The Best Open Source Programs

This is a repeat post but the other thread was really old so I wanted to open a new one.

I am always on the look-out for awesome open source programs.

Gimp is a great tool. You can do the same stuff as photo Shop and this is free, open-source. Just search for it and download it. It takes a while to learn but it’s great. Ah, and I think it had a version that looks like Photo Shop if yo are used to that program.

That’s my choice, what programs do you suggest? Please be sure these are open-source, not affiliate links that you are trying to earn a buck on. Thanks!!

Yeah Gimp is good but Photoshop is the best ever

I really like I don’t need all the features of photoshop.

I’ll have to say that these are my favorite apps and utilities in open source. The ones I use the most I guess…

  • Chrome (chromium)
  • Firefox
  • Unison (syncs between multiple computers – like DYI Dropbox)
  • Synergy (one keyboard and mouse for multiple computers)
  • Thunderbird
  • WordPress
  • MySQL
  • Apache
  • Filezilla
  • VLC (play any video file)
  • Audacity, sound player & editor
  • Nagios (monitor your sites and servers)
  • FreeNAS - Turn a computer into a storage appliance.

How can Word Press be left out of the list? I like Magento eCommerce, Prestashop and Tomatocart as well.

I have a bunch but five favourites.

  • nmap
  • openvas
  • metasploit framework
  • nagios
  • ossec

Not too forget Ubuntu of course but that’s more like a collection of open source.

As a developer I could not live without ‘git’

For developers: Notepad++, Putty, TortoiseSVN, WinSCP, WAMP, Red5