Heres a list of 49 open source projects that deserve a round of applause. You can peruse the full list and for goodness sake, we think you should or just jump to a certain area using the miracle of HTML linking:
1. AudacityThis cross-platform sound recorder and editor receives high marks for its speed and ease of use. Key features include envelope editing, mixing, and built-in effects; supported formats include WAV, AIFF, Ogg, and MP3.
2. Linux MultiMedia Studio Think you have what it takes to be a record producer? LMMS lets you create music on your computer, including creating loops, synthesizing and mixing sounds, arranging samples, and more.
3. Jajuk If you have a large or scattered music collection, Jajuk is for you. This jukebox provides a lot of advanced features for users who know what theyre doing, while also being relatively intuitive.
4. MumbleWith Mumble, you can easily talk to other players while gaming, and the voices seem to come from the on-screen characters. Plus, the echo cancellation feature means you wont get those annoying reverberation effects from your microphone picking up the sound from your speakers.
5. ePresence Interactive Media Developed at the University of Toronto, ePresence claims to be the world's first open source webcasting and conferencing solution. It is designed to support conferences, online meetings, seminars, and demonstrations. Click the Project Web Site link from the link above to check out some of the (mostly educational) presentations created with ePresence.
6. Elastix With final code just released November 2007, Elastix is a brand-new appliance software for Asterisk-based PBX systems. It combines a lot of the most popular Asterisk tools with a unique interface, utilities, and add-ons for a complete open-source VoIP system.
7. trixbox Formerly known as Asterisk@home, trixbox is another VoIP solution based on the Asterisk PBX software. Ideal for home or small business users, the Web-based interface makes the software easy to set up and use.
8. LCARS 24
8. LCARS 24Ever wish your screen looked like those cool interfaces on Star Trek? LCARS 24 offers an alarm clock, calendar, games, maps, etc. all with look of the displays on the Enterprise. Its probably not something youd install on your regular computer, but you might want to use it to turn an old DOS laptop into a useful conversation piece.
9. Synergy If youve got more than one computer sitting on your desk, Synergy lets you use the same mouse and keyboard for both. It works cross-platform, so its great if you switch back and forth between a Linux machine and a Windows machine, or a Windows machine and a Mac, etc.
10. LXDE Lightweight X Desktop Environment does just what the name suggests: it offers a fast desktop for Linux/Unix systems that doesnt consume a lot of power or memory. Unlike a lot of similar projects, each of the components can be installed separately, so you can use only the pieces you want.