[free-software-melb] FSM July Show and Tell
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Fri Jul 31 18:30:09 AEST 2020
Great turnout to our first virtual "Free Software Show and Tell" evening
this month. Thanks to everyone who stepped up and showed off a cool Free
Software or Open Source project they liked.
I've put together a list of links for the projects we discussed on the
night so we can all check out the projects and maybe give them try:
Big Blue Button - free software web conferencing system for GNU/Linux
Session - Session is an end-to-end encrypted messenger that removes
sensitive metadata collection
PDFArranger - merge or split pdf documents
Wireguard - simple and fast modern VPN
DBeaver - multi-platform database tool
Xournal++ - notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus
youtube-dl - accessing video from iView and SBS OnDemand without DRM
rsync - fast incremental file transfer
lucky backup - powerful, fast and reliable backup and sync tool
flameshot - Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software
aseprite - create animated sprites
sfxr - Quick 'n' easy game sound effects generator
simplescreenrecorder - record programs and games
pdfpc - presenter console with multi-monitor support for PDF files
restic - a program that does backups right
Syncthing - continuous file synchronization program
Workrave - assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain
prism-break - encrypting your communications and ending your reliance on
privacytools.io - provides services, tools and knowledge to protect your
privacy against global mass surveillance
MrRescue - arcade styled 2d action game
Alternatives to: MS Project?
- Gnome Planner
- Emacs Org-mode
Alternatives to Photsohop?
Alternatives to MS Office for linux?
- Libre Office
I was a bit distracted by the new format and wasn't taking my usual notes
during this one, so I apologise if I missed anyone's favorite pick.
There was certainly a lot of interest in backups and backup systems. It's
not something I've got much experience in, but if someone is interested in
presenting a more in depth review and/or tutorial we'd love to hear from
Thanks everyone for coming along and making FSM online work and we'll catch
you next month at Free Software Melbourne.
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