Tag Archive: Linux

Jun 17

Pidgin

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While Facebook chat in your browser is all very well, and the desktop Facebook messenger is nice, it’s getting cumbersome to have all the chat clients installed and running – you never know where you are. Pidgin, on the other hand, is a nice open source chat client that handles Facebook, MSN, Yahoo, AOL, Gadu-Gadu… …

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Mar 24

Firefox 4

Firefox

We’ve been using Firefox here at Emudir Towers for years, ever since the dim and distant days of version 1.0. But the latest version – released just a few days ago – adds some useful and exciting features.

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Mar 01

Code::Blocks

Code::Blocks

For any C++ programmer, the integrated development environment or IDE is the tool they spend most of their time using. And while commercial tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio are popular with commercial development houses, the problem is that they are frequently limited to a single platform.

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Feb 16

HTTrack

HTTrack

HTTrack (or WinHTTrack, as the Windows version is known), is a free software offline browser. That is to say, it downloads a website to your hard drive, adjusts all the links so it doesn’t need the web server, and lets you view it offline.

Dec 10

Sugar CRM

Sugar CRM

Sugar CRM is a customer relationship management suite, and so covers quotations, projects, document storage and customer interactions. It’s a robust, reliable suite that is used by quite a few big customers – like Coca Cola, AVIS, the insurance company AA and even the government of the State of Oregon.

Dec 09

Open Watcom

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The open source Open Watcom compiler suite is designed around the idea of leaving you alone to get on with things, and then producing highly optimised executables from your source code at the end of it.

Dec 05

AbiWord

abiword

Not only does AbiWord consume a mere 20MB of memory with a document loaded, it’s fast, small, and even opens Word 2007 documents as well (oh, and WordPerfect ones, ClarisWorks ones, ApplixWorks ones…)

Dec 04

Opera

Opera

The Opera web browser has been around for a long while. Originally a shareware product, it went free a few years ago after raising enough money from purchases to become self-sustaining. Since then, Opera have added a few more tools to its arsenal, including Unite, allowing you to share items directly from your computer, and …

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Dec 01

FontForge

fontforge

FontForge can edit many forms of fonts – Windows’ TrueType and OpenType, many types of Mac fonts, and X11’s bitmap fonts – although the level of support is currently variable. It can, of course, convert from one format to another as well.

Nov 28

Gnumeric

gnumeric

Gnumeric is the spreadsheet component of GNOME Office. It’s a lightweight spreadsheet application that supports all the familiar functions, calculation modes and charts as seen in most spreadsheet applications.

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