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Justin Pot

/ Joined 16 November, 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He loves technology, people and nature – and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. You can chat with Justin on Twitter, right now.

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SteadyFlow Simplifies & Manages Your Downloads [Linux]

Linux

SteadyFlow Simplifies & Manages Your Downloads [Linux]

Manage your downloads on Linux, outside of your browser. SteadyFlow is a lightweight, simple piece of software that makes managing downloads on Linux a snap. If you’re downloading a large file, your browser may not be the right tool for the job. This is when download managers come in handy and SteadyFlow is a download manager for Linux that tries to stay out of your way.

18-05-2011
SteadyFlow Simplifies & Manages Your Downloads [Linux]
Abiword – The Best Free Lightweight Word Processor

Windows

Abiword – The Best Free Lightweight Word Processor

Get a lightweight but not underpowered word processor. If you need a program compatible with a wide variety of file formats, Abiword might be the right fit for you. It’s not as powerful as Microsoft Word or Libre Office’s Writer, but it does have most of the features the average user needs. It’s still the best compromise between a bloated word processor and underpowered text editors.

14-05-2011
Abiword – The Best Free Lightweight Word Processor
Lubuntu: A Lightweight Version Of Ubuntu [Linux]

Linux

Lubuntu: A Lightweight Version Of Ubuntu [Linux]

Love Ubuntu, but feel skeptical about 11.04’s new Unity interface? Try Lubuntu 11.04, an extremely lightweight alternative to the main branch of Ubuntu. You’ll find the menu-driven interface familiar and the resources hit remarkably low. Lubuntu is based on a desktop environment that strives to use next to no resources while still being easy to use.

11-05-2011
Lubuntu: A Lightweight Version Of Ubuntu [Linux]
Ubuntu 11.04 Unity – A Big Leap Forward For Linux

Linux

Ubuntu 11.04 Unity – A Big Leap Forward For Linux

It’s here. The newest version of Ubuntu sports an entirely new user interface: Unity. It also includes a much-improved Software Center, alongside the usual updates for the thousands of free programs Ubuntu offers. Canonical decided to develop the Unity shell to replace Gnome 3’s shell. I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and I’ve felt nothing but impressed.

30-04-2011
Ubuntu 11.04 Unity – A Big Leap Forward For Linux
Save Paper By Formatting & Printing Your Files with Govert’s Imposition Tool [Windows]

Windows

Save Paper By Formatting & Printing Your Files with Govert’s Imposition Tool [Windows]

Paper costs money. Save both by printing your PDFs on half-pages. Whether you want a booklet or side-by-side copies, a free tool for Windows not only makes this possible but also simple. Stop messing around with printer settings and get the document exactly how you want it. If you use your printer often, this is a tool you should probably know about.

28-04-2011
Save Paper By Formatting & Printing Your Files with Govert’s Imposition Tool [Windows]
6 Online Instant File Sharing Sites You’ve Never Heard Of

Internet

6 Online Instant File Sharing Sites You’ve Never Heard Of

Send large files to your friends without any hassle. There are a wide variety of websites that make it possible for you to send any file without having to create a user account. If you’ve got a file to share, and email simply isn’t cutting it, you’ve found the right list. Keep reading to discover some more great tools for the job.

27-04-2011
6 Online Instant File Sharing Sites You’ve Never Heard Of
Super Mario Brothers X: The Best Fan-Made Mario Game Ever [Windows]

Gaming

Super Mario Brothers X: The Best Fan-Made Mario Game Ever [Windows]

Check out the ultimate in fan-created Mario goodness: Super Mario Brothers X. This game combines elements from every Mario game ever made into one, and the result is a lot of fun. While the level design is far from perfect you shouldn’t miss out on this free download for Windows. It’s free, so you have nothing to lose by trying it out.

21-04-2011
Super Mario Brothers X: The Best Fan-Made Mario Game Ever [Windows]
Help CCleaner Remove All Your Excess Files With CCEnhancer

Windows

Help CCleaner Remove All Your Excess Files With CCEnhancer

Add 450 extra programs to the already extensive CCleaner. An unofficial program makes Piriform’s famous system maintenance tool even more useful, by vastly increasing the amount of software it supports. CCEnhancer makes CCleaner even better at its job. A collection of userscripts from around the Internet, it can add support for 450 programs CCleaner doesn’t support out of the box.

20-04-2011
Help CCleaner Remove All Your Excess Files With CCEnhancer
TenFourFox – The Firefox 4 Browser For PowerPC Macs

Browsers Mac

TenFourFox – The Firefox 4 Browser For PowerPC Macs

Experience the speed increase and new features of Firefox 4 on your Power PC (PPC) Mac. The speed increase alone is worth it. There are lots of reasons to upgrade to Firefox 4, but it’s not supported for PPC Macs. TenFourFox, a brand new Firefox port made specifically for Power PC users, can breath new life into your beloved old Mac by giving you access to a modern browser.

16-04-2011
TenFourFox – The Firefox 4 Browser For PowerPC Macs
Creepy Shows Just How Much Geolocation Data You Broadcast Online

Internet

Creepy Shows Just How Much Geolocation Data You Broadcast Online

Enter someone’s Twitter or Flickr usernames and see everywhere they’ve been and when. If this sounds creepy then it is. Ever wonder how much information geolocation leaves behind? As it turns out, quite a lot. Creepy is a program made primarily made to demonstrate just how much information that is, and how easily it could be used for nefarious purposes.

14-04-2011
Creepy Shows Just How Much Geolocation Data You Broadcast Online
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