FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software) Friday

by Todd Ogasawara

CLIX
The text command line is usually under-appreciated. Even Microsoft recognized it and introduced PowerShell for Windows XP and Vista. However, unless you spent the last decade or more on a UNIX or Linux box (lots of fun, btw), you may not feel comfortable opening Terminal on a Mac to make use of all the power of the command line. Rixstep has a free tool to help you reduce your anxiety and start using the command line with...

CLIX

PhotoInfoEditor
MMI Software's PhotoInfoEditor is a Mac OS X freeware metadata editor that can edit meta-data (latitude and longitude, location, description, and notes) of photo (JPEG/RAW/Tiff) files. FYI: MMI Software has a regularly updated blog where you can pick up useful information about PhotoInfoEditor as well as their other products.

YALE: IDE for Machine Learning and Data Mining
YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is a multi-platform Open Source application that provides a graphical interface for machine learning and data mining. Its feature description page should give you a better idea of what it is capable of.

Ruby 1.8.6
The latest version of the great Ruby scripting language was released on March 12...

Ruby 1.8.6

Ruby is probably best known for being the language used to develop Ruby on Rails. However, the Ruby language itself shouldn't be ignored even if you are already comfortable and productive with other dynamic languages such as Perl or Python.