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
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
The most popular and widely-used FOSS web browser in the world.
A companion email client and contact manager to Firefox.
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.
Fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting.
Graphics and Image Editing
The Gimp is similar to Adobe Photoshop but with additional features. This is a Windows port of the GNU Image Manipulation Program.
Powerful vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator.
Powerful, full-featured 3D content creation suite. Make your own version of Avatar.
Simple but surprisingly capable drawing program for children ages 3 to 12.
Desktop publisher for creating newletters, magazines and other multi-page, multi-column publications.
Science and Astronomy
Delightful space simulation app that provides hours of informative and imaginative amusement.
Full-featured planetarium that brings the solar system alive.
Sound and Music
Powerful soundfile editor.
Multi-protocol Instant Messaging client.
Reader for RSS, RDF, and Atom newsfeeds.
Filesharing client based on the eDonkey2000 network.
Java BitTorrent client.
Fast and reliable FTP client and server.
SFTP, FTP and SCP client for Windows.
Advanced, easy to use and extensible WikiEngine.
See the desktop of a remote machine and control it.
Free Download Manager
Download accelerator and manager.
Easy-to-use GUI file downloader for Windows/Linux/BSDs/MacOS.
Website Creation and Design
Web Authoring System.
Easily creates PDFs from any Windows program.
Free Antivirus for Microsoft Windows.
System monitoring tool for Windows.
File archiver with a high compression ratio.
Games and Toys
Turn-based strategy game.
Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course.
A puzzle game.
Free mind-mapping software written in Java.
Assists in the recovery and prevention of RSI.
Really Slick Screensavers.