I have been a proponent of free software for many years so I thought I would make a post elaborating on some of the software I use.

Music Listening

Airsonic is a free, web-based music streamer based on Subsonic which allows you to access your music library from anywhere.

Clementine is a modern music player and library organizer similar to iTunes and inspired by Amarok.

Video Viewing

VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Office Suite

LibreOffice is a free and powerful office suite, and a successor to OpenOffice.org which provides functionality similar to the Microsoft Office suite of programs.

Image Editing

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU / Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems which is similar to Photoshop.

Video Editing

Kdenlive is an acronym for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor. It works on GNU / Linux, Windows and BSD. Through the MLT framework, Kdenlive integrates many plugin effects for video and sound processing or creation. Furthermore Kdenlive brings a powerful titling tool, a DVD authoring (menus) solution, and can then be used as a complete studio for video creation.

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Handbrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

Audio Editing

Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU / Linux and other operating systems.

Ebook Manager

Calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software.

Integrated Development Environment

VSCodium is a community-driven, freely-licensed binary distribution of Microsoft’s editor VSCode. This website was mainly coded in VSCodium.


Xen is a type-1 hypervisor, providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently.