WinSCP

WinSCP

Web site: winscp.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: March 2000
Rating:  star  star  star

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WinSCP (Windows Secure Copy) – an open source free SFTP client, FTP client, WebDAV client, S3 client and SCP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.

Features:
– Graphical user interface (screenshots)
– Translated into many languages
– Integration with Windows (drag&drop, URL, shortcut icons, jump list)
– All common operations with files
– Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH and FTP and WebDAV and S3 protocols
– Batch file scripting and command-line interface and .NET assembly for advanced programming tasks
– Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
– Integrated text editor
– Shares site settings with PuTTY
– Support for password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
– Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication with SSH
– Explorer and Commander interfaces
– Optionally protects stored site information with master password
– Optionally supports portable operation using a configuration file in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media

The project started in 2000 and was hosted by the University of Economics in Prague.
The project developer is Martin Přikryl.

Argentum Backup

Argentum Backup

Web site: www.argentuma.com/backup.html
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Windows
License: Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: October 2000
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Argentum Backup – a small backup program that lets you easily back up your documents and folders. It safely protects you from accidental deletes, overwrites, and viruses. Backups are stored in Zip files and can be created both manually and automatically (on the schedule).

The product includes a number of backup templates to back up Windows registry, Windows desktop, Outlook folders, e-mail messages, and database of your favorite messenger: ICQ, MSN, Yahoo!, AOL. Argentum Backup is ideal for unattended, automatic backups; just set it up once and forget about it. Once you have its scheduling agent activated, you always have a backup copy of your data.

Argentum Backup is designed to be suitable for both beginners and advanced users. Advanced features include powerful stacking, file masks, different backup strategies, strong encryption, and more. Argentum Backup is ergonomical and easy to use; small and fast, taking just a little of system resources

The application is created by Argentum, a middle-sized, privately owned company, founded in 1995.

Cobian Backup

Cobian Backup

Web site: www.cobiansoft.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Delphi
First release: 2000
Rating:  star  star  star

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Cobian Backup – a file-backup program that can be used to make automatic backups for your directories and files.

Cobian Backup can be run as a service or as a regular application. It can backup to some other location in the same computer, to the network and even to an FTP server. The program supports compression and encryption.

Features/supports:
– Unicode
– FTP connection
– compression ZIP, SQX, 7z
– encryption Blowfish, Rijndael, DES, RSA-Rijndael
– incremental and differential backup
– saving backups to CD, DVD, USB memory stick, a hard drive (internal or external)
– long file names (32,000 characters)

The project founder is Luis Cobian of Umeå University.

The application has been sold in 2013 to James Sweeney, who is the new owner of all new versions of the program (after version 11).

Surfraw

Surfraw

Web site: gitlab.com/surfraw/Surfraw
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: Public Domain
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Bourne shell
First release: July 2000
Rating:  star  star

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Surfraw – a fast unix command line interface to a variety of popular WWW search engines and other artifacts of power. It reclaims google, altavista, babelfish, dejanews, freshmeat, research index, slashdot and many others from the false-prophet, pox-infested heathen lands of html-forms, placing these wonders where they belong, deep in unix heartland, as god loving extensions to the shell.

Surfraw abstracts the browser away from input. Doing so lets it get on with what it’s good at. Browsing. Interpretation of linguistic forms is handed back to the shell, which is what it, and human beings are good at. Combined with netscape-remote or incremental text browsers, such as links links, w3m, and screen a Surfraw liberateur is capable of navigating speeds that leave GUI tainted idolaters agape with fear and wonder.

The project developer is Julian Assange.

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
Rating:  star  star

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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
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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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 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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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
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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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
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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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
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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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.