Originally a part of the Windows curatory, its Linux section has been split off in order to prevent paragraph overload for most readers.
Linux, the land of the free, the engaged, and the charitable. While the many Software Centers on Linux distros have been admired by many, they have been equally despised by many of the same people for their extreme focus on open-source software. This makes it possible to make distro-specific automatic updates for their programs, but it also means that the more idealistic distros doesn’t stock Google Chrome, Minecraft, or Steam in their Centers.
Package managers on Linux, however, are truly almighty beings, and this page can’t do anything more than to bend over and say “We’re not worthy” to them. Instead, this curatory was intended as a fair, functional, updated, and closed-source-stocking alternative to the Software Centers alone.
Format: Program name⁽ᵃ⁾ — Official download link (Installation notes) — Distro support — Program bit — #tags — (Extra notes). Sorted more or less alphabetically. You can assume that all programs that are listed as supporting “Ubuntu”, actually supports Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, and their closest derivations.
Last updated 24th of September 2016. Link versions last updated 24th of September 2016.
Software curatory links for Linux⁽⁴⁾:
• Avidemux 2.6.14 — https://www.fosshub.com/Avidemux.html/avidemux_2.6.14.appImage — Linux in general — 64-bit — #editor #media
• Calibre — Run the following line in terminal:
sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/master/setup/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c “import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write(‘Download failed\n’); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()” — Linux in general — Unknown bit process — #ebook #sorting #andSomeOtherStuff
• Fanmade OneDrive command line client for Linux, made by Skilion — https://github.com/skilion/onedrive/archive/master.zip — Linux in general — Unknown bit process — #CommandLineStuff #onedrive #cloud #integration #notsharing — (You will probably need to be good with command line, and to use this guide: https://github.com/skilion/onedrive.)
• GOG.com’s free Ubuntu-formated games — https://www.gog.com/games?system=lin_mint,lin_ubuntu&price=free&sort=title&page=1 — Ubuntu confirmed, may also work on other Debian-based systems — Videogame engine — #game #comics — A mix of old 90’s-and-earlier, experimental games, demos, and webcomics.
• Google Chrome — https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/thankyou.html?platform=linux — Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE — 64-bit — #browser
^ Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller for Chrome — https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chromium-wheel-smooth-scr/khpcanbeojalbkpgpmjpdkjnkfcgfkhb — Assumed to run in all currently supported versions of Chrome — #browser #HowToMakeChromeGood
^ Google Hangouts app for Chrome’s app environment — https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-hangouts/knipolnnllmklapflnccelgolnpehhpl — Assumed to run in all currently supported versions of Chrome — #betterthanSkypeatleast
• Noto Color Emoji — https://noto-website-2.storage.googleapis.com/pkgs/NotoColorEmoji-unhinted.zip — 64-bit — #EmojiFont #YesItHasAllTheEmojis
• Microsoft PowerShell 6.0.0 Alpha 10 for Ubuntu’s 16.04 — https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v6.0.0-alpha.10/powershell_6.0.0-alpha.10-1ubuntu1.16.04.1_amd64.deb — Ubuntu 16.04 — 64-bit — #AnotherCommandLineIGuess
^ Microsoft Powershell 6.0.0 Alpha 10 for Ubuntu’s 14.04 — https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v6.0.0-alpha.10/powershell_6.0.0-alpha.10-1ubuntu1.14.04.1_amd64.deb
^ Microsoft Powershell 6.0.0 Alpha 10 for CentOS 7 and RedHat — https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v6.0.0-alpha.10/powershell-6.0.0_alpha.10-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
• Minecraft — http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/Minecraft.jar (Requires a Java Virtual Machine, as explained below) — Most versions of Linux (full list unavailable) — Hopefully runs in 64-bit with the right OpenJDK installation — #game #editor #dontwatchitsyoutubevideos
^ OpenJDK 8 — Available from repositories through command line. Check out http://openjdk.java.net/install/ if you want to know which of the singlewidth sentences you want to copy and paste into your command line. This installs the Virtual Machine without those pesky browser components.
• Mozilla Firefox, stock edition — https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ (Pick your language of choice) — System component requirements are at https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/49.0/system-requirements/ — I recommend the Linux 64-bit column — #browser
• Mozilla Thunderbird, stock edition — https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/all/ (Pick your language of choice) — System component requirements are at https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/45.3.0/system-requirements/ — I recommend the Linux 64-bit column — #email #calendar #chat
• PeaZip 6.1.1, in 64-bit portable TAR format — https://osdn.jp/dl/peazip/peazip_portable-6.1.1.LINUX.x86_64.GTK2.tar.gz — Linux in general — 64-bit — #7zOpener #zipopener #portableProgram
• Poedit 1.8.9 — https://github.com/vslavik/poedit/releases/download/v1.8.9-oss/poedit-1.8.9.tar.gz — Linux in general, Unix — 32-bit — #editor #translation #writing
• SMPlayer — https://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3Asmplayerdev&package=smplayer (Pick your choice for installation) — Ubuntu ≥14.04, Debian 8, Fedora ≥22, OpenSUSE ≥13.2 — Unknown bit process — #media #video #sound — (Adding manual repositories appear to be prefered by them, although direct download links for each OS version are also available under “Grab binary packages directly”.)
• Steam — https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb — Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, and their derivations — 32-bit — #game #archive #GreenlightWasAMistake #AndSoWasEarlyAccess
• Sublime Text build 3114 for Ubuntu — https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime-text_build-3114_amd64.deb — Ubuntu — 64-bit — #CodingStuffAndShiz
• Sublime Text build 3114 for all other Linux distros — https://download.sublimetext.com/sublime_text_3_build_3114_x64.tar.bz2 — Linux in general — 64-bit
• Subtitle Edit 3.4.13 — This one isn’t going to be easy. The link is at https://github.com/SubtitleEdit/subtitleedit/releases/download/3.4.13/SE3413.zip, but you will also need “mono/mono-link/etc”, functional hardware drivers, and probably some other stuff. This thread about one man’s fight to the death to get it to run, may be of help if you still encounter problems. — Largely only trialed on Ubuntu 14.04 — 32-bit — #editor #translation
Serious hashtags you can search for with Ctrl+F:
Program types: #game #antimalware #media #monitor #editor #browser #racing #ebook #translation