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What are good command line HTTP clients?
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a very famous quote from Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist. This quote is particularly pertinent to Linux. In my view, one of Linux's biggest strengths is its synergy. The usefulness of Linux doesn't derive only from the huge raft of open source (command line) utilities. Instead, it's the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with larger applications.

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Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to emulate a 386, 486, Pentium, Pentium Pro or AMD64 CPU, including optional MMX, SSE, SSE2 and 3DNow! instructions.


  • Bluetooth - Cable Replacement Dev Kit
    a turn-key cable replacement developers kit to give Zaurus developers and users a jump start into the the world of Bluetooth technologies. This kit contains two modules which can be used as a low power network connectivity solution by acting as a RS-232 cable replacement
  • BlueZ Bluetooth Drivers
    a port of BlueZ to the Zaurus. BlueZ provides support for core Bluetooth layers and protocols. It is flexible, efficient and modular implementation
  • chm2web
    (commercial) a tool for on-the-fly conversion of compiled HTML help(chm) to full-blown online help system, ready for publishing on the web within several seconds
  • CppView
    shows you the classes of C++ sources
  • distcc
    allows you to do everything but the actual compilation on the Z, with the preprocessed sources being sent to another host you specify
  • Frink
    a practical calculating tool and programming language designed to help us all to better understand the world around us, to help us get calculations right without getting bogged down in the mechanics, and to make a tool that's really useful in the real world
  • gdb
    the port of GDB 5.1.1 for the ARM processor. It is compiled with ./configure --target arm-linux using a few tricks to get it all the way through
  • IBM jikes compiler
    IBM's Jikes Java compiler cross-compiled for Zaurus. Also need JDK
  • Java SerialPort
    provides access to the serial ports of your computer allowing you to communicate with modems, barcode scanners, GPS receivers, printers, scales, sensors, smart card readers, mice, or virtually any serial device
  • JeodeCreator
    JeodeCreator lets you package Jeode into an ipk file so it can be stored on the desktop while Opie is being put on the Zaurus.
  • jscl-meditor
    to provide a java symbolic computing library and a mathematical front-end to access it
  • KDevelop
    new cross-compilation features for ARM processors and Qtopia functionality has been added, allowing for much speedier software development for the Zaurus
  • libSDL
    libSDL is a cross-platform multimedia library, mostly used to write games.
  • libuvqtutil
    a user defined library used by qwireless. It is e.g. used to provide the bargraphs and the 2D diagrams
  • lua libraries
    lua libraries is a very small scripting language intended to be embedded in other programs.
  • MetaKit
    MetaKit is an embedded database library.
  • MinIDE
    an integrated development environment designed to help software developers and programmers create software on their PDAs
  • mySTEP
    provides a Cocoa compatible library to port Cocoa/Objective C based applications to the Sharp Zaurus platform
  • Octave
    Octave is a port of the high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations.
  • opie-language
    a language settings dialog for the Opie environment
  • PyQt
    PyQt is a set of Python bindings for the Qt toolkit. The bindings are implemented as a set of Python modules: qt, qtcanvas, qtgl, qtnetwork, qtsql, qttable and qtxml, and contains 300 classes and over 5,750 functions and methods.
  • Python
    an early version of PyQt and python-2.2 for the Zaurus
  • Python-SIP
    SIP is a tool to generate C++ interface code for Python. It is similar to SWIG, but uses a different interface format. It was used to build PyQt and PyKDE, and has support for the Qt signal/slot mechanism.
  • Qtopia
    Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment for Embedded Linux. Qtopia is designed to make mobile computing simple, powerful, intuitive, and flexible. A beautiful and completely customizable user interface gives users a complete environment with access to near-desktop power on a handheld device.
  • ruby
    an interpreted scripting language for quick and easy object-oriented programming
  • SimpleZDB
    SimpleZDB is a Ruby extention module for access to the PIM database.
  • SQLite
    a C library that implements an embeddable SQL database engine. Programs that link with the SQLite library can have SQL database access without running a separate RDBMS process. Read more
  • TinyScheme
    TinyScheme is a lightweight Scheme interpreter that implements as large a subset of R5RS as was possible without getting very large and complicated.
  • Waba
    Waba defines a language, a virtual machine, a class file format and a set of foundation classes
  • zgcc
    zgcc is an ARM version of the GNU C compiler.

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