Now for something a little different in terms of Raspberry Pi software.
I've recently created a philosophy-based app (one version in C++ with GTK, another in Java 6+ using Swing), which presents some selected portions and quotes from ancient Epicurean philosophers. It can display quotes at random as well as navigate through them.
Included are selected portions from (modernised public domain translations of) the works of Epicurus, Democritus (as an important precursor), Diogenes Laërtius, Cicero, as well as a bit of Thomas Jefferson's writing on Epicureanism. All have been formatted into bite-sized quotes, in addition to allowing portions of these works to be read sequentially and navigated.
Expect more to come from this in updates, in both content and software features. It's a completely free and open source project and will remain free to use, with no restrictions. I hope this provides some food for thought as well as educational value, and perhaps even some personally helpful information.
Download Raspberry Pi native version
Download Java desktop version
The Raspberry Pi native version has already been submitted to the Pi Store (under Media), pending approval.
Both versions are confirmed working on Raspbian, although naturally the native version launches much faster. Simply extract the archive and run the "wisdomexplorer" binary inside the folder which also contains the "sayings.txt" content file.
The Java version also runs on any PC (Windows or Linux) or Mac. Source code (and build scripts) is also included in both archives.
Also planned are a Web-based version which runs in a browser, and versions for tablets and smartphones (e.g. Android).