Emacs 23 is out!

“After only 2 years since the previous version, now emacs 23 .1 is available. It brings many new features, of which the support for anti-aliased fonts on X may be the most visible. Also, there is support for starting emacs in the background, so you can pop up new emacs windows in the blink of an eye. There are many other bigger and smaller improvements, including support for D-Bus, Xembed, and viewing PDFs inside emacs. And not to forget, M-x butterfly. You can get emacs 23 from ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/ or one of its mirrors; alternatively, there are binary packages available, for example from Ubuntu PPA.”

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For the young readers, emacs is the oldest Open Source project out of there. And it has a lot to teach to the other integrated developement environments!

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Helium

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Helium is a functional programming language (a subset of Haskell) and a compiler designed especially for teaching. The main developers and initiators are Arjan van IJzendoorn, Rijk Jan van Haaften, Bastiaan Heeren and Daan Leijen. Currently, Jurriaan Hage, Bastiaan Heeren and Arie Middelkoop maintain the compiler and associated tools. For more information about Helium contact us.

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TrueCrypt – Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

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Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux

Main Features:

Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.

Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.

Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed pre-boot authentication.

Encryption is automatic, real-time on-the-fly and transparent.

Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted.

Provides plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password:

Hidden volume steganography and hidden operating system.

Encryption algorithms: AES-256, Serpent, and Twofish. Mode of operation: XTS.

Further information regarding features of the software may be found in the documentation.

What is new in TrueCrypt 6.2a released June 15, 2009

Statistics number of downloads

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