|First Ski of the Winter|
|About Adam & Lynn|
: Solving the Byte-Order Mark Problem
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Thunderbird 31.3.0
: Evaluating Lubuntu 14.10 updated!
: First XC Ski of the Winter
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Firefox 34.0.5
: Evaluating Lubuntu 14.10
: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with ClamWin 0.98.5
: New Video - Lynn & Adam Skating on the Rink of Dreams
: New Video - The Airport Parkway Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge - alternative version made with Pitivi
: New Video - The Airport Parkway Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge - made with Avidemux
: Meatballs at Ikea
: Introduction to IFR on COPA Flight 8
: Dim Sum at T&T
: At Mud Lake With Lynn
: 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
: Having Your Cake And Reading It Too! on COPA Flight 8
: 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
- 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)
I am on Diaspora, the free, disbursed social network that is community run on free software, advertising free and you own your data.
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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 Lubuntu 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
- Audacious - music player
- Audacity - audio editor and recorder
- Avidemux - video editor
- 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
- jEdit - text editor
- Leafpad - text editor
- LibreOffice - office suite
- LXDE - desktop environment
- Lubuntu - operating system
- PCManFM - file manager
- Pitivi - video editor
- 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
- XFburn - CD/DVD creator