Must have Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS)


sourceforgeRecently I had to rebuild my computer (you can tell I’m a Windows user). I just built it clean and then installed only what I thought were essential programs as I needed them. There were so many desktop programs and utilities that I didn’t realize I used often that were all Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) so here is my must have list for Windows:

Firefox – Web browser that should just be part of the Windows install (IMO)

Thunderbird – Mail Client, RSS reader

Filezilla – FTP Client / Server

ExtractNow – Archive utility handles zip, rar, gz, tar, 7zip, and others

Open Office – FLOSS Microsoft Office alternative

XPDF – Adobe Acrobate PDF reader

DVDx – DVD to Avi, mpeg, wmv converter

Audacity – Audio editing software

DeepBurner – CD Burning

VLC – Media player. Love the traffic cone

Gimp – Photo editing software

Pidgin – Instant messaging AIM, MSN, Jabber, ICQ, etc.

Spybot – Anti-Spyware

Notepad ++ – Text editor for programers

CDeX – CD to mp3 converter

uTorrent – BitTorrent client

TightVNC – Remote Control

ClamWin – Antivirus

ProcessExplorer – Originally a Sysinternals product now owned by Mircosoft is Task manager on Crack!



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