|Lynn Tries Catriking|
: My 2014 Writing Project Reaches 160 Articles
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Firefox 33.1.1 & LIbreOffice 4.3.4
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Midori 0.5.9
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Firefox 33.1
: Quadracycling to Hogs Back Falls on Quadracycling in Ottawa
: New Video - Adam & Lynn Quadracyling to Hogs Back Falls
: New Video - Lynn Tries Catriking
: My 2014 Writing Project Reaches 150 Articles
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Firefox 33.0.3
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with LibreOffice 4.3.3
: The Ubuntu Browser
: The jEdit Text Editor updated
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD now has the jEdit text editor added back in!
: Halloween Party With Lynn
: The jEdit Text Editor
: Review of Ubuntu 14.10 updated!
: Review of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS updated!
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Firefox 33.0.2
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with FileZilla 126.96.36.199, Firefox 33.0.1, Stellarium 0.13.1 & Thunderbird 31.2.0
: New Video - The Ketch Scotfree Is Removed from The Water
: Adam Reviews Ubuntu 14.10
: More Ice Skating with Lynn
: New Video - Ice Skating with Lynn
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD now has Sumatra PDF added back in! As of Sumatra 3.0 the non-free unrar utility has been replaced and so Sumatra is now completely free software!
: Ice Skating with Lynn
: Biking with Lynn to Lac Leamy
: New Video - Cycling In Ottawa - Biking with Lynn from Nepean to Lac Leamy
: At the Nepean Sailing Club with Lynn
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Firefox 33.0
: My 2014 Writing Project Reaches 140 Articles
: Indian Summer Quadracyling on Quadracycling in Ottawa
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Audacity 2.0.6, FileZilla 3.9.05, Firefox 32.0.3, KeePass 1.28, LibreOffice 4.3.2 & Thunderbird 31.1.2
: With Chris at RibFest and Parliament Hill
: Last Sail of the Season
: Ruth's eulogy (36 kB download)
: Scattering Ruth's Ashes
: New Video - Scattering Ruth's Ashes
- 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)
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Since I have been using Linux-based computer operating systems and you could be too, for free!
Right now I am using the Ubuntu operating system. 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 I currently use
- APT - package manager
- Audacity - audio editor and recorder
- Avidemux - video editor
- ClamAV - anti-virus
- Evince - PDF reader
- File Roller - archive manager
- FileZilla - file transfer protocol
- Firefox - web browser
- GIMP - image editor
- GNOME - desktop environment
- GParted - partition editor
- GPRename - bulk file renamer
- Gufw - firewall
- jEdit - text editor
- LibreOffice - office suite
- Nautilus - file manager
- Pitivi - video editor
- Python - programming language
- Simple Scan - scanning
- Startup Disk Creator - USB boot utlity
- Tesseract - optical character reader
- Transmission - bit torrent client
- Ubuntu - operating system
- Unity - user interface
- VLC - media player
- Wget - web page downloader
- XFburn - CD/DVD creator