Install Ubuntu or Linux Mint with 3-month service guarantee


If you live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, I can personally install Ubuntu or Linux Mint on your computer, whether it is a new or old computer (Linux will run faster than Windows on old computers it does not need a lot of space and memory). I can do Windows-Linux dual boot installation if you want it that way. For more information, please click here. Thanks!

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Top 50 Best Programs and Their Linux Open Source Alternatives


After having switched from Windows to Linux, have you ever thought of using your favorite programs in the Linux OS, programs that are available in both Linux and Windows? Knowing that will let you instantly use the same old programs in the fast and secure Linux.

If your favorite programs are not available in Linux, then at least you can find some counterparts that work the same as your Windows program...

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Welcome to Ubuntu Linux Mint Software Center!

We post here the best Linux application for a certain task. For example, as most linux users know, the best browser is Firefox, the best email client is Thunderbird, etc.

Note that we simply list the linux software programs that we actually use ourselves. If you do not agree with us, then please post your favorite in the comment area below each post.

Once we have accumulate enough nominations for each category, we will prepare a page for each categ...

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The Best PDF Utility Application in Linux

If you simply need a small application to delete, merge a page or a few pages to your existing PDF files, then I would highly recommend a Linux application called PDFshuffler. It is extremely easy to use. You can import as many PDF files as you want for you to rearrange page order or even delete certain pages – no, you cannot edit texts or images on each page. Once you are satisfied, you simply export the final result as a new PDF file...

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Kdenlive – the Best Video Editor for Linux

KdenliveHaving tried numerous video editors for my Linux Mint install, I have finally settled down with Kdenlive – a non-linear video editor that can handle three video tracks and two audio tracks. You can use it to add video clips, audio clips and even static pictures/photos/images to your video project. You can set how long you want each image to last in your video.

Kdenlive supports DV, HDC and much more formats. these are the main features it has:

* Guides and marker for organizing timelines
* Copy ...

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gColor2 – Handy Color Selector and Picker

gColor2Gcolor2 is a simple GTK2 color selector to provide a quick and easy way to find colors for whatever task is at hand. Colors can be saved and deleted as well.

The following are users’ reviews:

cloudgroup (2011.09.22) – Great tool and simple to use, always comes in handy
Squirrel (2011.08.06) – For quick color picking. fewest clicks needed to get the job done of any program like this i have seen.
SjorRekr64 (2011.01.26) – Great, nice small window, more convenient then using a similar online tool.

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The Best FTP Client in Linux

filezilla - the best FTP clientOnce I found it, I have never stopped using it – it is called FileZilla. Yes, it is much better than gFTP – that’s for sure!

The nice thing about FileZilla is that it remembers everything, including the default local directory, default remote directory, even the password for each FTP account via Site Manager.

The following are descriptions that come with the application and users reviews:

FileZilla is a full-featured FTP client with an easy-to-use GUI...

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The Best Email Client in Linux

best email clientThunderbird is my favorite email client – I use it on daily basis. The nice thing about it is that it allows me to set up as many email accounts as I want and each email account is separate from others and has its complete set of folders such as Inbox, Drafts, Sent, Trash, Outbox, etc for each account. Also I can create a custom folder within each folder if I want to.

The following are descriptions that come with the application and users reviews:

The Mozilla Thunderbird email client.


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Calibre – the Best eBook Cataloging and Converting Software

calibreCalibre is primarily a ebook cataloging program. It manages your ebook collection for you. It is designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e. a single entry in the database that may correspond to ebooks in several formats. It also supports conversion from a dozen different ebook formats to LRF and EPUB. A graphical interface to the conversion software can be accessed easily by just clicking the “Convert E-books” button.

Supported input formats are: MOBI, LIT, PRC, EPUB, ODT, HTML, CBR, ...

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