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Open source and free programs thread!
Don't have any money to buy expensive licenses to all the necessary programs? Well this is the thread for you!

There are loads of good and free programs around the internets, so here we go!


Antivirus:

Avira antivirus personal
[link to www.avira.com]

I have been using this for many years now and haven't had any viruses since i started using this.

Firewall:

Comodo Firewall
[link to personalfirewall.comodo.com]

This is also one program that i have been using for years. Very good firewall. Only downside is that the UI is pretty hard to learn and some options are hard to find.

AntiMalware:

Spybot Search & Destroy
[link to www.safer-networking.org]

Very good for getting rid of those nasty buggers from your computer. Fast and reliable.

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Those are the necessary programs if you are running windows. sure there are other free antivirus and firewall programs, but i don't want to link to programs that i don't know. If someone wants to contribute and suggest any other programs, then feel free to do so.


now for some not so important, but helpful programs to ease your life in the digital world.


Opera Internet Browser
[link to www.opera.com]

Best browser in my mind. Been using this since 2001.
It's fast and has many good features.

Firefox Browser
[link to www.mozilla.org]

Pretty good browser also. If you don't like opera, then give this a try. I use this every now and then.

Mozilla Thunderbird
[link to www.mozilla.org]

Powerful email program with good features. Supports hotmail, gmail and such.

VLC media player
[link to www.videolan.org]

Damn good player. Has loads of codecs built in so it supports almost every filetype in there.

7Zip
[link to www.7-zip.org]

Very good program for compressing and decompressing packed files.

Open office
[link to www.openoffice.org]

Good alternative for Micro$oft Office. Supports many filetypes and is easy to use. I have been using this for some time now.

Foxit reader
[link to www.foxitsoftware.com]

Very good and fast PDF reader. Good alternative for Adobes memory hog.

GIMP. GNU Image Manipulation Program
[link to www.gimp.org]

Basic program for editing images. Bit confusing first but you get used to it.

FileZilla
[link to filezilla-project.org]
GUI for your FTP site. Allows drag and drop.
Very good program. updates frequently and is easy to use
(Thanks AC 1492057)

ImgBurn
[link to www.imgburn.com]

Program to write stuff to cd/dvd/bluray... very good and very small.

Foobar2000
[link to www.foobar2000.org]

Light weight music player
"It doesn't need many resources and you can customize it. No senseless integration into stupid web services by default. Excellent alternative to WMP or shitty WinAmp."
(Thanks to AC 1246559)




That's it for now. will update if something else comes to mind.

Feel free to contribute and post your own suggestions.



Peace!

Last Edited by Lnx on 10/11/2011 10:48 AM
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Windows, office, adobe premiere, wtf? They are all free I thought? Never paid for any?
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Windows, office, adobe premiere, wtf? They are all free I thought? Never paid for any?
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Well if you support warez then yes, they are free. but this thread is about FREE free programs and does not support warez ;)
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Windows, office, adobe premiere, wtf? They are all free I thought? Never paid for any?
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Well if you support warez then yes, they are free. but this thread is about FREE free programs and does not support warez ;)
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Well I don't support anything I just always thought they were free you can just download them you know?
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Windows, office, adobe premiere, wtf? They are all free I thought? Never paid for any?
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Well if you support warez then yes, they are free. but this thread is about FREE free programs and does not support warez ;)
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Well I don't support anything I just always thought they were free you can just download them you know?
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Sure you can, but those usually are only 30 day trials.
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Windows, office, adobe premiere, wtf? They are all free I thought? Never paid for any?
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Well if you support warez then yes, they are free. but this thread is about FREE free programs and does not support warez ;)
 Quoting: Lnx


Well I don't support anything I just always thought they were free you can just download them you know?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2724990


Sure you can, but those usually are only 30 day trials.
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lol no the full ones man sheeesh like on the pirate bay or whatever.
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Don't have any money to buy expensive licenses to all the necessary programs? Well this is the thread for you!

There are loads of good and free programs around the internets, so here we go!


Antivirus:

Avira antivirus personal
[link to www.avira.com]

I have been using this for many years now and haven't had any viruses since i started using this.

Firewall:

Comodo Firewall
[link to personalfirewall.comodo.com]

This is also one program that i have been using for years. Very good firewall. Only downside is that the UI is pretty hard to learn and some options are hard to find.

AntiMalware:

Spybot Search & Destroy
[link to www.safer-networking.org]

Very good for getting rid of those nasty buggers from your computer. Fast and reliable.

--

Those are the necessary programs if you are running windows. sure there are other free antivirus and firewall programs, but i don't want to link to programs that i don't know. If someone wants to contribute and suggest any other programs, then feel free to do so.


now for some not so important, but helpful programs to ease your life in the digital world.


Opera Internet Browser
[link to www.opera.com]

Best browser in my mind. Been using this since 2001.
It's fast and has many good features.

Firefox Browser
[link to www.mozilla.org]

Pretty good browser also. If you don't like opera, then give this a try. I use this every now and then.

Mozilla Thunderbird
[link to www.mozilla.org]

Powerful email program with good features. Supports hotmail, gmail and such.

VLC media player
[link to www.videolan.org]

Damn good player. Has loads of codecs built in so it supports almost every filetype in there.

7Zip
[link to www.7-zip.org]

Very good program for compressing and decompressing packed files.

Open office
[link to www.openoffice.org]

Good alternative for Micro$oft Office. Supports many filetypes and is easy to use. I have been using this for some time now.

Foxit reader
[link to www.foxitsoftware.com]

Very good and fast PDF reader. Good alternative for Adobes memory hog.

GIMP. GNU Image Manipulation Program
[link to www.gimp.org]

Basic program for editing images. Bit confusing first but you get used to it.



That's it for now. will update if something else comes to mind.

Feel free to contribute and post your own suggestions.



Peace!
 Quoting: Lnx


Cool!!
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Well if you support warez then yes, they are free. but this thread is about FREE free programs and does not support warez ;)
 Quoting: Lnx


Well I don't support anything I just always thought they were free you can just download them you know?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2724990


Sure you can, but those usually are only 30 day trials.
 Quoting: Lnx


lol no the full ones man sheeesh like on the pirate bay or whatever.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2724990


You're trolling now but just so the obvious is stated, the full versions of commercial programs that are on The Pirate Bay or whatever have all kinds of legal consequences associated with using them without a valid license.
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lol no the full ones man sheeesh like on the pirate bay or whatever.
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Nice try... troll
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feel free to ask If you have any questions about these programs. I'll try to answer them
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feel free to ask If you have any questions about these programs. I'll try to answer them
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Just use linux:

[link to www.ubuntu.com]
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AntiMalware:

Spybot Search & Destroy
[link to www.safer-networking.org]

Very good for getting rid of those nasty buggers from your computer. Fast and reliable.

 Quoting: Lnx



...and they release update definitions every Tuesday. coffee4



Malwarebytes
releases updated definitions everyday.

[link to www.malwarebytes.org]

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Rigs of Rods vehicle Simulator:

[link to www.rigsofrods.com]

Good fun to play for a while.

banana2
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feel free to ask If you have any questions about these programs. I'll try to answer them
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Just use linux:

[link to www.ubuntu.com]
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That is one option too, but some people don't have the time to learn new operating system.


If someone wants to try ubuntu, you don't have to install it, you can always try it without installing by burning it to cd/dvd and running it from there. it's pretty cool.

Last Edited by Lnx on 10/11/2011 07:35 AM
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Screenprint32
Awesome screen shot program.

Defraggler
Excellent defrag utility. Way better than what's built in.

Kdiff
Compare files and merge them. Developer tool.

Filezilla
GUI for your FTP site. Allows drag and drop.

Ill post some more when I get on my computer.
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Filezilla
GUI for your FTP site. Allows drag and drop.

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Yeah, very good program. updates frequently and is easy to use.

here's a link to it
[link to filezilla-project.org]
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ImgBurn added.
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Please a Foobar2000 music player.

It doesn’t need many resources and you can customize it. No senseless integration into stupid web services by default. Excellent alternative to WMP or shitty WinAmp.

It is Freeware but not Open Source.
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Please a Foobar2000 music player.

It doesn’t need many resources and you can customize it. No senseless integration into stupid web services by default. Excellent alternative to WMP or shitty WinAmp.

It is Freeware but not Open Source.
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Yeah, forgot that one completely. I haven't used it myself but my friends use it and they have recommended it to me many times... maybe i should try it out sometime ;)
will add it to the list
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bleachbit
scrubs all temp files including java.
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cc cleaner

[link to www.piriform.com]

paint

[link to www.getpaint.net]
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feel free to ask If you have any questions about these programs. I'll try to answer them
 Quoting: Lnx


Just use linux:

[link to www.ubuntu.com]
 Quoting: chaakin


That is one option too, but some people don't have the time to learn new operating system.


If someone wants to try ubuntu, you don't have to install it, you can always try it without installing by burning it to cd/dvd and running it from there. it's pretty cool.
 Quoting: Lnx


I was amazed how easy it was. Very easy to learn going from Windows.
We opened doors by thinking.
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The Open Source movement is rapidly moving past software.
Here's some more open source projects to add to the list...

Open Source Micro-Controller ... Arduino

[link to www.arduino.cc]


Open Source Industrial Equipment and Living... Open Source Ecology

[link to opensourceecology.org]


Open Source Aquaponics...

[link to www.opensourceaquaponics.com]


It's time for us to STAND UP and change the world by changing ourselves and how we relate to one another. Time for ACTION!

Get involved and share your gifts!

Peace,
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[link to www.extractnow.com]

Old ones but still useful:

[link to tinyapps.org]
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For business users:


Firewall:

Pfsense is awesome. Run it on an old POS PC ready for the trash between your modem and switch. All you need is a dual nic.

Untangle is pretty cool too, but some of the apps for it are paid.

Don't forget Asterisk/PBX in A Flash.

Set up a complex IVR/VoiceMail/Phone system for free. I have more functionality in my PBIAF system for nothing (had to pay like $99 each for the phones though) than I did from a proprietary AT&T system costing over 15 grand years back.
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Blender is a free open source 3d modelling and rendering program rivaling many of the commercial ones now.

[link to www.blender.org]
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jedit - Text editor

[link to www.jedit.org]
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These are older (2009) but vote the Best of:

[link to www.pricelesswarehome.org]
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GOM player is a good media player. It can play flv's and mp4's and such. Free.

[link to player.gomlab.com]
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i always wonder why xtraceroute hasnt received an update

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