NBD-HTTP is a user-space tool that exposes a file read over HTTP as a local block device by using the network block device support in Linux kernels. Reading data from HTTP is done when needed, with read-ahead and connection reuse. One obvious use is to mount ISO images without having to download everything ahead of time.
This release is based on the Unix port of beta release 2 of BYTE Magazine's BYTEmark benchmark program (previously known as BYTE's Native Mode Benchmarks). The port to Linux/Unix was done by Uwe F. Mayer. Additional changes to the code were made to make the code work with egcs compiler and to make the software packagable. This is a CPU benchmark providing indexes for integer, floating, and memory performance. It is single-threaded and is not designed to measure the performance gain on multi-processor machines.
Some vendors refuses to release specs or even a binary Linux driver for their WLAN cards. ndiswrapper tries to solve this by making a kernel module that can load Ndis (Windows network driver API) drivers. The goal is not to implement all of the Ndis API, but to implement the functions needed to get cards without Linux drivers to work.
neXtgen Povray Editor (XPE) is a graphical editor for Povray based on wxWidgets library. It looks like a modern code editor (like Kdevelop, Netbeans, or Eclipse) but is focused on Povray. It is organized to optimize work space and includes numerous features (nearly all those from Povray's Windows version and many other extra features).
Neatroff is a new implementation of the troff typesetting system. It extends the original troff with utf-8 text encoding support, named environments, long register and macro names, changing of text colors, arbitrary font ligatures and pairwise kerning, bidirectional text rendering, and keshideh line adjustment.