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post Jun 22 2004, 07:59 AM
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Its GNU/

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In our daily lives, we are often stuck with using Windows wether it be at work, school, or on a computer in which we have no choice on what operating system to run. Because we are all smart people, we know the benefit and freedom that free software gives us. I thought I would start a thread that would give people ideas on what free software is available for Windows. Please reply with any suggestions you may have as well.

Mozilla Thunderbird - Email Client
Mozilla - Web Browser
Mozilla Firefox - Web Browser - A fully featured Office suite
The Gimp - Fully featured Graphics Manipulation program
XChat - IRC Client
Gaim - IM client supporting MSN, ICQ, Jabber, Yahoo!, IRC, AIM, Gadu-Gadu and Zephyr
MySQL - A powerful database server
Apache - The most popular web server on the internet
7-Zip - File archiver and compression program, supports 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB
Putty - Telnet/SSH client

I'm sure there are plenty that I'm forgetting, I'll tack on more as they come to me. I use most of these programs here in school, they are quite useful.

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post Jun 25 2004, 10:47 AM
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RMS is my Hero

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i have several myself

my server running centOS
my desktop dual boots windows 2000 / centOS (full install for rebuilding srpms / testing)

my wifes desktop running windows 2000
my wifes laptop running windows 2000

my step-sons computer running windows 2000

have a spare amd k6-2 / 500 need to do something with...

oh and i have 2 ps2's hooked up to my network for online/lan playing

i have 3 - 5 port d-link switches...a linksys router... and linksys 5 port hub
some how networked in my house


Chris W.
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