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Software for Linux Devices

HomeBank

When it comes to money, most of us have trouble budgeting and keeping track of our expenses. If you find yourself always on the short end when bills start piling up, then you might want to try out HomeBank. This personal accounting software is perfect for anybody who wants to have a better idea where all their expenses go every single month. Packed with tons of helpful features, the program can easily collate the info you have and help you map out where each cent is spent. Moreover, thanks to a user-friendly interface, even those that haven't tried out an accounting software before will find this a very helpful tool to have at their disposal.

JPatch

JPatch is a simple but powerful 3D animation and modeling tool that even beginners can use. It's already a few years old but it still does wonders especially if you're a beginner to 3D rendering. Mainly created to help animate and model organic objects such as human faces, aliens, animals and much more; the program is a versatile and easy-to-use tool for achieving your desired image. JPatch was created to suit both beginners as well as semi advanced users. Those starting out can take a look at the programs wiki page for a thorough overview of what it is capable of as well as the many features it has.

Dead Cyborg 1: The Beginning of the Death

Dead Cyborg might seem like just another first person shooting game, but it actually has its charm. Developed by Barathe Endre, only the first episode is finished so far but it's been receiving good reviews since it first came out. This science fiction shooter game is offered at a pay-what-you-want download. All the donations are used to help fund the development of the succeeding episodes; with each episode geared at providing at least 2-3 hours worth of gameplay. The game works on a variety of systems including the top three: Linux, Windows and Mac and is certainly worth checking out.

f.lux

Tired of having a glaring computer screen in the middle of the night but hate having to keep adjusting the screen brightness all the time? F.lux might be able to help you with that. This nifty program works by automatically adjusting your screen's brightness setting throughout the day. With this program, you can say goodbye to glaring bright screens which strain the eye especially if you work at night. The program works on a Windows, Mac and Linux system. Best part is, it's available as a free download. Go ahead and check out how this program can help you.

Ghostery

Ever wonder who's tracking your move everytime you press a button or visit a website online? Ghostery is a cool free program for Mac, Linux and Windows that'll help you find out who's keeping an eye on you. The program is designed to track down anybody or mostly companies, that track down our every movement on the web. From the type of websites we visit or maybe the kind of books we buy at Amazon, most of these companies collect our data for marketing purposes. You can easily install this simple software for either Firefox, Chrome, Safari or IE. Grab the download and find out who's been following your every move.

Dusty

If you ever wondered how smoke behaves during any particular scenario, then you could definitely benefit from having Dusty in your computer. Now, I know you're probably scratching your head and asking yourself, "what do I need a smoke simulator for?" Well, for one, it's helpful if you're an animator, game developer or artist and you want to realistically portray how smoke would flow when a fire is lit up. The program is available for download on Windows but there's also a Mac version. The algorithm is based on the Stable Fluids Algorithm created by Jos Stam. If you're interested, you can hit the download link above the image to get this cool software.

MyPaint

If you're an artist and you're looking for a program that will allow you to paint and create your artwork without any problems, then give MyPaint a try. This handy software was especially created with the painter in mind. Featuring a simple, bare bones layout and tons of brushes emulating specific types of media; the software ensures artists can easily get down to business without the hassle. It was made especially for digital painters in mind. The program is an open sourced project that's available for free download on Mac, Windows and Linux.

The Unarchiver

From the get-go, it's obvious what The Unarchiver does. It can easily unzip or unpack any files that you want. Even though the program might have an unimaginative name, it gets the job done without much trouble and complaint. The program was developed by Dag Agren and available for free download on the Mac App Store. It works great on Mac but it's also possible to run it on Windows or Linux. You just have to follow a few things before you can get it up and running. It's a nifty little tool that's easy to navigate and understand. Best of all, you can easily open any file you have since it supports a great selection of formats. Give it a try.

Beacon

Beacon is a short, fifteen minute freeware game that lets you control a spaceman that has crashed and landed in some unknown space rock. The game might be short and features simple 2D graphics but there's something that's enjoyable and fun in playing this game. This was created for the Ludum Dare 48 game, where developers who participated had to create a game in a 48 hour deadline. Despite the game's simplicity, it features a wonderful and atmospheric mood. There's also plenty of depth in the game that makes you wish it was a little longer. Since the game was initially released, it has been polished, making it a little more faster and better than the first version. Give the game a go.