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100 Open Source downloads for Windows

, posted: 27-Dec-2007 06:21

Open source software is of course not just limited to Linux. Case in point: Someone put together a list of 100 Open Source downloads for Windows.

This is a great resource for anyone still on Windows, who would like to get some experience with open source software and see what can be available for free.


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Comment by tonyhughes, on 27-Dec-2007 09:17

Your link is broke!!


Comment by tonyhughes, on 27-Dec-2007 09:18

Here it is!! http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3718206


Author's note by foobar, on 27-Dec-2007 09:20

@tonyhughes: Oh, rats! Thanks for pointing this out. That was a copy-and-paste bug. I fixed it in the article now. Thanks also for posting the link again.


Comment by bradstewart, on 27-Dec-2007 18:28

"This is a great resource for anyone still on Windows"

That would be everyone...

There are some great programs there, Paint.NET being one and VLC is also very good, i alternate that with WMP11


Comment by paradoxsm, on 27-Dec-2007 23:37

A great list, thanks for the info! There is some newbie stuff and and some more inticate stuff for ourselves!

This is the best juice for anyone wanting to convert, Teach them on applications that are cross-platform or platform independent.

Things like Firefox, VLC and TCPMP are great starting points. Good on Apple for making safari available for Windows so people can get the "taste" even though it's not really "open source"

I really only use Windows for gaming now and am slowly attempting to make them all work in WINE..


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