HandBrake is a multi-threaded DVD to MPEG-4 ripper and converter. It can encode directly from DVDs (even encrypted ones) or from VIDEO_TS folders. AC3, LPCM, and MPEG audio tracks are supported. The output can be contained in MP4, AVI, or OGM files, and the output audio is encoded in either AAC, MP3, or Vorbis. Other features include support for 2-pass encoding, encoding of two audio tracks, a bitrate calculator, and deinterlacing, cropping, and scaling of the original picture.
rsyncbackup is a handy tool for scheduled backups using rsync. rsyncbackup lets you easily setup multiple source folders and destinations, both locally, on your iPod or external firewire disk, or at a remote destination using ssh. rsyncbackup has no GUI, but is based on editing configuration files. The script is meant to be run in a crontab, so user interaction is not neccesary. Basic terminal skills are required to use the program.
Secure Malloc is a C library for secure memory allocations. When dealing with cryptography, it is important to be able to store keys in secure memory. This library provides functions that can be used in place of the traditional malloc(), realloc(), and free(), but locks the memory into RAM so it cannot be swapped out to disk.
DeskNow WebMessenger is a Jabber/XMPP secure instant messaging server that includes a Web-based IM client. It can be accessed transparently across firewalls, proxies, and NAT, and supports 128-bit SSL encryption. Other features include the support for unlimited virtual domains, a Web-based administration console, and the ability to send broadcast messages and alerts to all users. It is compatible with the most popular Jabber clients, and can run on any OS.