Jun 212009
 

Nagios is a free opensource enterprise-class monitoring system released under GPL License. It allows you to gain insight into your network and fix problems before customers know they even exist. It’s stable, scalable, supported, and extensible. Nagios is Stable, Reliable, and Respected Platform with 10 years in development scaling to 100,000+ nodes. From my personal view, Nagios is one of the best if not the best monitoring system and being opensource makes it that extra special. Nagios is simple and at the same time very flexible made possible by the plugin architecture and most importantly as the author puts it, it just works.

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Jun 162009
 

ffmpegthumbnailer, as the name suggests, is a free opensource command line utility licensed under (GPL v2) to create thumbnails in JPG or PNG format for your video files of formats that are supported by ffmpeg. The thumbnailer uses ffmpeg to decode frames from the video files, so supported videoformats depend on the configuration flags of ffmpeg.

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Mar 012009
 

HomeBank is a free opensource software released under GPL license to manage your personal finances. It is very simple and very easy to use and yet very powerful in providing insights into your financial status and transactions. Of all the many Personal Finance management software that I’ve seen, this stands  among few best ones at the top. Homebank originally developed for Amiga in 1995 is now grown massively to support Linux, FreeBSD, Windows and  Mac OSX.

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Jan 202009
 

GParted, GNOME Partition editor is a free opensource Partition Editor for Linux and can be used as a Live CD to boot a system and edit the Hard Disk partitions. GParted is an industrial-strength package for creating, destroying, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the filesystems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another (disk imaging).
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Jan 152009
 

Warzone 2100 Resurrection was an innovative 3D real-time strategy game back in 1999. The game’s source code was released later in 2004, under a GPL license. Soon after that, the Warzone 2100 ReDev project was formed with the goal to make warzone run on all possible platforms. The original code of all proprietary technologies were stripped and replaced with cross-platform and free equivalents, like OpenGL, OpenAL, etc. Right now, Warzone 2100 works very well on Windows and GNU/Linux and BSD.

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