Projects of the Week, July 22, 2013

Here’s the projects that we’re featuring this week on the front page of


  • Helal Linux

    Helal Linux is an Ubuntu based distribution , it is main goal is to provide a modern ,cool, and a stable Linux OS with a pre-installed system settings and software,supporting both Arabic and Muslim users with many new features. In Helal we have our own programs , tweaks , repository , appearance , and our own fixes for bug that you may find in Ubuntu, we want to give users an easy Linux distribution that is ready to use just after install. Helal is a free Linux distribution ,and its also an open-source software, this project started in Syrian Arab Republic in 2010 by a 12 years old boy called “M. Hanny Sabbagh” who is now 15 , by time, more people invested in development. The word “Helal” is an Arabic word meaning “Crescent” and translated literati from Arabic to English, it has nothing to do with “Halal” which is a something that you can do in Islam. If you have a Question , go to the forum:

    [ Download Helal Linux ]

  • Octave Forge

    GNU Octave is a programming language for numerical computations. Octave Forge is a place for development of its packages; from bioinformatics and fuzzy logic to mechanics and instrument control.

    [ Download Octave Forge ]

  • LIBPNG: PNG reference library

    Reference library for supporting the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format.

    [ Download LIBPNG: PNG reference library ]

  • fre:ac – free audio converter

    fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper for various formats and encoders. It features MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, and Bonk format support, integrates freedb/CDDB, CDText and ID3v2 tagging and is available in several languages.

    [ Download fre:ac – free audio converter ]

  • Elastix

    Elastix is an appliance software that integrates the best tools available for Asterisk-based PBXs into a easy-to-use interface. It also adds its own set of utilities to make it the best software package available for open source telephony.

    [ Download Elastix ]

  • Vienna

    Vienna is an open source Mac OSX RSS reader with support for RSS/Atom feeds, article storage and management via a SQLite database, written in Objective-C and Cocoa. Development now happens on GitHub:

    [ Download Vienna ]

  • ]project-open[ – Project Server

    ]project-open[ is Web based enterprise project management application with a focus on finance and collaboration. It’s main purpose is to coordinate the work of project managers, project members and stake holders across multiple projects. Target organizations are companies or corporate departments that need to track finances, tasks, and resources for a large number of concurrently running projects. ]project-open[ consists of about 200 modules for resource management, time sheet management, HR, CRM, ITSM, collaboration and financials. ]po[ is built on top of, an open-source Web platform featuring role-base permissions, workflows, dynamically extensible objects and full-text search.

    [ Download ]project-open[ – Project Server ]

  • SystemRescueCd

    SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions. It comes with a lot of software such as disk management tools (parted, partimage, fsarchiver, filesystem tools, …), network administration programs and simple text editors . It can be used for both Linux and windows computers, and on desktops as well as servers. This rescue system requires no installation as it can be booted from a CD/DVD drive, and USB stick, or from the network using PXE. But it can be installed on the hard disk if you wish. It comes with up to date kernels to provide support for recent hardware and also for all important file systems (ext2/ext3/ext4, xfs, btrfs, ntfs, reiserfs, vfat), as well as network filesystems (samba and nfs).

    [ Download SystemRescueCd ]

One Response to “Projects of the Week, July 22, 2013”

  1. Fitoschido Aug 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    Thanks for the distro recommendation!