My Favorite ProgramsThis page is not meant so much for the public, but rather for my students and collaborators,
because whenever they ask for advice on which program to use, I will point them to those listed here.
Most of the choices are actually obvious, I know.
If you know better choices, please tell me!!!
For organizing emails. Access still via POP, but I plan to switch to IMAP soon.
For browsing the web.
For professional texts and collaborative writing.
- Eclipse + TeXclise
For editing LaTeX documents. It provides on-the-fly spell checking.
To read some office documents that I get from other people.
For drawings that I want to include in a paper. It supports many export formats (EPS and PDF).
For drawings that look more like diagrams.
I used this before I was pointed to Inkscape and Dia.
LibreOffice works quite well for converting Word files to PDF.
For viewing and fixing photos, but also for organizing scanned documents and other images.
A convenient and easy way of having Unix.
A SIP client that lets me use my office phone abroad.
A concept of operating system that is the foundation of most modern OS. Modular. Possible to understand. Easy to configure/administer.
Open Standard for telephony based on VoIP.
- Free Software
I like the idea of GNU to build, use, modify, verify, and distribute open software.
- ISO measures
The graphics format that I like most. It is a text format (XML) and therefore easy to track with version control software.
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