Archive for the Open source Category

Screenshots

Posted in Open source, Resources, Software, Uncategorized with tags , , on June 25, 2010 by Alex

Have you ever felt the pressing necessity of capturing your pc’s screen? I suffered this problem untill i followed a friend’s suggestion: installing Quick Screen Capture (first picture, site 1 & 2 are the same).

I won’t spend time in explanations because it’s a so simple and intuitive software that they’d be unuseful.

When Blender met Open Source

Posted in Blender, Open source, Software with tags , , , on June 5, 2010 by Temitope.A

Blender logoBlender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

The first version of Blender is dated 1995, when Ton Roosendaal rewrote some of the softwares he was working with in NeoGeo. Three years later he created a society, NaN (not a number) and released Blender as freeware. When this society failed he hailed a donation campaign and then made Blender opensource. This has made Blender grown in an unpredictable way, bringing it in the position to stand with the most famous and costly 3D softwares. If you are interested in Blender’s amazing history, read it on the wiki user manual.

Visit the blender main site to start knowing this SW better; you will soon find out that the secret in Blender’s success are its users, always eager to help new-comers trough forums like http://blenderartists.org/forum/, to develop Blender and to partecipate in the foundation’s projects, like they’re doing for http://durian.blender.org/

So what can you do with Blender? You can model, sculpt, texturize, animate, and even make games. Blender is probably the leading software in the open source world. This is the current spash screen of the 2.5 version, under development.

Blender splash screen

VLC Media player

Posted in Essential softwares, Open source, Software with tags , , on June 3, 2010 by Temitope.A


VLC “It plays everything!”

The media player that fills all your needs. It can handle DVDs, (S)VCDs, Audio CDs, web streams, TV cards and much more.

You don’t need to keep track of a dozen codec packs you need to have installed. VLC has all codecs built-in. It comes with support for nearly all codec there is. VLC really plays everything (have a look here, the developers have concentrated on the video, living the interface very essential and easy to use. You won’t be distracted by anything while watching your videos or playing your music. With VLC it’s also easy to add subtitles to any video. And what is more it can even play back the file or media if it is damaged! Missing or broken pieces are  no stop to VLC, it plays all the video and audio information that’s still intact.

VLC can be installed in any Operating System.

Essentials – part 1 Softwares

Posted in Lists, Open source, Resources, Software with tags , , , on June 3, 2010 by Temitope.A

When i first unpacked my PC and start it, the rapidity, the neatness of the desktop and of the folders gave me a sensation of armony I can only remember after sometimes, since I’m really and virtually very untidy. Every time I’m in  need of a program, I download  five or six softwares, install some of them (in the same moment) try them and then forget to uninstall and delete what I do not need. It results in an unique mess!!!

So what about it there were a list of essential SWs like the ONE Tom

‘s hardware did? We’re now going to analyze, in the next post, some important softwares, this post will be edited and will become an index. We’ll prefer open-source and free SWs, though we’ll still insert some proprietary and costly ones, when the have some properties unfindable in free SWs.

Software library