5 Promising Linux Apps Worth Trying

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Linux is the free and open source kernel that powers numerous operating systems (or distributions) that users can freely download, install, remix, share, and even sell. Linux is all about freedom, but it also has the benefit of often being free of charge as well.

Because of its free nature, there are thousands of free and open source applications for Linux. Some of them come and go quite quickly, while others are stable and even among the most widely used software applications in the world (such as Mozilla Firefox). The following are five Linux apps that are still relatively young but that show the signs of being tools Linux users will love and continue to use for some time.

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Study: Only 0.3% of BitTorrent Files Are Legal

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A new study by the University of Ballarat in Australia has confirmed what the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) have been telling us all along, that nearly all of the content being shared through the BitTorrent protocol is illegal copyrighted material.

The study looked at 23 torrent trackers (services that provide torrent clients with the information necessary to connect to peers and download chunks of the files). From those trackers, they sampled 1,000 files, chosen “randomly” from the most actively seeded files (seeing a problem with this yet?).

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