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Recommended by Matthias inWhat are the best DAWs for Linux?
LMMS is available for free with source code licensed under GPL and available on GitHub allowing anyone to edit and extend the software as they see fit.
Recommended by Joe inWhat are the best Torrent clients?
Combines the swarms of multiple torrents that have the same file, allowing for faster downloads, and completion of torrents lacking available pieces.
Recommended by Tim inWhat are the best file managers for Windows?
Bugfixes and new features are released frequently, unlike most software. Additionally, XYplorer can automatically check for updates and has convenient download and update functionality built-in.
Recommended by Richard inWhat are the best 2D game engines?
There are plenty of functions which facilitate development and deployment. For example, the AGK player immediately plays the updated bytecode on Android devices then the online site helps with building an APK file for Google Play Store in minutes.
Recommended by Raileanu inWhat are the best LAN party PC games?
Left 4 Dead 2 requires players on the same team to cooperate to survive. This makes for an interesting dynamic for teammates, as it will be increasingly difficult to make it through a level if any one player decides to go off on their own.
Recommended by Bruno inWhat are the best Linux desktop environments with high DPI support for retina displays?
Every aspect of GNOME 3 has been crafted to fit together as a harmonious whole, so that it offers a consistent and integrated experience.
VirtualBox w/ any Linux distro + Terminator
Recommended by Michael inWhat are the best terminal emulators for Windows?
Allows you to run your virtual machines pre-configured by you or others.
Recommended by Tracey inWhat are the best Dropbox Music apps for Android?
You simply browse through the folders on your Dropbox and select which folders or songs you want to play or add to the playlist.
Recommended by Koushik inWhat are the best open source programming text editors?
You can debug, compile, manage files, integrate with version control systems, etc. All through the various plugins that can be installed.
The focus on a minimal interface makes everything fast to use on both web and mobile. This comes in handy for when a note needs to be jotted down quickly, as there is little to no load times or faffing about trying to get to a space where the note can finally be recorded.
OneNote allows you to arrange text freely on the digital paper mimicking the way it would be done with a real pen on real paper.
Google offers all features of Hangouts completely free. There are business, education and government solutions that increase the participant count to for video calls to 15 and offers support.
You can quickly send invites to people and they can join in using the web client without having to create an account or install the app.
Both chat and video calls are encrypted.
You set it up once and from then it runs in the background whenever you are not using your computers (or at specified times).
The user can access the stored files or upload new files using the browser. Additionally they can use their phones or tablets (Android and iOS devices). On windows MegaSync is provided for automatic backup and safer file access. To further improve access security, there is also an extension available for Google Chrome.
Recommended by Adrian inWhat are the best LAN party PC games?
These include Race, Deathmatch, Briefcase Race, and Freeroam, and are accompanied by a multitude of user-made gamemodes to be found on the modification's website.