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.
- Condres OS: Condres OS is a high-performance Linux distribution built on Arch that is aimed at today’s cloud computing users. It was designed with a beautiful and straightforward user interface that makes it simple to use yet leaves the user with a brilliant experience
- ArcoLinux: ArcoLinux (previously known as ArchMerge) is a fully decked out Arch-based Linux distribution that allows users to create their own custom distributions while also contributing to the development of many community editions that come with their own desktops.
- SparkyLinux: SparkyLinux is a lightweight Debian-based distribution that is geared to new PCs as well as older systems. It includes a number of modified LXDE and Enlightenment desktops, as well as a vast number of tools for home users.
- Flatcar Linux: Flatcar Linux is a container development focused Linux distro that is immutable. It’s based on CoreOS’s container Linux, but it’s constructed from the ground up, therefore it’s entirely unrelated to the CoreOS Container Linux project.
- Modicia OS: MODICIA OS is a Linux operating system based on Ubuntu LTS and Debian developed by MODICIA Development Company for public organizations and professional clientele. It’s sleek UI out of the box is amazing to use and doesn’t slow down the system either.
- 7Zip: Do not want to pay for Winrar? Use 7-Zip. 7-Zip is free archiving software with open source. 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.
- Just A Line: Just a Line is an augmented reality experiment that allows you to create basic drawings in the actual world and then share them with others via a short clip. Draw alone or with a companion, then record and share your work with the hashtag #justaline. Just a Line is compatible with any AR-enabled device.
- Google Maps AR: The ultra popular google maps now includes an augmented reality mode that assists you in navigating to your location by overlaying virtual signs and directional arrows over your phone’s live screen to point the way.
- Inkhunter: Inkhunter is an augmented reality software that allows you to see how a tattoo will look on your skin before you get it.
- Euclidean Skies: Sequel to the popular Euclidian Lands, this AR game features mind bending puzzles, and the breathtaking setpieces can be appreciated in all 6 degrees of freedom.
- AR Ruler App: This AR app can quickly estimate the distances between various points in the real world through the view from the phone’s camera
- Clipdrop: ClipDrop lets your phone’s camera quickly grab objects from your environment and place them into desktop apps.
- Science Can Answer Moral Questions: Sam Harris talks about science and how it can — and should — be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.
- The 300 Million Year War: The lecturer talks about herbivores and their constant evolution for survival over omnivorous and carnivorous species since the dawn of earth.
- Shedding Light on Dark Matter: Light and dark matter, which together make up 96 percent of the universe, cannot be directly measured, but their influence is enormous.
- The History of the Web: Part I – The First 20 Years: Wendy Hall, a computer science professor at the University of Southampton, brilliantly ponders the Internet’s evolution from a technological and cultural standpoint.
- The Science of Social Media: Breaking down “engage in conversation” and “hug your followers”, this lecture predicts the future of customer engagement on social media by linking it to science and raw data.
- The Mathematics of War: Looking into the statistics of the Iraq War, some shocking mathematical relations were found linking the frequency and fatality of the attacks.
- The A B C of Relativity by Bertrand Russell: This is a lucid guide for a general reader to know and learn about the basic principles of relativity.
- Special Relativity with Einstein: The book ‘Special Relativity With Einstein’ 2015, particularly explains Universal non-constancy of speed of light, ‘c’.
- Brain, Vision and AI: The goal of this book is to present fresh ideas, original results, and practical experiences in the field of service robotics, and it acts as a research compendium for this field.
- The Living Animals of the World: Volume 1 (of 2) by W. P. Pycraft: To learn about biodiversity and interspecial coexistence, Pycraft’s works are a statement piece with some of the most thought-proviking concepts in biology.
- Riemannian Geometry by Richard L. Bishop: These notes on Riemannian geometry use the bases bundle and frame bundle, as in Geometry of Manifolds, to express the geometric structures.
- Ludwig – A Very Mogul Christmas: DMCA free christmas album foir the holiday season, created and sung by famous streamer Ludwig Ahgren
- Goblins From Mars – Vol 1: Catchy EDM Tracks from the popular NCS artist Goblins from Mars
- Potsu – Ivy League: Alt Chill album produced by Potsu the popular lofi artist
- Flamingosis – A Groovy Thing: Smooth Jazz Playlist compiled by Flamingosis
- Jamie Berry – Light up the Night: A fantastic electroswing album composed by the talented Jamie Berry
- Hades OST: The OST of Hades, composed by Darren Korb, consisting of fusion greek and heavy rock music
- Rimworld OST: The soundtrack for one of the highest rated games on steam, Rimworld. Made by Alistair Lindsay, this is a blend of scifi and western cowboy chill music
- Deadcells OST: Created by Yoann Laulan aka Valmont, the soundtrack for Deadcells consists of epic fast paced themes from a huge variety of genres. It even comes with chip tune versions of all the songs!
- Portal 2 OST: Possibly the most inflentual puzzle game of all time, the ost of Portal 2 is strung with hauntingly beautiful sci-fi osts
- Half Life 2 OST: One of the most iconic games of the last two decades, Half Life 2 has an unforgettable soundtrack that pulls together the entire experience
- Pizza Party: Remember the guy at your local used record store? If he had his own radio show, it would sound like this–jangly pop, old college radio favorites, weird obscurities and more.
- Atom Age Adventures: This is a set of curated Science Fiction Radio shows.
- Minimal Wave: Veronica Vasicka has been hosting her EVR show since 2003. She explores a range of electronic music from the 70s till now featuring gems she discovers for her Minimal Wave record label.
- The Shadow Radio Show (1937-1954): The Shadow was originally created as the narrator of the 1930 radio show Detective Story Hour, a program that was intended to promote publisher Street & Smith’s Detective Story magazine.
- The Hot Kid: A BBC radio adaptation in four parts by Katie Hims of Elmore Leonard’s criminal odyssey set against the dusty, sun-kissed backdrop of Oklahoma and Kansas during America’s Great Depression.
- Detour (1945): This movie features Al Roberts, a hitchhiker, who is blackmailed by an unscrupulous woman after he takes on a dead man’s identity.
- Driller Killer (1979): The Driller Killer is a 1979 horror film directed by and starring Abel Ferrara. An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
- The Battle of San Pietro (1943): After the Allies invade Italy, the Liri Valley town of San Pietro becomes an example of the brutal effects of combat, both for soldiers and civilians.
- Reefer Madness (1936): Cautionary tale features a fictionalized take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to “reefer” cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.
- The Street Fighter (1974): A mercenary karate master chooses to defend the daughter of a recently deceased oil tycoon from an evil company after failing to strike an agreement with her foes.