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First Steps with OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi 2
OpenELEC uses very little system resources for processor or memory. There's no need to use any special customization tips to get good performance with the RPi2. There's also no need to overclock the machine, reduce the resolution of videos, or use a different skin (although I really like the Amber skin).

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Mandriva Linux
Mandriva Linux, formerly known as Mandrake Linux, is a friendly Linux Operating System which specializes in ease-of-use for both servers and the home/office. It is freely available in many languages throughout the world. The Mandriva Linux PowerPack contains more than 2300 high-quality applications including a complete Office Suite of programs, plus installation support, for a cost of approximately 10 times less than the equivalent Microsoft Windows + MS Office cost, which comes without any technical support. Read more


    BOOLE is a system that converts a CSG (Constructive Solid Geometry) model into B-rep (Boundary Representation) form. It is designed to work on curved solid primitives like cylinders, tori, spheres, generalized prisms etc., as well as polygonal solids. BOOLE performs the set operations union, intersection, and difference on solids.
  • Ecere Fractals Explorer
    Ecere Fractals Explorer is a cross-platform explorer for the Mandelbrot and Julia set fractals. It supports smooth coloring, features a gradient editor, supports arbitrary powers, has an option to save with or without computed data, exports to a variety of image formats (with or without bilinear filtering), and comes with a few interesting presets.
  • Evolvotron
    Evolvotron is an interactive "generative art" application for Linux to evolve images/textures/patterns/animations through an iterative process of random mutation and user-selection driven evolution. (This process is also often referred to as "evolutionary art" or "genetic art".) If you like lava lamps, and still think the Mandelbrot set is cool, this could be the software for you.
  • EyeFract
    EyeFract generates Julia and Mandelbrot sets. The user has control over most parameters related to creating either kind of fractal.
    Fractal Image And Sequence COdec: a fractal still image and video compression system for low bit-rates.
  • flea
    Ruby scripts grow 3D fractals and render them with PovRay, OpenInventor and YASRT. Includes (rough) ports of Lauren Lapre's LPARSER to GNU C++. Includes a RubyTk "sketch" output for quick previews as you edit a script.
  • Fracplanet
    Fracplanet is an interactive tool for creating random fractal planets and terrain areas with oceans, rivers, lakes and icecaps. The results can be saved in POV-Ray format. The code is licensed under the GPL. It uses Qt and OpenGL.
  • Fract-O-Rama
    A fractal generation program written using Qt. Designed for flexibility - all fractals are specified using Fract-O-Rama's fractal scripting language so it is possible to explore a wider variety of fractal types than with many other generating programs.
  • Fractal View
    Fractal View is a fractal viewing application used for exploration of common fractal sets. It runs in fullscreen, supports four different fractal sets, has 22 different color palettes, saves in png format, does antialiasing, and zooms in all sets.
  • Fractint
    A freeware fractal generator created for IBM PC's and compatible computers to run under DOS and ported to Linux.
  • Fraqtive
    Fraqtive is a program for drawing Mandelbrot and Julia fractals. It uses a very fast algorithm and generates high quality, smooth images. It is fully interactive, allowing for real-time mouse navigation and dynamic generation of the Julia fractal preview. OpenGL-rendered 3D view of the fractals is also supported. Read more
  • Gfract
    Gfract is a GTK-based fractal program that currently implements the standard Mandelbrot and Julia sets. It features infinite image size with infinite anti-aliasing if you have the memory for it, Julia instant preview mode, user-specified coloring algorithms and PNG support. For palette files it uses the same format as Fractint does, except that it supports arbitraly large palettes.
  • gkII
    gkII - Mandelbrot Munger is yet another Mandelbrot fractal image generator. But, instead of just being plain happy with the mandelbrot calculations it does some more calculations developed with the artistic eye in mind. These calculations act like a mask, revealing, concealing, and augementing the original M-Set.
  • glfract
    glfract loads fractal {Mandelbrot, Julia} sets from file as specified by David Eyerman's Eyefract v0.56-1 and displays them in 3D space with OpenGL/Glut.
  • gmandel
    Gmandel is a program for exploring intricate and beautiful details of the Mandelbrot set, the classic fractal image. It begins with the common graphic of the mandelbrot set, from which you can select portions with click-and-drag for enhancement. You can set the number of colors per iteration, and the iteration limit.
  • Gnofract 4D
    Gnofract 4D is a program which allows you to create beautiful mathematically-based images called fractals. What sets it apart from other fractal programs (and makes it "4D") is the way that it treats the Mandelbrot and Julia sets as different views of the same four-dimensional fractal object. This allows you to create images which are a cross between the two sets and explore their inter-relationships. Read more
  • Gnomechaos
    Gnomechaos is a simple fractal program which renders images like Chaossope. It renders fractals including flames, render solid images and flames in anaglyph mode.
    IEFMIRASHOW displays a selection of dust-type mira fractals one after the other in color, rather like a slideshow.
  • jrMandel
    jrMandel is a command line, parallel Mandelbrot set fractal renderer. It is specially designed to render high-resolution fractal images taking advantage of parallel processing, either by using multiple threads of execution (and thus suitable to run on multi-core processors) or by using a Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) to distribute the tasks among the nodes of a computer cluster. jrMandel can also render fractals without using any parallelism, in order to compare the efficiency between parallel and non-parallel runs.
  • KFourier
    Fourier is a X11 / KDE based image processing program that use the Fourier transform to use multiple filters on an image, it works on Linux, BSD, and other unices.
  • kmandel
    An easy to use and powerful fractal generator.
  • Koch Curve Generator
    A simple Koch curve generator written in C++, featuring interactive point editing.
  • L-system Explorer
    L-system Explorer is a program used for viewing and creating L-system fractals. It has over 500 builtin L-systems, with the ability to create and save your oen L-systems. All Fractint L-system commands are supported (except the three that deal with color).
    LPLANTS is a Lindenmayer generator. You can generate fractals and beautiful plants with it. It is written in C. Output of raw-data, postscript (ps) and povray (pov) is possible.
  • Magic Garden
    Magic Garden is an Artificial Plants Laboratory. Create L-System plants, modify them in real time, play in the world of fractals, just have fun.
  • mdz
    mdz (Mandelbrot Deep Zoom) is a Mandelbrot set image generator focused on exploration into really deep areas of the Mandelbrot set, and without fanciful distractions.
  • MegaPov
    A version of POV-Ray that features various custom and unofficial patches. It features clothray cloth simulation system, a Sim-POV mechanics simulation system, and film exposure simulation.
  • mrzoom
    mrzoom is a Mandelbrot fractal explorer, written for bash.
  • PFractL
    PFractL is a parser that understands a small set of grammar symbols which can be used to generate self similar fractals. It's written in python and uses the Tk widget set (Tkinter).
  • QTPov Editor
    QTPov Editor is a Povray SDL editor for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Major features include: Syntax coloration, brackets highlight, automatic / manual tabulation system, completion system (with both keywords and declarations/macros), declarations / macros listing, included files parsing, ini editor, ini profile assistant, and scene rendering via .ini files.
  • Quat
    Quat is for the calculation of genuine three dimensional fractals, like those you can see in the Artist Forum, the Fractal Gallery or at the Sculptures. These fractals can be cut open to explore their interior. For this purpose you can define intersection planes, whose positions can be adjusted freely.
  • Symmetry in Chaos
    Symmetry in Chaos calculates fractals using a method first described in the book "Symmetry in Chaos" by Michael Field and Martin Golubitsky.
  • visprint
    Visprint makes fractal fingerprint png images based on the contents of any file. The image will be different for almost every file with even slightly different contents. Visprint uses the IFS fractal generation process, pioneered by Michael Barnsley. It is a way to create images which are self-similar to infinite depths.
  • Voidoria
    Voidoria is a Fractal Flame rendering and animation program that is currently under heavy development.
  • wmMand
    wmMand is a Window Maker dockapp that allows you to browse or explore the Mandelbrot fractal. Although designed for Window Maker, it also works fine with most other window managers.
  • XaoS
    XaoS is a fast portable real-time interactive fractal zoomer. It displays the Mandelbrot set (among other escape time fractals) and allows you zoom smoothly into the fractal. Various coloring modes are provided for both the points inside and outside the selected set. In addition, switching between Julia and Mandelbrot fractal types and on-the-fly plane switching is provided. Read more
  • XFracky
    XFracky is a small multithreaded Tcl/Tk 8.0 based Linux-application for rendering fractals (2d, 3d and animations) using methods such as borderscanning and iteration tracking. New fractals can be added as plugins. There is a demo-mode which continuously renders any of a set of preconfigured fractals. It has support for 8/16/24/32 bit displays.
  • Xfractint
    Xfractint allows the generation of Mandelbrot, Julia, IFS, and many more fractals in 2D and 3D, including those you design yourself. Read more
  • Xmountains
    A fractal terrain generator. A java version is also available.
  • Xrsf
    Xrsf is a "really simple fractal-generator" with zoom function and fullscreen mode. It displays the Mandelbrot set.
  • Xtacy
    Xtacy displays bouncing shapes, rotating palettes, a couple fractals, a kaleidascope, and lots of more stuff.

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