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  • Graphics
    gPhoto2: What a Pretty Picture

    Posted: 2007-02-27 12:16

    gPhoto2 is a collection of software packages providing an interface to digital cameras with support for more than 800 models. Images can be retrieved by using an easy-to-use GUI application, a command-line tool or mounting the camera as a file system.

  • Scientific
    Pybliographer: Manage Your References

    Posted: 2007-01-18 10:49

    Pybligrapher is an application for managing bibliography databases. It supports several file formats and offers a customizable user interface.

  • Editorial
    Editorial: Yet Another Analysis Of The Novell-Microsoft Deal

    Posted: 2006-12-28 13:35

    Although the Novell-Microsoft deal took place several weeks ago, the dust from it has hardly settled. Many aspects have already been discussed intensively elsewhere, but some things have passed largely unnoticed.

  • Communications
    rbldnsd: Build Your Own Spam Blacklist

    Posted: 2006-11-03 08:30

    rbldnsd is a name server that is designated to implement a blacklist for spam fighting and other purposes.

  • Miscellaneous
    K3b: Easy CD and DVD Creation

    Posted: 2006-10-13 09:03

    K3b is a user-friendly CD and DVD authoring application. Besides burning custom CDs and DVDs ripping and cloning is also supported.

  • Administration
    strace: Dissecting Programs

    Posted: 2006-09-19 06:20

    strace is a tool that monitors every system call a program makes. It is very convenient for finding out the basic workings of a program or obtaining valuable information in case of trouble.

  • Games
    Pioneers: Succesful Adaption of a Successful Board Game

    Posted: 2006-09-05 09:07

    Pioneers is an adaption of the award-winning board game "Settlers of Catan". It offers every aspect of the dead tree edition but brings in some new elements as well.

  • Scientific
    LAPACK: Linear Algebra on Speed

    Posted: 2006-08-22 11:56

    LAPACK is a Fortran library for numerical computations in linear algebra. Excellent performance and many specialized algorithms make it very popular within the scientific community.

  • Communications
    LiveHTTPHeaders: Debugging the Web

    Posted: 2006-07-31 07:45

    LiveHTTPHeaders is an extension to Mozilla browsers that allows the debugging of HTTP header data. It is possible to resend requests with modified header contents.

  • Editorial
    Editorial: Why DRM is Only Part of the Problem

    Posted: 2006-07-19 10:08

    The FSF has received quite some criticism for their plan to prevent GPLv3 software from being used in DRM schemes. However, I am convinced that they are right in doing so, but DRM is not the only case where the legal system can be used to restrict software freedom.

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