FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software) Friday

by Todd Ogasawara

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) 2.4 Released
Sat, 27 Oct 2007 22:11:07

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) 2.4 was released on Oct. 24 along with a new look for its web site. It is the first major release since version 2.2 was released in December 2004 (although there were many minor point releases between then and now). Despite GIMP's immense graphic editing capabilities, I've never really been able to get past its idiosyncratic user interface (and never tried GimpShop which attempts to address this issue).

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GimmeSomeTune: iTunes Enhancer
Thu, 25 Oct 2007 22:32:07

Here's a Mac OS X freeware utility from Eternal Storms Softwre to enhance iTunes that I'm planning to try out as soon as my Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard upgrade arrives and is installed.


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Still Waiting for Gmail IMAP4 to be Turned On for My Account
Wed, 24 Oct 2007 22:15:12

IMAP4 has not been turned on for my Gmail account yet. However, if yours has, Google has instructions for configuring your email client at...

Supported IMAP Client List

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Over a Dozen Free Music Making Apps listed on the Making Music blog
Tue, 23 Oct 2007 22:52:35

As a long time musician-composer-wannabe, I found this list on the Making Music blog interesting even though I have never heard of, um, oh, ALL of the free music software listed. So, head over to the blog entry at...

All About Free Music Making Software

...and let us know what you have tried and like.

Google Docs for Mobile Devices
Mon, 22 Oct 2007 22:08:06

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Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT)
Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:56:40

Eclipse isn't just for Java development. You can also download the...

Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT)

...which provides PHP development tools for the Eclipse platform.

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2007-11-02 08:13:51
You might want to double check before you repost things here on Friday. Google announced yesterday that everyone has IMAP now. I know you didn't have it when you originally made that post but it doesn't need to be reposted here on Friday where someone might read it and get the wrong info.


2007-11-02 16:17:59
has anyone else found gmail/imap to be really really slow? i am seriously considering going back to pop...
2007-11-03 23:04:32
GMail IMAP works great on my MacBook Pro with Mail and on my Treo with Chatteremail. I haven't had any issues.