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    Free and/or open source applications: What are your favorites? (sans web browsers)

    Hi, feel like sharing?

    Edit: Lets try to avoid listing-off Web browsers... more interested in other types of applications.

    Here are a few as suggested by Dan:

    Last edited by mhulse; Sep 21, 2006 at 12:46.

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    Graphics Editor: The GIMP (http://www.gimp.org)
    File Archive: 7-Zip (http://www.7-zip.org)
    Local Web Server: EasyPHP (http://www.easyphp.org)

    I'll add more later.

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    I use the following tools:

    Graphics Editor: Eclipse
    For Accessing MYSQL databases: PHPmyadmin

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    Hey all, thanks for posting.

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    Thunderbird

    Best email app I have used.

    Great for RSS feeds and listserv emails (threaded view rocks!).

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    Image viewers:
    Xn View
    Irfan View

    Graphic editors (raster):
    Gimp - Open Source
    GimpShop (Gimp with Photoshop-like GUI) - Open Source
    Paint.NET
    Krita (part of KDE KOffice) - Open Source
    PhotoPlus 6
    CinePaint
    GraphicsGale (with animation)
    Pixia
    PhotoPlus 6


    Graphic editors (vector):
    InkScape - Open Source
    SodiPodi - Open Source
    Karbon14 (part of KDE KOffice) - Open Source

    Vectorization:
    AutoTrace - Open Source
    Potrace - Open Source

    Font editors:
    FontForge - Open Source
    Noah

    Font browsers/viewers:
    FontHit
    FontView
    Font Xplorer Lite
    X-fonter
    Adobe Type Manager Light
    FontExplorerX (Mac only)
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    Cool, good list so far... Thanks for sharing all.

    How-a-bout a good disk tracking software?

    I really like "DiskTracker - 2.3.2", but it is Mac only... know of any good sister apps for the PC?

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    Win32
    Notepad++

    Linux
    amarok (music player)
    Kate (text editor)
    Kontact (email, calender, RSS reader)

    I'll also 2nd Varelse's nods to GIMP & Inkscape.

    BTW, I don't think Ad-Aware or ZoneAlarm qualify as free & open source.
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    Hi Manzabar, thanks for the response.

    Quote Originally Posted by Manzabar
    BTW, I don't think Ad-Aware or ZoneAlarm qualify as free & open source.
    Doh! Sorry, I did not realize. Think I should remove? I should probably go through all those links to make sure they meet both requirements.

    Thanks.
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    From my list only a few are open-source ones (for example Adobe's one of course isn't), but all are free.
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    I guess I should have speciefied in subject-line "free and/or open-source"... Hehe.

    :: blushes ::

    Btw, Varelse, great list, thanks for sharing.

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    - Notepad++ - great generic code editor with quick load time.
    - Filezilla - the only way to go with FTP.
    - PDF Creator - I've had better results with this software than I have with Adobe's.

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    I've updated my list with descriptions which program is an open source one
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    Folks, before just posting what you like to use, PLEASE check the thread to make sure it hasn't already been posted. I hate seeing certain links being listed ten to twenty times.

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    Great list so far; very usefull apps. I think this thread deserves to become a sticky.
    Here's my list:
    Makehuman - parametrical 3D humanoid characters. (open source)
    Terragen - excellent landscape generator, check their gallery if you don't believe me. (freeware)
    Process Explorer - it "shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded". (freeware)
    Active Ports - TCP/IP and UDP ports monitor. (freeware)
    Virtual Dub - linear video editing tool. (freeware)
    Unlocker - if you like the "Cannot delete file: Access is denied" message you don't need this tool. (freeware)
    Audacity - software for recording and editing sounds in Linux, Mac OS X, and other operating systems. (open source)
    Free Download Manager - what the name says (and a lot more). (freeware)
    Gspot - codec information appliance. (freeware)
    Instant Memory Cleaner - what the name says. (freeware)
    Notepad2(site down when I checked) - text editor. (open source)
    Power Defragmenter GUI - defragmenting tool. (freeware)
    Super - video conversion tool. (freeware)
    Blender - 3D package. (open source)
    Wings 3D - 3D package. (freeware)
    Yafray - Photorealistic renderer. (freeware)
    Quote Originally Posted by Manzabar
    BTW, I don't think Ad-Aware or ZoneAlarm qualify as free & open source.
    AFAIK, Zonelabs offers a free version of ZoneAlarm.
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    Thanks for sharing Krusade! Great list.

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    VLC media player

    VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

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    I agree with everyone on Filezilla, PSPad, Audacity, 7-Zip, Thunderbird and PDFCreator. I'm a huge fan of open-source apps and those are all great open-source apps. Now here's my short list:

    VideoLAN - VLC media player - awesome media player. Has pretty much played every file I've thrown at it without any problems. I learned recently that the latest version even plays all the FLV files I've downloaded off YouTube. 8-)

    Gaim - "Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, and Zephyr networks."

    CDex - "CDex is a CD-Ripper, extracting digital audio data from an Audio CD. The application supports many Audio encoders, like MPEG (MP2,MP3), VQF, AAC encoders."

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    @imouto: Oooh, good list! Gaim sounds like a nice little app.

    I just installed x-Fonter, looks like I will install Gaim next!

    Nice to see so many useful apps available for free (or cheap) that can do the jobs of the big-name apps.

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    I use demonoid.com for my... free ...software.

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    I'll have to agree with GAIM!
    After struggling with the trial version of winzip, I found 7-zip, granted, it doesn't have all the fancy waste of RAM, but 7-zip certainly does the job very adequetly.
    I'll also have to agree with FileZilla, even though recently I discovered the plug-in for firefox FireFTP!

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    I just got a Memory Parity Error on my Dell laptop (grrrrr!)

    Hoping it is nothing... a random event :: crossing fingers ::

    Anyway, came across this:

    Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic

    Cheers,
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    Yes it is great knoppix linux includes that. For an awesome free iso burner and many other features try http://www.deepburner.com .

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    Off the top of my head,
    openoffice.org is a great alternative to Microsoft Office. Not to mention joomla/mambo. Open source Rules!
    I get some good feeds from www.opensourceweekly.com

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    I don't think deep burner is free.
    I am however looking for a freeware dvd burner that can burn data or movies to a dvd, doesn't have to be fancy or anything, any suggestions?


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