Saturday, October 29, 2005

Open Source Software - Comprehensive List

Large list of free Open Source Software. Categories include: Text Editors, Spreadsheets, File Archivers, Office Suites, Word Processors, Desktop Enviroments, Windows Managers, Audio Editors, Graphic Editors, CD Writers, Email Clients/Servers, HTML Editors, Chat Programs, FTP Clients and much more...

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Play Classic Arcade Games in your Browser

Play thousands of classic arcade and console games in your browser! Game-Oldies provides thousands of classic arcade and console video games to play directly in your browser, through innovative, fast and easy-to-use emulation technologies. The only requirements are a Java-enabled browser and a reasonably fast computer.

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All File Formats - List of Extensions

This is a comprehensive list of file name extensions or suffixes that indicate the format or usage of a file and a brief description of that format.

FILExt - The File Extension Source, is another excellent resource for looking up file formats and their associated file extensions.

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Symphony OS - Linux Live CD

Symphony OS Beta 1 Live CD has just been released. Symphony OS is a Desktop computer operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and Knoppix GNU/Linux. Rather than using the KDE or Gnome Desktop environments as most Linux distributions do, the Symphony OS team has created the revolutionary Mezzo Desktop environment. Screenshots.
Download.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Wine 0.9 BETA Released

Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix, after 12 years of development has finally gone into beta. Here's to bridging the gap between windows programs in Linux!
Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

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Chat App with AJAX & Google Maps

This is really a neat use of Google Map API , AJAX , and some innovation. With a little tweaking it could make for a interesting chat application!
This example demonstrates bi-directional messaging between heterogeneous (Flash and AJAX) clients and WebORB Message Server. The server performs additional processing to geolocate chat users, injects necessary information in messages so users can plotted on the map.
Type your message in the text field below and press Enter or click Send to broadcast the message to the channel. To share your map with a user, select the user in the list and click the 'Share Map' button. The user has to accept map sharing and you will be notified when it happen. Once the map is shared, you pan, zoom and switch map types. All of these actions are immediately replicated with the other user.


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GRML - Live Linux CD

GRML 0.5 has just been released. GRML is a bootable CD (Live-CD) based on Knoppix and Debian. grml includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for users of texttools and system administrators. grml provides automatic hardware detection. You can use grml for example as a rescue system, for analyzing systems/networks or as a working environment. It is not necessary to install anything to a harddisk, you don't even need a harddisk to run it. Due to on-the-fly decompression grml includes about 2.1 GB of software and documentation on the CD.

Free eBooks for Microsoft Reader

1500+ Free Microsoft eBooks, everything from pocket dictionarys, to "The Time Machine" by H. G. Wells.
Microsoft Reader is designed to make your onscreen reading experience as close as possible to reading a printed book. In addition, it adds active reading capabilities, instant access to content, and a personal library. Features include high-resolution ClearType and an add-on dictionary, as well as the ability to bookmark, highlight, annotate, make notes and drawings, and much more.

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Google Web Accelerator

Google Web Accelerator is an application that uses the power of Google's global computer network to make web pages load faster. Google Web Accelerator is easy to use; all you have to do is download and install it, and from then on many web pages will automatically load faster than before.

Google Web Accelerator uses various strategies to make your web pages load faster, including:
- Sending your page requests through Google machines dedicated to handling Google Web Accelerator traffic.
- Storing copies of frequently looked at pages to make them quickly accessible.
- Downloading only the updates if a web page has changed slightly since you last viewed it.
- Prefetching certain pages onto your computer in advance.
- Managing your Internet connection to reduce delays.
- Compressing data before sending it to your computer.

Dial-up users may not see much improvement, as Google Web Accelerator is currently optimized to speed up web page loading for broadband connections. Please note that Google Web Accelerator is currently in beta test mode only.

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Setup a Free Linux Based WIFI Hotspot

Public IP provides hotspot operators with an extremely simple, highly versatile, FREE, open source hotspot solution. Public IP's ZoneCD is freely distributed software that has been created to help implement safe, free, WiFi hotspots. The ZoneCD can be used by all levels of free WiFi providers, from experienced programmers to coffee house cashiers. Setting up a free WiFi Hotspot can be as easy as hooking up an access point, popping in a CD and rebooting.
The Public IP ZoneCD is what's known as a LiveCD. It does not install to your hard drive. It runs right from your CD-ROM. The ZoneCD is a re-master of Morphix CD which in turn is a modified version of KNOPPIX CD. The ZoneCD is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software pre-configured to create a WiFi gateway. The CD is a mini operating system with automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards and other peripherals. The gateway includes support for WiFi end-user authentication and web content filtering. Public IP ZoneCD is distributed under the GNU General Public License.

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