The Most Useful and Wanted OpenSource Application

Open Source applications are a great cost-free alternative to commercial applications.

In many instances they are even better than paid versions of the same application.

Today we bring you a list of a great applications from browsers to video players forLinux, both Windows XP/Vista and Macintosh OS X.

All items on the list of course are completely FREE and have NO adware or spyware.

Mozilla Firefox - tabbed browsing, customizable, and large plugin library

Camino - mozilla-like mac-styled browser with rss, spell check, tabs & more

Mozilla Thunderbird - secure emails, fight spam, tags, rss, and more

OpenProj - project management like Microsoft Project

BlueFish - Editor for web designer and programmer

Aptana - IDE HTML/JavaScript editor

GnuCash - Accounting software management like MYOB or Quicken

Whaaaw! - Media Player that support many audio format files

PAC - Media Converter, support WAV, Real Media, OGG, MP3, WMA and more

VirtualBox - Software virtual OS like VMware, Parallel

Kexi - Database application that similar to Microsoft Access

Lazarus - Similar to Delphi, Rapid Application Development

FeedReader - handle large amount of feeds, simple, auto updates, and fast

Vienna - rss + atom, tabbed viewer, customize layouts, and global search

RSSOwl - opml, bookmarks, export function, search, and alerts

Pidgin - all in one chat client supporting over 15 major chatting services

Adium - also an all in one client, which supports 13 chatting protocols

Azureus - very powerful, customizable, plugins, and tracker support

SystemRescueCD - Data recovery tools

OpenLaszlo - The Flash of Linux

Quanta - High quality IDE Web Development

Dia - The VISIO of Linux

DVDStyler - DVD Authoring application

Partimage - The Ghost of Linux

Miro - plays any video file, hd content, free tv, youtube downloads, and torrents

VLC - plays tons of media formats, powerful converter, and streams anything

OpenOffice - word processor, spreadsheets, presentations, and illustrator

AbiWord - a powerful word processor which supports many formats

Bean - a simple and free word processor more feature packed than text edit

ClamWin - great virus protection tool for windows based machiens

ClamAV - anti-virus scanning tool for Unix-based machines

Handbrake - rips and converts to any format. supports PSP, iPod, and iPhone

Media Coder - rip, encode anything to anything, simple encoding for portable devices

Burn - burn data, video, audio, and images. also can copy discs

InfraRecorder - burn any type of data or media, dual layer support, and create ISOs

Audacity - a powerful sound recorder and editing tool

Filezilla - supports ftp, ftps, sftp, and supports large file transfers. can resume files

Cyberduck - supports standard ftp protocols and integrated with OS X features

Gimp - great for creating and editing images. good photoshop alternative - a powerful windows photo editing / manipulation tool

Seashore - a mac os x photo editor with tons of features

Scribus - neat professional publishing and page layout tool

7-zip - unzip or zip up just about any type of package you can imagine

Unarchiver - can unzip anything and works better than OS X’s default tool

Eraser - securely delete any file from your HDD beyond point of recovery

Permanent Eraser - completely wipe any data using DoD specifications

PDFCreator - create pdf files from any just about program that can print


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