If youre the kind of developer who has multiple PCs going at once, Synergy is for you. Synergy allows you to share a single mouse and keyboard among multiple computers with different operating systems. Redirecting the mouse and keyboard is as simple as moving the mouse off the edge of the screen. Synergy also merges the clipboards of all the systems into one, allowing for cut-and-paste between systems. Furthermore, it synchronizes screen savers so they all start and stop together. If screen locking is enabled, only one screen requires a password to unlock them all. Operating Systems: UNIX, Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac OS X.
This project isnt terribly useful unless you live in a dictatorship or are involved in criminal activities, but the concept is unique enough to merit mention. What CameraShy does is allow you to hide information within digital images. A group known as Hacktivismo, which describes itself as hacker activists, developed CameraShy as a tool that political dissidents could use to view censored information over the Web without being blocked or thrown in jail. Technically, this is a steganography tool, but unlike other tools of this kind, CamerShy is designed for non-technical users. Operating System: Windows.
SynCE provides a communications bridge between Windows Mobile devices and computers running Linux, BSD or other UNIX-based operating systems. SynCE communicates via either USB or Bluetooth. The project allows users to synch the mobile device with whatever PIM application they prefer. Operating Systems: UNIX, BSD, Linux.
Do you spend way too much time in front of a computer? Do you have pain in your hands and wrists? If you answer yes to either question, get Workrave. Designed to help you recover from or prevent Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Workrave alerts you to take short pauses and rest breaks. Based on medical guidelines, it will also tell you how long of a break you should take and when you should call it a day. Operating Systems: Windows, UNIX, Linux, BSD.
If you watch too much TV, yet dont have TiVo, XMLTV could make your life easier. It compiles TV listings from the Internet and allows you to organize them by show, date, time and more. The goal is to present listings from the users point of view not the broadcasters. Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, BSD, UNIX.
Virtual Magnifying Glass is a free tool for the visually impaired. It magnifies parts of the screen as you move it around, rather than opening a separate window as most such programs do. Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, BSD, UNIX, OS X.
INSERT (Inside Security Rescue Toolkit) is a disaster recovery and network analysis system that runs from a CD-ROM or USB drive. Operating Systems: OS independent.
Do you spend too much time hunting around on eBay? JBidwatcher wont help you break the addiction, but it will automate it. A Java-based application, JBidwatcher monitors auctions, submit bids, snipes (bids at the last moment), and otherwise tracks various auction sites. Operating Systems: OS independent.
Have dreams of opening the perfect coffee shop that your neighborhood lacks? Youll of course offer Wi-Fi, and Cybera will help you run it. A cyber café administration system, Cybera works with prepaid cards, client accounts or post-paid self service. Features include workstation control, user rights lockdown, accounting and stats. If they just had Cybera for baristas, youd be all set. Operating Systems: Windows.
Games and Entertainment
70. GMOME Games
If you rely on GNOME and envy the many pre-loaded time-wasting options of your PC- and Mac-based colleagues, dont. GNOME Games gives you a collection of common PC games, such as chess, Minesweeper, Sudoku and FreeCell. Operating Systems: Linux, BSD, UNIX.
Tremulous is a team-based first-person shooter (FPS), pitting teams of Aliens vs. Humans. It includes buildable structures. Operating Systems: Linux, Windows.
If you like the idea of paintball, but dont like actually being pummeled with paintballs, Digital Paint Paintball 2 is the answer. Game modes include capture the flag, elimination, siege and a free-for-all death match. Its built on the Quake2 engine. Operating Systems: Windows, Linux.
A 3D real-time strategy game, Glest is customizable using XML and development tools. Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, BSD, UNIX.
TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator) is a multi-platform car racing simulation. It can be used as a straight game or a game development platform. Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, BSD, UNIX, OS X.
75. Tux and Barrels
You just watched the King of Kong on G4 and now youre dying to play some old-school Donkey Kong. Not so fast, youll probably like this version better. You are a Linux penguin trying to climb to the top to defeat Bill Gates, who is throwing Windows CDs at you. Operating System: Linux.
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