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Free and Open Source Software

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All of the software listed below is freely available for download from the Internet. It can legally be copied and passed to others for their free use. If you're concerned about the legal aspects of this, visit the GNU website for more information, and the Philosophy page which explains the philosophy under which FOSS is developed, distributed and maintained.

Office Applications Suite

Libre Office - superior free alternative to Microsoft Office

www.documentfoundation.org
It used to be called Open Office until a big corporation bought them out and withdrew support. Now they call it Libre Office. It's still the most powerful Open Source office suite available, it installs in all versions of Windows, it can read and write all Microsoft files, and it's FREE! Why pay even more money to Microsoft for their out-dated, buggy and expensive product? Go to the Download page to download and install a copy. You won't regret it.

Internet Browser and Email

Firefox

www.mozilla.com/firefox
The most popular and widely-used FOSS web browser in the world.

Thunderbird

www.mozilla.com/thunderbird
A companion email client and contact manager to Firefox.

Seamonkey

www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey
The new all-in-one Internet application suite from the Mozilla Foundation, including browser, email and newsgroups client, an HTML editor, web development tools, and an IRC chat client.

Text Editors

Notepad 2

www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html
Fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting.

Graphics and Image Editing

WinGimp

www.wingimp.org
The Gimp is similar to Adobe Photoshop but with additional features. This is a Windows port of the GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Inkscape

www.inkscape.org
Powerful vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator.

Blender

www.blender.org
Powerful, full-featured 3D content creation suite. Make your own version of Avatar.

TuxPaint

www.tuxpaint.org
Simple but surprisingly capable drawing program for children ages 3 to 12.

Desktop Publishing

Scribus

www.scribus.net
Desktop publisher for creating newletters, magazines and other multi-page, multi-column publications.

Science and Astronomy

Celestia

www.shatters.net/celestia
Delightful space simulation app that provides hours of informative and imaginative amusement.

Stellariumwww.stellarium.org

Full-featured planetarium that brings the solar system alive.

Sound and Music

Audacity

audacity.sourceforge.net
Powerful soundfile editor.

Internet Utilities

Pidgin

www.pidgin.im
Multi-protocol Instant Messaging client.

RSS Owl

www.rssowl.org
Reader for RSS, RDF, and Atom newsfeeds.

eMule

www.emule-project.net
Filesharing client based on the eDonkey2000 network.

Azureus

azureus.sourceforge.net
Java BitTorrent client.

Filezilla

filezilla.sourceforge.net
Fast and reliable FTP client and server.

Winscp

winscp.net
SFTP, FTP and SCP client for Windows.

MoinMoin

moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de
Advanced, easy to use and extensible WikiEngine.

Tight VNC

www.tightvnc.com
See the desktop of a remote machine and control it.

Free Download Manager

www.freedownloadmanager.org/index.htm
Download accelerator and manager.

MultiGet

multiget.sourceforge.net
Easy-to-use GUI file downloader for Windows/Linux/BSDs/MacOS.

Website Creation and Design

Nvu

www.nvu.com
Web Authoring System.

Windows Utilities

PDF Creator

www.pdfforge.org
Easily creates PDFs from any Windows program.

ClamWin

www.clamwin.com
Free Antivirus for Microsoft Windows.

Health Monitor

sourceforge.net/projects/healthmonitor
System monitoring tool for Windows.

7zip

www.7-zip.org
File archiver with a high compression ratio.

Games and Toys

Wesnoth

www.wesnoth.org
Turn-based strategy game.

NeverBall

icculus.org/neverball
Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course.

Enigma

www.nongnu.org/enigma
A puzzle game.

FreeMind

freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Free mind-mapping software written in Java.

WorkRave

www.workrave.org/index.php
Assists in the recovery and prevention of RSI.

RSS

www.reallyslick.com
Really Slick Screensavers.