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Leftovers: Software

  • PhotoFlow 0.1.4 Brings Only Bug-Fixes
  • QMPlay2 15.06.26 Includes Small Fixes Only
  • Backup with these DeDuplicating Encryption Tools
    Data is growing both in volume and value. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to back up and restore this information quickly and reliably. As society has adapted to technology and learned how to depend on computers and mobile devices, there are few that can deal with the reality of losing important data. Of firms that suffer the loss of data, 30% fold within a year, 70% cease trading within five years. This highlights the value of data.
  • Atop, when you need to know exactly what's happening at the system-resource level
    A much more powerful took is "Atop", a powerful monitor program that allows you to see system-level counters concerning utilization of CPU and memory/swap, as well as see disk I/O and network utilization counters at the system level -- in real time or historically. It also allows you to store raw counters in a file for long-term analysis on system levels and process levels, as well as seeing resource consumption for each thread within a process of a multi-processor program.
  • Forward into the land of Emacs
    A few months ago I reported about my advancement in my use of Emacs. This post will be a report of my further progress. Quick reminder: I started using emacs for project management and working on web sites. I still do that today, even though I spent much less time editing websites and these are very much side projects I do for and with friends.
  • Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux
    Google Drive is an instrument that is used by many. Of course, there are many alternatives to it like Dropbox or Yandex.Drive, but nevertheless many prefer a Google-backed solution. One of the reasons for me was an ability to have several services under one "roof", one account.
  • Wine-Staging 1.7.46 Improves The OS X Experience
    Building on Friday's Wine 1.7.46 release, Wine-Staging 1.7.46 was released today.
  • DirectX11: Coming soon to a Linux box near you
    At present Wine – the open-source compatibility layer software that runs Windows applications on other operating systems – supports DirectX9, allowing many older Windows games to run on Linux, but software has moved on and developers are no longer using that older version of DirectX.