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In short, Aletheia is software for getting science published and into the hands of everyone, for free. It's a decentralised and distributed database used as a publishing platform for scientific research. So, Aletheia is software. But software without people is nothing. To comprehensively answer the question what is Aletheia, Aletheia is software surrounded by a community of people who want to change the world through open access to scientific knowledge. For a more in depth explanation, Aletheia is an Ethereum Blockchain application utilising IPFS for decentralised storage that anyone can upload documents to, download documents from, that also handles the academic peer review process. The application runs on individual PCs, all forming part of the IPFS database. This gives us an open source platform that cannot be bought out by the large publishers (and any derivitive works must also be open source) that should also be hard to take down due to the database being spread across the globe in multiple legal jurisdictions. Aletheia is designed to be a resilient platform run transparently by the community, not some black box corporation or editorial board, meaning all users can see the decisions Aletheia is making and have a stake in that decision making process if they so desire. By this nature, Aletheia is decentralised, it has no key person risk. Should the core group who invented Aletheia dissapear Aletheia won't cease to exist, it will continue to be run by the community. The community moderates content through various mechanisms (peer review, reputation scores etc.,) to ensure quality of content.
Arson is a KDE frontend to various CD burning and ripping tools. It was originally written to burn audio CDs, as there were no other frontends that used cdrdao (in disk at once mode), that could decode various encoded audio formats (mp3, ogg), and that displayed an accurate track length as the playlist was created. Arson was later expanded to include full progress display for all lengthy operations, audio CD burning, normalization of tracks before burning to even out volumes, data CD burning, CdIndex support (a free CDDB-like service), CD-to-CD copying (direct or with an intermediate file), and audio CD ripping/encoding (ripping tracks from a CD to files), and encoding to WAV, MP3, and Ogg Vorbis formats is supported. Data CD burning and [S]VCD image creation and burning are supported.
Bestfit is a small program to determine which files that should be put on a CD (or other media), so that as little space as possible is wasted. It is very easy to use: you specify files on the command line, and bestfit prints the names of those that were selected. Alternatively, bestfit can execute a command for each selected file (eg. to move them to a different directory).
BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk. It removes cache, Internet history, temporary files, cookies, and broken shortcuts. Some common uses include:
  • Free disk space
  • Reduce the size of backups and the time to create them by removing unnecessary files
  • Maintain privacy
  • Improve system performance (by vacuuming your browser's database, for example)
  • Prepare whole disk images for compression (common for "ghost" backups and virtual machines) by wiping free disk space
Bonfire is yet another application to burn discs for the gnome desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly. Features:
  • burn / copy / erase data and audio discs (big surprise)
  • allow full editing of data discs (remove/move/rename files inside a directory added to the selection) as well as audio discs
  • a customisable GUI (when used with GDL)
  • a search widget based on beagle
  • file change notification (requires kernel > 2.6.13)
  • Drag and Drop from nautilus and others apps
  • support any song format supported by gstreamer
  • a song and film previewer (thanks to Gstreamer) (to be extended later)
  • the ability to use files on a network as long as the protocol is handled by gnome-vfs
  • the display of all playlists and their contents (automatically detected through beagle)
  • devices detection thanks to HAL
'burnCDDA' is a console frontend to cdrdao, cdrecord, mpg123, oggdec, mppdec, normalize, and mp3_check. It can be used to create audio CDs from an M3U playlist (the playlist format of XMMS). It supports MP3, OGG Vorbis, Musepack, and WAV files, and it might be the easiest way to copy an audio CD.
'burncenter' is a very easy-to-use text-based interface to the standard CD-burning tools for UNIX (cdrecord, cdda2wav, and mkisofs). It features an easy-to-use text interface, multi-session support, audio CD support, and CDRW support with fast and complete blanking.
'CDfs' is a file system that 'exports' all tracks and boot images on a CD as normal files. These files can then be mounted (e.g. for ISO and boot images), copied, played (audio tracks), etc. Its main goal is to 'unlock' information in old ISO sessions. The file system also lets you access data on faulty multi session disks, e.g. disks with multiple single sessions instead of a multi session.
'cdrdao' creates audio or mixed mode CD-Rs in disk-at-once (DAO) mode driven by a description file. In DAO mode, users can create non standard track pre-gaps with lengths other than 2 seconds and contain nonzero audio data. This lets users divide live recordings into tracks where 2 second gaps would be irritating and create hidden tracks or track intros as found on commercial CDs.
!!!WARNING!!!! This download probably has serious licence issues. For saver options look at the details tab. cdrtools (formerly cdrecord) creates home-burned CDs with a CDR/CDRW recorder. It works as a burn engine for several applications. It supports CD recorders from many different vendors; all SCSI-3/mmc- and ATAPI/mmc-compliant drives should also work. Supported features include IDE/ATAPI, parallel port, and SCSI drives, audio CDs, data CDs, and mixed CDs, full multi-session support, CDRWs (rewritable), TAO, DAO, RAW, and human-readable error messages. cdrtools includes remote SCSI support and can access local or remote CD writers.

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