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On Open Source Software

Sun Apr 29, 2007, 10:16 PM
  • Listening to: Random music on SongBird
  • Reading: Donald Barthelme
  • Watching: Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • Playing: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Eating: Junk food
  • Drinking: Health drinks
Desktop Wallpaper

I've been building up a software compilation, for Microsoft Windows XP (not for Vista) that would provide a cheap as free, powerful, finely performing set of tools for everyone from the typical computer illiterate man to the most power-using child.

Ideally, ReactOS will be the finishing touch on this project, allowing an entirely free and open source operating system that a Windows user can operate. But that won't happen for a while.

What I'm interested in is peer review. Now, writing the <a">NSIS</a> code for an as-efficient-as-possible install CD (and the target compilation size is 700 MB) is easy enough, but a pain to update every month as I find new software, update old software, and so on. Especially since I don't have a server to share it with.

So my peer review comes in form of me putting hyperlinks with a mouseover description, and then You The People think about any free/open source software you have on your computer which can outdo mine, or fill a void my software doesn't have.

It's easy. Just give me the name of the software in a journal comment, or even send me a link to your favorite list of open source software.

But here's my list of what's on my model CD:
Image Manipulation:

Media players:


Audio-Video Editing:

Internet Access:


Windows Modifications:



Office Tools



Free download manager can use torrents, so I may remove Azureus. I don't know if I like A43--I haven't bothered to make the script to install it yet. I haven't used Inkscape, Scribus, Maxima, OpenVPN, MySQL, PHP, Wax, I've never gotten REC to work quite right.

Azureus is not quite compatible with the current version of SharpE, but a new SharpE is coming out soon enough. A43 may or may not be compatible once installed, it depends on how SharpE is coded.

I welcome any and all advice on this project of mine, and if you ask I'll update you on new software I find. If you decide to bookmark this specific journal, I'll try and keep it up to date with my compilation software list. I'll even sort it into labeled categories (its only roughly sorted right now). Why would I update this entry? Because some of those websites are damn hard to find, man, so this is my OWN bookmark list.

Does anyone know if the makers of any of those softwares that aren't GNU-enabled have some particular oath against being distributed on a CD?

Last but not least, this project needs a name... any ideas?

That's about it for now.


United States
Current Residence: Topsham, ME
Favourite genre of music: Anything. Everything.
Favourite photographer: Peter Parker
Favourite style of art: Portrait
Operating System: Windows XP x64
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: SharpE
Wallpaper of choice: My drawings
Skin of choice: Japanese
Favourite cartoon character: L Lawliet
Personal Quote: "A problem which can be solved through violence isn't really a problem at all." -Me


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iara-art Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fav :)
derbz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for the faves,
thiagooliveira Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
thx for the :+fav:
Ruthac-Arus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav. on the Norcen image!
KagamiShizuka Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
hahaha, I got your L picture on Sketch Swap! did you get mine saying hello from canada by any chance? ;o
dieffenbachj Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Huh? "Sketch Swap"? What's that?
KagamiShizuka Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
^ that.
heartleaves Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Thank you for stopping by my site! Hope you liked it! :wave:
heartleaves Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Oh, and thank you so much for the :+fav:!! :hug:
Magggot Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Hehe hello "Mr.Smiles" lol For some reason I checked your steam ID page and found your account! By the way, it's Vomit ;) How do you do c:
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