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news in German

English news

  1. Guardian (British, with own climate and environmental reporting)
  2. NYT (New York Times)
  4. (30 languages)

Search Engines

  1. metaGer[.org], (non profit community search, select your region/language)
  2. Qwant (European search engine based in France)
  3. EntireWeb
  4. Startpage (meta search engine)
  5. Mojeek
  6. Crawlson
  7. Moose (Austrian search engine)
  8. Google
  9. Bing (by Microsoft)
  10. DuckDuckGo
  11. Yandex
  12. WebCrawler
  13. Fireball
  14. Yahoo
  15. Ask
  16. the search engine that plants trees
  17. Yacy (you need to install software and invest resources!)
  18. (with integrated stumble upon)

Map Services



Word Books / Automatic Text Translation

  1. Pons Wordbook/Text Translation (many languages)
  2. Leo Wordbook ( English - German/Spanish/French/Russian, German - French/Spanish/Portuguese/Italian/Russian/Chinese)
  3. Cambridge Dictionary Wordbook (English - French/Portuguese/German)
  4. Google Translation Service Text Translation (many Languages)
  5. Reverso Text Translation, Synonyms, Spell Check (many languages)
  6. Linguee Wordbook, Text Translation (English2many)
  7. BeoLingus Wordbook (German - English/Spanish/Portuguese)
  8. OpenThesaurus German Synonyms
  9. offline wordbook howto for ding and
  10. online wordbook and conjugation
  11. Woxikon synonyms, rhymes, abbreviations, verbs, dictionaries
  12. Lingolia grammar and basic language skills for different languages
  13. porutuguese conjugation: Linux programs gui: gconjugue, cmd: conjugar, cmd: conjugue (package brazilian-conjugate) (packaged under Debian)

Online Learning, Translation

  1. Duolingo
  2. Busuu
  3. lang-8 Let our community of native speakers support your language learning.
  4. Wikibooks for more seldom languages
  5. Lingoda (online courses, to pay)
  6. paid translations
  7. paid translations
  8. free beginner´s guide to Spanish, level assessment
  9. veintemundos: abandoned free online magazine for learning Spanish

Online Shopping


  1. Tripadvisor accomodation, restaurants, things to do, travel forums, flights, cruises
  2. accomodation, flight, car
  3. AirBNB bad and breakfast, accomodation rental
  4. flights, hotels, train tickets
  5.,, German/Austrian last minute travels
  6. EasyJet flights, holidays, cars
  7. flights, hotels, cars
  8. WeGo flights, hotels, activities
  9. de: Swoodoo (2021 Testsieger), Pauschalreisen, Flüge, Hotels, Mietwagen, Camper, Aktivitäten
  10. ~ (flights, stays-cruises)
  11. vacationexpress (travels,etc.), Intrepid (people&planet-friendly adventures)
  12. flight booking platforms: SkyScanner,,,
  13. air lines: Air France, KLM, Iberia, Alitalia, Delta, Ryanair

Social Networks, Group Chat

  1. Facebook (top dog)
  2. Twitter
  3. Instagram
  4. Mastodon free, open source social network, not for profit
  5. TikTok Chinese Platform
  6. IRC: channel search for, (OSS & Linux help)
  7. IRC chat (#qemu etc., #debian)
  8. open chat services: Signal, Telegram, Jabber/XMPP (chat client needed, open account:, closed & owned by Facebook: WhatsApp
  9. job search: LinkedIn, Xing

Free Email, Proxy, VPN & more

  1. Google Mail (largest postbox, largest emails, Google OAuth IMAP + SMTP, cellular registration required)
  2. Zoho Mail, Zoho Login (large postbox, large emails, IMAP + SMTP, own serial letter filtering for Inbox, cellular registration required, option in settings to activate IMAP is well hidden)
  3. GMX Mail (ads, cellular number required but no verification process)
  4. Protonmail (secure emailing)
  5. (create a mailing list for social change, VPN, email on invitation)
  6. Linux OpenVPNs: VPNgate-extract:
  7. free web proxy: (US, UK, FR, CA)
  8. One Time Emails: guerrillamail, 10minute-mail, tempmail, email-on-deck (most secure)


  1. Online Virus Scanners: MetaDefense, Kaspersky Online Scan, VirusTotal,, (unknown viruses often not found, MetaDefense may be best bet)
  2. CuckooSanbox (Open Source Automated Malware Detection, needs download now)
  3. Debian Security Mailing List
  4. debcheckroot check a Debian/Ubuntu installation against unknown rootkits (Linux: for known rootkits use rkhunter or chkrootkit, for viruses clamav)
  5. web page to jpeg-image: w2p
  6. pdf file to jpeg-image: Adobe pdf converter
  7. anonymous browsing with Tor: Tails, for maximum security: Whonix
  8. DANE test sites

OSS-Software, Linux, BSD, other OSes

Creativity: Photos, Publishing & Hosting

Software Development

Miscellaneous Content

  1. IBAN/BIC conversion, account & bank number → IBAN
  2. business, scientific and fraction calculator
  3. onda - currency converter
  4. abcd: NATO phonetic alphabet (Wikipedia)
  5. telephone country codes, country area, population, iso code
  6. convert temperature, length from meter ⇆ inch, etc.
  7., Linux: various tools
  8. online IP Geolocation, Linux: geoiplookup
  9. online whois database, Linux: whois
  10. Wikipedia: ccTLD, gTLD what domains stand for, who powers them (cc ~ country code, g ~ generic)

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