LCARS GUI on Windows!

I have discovered the program LCARS24 on SourceForge, which is a 32-bit DPMI interface for DOS-based laptops/PCs. It installs in the root drive of your computer and runs an LCARS interface like from Star Trek when called, containing over a dozen programs and many, many data displays. I’ve managed to get it to run nicely on Windows XP, though I hear your mileage may vary depending on your hardware. I like it, and the SFML markup used by the program to create LCARS data displays shows quite a bit of promise. It’s reasonably intuitive, and the program supports screenshots, so…

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Web Analytics? Nah! Hard Drive Analytics, Yeah!

As long as we’re on the subject of SourceForge freeware, I’d like to mention another program I found out about. It’s WinDirStat, and it’s freeware. It allows you to visualize all your drives using nested boxes. You let it scan your disk and it presents you with a graphical representation of all the files and folders, plus percentages in a directory list. It’s really great. With my 30GB HD, it took about 15-20 seconds to scan the whole thing. Try it out! WinDirStat [via Lifehacker]

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FireFTP vs. FileZilla

I have been using the FireFTP XUL application for months now. It is a Firefox extension written by Mime Čuvalo that is a really good FTP client. And it’s integrated with Firefox. Since then I was poking around on the Internet, looking actually for Notepad++ (the programmer’s editor) on SourceForge. In one of my searches I found FileZilla. Now here is a real FTP client. FireFTP was good, but it was unable to use SFTP (that I could find), so connecting to Web storage at the University of Minnesota, where I have 20MB of space, was not an option. They…

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Mozilla Firefox: Absolutely the…

…Best Browser Ever! Mozilla Firefox has taken the browser market by storm, generating hundreds of millions of downloads, thousands of extensions and themes, and stalwart support by millions of users worldwide. Since its release, Firefox has steadily gained browser market share (the percentage of users using a given browser). It has now eaten away over 15% of MSIE’s share. If there is any shred of usefulness in you, please download this browser. I can guarantee you will have a better browsing experience (install the IETab extension for best results; it provides an IE rendering engine in a tab to make…

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Freenigma: Free PGP Encryption for Webmail

At the beginning of the month, I about an Internet radio service called Pandora. Now, I’m going to blog about something completely different. I discovered a service called Freenigma, and it provides free PGP encryption for anyone with a webmail account from a major provider (Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo!, etc.). All you need is an account, one of these email addresses, and Mozilla Firefox (because Freenigma uses a browser extension to display the toolbar; IE support is under development). So, you sign up for an invitation at www.freenigma.com. You wait for a while, up to a few days. They’ll send you…

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LCARS Shell Attempts

I just tried a program called LOSS (LCARS Operating System Shell) 2005. It was pretty disappointing (though you can try it at http://www.lcarsdeveloper.com/downloads.php). There were three applications: Alarm Clock, Tik Tac Toe, and Command Prompt, the last of which did not work very well. I think this program has a long way to go, though what has been developed looks promising. Update (01/18/2008): It’s been a long time since this post, but if you’re still looking for an LCARS GUI, there’s always . That was months ago, but I’m in the habit of updating my old posts now.

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