I knew letter O wouldn’t take long. The real surprise this time was how many programs starting with O weren’t in Arch but were included in Debian.
That’s immaterial though. Here are the remainders, with the usual restrictions in place.
- obexftp: As I understand it, this is file transfer software specific to certain models of cellphones. I am quite sure I don’t have one that it would work with. 🙄
- odtwriter: I read that this was a tool to convert restructured text to OpenOffice format. If my detective work is sound, then this has been incorporated into docutils — and judging by the file lists for both Debian and Arch Linux, there’s something akin to rst2odt in both.
- oidentd: If I understand this, it’s a login daemon … which I wouldn’t have a clue as to how to get started with. I struggle with agetty sometimes. 🙄
- Open Tax Solver: If you are an American, this might be of interest to you. It appears to be keeping stride with annual tax changes, but I don’t know how useful or comfortable it would be. And of course, if you’re not American then … well, maybe there is console tax calculation software available in Linux for your country. 😐
- OpenGL: I imagine that, like mplayer or inkscape, OpenGL does have some functions available to it at the command line. But this strikes me as one of those tools I would need another whole lifetime to learn. 😦
- openvpn: I passed over this because I don’t have a VPN, but if you do, I imagine you either already know how to use it, or you should probably learn. One of these days I will get off my lazy backside and get one of those.
- os: I can only assume I meant “operating system,” in which case I’ve really opened this up to a wide range. 😳
And that’s all. Next up is the P section, of course, then a quick jog through the Q section, before starting in on R, S and T. I honestly don’t expect to finish all those before the end of summer. There are around 500 titles in P-R-S and T alone, let alone what’s in between them all.
I guess we’ll be at this for a while, then. … 😕