Must Have Free Open Source Applications

Why pay hundreds of dollars for software applications when excellent free applications are available. Each application is available across platforms unless noted. That is, each app is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh. Here are a few must haves for everyone's tool kit.

Productivity Tools

Download client

ssh secure shell client 3.2.9

A free secureshell client for Windows


A free telnet / SSH client for Windows
Valid XHTML 1.1


A Microsoft Office Suite substitute of amazing quality
Valid XHTML 1.1

Mozilla Firefox

A highly configurable web browser
Valid XHTML 1.1


An audio tool for anyone doing recoding of voice or music to a wide variety of file formats
Valid XHTML 1.1


GNU Image Manipulation Program is a awesome for photo retouching and authoring of images