Courtesy of Filippo Rusconi
While a graduate student, Filippo Rusconi couldn't come up with the money to pay for a Microsoft developer's license to continue work on his mass spectrometry program. So instead he rewrote the whole program in GNU/Linux. It turned out to be the best thing that happened to him, he says. "It allowed me to make the program a thousand times more powerful."
The program, now called GNU polyxmass
GNU polyxmass has three modules that allow the user to define a polymer's chemistry, calculate the reaction, and then analyze the...