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List some cool open source software

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by SuperDuck, May 13, 2005.


  1. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Open source programs are pretty sweet, and usually very high-quality pieces of software. (The price is right, too. :D) I just picked up Blender 3d on a recommendation from a friend... this'll be keeping me busy for a while. Here's a smaller pic:

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    There are some bigger ones here that show you what the program is capable of.


    So, I got the ball rolling - list some free open source software that you get a kick out of.
     
  2. slinkp

    slinkp

    Aug 29, 2003
    brooklyn, NY, USA
    firefox
    openoffice
    ardour (ardour.org)
    jack (jackit.sf.net)
    SWH plugins (plugin.org.uk)
    seq24
    amsynth
    hydrogen

    (warning, full geek mode below)
    linux
    GNU emacs
    fluxbox
    x11
    python
    zope
    twisted matrix

    hmm, that's about all the software i use on a daily basis, for work and play.
     
  3. The Gimp- linux based freeware photo and image editing
     
  4. I'm currently using Firefox/Thunderbird and Openoffice.

    I'm going to give Linux a test-drive as soon as it finishes downloading. (started downloding Knoppix a few minutes ago)
     
  5. Emacs/XEmacs - the greatest, most powerful text editor (IMO)
    Firefox - web browser
    Thunderbird - email client
    Sunbird - calendar manager
    Rainlendar - desktop integration of calendars, events lists, to-do notes
    OpenOffice - MS Office replacement software suite
    Inkscape - a great, powerful SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) drawing program

    Also, for an easy start into Linux, I recommend Fedora Linux
     
  6. DaftCat

    DaftCat

    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Audacity
    Asterisk
     
  7. Head Creep

    Head Creep

    Nov 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I'll add Gaim and note that The GIMP has also been ported to Windows. It's very good, but there is a learning curve when jumping from Photoshop.
     
  8. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    I like Mozilla Thunderbird :)