TEC204: You can get a lot of free software as alternatives to the pricey commercial apps, so Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss options across many categories that work on Linux, Windows, and Mac.
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Links for this episode:
- Apache OpenOffice – Official Site – The Free and Open Productivity Suite
- Home | LibreOffice – Free Office Suite – Based on OpenOffice – Compatible with Microsoft
- Scribus – Open Source Desktop Publishing
- Official download of VLC media player, the best Open Source player – VideoLAN
- Open Broadcaster Software | OBS
- Audacity ® | Free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
- Kdenlive – Video Editing Freedom
- HandBrake: Open Source Video Transcoder
- GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program
- Krita | Digital Painting. Creative Freedom.
- Draw Freely | Inkscape
- blender.org – Home of the Blender project – Free and Open 3D Creation Software
- Godot Engine – Free and open source 2D and 3D game engine
- KeePass Password Safe
- Wireshark · Go Deep
- Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
- Homebrew — The Missing Package Manager for macOS (or Linux)
- smittytone's Software Library
- The Eclectic Light Company
- Objective-See Foundation
- PuTTY – a free SSH and telnet client for Windows
- vim online
- Git for Windows
- Oracle VM VirtualBox
- Conky – ArchWiki
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- Google Pixel ‘aCropalypse’ exploit reverses edited parts of screenshots – The Verge
- Windows 11 also vulnerable to “aCropalypse” image data leakage – Naked Security
- Samsung 'Fake' Moon Shots Controversy Puts Computational Photography in the Spotlight – MacRumors
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Picks of the Week:
- Jack: balenaEtcher – Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives
- Thomas: RARTOP Upgraded Precision Screwdriver Set, 130 in 1 with 120 bits Repair Tool Kit
- Dom: INIU USB-C fast-charging cable with power LED (5-pack)
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