GCompris is an educational software suite with numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. Some of the activities are game-orientated, but nonetheless still educational. These include computer discovery (keyboard, mouse, different mouse gestures), algebra (table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image), science (the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation), geography (place the country on the map), games (chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku), reading practice, and others (learn to tell time, puzzles of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making, etc.). It currently offers in excess of 100 activities, and more are being developed.
PAC provides a GUI to configure SSH and Telnet connections, including usernames, passwords, EXPECT regular expressions, and macros. It is similar in function to SecureCRT or Putty. It is intended for people who connect to many servers through SSH. It can automate logins and command executions.
audio convert is a script that converts between WAV, Ogg, MP3, MPC, FLAC, APE, AAC, and WMA files. It has an easy-to-use interface that makes it possible to fill in the tags for a few formats, copy the tags from input files into the new files, and choose the quality of compression. The script was initially designed for the Nautilus file browser and can be easily installed into Nautilus by using the installer provided with the script. You can then right-click on files and choose "audio-convert" from the "scripts" menu. The script is also known to work on rox or directly from a shell.
GRAVEMAN is a GUI frontend for CD-R tools (cdrecord, readcd, and mkisofs), cdrdao, DVD+RW tools (growisofs and dvd+rw-format), and sox. It allows you to burn audio CDs (from WAV, Ogg, MP3, or FLAC files) and data CDs or DVDs, and allows you to duplicate CDs. You can also import M3U and PTS playlists.
DVD95 is an GNOME application to convert DVD9 to DVD5 (4.7 GB). It needs no additional packages, since embedded versions of vamps and dvdauthor are included. The interface is pretty simple to use. The shrinking factor may be computed for best results, or an adaptive compression ratio method may be used. The DVD can be converted to a file tree or an ISO file. The result can be viewed in xine, vlc, or mplayer. Burning the converted image is done with third party software. The output can either include or omit the menus in the source.
BlueProximity helps add a little more security to the desktop. It does so by detecting a certain Bluetooth device, most likely a mobile phone, and keeping track of its distance. If it is moved away from the computer and the distance is above a certain level (no measurement in meters is possible) for a given time, it automatically locks the desktop (or starts any other shell command wanted). Once away, the computer awaits its master's return: if the device is nearer than a given level for a set time, the computer unlocks without any interaction (or starts any other shell command wanted).