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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Open Source Windows - Free Open Source Applications for window XP and Vista

Web Browsing


Mozilla Firefox





firefox


The premier free, open-source browser. Tabs, pop-up blocking, themes,
and extensions. Considered by many to be the world's best browser.


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Video Player / Video Podcasting




miro

Miro

Beautiful interface. Plays any video type (much more than
windows media player). Subscribe to video RSS, download, and watch all
in one. Torrent support. Search and download from YouTube and others.


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IM - Instant Messaging




gaim

Pidgin


Connect to multiple IM accounts simultaneously in a single app, including: AOL IM, MSN, and Jabber.

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E-mail




thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird


Powerful spam filtering, solid interface, and all the features you need.


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RSS




rssowl

RSSOwl


Solid cross-platform RSS client.

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Peer-to-Peer Filesharing





cabos

Cabos


A simple, easy to use filesharing program. Gnutella network.


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gnucleus

Gnucleus


A very good Gnutella search and download filesharing program.


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azureus

Azureus


A powerful, but complicated BitTorrent client. So many features you'll lose your mind.


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Video Playback




VLC

VLC


Plays more video files than most players: Quicktime, AVI, DIVX, OGG, and more. Pretty good interface.


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MPlayer

MPlayer


Similar to VLC-- plays loads of video formats.


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media player classic

Media Player Classic


Compact, but powerful media player. Plays anything under the sun. No install necessary.


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DVD Ripping / Video Conversion





media coder

Media Coder


Great tool for ripping CDs, DVDs, etc and converting between tons of video formats.


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Word Processing / Office Suites




open office

OpenOffice.org

Big, full featured suite of tools for word
processing and spreadsheets. Compatible with and a free replacement for
Microsoft Word documents. Also supports OpenDocument Format.


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abiword

AbiWord


A word processor. Leaner and quicker than OpenOffice. Compatible with Microsoft Word documents and OpenDocument Format.


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Podcasting




juice

Juice


Solid podcasting client.


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DVD Ripping




handbrake

Handbrake


DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter.


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Sound Recording




audacity

Audacity


Simple sound recording tool.


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Graphics / Photo Editing




gimp

GIMP


Photo editing application that rivals Photoshop in features.


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paint.net

Paint.NET


Graphics editor with a very nice interface.


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inkscape

Inkscape


Vector graphics application.


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FTP / SFTP




filezilla

Filezilla


Excellent FTP program.


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IRC





xchat2

X-Chat 2


IRC client.


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Note Taking




freemind

Freemind


An innovative application for note taking and outlining. Takes time to get used to, but some people swear by it.


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Jarnal


Open Source note taking application written in Java


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keynote

Keynote


Open Source note taking application, very good. I use this myself extensively


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Personal Finance




Turbo Cash

TurboCASH


Simple, easy to use application for managing personal finances.


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Quasar


Easy to use Accounting package


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Chat Clients




AMSN

aMSN


MSN Messenger client written in TCL/TK aMSN Messenger



XChat

X-Chat


IRC Client
X-Chat



More Web Browsing




KMeleon

K-Meleon


Fast, nice web browser.


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Amaya

Amaya Browser for Windows


W3C developed web browser and editor for multiple platforms


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Screensaver




electric sheep

Electric Sheep


Immersive, trippy screensaver.


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More Filesharing





Frostwire


GNUTella client based on the Limewire codebase.


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Also see: Poisoned - Azureus







3D Graphics and Modeling




blender

Blender


Powerful 3D Modeling software.


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Also see: Kerkythea (illumination engine) - Persistence of Vision Raytracer - Quesa

Stars and Outer Space




celestia icon

Celestia


Open-source 3D planetarium software. Akin to traveling through space (outer space).


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stellarium icon

Stellarium


"Renders realistic skys in realtime." See what you would see if your city wasn't so light-polluted. Used in real planetariums.


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Also see: macORSA - Orbit Reconstruction, Simulation, and Analysis


Games





Marathon: Aleph One icon

Marathon: Aleph One


Engine for Bungie's free FPS series Marathon. Play online, solo play
with rich original story, many total conversions and thousands of maps.


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zombies icon

Zombies


3D zombie strategy game.


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armagetron

Armagetron Advanced


3D Tron game.


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BZflage logo

BZFlag


First-person tank game.


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Battle for Wesnoth logo

Battle for Wesnoth


Fantasy / Strategy Game


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Also see: Snes9X (SNES emulator), Frozen Bubble



Free File Hosting




CC Publisher

CC Publisher


Host Creative Commons video or audio files for free on archive.org with this easy uploader.


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Security Tools




NMap


Easy to use port scanner for Windows


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Wireshark

Wireshark


Network Protocol Analyzer, formerly called Ethereal


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TrueCrypt


Creates encrypted virtual hard drives for extra security


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ClamWin

ClamWin


Open Source Anti-Virus. Very good at detecting viruses. Can be plugged into hMailServer for e-mail protection
LIMITATION: Real Time scanning not implemented yet


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Eraser

Eraser


Delete files securely off your hard drive utilizing DoD standards


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MP3 and Audio Tools




MP3 Gain

MP3 Gain


Easy to use MP3 manipulation tool for Windows. adjusts sound levels on MP3's so they are all the same


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MP3 Book Helper

MP3 Book Helper

This program provides rapid Mp3 (ID3v1, ID3v2)
and Ogg/Speex/Flac Vorbis tags editing and file renaming functions.
Mass Tag editing is done using special variables and Regular
Expressions.

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musikCube

musikCube


Open Source MP3 Player, ripper and organizer written using the .NET Framework


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Utilities






Cobian Backup


Backup software.

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7-Zip

7-Zip


File archiver.

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Developer tools




XEmacs

XEmacs


The classic, super customizable editor, for Windows.


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KompoZer

KompoZer


Easy to use, open source WYSIWYG html editor


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SharpDevelop

SharpDevelop


Open Source IDE for the .NET Framework. Utilizes the multiple programming languages and Windows forms


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Notepad ++

Notepad ++


Open Source programmers notepad for Windows


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SciTE


Source code Editor for Windows and X


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Web Developer Server Suite


Very good WAMP Stack (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Very thouroughly
tested on Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server (preliminary
testing on Longhorn Server underway). Highly Recommended.


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Mapping Tools




World Wind

Nasa World Wind


Mapping tool similar to Google Earth for Windows. Must have the .NET Framework installed.


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Other




Graph (graph plotting software)



Startup Manager (pick what you want to launch on startup)



freeotfe "on-the-fly" transparent disk encryption program for PCs and PDAs.




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