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5 Most Underrated Linux Apps

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FOSS is evolving. Computers are getting faster and cheaper. Nowadays, even open source software has a lot of internal competition, and with more processing power, developers are now able to churn out feature-rich applications. But do we need them? Most people go for the most popular apps, which everyone uses. Consequently, there is a multitude of apps which people don’t know that well. They are excellent programs, sadly though, you rarely see them on your average Linux user’s desktop.So here is a list of what I think are some of the most underrated Linux apps.

Cinelerra

With the release of the new version on August the 8th, I think it’s time to introduce you folks to Cinelerra. Some people might think it’s ugly, or unintuitive, but Cinelerra’s true power lies in its capabilities, which may even surpass other modern non-linear video editing software. It’s something like the GIMP versus Photoshop: You can do almost all the stuff you want to, if you just learn Cinelerra’s way of doing things.

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