If you like alternate operating systems you will find nearly all on our FTP-server. If you are missing something, just tell us and we will do our best to make it accessible for you. On the FTP-server you will find a repository for every operating system that is mirrored there. So you are able to update your system from this server. That saves a lot of traffic.
The downloads which are given here are all free, no traffic will be counted!
You reach the FTP-server under the following address: ftp://ftp.wh2.tu-dresden.de/
|![software_logo](/images/libreoffice.png LibreOffice)||Libre Office||LibreOffice is a fullfeature, free Officeapplication, which has a simple Surface but lots of functionality.|
|![software_logo](/images/openoffice.png OpenOffice)||Open Office||OpenOffice is an office application suite available for a number of different computer operating systems. It is distributed as free software and written using the gtk toolkit. It supports the OpenDocument Format (ODF) for data interchange as its default file format, as well as Microsoft Office formats among others. As of March 2009, OpenOffice supports over 80 languages.|
|![software_logo](/images/latex.svg LaTeX)||LaTeX||LaTeX is most widely used by mathematicians, scientists, engineers, philosophers, economists and other scholars in academia and the commercial world, and other professionals. As a primary or intermediate format, LaTeX is used because of the high quality of typesetting achievable by TeX. The typesetting system offers programmable desktop publishing features and extensive facilities for automating most aspects of typesetting and desktop publishing, including numbering and cross-referencing, tables and figures, page layout and bibliographies.
Under linux you will find it in your repository using the word"texlive", for editing tex-files you will find Kile and Winefish for example, too.
|![software_logo](/images/firefox.svg Firefox)||Firefox||Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation.
To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features which are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards. Latest Firefox features include tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, live bookmarking, a download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing (aka "geolocation") based exclusively on a Google service and an integrated search system that uses Google by default in most localizations.
|![software_logo](/images/agdsn_logo_schwarz_symbol.png TrafficAddons)||Traffic Addon
|For Firefox, Chrome and Opera there are Addons available for monitoring your Traffic inconspicuously. Remember, this extension will not prevent you from getting suspended by breaching the traffic limit!|
|![software_logo](/images/thunderbird.png Thunderbird)||Thunderbird||Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
Thunderbird aims to be a simple e-mail, newsgroup and news feed client. The vanilla version is not a personal information manager, although the Mozilla Lightning extension added PIM functionality. Additional features, if needed, are often available via other extensions.
|![software_logo](/images/tux.svg Tux)||Linux Kernel||The Linux Kernel is the base for many Operatingsystems. Most Users don´t need to download it sepreat.|
|![software_logo](/images/debian.svg Debian)||Debian GNU/Linux||Debian is a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software especially under the GNU General Public License and other open source licenses.
Debian is known for strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies as well as using collaborative software development and testing processes. Debian can be used as a desktop as well as server operating system.
Please note: The best would be to look for a netinst-image according to your system architecture. That saves CDs because you will find every package on our server.
(Mirror: ftp.wh2.tu-dresden.de Path: /debian
|![software_logo](/images/ubuntu.png Ubuntu)||Ubuntu||Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution. It is named after the South African ethical ideology Ubuntu ("humanity towards others") and is distributed as free and open source software. Ubuntu provides an up-to-date, stable operating system for the average user, with a strong focus on usability and ease-of-installation.
Ubuntu is sponsored by the UK based company Canonical Ltd., owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. By keeping Ubuntu free and open source, Canonical is able to utilize the talents of community developers in Ubuntu´s constituent components.
(Mirror: ftp.wh2.tu-dresden.de Path: /pub/mirrors/ubuntu/ubuntu)
|![software_logo](/images/opensuse.svg openSUSE)||openSUSE||openSUSE, is a general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project and sponsored by Novell. After acquiring SUSE Linux in January 2004, Novell decided to release the SUSE Linux Professional product as a 100% open source project, involving the community in the development process.
Beyond the distribution, the openSUSE Project provides a web portal for community involvement. The community assists in developing openSUSE collaboratively with representatives from Novell by contributing code through the openSUSE Build Service, writing documentation, designing artwork, fostering discussion on open mailing lists and in Internet Relay Chat channels, and improving the openSUSE site through its wiki interface.
|![software_logo](/images/archlinux.svg Archlinux)||Archlinux||Arch Linux is a Linux distribution intended to be lightweight and simple. The design approach of the development team focuses on simplicity, elegance, code correctness and minimalism. "Simplicity", according to Arch, is defined as "...without unnecessary additions, modifications, or complications.." and is defined from a developer standpoint, rather than a user standpoint.
(Mirror: in /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist: ftp://ftp.wh2.tu-dresden.de/pub/mirrors/archlinux/$repo/os/i686 )
|![software_logo](/images/openbsd.svg OpenBSD)||OpenBSD||OpenBSD is a Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It was forked from NetBSD by project leader Theo de Raadt in late 1995.
OpenBSD includes a number of security features absent or optional in other operating systems and has a tradition of developers auditing the source code for software bugs and security problems. The project maintains strict policies on licensing and prefers the open source BSD licence and its variants—in the past this has led to a comprehensive licence audit and moves to remove or replace code under licences found less acceptable.
|![software_logo](/images/gentoo.svg Gentoo)||Gentoo||Gentoo Linux (pronounced /ˈdʒɛntuː/) is a computer operating system built on top of the Linux kernel and based on the Portage package management system. It is distributed as free and open source software. Unlike a conventional software distribution, the user compiles the source code locally according to their chosen configuration.|
|![software_logo](/images/knoppix.svg Knoppix)||Knoppix||Knoppix, is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD, one of the first of its kind for any operating system. Knoppix was developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. When starting a program it is loaded from the optical disc and decompressed into a RAM drive.
Although Knoppix is primarily designed to be used as a Live CD, it can also be installed on a hard disk like a typical operating system. Computers that support booting from USB devices can load Knoppix from a live USB flash drive or memory card.
|![software_logo](/images/grml.png grml)||grml||grml is an operating system based on Debian. It is primarily designed to run from a Live CD, but can be made to run from a USB flash drive. grml aims to be well suited for sysadmins and other users of text tools. It also includes an X server along with a few minimalist window managers such as wmii, fluxbox, and openbox in order to use the graphical programs, like Mozilla Firefox, that are included with distribution.|
|![software_logo](/images/jolicloud.svg Jolicloud)||Jolicloud||Jolicloud is an Ubuntu-based Linux operating system developed by Jolicloud. It's free software with webbased alternative programs.|
|![software_logo](/images/debian.svg Debian)||Embedded Debian||Embedded Debian is a special projext for small embedded systems. It contains the toolchains for arm, armel, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc. Hence, you're able to do "Cross builds".|
|![software_logo](/images/raspbian.svg Raspbian)||Raspbian||Operatingsystems for Raspberry Pi|
|![software_logo](/images/eclipse.svg Eclipse)||Eclipse||Eclipse is a multi-language software development environment comprising an IDE and a plug-in system to extend it. It is written primarily in Java and can be used to develop applications in Java and, by means of the various plug-ins, in other languages as well, including C, C++, COBOL, Python, Perl, PHP, and others. The IDE is often called Eclipse ADT for Ada, Eclipse CDT for C, Eclipse JDT for Java and Eclipse PDT for PHP.|