Thursday, April 28, 2005

Virtual Magnifying Glass 2.35

Virtual Magnifying Glass 2.35: "Virtual Magnifying Glass 2.35 is a free, open source, screen magnification tool for Windows. It is simple, customizable, and easy-to-use."

Latest Features:

* Display current magnification factor
* Invert colors
* Show the center pixel's RGB values, in both decimal and hexadecimal.
* New user setting: borderless magnifier window (can help performance with older video boards)
* Multi-monitor support
* Lens height up to 1024 pixels
* Lens width up to 1600 pixels
* Mouse scroll-wheel now controls zoom factor
* Esc key closes magnifier window
* Crosshairs now have tickmarks for scale factors at 4x and above
* 1x scale factor: allows to user to quickly compare a magnifier image with the original
* 1.5x scale factor: helps with screen reading
* Added 3x scale factor
* Hotkey shows/hides the magnifier (currently hardcoded to CTRL-ALT-e)

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Open Source Applications

Open Source Applications: "Open Source & Freeware
Desktop Productivity Application
"

This site has a very large and useful set of links to various Open Source Applications (for Windows) segregated according to its use. Should come in handy anytime.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Open Source Software - tribe.net

Open Source Software - tribe.net: "Open Source Software

learn, promote, discuss the merits of OSS.
A Computers & Internet tribe
592 Members - Open Membership - updated 12/15/04
Public URL: oss.tribe.net XML badge what is this?"

Check out this tribe of Open Source Maniacs ;).
This has more to it than I thought!

Found a very exhaustive link of open source applicatiosn here...

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Run linux on Gmail

Hmmmm.. A interesting use of many open source tools coming together to make this happen.

With Gmail's 2GB mail box size, someone had to just think of it. And here we have someone running Linux commands on his/her Gmail mail box!!!!

I think this is a very cool piece of work and interesting.
One more round to Open Source (wonder how much would have been possible if everything was closed source!!! :) )

run linux on gmail - hack a day - www.hackaday.com _: "hack a day serves up a fresh hack each day, every day from around the web and a special how-to hack each week.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

eXe: the eLearning XHTML editor

1. Introduction | eXe: the eLearning XHTML editor:
"What is eXe?

The eLearning XHTML editor (eXe) is a web-based authoring environment designed to assist teachers and academics in the design, development and publishing of web-based learning and teaching materials without the need to become proficient in HTML, XML or complicated web-publishing applications.

The Web is a revolutionary educational tool because it presents teachers and learners with a technology that simultaneously provides something to talk about (content) and the means to hold the conversation (interaction). Unfortunately, the power of this hypertext medium is constrained in educational settings because the vast majority of teachers and academics do not have the technical skills to build their own web pages, and must therefore rely on the availability of web developers to generate professional looking online content."
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One more open source application which shows why we need more of these than anything else now. Do leave a comment if someone finds more about it and has used it.
Find the Screen Shots here...