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Linux Lite Application Information


Being confused with what the different applications are for in Linux Lite I have made a list of what the do .

I started with the list given in Linux Lite and searched for the name of the apps on the internet
If you have any comments let me know  I compiled it but I am not an expert, Is the list I have used accurate as to what apps come pre-installed and the descriptions I have used OK .

I thought it might be of interest to anyone out there who has a quest for information

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Linux Lite Packages

linux (3.15.1)(Listeni/ˈlɪnəks/ lin-əks[5][6] or /ˈliːnʊks/ lee-nuuks)[7][8][9] is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant[10] computer operating system . The defining component of Linux is the Linux kernel,

abiword (3.0.0)
(/ˈębiwɜrd/) open source software word processorwritten in C++. Since version 3 it is based on GTK+ 3. .

Alsa-lib (1.0.28)
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is a software framework and part of the ...External links : org/alsa-doc/alsa-lib/index. ...

ati-driver (14.10.1006)
Drivers for ATI

bash (4.3)
Bash is a Unix shell written by Brian Fox for the GNU Project as a free software replacement for the Bourne shell (sh) Released in 1989,5]
 it has been distributed widely as the shell for the GNU operating system and as a default shell on Linux

bind (9.10.0-P2)
BIND /ˈbaɪnd/, or named /ˈneɪmdiː/, is the most widely used (DNS) software on the Internet. On Unix-like operating systems it is the de facto standard.
Domain Name System

chromium (35.0.1916.153)
Chromium is the open source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code.[3] The browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some minor differences in features and they have different licensing.

Cups (1.7.3)
CUPS (formerly an acronym for Common Unix Printing System, but now with no ...provides Linux+CUPS drivers for HP printers, Gutenprint ...

dhcp (4.3.0)
DHCP package contains both the client and server programs for DHCP. Dhclient (the client) is used for connecting to a network which uses DHCP to assign network addresses. Dhcpd (the server) is used for assigning network addresses on private networks

2fsprogs (1.42.10)
2sometimes called the e2fs programs) is a set of utilities for maintaining the ext2, ext3 and ext4 file systems. Since those file systems are often the default for Linux distributions, it is commonly considered to be essential software.

Firefox (30.0)
Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open-source ]web browser developed for Windows, OS X, and Linux, with a mobileversion for Android, by the Mozilla Foundation

freetype (2.5.3)
FreeType is a software development library, available in source and binary forms, used to render text on to bitmaps and provides support for other font-related operations. As such, the source code is an implementation of a font rasterization engine. A number of font formats, including TrueType, Type 1, and OpenType, are supported

gcc (4.9.0)4
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is a compiler system produced by theGNU Project supporting various programming languages. GCC is a key component of the GNU toolchain  . GCC has played an important role in the growth of free software, as both a tool and an example.

Gimp (2.8.10)
GIMP /ɡɪmp/ (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a raster graphics editor[ used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photo-montages, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks

glibc (2.19)
GNU C Library, commonly known as glibc, is the GNU Project's implementation of the C standard library.

Gnome-shell (3.12.2)
GNOME Shell is the default graphical shell of the GNOME desktop environment starting with version 3 It provides basic functionality like launching applications, switching between windows and is also a widget engine.

Gnucash (i2.6.3)
GnuCash is a free software accounting program that implements adouble-entry bookkeeping system.

Gnumeric (1.12.17g
Gnumeric is a spreadsheet program that is part of the GNOME Free Software Desktop Project.

Grub (2.00)
GNU GRUB (short for GNU GRand Unified Bootloader) is a boot loaderpackage from the GNU Project. GRUB is the reference implementation of the Free Software Foundation's Multiboot Specification, which provides a user the choice to boot one of multiple operating systems installed on a computer or select a specific kernel configuration available on a particular operating system's partitions.

Gtk+ (3.12.2)
GTK+ (previously GIMP Toolkit, sometimes incorrectly referred to as the GNOME Toolkit) is a cross-platform widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. I

httpd stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Daemon (i.e. web server).

Inkscape is a free and open source software vector graphics editor. Its goal is to implement full support for the Scalable Vector Graphics(SVG)

k3b (2.0.2)
K3b (from KDE Burn Baby Burn)[ is a CD and DVD authoring application . It provides a graphical user interface to perform most CD/DVD burning tasks , K3b features a built-inDVD ripper.

This package includes programs and libraries that are central to development and execution of KDE programs.

Kmod (18)
The Kmod package contains libraries and utilities for loading kernel modules      an object file that contains code to extend the running kernel, or so-called base kernel, of an operating system.

Libgnome (2.32.1)
The libgnome package contains the libgnome library.
Ibreoffice (4.2.5)
LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite.  The LibreOffice suite comprises programs to do word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, maintain databases, and compose math formulae.

Lxde-common (0.5.5)
XDE Common is the default settings configuration file for integrating the different components of LXDE. LXDE Common manages the system behavior and functions to integrate icons and artwork.

Mariadb (10.0.12)
fork of the MySQL relational database management system, the impetus being the community maintenance of its free status under the GNU GPL

mate-deskto (1.8.1)p
The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

MesaLib (10.2.1)
Mesa is an OpenGL compatible 3D graphics library.

Mysql (5.6.19)
MySQL (/maɪ ˌɛskjuːˈɛl/ "My S-Q-L", officially, but also called/maɪ ˈsiːkwəl/ "My Sequel") is a  relational database management system

nautilus (3.12.2)
The default file manager in Ubuntu is Nautilus. Some people prefer other file managers. Unfortunately, it's difficult to make other file managers the default, especially since Nautilus manages the desktop icons in Gnome (Ubuntu's desktop environment)

NVIDIA (337.25)
NVIDIA Linux graphics driver

openbox (3.5.2)
Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support. Openbox uses the *box visual styleis well known for its minimalistic appearance.

Openjdk (7u40)
OpenJDK (Open Java Development Kit) is a free and open source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE)

penssh (6.6p1)
OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell) is a set of computer programs providing encrypted communication sessions over a computer network using the SSHprotocol.

Openssl  (1.0.1h)
OpenSSL is an open-source implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols. The core library, written in the C programming language, implements basic cryptographic functions and provides various utility functions.

Perl (5.20.0)
Perl is a family of high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming languages.

Php (5.5.13)
PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language

postfix (2.11.1)
open-source mail transfer agent (MTA) that routes and delivers electronic mail, intended as an alternative to the widely used Sendmail MTA.

Postgresql (9.3.4)
 an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) with an emphasis on extensibility and standards-compliance. As a database server, its primary function is to store data, securely and supporting best practices, and retrieve it later, as requested by other software applications,

Python (3.4.1)
Python is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages such as C

qt (5.3.0)
Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework for developers using C++ or QML, a CSS & JavaScript like language.

Samba (4.1.9)
Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networkingprotocol,  Samba provides file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients and can integrate with a Windows Server domain, either as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or as a domain member. It can also be part of an Active Directory domain.

Systemd (214)
is a system management daemon designed exclusively for the Linux kernel API. For systems using it, it is the first process which isexecuted in user space during the Linux startup process. Therefore, systemd serves as the root of the user space's process tree.

Thunderbird (24.6.0)
Mozilla Thunderbird is aopen source, cross-platform email,news, and chat client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

Vim (7.4)
(/vɪm/; a contraction of Vi IMproved) is a text editor . Based on the vi editor common to Unix-like systems, Vim is designed for use both from a command line interface and as a standalone application in a graphical user interface

3vlc (2.1.4)
VLC media player (commonly known as VLC) is a portable, media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project.

Xfdesktop (4.10.2)
Xfdesktop is a desktop manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Xfdesktop sets the background image / color, creates the right click menu and window list and displays the file icons on the desktop using Thunar libraries.

Xine-lib (1.2.5)
/ˈksiːn/ is a multimedia playback engine for Unix-like operating systems.  xine is built around a shared library (xine-lib) that supports different frontend player applications.

Xorg-server (1.15.1)
an open source implementation of the X Window System that includes not only thedisplay server but also the client libraries (like Xlib and XCB), developer and user tools, and the rest of the components required to run an entire X Window System architecture.

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