distributed.net is a loosely knit group of computer users from all of the world that is taking up challenges requiring lots of computing power (most notably the RC5, DES, and OGR cracking contests). It is simple to participate in the challenges by downloading and running their client software (which uses idle CPU time to complete its tasks).
Gri is an extensible plotting program designed for scientists. It can draw x-y plots, contour plots, and image plots, and has rudimentary programming capabilities. Output is PostScript. Gri is not mouse driven, nor GUI-based; it is a language. Users regard it as an analogue to the LaTeX document formatting language: users gain considerable power, at the price of a moderate learning curve.
tal aligns common characters at the ends of lines. This is especially useful for making long C macro definitions look nice or for repairing "broken" comment boxes. tal works on any kind of common ending, which it autodetects. Intended as, but not limited to being, a filter program ("plug-in") for text editors.
Atari800 is an Atari 8-bit computer (400, 800, and XL and XE series) and Atari 5200 game system emulator for DOS, Windows, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, and Linux/UNIX. It includes support for Atari cartridge ROMs, popular Atari disk images files, running Atari binaries directly from the host system, and accessing the host filesystem from within the emulated Atari.
The c-tree Plus embedded database engine offers developers several APIs that provide low-level routines, ISAM-level control, and higher-level interfaces. c-tree Plus is distributed in complete C source, has been ported to 100+ environments and includes a robust database Server SDK. It can be used to develop single user and peer-to-peer applications, or the client-side for applications using FairCom's database server, the c-tree Server.
The c-tree Server is FairCom's multi-threaded, low-maintenance database server. It supports heterogeneous networks and lets dissimilar clients attach concurrently to any single or combination of c-tree Servers. Portability is afforded through over 30 supported platforms and 5+ supported communication protocols. c-tree Servers are easy to set up and require no system tuning or DBA. Additionally, FairCom offers a Server Side Development System, allowing developers to build their own application-specific database server.
dbf is an easy-to-use command line tool to show and convert the content of dBASE III, IV, and 5.0 files, as well as of FoxBase and Visual FoxPro. It reads xBASE-compatible databases and prints the content to the screen or converts it to comma-separated (*.csv) files which can be opened in Excel, StarOffice, and most other spread sheets. It can also be used to show some statistics about the content.