|At the Ottawa Fringe Festival|
: My 2014 Writing Project Reaches 120 Articles
: New Video - Rockcliffe Canada Day Fly-in 2014
-: At the Ottawa Fringe Festival
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Firefox 30.0, Gnumeric 1.12.17, LibreOffice 4.2.5 & Thunderbird 24.6.0, plus KeePass 1.27 has now been added!
: New CSS3 styling for my home page, including drop shadows and gradients!
: I posted another new joke!
: The Midori 0.5.8 Web Browser - Updated
-: Volunteering at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
: Two Months Without Adobe Flash
: Update on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
: First Sail of the Season
: New Video - Biking in Ottawa: The New Brookfield to Walkley Pathway
: Adam's New Book In Their Own Words - The Story of National Capital FreeNet is released
-: Doug's Visit
: I posted yet another new joke!
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Avidemux 2.6.8V2, Filezilla 3.8.1, Gnumeric 1.12.15 & LibreOffice 4.2.4
-: Volunteering at The World Partnership Walk
: Video Editing With Pitivi 0.93 Update
: New Video - Biking in Ottawa: The Osgoode Pathway
: I posted another new joke!
: This page was re-written in HTML5! Over time I will rewrite the whole website in HTML5.
: Catriking to the Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park
: Brand New Vintage Video - Adam & Ruth Quadracycling in Montreal in
: New Video - Biking the Route Verte in
: New Video - Ridiculous Crowds at the Canadian Tulip Festival
: New Video - Putting the Ketch Scotfree into the water
: Working on the Ketch Scotfree with Janice
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Firefox 29.0.1
: Two Years Without a Haircut
: Out biking
: I posted some more new jokes!
: Catriking to Quebec
: New Video - Rideau Falls In Spring Run Off
: Brand New Vintage Video - Adam, Ruth & Rachael Ice Skating in at Jim Durrell Arena
: Brand New Vintage Video - Scenes from Camping at Sandbanks in
: Brand New Vintage Video - Moria & Ruth Play Pattycake in
: Brand New Vintage Video - Skiing Trail 50 in Gatineau Park in
: Brand New Vintage Video - Scenes from the kitchen -, plus Matt & Katia from
: Brand New Vintage Video - Ruth & Rachael Debrief Rachael's Visit, circa
: Brand New Vintage Video - Cavorting in the Kitchen with Ruth and Rachael from -
: New Video - The Fair Jeanne Passes Through The Hartwell Locks
: Meatball Date!
06 May 2014: I actually posted some new jokes at long last!
: New Video - Hogs Back Falls In Full Flood
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Firefox 29.0 & Thunderbird 24.5.0
: Firefox 29 Introduces Australis User Interface
28 April 2014: New Video - House Fire on Pimlico Crescent
: Biking Season Starts
: Hike to the Britannia Yacht Club
: Planting a Tree For Ruth at Sati Saraniya
: New Video - Planting a Tree For Ruth at Sati Saraniya
: My 2014 Writing Project Reaches 100 Articles
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with FileZilla 2.8.0, Gnumeric 1.12.12 & LibreOffice 4.2.3
: Video Editing With Pitivi 0.93
- 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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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 and Part II. I also supply Linux DVDs.
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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
- Epiphany - web browser
- Evince - PDF reader
- File Roller - archive manager
- FileZilla - file transfer protocol
- Firefox - web browser
- gEdit - text editor
- GIMP - image editor
- GNOME - desktop environment
- GParted - partition editor
- GPRename - bulk file renamer
- LibreOffice - office suite
- Gufw - firewall
- 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