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Christian Schranz: Link Collection

Collection of Links - copied from Prof. Egor P. Popov's (1913 - 2001) old website (now offline)

Computer News

  • Slashdot News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.

Engineering/Math Software

GIS Software and Data

  • OpenMap OpenMap package is a JavaBeans based programmer's toolkit for manipulating geospatial information.
  • Grass (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is an open source Geographical Information System (GIS) with raster, topological vector, image processing, and graphics production functionality.
  • NIMA National Imagery and Mapping Agency.
  • IGMAS Interactive Gravity and Magnetic Application System: a 3D Gravity and Magnetic Modeling Program.
  • Free Topo Foundation
  • GMSL
  • OpenGIS

Database Management System (DBMS)

  • PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL is a robust, next-generation, Object-Relational DBMS (ORDBMS), derived from the Berkeley Postgres database management system. While PostgreSQL retains the powerful object-relational data model, rich data types and easy extensibility of Postgres, it replaces the PostQuel query language with an extended subset of SQL. (SQL stands for Structured Query Language and is usually pronounced sequel .)
  • MySQL
    MySQL is a multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. SQL is the most popular database language in the world. MySQL is a client/server implementation that consists of a server daemon mysqld and many different client programs and libraries.

Documentation Tool

  • StarOffice is a MS Office like freeware for Unix and Windows.
  • teTeX is a complete TeX distribution for UNIX-compatible/Linux systems (ftp site)
  • LaTeX2HTML converts LaTeX documents to HTMLs in just one command
  • LyX A GUI document-preparation system built on top of LaTeX.

About Linux

Linux is an engineer's ideal workbench. It is an Unix-compatible multi-user, preemptive multi-tasking, multi-processor, and virtual memory OS. Better yet, it is free and even comes with full source code. Among the items included in a typical full Linux distribution are the operating system, the X Free86 X Windows package, TeX, the GNU compilers for C, C++, Objective C, FORTRAN 77 (g77), f2c, p2c, AWK, Perl, Tcl/Tk, sccs, rcs, cvs, make, byacc, GNU Bison, flex, curses, C libraries, GNU common LISP, TCP/IP networking, SLIP/PPP, IP accounting, firewalls, autoconfig, Postgres SQL, Java kernel support, BSD sendmail, cnews, nn, tin, trn, inn, pine, fvwm95, lesstif, and the Apache HTTP server and the Arena, Lynx, Netscape Web browsers. And many many more. It is very stable, it can run for months without crash. The only time that you need to shut it down is for installation of new hardware or system software.

About FreeBSD

The most powerful Unix server available on PC-compatibles. It is based on 4.4 BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution).

About NetBSD

The NetBSD Project is a collective volunteer effort to produce a freely available and redistributable UNIX-like operating system based on Berkeley BSD.

About OpenBSD

The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system.

GUI (Graphical User Interface) Tool Kits

Stress Relief

Stressed out? Read on ...

  • What do you think, my friend?
    "Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe simply because it has been handed down for many generations. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is written in Holy Scriptures. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of Teachers, elders or wise men.
    Believe only after careful observation and analysis, when you find that it agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all. Then accept it and live up to it."
  • Zen stories to tell your neighbors
    An old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. "Such bad luck," they said sympathetically. "May be," the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. "How wonderful," the neighbors exclaimed. "May be," replied the old man. The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. "May be," answered the farmer. The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son's leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. "May be," said the farmer.

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