Category: cool but untested open source software

05.01.2019

is when one’s life depends on (especially when closed) source code that one has not written oneself.

Free Web Video Conferencing with firefox
25.07.2017

install firefox app and test it for free here: https://appr.tc/ When Browsers start to talk to each other – Open Source HTML5 based Web Video Audio Conferencing WebCam ScreenSharing – Collaboration over internet WebRTC (“Web Real-Time Communication“) enables applications such […]

02.06.2017

got it installed on debian8 and it starts but seems broken for debian8 + lightdm + MATE Gnome2 Desktop. (at least not in that Hyper-V VM) not highly important but would be fun 😀 https://code.google.com/archive/p/ardesia/downloads (you will need JavaScript to […]

scanning with linux – brother and epson
02.06.2017

interesting but untested app under CentOS MATE Gnome2 it was successfully tested with a Brother 9460 CDN under Debian 8. Brother is shipping it’s own brsane config tool. this should work for Ubuntu as well. https://launchpad.net/simple-scan epson via usb: if […]

linux backups – snapshots – exports – volume shadow copy – full incremental – how to backup a online and offline filesystems – trueimage – shadowprotect – bareos – Is it dumb to dump?
15.05.2017

Updates on the topic: https://relax-and-recover.org/ https://dwaves.de/2019/06/30/linux-bash-rsync-how-to-backup-over-internet-script-v1/ backups of a life system under linux – many answers and almost a science of itself. i guess you will have to try a handful of them out to see if they work for […]

Alternative to the Alternative: Mumble (Audio only) vs WebRTC based video conferencing – Howto Setup jitsi debian mate – OpenSource alternative to Skype
24.02.2017

Google Project Zero security examination of WebRTC: https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2018/12/adventures-in-video-conferencing-part-1.html WebRTC is the “new web browser based video conferencing kid on the block” and it is pretty cool: in theory possible to run one’s own server (nextcloud also implements it now) ease […]

16.02.2016

Checkout: IceCat Description BlueLightCat is a simple browser whose feature list includes things like “History”, “Bookmarks” and “QuickView”, that is a page to see the most visited hosts. It is small, less then 10,000 lines of code and very fast. […]

09.06.2015

you know blender is that cool tool that i wished it was available 20 years ago on an Atari Falcon with mathematical Co-Processor (this was an costly Addon :-D) I tried to accomplish anything with on an Atari Falcon 030, […]

19.03.2015

the problem: *.rtfd seems to be a “stuck on OSX” problem… but actually TextEdit is a OpenSource (!) software 🙂 textedit.app                          4.0+20061029-3.4+b1               amd64        Text editor for GNUstep you can download debian packages here: https://ftp.mpi-sb.mpg.de/pub/mirrors/linux/debian/pool/main/t/textedit.app/?C=M;O=A and install it via: wget https://ftp.mpi-sb.mpg.de/pub/mirrors/linux/debian/pool/main/t/textedit.app/textedit.app_4.0+20061029-3.4+b1_amd64.deb […]