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Huge List of Free Open Source Programs

Wikipedia is an amazing resource and someone has compiled a huge list of free open source programs at List of Open Source Software Packages.

The list is broken down by type including math, finance, word processing, assisting technology, file manager, games, media, internet, networking, education, and so many more.

If a link is in red, that means that documentation in Wikipedia has not been written, so if you are familiar with the program, consider clicking on that link and filling in the blanks to help all of us. Many of the links include a link to the software site, which would also help even if there is no Wikipedia documentation. And you can add to this list, which is part of the fun of working on a wiki and contributing to the largest resource for knowledge in the world – and FREE, too.

Now, the programs listed are considered free, but if you really like them and use them, do consider donating to their cause so they can remain free and their developers can keep the roof over their head and food in their children’s mouths. 😉

And while I’m looking at this huge, overwhelming list, besides WordPress and Firefox, what are some of your favorite open source, free programs?

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  1. Posted November 22, 2005 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Besides Firefox and WordPress, I’d have to say that OpenOffice 2.0 is a real favorite of mine. We actually use it alot at my company (in edition to MS Office). OpenOffice 2.0 is really a great package, there isn’t a weak module in it. And, it was a snap to use, since many of us knew MS Office, OpenOffice 2.0 required virtually no training for anyone.

    I’ve use AbiWord ( also. For an easy, basic, wordprocessing program, that is free, but with the right feature set for most users who just do wordprocessing, AbiWord is a nice choice.

  2. Todd Higginbotham
    Posted November 23, 2005 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Hello, how do you get your and links like your feedburner feed on your blogroll? Do you have a blogrolling gold account?

  3. Posted November 24, 2005 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be writing about this technique soon but check out the article in the WordPress Codex called Links Manager to understand how to use the Links Manager or Blogroll feature in WordPress. Nothing much more complicated than that, though I did use a few tweaks I’ll explain in an article soon.

  4. Posted January 13, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Great resource – just wanted to say thanks for posting this. (And like John, Open Office is one of my favorites)

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