50 Open Source Desktop Projects: Good Downloads

Some wonderfully useful (and free or cheap) downloads await you. Email, video, audio, security, image editing – and much more.
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Behold the vast and sprawling feast of open source downloads. Incredible, ain’t it? Armed with little more than an Internet connection and some extra space on your hard drive, a rich cornucopia awaits you.

And so, with no further ado…let’s dig in!

1) Filezilla A popular FTP client that is powerful, simple to use and cross platform. It's been said that the UI is quite intuitive.

2) aMSN A near exact open source duplicate of the ever-popular MSN client now replaced by Live Messenger on the Windows OS. aMSN is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems.

3) OpenFirewall Two firewalls in one, OpenFire wall provides firewall security at both the kernel and application layers.

4) MultiGet A GUI downloader application for those in need of an app that will allow for multiple download management. Simple to use, easy to configure.

5) osCommerce A powerful, easy to setup product manager for eCommerce needs. In essence, it’s a virtual store with unlimited categories a reliable shopping cart and the ability to be configured as needed.

6) Remote Anywhere Software that can provide you with access to your home computer from practically any Internet appliance. Application is provided in MSI file format as it’s for Windows only.

7) JBidWatcher Built on Java technology so that it would be platform independent, this auction management tool is generally used for what is called 'auction sniping', although it provides advanced auction management options in addition to this.

8) Inferno Deleting your most private files with the assurance that they cannot be recovered, this DoD-quality deletion tool provides file removal at AES 256-bit encryption.

9) BottomFeeder Despite the strange name, this RSS aggregator provides support for both RSS and Atom, and is completely cross platform.

10) CamStudio Screen capture to an AVI wrapper or to SWF for Flash media inclusion. It's fairly straightforward to use and provides a viable training tool for demonstrations or training.


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