Proprietary Software


I really believe in free software, but there is some non-free software I still use, this is a list of some of that software and how I'm trying to migrate away from it.

Xv

Name Xv
Url http://www.trilon.com/xv/index.html
Description Interactive image manipulation application for X11.

I've been using xv for simple image viewing and manipulation for years, I dont think it's been updated since the turn of the century, but there's still nothing quite like it. Unfortunately xv is shareware, although I hope there is a chance that the author will liberate the source at some point, or perhaps someone will make a gtk+ clone.

I have attempted to switch to other simple image utilities, but none of them compare to xv.

Nvidia Drivers

Name Nvidia Linux Drivers
Url http://www.nvidia.com
Description Nvidia graphics drivers for Linux/X11.

Nvidia provide binary only drivers for their graphics chipset. I generally dont use any of the advanced features of the card, apart from TwinView (for which there is a free replacement), so I really have no excuse not to migrate to the free driver.

Opera

Name Opera Web Browser
Url http://www.opera.com
Description Opera Web Browser for Linux/X11.

IDA Pro

Name IDA Pro Disassembler
Url http://www.datarescue.be
Description Very sophisticated disassembler and debugger for Linux.