Generally useful computer links
Some is for Windows, some is for *nix, and some is even for both.
css resources have their own page. Serious
viewing your desktop from somewhere else. See also TigerVNC, x11vnc and VNC2go.
PuTTy for secure ssh login and port forwarding. See also PuTTY for Symbian
OS and TeraTerm.
MindTerm is an ssh client written in Java.
WinSCP for secure file transfer.
freessh.org for more
Begone works with SpamAssassin to get rid of spam in a remote imap
Cygwin for a
unix-like environment within Windows. Includes XFree86 and an ssh server and L
and everything! AT EX
lets you run one x86 operating system on top of another. For
L there is also
AT EX on Windows T and EXnicCenter MiKT. EX For converters between
L and PC Textprocessors: AT EX http://www.tug.org/utilities/texconv/. For conversion from
L to AT EX html there's
L and AT EX2 HTML H and see also EV EA bibtex2html.
Kile is an
integrated L environment for AT EX KDE.
for creating lovely printed music. (This is also included in Cygwin).
couple of e-mail clients. There are Windows versions of both Pine and Mutt but frankly the Pine one is easier to get started
with. I used the Fancy Thread patch for Pine, and also the Accented Characters one.
replacement. It already does fancy threading and there's a patch for Accented Characters.
GnuPG and PGP for privacy in your
communications. And WinPT
means Windows users need not feel left out. There is a
plug-in ("filter") for Pine. My key ID is 0x428B936F. Maybe Chuck Bridgeland's page will help you get set up. I
seem to have managed to set up pgp4pine (compiled with Cygwin) to work with PC-Pine via WinPT but (a) I don't know why
and (b) I don't know if I could do it again...
Firefox is a browser. There are extensions for it, including an ad blocker ( here are some
filters), a web developer toolbar, a proxy switcher (and another proxy switcher), and a thingy for splitting the browser window. You can also opt out of targeted advertising.
Zotero is an extension for Firefox which can save bibliography information off
journal websites into a database which you can then use within MS
W ord (although writing scientific documents in Word is a crime and also a punishment) or Open Office via plugins.
a cross-platform office suite, now in version 3.
Star Office is part of the
the GIMP, for image
manipulation, for which there is a Windows
a freeware image viewer thingy.
Ghostview and GSview for viewing postscript and encapsulated
postscript, and for converting them to other things (including pdf). Get
the postscript printer driver from Adobe to create postscript files in the first
Foxit PDF Reader is free, fast and small.
Programmer's File Editor, a text editor, but see also
Vim and Notepad2.
BitTorrent, for better downloads. Azureus is a Java BitTorrent
is a very light windows one.
MetaProducts make Download Express, which is nice.
Comodo Personal Firewall blocks dangerous network
traffic coming in or out of your desktop PC.
Grisoft have a
free version of
their anti-virus software; free antivirus software is also
available from Avira and Avast!.
SpyBot is for
removing spyware and uninvited advertising.
Clam AntiVirus is
a GPL anti-virus
toolkit for UNIX, with Windows and OS X ports.
Grace is for plotting graphs, and so is QtiPlot. I use
KDE as my Linux
desktop, here are some KDE
Nonags is a site
for more free stuff. Games
Copyright © 2004-2009 Danny Chrastina
Last updated: 17
th February 2010 Email: danny at chrastina dot net