November 8, 2011 | Software and Downloads

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GeoGebra: Free Software to Learn Algebra and Geometry

GeoGebra is free Java-based software to learn and teach algebra and geometry. Installation packages are available for Windows, Linux/Ubuntu, and Mac.

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October 25, 2011 | Software and Downloads

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Windows 7 Taskbar Tweaker

Taskbar Tweaker is a little app to modify the Windows 7 taskbar to your liking. Download it here.

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October 19, 2011 | Linux/Unix

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Tint2: A Lightweight Alternative Panel for Linux

If you think the default panel in Ubuntu or Gnome takes up too many resources, or you just need a lightweight panel for the new iterations of the GUIs in Ubuntu or Gnome which lack a bottom panel, you might be interested in Tint2, a free and open source panel for various Linuxes. It’s in [...]

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October 15, 2011 | Linux/Unix

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A nice thing about the default setup of Ubuntu desktop is that if you type a command which isn’t installed (or if you slightly misspell it), you’ll get suggestions to install packages that provide that command. But that’s not enabled for Ubuntu Server. To get that same functionality, do this: sudo apt-get install command-not-found Now [...]

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October 14, 2011 | Web/Software Development

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If you’re running a website, either you or your service provider is running a nameserver. The most popular nameserver is BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Daemon). It’s old, venerable, full of features, complicated, and big. Sort of like Sendmail. MaraDNS is the secure, small, easy alternative. It’s also open source (like BIND).

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October 9, 2011 | Software and Downloads

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Bacula is an open-source network backup system released under the AGPL license. It’s available in the Ubuntu repositories.

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September 11, 2011 | Software and Downloads

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With Magento having been bought by EBay, some people think it’s future is insecure as an open-source e-commerce platform and are looking for alternatives.

I looked around and found two: PrestaShop and Drupal Commerce.

Read on for more about them.

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June 6, 2011 | Software and Downloads

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Bleachbit removes accumulated cruft from your Linux and Windows installations.

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May 18, 2010 | Software and Downloads

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Someone complemented me the other day that I’m pretty organized. I’m going to be sharing what I use to keep organized in upcoming blogposts.

For one, I use something called Zim. It’s a desktop wiki program.

A wiki is a user-editable, interlinked set of information, like Wikipedia, or the Portland Pattern Repository, the first and original wiki.

While there are a bunch of free wiki packages, they mostly require a webserver. Zim, by contrast, runs on your computer like a normal program.

Read on for more.

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April 14, 2010 | Apple/Mac

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In case you didn’t know, Mac OS/X is a complete UNIX environment underneath the hood. What this means for you is that there’s a lot of free and open source (F/OSS) software that you can install on on your Mac.

Darwin Ports is a system that lets you do that easily.

Read on to find out how.

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