Tools for when Linux goes mainstream

The free, open source tools available for Linux rival other mainstream OSes

It's only a matter of time until the Linux market goes truly consumer. We've seen a few mainstream hardware vendors make forays into Linux-based products but so far, there hasn't been a breakout success ... so far.

Meanwhile, the Linux software market is in overdrive with thousands of developers releasing mostly free, open source applications many of which rival the best apps you can buy for Windows and OS X.

I recently rounded up two groups of Linux tools; one for CD/DVD authoring and the other for video editing. Check 'em out:

Six free open source CD and or DVD authoring tools for Linux

Seven free, open source video editors for Linux

What do you think? If there's a tool I missed that should have been included, let me know.

Will this be the year Linux on the desktop really takes off?

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