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#include '../template.wml'
#include "toc_div.wml"

<latemp_subject "Favourite Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) of Mine" />

<latemp_meta_desc "Shlomi Fish’s Favourite Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) of Mine" />

<p>
This page documents my favourite pieces of
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open_source_software">Free
and open source software (FOSS)</a>. You are welcome to check these packages
out, and see if they are useful to you as well.
</p>

<toc_div />

<h2 id="linux"><a href="http://www.linux.org/">Linux</a></h2>

<p>
Linux is a UNIX clone for many platforms including regular PCs. It is fast,
stable, powerful and very cool.
</p>

<h3 id="mandriva"><a href="http://www.mandriva.com/">Mandriva Linux</a></h3>

<p>
Mandriva is my Linux distribution of choice. In the Linux world, distributions
are a collection of the Linux kernel and user-land utilities and libraries
in a nice packaging. Mandriva is an open-source distribution with good ties
into the community. It is especially suitable for use on the desktop, but is
also suitable for running Internet and Intranet servers.
</p>

<p>
While not as hyped as other distributions are, Mandriva is very decent, and
is suitable for both beginner and advanced users.
</p>

<h3 id="user_mode_linux"><a href="http://user-mode-linux.sourceforge.net/">User-mode
Linux</a></h3>

<p>
User-mode Linux is a port of the Linux kernel to run as a process on top of a
normal operating system. This is very useful for virtualisation, security,
and kernel development. It is now an integral part of the Linux kernel.
There’s <a href="http://umlwin32.sourceforge.net/">a port to Windows 32-bit</a>
available as well.
</p>

<h3 id="virtualbox"><a href="http://www.virtualbox.org/">VirtualBox</a></h3>

<p>
A great cross-platform x86 virtual machine emulator that allows one to run
virtual machines of operating systems, with graphics, networking and
everything else. A complete life-saver, and it’s free and open-source.
</p>

<h2 id="desktop_apps">Desktop Applications</h2>

<h3 id="kde"><a href="http://www.kde.org/">KDE - The K Desktop Environment</a></h3>

<p>
KDE is an attractive and powerful desktop environment for UNIXes.
</p>

<h3 id="firefox"><a href="http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/">Firefox</a></h3>

<p>
Firefox is a cross-platform web-browser which is standards-compliant and
has many powerful features.
</p>

<h4 id="firefox_plugins">Plug-ins for Firefox</h4>

<ul>
<li>
<a href="http://www.chrispederick.com/work/firefox/webdeveloper/">Web Developer Extension</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1949">Site Navigation (Links) Bar</a> - Up/Prev/Next/etc. navigation aids and other rel/rev links.
Supercedes the unmaintained <a href="http://cdn.mozdev.org/linkToolbar/"
rel="nofollow">Link Toolbar</a>.
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://linkvisitor.mozdev.org/">LinkVisitor</a> - mark links as
visited or unvisited.
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://googlebar.mozdev.org/">Googlebar</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://adblock.mozdev.org/">Adblock</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/">Greasemonkey</a> - allows one to
attach JavaScript snippets to pages altering their behaviour.
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://flashblock.mozdev.org/">Flashblock</a> - disables all Flash
applets until you explicitly click on them. Useful for getting rid of the
annoying animated Flash advertisements and promos.
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/venkman/">Venkman - the Mozilla
JavaScript debugger</a> - incredibly useful for debugging browser JavaScript
and Mozilla chrome JavaScript.
</li>
<li>
<a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4287">Split
Browser</a> - allows the window to be split into several panes, similar
to <a href="#konqueror">Konqueror</a>. Spotted on
<a href="http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=07/05/10/1334231">Linux.com</a>.
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://www.getfirebug.com/">Firebug</a> - a great
development tool, that allows to edit, debug and monitor the various aspects
of web-design.
</li>
<li>
<a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/869">Uppity</a> -
Provides an Up button which moves to upper levels in the sites’ URL.
</li>
<li>
<a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1122">Tab Mix
Plus</a> - enhances the Firefox tabs experience. Allows to duplicate tab,
a per-tab progress bar, etc.
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://noscript.net/">NoScript</a> - an extension that prevents
running unauthorised JavaScript, Flash, Java, etc. except from white-listed
sources.
</li>
</ul>

<h3 id="konqueror"><a href="http://www.konqueror.org/">Konqueror</a></h3>

<p>
Konqueror is a nice web-browser and file manager for the KDE environment.
</p>

<h3 id="xchat"><a href="http://www.xchat.org/">XChat</a></h3>

<p>
A nice IRC client for X-Windows.
</p>

<h3 id="icewm"><a href="http://www.icewm.org/">IceWM</a></h3>

<p>
IceWM is a lightweight but functional window manager for X-Windows. It has been
undermaintained for many years now, though.
</p>

<h3 id="xfce"><a href="http://www.xfce.org/">Xfce</a></h3>

<p>
A lightweight desktop environment for X.
</p>

<h3 id="pidgin"><a href="http://www.pidgin.im/">Pidgin</a></h3>

<p>
A nice and convenient multi-protocol instant messaging client for
Linux and other platforms. Lately, I’ve been preferring to use
<a href="http://kopete.kde.org/">the KDE-based Kopete</a>.
</p>

<h2 id="development">Development</h2>

<h3 id="perl"><a href="http://www.perl.org/">Perl</a></h3>

<p>
My favourite language by far. Perl is a high-level language with many
powerful features and a very rapid development time. It has a very rich
and comprehensive culture around it, and is good for use in many diverse
areas.
</p>

<h3 id="gcc"><a href="http://gcc.gnu.org/">GCC - the GNU Compiler Collection</a></h3>

<p>
A powerful, portable and reliable C/C++/other languages compiler. A must
for any programmer on a UNIX system.
</p>

<h3 id="vim"><a href="http://www.vim.org/">Vim - VI Improved</a></h3>

<p>
A powerful, portable editor which is very lightweight and nice.
</p>

<h3 id="subversion"><a href="http://subversion.tigris.org/">Subversion</a></h3>

<p>
This is a version-control system with style. Runs on UNIXes and Windows.
</p>

<h3 id="gdb"><a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/">GDB</a></h3>

<p>
A powerful, cross-platform, scriptable, and open-source command-line
debugger for binary programs (C, C++, Assembly, etc.). Made debugging and
fixing many hard-to-catch bugs in my C/C++ programs much easier.
</p>

<h3 id="ack"><a href="http://betterthangrep.com/">Ack - “Better than Grep”</a></h3>

<p>
A nifty command-line utility for quickly searching source trees
for information. Complements the ubiquitous
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grep">grep</a> utility.
</p>

<h3 id="cmake"><a href="http://www.cmake.org/">CMake</a></h3>

<p>
A very good build-system for cross-platform builds, that generates makefiles
or IDE project files, and allows one to compile complex projects on Windows,
Mac OS X and many flavours of UNIX. Also see
<a href="$(ROOT)/open-source/anti/autohell/">my page about “GNU Autohell”
(= the GNU Autotools)</a> and why you should use CMake instead.
</p>

<h3 id="web_devel">Web Development</h3>

<h4 id="apache"><a href="http://httpd.apache.org/">The Apache Web-server</a></h4>

<p>
A powerful, secure and reliable web-server for many platforms including UNIX
and Win32.
</p>

<h4 id="mod_perl"><a href="http://perl.apache.org/">mod_perl</a></h4>

<p>
A Perl subsystem for Apache, that greatly accelerates it and provides other
capabilities.
</p>

<h4 id="website_meta_lang"><a href="http://thewml.org/">Website Meta Language</a></h4>

<p>
WML is a powerful generator for offline HTML content. I now use it for most
of my sites, including this one.
</p>

<h4 id="libwww_perl"><a href="http://www.linpro.no/lwp/">Libwww-perl (LWP)</a></h4>

<p>
LWP is a very powerful Perl framework for retrieving documents from the
World Wide Web. It’s a must if you want to automate web processes in
Perl.
</p>

<h3 id="cygwin"><a href="http://www.cygwin.com/">cygwin</a></h3>

<p>
cygwin is an open-source Linux-like environment for Windows, that enables
one to run many UNIX programs and libraries on top of Windows. Make using
Windows much more bearable.
</p>

<h3 id="windows-console"><a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/console">Improved
Windows Console</a></h3>

<p>
The so-called “Console” is a great replacement for the dysfunctional
Microsoft Windows’ console window (so-called “DOS Box”) that has tabs, allows
one to have presets for several different shells and programs, is very
customisable and is great for all those people who are using the
command-line on windows.
</p>

<p>
And naturally, it’s also free and open-source.
</p>

<h2 id="multimedia">Multimedia</h2>

<h3 id="gimp"><a href="http://www.gimp.org/">The GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation
Program</a></h3>

<p>
A powerful image-processing application.
</p>

<h3 id="xmms"><a href="http://www.xmms.org/">XMMS - The X Multimedia System</a></h3>

<p>
A WinAmp clone for X-Windows, that is better than the original. <b>Note:</b>
I’ve lately switched to <a href="#amarok">Amarok</a>. XMMS is still useful
on underpowered machines or outside KDE.
</p>

<h3 id="vlc"><a href="http://www.videolan.org/vlc/">VLC</a></h3>

<p>
A usable, attractive, and cross-platform, media player which sports a
convenient GUI.
</p>

<h3 id="mplayer"><a href="http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/">MPlayer</a></h3>

<p>
A capable multimedia player that can play almost any video or audio format
under the sun.
</p>

<h3 id="mikmod"><a href="http://mikmod.raphnet.net/">MikMod</a></h3>

<p>
A great player for many popular variants of MOD files with excellent quality,
wonderful portability, and very good performance.
</p>

<h3 id="inkscape"><a href="http://www.inkscape.org/">Inkscape</a></h3>

<p>
A very nice cross-platform vector graphics program.
</p>

<h3 id="ogg_for_wmp"><a href="http://www.illiminable.com/ogg/">Illiminable Ogg Directshow
Filters for Free Codecs for Windows Media Player (WMP), etc.</a></h3>

<p>
These are filters to enable playing of <a href="http://www.vorbis.com/">the Ogg
Vorbis file formats</a> and other open codecs in Microsoft’s Windows Media
Player. All the other filters I found were out-of-date, required hackish
tweaks, and even did not play the files well or supported visualization.
Illiminable’s on the other hand works well out of the box.
</p>

<h3 id="youtube-dl"><a href="http://www.arrakis.es/~rggi3/youtube-dl/">youtube-dl</a></h3>

<p>
I often get referred to or find videos on
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/">YouTube</a>, but they are relatively
inaccessible, because of my Linux configuration. However, using youtube-dl, I
can easily download the video files to my home computer, where I can
conveniently play them using such media players as
<a href="#mplayer">MPlayer</a> or <a href="#vlc">VLC</a>, and also keep them
on my hard disk for posterity. Highly recommended.
</p>

<h3 id="amarok"><a href="http://amarok.kde.org/">Amarok</a></h3>

<p>
Amarok is a superb music player for <a href="#kde">the KDE desktop
environment</a>. It’s the best music player I’ve encountered so far with many
nice features, and very good customisability. Also see
<a href="http://shlomif.livejournal.com/9563.html">what I wrote about it on
my blog</a>.
</p>

<h3 id="kflickr"><a href="http://kflickr.sourceforge.net/">Kflickr</a></h3>

<p>
A wonderful program for KDE for uploading photos to
<a href="http://flickr.com/">Flickr</a>. Best I’ve seen and it actually works
flawlessly.
</p>

<h2 id="office">Office</h2>

<h3 id="latex"><a href="http://www.latex-project.org/">LaTeX</a></h3>

<p>
A high-quality type-setting system.
</p>

<h3 id="docbook"><a href="http://www.docbook.org/">DocBook</a></h3>

<p>
A document preparation system that can create HTML, PDF, Word RTF - all
from the same source.
</p>

<h3 id="openoffice"><a href="http://www.openoffice.org/">OpenOffice.org</a></h3>

<p>
A feature-rich cross-platform office suite.
</p>

<h2 id="games">Games</h2>

<h3 id="pysol"><a href="http://pysolfc.sourceforge.net/">PySol Fan Club Edition (PySolFC)</a></h3>

<p>
A comprehensive, and feature-rich collection of Solitaire games. It’s
written in Python and so is cross-platform.
</p>

<h3 id="hex-a-hop"><a href="http://libregamewiki.org/Hex-a-hop">Hex-a-hop</a></h3>

<p>
An open-source puzzle game based on hexagonal tiles. Great graphics and
great playability.
</p>

<h2 id="networking">Networking</h2>

<h3 id="kmail"><a href="http://kmail.kde.org/">KMail</a></h3>

<p>
A powerful and easy-to-use mail client for the KDE environment. Has excellent
internationalization.
</p>

<h3 id="spamassassin"><a href="http://spamassassin.org/">SpamAssassin</a></h3>

<p>
A very nice Junk E-mail filtering mechanism that makes reading the inbox
much more enjoyable.
</p>

<h3 id="wget"><a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/wget.html">wget</a></h3>

<p>
A command-line utility for fetching URLs and documents from the Internet
through various protocols. Very powerful and feature-rich.
</p>

<h3 id="curl"><a href="http://curl.haxx.se/">cURL</a></h3>

<p>
Another command-line URL fetcher which has proven useful. Also a library
for use within your C programs.
</p>

<h3 id="perl_mail_box"><a href="http://perl.overmeer.net/mailbox/">Mail::Box</a></h3>

<p>
A set of Perl modules that enables one to manage the E-mail folders, prune
old messages, etc. Very very nice, but kinda slow.
</p>

<h3 id="procmail"><a href="http://www.procmail.org/">procmail</a></h3>

<p>
A useful UNIX utility that can be used to sort and process incoming E-mail
messages.
</p>

<h3 id="rsync"><a href="http://samba.org/rsync/">rsync</a></h3>

<p>
A feature-rich tool for incremental remote transfer of files.
</p>

<h3 id="wireshark"><a href="http://www.wireshark.org/">Wireshark</a></h3>

<p>
A graphical tool for recording, analysing and displaying network
conversations. Very useful for debugging networking protocols and
for other purposes.
</p>

<h3 id="clamav"><a href="http://www.clamav.net/">Clam AntiVirus
(ClamAV)</a></h3>

<p>
ClamAV is an open source anti-virus that can help filter out email messages
containing viruses that are sent to you. It is regularly updated.
</p>

<h3 id="qclam"><a href="http://sageshome.net/oss/qclam.php">QClam</a></h3>

<p>
If you’re <a href="$(ROOT)/open-source/anti/qmail/">unfortunate enough
to use qmail</a> for some of your mail accounts, and still wish to filter
out all the viruses that arrive at your account, then Qclam may be the
right solution for you. QClam is a program that feeds the message to ClamAV,
and reports the verdict in a way that dot-qmail files can understand.
</p>

<h3 id="openssh"><a href="http://www.openssh.com/">OpenSSH</a></h3>

<p>
OpenSSH, which is a free implementation of the SSH protocol, allows one to
establish secure and authenticated connections to a different computer
over the network. It allows one to login and execute remote commands, and
transfer files from one host to another.
</p>

<h3 id="vnc"><a href="http://www.tightvnc.com/">TightVNC</a></h3>

<p>
VNC is a cross-platform remote desktop utility that enables viewing a desktop
on a different machine from a different networked computer. It is very
easy to set up. TightVNC is a popular open-source implementation of it. Also
of interest is <a href="http://www.uvnc.com/index.html">UltraVNC</a>.
</p>

<h3 id="rdesktop"><a href="http://www.rdesktop.org/">rdesktop</a></h3>

<p>
A Windows’ remote desktop protocol client for UNIXes that enables one to work
on a remote Windows computer from them.
</p>

<h2 id="system">System</h2>

<h3 id="tmux"><a href="http://tmux.sourceforge.net/">tmux</a></h3>

<p>
A terminal multiplexer for UNIX. I use it to run shell processes in the
background where they won’t be interrupted, but it allows for much more.
</p>

<h3 id="htop"><a href="http://htop.sourceforge.net/">htop</a></h3>

<p>
An improved top-like process viewer for Linux with better usability.
</p>

<h3 id="gnu_parallel"><a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/parallel/">GNU Parallel</a></h3>

<p>
Easy command-line parallelisation.
</p>

<h2 id="security">Security</h2>

<h3 id="gringotts"><a href="http://gringotts.shlomifish.org/">Gringotts</a></h3>

<p>
Gringotts allows one to keep password and other sensitive information
encrypted. It has a Gtk+ interface. Note: while it was originated by Germano
Rizzo, I am Gringotts’ current maintainer.
</p>

<h2 id="other_lists">Other Lists</h2>

<p>
Here are some other high-quality lists of open-source software on the Web:
</p>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://www.opensourcewindows.org/">Open Source Windows</a> - a simple
list of the most prominent choices, which isn’t very detailed, but very
attractive.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_free_and_open_source_software_packages">Wikipedia’s List of free and open source software packages</a> -
a very comprehensive list - for all platforms (including non-portable software).
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ListOfOpenSourcePrograms">List of
Open Source Programs (for Windows) - LOOP</a> - a comprehensive wiki page
(world editable) that lists the programs with their possibly more familiar
proprietary alternatives.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://whdb.com/blog/2008/the-top-50-proprietary-programs-that-drive-you-crazy-and-their-open-source-alternatives/">“The
Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their
Open Source Alternatives”</a> - a comprehensive list on WHdb.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://tipsfor.us/2008/04/07/21-awesome-but-lesser-known-open-source-applications-for-windows/">“21
Awesome (But Lesser-Known) Open-Source Applications for Windows”</a> - on
<a href="http://tipsfor.us/">the “Tips For Us” site</a>.
</p>
</li>

</ul>


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