAudio
  • rkhunter - RootKit Hunter
  • ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall) - program for managing a netfilter firewall
  • v4l2-ctl - an application to control video4linux drivers
  • vlock - use to lock a single or all TTY/consoles
  • wal - generate colorschemes on the fly
  • whohas - find packages in various distributions' repositories

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