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5 Free Linux Apps You Can't Do Without

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Like a digital Swiss Army knife, these are the Linux utilities and tools that are so useful you won't know how you ever did without them

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If The GIMP is the Linux answer to Photoshop, then Inkscape must be its answer to Illustrator. Inkscape is a powerful vector graphics editor, and it's perfect for producing slick, stylised graphics. It's especially suited to the web because its native format is SVG, an official web standard supported by the majority of today's browsers - in fact, there are over 30,000 Inkscape-produced files in the Wikimedia Commons. It's also ideal for making desktop icons that scale smoothly. Also available for Windows and Mac OS X.

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