Saturday, August 30, 2014

Free open source windows software

Here's a list of some software I find essential and which I usually install on new Windows machines. All are free and most are open source.

Browser: Firefox or Chrome

Email: Thunderbird

Anti-virus software: Microsoft Security Essentials

Distributed Version Control System: Git for Windows

SVN Client: Tortoise SVN client

Flash: Adobe Flash Player

File archive/compression tool: 7-Zip

Media player: VLC Media Player

Text Editor: Notepad++

PDF creation: PDF Creator

PDF viewer: Sumatra PDF

Office software (spreadsheet, word processor, slideshow): Libre Office, Open Office or Microsoft Office

CD/DVD Burner & Ripper: ImgBurn

Bitmap Graphics editor: Paint.NET or GIMP

Vector graphics editor: Inkscape

Digital darkroom software: LightZone

Password safe: KeePass

File synchronisation: Dir Sync Pro

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