5 More Free Linux Apps You Can’t Do Without

“MythTV 42

“MythTV is one of Linux’s real killer apps – a digital video
recorder and TV-friendly media playback interface to rival Windows
Media Center. It has full digital TV support, letting you pause and
rewind live TV and schedule recordings based on downloadable
program guides. With multiple tuner cards, you can record multiple
programs at once, and with its networked design, you can put your
tuners in a backend system and stream live and recorded TV to
multiple frontend systems.

“CheckGmail 52

“As the name suggests, CheckGmail checks your Gmail account
periodically, so you don’t have to. It drops an icon into the
notification tray and polls your Gmail account to check for new
mail. If anything arrives, it pops up a notice and lets you preview
the mail’s contents, with links to open the complete mail inside
Gmail in a new browser window. By default, it just checks your
inbox, but you can configure it to check specific labels as

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