Open Source Programs for Windows


firefox

Mozilla 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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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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gaim

Pidgin

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

Miro Video Converter

Convert any type of video to mp4 or theora. Convert any video for use with iPhone, iPod, Android, etc. Very clean, easy to use interface.
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Skipscreen

SkipScreen

A Firefox extension that skips unnecessary clicks and wait times on Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire, zShare, and more.
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thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird

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

RSSOwl

Solid cross-platform RSS client.
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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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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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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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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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juice

Juice

Solid podcasting client.
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handbrake

Handbrake

DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter.
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audacity

Audacity

Simple sound recording tool.
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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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filezilla

Filezilla

Excellent FTP program.
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xchat2

X-Chat 2

IRC client.
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PeaZip

PeaZip

Fantastic archiving utility to extract and pack archives of an extensive amount of formats. PeaZip also features password protecting archives, keyfile support, system integration, a lovely interface, and much more.
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