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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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the list, most of it I use. But as for the compression tool and file archives, I know how to open .rar file and the rest formats using a universal program. This is much better than downloading 7Zip, Corel WinZip and much more just clogs my PC. This is my opinion, you can also learn more about the universal viewer and use it depending on your needs.