GNU grep is based on a fast lazy-state deterministic matcher (about twice as fast as stock Unix egrep) hybridized with a Boyer-Moore-Gosper search for a fixed string that eliminates impossible text from being considered by the full regexp matcher without necessarily having to look at every character. The result is typically many times faster than Unix grep or egrep.
cdrtools (formerly cdrecord) creates home-burned CDs/DVDs with a CDR/CDRW/DVD/BluRay recorder. It works as a burn engine for several applications. It supports CD/DVD/BD recorders from many different vendors; all SCSI-3/mmc- and ATAPI/mmc-compliant drives should also work. Supported features include IDE/ATAPI, parallel port, and SCSI drives; audio CDs, data CDs, and mixed CDs; full multi-session support; CD-RWs, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, BD-R/BD-RE; and TAO, DAO, RAW, and human-readable error messages. cdrtools includes remote SCSI support and can access local or remote CD/DVD/BD writers.
Portslave is a RADIUS client that acts as a Getty replacement that is used to create dialup access servers. It uses the RADIUS protocol to authenticate from a remote RADIUS server which contains the actual user account information. It primarily is for PPP access, but also works with other protocols and services.
NetPlug is an extensible multi-connections, multi-protocol, network client program, written in pure Tcl/Tk. Includes a complete Irc client plug in that you should love if you like IrcII 'classic' look & feel (plus customizable style/colors scheme, sound,... Now includes full DCC support (with GUI), ircII like aliases and improved scripting (Tcl!), keywords (your nick...) highlighting, and more
dave's cd player (dcd) is a simple command-line CD player. It plays CDs, loops (sequences of) tracks, plays tracks at random, and so on. Its a full featured, but simple-to-use CD player. It supports libmusicbrainz (musicbrainz.org) for CD information if desired, yet remains one of the leanest CD players out there.
The WWWOFFLE programs simplify World Wide Web browsing from computers that use intermittent (dialup) connections to the Internet. It is a simple proxy server with special features for use with dial-up Internet links. It makes it possible to browse Web pages and read them without having to remain connected. There are too many features to mention, but they include privacy control, cookie/advert blocking, efficient bandwidth usage by specifying intervals between refreshes, options to monitor pages regularly, recursive fetching, HTML cleaning, highlighting of cached links, indexes of cached pages, searching of cached pages, and many more.