Hamara Linux has a range of apps included to get you started whether you're using it to learn, earn or create.


Brasero is an application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop.

It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly. Brasero can also erase CD/DVDs, save and load ongoing projects and can burn CD and DVD images and cue files.

It includes a song, image and video previewer using the GStreamer multimedia framework. When operating on a Linux kernel newer than 2.6.13 it provides file change notification.

The application supports drag and drop as well as cut and paste from the Nautilus (GNOME file manager) and also other applications. It can use files from a network when the protocol is handled via GVFS. It can search for files using Tracker, allowing a search that is based on keywords or on file type.

Brasero can also display a playlist and its contents. Playlists are automatically searched using Tracker.


Take photos and videos with your webcam, with fun graphical effects

A webcam application that supports image and video capture. Makes it easy to take photos and
videos of you, your friends, pets or whatever you want. Allows you to apply fancy visual effects,
fine-control image settings and has features such as Multi-Burst mode, Countdown timer for

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox is a free and fully-featured open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

Features include tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, live bookmarking, Smart Bookmarks, a download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing (also known as “geolocation”) based on a Google service and an integrated search system that uses Yahoo! Search, which is a front end of Microsoft search engine Bing, by default in most localizations.

Additionally, Firefox provides an environment for web developers in which they can use built-in tools, such as the Error Console or the DOM Inspector, or extensions, such as Firebug and Pocket. Firefox Hello allows 2 users of Firefox to have a video call, with the extra feature of screen/file sharing, by sending a link to each other.


Liferea is a web feed reader/news aggregator that brings together all of the content from your favorite subscriptions into a simple interface that makes it easy to organize and browse feeds. Its GUI is similar to a desktop mail/newsclient, with an embedded graphical browser. It supports the major feed formats including RSS/RDF and Atom and can import and export subscription lists in OPML format.

To easily read linked articles or weblog comments, Liferea allows reading websites using an embedded browser, which can be either Mozilla/Firefox/XulRunner, GtkHTML or, in newer versions, Webkit. Additionally, the user can configure many predefined external browsers (e.g. Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape, Opera, Epiphany, Konqueror) with which to open links.

Features include:

  • Read articles when offline.
  • Synchronizes with
  • Permanently save headlines in news bins.
  • Match items using search folders.
  • Play Podcasts in Liferea

Evince Document Viewer

Evince is a document viewer for PDF, PostScript, DjVu, TIFF, XPS and DVI.

It incorporates an integrated search that displays the number of results found and highlights the results on the page. Users can optionally display (in the left sidebar of the viewer) thumbnails of pages to assist in page navigation within a document. When documents support indices, Evince gives the option of showing the document index for quickly moving from one section to another.

Evince can show two pages at a time, left and right, and offers full-screen and slide-show views. Evince allows the selection of text in PDF files and allows users to highlight and copy text from documents made from scanned images, if the PDF includes OCR data.


LibreOffice embeds several applications that make it the most powerful Free & Open Source Office suite on the market: Writer, the word processor, Calc, the spreadsheet application, Impress, the presentation engine, Draw, a drawing and flowcharting application, Base, our database and database frontend, and Math for editing mathematics.

LibreOffice is compatible with many document formats such as Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. But LibreOffice goes further by enabling you to use a modern open standard, the OpenDocument Format (ODF).

Beyond the many features shipped by default, LibreOffice is easily extensible through its powerful extensions mechanisms. Get even more features and document templates on our dedicated platforms.



Rhythmbox is an audio player that plays and helps organize digital music.

Playback from a variety of digital music sources is supported. The most common playback is music stored locally as files on the computer (the ‘Library’). Rhythmbox supports playing streamed Internet radio and podcasts as well. The ReplayGain standard is also supported. Rhythmbox also supports searching of music in the library.

Playlists may be created to group and order music. Users may also create ‘smart playlists,’ ones that are automatically updated (like a database query) based on a customized rule of selection criteria rather than an arbitrary list of tracks. Music may be played back in shuffle (random) mode or repeat mode.

Track ratings are supported and used by the shuffle mode algorithm to play higher-rated tracks more often.


Evolution combines e-mail, address book, calendar, task list and note-taking features:

  • E-mail retrieval with the POP and IMAP protocols and e-mail transmission with SMTP
  • Secure network connections encrypted with SSL, TLS and STARTTLS
  • E-mail encryption with GPG and S/MIME
  • E-mail filters
  • Search folders, saved searches that look like normal mail folders as an alternative to using filters and search queries
  • Automatic spam filtering with SpamAssassin and Bogofilter
  • Connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server, Novell GroupWise and Kolab(provided in separate packages as plug-ins)
  • Calendar support for the iCalendar file format, the WebDAV and CalDAV standards and Google Calendar
  • Contact management with local address books, LDAP and Google address books
  • Synchronization via SyncML with SyncEvolution and with Palm OS devices via gnome-pilot
  • Evolution’s address books can be used as a data source in LibreOffice
  • An RSS reader plug-in.


Pitivi (originally called PiTiVi) is an open source, non-linear video editor.

Pitivi inherits its capabilities for importing and exporting (rendering) media from the GStreamer framework, or plugins for the GStreamer framework. Pitivi supports simple media editing capabilities such as trimming, snapping, splitting and cutting of clips. Audio mixing is supported by curves, visualised as line segments drawn over an audio waveform. Pitivi has the ability to step through a piece of media using scrubbers or keyboard shortcuts. Audio and video clips can be linked together, and treated as a single clip.


Empathy is an instant messaging (IM) and voice over IP (VoIP) client which supports text, voice, video, file transfers, and inter-application communication over various IM protocols.

Empathy also provides a collection of reusable graphical user interface widgets for developing instant messaging clients for the GNOME desktop.