Free And Open Source Software

This is a list of free and open-source software packages for the use of all computer users from areas such as Personal Use, Pictures, Business, File-Sharing, Accounting, Graphics, Audio/Video, Security & Anti-Virus all are computer software licensed under free software licenses and open-source licenses. Software that fits the Free Software Definition may be more appropriately called free software. For more information about the philosophical background for open-source software, see free software movement and Open Source Initiative, where possible please make donations to help keep this movement alive.

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ScratchScratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.

Notepad++ Notepad++ is a text editor and source code editor for use with Microsoft Windows. Unlike Microsoft Notepad, the built-in Windows text editor, it supports tabbed editing, which allows working with multiple open files in a single window.

Sublime Text – Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
You’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

PythonPython is a widely used high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than possible in languages such as C++ or Java.

Best Free Software For Personal Use

Apache OpenOffice Replaces Microsoft Office
Firefox Replaces Internet Explorer
Google Chrome Replaces Internet Explorer
Thunderbird Replaces Microsoft Outlook or Eudora
Mozilla Lightning Calendar Replaces Microsoft Calendar
PDFCreator Replaces Adobe Acrobat

Best Free Pictures

Pixabay – https://pixabay.com/
Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/

Best Free Business Software

GanttPV Replaces Microsoft Project
FreeMind Mind mapping is a key process in many businesses
VirtualBox Unique but essential (for some)
Notepad++ Replaces Microsoft Windows Notepad
Greenshot you can take full or partial screenshots and add text and shapes
FileZilla Replaces WinFTP

Best Free Accounting Software

TurboCASH 5 Replaces Quicken 
GnuCash Replaces Microsoft Money or Quicken

Best Free File-Sharing Software

Ares Galaxy Replaces BitTorrent
eMule Replaces BitTorrent
Tribler Replaces BitTorrent

Best Free Graphics Software

GIMP Replaces Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro
Blender 3D Replaces Maya, 3DSMax
Dia Replaces Microsoft Visio
Inkscape Replaces Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw
Scribus Replaces PageMaker, InDesign, QuarkXPress

Best Free Audio/Video Software

VLC Media Player Is a fast and powerful multimedia player that supports various audio and video formats
SMPlayer  Is a free media player with the added ability to play and download YouTube videos.
Handbrake Handbrake enables you to stick a DVD in your DVD drive and have the contents of that film stored to your hard drive
Audacity  recording your own podcast
Media Player Classic plays a wide swath of audio and video formats

Best Free Security & Anti-Virus Software

KeePass Password Safe Is a lightweight and intuitive password manager for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and mobile devices
TrueCrypt Replaces BitLocker
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Replaces Norton Antivirus
HealthMonitor  enables you to keep an eye on the health of your computer

More can be found at: List of commercial open-source applications and services click here.

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