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Linux Recommended Software


While Linux machines provide many integrated security measures and are generally less prone to infections, they are not immune to them.  ClamAV looks to prevent any infections that slip past the default protection and patching provided by the company supporting the distribution.

ClamAV is an open source (GPL) antivirus engine designed for detecting Trojans, viruses, malware and other malicious threats. It is the de facto standard for mail gateway scanning. It provides a high performance mutli-threaded scanning daemon, command line utilities for on demand file scanning, and an intelligent tool for automatic signature updates. The core ClamAV library provides numerous file format detection mechanisms, file unpacking support, archive support, and multiple signature languages for detecting threats.

Mozilla Firefox

While most Linux distributions comes pre-installed with Mozilla Firefox, it is still recommended over other browsers for its enhanced browsing, compatibility, and customization options.

Firefox is a free, open-source web browser for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.  With enhanced browsing options, security, and compatibility, Mozilla Firefox is a must for any office computer.

Libre Office

LibreOffice is a great Office Suite for current Linux users.  Not only is it free, but provides many of the same tools as the Microsoft and Apple Office Suites.

LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.

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