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Top 23 Linux Open-Source Projects

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

    Master the command line, in one page

    Project mention: [20] Top 15 Most Valuable GitHub Repos in 2021 | dev.to | 2021-04-28

    All you need for mastering the command line on one page. https://github.com/jlevy/the-art-of-command-line

  • GitHub repo node

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

    Project mention: What are the Benefits of a Node.js E-commerce Application? | dev.to | 2021-05-07

    Node.js is an open source, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment that can be used to develop software applications. Using Node.js to develop e-commerce applications allows building fully-featured, scalable, and user-friendly e-commerce platforms by leveraging all the features and advantages inherent to it.

  • GitHub repo Atom

    :atom: The hackable text editor

    Project mention: How to add a mod to mac | reddit.com/r/vivaldibrowser | 2021-05-09

    PS²: If MacOS's default notepad app doesn't allow for creating .js files, you can use Visual Studio Code or Atom.

  • 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: Linux networking tool with simpler understanding... | reddit.com/r/coolguides | 2021-04-28


  • GitHub repo hyperterm

    A terminal built on web technologies

    Project mention: The Firefox Roadmap according to /r/firefox | reddit.com/r/firefox | 2021-04-28

    May i interest you a command line terminal written in Electron? (god i almost puked)

  • GitHub repo alacritty

    A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

    Project mention: Termite is dead, maintainer suggests moving to alacritty | reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-05-07

    To be fair, that dev seems to have left the project a couple of years ago. I checked because it also looked concerning to me: https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/graphs/contributors

  • GitHub repo edex-ui

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

    Project mention: eDEX-UI is a fullscreen, cross-platform terminal emulator and system monitor that looks and feels like a sci-fi computer interface. ---we need themes from you at cyberDeck | reddit.com/r/cyberDeck | 2021-04-18

    and specifically for raspi users, I saw this: https://github.com/GitSquared/edex-ui/issues/313#issuecomment-443465345

  • GitHub repo mkcert

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

    Project mention: Corporate network and WSL2 ssl/certificate problems | reddit.com/r/bashonubuntuonwindows | 2021-05-05

    Tried settings the http_proxy and https_proxy env variables and using this tool to somehow pass through the certs to the WSL container https://github.com/FiloSottile/mkcert

  • GitHub repo nativefier

    Make any web page a desktop application

    Project mention: Vim on Slack? | reddit.com/r/vim | 2021-04-26

    My fantasy has been to run Slack in https://github.com/nativefier/nativefier with something like vimium but installing browser extensions doesn't really work or work great now

  • GitHub repo PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

    Project mention: How does Compress-Archive work? | reddit.com/r/PowerShell | 2021-05-07

    If you're interested in Powershell, the source is here: https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell ( verses Windows Powershell)

  • GitHub repo Motrix

    A full-featured download manager.

    Project mention: Best download manager?? | reddit.com/r/software | 2021-05-08

    Also, you can check the https://github.com/agalwood/Motrix found on Github.

  • GitHub repo sherlock

    🔎 Hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks

    Project mention: repost because info, apparently sherlock is now able to find user info off an ip | reddit.com/r/masterhacker | 2021-05-08

    im assuming they mean this sherlock. unsurprisingly, it doesn't use IPs nor does it return passwords.

  • GitHub repo N1

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

    Project mention: Fed up with the Mac, I spent six months with a Linux laptop | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-02

    > - Finding a mail client I don't hate on linux is tricky. I've never been able to get on with the console clients, and I actually quite like Mac Mail. Thunderbird is kinda okay.

    If you're not a mailing list based developer, I would recommend Nylas Mail, which is both snappy any polished.


  • GitHub repo linux-insides

    A little bit about a linux kernel

    Project mention: Linux Insides / Things Inside Linux | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-03-13
  • GitHub repo awesome-swift

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

    Project mention: Universal Systems Programming with Swift ! | reddit.com/r/SystemsSwift | 2021-03-09

    Here are some of the awesome things that have already been done with Swift ! https://github.com/matteocrippa/awesome-swift

  • GitHub repo marktext

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

    Project mention: Remnote vs Obsidian vs Notion | reddit.com/r/Zettelkasten | 2021-05-01
  • GitHub repo libGDX

    Desktop/Android/HTML5/iOS Java game development framework

    Project mention: Box2d velocity depending on frame rate. | reddit.com/r/libgdx | 2021-05-09

    Is your stepping not based on delta time? See the example at https://github.com/libgdx/libgdx/wiki/box2d#stepping-the-simulation

  • GitHub repo notable

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

    Project mention: Evernote Alternatives? | reddit.com/r/Evernote | 2021-05-07

    I also tried https://notable.app/ , but it kept failing when I tried to import my EN stuff. It felt like simplenote: all you get is a pile of markdown notes with tags, but images and attachments are supported.

  • GitHub repo Boostnote

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

    Project mention: New using Boostnote and I'm really confused | reddit.com/r/Boostnote | 2021-04-06

    - Old: https://github.com/BoostIO/Boostnote

  • GitHub repo Ventoy

    A new bootable USB solution.

    Project mention: Tip: Always use MemTest86 for new hardware builds and after RAM changes | reddit.com/r/chia | 2021-05-10
  • GitHub repo cool-retro-term

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

    Project mention: Idk what this means but it feels good to make other people think you’re a genius lol… | reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-05-10

    If you wanna make your apt-get update look good...

  • GitHub repo kivy

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

    Project mention: Error when setting camera play to True. | reddit.com/r/kivy | 2021-05-05
  • 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: Watching from within the UK | reddit.com/r/skinwalkerranch | 2021-05-06


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 2021-05-10.


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

Project Stars
1 the-art-of-command-line 85,762
2 node 78,708
3 Atom 54,941
4 the-book-of-secret-knowledge 37,835
5 hyperterm 35,748
6 alacritty 31,093
7 edex-ui 30,684
8 mkcert 29,102
9 nativefier 26,903
10 PowerShell 25,889
11 Motrix 25,799
12 sherlock 24,643
13 N1 24,606
14 linux-insides 22,695
15 awesome-swift 20,654
16 marktext 18,607
17 libGDX 18,381
18 notable 17,631
19 Boostnote 17,360
20 Ventoy 16,165
21 cool-retro-term 14,604
22 kivy 13,009
23 Kodi Home Theater Software 12,395