LON-CAPA (The LearningOnline Network with CAPA) is a learning content and course management system. It offers an underlying shared content pool from which instructors across departmental and institutional boundaries can assemble granular learning content for their courses. It has strong assessment capabilities, both formative (homework and in-class using wireless PDAs) and summative (online and bubblesheet exams), with a one-source multiple-target strategy for the content. It offers students portfolio space in which they can stage materials for submission to projects, and provides a number of tools for synchronous and asynchronous student-student and student-faculty communication. LON-CAPA scales well with number of students, as load-balancing is possible across the whole network of servers at participating institutions.
BixData is a cluster management tool that includes monitoring and system administration features. It monitors services (HTTP, ping, POP3, SMTP), performance, and processes. It has a management console for VMWare and Xen that supports multiple virtual machine hosts and guests. It can create critical notifications and send email alerts for any system event (HTTP, ping, CPU, memory, SMART diagnostics, VM stats). A graphical desktop supports real-time dynamic graphs. The runtime agents and server components are lightweight and easy to set up and run.
DirSync is a directory synchronizer that takes a source and destination directory as arguments and recursively ensures that the two directories are identical. It can be used to create incremental copies of large chunks of data. For example, if your file server's contents are in the directory /data, you can make a copy in a directory called /backup with the command "dirsync /data /backup." The first time you run it, all data will be copied. On subsequent runs, only the changed files are copied.
The LTOOLS are a set of command line tools for reading and writing Linux ReiserFS, ext2, and ext3 filesystems from DOS, Windows, Solaris, or Linux. The LTOOLS are useful for dual-boot configurations and system recovery. It features Java-based and .NET graphical interfaces, an Explorer-like interface in a Web browser, and a method of providing remote access to filesystems.
SmartCVS is a full-featured and still easy-to-use CVS client. It contains all needed tools out-of-the- box, so there is no need to install a file compare tool, CVS command line client, or SSH client. It is available in two versions: a free Foundation version and a commercial Professional version. The Professional version contains powerful features like a conflict solver, transaction view, tag browser (including tag/branch structure), and change report (multi-file compare).
Floola is an application to efficiently manage your iPod or your Motorola mobile phone (any model supporting iTunes) under Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. It can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation. It supports all commonly used iPod features including photos, artwork, podcasts, and smart playlists. It automatically converts any incompatible audio or video file so that you can copy almost any file to it. It even allows adding YouTube and MySpace videos with a single click. It also makes it possible to keep your Google calendars synchronized.