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Benny2guns

Post any open source software with links here that you think may be usefull to others. No spam/no torrents/no trial wear...Open source freeware only. Please leave a short discription of your entry.

notme

Here's a list of opensource/freeware software for Web Development.

http://httpd.apache.org/ --- Http Webserver
http://php.net/downloads.php --- Generate Files
http://www.mysql.com/ --- Database
http://framework.zend.com/ --- Framework for optimization
http://memcached.org/ --- Store Frequently used data, reduces Database Lookups
http://pecl.php.net/package/APC --- Store Data
http://www.ubuntu.com/ --- The Best Desktop/Server Linux Ever Made!
http://docs.jquery.com/Main_Page --- Javascript
http://developers.facebook.com/animation/ --- FaceBook Animation, really nice.
http://developers.facebook.com/phpembed/ --- PHPEmbed library, developed by FaceBook.

Benny2guns

Here is a link to the GIMP download for windows. It is a free app., that works very similar to photo shop. I use it myself from time to time and it works very well.
http://www.gimp.org/windows/
looks like i'll be busy for a while.

notme

http://www.openoffice.org/ --- Office Client
http://sourceforge.net/projects/torrenttrader/ --- Bittorrent Software
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tbsource/files/ --- Bittorrent Software
http://erdgeist.org/arts/software/opentracker/ --- Free Bittorrent Tracker
http://www.pidgin.im/ --- IM Client I use for about everything, IRC, FaceBook, MySpace, MSN, AIM, ETC.
http://www.silverex.org/news/ --- X-Chat 2 for windows, handles 10 irc networks for me. Only using 20mb of Ram.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jedit/ --- Perfect Programmers Text Editor! Really for Java
http://danga.com/mogilefs/ --- Automated backups between two Servers
a site for mirroring images;

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rogerclinton

Open Source Softwares are many on Net its all upon Finding the Proper links for our better usage
open softwares like programming,Designing, Tools etc are available free on following
"Bit torrent" u can Search for PHP, Visual Studio 2010 latest, and Many more In same u can search for Designing Softwares also and same u can have the tools also like Flash etc
"Piratebay" same for search
"you tube" for tutorials

mrmod

VLC Media Player -> http://www.videolan.org/ (this is the link to the open source project - videolan).

RobertX

Get Linux and you can have all the free/open source software that you want! Smile
@dan;

vlc is a must for everyone.

@ robertx;
what does linux give that windows or the apple os doesn't give?
i've always wondered if i should go the linux route but have in truth been a bit wary of stuff not working.

RobertX

(05-31-2010, 03:07 PM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]what does linux give that windows or the apple os doesn't give?

Legally-free software! And lots of it! The best part is that a Linux OS will already have free beer and free speech software in the OS once the OS is installed.

Also, Linux is generally not hackable or prone to viruses. Can't say the same for Windows or Macs.

(05-31-2010, 03:07 PM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]i've always wondered if i should go the linux route but have in truth been a bit wary of stuff not working.

Well, I can't say anything about that, Ubuntu doesn't seem to give me much problems. However, I didn't like the newest version because they dumped every use application that made it worthwhile to use Ubuntu. To that end, I didn't download the newest version.

If you're not convinced that you should use Linux yet, give it a try. In fact, give five different distros of Linux a try. Then you can make the decision. Also, if you're still indecisive, just make a partition for Linux and dual boot it.

For the time being, I don't think it has surpassed Windows just yet. But I like the idea that it can do stuff that commercial applications can do. I like the idea that it's self-sustainable with excellent update service that you don't get when pirating Windows (ignore the last sentence if you actually went bonkers and bought a WIndows 7 Smile ). I like it because of idea that it doesn't necessarily involve money to enjoy an experience, though I can see that there are people who are trying to make ends meet.

mrmod

I can't speak from experience, but it seems to me that Linux is more complicated to set up (preference wise) and run than W7 Confused.

RobertX

Well, for a novice, yes, but as a novice you would need to learn about how you must install Windows anyways. The only difference between installing the Linux that I have (Ubuntu) and installing a conventional Windows OS is that you might want to review some pointers on preparing partition. That's it. And that's just making Linux reside in the boot loader alongside Windows.

If you just want to dedicate the entire hard drive space Ubuntu, you can elect that in the setup. It's a piece of cake.

I can't speak from experience when installing other Linux OSs, but I would say that the Gnome/KDE GUI is as user-friendly as hell! On Ubuntu 9.10, they have that fading effect that you have on Windows 2000 and up.

The difference between running Windows and Linux is that Linux is more secure in that the default login created during installation/setup will not let you change or delete files around without root authorisation. If it was changed by you after giving the root password, then you would know for sure that you did it on purpose.

I can't speak for Windows 7 because I never ran it. But I like my current setup so far: a Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux 9.10.

EDIT: Well, I think we're getting off-topic here. I'll recommend an e-mail/"groupware" program that was a favourite for Linux users. Now it's also for Windows. The name of the program is Evolution. It's got an e-mail component, contacts, to-do lists, calendars... it's like an organiser. Supposedly, it outperforms Outlook, but I have never used Outlook before, so I wouldn't know. Try it and see.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution_%28software%29

mrmod

(06-01-2010, 11:30 AM)RobertX Wrote: [ -> ]Well, I think we're getting off-topic here.

Good point. If you still have something else to say about Linux, create a new thread about it.

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7Zip. -> Like WinRAR but OpenSource.Smile

RobertX

(06-01-2010, 07:53 PM)SidewaysDan Wrote: [ -> ]Good point. If you still have something else to say about Linux, create a new thread about it.

I wouldn't have to; there's already a thread. Smile

mrmod

(06-02-2010, 04:14 AM)RobertX Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-01-2010, 07:53 PM)SidewaysDan Wrote: [ -> ]Good point. If you still have something else to say about Linux, create a new thread about it.

I wouldn't have to; there's already a thread. Smile

Lucky you eh? Now, back on topic./mod

Now this isn't strictly an application, but more a database just full of open source:

http://sourceforge.net/

Most experienced techies users will already know about Source Forge, but for us newbies it's a good find.

RobertX

A sweet programming software package, in the same vein as Microsoft Visual studios.

Net Beans
It's got support for Java, C/C++, Ruby, and more. You just need JDK.
www.netbeans.org

XAMPP
Another version of Apache, but this one has a GUI that's comprehensive. You don't really have to edit any configuration files.
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

PimpQ