Computer Administration Tools

Free office software for learning and productivity, including accounting software, desktop publishing, and suites containing word processors and spreadsheet software.

Gobby

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Gobby is a free and open source application where multiple users can log into the same ‘session’ to collaborate on text documents with one another.  Gobby is similar to Goole Docs in that more than one individual can work collaboratively on the same document at the same time.  Each user is identified by a different color.  This allows the all users to distinguish what changes are being made and who is making them.  Not only can multiple users edit at the same time, but multiple documents can be collaborated on simultaneously.  These documents are separated individually where users can tab between the documents.  For convenience, Gobby is accessible for various platforms (e.g., Windows, Mac, and Linux).

KOrganizer

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KOrganizer is a great organizational tool that combines a calendar, to-do lists, agenda, and journal in one.  It’s like having a personal assistant to remind you of important events, things to do, and even take notes for you to reference later.  KOrganizer allows users to customize the default view to have an expand their to-do lists, journals, agendas, or simply your monthly calendar.  When viewing in calendar view, users can choose between daily, weekly, or monthly views.  When viewing in monthly calendar mode, KOrganizer allows you to see the following month in addition to the current one.  This is useful when planning upcoming events and preparing for what’s coming ahead.  If adding a to-do list, users not only specify various tasks to complete, but also designate its priority level, category, and percent completed.  Agendas are helpful to keep individuals on task by laying out your day’s schedule and activities.  Lastly, the journal is used to simply jot down notes, thoughts, and reminders.  KOrganizer also allows you to add attachments and web links to reference at a later time.  Overall, KOrganizer is a good resource to have to manage personal events.

Ubuntu One

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Ubuntu One is a storage application that allows users to save personal content (e.g., music, documents, presentations, photos, etc.) into a digital cloud.   Ubuntu One provides users the opportunity to access their files anytime, anywhere.  Users are not required to download the application to access their files.  In fact, personal documents can be saved and accessed directly to the Ubuntu One Website (https://one.ubuntu.com/).  For those that wish to download the application, Ubuntu One is available on various devices (e.g., computers, smartphones, iPads, etc.) and across various platforms (e.g., windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Ubuntu, etc.).  Files stored using Ubuntu One can also be shared with peers, family, and friends.  To do so, users can simply grant access to particular folders in their storage cloud.  Individuals have complete controls over who is able to view specific documents and files - thus making sharing documents easier than ever!  Individuals will also have piece of mind to know that their documents are stored in a digital location.  If ever your device would break, get lost, or stolen, it’s comforting to know that all of your documents, are still accessible via Ubuntu One.  One of the biggest selling points of Ubuntu One compared to other storage clouds such as Dropbox is the amount of space they provide for you… for free!  Rather than the conventional 2 GB of storage, Ubuntu One gives more than double... 5 GB!

Quicksilver

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Quicksilver is anything you want it to be! In its most simple form it's an application launcher, but it can be customized to do anything from opening applications to playing music, to searching the web, to emailing a document, controlling your computer functions, etc

Quicksilver

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Quicksilver at its bare minimum is an application launcher. However, it can be tweaked and customized to do almost any task with a few keystrokes.

Adblock Plus

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Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads on the web by default: video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more.
Simply install Adblock Plus to your browser (it is available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera) or your Android smartphone or tablet and all intrusive ads are automatically removed from any website you visit.
Adblock Plus is an open source project created by Wladimir Palant in 2006. Eyeo was founded in 2011 by Wladimir Palant and Till Faida to make its development sustainable.

Open Journal Systems

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OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. Through its management systems, its finely grained indexing of research and the context it provides for research, OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research.

ATutor

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ATutor is an Open Source Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used to develop and deliver online courses. Administrators can install or update ATutor in minutes, develop custom themes to give ATutor a new look and easily extend its functionality with feature modules. Educators can quickly assemble, package and redistribute standardized Web-based instructional content, easily import prepackaged content and conduct their courses online.

TestDisk

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It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.

TestDisk can

  • Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
  • Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
  • Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
  • Fix FAT tables
  • Rebuild NTFS boot sector
  • Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
  • Fix MFT using MFT mirror
  • Locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock
  • Undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
  • Copy files from deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions.

Gui It!

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Gui It ! is designed to build a quick and efficient GUI (Graphical User Interface) Front End to command line tools. It includes the most common operations with command line tools. Functionnalities are customized in a simple xml configuration file.

Can be used to quickly create GUI interfaces for command line applications and other purposes using XML.

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