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ClamAV - Antivirus for Linux

Clam AntiVirus is a GPL anti-virus toolkit for *nix. The main purpose of this software is the integration with mail servers (attachment scanning). The package provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner, and a tool for automatic updating via Internet. The programs are based on a shared library distributed with the Clam AntiVirus package, which you can use with your own software. Most importantly, the virus database is kept up to date.

  • command-line scanner
  • fast, multi-threaded daemon
  • milter interface for sendmail

Cerberus Helpdesk

Cerberus Helpdesk is an email response system built to diminish the need for redundant, time-consuming human interaction with your customers. The system is built to allow your support/sales/billing/etc. department to react quickly to inbound customer email inquiries. It was written originally as a trouble ticket system.

Cerberus delivers a highly-customizable, intuitive interface packed with an abundance of powerful features, such as:

  • an exceptionally adaptive anti-spam system
  • comprehensive search and customer history functionality

Learning Tcl with Tcl Tutor

TclTutor is a Computer Aided Instruction package that teaches the basics of the Tcl programming language.

The 40+ lessons in this package can be completed in under 10 minutes each. You'll be ready to start simple programs after the first half dozen lessons.

WiX - Microsoft's first OSS project

The Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code. The project, originally developed internal to Microsoft, was released under the Common Public License (a first for Microsoft). With this release developers outside Microsoft can take advantage of the same toolset being used today to create the installation packages for products like Microsoft Office, Microsoft SQL Server, and many others. More information about the toolset and its OSS release can be found at:


libmsn is a reusable fully documented C++ library for connecting to Microsoft's MSN Messenger service. It provides a high-level interface that allows an application to access instant messaging features with ease.

Cooperative Linux

Cooperative Linux is the first working free and open source method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively. More generally, Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is a port of the Linux kernel that allows it to run cooperatively alongside another operating system on a single machine. For instance, it allows one to freely run Linux on Windows 2000/XP, without using a commercial PC virtualization software...

Mondo to the Rescue

Mondo is reliable, comprehensive and free (GNU Public License) disaster recovery software and backs up your GNU/Linux server or workstation to tape, CD-R, CD-RW, NFS or hard disk partition. In the event of catastrophic data loss, you will be able to restore all of your data (or as much as you want), from bare metal if necessary. Mondo runs on all major [Linux] distributions and is getting better all the time. You may even use it to backup non-Linux partitions, such as NTFS.

Coyote Linux Floppy Firewall

This product is a single floppy distribution of Linux that is designed for the sole purpose of sharing an Internet connection. The floppy can be created using either a Microsoft Windows wizard, or by using a set of Linux shell scripts. In addition to being designed to have very low hardware requirements, the floppy release of Coyote Linux is able to provide the performance and uptime that is expected from any Linux based system. This release is available free of charge.

IP Tables network magic SysRq

IPT SysRq is a Linux iptables target that allows to do the same that the magic SysRq key does on a keyboard, but over the network. It includes syncing disks, remounting them read-only, rebooting the machine, etc...

Got to check this one out!!

Alternate User Login Features Drupal and Jabber ID

Drupal is the name of the software which powers . There are Drupal web sites all over the world, and many of them share their registration databases so that users may freely login to any Drupal site using a single Drupal ID.

So please feel free to login to your account here at with a username from another Drupal site. The format of a Drupal ID is similar to an email address: username@server. An example of valid Drupal ID is

Jabber is an open source instant messaging system designed to give the power of choice and freedom back to the users of instant messaging. Not only does Jabber allow its users to use (and create) clients for numerous platforms, but it allows people to communicate to whomever they want in the way which is most convenient for them.

You may login to using a Jabber ID. The format of a Jabber ID is the same as an email address: name@server An example of valid Jabber ID is

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