What is on the Computerbank Computer?


Our computers have more than 70 useful open source software programs.  Programs include: word processing, spreadsheets, pdf maker, presentation slides, typing tutor, maths games, kids games, solitaire, sudoku, chess, web camera software, GIMP photo and art graphics, Firefox, Google Chrome, Skype, GRAMPS genealogy, GnuCash Finance management, VLC, Audacity and much more

Internet Software

  • Firefox Web Browser: Lightweight and fast web browser
  • Google Chrome: Google web browser, supports PLAY store. Google
    Chrome works in a similar way to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A variety of
    “plugins” are available to extend its functionality. A number of games and
    ‘apps’ can be installed into Google Chrome via the Google Play store.
  • Jitsi Instant Messenger: Multi-protocol instant messenger with web cam support
  • Skype: Free Voice and Video over IP chat program
  • Thunderbird Mail: A program for receiving and sending email
  • Transmission: BitTorrent client
  • XChat IRC: Signs into Computerbank’s online chatroom

Office Software

  • LibreOffice Writer: A word processing program similar to Microsoft Word
    Online Dictionary: Look up words, requires internet connection
    LibreOffice is used for word processing, spreadsheets, slide presentation,
    drawing and database programs. It is similar to Microsoft Office and It can read
    and save in the Microsoft formats.
    This means your files can be seen on Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac computers. Open
    Office components can be found under the Office section of the Applications Menu
    LibreOffice has an excellent Help section
    LibreOffice can be used to create PDF files.
  • LibreOffice Access all the office applications
  • LibreOffice Base: Database application
  • LibreOffice Calc: For spreadsheets similar to Microsoft Excel
  • LibreOffice Draw: Drawing application
  • LibreOffice Impress: For presentations similar to Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Adobe Reader 9: Reads PDF files from Adobe
  • Document Viewer: Simple PDF viewer
  • GnuCash Finance Manager: For managing budgets
  • Gramps Genealogy: Genealogy system. Create a family tree

Archive Manager: Software to handle archives like zip, tar, bzip, rar and more
Calculator: A calculator
Character Map: Character viewer
Font Viewer: View fonts on the computer.
Gedit Text Editor: Basic text editor
HP Toolbox: Manage HP printers
Search for Files: Utility for locating files
Take Screenshot: Take a screenshot of the desktop or a window
Terminal: Access the command line

Educational software
Celestia: Universe explorer
Gcompris Education: Many educational activities in the one program
Klavaro Typing Tutor: An easy to use touch typing tutor
Libre Office Math: Advanced maths program
Tux Math: A maths game for kids
Tux Paint: A painting and stamping game for kids
Tux Typing: A typing game for kids
Learn to touch type with Klavaro Typing Tutor.
Klavaro is found by clicking on the Applications Menu > Education > Klavaro

Graphics Software
GIMP Image Editor: An advanced graphics program similar to Photoshop
Image Viewer: Simple image viewer
LibreOffice Draw: Image Editing and object drawing tool for office type work
Shotwell: Photo management software
Simple Scan: Used with scanners to scan images and documents

Aisleriot Solitaire: Many patience games in one
Bugsquish: Arcade game
Chess: Basic chess game
Cuyo: Tetris like game
Defendguin: Defend the penguins
Five or More: Puzzle game
Four in a Row: Puzzle game
Frozen Bubble: Pop the bubbles
Galaga: Old school galaga
Galaga Hyperspace: Different version of galaga.
Gbrainy: Brain teaser game to keep your brain amused
GTK Board Games: Many board games in one
Gweled: Tetris with jewels
Iagano: Puzzle game
Klotski: Puzzle game
LBreakout: Gnome break out game
Lights Off: Puzzle game
Mahjongg: Another mahjongg tile game
Mastermind: A mastermind clone
Mines: Classic minesweeper game
Monkey Bubble: Pop bubbles
Nibbles: Collect balls, grow bigger
Pingus: A game very similar to Lemmings that involves saving penguins
Play on Linux: Try to load and play select Windows games
Quadrapassel: Another tetris game
Robots: Crash robots
Swell Foop: Colours and shapes
Sudoku: Test your logic skills. Number grid puzzle
Tali: Dice game
Tetravex: Similar to Tetris
SuperTux: Similar to early games of Nintendo’s Mario brothers
Help is never far away
When you open a program its help is usually found in the top menu.
Further information on any program is available on the Internet.
Go to Google and type in the name of the program.