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Feeling nostalgic? An open source emulator for the old Macintosh 128K, Macintosh 512k, Macintosh 512ke, Macintosh Plus,
Macintosh SE and Macintosh Classic has been added to the
Free 68k and PowerPC Macintosh Emulators
24 February 2017
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17 February 2017
- New page:
How to Use Web Fonts: CSS Tutorial.
This article shows you how to use
any font in your CSS (and not just the usual web-safe ones like Arial and Times New Roman) on
With modern browsers, it's now possible to use such fonts without running into the problem of visitors not having the
required typefaces installed on their computers.
15 February 2017
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I have added 2 hosts to the
Free File Storage Hosting
page, which have, over time, become empty due to closures of the older entries.
19 January 2017
16 January 2017
A new script has been added to the Free PHP Rating Scripts
page. It allows visitors to your website
to give a star rating to any item displayed there (such as pictures, videos, links, articles, or other content).
10 January 2017
A fork (ie, spin-off) of the Open Watcom C/C++ project has been added to the
Free C/C++ Compilers and Interpreters
page. Like the original, this compiler generates code for Windows (16 bits, 32 bits and 64 bits),
Linux (32 and 64 bits), OS/2 and MSDOS. (I assume the fork is because the original Open Watcom project appears to
29 December 2016
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15 December 2016
Are you thinking of starting your own website? Check out
How to Create a Website.
It takes you through all the steps of making a website, including designing it, putting it on the Internet, collecting
credit card payments and inserting advertisements. The article has just been updated with the latest information on
the web editors to use, as well as the browsers to test your site with.
14 December 2016
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6 December 2016
A new open source forum software has been added to the
Free PHP Forum Scripts page.
If you are thinking of adding a discussion board to
your own website,
where your visitors can chat with each other, take a look at the software listed here for some options.
1 December 2016
A modern open source elliptic curve public key encryption program has been added to the
Free Encryption / Cryptographic Software
page. Such programs are usually used to encrypt email. For those who are not interested in encrypting email,
the page also lists other types of encryption programs, such as those that can secure your hard disk so
that even if (say) your computer is stolen, your customer data, credit card numbers, online passwords, etc, will
(hopefully) be unreadable to the thieves.
29 November 2016
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21 November 2016
A new program has been added to the
Free PHP Encoders, Accelerators and Obfuscators
page. This one is a PHP obfuscator that takes your PHP source code and changes it so that it is hard to understand
and modify. Since PHP code is distributed in its source form, such software is useful if you don't want others to be
able to easily read and change it.
18 November 2016
A free video editor that lets you cut and trim pieces from a video file without causing it to be
re-encoded (with the potential degradation in quality) has been added to the
Free Video Editors page.
16 November 2016
11 November 2016
Another assembler for Windows and DOS has been added to the
Free Assemblers and Linkers page.
For those who are wondering what "assemblers" are, these are software that computer programmers use to translate
a program written in assembly language into a form that can be run on a computer. (Note that if you are a beginner
wanting to learn to write computer programs, you will be better off starting with
BASIC or one of the
other high level languages.)
10 November 2016
Exciting news: the free versions of the PowerBasic compilers have been added to the
Free BASIC Compilers and Interpreters
page, along with a rapid application GUI designer (also free) that allows you to create dialog boxes for your
programs the easy way. These are actually full, earlier versions of the commercial compilers (only one major version behind
the currently sold one) with a huge list of features. They generate native code executables for Windows that
are small and fast. If you want to write computer programs in BASIC (be they games or applications), give these
8 November 2016
A new clipboard manager has been added to the
Free Clipboard History Managers
and Extenders page. This one features multiple clipboards (up to 10,000) while allowing you to organize them,
assign your own hotkeys to invoke it, an autocomplete feature, a screenshot tool and even a password manager.