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Blog Entry Free Technology Academy 2012 courses
by Matt Lee published Mar 12, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The FTA is a global community and network of academic and social organizations active in the fields of Free Software, Standards and Hardware. It is currently hosted by the Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) after its foundation in 2008 by the FKI, Open Universiteit Nederland, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Universitet i Agder.
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VLC
by sdubois published Jun 29, 2010 last modified Jul 08, 2010 01:23 PM — filed under:
The almighty media player and, for more advanced users, streamer and recorder with support for virtually every media format in existence, is VLC. It's even able to play broken and incomplete media fragments without a hitch. Although VLC is extremely powerful, it is all contained in a lightweight and minimalistic interface.
Located in Working together for free software / Meet the free software gang
Thunderbird
by sdubois published Jun 29, 2010 last modified Jul 08, 2010 01:21 PM — filed under:
Thunderbird, is a great choice for any desktop e-mail user. Anyone who wants an optimized interface with more features than can be provided by a webmail interface will be delighted by the experience Thunderbird delivers, and this goes doubly so for heavy email users.
Located in Working together for free software / Meet the free software gang
Python
by sdubois published Jun 29, 2010 last modified Dec 10, 2012 03:30 PM — filed under:
Python is a multi-purpose programming language that packs a punch. A popular choice for developers, Python makes writing complex programs less difficult through its clear syntax. Python can be used for writing near anything, from a small desktop application to a powerful web application.
Located in Working together for free software / Meet the free software gang
LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org
by sdubois published Jun 29, 2010 last modified Mar 09, 2012 11:50 AM — filed under:
The suite of desktop productivity applications known as LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org provides computer users with powerful tools for word processing, presentations, spreadsheets and graphics editing. A major contribution to the free software community, LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org both compete against proprietary office suites while promoting the OpenDocument format (ODF).
Located in Working together for free software / Meet the free software gang
Nautilus
by sdubois published Jun 29, 2010 last modified Aug 30, 2011 02:36 PM — filed under:
Nautilus is the interface to your filesystem allowing you to navigate through, access, and otherwise manage your files in GNOME. As simple a task as Nautilus was built to perform, it is still impressively simple to use while providing a full set of features including file previews, different folder views, and support for a number of protocols to browse non-local filesystems.
Located in Working together for free software / Meet the free software gang
MySQL
by sdubois published Jun 29, 2010 last modified Jul 08, 2010 01:12 PM — filed under:
Stable, flexible, extensible. These are just a few words that describe the MySQL database server. This free software database stacks up against similar proprietary products from companies such as Microsoft and Oracle.
Located in Working together for free software / Meet the free software gang
Linux
by sdubois published Jun 29, 2010 last modified Jul 29, 2011 05:06 PM — filed under:
Don't let his gentle appearance fool you, this penguin bites! The kernel Linux, today most often used in conjunction with GNU to create the GNU/Linux operating system, is a robust program that is known the world over for its security, stability and flexibility.
Located in Working together for free software / Meet the free software gang
KDE
by sdubois published Jun 29, 2010 last modified Jul 08, 2010 01:07 PM — filed under:
This full-featured Desktop Environment provides users of free operating systems with an easy to use interface along with a collection of tools and applications designed to make one's computing experience productive while still remaining unique and innovative.
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Java
by sdubois published Jun 29, 2010 last modified Aug 30, 2011 02:26 PM — filed under:
There's nothing like the smell of fresh-brewed code in the morning. Java, a powerful and robust language, can seem a bit daunting at first, but is preferred by many for its ability to work on any computer, regardless of architecture.
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