The Linux kernel was written in the early 1990s by Linus Torvalds and released under the GNU General Public License (GPL), thereby providing the long-needed kernel for the GNU Operating System. GNU is, in fact, what most people ought to be saying when they're talking about running 'Linux'.
At least Richard Stallman's GNU is making significant progress on other fronts, namely with the adoption of the GNU General Public License (GPL) across the industry. Even Java is now released under the GPL, as are thousands of other software packages, among them Firefox, OpenOffice.org, The GIMP, Blender, Celestia, and too many others to mention here.
What follows is a list of software compiled natively for GNU/Linux system. You might also want to check out our Java section, as Java is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) now:
|LaTeX-to-PDF How-To||Create high-quality PDF files using TeX/LaTeX, including high-quality thumbnails (requires The GIMP and Ghostscript), hyperlinks, and the structured document index.||GNU/Linux||2003.07.02|
|PrettyHTML||Intelligently wraps and indents HTML for improved readability. Improves correctness of the HTML by quoting tag attributes and supplying closing elements for table items. Can improve modem-compressibility of HTML by lower- or upper-casing all HTML tags (also improves readability and consistency).||Amiga, GNU/Linux||2.2|
|Weblord||A powerful, high-performance page building tool. We use it to build our website (yeah, we drink our own coolaid!)||Amiga, Java, GNU/Linux||4.0|
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