Netrik

Netrik

Web site: netrik.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Hurd, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: cli
Programing language: ?
First release: 2000
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Netrik – an advanced and simplistic text-mode WWW browser, similar to w3m or Lynx, focusing on a convenient user interface.

Netrik is Free Software published under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 3.0 (or later), which essentially states that you can do anything with the program and its source code, as long as the result passes on the same freedoms.

Netrik runs on GNU-based systems such as GNU/Linux and GNU Hurd; and with a little extra effort, probably also on other modern UNIX-like systems.

Netrik has quite limited functionality compared to some other text mode browsers, confining its usefulnes as a generic web browser — however, it does come with some unique features too, which often make it more convenient to use in cases where it does work. (Mostly documentation in HTML format; and also some select sites on the internet, such as certain news sites for example.)

K-Melon

K-Melon

Web site: kmeleonbrowser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 21, 2000
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K-Melon – an extremely fast, customizable, lightweight web browser based on the Gecko layout engine developed by Mozilla which is also used by Firefox. K-Meleon is Free, Open Source software released under the GNU General Public License and is designed specifically for Microsoft Windows (Win32) operating systems.

K-Meleon allows you to use your existing Internet Explorer Favorites or Opera Hotlist in place of or along with Netscape/Mozilla’s Bookmarks system.
It offers a convenient way to manage the many sites you may visit during a browsing session.

Mouse gestures are now a common staple among alternative browsers. Through the mouse gestures plugin, K-Meleon offers a quick, easy way to navigate the web by right-clicking on a page while sliding your mouse left or right to go back or forward.

K-Meleon comes equipped with a Popup Blocking feature that blocks these popups and also allows you to quickly enable popups at a particular site.

It is one of the simplest browsers to skin and all of its images can be changed to your liking.
K-Meleon’s unique macros plugin greatly expands its features and capabilities.

Balsa

Balsa

Web site: pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: 2000 ?
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Balsa – an e-mail client for GNOME, highly configurable and incorporating all the features you would expect in a robust mail client.

Features
– Support for local mailbox formats: mbox, maildir, mh
– Allows nested mailboxes (see this screenshot)
– Support for POP3 and IMAP mail access protocols
– Printing
– Spell Checking
– Multi-threaded mail retrevial (optional)
– MIME support (view images inline, save parts)
– Supports SMTP and/or use of local MTA, ie. Sendmail
– Address Book that integrates with GnomeCard
– Highly configurable
– Active, open development (see the mailing list page)
– Multiple character sets for composing and reading messages
– Allows file attachments to outgoing messages
– GPG/OpenPGP mail signing and encryption

gtk-gnutella

gtk-gnutella

Web site: gtk-gnutella.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: p2p clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, GTK+
First release: April 169, 2000
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gtk-gnutella – a server/client for the Gnutella peer-to-peer network. It runs on Microsoft Windows, MacOS and every Unix-like system which supports GTK+ (1.2 or above). The GNOME desktop environment is not required. It is currently developed and tested under Linux (Debian) as well as NetBSD. It is known to run at least on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Darwin, Solaris, Tru64 UNIX (OSF/1), SGI IRIX, BeOS whereas CPU architectures include x86, AMD64, PowerPC, SPARC, MIPS. And of course Microsoft Windows (XP at least).

gtk-gnutella is free open-source software and released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

The main features are:
– Share files on the Gnutella network (Shareaza, Limewire, BearShare…)
– Compressed Gnutella connections
– Compressed UDP traffic (negotiated)
– TLS support for Gnutella and HTTP connections
– Simultaneous downloading of files from multiple hosts (swarming)
– Passive searches
– Searching by urn:sha1: and magnet:
– Searching by media type (audio, video, image, document, archive)
– “What’s New?” queries to find stuff made recently available in your Gnutella neighbourhood
– Lookup for partial files
– Automatic aquisition of additional sources via download mesh and watching searches
– Powerful filtering engine
– Bandwidth management/limiting
– HTTP request pipelining to lower download latency
– UPnP and NAT-PMP support
– Distributed Hash Table (DHT) to find alternate locations and push-proxies
– Unicode support for handling non-ASCII filenames and queries
– A lot of settings
– A lot of statistics

The project developers are Raphael Manfredi and Richard Eckart.

Evolution

Evolution

Web site: wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution
Category: Network
Subcategory: E-mail Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, GTK+
First release: May 10, 2000
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Evolution (previously: Novell Evolution and Ximian Evolution) – a personal information management application that provides integrated mail, calendar and address book applications from the Evolution Team.

Main functions are:
– support for multiple e-mail accounts
– virtual folders (sorting messages according to given criteria)
– mail search engine
– an unwanted mail filter that uses SpamAssassin or BogoFilter
– high security (SSL, TLS, PGP and other certificates)
– vCard and LDAP support
– support for palmtops
– calendar (also support for online calendars)
– reminder
– to-do list
– notebook
– integration of the calendar with the address book (automatic adding of birth)
– support for IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Exchange and other protocols
– mailing list support (NNTP protocol)
– RSS support

Evolution has a built-in support for groupware servers Novell GroupWise and Kolab, and with help of a free plug-in Novell Connector can also work with Microsoft Exchange (version 2000 or newer). There is also a plugin to work with OpenGroupware.org. Coordination of tasks with other network users is done through the open network protocol of iCalendar.

Sylpheed

Sylpheed

Web site: sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL, LGPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, GTK+
First release: January 1, 2000
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Sylpheed – a simple, lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use e-mail client which provides intuitive user-interface. Sylpheed is also designed for keyboard-oriented operation, so Sylpheed can be widely used from beginners to power users.

The e-mail client runs on many systems such as Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like systems and uses GTK+ GUI toolkit. The newest version of Sylpheed works with GTK+ 2.4 or later (2.6 or later is recommended).

Main features are:
– Simple, beautiful, and well-polished user interface
– Comfortable operationality which is built in detail
– Well-organized, easy-to-understand configuration
– Lightweight operation
– High reliability with one-mail-corresponding-to-one-file format
– Extensibility by plug-in faculty
– Powerful filtering and search
– Junk mail control
– Security features (GnuPG, SSL/TLSv1)
– Various protocols support
– Internationalization and Multilingualization support
– High-level Japanese processing
– Flexible cooperation with external commands

Sylpheed is a free software distributed under the GNU GPL (the library part is GNU LGPL). You can freely use, modify and redistribute it under the license.

The project developer is Yamamoto Hiroyuki.