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50 Open Source Tools That Could Help You Find (or Keep) a Valentine: Page 3

Open source chocolate, poetry, jewelry and other software downloads for romantics.
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Cook a Romantic Meal

25. Recipe Tools

This set of tools can help you find (and share) great Valentine's Day recipes on the Web. With the RecipeFox Firefox add-on, you can easily grab recipes off the Internet and save them for use later. You can then store the recipe in a recipe manager like MasterCook or Gourmet (see below). Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

26. Gourmet

This recipe organizer can track all of your favorite recipes, and it generates nutritional information. It can also create a shopping list to help you prepare for a romantic dinner. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

Watch a Romantic Movie

27. VLC Media Player

If you can't think of anything better to do for Valentine's Day, you could always stay in and watch a movie. VLC can play nearly any kind of video or audio file (including DVD and Blu-Ray), and it can also convert files from one format to another. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, others

28. XBMC Media Center

Created with home theater PCs (HTPCs) in mind, XMBC acts as a video player and multimedia hub. It supports most remote controls and it can run on a network, so you can keep your multimedia library on one system and access it from anywhere in the house. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

29. Mplayer

Popular with Linux users, this award-winning video player supports a long list of file types and codecs. In development for twelve years, this is a stable, mature app with plenty of features. Operating system: Linux

E-mail

30. Evolution

Frequently called "the Outlook of Linux," Evolution includes e-mail, calendar and contact management capabilities. It also offers spam filtering, anti-virus filtering, encryption and other security features. Operating System: Linux

31. Thunderbird

If you use the Firefox browser, you may want to check out the Thunderbird e-mail client, which is also made by Mozilla. It's highly customizable, offers outstanding search capabilities and features a familiar tabbed interface. If you want an integrated calendar, you'll also need to download Lightning. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

32. Zmail

Too shy to contact your love interest from your regular e-mail account? Zmail allows you to send messages anonymously. Operating System: OS Independent

Instant Messaging

33. Pidgin

No matter which IM network your sweetie uses, you'll be able to contact him or her via Pidgin. This chat client supports 16 of the most popular networks and includes features like file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies and typing notifications. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix

34. Adium

If you'd like to use Pidgin on your Mac, try Adium instead. Operating System: OS X

35. aMSN

If your romantic interest chats through Windows Live, you can use aMSN to get in touch. Created as an MSN Messenger clone (before Microsoft changed the name to Windows Live Messenger), aMSN is a pluggable, skinnable IM client with support for offline messaging, voice clips, webcams, custom emoticons and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X


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