Open-source projects categorized as Linux

Top 23 Linux Open-Source Projects

  • GitHub repo the-art-of-command-line

    Master the command line, in one page

    Project mention: Should I buy a 'Linux Command Line Second edition' book by William Shotts? | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 2021-01-22

    Keep https://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashFAQ and https://github.com/jlevy/the-art-of-command-line handy

  • GitHub repo node

    Node.js JavaScript runtime :sparkles::turtle::rocket::sparkles:

    Project mention: How to Create a Simple Random Quote App with Angular | dev.to | 2021-03-02

    - Node.js

  • 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 Atom

    :atom: The hackable text editor

    Project mention: Brackets (open source code editor for HTML, CSS, JS) EOL notice | reddit.com/r/opensource | 2021-03-02

    "Atom" https://atom.io

  • GitHub repo the-book-of-secret-knowledge

    A collection of inspiring lists, manuals, cheatsheets, blogs, hacks, one-liners, cli/web tools and more.

    Project mention: Collection of manuals, cheatsheets,blogs,one-liners,CLI/web tools | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-19
  • GitHub repo hyperterm

    A terminal built on web technologies

    Project mention: What Terminal Emulator is this? | reddit.com/r/commandline | 2021-02-23

    Looks like it may be Hyper. The shell is probably ZSH or Fish - I know there are plugins for both shells to give that kind of autocomplete.

  • GitHub repo alacritty

    A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

    Project mention: https://np.reddit.com/r/Gentoo/comments/lty75o/trying_create_my_first_ebuild_for_the_main_tree/gp3nsi8/ | reddit.com/r/backtickbot | 2021-02-27

    # Copyright 2021 Gentoo Authors # Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2 EAPI=7 DESCRIPTION="Music player with a waveform progress bar" HOMEPAGE="https://nulloy.com" EGIT_REPO_URI="https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty" LICENSE="GPL-3" SLOT="0" KEYWORDS="~x86 ~amd64" IUSE="gstreamer taglib skins" DEPEND=" dev-qt/qtcore taglib? (media-libs/taglib) gstreamer? (media-libs/gstreamer) " RDEPEND="${DEPEND}" src_configure() { local myconfargs=( $(use gstreamer || echo --no-gstreamer) $(use skins || echo --no-skins) --no-update-check --prefix "${EPREFIX}/usr" --libdir $(get_libdir) ) ./configure ${myconfargs[@]} || die }

  • GitHub repo edex-ui

    A cross-platform, customizable science fiction terminal emulator with advanced monitoring & touchscreen support.

    Project mention: What have you done that made your friends say "that's cool"? | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 2021-02-26

    DEX-UI. This terminal is completely fluff, but it looks awesome. I'd like to run it with wtfutil on a large TV for monitoring stuff, just because it looks cool.

  • GitHub repo mkcert

    A simple zero-config tool to make locally trusted development certificates with any names you'd like.

    Project mention: YunoHost exclusively in local network (ssl/cert/https problem) | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 2021-02-24

    A possible workaround could be generating some new certificates for an internal domain name (maybe mkcert helps here, it even allows to generate wildcards) then copy them to your server and edit your YunoHost's Nginx config files to replace the current (if any) certificate paths to the new ones, so you would then have access to your-service.domain.tld from your local network (don't forget to import the CA certificate to your browser, or you'll get a beutiful warning message about problems with the authority that signed it!)

  • GitHub repo nativefier

    Make any web page a desktop application

    Project mention: My First Impression on Linux (Debian10) | reddit.com/r/linux4noobs | 2021-02-19

    Hey I don't program in R or use RStudio but if you want it to be an app maybe you could use nativfier

  • GitHub repo Motrix

    A full-featured download manager. (by agalwood)

    Project mention: Windows 10 ISO fails to download | reddit.com/r/windows | 2021-02-01

    Motrix (also open source) - https://github.com/agalwood/Motrix/releases/tag/v1.5.15

  • GitHub repo PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

    Project mention: PoweShell Access | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2021-03-01

    Windows PowerShell is available by default in recent versions of Windows (Server). PowerShell 7.x is installed separately and is available on GitHub.

  • GitHub repo N1

    :love_letter: An extensible desktop mail app built on the modern web. Forks welcome!

  • GitHub repo linux-insides

    A little bit about a linux kernel

    Project mention: Linux From Scratch - great way to learn about linux | reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-02-12
  • GitHub repo sherlock

    🔎 Hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks

    Project mention: How to find traces of yourself on the internet | reddit.com/r/privacy | 2021-01-13

    It is a python program, so you can execute it on Windows. Here are the installation steps, note you can also run it from some cloud providers (google cloud or replit are listed in README) : https://github.com/sherlock-project/sherlock#installation

  • GitHub repo awesome-swift

    A collaborative list of awesome Swift libraries and resources. Feel free to contribute!

    Project mention: Creating Frameworks: What is Necessary? | reddit.com/r/swift | 2021-01-24

    Awesome Swift

  • GitHub repo marktext

    📝A simple and elegant markdown editor, available for Linux, macOS and Windows.

    Project mention: GhostWriter is a distraction free Markdown editor | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-24

    Are you trying the same Mark Text app (https://marktext.app/ , https://github.com/marktext/marktext)? Here is a screenshot I just took, trying out things: https://i.imgur.com/bvE0FyM.png — it seems to do WYSIWYG just like Typora (which I have used extensively), and in fact I can't find a separate preview mode anywhere. (There is a View→Source Code Mode checkbox that you can turn on if you want to view only the source code for some reason, but that's not the default.) See also the screenshots in the GitHub repo's README (https://raw.githubusercontent.com/marktext/marktext/develop/...). Could you explain the difference you have in mind?

  • GitHub repo libGDX

    Desktop/Android/HTML5/iOS Java game development framework

    Project mention: How to go about making Java games? | reddit.com/r/learnjava | 2021-02-26

    LibGDX GitHub repository

  • GitHub repo Boostnote

    A markdown editor for developers on Mac, Windows and Linux.

    Project mention: Legacy is the best ! | reddit.com/r/Boostnote | 2021-01-14

    I am not sure if those improvements will get to the legacy version but you can create issues and see if there is any interest for that in GitHub (for both versions: https://github.com/BoostIO/BoostNote.next and https://github.com/BoostIO/Boostnote).

  • GitHub repo notable

    The Markdown-based note-taking app that doesn't suck.

    Project mention: Looking for an open source notes app with LaTeX integration | reddit.com/r/opensource | 2021-02-21

    Last open source version was 1.5.1 https://github.com/notable/notable/blob/master/SOURCE_CODE.md

  • GitHub repo cool-retro-term

    A good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display...

    Project mention: This terminal is epic ! (Cool Retro Term) | reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace | 2021-03-02

    Yeah https://github.com/Swordfish90/cool-retro-term

  • GitHub repo Ventoy

    A new bootable USB solution.

    Project mention: Hi guys, I am Unable to open my laptop after its power went off. Kindly help me out 🙏 | reddit.com/r/linuxmint | 2021-02-26

    Can you do: sudo update-grub That's just me being curious. I always have a few boot disks handy, Ventoy is my latest one.

  • GitHub repo kivy

    Open source UI framework written in Python, running on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS

    Project mention: Android Webview automation? | reddit.com/r/kivy | 2021-02-24
  • GitHub repo Kodi Home Theater Software

    Kodi is an award-winning free and open source home theater/media center software and entertainment hub for digital media. With its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, it's available for Android, BSD, Linux, macOS, iOS and Windows.

    Project mention: Cant Play Any Video Unsupported Protocolsmb | reddit.com/r/kodi | 2021-03-02

    Looks like OP already posted his issue/bug on GitHub and the Kodi forum. Unfortunately, both were denied because piracy addons were detected in the full debug log he posted.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-03-02.


What are some of the best open-source Linux projects? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 the-art-of-command-line 83,981
2 node 77,223
3 Atom 54,406
4 the-book-of-secret-knowledge 37,205
5 hyperterm 35,329
6 alacritty 30,041
7 edex-ui 28,759
8 mkcert 28,132
9 nativefier 26,152
10 Motrix 25,157
11 PowerShell 24,618
12 N1 24,596
13 linux-insides 22,409
14 sherlock 20,733
15 awesome-swift 20,384
16 marktext 18,206
17 libGDX 18,061
18 Boostnote 17,279
19 notable 17,172
20 cool-retro-term 14,168
21 Ventoy 13,750
22 kivy 12,740
23 Kodi Home Theater Software 12,159