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9 First Steps with Ubuntu 15.04
One of the first things to do with a new release of Ubuntu is to check for updates. Typically, I won't upgrade to the latest release immediately, so there's always quite a few updates since the release. There's a handy Software Updater tool which makes the updating process painless.

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WeatherBug is an application for the Android platform which provides users with up-to-date weather alerts, forecasts, radar, and current conditions.


  • Gramps
    Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System: an open source genealogy program. It is written in Python, using the GTK/GNOME interface. Read more hot
  • Valentina
    Valentina is an open-source software for creating clothing articles. Among others, it allows the users to create cloth patterns using either standard sizes or custom set of measurements, using traditional methods to create unique pattern tools. new
  • Bedtime
    Bedtime controls the bedtime of your children by automatically disconnecting their devices from your Internet connection.
  • Berichtsheft
    Berichtsheft helps you write a Berichtsheft, which is a kind of a report german trainees have to write about their apprenticeship.
  • bingo-cards
    bingo-cards is a GPL bingo card printing program (numeric, letter bingo and picture bingo).
  • Bookwrite
    Bookwrite is designed to help authors to write their books. It provides a full screen editor without any nuisances that allow authors to focus completely on their texts.
  • ClothEd
    The clothing editor (ClothEd) is a program for converting clothing patterns into three-dimensional meshes that can be input into a 3D modelling package such as Blender.
  • ClubMaster
    ClubMaster is membership management system for clubs. It supports multiple locations, groups, roles, a shop, accounting, subscriptions, and more.
  • Evergreen ILS
    Evergreen is an enterprise-grade integrated library system (or library automation system) initially developed by the Georgia Public Library Service for use by PINES, a consortium of over 250 public libraries in Georgia, USA.
  • FET
    FET is an evolutionary program (using a genetic algoritm) for automatically generating the timetable of a school, high-school or university. It is licensed under GNU/GPL (free software, open source). Read more
  • Funiter
    Funiter is an application developed for educational purposes as a laboratory, generating graphs of several types for iteration of real and complex functions, with comfortable switching between related types of graphs.
  • G-Tablix
    G-Tablix is a graphical user interface for Tablix, written in GTK2/Perl. It helps user to prepare a timetable for high school, using Tablix as a backend.
  • getxbook
    getxbook is a collection of tools to download books from websites. It offers tools to download from Google Books' "book preview", Amazon's "look inside the book", and Barnes and Noble's "book viewer".
  • gmmusic
    gmmusic is a graphical Gtk/Gnome frontend to mmusic which is a powerful music collection management system, consisting of a PostgreSQL database, a backend library and (currently two) frontends.
  • GQuiz
    GQuiz is a generic question/answer drilling program.
  • grocget
    grocget helps you shop for groceries faster and more reliably. It can print a master inventory list, as well as an aisle-sorted shopping list.
  • JAdvisor
    JAdvisor is a class scheduler, course planner, and course search program. It also allows college students to view their schedules graphically and create an optimal schedule.
  • K12Admin
    K12Admin is a system for administering student and staff accounts in a Kindergarten to Grade 12 school system. It is designed to maintain Linux servers in individual schools, allowing the staff in each school to maintain their own student and staff accounts while maintaining a homogeneous network throughout the district.
  • Keduca
    Keduca is an educational project to allow the creation and revision of form based test/exams. KEduca supports the idea of a multiple databases with public questions and answers that can be shared throughout users via the internet.
  • KGeography
    KGeography is a geography learning tool.
    LON-CAPA is a learning content and course management system. It is similar to BlackBoard and WebCT in many respects, but with a focus on science and math in higher education.
  • Mister Proper
    Mister Proper is a GNOME tool designed to schedule your cyclic tasks. It will keep track of what you should have done, what you really did, and is able to adjust each task's frequency until the optimal organization is found.
  • Mnemisis
    Mnemisis is a tool for learning and using what is called the 'major' system of mnemonic for remembering numbers. This system involves turning numbers into phonetic sequences and chaining them into words, and vice-versa.
  • nolan
    This is a version of the Nolan-chart quiz, aka "the world's smallest political quiz", for VDTs with color.
  • OpenGrade
    OpenGrade is for teachers to keep track of grades. It can put the students' grade reports on a web server, and allow the students password-protected access to them.
  • QtX3
    QtX3 is a set of user-friendly software to access and manipulate the Intel Play QX3 microscope.
  • Quizzy
    Quizzy is a multiple-choice quiz engine for Linux.
    SITPLUS is a framework whose main goal is to provide ludic-therapeutic activities for people with disabilities.
  • Spotter
    Spotter lets students check their answers to math and science questions. It handles symbolic as well as numerical answers.
  • Tablix
    Tablix is a high school timetable generator written in C. It uses a coarse-grained parallel genetic algorithm to construct sensible timetables from XML formated school information file. It can run on a single host as well as on a heterogenous parallel virtual machine by using MIT's PVM3.
  • VisualOS
    VisualOS is an educational visual simulator of an operating system for GNOME/GTK+. It represents a working operating system visualy allowing the user to select the different algorithms to use for each of the simulated subsystems: CPU, Memory and disk I/O.
  • washerDryer
    washerDryer keeps track of the clothes in your washing machine and dryer, and alerts you when they are ready. Keeps track of up to 10 loads at once, and can alert you in a multitude of ways.
  • Xcave
    Xcave is a manager of cellar with wines, which enables you to hold a calculation of your cellar, to classify your wines by area and name.
  • xoscope
    xoscope is a digital oscilloscope that uses a sound card and/or Radio Shack ProbeScope (Cat. No. 22-310) as the signal input.
  • Yould
    Yould generates pronounceable random words using Markov chains trained on a large body of text. It has multiple pre-trained engines for English, French, German, and others. You can train your own engine or retrain an existing engine to improve it.

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