I’ve been playing around with different Linux distros and I seem to be the go-to-guy when someone needs their computer to “get fixed”.
To fix the computers I sometimes have to reinstall everything or boot into a Linux distro to be able to remove viruses, malware and other stuff since Windows is not working properly anymore.
Before I found Rufus I used Unetbootin but it did sometimes fail to make the device boot for some unknown reason.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great Open Source app but I personally prefer Rufus over Unetbootin. Also, Rufus is only available for Windows while Unetbootin have released apps for Windows, Linux and Mac too!
Rufus did make the distros I had problems with bootable. Both, Windows and Linux. I haven’t played around with Mac or FreeBSD or any other OS. But Rufus could probably help you with those too!
You can download Rufus for free at their website! It’s Open Source (released under the GNU General Public License GPL version 3). It doesn’t contain anything malicious as far as I know. And I’ve been using it for years.
Warzone 2100 Resurrection – Free Real-Time Strategy War Game
Among strategy games, here is one that is a combination of action and strategy. This game is published by Eidos interactive. Warzone 2100 resurrection project is completely free and can be downloaded and played without any licensing issues.
This game is based on a futuristic situation where mankind is almost destroyed by nuclear missiles. Among the remaining people, you are the commander of the forces of The Project. Your aim is to rebuild the earth as it was by controlling your forces. The game offers a complicated extensive tech tree through which you advance. There are over 400 different technologies that you can uncover. In Warzone 2100 resurrection project, you will have a wide variety of weapons and units. You need to use this to come up with the best tactic during gameplay. This game requires good planning and strategic skills. You can play this game in different modes – campaign, tutorial, single-player, multi-player and skirmish modes. Each mode has been designed to give you a different experience in gaming.
NVU is a free open source software application that can be used to build web pages using a WYSWIG editor. WYSWIG stands for “What You See Is What You Get”. This means you can see the output of the document while you are creating it. NVU, pronounced as “N-view” is a word processor advanced syntax analyzer which easily rivals with well used programs like Adobe Dreamweaver and Microsoft Expression Web. But this is a free application. No money and no licensing hassles.
Using NVU is very easy. To get yourself started off with your own website, all you need is a hosted domain space. You can create web pages and just host them on the web server. NVU has a built in site manager which can be used to connect with your remotely hosted files via FTP. This is as good as a programming IDE can get when you are getting it for free.
If you are tired of the same old wallpaper on your desktop and you wish it changed automatically, you need Jellybean. This is a small application that is very light on your system resources, which performs the work of shuffling the wallpaper for you. This supports three main graphic formats – jpg, gif and bmp.
This software allows you to quickly add as many images as needed to its database. Once you have added all the images, a list of thumbnails is displayed. You could select any one of that picture to be your wallpaper, or the software will randomly select wallpaper for you. A new wallpaper is displayed every time you boot the computer. You can set the application settings to use centered, tiled or stretched wallpapers. This is a free software. You can download and use this on your system without any additional cists.