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John Ridges tools now public domain

November 23, 2015 by

Several tools developed by John Ridges on the 90?s had been released as Public Domain, both binaries and source code.


The programs that are now public domain are:


? Animate ? Set of desktop animations.

? Checkout ? Schedule backup related command line utilities for OS/2

? Deskpic ? Screen Saver tool for OS/2 that includes Animate

? Deskext ? Source code and examples to create desktop animations.

? Eyecon ? A couple of eyes that follow your pointer tool.

? Fatbits - A pixel magnifier program for OS/2 Presentation Manager.

? John Ridges Misc Tools ? Several little tools

? Usage ? Command line tool that prints out the disk usage of subdirectories.


You can visit a little wiki page of each software here:


Special thanks to John Ridges to giving the source code to the community.

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