Back4Sure - backup copies of your documents, pictures, music, videos and anything you find valuable
GIMP - open source Photoshop like photo editing, photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring program
LibreOffice - open-source office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office files
Linux Mint - latest version of the open source modern, elegant and comfortable Linux operating system
Microsoft Sway - next generation free PowerPoint replacement program that will help you make your presentations better
Pale Moon - a fast and stable Open Source alternative to the standard Firefox browser
Back4Sure is a freeware program for making backup copies of your documents, pictures, music, videos and anything you find valuable.
The files to copy may be distributed all over your computer, even on different drives. And all the files you've selected for backup will be copied into a specified target directory. The folder with the drive letter of the source drive and the directory structure will be automatically created in the target directory, so all your files will be stored correctly and easy to find. In this process, Back4Sure will only copy files that have changed since the last backup, so even a large number of files is backed up as fast as possible.
You can use a USB flash drive, a second hard drive or a network share as a backup target. With the built-in compression of Back4Sure, you can save space and especially on flash disks lots of time when you make a backup of thousands of files.
Back4Sure does not use a proprietary file format to store your data. All files are simply copied or alternatively stored in standardized Zip or 7Zip containers. This way you don't need Back4Sure to get your files back, your file manager will do the job!
Additionally, Back4Sure has an option to clean up the target directory. With this option, you can remove orphaned files, that only exist in the target directory but do not have corresponding source files anymore.
GIMP is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. Portable version also available.
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert-quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image-manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.
Gimp has an extensive registry of plugins available to help you customize, edit and automate your image tasks.
LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office files. Since it's an open-source software, the program is continually updated and at no charge to you.
LibreOffice offers six programs that will feel instantly familiar to you if you've used Office before. Writer, Calc, and Impress are equivalent to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. LibreOffice also includes drawing, database and equation programs, too. On top of these, there are plenty of extensions and templates you can add to give the program more features
Even better, as we said, LibreOffice can open and edit the documents you made in Office and can save new files in Office formats. LibreOffice is also compatible with the most popular document formats, not just Office documents. It's also compatible with OpenDocument Format (ODF) and you can even sign PDF documents without having to involve your printer!
The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.
Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people.
Some of the reasons for the success of Linux Mint are:
Microsoft's PowerPoint presentations are so popular that every other presentation software looks almost exactly like it. You've got slides with words, graphs, pictures, videos and backgrounds that fade from one to the other.
Microsoft has a better presentation software that's a bit under-loved. So, Microsoft is giving it away Sway for free (Note: Get Sway before it gets too popular. Once it does, Microsoft will likely start charging for it).
Sway makes PowerPoint charts and graphs seem like Stone Age wall etchings. Sway presentations come alive.
There are charts and text, of course. But you can add moving elements like GIFs and maps. You can embed YouTube videos, and you can pull in Twitter tweets and video Vines.
Unlike old PowerPoint presentations, Sway will help you make your presentations better. It'll give you suggestions for links to include. It'll recommend images, videos, social media posts and other content to add to your presentation.
Plus, if you've ever used a Web design template like those on WordPress, you can use Sway's Remix feature to swap out and switch designs. Just play around and make those once-dull presentations start to pop.
Check out Microsoft's two-minute Sway tutorial video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8WOSQ-z6VA
Pale Moon is a fast and stable Open Source alternative to the standard Firefox browser.
It is essentially an optimized version of Mozilla's browser that actually retains all the stability and reliability of Firefox while providing a familiar, efficient, and fully customizable interface. It supports most of the Firefox add-ons and themes that you have come to enjoy as well as many that are native to Pale Moon itself.
The developers decided that several features needed to be eliminated to keep the browser running fast, such as accessibility features, and parental controls. Also, it is important to point out that this browser doesn't contain Adobe Flash Player, which will be needed when viewing some websites, this fact will require you to install it separately.
Pale Moon is optimized for modern processors, safe and is supported by a friendly, active community of users. Other support includes full themes and easily-created lightweight themes. Some other features include fast page drawing and script processing, increased stability, Firefox and Pale Moon extensions, support for HTML5 and CSS3, and many configuration options.
Pale Moon is also able to import existing Firefox profiles with the migration tool.