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September 2021 eDVD

Welcome to Digit’s “e” DVD. Instead of limiting ourselves to physical media, we’re attempting to curate the best content from the WWW for you, and give it to you in monthly instalments. By the 15th of every month there will be a new e-DVD made available to buyers / subscribers of the Digit Magazine, so watch our homepage for updates.

While most of the following is content for your PCs, if you’re reading this from a mobile, scroll to the Mobile section to get some interesting downloads, apps and games, all recommended by Team Digit.

As always, remember to send us feedback about this exercise, and suggestions on how we can improve.

Featured Distros

  • Ubuntu : Download the latest LTS version of Ubuntu, for desktop PCs and laptops. LTS stands for long-term support — which means five years, until April 2025, of free security and maintenance updates, guaranteed.
  • Clonezilla : Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image or Norton Ghost. It helps you to do system deployment, bare metal backup and recovery.
  • Voyager : Voyager , a human adventure at the heart of digital technology. An infinite and varied linux community. A free operating system. Voyager respect your privacy. You are no longer a product. No information collection for advertising. No system clamping. No virus.
Linux Distros
  • Linux Mint: Linux Mint is straight up the most recommended and easy to use distros around at the moment. It is based on Ubuntu but ships with a bunch of extras including codecs and drivers, which makes it quicker to start using the distro.
  • Gentoo: Gentoo is used by a bunch of enthusiasts known as Gentoomen. The updates are regular, and the distro is optimised for your particular system, which is great. It is a bit of a toughie to get into though.
  • Slackware: Slackware is a distro for those who want to dive into the deep end of the Linux pool, and is one of the most basic and customisable distros around. The setup is incredibly fun or painful depending on how you look at it. It is easy to mess up your system if you are using Slackware, so proceed with caution.
  • Kali Linux: Kali Linux is the distro for those who want to try out hacking tools, or get into penetration testing in a more serious manner.
  • Ubuntu: Ubuntu is one of the easiest to use and well known distros around. Ideal for use in offices as well.
  • OpenSuse: OpenSuse is a distro geared towards software developers and system admins. It is one of the most used distros around the world, and is continuously updated.
  • Fedora: Fedora is the distro used by the creator of Linux, Linus Trovalds. This is a distro with plenty of support, and regular updates. It is associated with the RedHat distro.
  • ArchLinux: The ArchLinux distro is a simple and minimalist Linux distro. The updates are frequent. The distro is for more expert users.
  • Solus: Solus is a no nonsense distro designed for home computing. You can access most applications out of the box.
  • SteamOS: Based on Debian, SteamOS is a distro specifically made for gaming on Linux systems. It can be used as a general purpose distro as well. Check the hardware requirements though, they are on the higher side.
  • 7Zip : Do not want to pay for Winrar? Use 7-Zip. 7-Zip is free archiving software with open source. The most of the code is under the GNU LGPL license. Some parts of the code are under the BSD 3-clause License. Also there is unRAR license restriction for some parts of the code.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader : To open all those PDF files. Well-rounded PDF reader that provides cloud sharing, carefully selected text reading options and a couple of handy editing features.
  • Avidemux : This is an easy to use tool that you can use to quickly cut and edit videos, without any fancy interface or extras. Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.
  • Calibre : Calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software. It’s also completely free and open source and great for both casual users and computer experts.
  • Chrome : Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google.
  • CPU-Z : View detailed information on your PC’s CPU, memory, mainboard, caches, graphics, and more, with the help of an app that also works as a benchmark tool.
  • Deluge : Deluge is a lightweight, Free Software, cross-platform BitTorrent client.
  • Discord : All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.
  • EasyBCD : A powerful bootloader/modification tool that enables you to run multiple operating systems on the same computer, as well as reset the BCD configuration or recreate and repair boot files.
  • FFmpeg : A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.
  • File Splitter and Joiner : A simple yet efficient software solution that helps you split and join files, calculate the MD5 signature and encrypt data if necessary.
  • Firefox : Mozilla Firefox is a free Web browser. Firefox is created by a global non-profit dedicated to putting individuals in control online.
  • Foxit Reader : View, edit or create PDF files with this rich-featured application, which also offers support for drawing tools, signatures, full screen mode and more.
  • Free Download Manager : It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer.
  • Free OCR : Scan images or PDF files and extract the text the contain, exporting it to editable form, so you can work with it immediately after.
  • Handbrake : HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
  • HDD Low Level Format Tool : Utility for low-level hard disk drive formatting, with support for SATA, IDE or SCSI hard disks, as well as removable drives of any size.
  • IrfanView : IrfanView is an image viewer, editor, organiser and converter program for Microsoft Windows.
  • K-Lite Codec Pack : Already contains everything you need to play all common audio and video file formats, along with ACM and VFW codecs for transcoding and editing. Bundled with Windows Media Player Classic.
  • LibreOffice : Complex productivity suite which enables you to create text document, spreadsheets and presentations, manage databases and draw, and offers compatibility with other major office suites.
  • Mouse Recorder Premium : Record the execution of repetitive tasks and automate them, to spare yourself the effort on a regular basis, by using a user-friendly and efficient application.
  • Notepad++ : A source code and text editor for all programmers that comes with support for various languages, providing a wide range of productivity tools to ease their work.
  • Opera : Try the Opera browser with a free VPN, fast ad blocker, Web 3 support and get more control of your browsing experience.
  • PeaZip : PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.
  • Power Defragmenter : Take advantage of the power packed in this lightweight utility that is able to flawlessly perform a defragmentation process on your files and disk drives.
  • Q-Dir : Choosing to manually clean your computer or sort out files of various types can be a pain and a time-consuming process. However, it all becomes a lot easier with the help of specialized applications such as Q-Dir. It gives you the possibility to manage files and folders from a single window, for a more practical approach on file management.
  • qBittorrent : The qBittorrent project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent.
  • Skype : Skype is one of the best voice over IP services and instant messaging clients that comes bundled with a powerful set of calling, video, messaging and sharing capabilities.
  • SpeedFan : View and tweak settings for your computer’s fan speed, voltage and chip temperature using this lightweight utility with support for log files.
  • SpeedRunner : A powerful, yet highly intuitive multi-thread file manager that helps users get a clear overview of the files types they have in each folder.
  • TeamViewer : The new standard for remote control and remote support.
  • Universal Media Server : A highly configurable media server that supports devices which have received the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification.
  • VirtualBox : VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
  • Vivaldi : We live in our browsers. Choose one that has the features you need, a style that fits and values you can stand by.
  • VLC : 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.
  • Winamp : After a leaked version of Winamp 5.8 appeared on the Internet, the team decided to make a version available for everyone. This is not an ongoing project, but there is news expected from Winamp in the future.
Audio Production tools
  • Reaper : Reaper is a complete digital audio production application for computers, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset.
  • OnlyR : Simple Windows Audio Recorder
  • Ocenaudio : Easy, fast and powerful audio editor
  • Audacity : Free, open source, cross-platform audio software
  • WavePad Audio Editing Software : This audio editing software is a full-featured professional audio and music editor for Windows and Mac. Record and edit music, voice and other audio recordings. When editing audio files, you can cut, copy and paste parts of recordings, and then add effects like echo, amplification and noise reduction. WavePad works as a WAV or MP3 editor, but it also supports a number of other file formats including VOX, GSM, WMA, real audio, AU, AIF, FLAC, OGG, and more.
  • MP4 Stream Editor : MP4 Stream Editor is an MP3/MP4 cutter/splitter/joiner/editor, and multi channel audio file editor and music manager, an all in one tool for MP3/MP4s and audio files.
  • Wo mic : WO Mic can turn your phone to be a microphone for your computer. You need not to pay a cent to buy any gadget. And it’s mobile if you choose wireless transport. Millions of people have installed it and are using it daily for talking, recording, voice remote control and many other activities.
  • Orinj : Orinj is a multitrack recording and mixing software with wave and MIDI editing.
  • AudiCable : All in one music recorder to enjoy streaming music.
  • Free MP3 Cutter Joiner V11.4 : Do you want to cut and get out the excellent part in an audio file? Do you want to join a lot of audio files into one file? Please test MP3 Cutter Joiner. It will be your best choice. Free MP3 Cutter Joiner consists of a free MP3 Cutter and a free MP3 Joiner. It is much easier for you to get highlights from MP3 files with free MP3 Cutter function, howerver, with MP3 Joiner function, you can perfectly join many audio files into one.
  • AnvilStudio : Create songs with extensive MIDI and Audio editing capabilities
  • Sazanami 1.7.3 : Sazanami is a full-featured audio editor for Windows that supports uncompressed WAV formats.
  • Trigger : Professional Audio Playback Software for Broadcast and Live Performance
Remote utilities
  • TeamViewer : The TeamViewer suite of remote connectivity, augmented reality, IT management, and customer-first engagement solutions empowers you to connect to any device to support anyone, any process, or anything — from anywhere, anytime.
  • RustDesk : A remote desktop software, written in Rust. Works out of the box, no configuration required. Great alternative to TeamViewer and AnyDesk! You have full control of your data, with no concerns about security. You can use our rendezvous/relay server, or self-hosting, or write your own rendezvous/relay server.
  • Boundary : Access any system from anywhere based on user identity.
  • RDC Launcher : The RDC launcher allows to use the Remote Desktop client as like the Remote Desktop Connection. You can leverage the benefit of the Remote Desktop client.
  • Pop : Blazing-fast screen sharing, multiplayer control, crystal-clear voice and high-quality video. Perfect for pair programming.
  • Sonos S2 : Take listening to the next level with Sonos S2. This new generation of the app features support for higher resolution audio, an improved design, increased security, and smarter software to keep your system up to date.
  • XWRemote : Multi protocol remote client: RDP, SSH, FTP, SFTP, AWS S3, Azure File, VNC
  • Distant Desktop : Access Remote Desktop from Anywhere
  • Push2Run : Push2Run is a free program that lets you control your Windows computer using your Google Nest Hub, Home, Mini, Max, or smartphone running Google Assistant.
  • VNC : Download VNC Viewer to the device you want to control from, below. Make sure you’ve installed VNC Server on the computer you want to control.
  • Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 : This course consists of an international analysis of the impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent experience of SARS and swine flu. Leading themes include: infectious disease and its impact on society; the development of public health measures; the role of medical ethics; the genre of plague literature; the social reactions of mass hysteria and violence; the rise of the germ theory of disease; the development of tropical medicine; a comparison of the social, cultural, and historical impact of major infectious diseases; and the issue of emerging and re-emerging diseases.
Philosophy eBooks
  • The Wonders of Optics : The Wonders of Optics by Fulgence Marion
  • The Boy’s Playbook of Science : Including the Various Manipulations and Arrangements of Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus Required for the Successful Performance of Scientific Experiments in Illustration of the Elementary Branches of Chemistry and Natural Philosophy
  • Home Fun : Home Fun by Cecil Henry Bullivant
  • Opticks by Isaac Newton : Or, A Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections, and Colours of Light
Lounge music
  • Going Into the Sunset : Smooth and light, with chill out elements including positive piano, wah-wah guitar to create a contented and relaxed mood
  • Mood Harmonics : Lofi jazz ambience
  • Neon Lights : Light calm background in lo-fi style. Suitable for vlogs, clothing advertisements, fashion videos, renovation videos, travel videos, background.
  • Pumpi : Groovy electronic house

Geeky Soundtracks

Puzzle adventure games
  • Temple of Snek : Deep in her lair slumbers an avatar of the goddess Snek, guardian of her secret and mysterious temple. When raiders and grave-robbers come seeking ancient treasure, the stern priestesses sound the alarm and Snek awakens to defend the temple, monch the infidels, and grow and grow and grow…
  • Lying souls : Lying Souls is an atmospheric, mysterious single player story horror game. You’ll dive into a story in which nothing is as it seems. Find out the reasons behind what happened to your family back then. Your decisions will guide the course of the story.
  • Bubble Jcat : Game Objective: As the player “You”, you’ll walk the streets of Berlin, exploring the neighbourhood, searching for clues and talking to the locals to try and track down where Jcat might have gone. The playtime is about 30 mins, hope you enjoy it!
  • Apopia : APOPIA is a comedic adventure with dark mysteries. Help young girl Mai to find her way home. Progress by solving puzzles and outsmarting enemies in minigames. Make friends and foes with talking animals. Unravel the mystery of Mai’s identity from her dark and blurry memories.
  • Terry : Terry has devoted his life to the study of paranormal phenomena and metaphysics. During his thoroughly scholarly research he came upon a mysterious Artifact which has occupied his time ever since.
  • Hourglass : Pyramids are the tombs of the pharaohs. This is what most people believe. But more and more studies raise doubts about this thesis. Scientists found indications for ancient egypt being far more technologized than we can imagine. Hourglass is set in a scenario in which those assumptions are actually true..
  • The Little Red Lie : Red has come back to the forest to honor her grandmother, killed ten years ago by the wolf. There, she meets a mysterious cat which helps her embark on a journey of intrigue and mystery. Solve puzzles while avoiding monsters as you help Red discover the truth about what really happened to her grandmother…
  • Behind the Frame : Behind the Frame is a vivid, interactive fiction about an aspiring artist on the cusp of finishing the final piece of her gallery submission.
  • Mingle : Find your perfect match in the crowd.
  • Maker King : Become a Maker King or Queen! Join a universe where you can create your own levels and play them online with everyone. The level editor is simple to use and let you create anything, even living creatures!
  • Metabow : METABOW is a Virtual Reality archery game where you work with a mystic deity to solve ancient shrines and free them from demons.
  • Black Magic : Black Magic is a short game about a lonely sorceress seeking adventure and friendship. Enjoy exploring the castle, killing blobs and solving mini puzzles!
Evergreen Games
  • Warframe : Warframe is the free to play model done right, with regular updates, a monetisation model that is fair to players. This is an incredibly complex game with a lot of things to do, and is a major time sink. Essentially you play as space ninjas who are on various missions through the solar system. This is science fiction like you have never seen it before, in any medium.
  • Path of Exile : This is another game that has been around for years, is free to play, and is constantly updated. The game has one of the most expansive skill trees in any game ever. You have to pick classes and clear dunjons. The hardcore mode has permadeath. This is RPG done right.
  • Shotgun Fun Fun : This is a fast paced platformer where you have to navigate around a map and take down as many zombies as possible, before you inevitably meet your death. Crazy, and addivtive.
  • Trackmania Nations Forever : The free version of the game has a stadium environment with thousands of user made tracks. Insane speeds, lots of room for stunts, and split second reactions are all necessary for you to win. This is one of the most popular racing games ever.
  • Altitude : Altitude is an over the top multiplayer game where you have to take a bunch of planes and eliminate enemies. The rounds are frenetic and short. The best thing is the football mode.
  • TeeWorlds : This is a crazy 2D multiplayer platformer. In the solo mode, you have to kill anything else that moves with an arsenal of weapons, or team up and play the deathmatch mode. Moving around requires constant use of a grappling hook, which is the entire charm of this game.



Radio Show
  • The adventures of Sam Spade : The Adventures of Sam Spade was first heard on ABC July 12, 1946, as a Friday-night summer series. The show clicked at once, and went into a regular fall lineup on CBS September 29, 1946. From then until 1949, Sam Spade was a Sunday-night thriller for Wildroot Cream Oil, starring Howard Duff in the title role. With Duff’s departure, NBC took the series, leaving it on Sunday for Wildroot and starring Stephen Dunne as Spade. This version lasted until 1951, the last year running as a Friday sustainer.


App watch

  • AR Canvas : Last year, Samsung discontinued Bixby Vision’s AR features such as Places, Makeup, Home Decor and others. However, Samsung has now brought back some of these features with a brand new app dubbed AR Canvas. The new app allows users to utilise their creativity and decorate spaces around them with digital AR elements such as 3D text, 2D images, GIFs, and more. The AR content added by the user to the space is anchored in place for 30 days. This allows them to revisit their work and make changes if necessary. All you have to do is launch the AR Canvas app, point your phone’s camera at the spot you’ve added an AR element to, and then tweak it to your heart’s content. In order to add AR elements to your IRL surroundings, download the AR Canvas app via Samsung’s app store or from the Google Play Store and give the app all the necessary permissions including location, camera, microphone, and storage. Tap on the ‘+’ icon at the bottom right of the screen to create a new AR scene. This will open up the Scene Editor within the app that gives users a bunch of tools to add AR elements to their surroundings. The app is a good way to add some fun elements to your regular surroundings, be it for social media posts, or simply to allow your children to try their hand at creating a unique space. There’s not a lot more you can do with the app apart from what we’ve mentioned at the moment, but the company could keep adding more features to make the functionality more diverse.
  • Water Resistance Tester : This app tests your device’s water resistance by using its barometer. All you need to do is download the free app, follow the prompts to press down on the screen, and you’ll get an idea of the state of your device’s water-resistant sealing.
  • Snap Search : Snap Search is a free incognito browser for Android that focuses on privacy. It asks for zero permissions, comes with a free VPN, and even clears history, cookies and sessions every time you exit the browser.
  • Slurrp : Slurrp is a recipe aggregator app that helps people find recipes according to their diet choices, fitness goals and taste preferences. It provides calorie counts of meals and even provides information about the macro and micro nutrients in the recipe.
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