7-Zip Archiver 7-Zip is a file archiver with high compression ratio.
Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.
For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
Pre compiled versions available for multiple Linux distros and Macintosh at the developer's site as well as from p7zip (linux/unix version of 7zip) sourceforge project page
DOSBox Probably the best and most important tool if you want to play the Dos classics from the good old past on nowadays computers.
Here's what the developer wrote about it:
The easiest way to use "DOSBox" is to create a desktop icon and simply drag the exe file you want to run to that icon. In that case "DOSBox" will configure itself automatically.
If you want to change the configuration manually (it might be needed to run some games), you can find a tutorial here.
Mac users might want to use Boxer, which makes running DOSBox easier on Mac OS X.
ScummVM "ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!"
ScummVM allows you to play a variety of classic games like:
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
- Day of the Tentacle
- Flight of the Amazon Queen
- Broken Sword 1+2
- Beneath a Steel Sky
- Legend of Kyryndia
- Sam and Max: Hit the Road
- And of course the...
Turbo Software "Turbo Switch". Set the effective CPU speed 1-100%
of full speed. All programs now run at this reduced speed.
Useful for following situations:
- A program with CPU timing loops needs to be slowed down.
- Software being debugged needs to be slowed down, to see details of graphic output sequence.
- Software needs to be tested under adverse load, or performance evaluated for slower CPU.
Double-click Turbo.EXE to start.
Grundislav's self description:
"The tiny village of Smailholm, Scotland has seen better days. Recently, two little girls have been murdered. Their bodies were found in the woods with odd markings on them, leading the locals to listen to superstition and blame witches. A girl has been accused and put in the town jail, but she seems innocent. In what may be his toughest case yet, Ben must figure out what happened to the children and discover if the... (read more)