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Corey
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
OpenOffice.org - 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.
Hemant
Are you sure...Openoffice.org exists for Windows...
Joey
Yup, I run it on my desktop, my laptop and my workstation at Tucows.

http://download.openoffice.org/1.1.2/index.html
Corey
I'm absolutly sure smile.gif It's great, i've replaced MS Office with OpenOffice on several computers at school smile.gif
hughesjr
I have FireFox on every Windows PC they will let me put it on!

I use The Gimp on many windows machines as well.

I actually like MS Office, and I have to use it reguardless at work (Several custom MS Outlook forms and MS Access proprietary stuff).

At home, the only thing I do on Windows is make sure my wife can print from her XP machine. The only time I use my windows machine is to make sure my website works with IE and to install updates. (I have a Win2000 Domain controller and 3 XP PCs (1 workstation each for me, my wife and my daughter)... and 4 Linux PCs (My workstation, 2 servers and a test box). Did I mention my 2 Linux Laptops?

4+3+2 = 9 PCs ....it's kind of silly actually. 7 of them are right beside my desk!
Jim
I need to show that post to my sister because she gives me shit for having three computers. I have my mac lap top, my dual boot desktop that spends 99.9% of its time in linux, and my server. I want a fourth as a test box, but what are you gonna do?
chrisw
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
Joey
All my PCs except for the server run windows XP. I can't stand linux on desktops smile.gif
hughesjr
Joey,

You should probably try SUSE 9.1 with the Ximian desktop. It looks pretty good. I work on MS 2000/XP/server 2003 all day, so at home I do Linux only...
wookmaster
I religiously use Mozilla, thunderbird and Firebird. I will NOT use IE, its such a death trap for spyware. I dont trust outlook at all.

Im newer to linux but so far I havnt booted my windows in a few weeks ive been running Mandrake 10 and love it. I havnt tried Suse yet and I dropped KDE cause of some problems with programs slowing down and am using Gnome as of now.

Got any windows programs I need running on linux, I just could get used to Gimp so I got photoshop 7 running just fine and CDex.
wookmaster
I do suppose since I clean spyware and virus's constantly at work it does make me absoultely sick to my stomach to see a windows machine. Ive had 3 XP machines in the past week I could absolutely not get past the Loading screen in safe mode or anything, repair doesnt work worth a crap and I end up backing up the files and formatting. *shutter*

This job really pushed me to linux at home. Given away a few copies of Knoppix at work.
Termina
You all forgot the most important! wink.gif

Ad Aware (free spy/adware removal)

Avast (free antivirus software suite)



And the best piece of software evar.... Internet Explorer 4.0! *darts his eyes around*
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