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8 Great Linux Apps Worth Bragging About, part 2

4 More To Be Proud Of

  • May 27, 2009
  • By Carla Schroder
Last week we took a look at four great Linux/FOSS applications that are as good as any of their competitors, FOSS or proprietary. Today I'll wrap up with four more fine applications that I think are excellent and bragworthy, and that have not already been reviewed to death:

gLabels Label, Business Card, and Postcard Creator

gLabels is a great lightweight, easy label and business card creator. You don't have to fire up big ponderous OpenOffice to create labels; by the time it opens you'll be sending your gLabels job to the printer. gLabels supports every Avery label and card template in existence, which is a lot, and you can create custom templates. With a bit of ingenuity you can also make invitations and greeting cards. Making a page of labels that are all the same takes a couple of minutes, and it also supports mail merge for doing mass mailings or other kinds of labels that you want to pull from a database. License: GPL.

Hugin, Photo Panorama Creator

Hugin is a slick photo panorama stitcher. It includes a large and useful assortment of abilities: simple panoramas, fisheye perspective, exposure blending, and HDR (High Dynamic Range) support for pulling details out of shadowed areas. It corrects perspective errors, and fixes banding and other common defects. It is a high-quality, powerful application that doesn't require a PhD to use competently. License: GPL.

Blender, Cross-Platform 3D Creator

Blender is an amazing professional-level graphics creator. You can make animations and beautiful still images with all kinds of depth, texture, and realistic lighting. Talk is cheap; to get an idea of what you can do with Blender take a look at these links:
Big Buck Bunny
Elephant's Dream

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