Linux is an amazing open source operating system, which has the potential to become the best. With already rolling out different versions of Ubuntu, Linux has become an OS that people will look forward to.

Keeping that in mind we’ve collected a list of fifteen of the daily use Linux applications, that everyone ought to have. Without any further ado, here we go..

  1. MySQL DatabaseApplication: MySQL
    The MySQL® database has become the world’s most popular open source database because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. It’s used by individual Web developers as well as many of the world’s largest and fastest-growing organizations to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software, including industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia, YouTube, and Zappos.com.
  2. GNOMEApplication: GNOME
    A Linux desktop environment which provides an intuitive and attractive desktop for end users. It is also a development platform that provides an extensive framework for building applications that integrate into the rest of the desktop. GNOME is Free Software and part of the GNU project, dedicated to giving users and developers the ultimate level of control over their desktops, their software, and their data. Find out more about the GNU project and Free Software at gnu.org.
  3. Kaspersky AntivirusApplication: Kaspersky Anti Virus
    KAV is the fastest and most reliable anti-virus. It supports sendmail, qmail, exim and postfix. It also supports Lotus Notes. It has fine support and daily updates. Founded in 1997, Kaspersky Lab is an international information security software vendor. Kaspersky Lab is headquartered in Moscow, Russia and has regional offices in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Japan, China, Korea, Romania and the United States. Further expanding the company’s reach is its large partner network comprising over 500 companies globally.
  4. Application: Contract Pack – Pro
    Contract Packs include materials for pre-project protection, project development (including web sites, CD-ROMs, video, graphics, hardware/networking, general software and more), project and contract changes, intellectual property protection, ownership transfer, project acceptance, policy disclaimers for public posting, subcontractor and employee agreements, resellers, problem notification, demand for action and much more. Contract Pack is a contract management system when the documents are used together during the course of an entire project from initial non-disclosures, development contracts to mid-project change requests and milestone signoff, final project acceptance forms and ongoing maintenance and change requests. Contract Packs are designed for use by virtually any software or hardware related business. Contract Pack is low-cost and immediately downloadable. Supports many platforms such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Word & Office, OpenOffice, StarOffice, Word Perfect and Appleworks.
  5. Application: upCast Single
    The upCast product line offers document conversion from Word/RTF (Rich Text Format) to XML, XHTML and CSS. RTF as the standard document exchange format can be written from most word processing applications like Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect, Sun StarOffice, Quark XPress and others.
  6. AppgenApplication: Appgen MyBooks Professional
    MyBooks Professional is a collaborative accounting system for small to mid-sized businesses that is designed to simplify your approach to accounting with jargon-free menus that make it easy to manage your business. A single application interface for either your service-based or product-based company helps you grow your business by gaining control over your sales, customers, vendors, purchases, bank accounts, inventory, billing, payroll, and financial statements, with complete sales order and purchase order subsystems and a separate Accountant’s Page that includes the functions of the underlying general ledger system. MyBooks Professional is a true double-entry, fully audited accounting system that conforms to the standards of GAAP and is modifiable, scalable, and portable. The ten-user license is installable on Apple Mac OS X, Linux, and Microsoft Windows®—right out of the box. It may be used by a single user on a standalone machine, or by multiple users in a peer-to-peer Windows environment or in a client/server network configuration that includes a Mac or Linux server with any combination of Mac, Linux, and Windows clients.
  7. Acrobat ReaderApplication: Acrobat Reader
    The free Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files across all major computing platforms. Acrobat Reader is the free viewing companion to Adobe Acrobat 4.0 and to Acrobat Capture(R) software. With each new release, Adobe continues to add functionality to Adobe® Reader® software, making it an extremely versatile tool capable of viewing, searching, digitally signing, verifying, printing, and collaborating with electronic documents. By distributing this software in a multitude of languages and platforms at no charge, Adobe continues to offer end users the ultimate tool for electronic document sharing.
  8. Application: BurnIT
    BurnIT is a JAVA front-end to mkisofs and cdrecord, which runs in a graphical environment. This should make it more easy to burn CD’s under the platforms cdrecord supports. Programmed in JAVA to make it multiplatform using the newest cdrecord package to offer the most features. Using the newest mkisofs package to offer the most features. Using the newest cdda2wav package to offer the most features. BurnIT is under quick development.
  9. AviFileApplication: Avifile
    Avifile is a library that allows you to read and write compressed AVI files in most common video & audio formats (Indeo® Video, DivX, etc.) under Linux. Compression and decompression are performed with Win32 DLLs. It includes a simple AVI player. Currently it is under heavy development. However, it has become most popular because of its side product – an AVI movie player that could play DivX movies in Linux with reasonable performance and stability. Since then most of work was done in this direction. Now it supports a wide range of codecs ( compressors/decompressors ) such as DivX, Indeo Video, I263, and others, able to show subtitles and perform video output using YUV overlays when necessary support from hardware and operating system is available. It is also able to play most files in ASF format, and current development CVS code is capable of streaming ASF media over HTTP.
  10. Application: EMP 5 – Enterprise Anti-spam Filter
    Extensible Messaging Platform (EMP 5), is a SPAM filtering firewall server application. Protects Exchange Server, Domino, GroupWise or any SMTP mail server from Internet SPAM, e-mail-borne viruses (including dangerous auto-launch viruses) and other objectionable content. Filters mail using complex contextual signatures (not simple keyword lists). The use of contextual signatures results in high success and extremely low false-positive rates. Additional features include automatic XML extraction/database insertion, optional POP3 retrieval, comprehensive user-definable contextual filtering, content-based message routing and developer API. License includes JAK filter capsule so it’s armed to block SPAM “right out of the box”. Installs as Linux server.
  11. AppperfectApplication: AppPerfect DeploySuite
    The AppPerfect Agentless Monitor is a new generation of system monitoring products that does not use the old agents-based approach to monitoring. AppPerfect’s agentless architecture is easier to install, configure and maintain and is also far more scalable then existing agents-based architecture. AppPerfect Monitor also provides a pure Web-based monitoring console with a dashboard. Sophisticated rules-based alerts ensure fast and effective communication and issue resolution. Notifications can be either SMS, email, dashboard or an user-defined notification
  12. Application: Arkeia
    The network backup solution for heterogeneous computer environments with a special focus on the Linux operating system. This leader in Linux backup is designed to be reliable, easy-to-use, and affordable. The distributed Client/Server architecture, administrative capabilities, and multiplexing technologies enable Arkeia to provide significant performance throughput over typical network configurations. Arkeia supports hundreds of tape libraries and tape drive hardware. Arkeia’s multi-award winning technology has over 90,000 users that rely on it for their data protection needs.
  13. Java MeterApplication: Apache JMeter
    The Apache JMeter is a 100% pure Java desktop application designed to test URL behavior and measure their performance. Apache JMeter may be used to test server performance both on static and dynamic resources (files or CGI, Servlets, Perl scripts). It may well be used to simulate a heavy load on a server or network to test its strength or to analyse overall performance under different load types. You can use it to make a graphical analysis of your server or to test your server/script behavior under heavy concurrent load.
  14. Application: SPiN Chat System
    Spin Chat is a completely Java based Chat application, both server and client. It has been originally developed on Linux and runs excellent on it. It features vast customization possibilities, multi-channels, built-in spam control, graphical administration tools, I18N, channel logging, ignoring, emotes, etc.
  15. NFTPApplication: NFTP
    NFTP is a text-mode ftp client for (in alphabetical order): BeOS (Intel R4 and up), Digital Unix (Alpha), FreeBSD (Intel), Linux (Intel, SPARC), OS/2, Solaris (SPARC and Intel), Windows 95/NT. Here `text-mode’ means that it runs in fullscreen mode or text window — Command-line session on OS/2, Command Prompt on Windows 95/NT, console or xterm on Unix, Terminal on BeOS. However, with version 1.50 the quasi-GUI version has appeared for OS/2. It looks much like textmode version, but utilizes native GUI menu, some dialog boxes, can be resized freely etc. This does not mean of course that textmode version will be abandoned. X11 version (using Xlib) appeared in version 1.51. One of the main design concepts of NFTP is speed and effectiveness of text-mode keyboard interface. Everything can be done without mouse!