Linux kernel source tree (by torvalds)

Linux Alternatives

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  • GitHub repo Proton

    Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components

  • GitHub repo dxvk

    Vulkan-based implementation of D3D9, D3D10 and D3D11 for Linux / Wine

  • Scout

    Get performance insights in less than 4 minutes. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo proton-ge-custom

    Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components

  • GitHub repo winetricks

    Winetricks is an easy way to work around problems in Wine

  • GitHub repo protontricks

    A simple wrapper that does winetricks things for Proton enabled games, requires Winetricks.

  • GitHub repo bcc

    BCC - Tools for BPF-based Linux IO analysis, networking, monitoring, and more

  • GitHub repo keepassxc

    KeePassXC is a cross-platform community-driven port of the Windows application “Keepass Password Safe”.

  • GitHub repo cosmopolitan

    fast portable static native textmode containers

  • GitHub repo ohmyzsh

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  • GitHub repo starship

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  • GitHub repo DOOM

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  • GitHub repo youtube-dl

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  • GitHub repo Elasticsearch

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  • GitHub repo fzf

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  • GitHub repo wasm3

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  • GitHub repo coreutils

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  • GitHub repo libqalculate

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  • GitHub repo smart

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  • GitHub repo masked_permute

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better linux alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where linux has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-02.
  • Is AMD's CCP encryption processor working in your system ?
    It's actually line 800 in but close enough. Same cause.
    See line 72 of
  • Recommendations needed for 3rd Party *wired* Xbox 360/One controller that works well on Linux
    The controllers listed in xpad.c are the ones which will work without hassle through the kernel driver.
  • How does an app developer “code in” feedback from a touchscreen? Is there a framework for this?
  • Actually Portable Executable – Lua | 2021-02-28
    > What I wouldn't give for a liblinux, similar to NTDLL.

    Hey I actually tried to make such a thing.

    It provides access to Linux system calls and process start up code that gets all the arguments, environment and auxiliary values. I have several examples of applications written in 100% freestanding C with no dependencies except this library.

    It's a bit too low level compared to the dynamic loading library but I actually planned to make my own ld-liblinux eventually. I stopped working on it because I found better solution for system calls on the Linux kernel repository:

    You think liblinux could have a future?

  • How to view unknown characters if I nano a bin file | 2021-02-27
    The kernel source is here:
  • Bad performance when copying a large file | 2021-02-26
    Doesn't the memory management subsystem take into account trashing scenarios like this? Link. At least, that's my naive understanding on the matter.
  • sddm fails to login when fingerprint is enabled | 2021-02-25
  • PSA: Latest (kernel) updates might break your samba config if ',' is in your credentials | 2021-02-24
    This should be the problem:
  • Tascam US 16x08 USB Audio Interface | 2021-02-23
    Okay. I did some searching and found two things: one, which looks like a driver of some sort for the interface and two, a GUI mixer for the interface. IDK if this is anything useful, as I am completely lost when it comes to this.
  • Problems with WD External Hard Drive
  • ASM3242 drivers to get USB 3.2 gen 2x2 (superspeed 20gb) working
  • Booting the IBM 1401: How a 1959 punch-card computer loads a program | 2021-02-22
    I don't know the answer to your exact question.

    But z/Linux does actually support card readers and card punches – – of course nowadays nobody is using physical ones, z/VM emulates virtual card readers / punches and lets you redirect them to disk files and in that context they are still used.

    (It would be an interesting if pointless exercise to see if z/Linux could actually talk to a real physical card reader / card punch. z/Linux uses a paravirtualisation approach to talk to card readers/punches – z/VM DIAG 14 call – so z/Linux couldn't directly interface with a physical device. I don't know whether z/VM still has the code in it to talk to physical readers/punches, probably it has been removed or been bitrotted away.)

  • Update on Librem 5 front camera progress | 2021-02-22
  • IMX290 driver for jetson nx
    It is difficult to write your own driver without the sensor datasheet. Those datasheets are under a Sony NDA though and you will not get one as a private person. You could adapt the driver from the standard kernel though:


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