Statist is a statistics program with an interactive menu that makes it very easy to use. It can also be run in scripts, and large data sets are handled reasonably well even on small machines. In spite of its low overhead, it can do quite a few regression functions and tests. It can produce colorized output, and uses gnuplot to create graphics.
The SWORD Project is an effort to create an ever expanding software package for research and study of God and His Word. Libraries are developed in ANSI-draft standard C++ and currently compile on Linux and in WIN32 environments. Frontends complete and currently under development include commandline tools, gtk, wxGTK, Qt, Gtk--, and WIN32 C++Builder). Addon modules include Bible texts, commentaries, lexicons, and dictionaries in a variety of languages.
Tempest for Eliza is a program that uses your computer monitor to send out AM short wave radio signals. You can then hear computer generated music in your radio. it teaches you that your computer can be observed. Tempest for Eliza works with every monitor, every resolution. you don't have to be root.
Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor is a complete typing course suitable for beginners, advanced typists, adults, and children. It features two games, animated diagrams, comments, progress reports, and much more. It also includes networking capabilities, updated graphics, the ability to import your own music, and password protection for student files.
Manhattan is a Web-based course management system. It includes its own private email system, a variety of discussion groups, assignments, surveys, and grades modules, live chat, facilities for delivering multimedia, and more. Designed for asynchronous Web-based distance learning, Manhattan can also be used to add an online dimension to traditional courses. Manhattan is fully documented.
TINY is a small Linux distribution designed especially for reusing old computers. It has very low demands in terms of hardware capacity, and even a Linux beginner can install it easily. No CD driver is required for installation, even for standalone machines. TINY is GUI capable . As long as your machine can bear it, you can run all available Linux applications on it.