Archive:Free software list

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(this page is an attempt to list one or two programs in each section that are free software and cross platform, so a person can change their whole setup to free if they want)

Internet

Application Suite: Mozilla (Operating Systems: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, AIX, BSD, HPUX, OS/2, Solaris (SPARC), Solaris (32 bit x86), Tru64 Unix. License: ?)

Browsers

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Camino

Konqueror

Communications

Email and News: Mozilla Thunderbird

Instant Messaging and Chat:

Gaim
Platforms: Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Windows, Qtopia and OPIE embedded environments (e.g. Sharp Zaurus and iPaq PDAs running Linux).
License: GNU General Public License (GPL).

XChat
Platforms: Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris, AIX, IRIX, DEC/Compaq Tru64 UNIX, HP-UX 10.20 and 11
License: GNU General Public License (GPL).

BitlBee
Platforms: Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Windows, Amiga
License: GNU General Public License (GPL).

File Transfer

Bittorrent

FTP

Windows: FileZilla (License: GNU General Public License)

(Better if someone can put a cross-platform client here than list multiple ones for different systems)

Operating Systems

Linux

Ubuntu Linux is an excellent distribution for newbies.

BSD

OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD.

Multimedia

Players

XMMS, MPlayer, Wine

Office and Productivity

Office Suite

OpenOffice.org
Platforms: Windows, Linux (x86 and PPC), Solaris (SPARC and x86), freeBSD, Mac OS X.
License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) and the Sun Industry Standards Source License (SISSL).

KOffice

Text Editors

Abiword

Privacy and Security

GnuPG

More

Sourceforge, freshmeat