Great Open Source and/or Free Replacements for Windows Software

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Posted 25 Jun 2007 in Geek Girl

Geek GirlIf you are working on a budget or just like tinkering, these programs are great replacements for Windows software. I’ve used quite a few of them (look for a * next to the ones I’ve used) and starting late July, I’ll be doing reviews of some of them.

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Anti-Virus:

* AVG Free – http://free.avg.com/ww.download

* Avast! Antivirus – http://www.avast.com/

PDF Reader:

* Foxit Reader – http://www.foxitsoftware.com/

Media Players:

* VLC – http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Media Player Classic – http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/

Web Browsers:

* Firefox- http://www.getfirefox.com

* Opera – http://www.opera.com

Email:

* Thunderbird – http://www.getthunderbird.com

Bit-Torrent Client:

* uTorrent – http://www.utorrent.com/

Anti-Spyware:

* Spybot: Search and Destroy-http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html

IM:

* Gaim: http://gaim.sourceforge.net

* Meebo: http://www.meebo.com

Firewall:

* Comodo Firewall Pro http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/


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2 Comments

  1. Actually, most of these aren’t open source, but freeware. The only open source there is VLC, Firefox, Thunderbird, and Gaim. The rest are free as in $0 but proprietary. Just thought someone should make a distinction.

    • I stand corrected. 😳


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