FOSS OTD: 10/25-10/28

Caching up, again, on the FOSS OTD:

  • 10/25: GNU Privacy Guard – GPG is a free version of PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, a suite of strong encryption tools. While GPG doesn’t have all of the same features, it does allow you to encrypt files or e-mails with extremely strong encryption.
  • 10/26: WINE (“WINE Is Not an Emulator”) lets you run Windows applications under Linux and Unix. Very cool.
  • 10/27: Cooperative Linux lets you run Linux on Microsoft Windows, much like commercial systems like VMWare. This actually works pretty well.
  • 10/28: phpBB is a free and open source bulletin board (discussion group) package. It’s fast, reliable, and absolutely free. In fact, I’m thinking of installing it on here.

Obviously, it looks like I bit off more than I can chew with this FOSS OTD idea. I barely even have time to think about a blog, much less think of something to put on it, most weekdays. So, I’ll probably post items as they strike me, not necessarily on a daily basis.





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