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Great Free and Open Source Software

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General
Network
  • µTorrent: A small free bitTorrent client, requires no installation
  • FileZilla: An open source multi-platform FTP Client
  • Gladinet Cloud Desktop: Provide desktop access to cloud storage solutions, such as Amazon S3, SkyDrive, Box.net, and Google Docs, more. (Free version has limited features)
  • OpenVPN: A multi-platform VPN service.
  • Pidgin: An open source multi-protocol IM client
  • Wireshark: An open source multi-platform network protocol analyzer and packet sniffer
Media
  • Audacity: An open-source multi-platform audio recording and editing application
  • CamStudio: Records all screen and audio activity on your computer and create AVI video files.
  • IrfanView:Universal graphics viewer, reads several different formats
  • Picasa: A free photo manager
  • Songbird: An open source music manager.
  • VLC: A cross-platform multimedia player that can play many different formats.
  • XnView: Universal graphics viewer, reads several different formats
Graphics
  • Dia: An open source multi-platform diagram editor.
  • FoxIt Reader: Free PDF reader alternative
  • GIMP: An open source multi-platform bitmap image editor
  • Inkscape:Vector graphics image editor
  • Paint.NET: A free image editor
  • PrimoPDF: Create PDF files by from any application when printing them.
Security
  • GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard): An open source multi-platform file encryption software.
  • KeePass: An open source multi-platform password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way.  The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
  • TrueCrypt: An open source multi-platform encryption software, supports automatic real-time file and disk encryption.
Anti-Malware
  • avast! Free Antivirus: Free version of anti-malware software from avast!, provides real-time protection.
  • AVG Anti-Virus: Free version of anti-malware software from AVG, provides real-time protection.
  • ClamWin Antivirus: A Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows.  Note this is not a real-time file scanner.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials: Free anti-malware software from Microsoft, provides real-time protection.
Programming
  • PowerGUI: A free graphical user interface and script editor for PowerShell.
Utilities
  • UltraDefrag: Defrags system files, registry hives, and the paging file.
  • DriveImage XML:Makes full images of your drives or partitions and stores them as XML files (Free for private use).
  • Virtual Router: Turns any Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 Computer into a Wifi Hot Spot using Windows 7's Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wifi) technology.
Virtualization
  • VirtualBox: A powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product.
  • KVM: A virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).

  • Xen: An open source industry standard for virtualization, offers support for several CPU architectures.

Content Management
  • Drupal: An open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications.
  • WordPress: An open source blogging and publishing platform.

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