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Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 07 6:24 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

A techie friend of mine has tipped me off about this: http://www.virtualbox.org/ - free virtualisation software.

I've not played with it myself (as I have VMware), but apparently it runs on a good range of host systems and runs a good range of guest systems.
A.

dougal



Joined: 15 Jan 2005
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Location: South Kent
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 07 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Another free image editor. LiveQuartz.

This one wants OS X 10.4.10 minimum (and does more under 10.5)

It seems to be basically a means of using stuff that the system software makes available... far from basic though.
http://www.rhapsoft.com/
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LiveQuartz is a powerful free image editor. It is based on layers and CoreImage filters. You have the layers on the left and the filters on the right of the window. To edit an image, just drag it into the layers' list and it will be added as a new layer. LiveQuartz is localized in English, Chinese, Danish, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian and Spanish.

dougal



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 08 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is Linux only (for now)

http://www.methylblue.com/filelight/

Its a graphical indication of where all your disk space has gone.
A rather neat visualisation scheme, IMHO.

happytechie



Joined: 24 Jan 2006
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Location: Surrey (at the mo.)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 09 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

there is a similar tool for windows called spacemonger dougal, it's great

http://spacemonger.en.softonic.com/

instant messaging for all protocols with pidgin http://www.pidgin.im/

The best software development environment that isn't visual studio: http://www.eclipse.org/

manage all your mp3s and iPods http://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/

all available from the add applications menu in your ubuntu install

Chez



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 09 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I use pidgin - it's lovely. AND, it's icon is ... a pidgeon, which charms me in my girlish fashion .

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 09 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How funny that HT posted a year to the day after the last post

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 09 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fee wrote:
How funny that HT posted a year to the day after the last post


I know! For a minute I thought you know who was back...
A.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 09 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I still miss him

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 09 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was about to launch into a party-like welcome thread
A.

Fee



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 09 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Me too, I got all excited!

Emyr



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 09 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anyone know of a good Video editing program to run on Linux? (Specifically Ubuntu+Gnome)

Aeolienne



Joined: 03 Apr 2008
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Location: Leamington Spa, Warks
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 12 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dougal wrote:
"Your favorite language
Modes: SubEthaEdit features built-in support for most common programming languages, like AppleScript , ActionScript , C, C++, CSS, HTML, Java, Javascript, LaTeX, Lua, Objective-C, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, SQL and XML."

Has anyone had experience here of running Python on a home PC? I'm nervous about installing anything that might make other applications on my clunky computer run slower.

arvo



Joined: 04 Dec 2006
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 12 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Aeolienne wrote:

Has anyone had experience here of running Python on a home PC? I'm nervous about installing anything that might make other applications on my clunky computer run slower.


Are you on Windows Aeolienne? If so have you got a DVD drive? If you have you could give Ubuntu a whirl. You can try it from a DVD or a usb stick without installing the whole thing to see if you like it. You can then swap all your stuff over if you do.

I'm keeping my 8yo Dell precision on it's feet by using Ubuntu - means it doesn't have to have stacks of extra brain-power to run stuff you don't need. Then I'm pretty sure you can run python run on top of that. Ubuntu will run most apps and there are enough folk on Ubuntu forums and on here if you get stuck.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 17 1:22 am    Post subject: Re: Free Mac/Linux software Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
NickG suggested that it might be worthwhile compiling a list of useful free Mac and Linux software, any suggestions?


This was a pretty good idea, but we seem to have got sidetracked on it. I presumed the point of making it a "sticky" was to maintain a current list of recommended software, and I guess we all kind of forgot...

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 17 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ok a starter list for LINUX

libre office, better than MS office imho and free

gimp not as sophisticated as paid for photoshop but a couple of thousand quid cheaper

firefox :
add the very useful addons such as red morph, script blocker, abp, and preferably a proxy which in combo prevent all pop up ads, refuses most trackers and blocks or confuses lot of dubious stuff.
the settings can be tweaked to give privacy, security and retain the functions you want for most websites.
when you get used to such things it is quite amazing how much data harvesting you are blocking from watching your every move.even if you have nothing to hide do you want facebook going through your purse and newspapers or google reading your posts and checking if you change your socks daily?. IT IS EVEN MORE INTRUSIVE THAN THAT IF YOU LET THEM ALL LOOK

with firefox it is easy to use different search engines such as duck duck go for most stuff and switch to google for a well censored view, G scholar for an academic slant etc etc .
using easy change search engines in combo with a proxy switcher the "open"web gets a lot bigger

ip address and domain information can be quite useful

awesome screenshot is quite good if a bit slow with pages that have a lot of high res images

TOR works pretty well with modern linux OS

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