C:disk. You may want to check the free space available on
C:from time to time (remembering that you need space there for the system, system updates, what you store on your desktop, etc…)
Once you have installed FF and/or TB, you should follow the instructions for moving and restoring FF and TB. You should probably even read these before moving to a new computer, if you want to restore the FF and TB settings you had
Install Chrome if you think that you may need an extra browser (besides the builtin Edge and the preinstalled Firefox) to test the content of some web pages or to use some videoconferencing software
Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages
The editors listed below go from the simplest to the most powerful (but harder to use)
For simple screenshots and/or annotating images, you can launch the preinstalled Snip & Sketch (Capture d'écran et croquis) tool from the Start menu
For freehand drawing (especially if you have a tablet or touch screen), you can use the preinstalled Autodesk SketchBook
XnView Classic is an efficient image viewer, browser and converter for Windows. This software is really simple to use and totally free for personal use. It supports more than 500 image formats
Paint.NET is an image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.
Dia is roughly inspired by the commercial Windows program 'Visio,' though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and many other diagrams.
Inkscape is professional quality vector graphics software […] for creating a wide variety of graphics such as illustrations, icons, logos, diagrams, maps and web graphics.
Inkscape uses the W3C open standard SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) as its native format, and is free and open-source software. Inkscape has sophisticated drawing tools with capabilities comparable to Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW and Xara Xtreme. It can import and export various file formats, including SVG, AI, EPS, PDF, PS and PNG.
.svgformat as well as
There are several types of backup (mirror, incremental or differential imaging, cloning, 2 way synchronization, etc…) of different sources (full disks, partitions, directories, …) to/from different destinations (external disk, cloud, …)
Our basic need is to mirror one source directory on a local disk to a destination directory on an external disk (check the users' manuals if you need more features). This can be easily done with SyncBackFree
Note: List of backup software (wikipedia)
The SyncBack family of products backup, synchronize, and restore data files.
The SyncBackFree version is enough for easily mirroring directories, or groups of directory to an external disk. Follow the links below to find about the available features
Macrium Reflect is image based backup and cloning software. Macrium Reflect creates an accurate and reliable image of a hard disk or the partitions on the disk. In the event of a partial or complete system loss, you can use this image to restore the entire disk, one or more partitions, or even individual files and folders.
The Free Edition can be used for imaging or cloning a full disk
If Putty is not installed, you can directly use the
ssh provided with Windows 10!
ssh serverto connect to the server
PuTTY is a free implementation of SSH and Telnet for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.
PuTTY is basically an ssh client that will allow you to connect to the LSCE servers with a very efficient text terminal (install VcXsrv and select Enable X11 forwarding in PuTTY if you need to open graphical windows on the remote servers)
Read the Configuring Putty page to learn the best way to use Putty
WinSCP is a popular SFTP client and FTP client for Microsoft Windows! Copy file between a local computer and remote servers using FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 file transfer protocols.
scpfrom a terminal!
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research
ownCloud Desktop Client enables you to connect folders on your desktop to your corporate ownCloud Server. With it you can create folders, organize your local ownCloud directory, and keep the contents of your local directory synced with your ownCloud server. Anything shared with you will also appear in your home directory on your desktop, and changes will be automatically synced.
ownCloud is compatible with:
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio
Depending on which kind of data, you can install a Python distribution either directly in Windows, or in the Linux section (WSL + Ubuntu or some other Linux flavor) of the computer
The Anaconda Python distribution can be installed either directly in Win10, or in the WSL+Ubuntu part of Win10. CDAT (above) uses Anaconda for its installation
The Enthought Canopy Python distribution can be installed either directly in Win10, or in the WSL+Ubuntu part of Win10.
Once VcXsrv is installed (see below), follow the VcXsrv on Win10 extra steps to solve the resolution problems (blurry text, etc…)
Check the Win7 VcXrv section
Check the WSL page if you want to run Ubuntu (or another Linux) on your Win10 computer!!
Samsung Smart Switch seamlessly transfers contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, calendars and more to virtually any Samsung Galaxy device.
SideSync is a new PC-Mobile solution that enables screens, windows, and data to be shared easily. Share between a PC and a Galaxy smartphone, or between a Galaxy Tab and Galaxy smartphone