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Pick of the Bunch: Command line Twitter Clients
Twitter is an extremely popular social network. Twitter, at its most basic, is a series of short online statements or 'tweets'. Twitter forces the writer to be extremely succinct - with only 140 characters (including spaces) to make each announcement.

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Nero Linux
(commercial) Nero Linux is a flexible graphical application to assist in burning writable CDs and DVDs in many formats. It supports all types of internal and external recorders that are supported by the API of the established Nero application for Windows. It features kernel optimizations for both 2.4 and 2.6 kernels, digital audio extraction, FreeDB support, and USB hotplugging. Video editing capabilities are not yet included. Read more


  • bbs100
    bbs100 is a BBS in the style of DOC and/or YAWC. DOC is a style that remotely resembles Citadel. bbs100 features over 1000 simultaneous users, automatic name extension, and customizable login/logout notification messages.
  • CrashMail II
    CrashMail II is a Fidonet tosser that can handle JAM and *.msg, and has a built-in AreaFix.
  • Daydream
    Daydream is an X-style bulletin board system (BBS) software for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.
  • DBOX
    DBOX is a free BBS package available since 1996. It supports a large number of message formats such as RFC/UUCP, ZConnect, Janus/Janus2, Alphabox, and GSbox. It is designed for large installations and includes a WWW-package with Email/HTML Gateway, HTML online shop, supports POP3/IMAP4 and personal homepages with HTTP/FTP upload.
  • Falken
    Falken is a multi-user BBS system. It has the capabilities found in traditional DOS BBS packages.
  • falmsg
    falmsg is a small utility that was designed for other sysops that are running the Falken BBS for Linux.
  • FEddy
    FEddy is a fidonet tosser, reader and mail-editor which is based on ncurses.
    FIDOGATE is a Fido-Internet gateway and a Fido tosser. The gateway converts between the worlds of Fido NetMail/EchoMail (or FTNs, Fido Technology Networks in general) and the UNIX mail/news system.
  • flooBB
    flooBB is an easy-to-use bulletin board system that does not rely on an external database. It simply uses text files to store the data and is optimized for speed.
  • gtermix
    gtermix is a gtk+ telnet client intended for calling BBSes. It utilizes a custom VGA textmode emulating terminal widget that allows it to accurately render bulletin board systems as they were in DOS terminal programs.
  • ifmail
    Ifmail is a set of FidoNet compatible transport and gateway programs, running on multiple U*IX platforms (Linux, FreeBSD, SCO, SVR4, SunOS and others). In cooperation with typical U*IX e-mail and netnews packages, it allows to make a FidoNet node (or point) on a machine running U*IX.
  • LXPoint
    LXPoint is a package which contains the FEddy and the ifcico binaries, including a setup script, which allows a Linux beginner to set up FEddy.
  • MBSE Bulletin Board System (BBS)
    MBSE BBS is a full Fidonet-capable ANSI BBS package including a mailer (ifcico clone), tosser, ticfile processor, filefind, and other utilities. It supports fully configurable ANSI menus, multiple languages, IEMSI, standard file transfer protocols, and native Linux doors. The mailer supports the FTS-0001, YooHoo/2U2, EMSI protocols over modem, and the TCP/IP Binkp and IFC protocols, Zedzap, Zmodem, Telink, and Hydra file transfer protocols. Full FTN mail support, including automatic routing for hub and host systems, is included. A Fidonet/Internet gateway is also built-in. The internal mail format is JAM (c) messagebase, and there is full tic file support, including extended tic files.
  • mconv
    mconv is a fully functional BBS working as an overlay on top of the UNIX file system. Includes several utilities for the conversion of Monochrome BBS attributes to plain text, ANSI colour text and HTML.
  • Phmap
    Phmap is a "war dialer" used for detecting which phone numbers in a list have an active carrier signal. An example use of this program is detecting which local BBS servers still exist.
  • QFE
    QFE is Full Featured FTN Message Editor with graphical interface written on C++/Qt. All operations with FIDO message base uses fidoconfig and smapi packages from husky project.
  • Quickie Teleconference
    Quickie Teleconference is a Falken BBS module with all the common features found in a regular teleconference.
  • retroBBS
    retroBBS is a small but functional Perl script that provides a simple, MySQL based, console-based message board. The idea behind this program was to provide console users some kind of BBS without the need for a Web server and a console browser like lynx. It currently offers only basic functionality.
  • RNtrack
    RNtrack is a mail tracker/router for FidoNet-like networks. It has support for a popular message bases: MSG, PKT, Squish and JAM. Perl-scripting support makes it very flexible.
  • Sjinn
    Sjinn is an RS-232 data acquisition & control. Intuitive cmd-line Linux serial communications designed for RS232 devices & modules: Temperature, humidity, A/D, D/A, digital indicators, multimeters, scales, etc. Suitable for use in scripts, R.A.D., or cmdln diags.
  • Sukiyaki
    Sukiyaki visually organizes replies in threads so that it is clear who the reply is sent to.
  • termix
    Termix is a Linux telnet client designed for calling telnet BBSes. It is aims to behave as DOS terminals did; with proper ANSI parsing, scrolling, and character sets -- all in a DOS terminal-like application.
  • Turquoise SuperStat
    Turquoise SuperStat reads the contents of a Fidonet message area in one of its supported formats or Usenet news groups and creates toplists over massive quoters, senders, original content per message, Fidonet nets (Fidonet only), Internet topdomains, receivers (Fidonet only), subjects, and used software, as well as graphs over posting by weekday and time of day. It supports Squish, *.MSG, FDAPX/w, JAM, MyPoint, and tanstaafl's message area base format, as well as Usenet news groups over NNTP or in news spools. Command line and GUI versions are included.
  • VMatik
    VMatik is a free BBS software for Linux. It's available as a source distribution, under GNU Public License.
  • Welcome2L
    Welcome2L ( Welcome to Linux ) is a little program that may run at login time to produce a BBS like ANSI login logo. It's very similar to Linux-Logo. But where Linux_Logo intends to be portable, Welcome2L intends to produce the best looking ANSI screens by making full usage of PC graphic characters.

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