Sven Boekhoff, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
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Useful software



The tables below show you lists of software that I installed on my PC. The package name helps you to install the application via Synaptic (System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager). The particular website provides additional information like screenshots or manuals.



Editing, viewing, graphics, programming
Package name Homepage Description
geanygeany.uvena.de This website is available in englishGeany is a small text editor with syntax highlightning and an integrated terminal.
geditwww.gnome.org/projects/gedit This website is available in englishA small text editor with syntax highlightning and good support for many character sets.
khexedithome.online.no/~espensa/khexedit This website is available in englishKHexEdit is an easy to handle hex editor.
kpdfkpdf.kde.org This website is available in englishA PDF viewer with several useful functions for extraction of text an images from PDF files.
xchmxchm.sourceforge.net This website is available in englishXCHM is an application to view Microsoft Compressed HTML Help files.
kolourpaintkolourpaint.sourceforge.net This website is available in englishA free and easy-to-use software for painting and editing image files.
gimpwww.gimp.org This website is available in englishThe GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a comprehensive raster graphics editor application.
octavewww.octave.org This website is available in englishOctave is a free application for performing numerical computations. It is mostly compatible with MATLAB.
gfortrangcc.gnu.org/fortran This website is available in englishThe GNU Fortran (GFortran) compiler is an application to compile fortran77, fortran95 and parts of fortran2003 source codes.
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System tools
Package name Homepage Description
glipperglipper.sourceforge.net This website is available in englishGlipper is a clipboard utility for the GNOME panel, that allows you cache text and reselect it for pasting.
k3bwww.k3b.org This website is available in englishFree Application for burning CD's and DVD's that was designed for KDE (K Desktop Environment).
gpartedgparted.sourceforge.net This website is available in englishGParted is the GNOME Partition Editor application that helps you to create, destroy, resize, move, check and copy partitions, and the file systems on them.
gnome-artart.gnome.org This website is available in englishGnome-art is a small tool that helps you to download and install desktop themes and backgrounds from the GNOME Art Website.
nautilus-open-terminalwww.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=908 This website is available in englishThis nautilus plugin allows you to open terminals in arbitrary local paths and on SSH servers by using the context menue.
nautilus-script-managerg-scripts.sourceforge.net This website is available in englishThis nautilus extension allows you to apply own scripts to selected files via the menue of the right mouse button.
msttcorefontscorefonts.sourceforge.net This website is available in englishAn easy way to install many of Microsoft's TrueType core fonts (like 'Comic Sans MS', 'Courier New', 'Georgia', 'Verdana', 'Times New Roman' and 'Arial') on linux.
xnestwww.xfree86.org/4.2.0/Xnest.1.html This website is available in englishXnest opens a window that works like another screen. That allows you for example to take screenshots form the login window.
winewww.winehq.org This website is available in englishThis commandline application allows you to execute programs on linux that were originally written for Microsoft Windows.
dvdbackupdvd-create.sourceforge.net This website is available in englishDvdbackup is a commandline tool to create backups of DVD's.
pdftkwww.accesspdf.com/pdftk This website is available in englishThis commandline tool comprises many functions like joining or decrypting PDF files.
xpdf-utilsThis package allows you (in your terminal) to convert PDF files to PostScript/text files (pdftops/pdftotext), to extract PDF document information/images (pdfinfo/pdfimages) and analyse the used fonts (pdffonts).
mmvMmv is a commandline program to move (mmv) / copy (mcp) / append (mad) / link (mln) multiple files.
rkhunterrkhunter.sourceforge.net This website is available in englishThis commandline tool scans for rootkits, backdoors and possible local exploits.
chkrootkitwww.chkrootkit.org This website is available in englishThis program for the commandline helps you to check your system for known rootkits.
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Internet
Package name Homepage Description
filezillafilezilla-project.org This website is available in englishThe FileZilla Client is a free und open source FTP client that is available for several platforms like Windows and Linux.
mozilla-thunderbirdwww.mozilla.com/thunderbird This website is available in german and englishMozilla Thunderbird is a free e-mail and news client with a good spam filter that is available for several platforms like Windows and Linux.
d4xwww.krasu.ru/soft/chuchelo This website is available in englishDownloader for X (D4X) is a powerful graphical download manager.
wgetwww.gnu.org/software/wget This website is available in englishWget is a commandline download manager that allows you to download single files as well als whole websites.
konquerorwww.konqueror.org This website is available in englishKonqueror is a web browser, file manager and file viewer that was designed for KDE (K Desktop Environment)
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Multimedia
Package name Homepage Description
xmmswww.xmms.org This website is available in englishXMMS (X MultiMedia System) is a player for various audio formats and is very similar to Winamp.
vlcwww.videolan.org/vlc This website is available in englishThe VideoLan Client (VLC) media player is a free software media player by the VideoLAN project.
audacityaudacity.sourceforge.net This website is available in englishAudacity is a digital audio editor application available for various operating systems.


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