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Cinelerra – capture, compose and edit high quality video

Video editing and capturing can get quite expensive - especially if you decided to purchase the most popular commercial grade software to produce high quality videos, films and movies. Cinelerra is a free video editing suite for GNU/Linux which lets you capture, compose and edit videos. It also has a video compositing engine which allows you to do operations like matting and keying.

MuseScore – make music sheets in an instant

For some musicians making a music sheets by hand is quite a horror. How else can you perfectly draw those lines & notes, and then manage to understand it all afterward? We've found just the perfect software for you. MuseScore allows you to input notes using mouse, keyboard or through a MIDI sequencer, and gives you the perfect looking music sheets each time. Best part for most musicians - it is a user-friendly, open-source and a FREE.

Luminance HDR Qtpfsgui – cross platform HDR tonemapping software

Luminance HDR is an open source software designed specifically for HDR Imaging tone mapping. It supports JPEG, TIFF and even RAW files straight from most digital SLR cameras and other high-end point-and-shoot cameras. HDR Imaging, or high dynamic range imaging, is the process of allowing a wider range of luminances between the darkest and brightest areas of a certain picture to display a more accurate representation of intensity levels in real life.

AndreaMosaic – easy and quick way make photo mosaics free

Capturing that special moment with a camera is probably one of the most common things nowadays. Make it even more special by creating a photo mosaic out of your digital photos. Nowadays, you don't have to spend a lot of money in a photo shop to have it done. You can do it yourself with a free software called Andrea Mosaic on your own desktop.

Skype – make free calls, IM & video chat online

Skype is a multiplatform software that enables users worldwide to communicate online via voice, video & IM. It's currently the biggest and, in my opinion, the most user-fiendly software of it's kind "responsible for 8% of global international calling minutes, and with its users making 3.1 billion minutes of calls to landlines and mobiles in the third quarter of 2009".

CinePaint – open-source graphics software for movie makers

For those serious film makers who need to color their scenes differently according to the mood, there is a software that can do everything they need to easy and well - CinePaint. For those serious film makers who need to color their scenes differently according to the mood, there is a software that can do everything they need to easily and professionally - CinePaint. CinePaint is an open source software for Linux and Mac OSX which lets you retouch colors in video and photography with higher color fidelity than other software. And because it is free, you don't have to worry about shedding loads of money for this professional grade software.

Dia – an open-source diagram creation software

Making diagrams can be quite a pain, especially if you do not have the proper and user-friendly software to help you draw it for you. How else can you make those lines straight and those boxes properly aligned so that they look neat and easy to understand? Not to worry anymore - Dia comes to you to save the day. And we promise your boss or professor would awe at your professional looking diagrams.

RoseGarden – a free midi sequencer for Linux

Remember drawing those squiggly lines and circles on 5 lines when you were in music class? You draw them then read them afterward and realize that you do not understand anything you have drawn because they were in weird places between and after the lines. Do not be scared of making the same mistake now. Rose Garden is ready to help you create the best music sheets and midi sequences possible, allowing you unleash the professional musician inside you.

Clonezilla – backup and duplicate your hard drive the open-source way

Perhaps one of the most important things that technology has taught us is to save our precious files and make backups. Sure, technology makes it easy for us to store our files. Gone are the days when we need to put all pictures in physical albums - they are all done digitally nowadays. But a simple worm, trojan, virus or some hardware failure can steal those memories away. Don't fret - CloneZilla can save you from such nightmares.