DBAN Windows, Mac, Linux
By blancco
For Everybody

Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

For additional information about this software, please see this GROK article: DBAN: LSU Overview

FileZilla Windows, Mac, Linux
By FileZilla
For Everybody

FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

For more information about this software, see this GROK article: FileZilla: LSU Overview

To download FileZilla, please go to the FileZilla download page.

GNU Emacs Windows, Linux
GNU Emacs
By GNU Emacs
For Everybody

Emacs is a text editor and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp ('elisp', for short), a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.


K3b Linux
By K3b
For Everybody

K3b is a CD and DVD burning application for Linux systems optimized for KDE. It provides a comfortable user interface to perform most CD/DVD burning tasks like creating an Audio CD from a set of audio files or copying a CD.

PuTTY SSH Client Windows, Linux
PuTTY SSH Client
For Everybody

PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.

Samba Linux
By Samba
For Everybody

Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992, provided file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License.

For additional information regarding this software, please see this GROK article: Samba: LSU Overview

Vim Windows, Mac, Linux
By Vim
For Everybody

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is often called a "programmer's editor," and so useful for programming that many consider it an entire IDE. It's not just for programmers, though. Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files.