Syncthing

Syncthing

Web site: syncthing.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, BSD, Linux, Solaris, OS X, Windows
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Go
First release: December 2013
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Syncthing – a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers.

Features:
– Private. None of your data is ever stored anywhere else other than on your computers. There is no central server that might be compromised, legally or illegally.
– Encrypted. All communication is secured using TLS. The encryption used includes perfect forward secrecy to prevent any eavesdropper from ever gaining access to your data.
– Authenticated. Every node is identified by a strong cryptographic certificate. Only nodes you have explicitly allowed can connect to your cluster.
– Web GUI. Configure and monitor Syncthing via a responsive and powerful interface accessible via your browser.
– Portable. Works on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and OpenBSD. Run it on your desktop computers and synchronize them with your server for backup.
– Simple. Syncthing doesn’t need IP addresses or advanced configuration: it just works, over LAN and over the Internet. Every machine is identified by an ID. Just give your ID to your friends, share a folder and watch: UPnP will do if you don’t want to port forward or you don’t know how.
– Powerful. Synchronize as many folders as you need with different people.

The project founder is Jakob Borg.

LoquiIM

LoquiIM

Web site: loqui.im
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: Android, FirefoxOS
License: AGPL, Apache, BSD, MIT, MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: July 20, 2013
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LoquiIM – a mobile messaging app that allows users to use their chat accounts from different providers with just one simple interface.
The app is currently available only on Firefox OS and Android through the Firefox Marketplace, and other operating systems may be supported in the future.

LoquiIM currently supports the following providers:
– WhatsApp
– Google Hangouts
– Nimbuzz
– Nokia ovi
– Microsoft Lync
– Any other XMPP/Jabber provider in the world

Waterfox

Waterfox

Web site: www.waterfoxproject.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, XUL
First release: March 27, 2011
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Waterfox – a free and open source web browser based on the Firefox code and optimized for 64 bit machines. Software is designed for 64-bit operating systems and can take advantage of faster RAM and processing speeds and greater stability in 64-bit systems. Waterfox doesn’t sell access to your personal information.

Diffrences between Waterfox and Firefox:
– Disabled Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
– Disabled Web Runtime
– Removed Adobe DRM, Pocket, Telemetry, Data collection and Startup profiling
– Allows running of all 64-bit NPAPI plugins
– Allows running of unsigned extensions
– Removed of Sponsored Tiles on New Tab Page
– Addition of locale selector in about:preferences > General
– Bing as the default search engine
– Cookie prompt

The project developer is Alex Kontos.

Basilisk

Basilisk

Web site: www.basilisk-browser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, XUL
First release: November 17, 2017
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Basilisk – a free and Open Source XUL-based web browser, featuring the well-known Firefox-style interface and operation. It is based on the Goanna layout and rendering engine (a fork of Gecko) and builds on the Unified XUL Platform (UXP), which in turn is a fork of the Mozilla code base without Servo or Rust. Basilisk is primarily a reference application for development of the XUL platform it builds upon, and additionally a potential replacement for Firefox. Basilisk retains the user interface of the Firefox version 29–56 era.

Main features:
– Full support for JavaScript’s ECMAscript 6 standard for modern web browsing.
– Support for all NPAPI plugins (Unity, Silverlight, Flash, Java, authentication plugins, etc.).
– Support for XUL/Overlay Mozilla-style extensions.
– Experimental support for WebExtensions (in gecko-target mode). Please note that some Mozilla-specific WebExtension APIs are not yet available.
– Support for ALSA on Linux.
– Support for WebAssembly (WASM).
– Support for advanced Graphite font shaping features.
– Support for modern web cryptography: up to TLS 1.3, modern ciphers, HSTS, etc.

The project developer is M.C. Straver.

SeaMonkey

SeaMonkey Navigator

SeaMonkey E-mail    SeaMonkey Chatzilla    SeaMonkey Composer    SeaMonkey Address Book

Web site: www.seamonkey-project.org
Category: Network, Office
Subcategory: Web browsers, Email Clients, IRC Clients, HTML Editors
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL, LGPL, MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, JavaScript, XUL, XBL
First release: January 30, 2006
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SeaMonkey – a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite. Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates as well as new features and improvements to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.

SeaMonkey is built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies the highly successful siblings Firefox and Thunderbird. SeaMonkey benefits from the cross-fertilization with these other projects, by gaining (and contributing) new features and the ongoing security updates which are a modern necessity. The Mozilla Foundation provides hosting and legal backing for the SeaMonkey Project.

SeaMonkey is the continuation of the former Mozilla Application Suite, based on the same source code, which itself grew out of Netscape Communicator and formed the base of Netscape 6 and Netscape 7.

The SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite is composed of:
– The Internet browser at the core of the SeaMonkey suite uses the same rendering engine and application platform as its sibling Mozilla Firefox, with popular features like tabbed browsing, feed detection, popup blocking, smart location bar, find as you type and a lot of other functionality for a smooth web experience.
– SeaMonkey Mail and Newsgroups client shares lots of code with Mozilla Thunderbird and features adaptive Junk mail filtering, tags and mail views, web feeds reading, tabbed messaging, multiple accounts, S/MIME, address books with LDAP support and is ready for both private and corporate use.
– An easy-to-use HTML Editor
– The ChatZilla IRC chat application
– Web development tools like a DOM Inspector and a JavaScript debugger
– SeaMonkey can be extended with numerous add-ons that provide additional functionality and customization for a complete Internet experience.

IceCat

IceCat

Web site: www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MPL, GPL, LGPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: 2005 ?
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IceCat (GNU IceCat) – a GNU version of the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) web browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the Firefox source code from the Mozilla project is free software, they distribute and recommend non-free software as plug-ins and addons. Also their trademark license imposes requirements for the distribution of modified versions that make it inconvenient to exercise freedom 3.

GNU IceCat was formerly known as GNU IceWeasel but changed its name in 2008 to avoid confusion with Debian IceWeasel (who was rebranded back to Firefox in 2017 after Debian was being granted special permission from Mozilla).

Important differences between Mozilla’s Firefox and GNU IceCat is that IceCat is focused on freedom and privacy:
– Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) is not implemented
– Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. is not installed in about:addons > Plugins
– The Play DRM-controlled content option has been removed from about:preferences > Content
– WebRTC is enabled like in Firefox but prevent leaking the LAN IP
– The proprietary Mibbit is been removed
– Telemetry is disabled
– DuckDuckGo is the default search engine
– SpyBlock (Adblock Plus fork) to block privacy trackers is installed as default
– Https-Everywhere extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure is installed
– Fingerprinting is a series of techniques allowing to uniquely identify a browser based on specific characterisics of that particular instance, is installed

The binary packages for Windows and macOS requires non-free software, so they are not distributed for those platforms (source code only).

Conkeror

Conkeror

Web site: conkeror.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL, LGPL, MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: JavaScript
First release: ?
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Conkeror – a keyboard-oriented, highly-customizable, highly-extensible web browser based on Mozilla XULRunner, written mainly in JavaScript, and inspired by exceptional software such as Emacs and vi. Conkeror features a sophisticated keyboard system, allowing users to run commands and interact with content in powerful and novel ways. It is self-documenting, featuring a powerful interactive help system.

Conkeror emphasizes Emacs-derived key bindings and keyboard-based browser navigation. Like Emacs, Conkeror makes use of buffers in order to allow multiple pages to remain open at the same time (similar to tabs in traditional browsers). Users can open new buffers and navigate through them using key bindings.

The Conkeror browser can be customized in many ways using JavaScript as the scripting language, much in the way that Emacs uses Emacs Lisp.
Conkeror can block images, scripts, etc originating from servers that match one of conkeror’s adblock patterns.
Conkeror does work (more or less) with Pale Moon browser, which forked from Firefox 24, and maintains the XUL framework.

The project founder is Shawn Betts.

Chromium

Chromium

Web site: www.chromium.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: BSD, GPL, LGPL, MIT, MPL, MS-PL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python
First release: September 2, 2008
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Chromium – an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. Google’s browser Chrome is built from the Chromium source code and the Chromium releases appear essentially similar to recent releases of Google Chrome, bypassing specific additions from Google, the most notable among them are: Google brand, automatic update mechanism, licensing terms, usage tracking, built-in PDF reader and integration with Flash Player. Chromium uses the WebKit engine.

Chromium (Latin: chromium) is the name given to the open-source project and the browser source code released and maintained by the Chromium Project, which is headed by Google developers, with input from community developers. Google’s intention was, as stated in the technical documentation, that Chromium be the name of an open source project and the name of the final product was Chrome. However, other developers have taken the Chromium source code and released versions under the name Chromium.

A part of Chromium, which was authored by Google is released under the BSD license, with other parts subject to other open licenses, including: X11, LGPL, Ms-PL and the three-way license MPL/GPL/LGPL.

Many developers have compiled Chromium’s open source code and made own versions of the web browser under new names, such as: CoolNovo, Comodo Dragon, Flock, Opera, Iron, Min, Rockmelt, SlimJet, Vivaldi.

Firefox

Firefox

Web site: www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Firefox OS, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Rust, XBL, XUL
First release: September 23, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Firefox or Mozilla Firefox (previously: Phoenix, Firebird) – a powerful, extensible web browser with support for modern web application technologies.

Main features:
– anticipates your needs and intuitively provides multiple suggested and previously searched results across your favorite search engines
– easily access shortcuts to search providers including Wikipedia, Twitter and Amazon
– in the Private Browsing mode, Firefox won’t remember any of your history or cookies, but new bookmarks will be saved
– delete your browsing history, passwords and more in a single tap
– choose the private data you want to remove
– the Firefox Account gives you access to your history, bookmarks and open tabs from your desktop on your smartphone and tablet
– safely remembers your passwords across devices so you don’t have to
– intuitive visual and numbered tabs easily let you find content for future reference
– spell checking
– download manager built-in
– smart bookmarks
– video calls
– screen and file sharing by sending a link to each other
– screen shots
– popup-blocking
– tabbed-browsing
– integrated search engine
– privacy features
– automatic updating
– custom themes lets you change the appearance of Firefox
– more functions can be added through add-ons created by third-party developers

Firefox implements many web standards, including HTML4 (almost full HTML5), XML, XHTML, MathML, SVG 2 (partial), CSS (with extensions), ECMAScript (JavaScript), DOM, XSLT, XPath, and APNG (Animated PNG) images with alpha transparency. It uses SSL/TLS to protect communications with web servers using strong cryptography when using the HTTPS protocol.

Firefox has also been ported to FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenIndiana, OS/2, SkyOS, and an unofficial rebranded version called Timberwolf has been available for AmigaOS 4.

Firefox is developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Web site: www.thunderbird.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Rust, XBL, XUL
First release: July 28, 2003
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Thunderbird (previously: Minotaur) – a free, safe, fast, easy to use email client which has lots of features including quick message search, customizable views, support for IMAP/POP, RSS support and more. It lets you manage as many email accounts as you like from one convenient locations. It’s very flexible and can be expanded via plugins that fill any holes in its feature set. Thunderbird also offers support of newsgroup, news feed, and chat (XMPP, IRC, Twitter) client. The vanilla version was not originally a personal information manager (PIM), although the Mozilla Lightning extension, which is now installed by default, adds PIM functionality.

Main features:
– mail account setup wizard
– personalized email addresses
– one-click address book is a quick and easy way to add people to your address book
– attachment reminder
– multiple-channel chat
– tabbed email lets you load emails in separate tabs
– searching the Web without having to leave Thunderbird
– quick filter toolbar
– the search interface in Thunderbird contains filtering and timeline tools
– message archive for archiving old emails
– large files management lets you share large files with Thunderbird Filelink
– skins and add-ons support
– smart folders help you manage multiple email accounts by combining special folders like your Inbox, Sent, or Archive folder
– support for user privacy and remote image protection
– protects you from email scams which try to trick users into handing over personal and confidential information by indicating when a message is a potential phishing attempt
– automated update
– junt mails filtering
– open-source model
– portable version is available

Unofficial ports are available for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OS/2 and eComStation.