Get all installed software on Windows 10 with Python 3 and WMI.

This is very basic and I’d lie if I said I hadn’t tried looping through the registry for 64/32 bit, but this works great and isn’t missing entries. I deliver this in a web page making it easy to do look ups on most machines in my org. Tweak as you need, add some error […]

Linux IDE list with GUI designers.

If you are looking to develop GUI applications on Linux but don’t really want the tediousness of hand coding the interface, below are a few options. Many of these tools also run on Windows and/or Mac and can compile for all three platforms.

Installing Cinelerra GG on Pop or Ubuntu 18.10.

If you want the latest Cinelerra GG on 18.10 you’ll need to trick the system. If you’re not comfortable you can always wait. First thing is first, add the PPA. This will cause an error, but we will fix that so ignore it. Type each command in the terminal: sudo apt-add-repository \ https://cinelerra-gg.org/download/pkgs/ub18 Open the […]

Linux Terminal “Cli Application list.

If you really love the terminal and can’t get enough here is a list of programs that should make you smile. Linux comes packed with so many command line tools already; you can do just about anything without the GUI, but what if you want more? Maybe some of these programs are for you. Many […]

Compiled PDF List of the best Linux Software of 2018.

At least in my opinion. 🙂 Yes, it’s a PDF – I’m too lazy to sit here and format HTML. Download as PDF Check the hash before opening. SHA1: 65ba078feae3226c523541a26e97c3ee73c08544 Anything you think should be here or if you need help finding something, leave a comment.

Linux for Graphic Artists and Designers: A real world setup.

I know a lot of Linux and software bloggers write often about the “Photoshop killers this” and the “best Linux/open source that” but I want to add my two cents as a long time Linux and open source user – early nineties to present – who does graphic design. I’m also not gaining financially to […]

Krita and the accidental painting.

It has been a long time since I checked out Krita. I Painted this in Krita 3.1.1 on Mac Yosemite, versions for Windows as well and of course Linux; all are free. The bird took about six hours, give or take, and the program was not shut down for two days. I had one lock […]

Linux like Package Management for Windows and Mac

Package managers for installing open software. These gives you Linux like package management similar to Linux apt, zypper, yum, etc… Windows: https://chocolatey.org/install Mac: http://brew.sh/ Brew GUI https://www.cakebrew.com/

Install Virtuoso 6.1.6 for use with Python 3 on LinuxMint 18

Install the following from the Software Manager (use apt if you prefer): Virtuoso-opensource Virtuoso-server Virtuoso-vad-conductor Virtuoso-vad-isparql Virtuoso-vsp-startpage Virtuoso-opensource-6.1 Virtuoso-opensource-6.1-bin Virtuoso-opensource-61-common Unixodbc Libvirtodbc0 Download zip and Install PyODBC from https://github.com/maparent/pyodbc/tree/v3-virtuoso Unzip, cd into the expended folder, then type: $ sudo python setup.py build install Add the following in the odbc.ini: $ sudo nano /etc/odbc.ini Add the […]