- MikTex (Free LaTeX document typesetting system)
- LyX (a nice editor for my lecture notes, diagrams and other documents in LaTeX).
- GIMP. Free alternative to Photoshop. For my astronomy image processing mostly.
- PP3. For generating custom star charts in LaTeX. Implemented at the command line.
- Code::Blocks. To edit and compile the source code for PP3.
- Inkscape. Vector graphics software. I use it for editing diagrams and charts created in pp3.
- SkyMap Pro 9. Astronomy charts and ephemerides.
- Stellarium. Planetarium on my desktop.
- Registax 6. For stacking and processing lunar and planetary images.
- Deepsky Stacker. For stacking and processing images of stars, nebulas and galaxies.
- Geogebra. Geometry/algebra system. For interactive mathematics and graphing.
- Derive 6. A computer algebra system. Useful for setting and checking exams.
Just bought a new Microsoft Surface 3. The (happy happy) days when I had to install the operating system myself are gone but I still have to put the software on.
Given that the resources are limited to 128GB (for the moment) on the tablet itself I can only really install stuff I absolutely need. So, this is a list of stuff that I can't get by without. Geek alert!
Absolutely must install SkyTools 3 too to record my observations at the telescope. I have installation disks but no CD drive so it'll have to wait for now.
I could happily survive without Microsoft Office but everyone else seems to use it. So therefore I have to. An unhappy situation. Space is tight on the tablet so I won't be installing Open Office alongside it.
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Dr Adrian Jannetta. Amateur astronomer, maths teacher and science enthusiast.