|About Adam & Lynn|
: New Video - Launching the J/22 Sailboat Great White J
: New Video - Sailing our US Yachts US 22 Vesper on Lac Deschênes
: A visit to the Diefenbunker
: Adam's 2016 Writing Project Reaches 280 Articles
: Adam's Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with LibreOffice 5.2.1.
: Vesper's webpage now includes Lac Deschênes buoy locations
: Adam's 2016 Writing Project Reaches 270 Articles
: Adam's Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Avidemux 2.6.13, FileZilla 3.21.0, Firefox 48.0.2, Sumatra PDF 3.1.2 & Thunderbird 45.3.0.
: Adam's 2016 Writing Project Reaches 260 Articles
: Debbie's Visit
: Sailors on Vesper
: Adam's 2016 Writing Project Reaches 250 Articles
: Vesper's webpage has been updated!
: Adam's 2016 Writing Project Reaches 240 Articles
: Adam's 2016 Writing Project Reaches 230 Articles
: Adam's Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with FileZilla 3.20.1, Firefox 48.0, Gimp 2.8.18, LibreOffice 5.2.0, Stellarium 0.15.0 & Thunderbird 45.2.0.
: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
: Lynn Makes Like a Fox
: Vesper Goes Electric
: New Video - Sailing our US Yachts US 22 Vesper on a Broad Reach
: New Video - Lynn & Adam Catriking the Colonel By Drive
: Adam's 2016 Writing Project Reaches 220 Articles
: Jane's Visit to Ottawa
: New Video - Quadracycling and Triking the Colonel By Drive
: Bicycle Picnic to Lac Leamy
: Adam's 2016 Writing Project Reaches 210 Articles
: Bicycle 30th Anniversary
: New webapge added about the boats we have owned
: Sailing In Higher Winds
: Adam's 2016 Writing Project Reaches 200 Articles
: New Video - Sailing Vesper
: Sailing to Aylmer Island
: Adam's 2016 Writing Project Reaches 190 Articles
: Adam's 2016 Writing Project Reaches 180 Articles
: Adam's Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Firefox 47.0.1 & LibreOffice 5.1.4
: Ready to Sail
: Sail Testing
: Our Sailboat is Launched
: New Video - Little Sark is Launched on Her Around the World Voyage
: New Video - Vesper is Launched
: Our Sailboat is Almost Ready to Launch
: Adam's Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Firefox 47.0 & VLC 2.4.4
: New webpage posted about our sailboat, Vesper
: Working On Our Sailboat
- Ruth's eulogy (36 kB download)
- Ruth Denounces Parking Lot Midways, story & cartoons (170 kB download)
- Are you going to give a High School Valedictory Speech? Why not save yourself all that time writing a new one and use my Valedictory Speech instead? (60 kB download)
Adam is on Diaspora, the free, disbursed social network that is community run on free software, advertising free and you own your data.
Diaspora runs on many different pods, all networked together. Posts on one pod are synchonized to the other ones, making a seamless social network.
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Since Adam has been using Linux-based computer operating systems and you could be too, for free!
Right now he is using the Lubuntu operating system. Adam notes, "Linux is free, very stable, has tens of thousands of free applications to do everything you need and doesn't run Windows viruses or spyware. It is perfect for me. If you want to read about my experiences switching from Windows to Linux, have a look at The Ubuntu Diaries Part I, Part II and Part III. I also supply Linux DVDs".
These two websites have some very useful background for people new to Linux:
For information on free and open source software for Windows have a look at the Windows Open Source/ Freeware Project. I also have a Best of Free Windows Software DVD for users on dial-up who can't download huge files themselves.
For a list of recommended free software for all operating systems see the Free Software List.
Worthwhile free software that Adam currently uses
- APT - package manager
- Audacious - music player
- Audacity - audio editor and recorder
- ClamAV - anti-virus
- Evince - PDF reader
- Exiv2 - metadata manager
- File Roller - archive manager
- FileZilla - file transfer protocol
- Firefox - web browser
- GIMP - image editor
- GParted - partition editor
- GPRename - bulk file renamer
- Gufw - firewall
- Guvcview - webcam
- jEdit - text editor
- Leafpad - text editor
- LibreOffice - office suite
- LXDE - desktop environment
- Lubuntu - operating system
- PCManFM - file manager
- Pitivi - video editor
- Privacy Badger - web browser privacy extension
- Python - programming language
- Simple Scan - scanning
- Scrot - screenshot tool
- Startup Disk Creator - USB boot utlity
- Tesseract - optical character reader
- Transmission - bit torrent client
- VLC - media player
- Wget - web page downloader
- Wifi Radar - wifi manager
- WhoIs - domain system tool
- XFburn - CD/DVD creator
- Youtube-DL - video downloader
- Zimbra Collaboration - webmail