Everybody knows Well Known Open Source Software such as WordPress (this Site is build with it) or Joomla Content Management System, but there are many lesser well known Open Source Projects for a variety of Purposes.
Notepad++ is a powerful, feature-packed text editor that more or less has everything Notepad needs but lacks (it can replace Notepad in Windows). It supports 27 programming languages, searches regular expressions, and supports syntax highlighting and folding, synchronized edits and views, and much more.
Loads of options: Behind a clean face and busy but efficient toolbar, Notepad++ is a wonder of features and options. One favorite: Default Directory has two choices, Follow current document and Remember last directory. Another: The “old, obsolete” desktop icon is a setup option.
Options to load: We could set Notepad++ not to use %APPDATA% but rather to load or write config files from the installation directory; this is handy when running Notepad++ from a USB device.
Plug-ins, too: Notepad++ comes loaded with useful plug-ins plus a Plug-in Manager. But we could also select a startup option to load plug-ins from AppData — a potential security issue that Notepad++ only recommends for experienced users.
Content management and web site publishing for photographers
Your images are your most important asset. Koken treats them with the attention they deserve by including a full-featured management interface that looks and feels like a desktop application.
Write about portfolio updates, inspiration, or anything that comes to mind. Images, videos, slideshows and content from Flickr, Instagram, Vimeo, SoundCloud and Twitter are a snap to display.
Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image® or Norton Ghost®. It helps you to do system deployment, bare metal backup and recovery. Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (server edition). Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore. While Clonezilla SE is for massive deployment, it can clone many (40 plus!) computers simultaneously. Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the hard disk. This increases the clone efficiency. With some high-end hardware in a 42-node cluster, a multicast restoring at rate 8 GB/min was reported.
Mozilla Thunderbird E Mail Client
Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features!
Windows 10 comes with an email client built in, but a third-party client like Thunderbird is a far better choice for managing your messages. That’s because Windows Mail is online-only, so there’s no way to access your messages without an active internet connection.
Thunderbird lets you keep a backup of all your messages on your PC, in a location of your choice. That also means you have a fallback option for those occasions when you suddenly realise, with a sinking heart, that you’ve accidentally deleted something very important.
Thunderbird also helps you keen on top of your appointments, with support for multiple calendars, and includes an RSS reader so you can see the headlines at a glance as well. It’s extremely useful, and will save you the hassle of opening half a dozen browser tabs each morning to check your schedule, organize your inboxes, and find out what’s going on in the world.
ClamAV® is an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats.
Here Are 3 Good Reasons for Using ClamAV
- You have sensitive data on your computer and you want to lock down your machine as much as possible and make sure that nothing can affect your computer or your data.
- You dual boot with Windows. You can use ClamAV to scan all of the partitions and all of the drives on your computer.
- You want to create a system rescue CD, DVD or USB which can be used to troubleshoot for viruses on a friend’s Windows based computer.
Paint.NET is image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.
Far more than just a simple image viewer, IrfanView has evolved into a remarkable multimedia management and editing suite. If you have a hard drive full of photos that need organizing, converting and retouching, it’s the only tool you need.
IrfanView (which takes its name from its creator, Irfan Skiljan) is the wise old app of image viewers. In its 13-year lifespan it’s remained one of the most useful things you can put on your PC. It’s an excellent image viewer, but it’s capable of much more than that.
You can browse through your images quickly, or watch them as a slideshow. IrfanView also includes a feature-packed photo editor, a batch file converter, and a scanner interface. If that’s not enough, it’s also expandable via plugins.
IrfanView is easy to master thanks to its slightly old-fashioned but nonetheless practical interface. There are copious keyboard shortcuts to speed up everyday organization and editing tasks, and the directory view makes it straightforward to drill down through folders to find the images you want.
IrfanView’s 64-bit version is guaranteed to work faster and be more compatible with image files larger than 25MB.