The premier free, open-source browser. Tabs, pop-up blocking, themes, and extensions. Considered by many to be the world’s best browser.
Email software with powerful spam filtering, solid interface, and all the features you need.
Simple sound recording tool.
Solid podcasting client.
Solid cross-platform RSS client.
Graphics editor with a very nice interface.
Photo editing application that rivals Photoshop in features.
Vector graphics application.
Excellent FTP program.
Media Player Classic
Compact, but powerful media player. Plays anything under the sun. No install necessary.
Plays more video files than most players: Quicktime, AVI, DIVX, OGG, and more. Pretty good interface.
Great tool for ripping CDs, DVDs, etc and converting between tons of video formats.
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.
A word processor. Leaner and quicker than OpenOffice. Compatible with Microsoft Word documents and OpenDocument Format.
Pidgin is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to connect to multiple IM accounts simultaneously in a single app, including: AOL IM, MSN, and Jabber.
Renders realistic skys in realtime. Used in real planetariums.
Easy to use, open source WYSIWYG html editor.
Make calls to other skype users for free and to landline phones for a low rate.
NASA World Wind
Mapping tool similar to Google Earth for Windows. Must have the .NET Framework installed.
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.
Picasa is free photo editing software from Google that makes your pictures look great. Sharing your best photos with friends and family is as easy as pressing a button.
Open Source note taking application.
Instant Messenger, E-Mail, and Social Networks in one easy to use program.
A very fast web browser from Google with support for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
An innovative application for note taking and outlining. Takes time to get used to, but some people swear by it.
Open-source 3D planetarium software.
Powerful 3D Modeling software.
Linux for Human Beings. A free open source alternative to Windows.
Archiving utility to extract and pack archives of an extensive amount of formats.