Links

A series of links to more good stuff.

Because information wants to be free.


Last update 27 August 2008.

Software

firefox Firefox is the web browser of mozilla on its own. Less security holes, more features, and faster than IE.
thunderbird Thunderbird is the email client of mozilla on its own. Full featured and mature.

FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox. We use FireFTP to upload OpenD.
Kompozer is a WYSIWYG HTML and CSS editor derived from Nvu. Binary downloads for Windows, Mac, and several variants of Linux. OpenD.co.za was created using Kompozer.
7-Zip is a file archiver with high compression ratio. It is a open source and supports a host of formats including zip and it's own 7z. The 7z format compresses 30-70% better than to zip format.
PDFCreator is a open source PDF printer driver. Simply select PDF creator as your printer and whatever you print becomes a PDF. Open source. GNU. Good.
ethereal.gif Ethereal is a network protocol analyzer that enables the capture and analysis of ethernet packets. This tool is essential for serious ethernet developers. Open source and easy to use.
audiograbber.gif Audiograbber is a CD ripper to backup your favorite CDs. This application can RIP, normalize and then send the tracks to a external MP3 encoder like LAME. The CDDB function automatically identifies your CD and fills in the track information.
audacity.gif Audacity is probably THE GNU audio tool. Multi platform this application allows you to record and edit your sounds.
acro reader.gif Adobe Reader what can we say. Not OS but widely supported and with a free reader.
videolan.gif VLC media player plays almost any video format. In addition a this player can play various streaming protocols.
irfanview.gif Irfan View is a fast, simple image viewer.
aresgalaxy.gif Ares galaxy is a open source peer to peer file sharing application.
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License. We use Blender to create 3D models of  CNC projects.
oo.gif OpenOffice.org is a multi platform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.


Reference

Hardware Book is a collection of connector, cable and adapter pinouts. Very handy for those with a less than perfect memory.
Wotsit contains a collection of protocol and file standards. Think of it as the software version of the hardware book.
http://www.cprogramming.com/ Need a C reference? This site contains C tutorials, info etc.

A General programming site, covering a host of languages.
Yet another site recomended by some of the OpenD vitators.
A good LCD interface guide.


Projects

Yampp is a open source MP3 player. An AVR micro controller, a USB port, mp3 decoder and hard drive, cdrom, or flash memory storage.
Ethernut is a open source embedded ethernet development project. Originally for the AVR but being ported to other micros, including the ARM7.


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