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01.01.2009 Software in 2008

The change in the value printed by date +%Y is seen as a turningpoint and a time for a retrospective analysis and that kind of things. My year starts in September with the school year or in November on my birthday which is pretty much the most absolute reference to my personal mileage and wearing. However I do change my physical calendar to a revised copy and that’s something I do only once a year. It must mean something. However the price of calendars is going up due to inflation and empty calendars from previous years are in fact a deflating currency: their empty pages keep their value even though some numbers might be wrong. Most old calendars will be reusable in 6 to 11 years and leap year calendars are reusable in 28 years. I made a script to help you in reusing your calendars.

I decided to list software that used during 2008 and which feel like positive experiences retrospectively. If you have contributed in any of these, give yourself a pat on the back.


  1. Linux
  2. Ubuntu
  3. GRUB
  4. GNOME
  5. Bash
  6. Vim
  7. GNOME Terminal
  8. OpenSSH
  9. Tomboy
  10. Firefox
  11. Terminator
  12. Thunderbird
  13. Open



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Web applications