Linux Applications

Browser

  • Chrome / Chromium
  • Firefox / Iceweasel
  • Opera

Mail Client

  • Thunderbird / Icedove

Office Suite

  • LibreOffice (word processor, spreadsheet, slides)

Desktop Publisher

  • Scribus

PDF Viewer

  • Document Viewer
  • Okular

Journal

  • CherryTree
  • KeepNote
  • Rednotebook
  • TreeLine

Calculator

  • SpeedCrunch
  • Qalculate!

LaTeX Editor

  • Lyx
  • TeXworks
Notepad

  • emacs
  • gVim
  • Leafpad or Mousepad
  • SciTE

Notepad++

  • Geany
  • Gedit
  • Kate

Html Editor

  • Bluefish

File Manager

  • Dolphin
  • Nautilus
  • PCManFM
  • Thunar

Terminal (Command Line Interface)

  • gnome-terminal
  • Konsole
  • LxTerminal
  • Terminator
  • Xfce4-terminal

File Archiver

  • Xarchiver
Image Viewer

  • Geeqie
  • Gwenview
  • xv (ancient and super light-weight and fast!)

Photo Management

  • DigiKam
  • Shotwell

Video Player

  • Smplayer
  • VLC

Audio Player

  • Amarok
  • Banshee
  • Clementine
  • RhythmBox

Image Editor

  • Gimp

Vector Graphics Editor

  • Inkscape

3D Content Creation

  • Blender
Video and Audio Properties

  • MediaInfo

Audio Editor

  • Audacity

CD Ripper

  • Sound Juicer

Video Transcoder

  • Handbrake

Video Editor

  • DvDStyler

DvD Slideshow Creator

  • Imagination

Screen Shooter

  • gnome-screenshot
  • Shutter
Scanner

  • Simple Scan
  • Skanlite
  • XSane

CD/DVD Burner

  • Brasero
  • K3b
  • Xfburn
Disk Utility

  • gnome-disk-utility
  • gParted

Resource Monitor

  • gnome-system-monitor
  • KSysGuard

Some of My Favorites!

  • LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird
  • gVim, Kate
  • KeepNote, Rednotebook
  • TeXworks
  • Audio and Video Codecs (All available in Linux!)
  • Handbrake, DvDStyler, Imagination, MediaInfo
  • Amarok, Clementine, RhythmBox
  • Smplayer, VLC
  • Digikam, geeqie
  • Sound Juicer
  • Xfburn
  • XArchiver
  • gParted
  • Working WiFi and video graphics!

And, finally, what I miss most from Windows!

  • iTunes, Paint.NET, Picasa
  • Restrictive licensing policies, OEMs, and proprietary standards
  • Catering to software piracy by restricting my legitimate usage of software
  • Cost of frequent software and hardware upgrades
  • Buying into that one desktop fits all mentality
  • The Registry and viruses