Open Source Downloads: the Monster List: Page 5

Posted December 21, 2009

Cynthia Harvey

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200. ModEee

Want to run an Eee-like OS on a Windows system? This clone lets you run the Eee interface through the .Net 2.0 framework. Operating System: Windows

Open Source Elementary Education

201. ChildsPlay

ChildsPlay includes a number of different games suitable for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Some of the games are educational (letter memory) and some are just fun (classic Pong). The CognitionPlay version contains similar activities designed for people suffering from mental illness. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

202. GCompris

This educational suite currently contains more than 100 educational activities for children ages two through ten and more are being added all the time. It includes games that teach keyboard skills, math, science, geography, reading, and several games that are mostly fun, but also develop problem-solving skills (chess, sudoku, etc.) Operating System: Windows, Linux.

203. Little Wizard

If you’re the kind of parent who believes children are never too young to learn how to code, check out this development environment for the grade-school crowd. Using only the mouse, Little Wizard users learn about programming concepts like variables, expressions, loops, conditions, and logical blocks. Operating System: Windows

204. TuxMath

In this arcade style game, kids prevent comets from destroying igloos by solving math problems. You can set the preferences so that it focuses on a particular type of problem—anything from simply locating the right number on the keyboard through addition and subtraction to multiplication and division with both positive and negative numbers. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

205. Tux Paint

This award-winning art program lets kids create small drawings using paintbrush, rubber stamp, line, shape, and text tools, as well as "magic" special effects. TuxPaint is designed for kids age 3-12, but its simple design and cartoon characters (including help from Tux the Linux penguin) make it most suitable for kids in preschool through second grade. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Open Source Email

206. Evolution

Known as "the Outlook of Linux," Evolution offers an integrated inbox, calendar, to-do list, and contact list for Linux only. Operating System: Linux.

207. Thunderbird

This e-mail client from Mozilla (the makers of Firefox) includes built-in encryption capabilities, anti-spam, and phishing protection. It also offers tabbed e-mail, easy search, and outstanding customization capabilities. Operating System, Windows, Linux, OS X.

208. Magic Mail Monitor

Magic Mail Monitor makes it easy to check multiple POP3 and Web-based accounts from a single interface. Anti-spam features include configurable filters, friends list, and partial message loading. Operating System: Windows

209. Zimbra

The Zimbra messaging and collaboration suite was designed with large organizations and service providers in mind. The free, open-source version includes email, contact, calendar, and document management, while the commercial versions add enterprise administration capabilities and mobile/desktop sync. Operating System: Linux, Unix, OS X.

210. Zmail

Need to send a secret e-mail? Zmail lets you send e-mail messages anonymously if you know your SMTP server address. Operating System: OS Independent.

Open Source Encryption

211. AxCrypt

With more than 1.5 million registered users, AxCrypt has become one of the most popular open-source encryption applications. It integrates seamlessly with Windows—simply right-click a file to encrypt it. Operating System: Windows.

212. Crypt

Ultra-fast and lightweight, Crypt can be used encrypt or decrypt just about anything on your Windows system, including regular files and directories, consoles, communication resources, disk devices, and more. Operating System: Windows.

213. Gnu Privacy Guard

Also known as "GPG," Gnu Privacy Guard lets you encrypt and digitally sign documents before transmitting them. This is a command line tool, but the Web site includes links to a number of graphical interfaces for the software. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X.

214. GPGrelay

This e-mail relaying server signs or encrypts e-mail communications using GnuPG (Gnu Privacy Guard) and your existing e-mail client. The developers are careful to note that this app only protects e-mail in transit—it is still stored in its decrypted state on your computer. Operating System: Windows.

215. Keyring for PalmOS

Store secret data securely on your Palm-based handheld. Keyring provides secure triple-DES encryption and is available in a number of different languages. Operating System: PalmOS.

216. Mac GNU Privacy Guard

As you might expect, Mac GnuPG ports GnuPG so that it can be used on a Mac. It provides better privacy than PGP and supports multiple encryption standards and languages. Operating System: Mac OS X.

217. MailCrypt

MailCrypt allows you to encrypt, decrypt, and sign messages and usenet articles using either PGP or GnuPG. One warning: MailCrypt may not be secure when used on an NT workstation (site has details). Operating System: OS Independent.

218. MCrypt

Intended as a replacement for the Unix crypt, MCrypt lets developers add a wide range of encryption functions to their code without needing to be expert cryptographers. Note that this is a developer tool, not an encryption app for end-users. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix.

219. Open Signature

This digital signature project supports all Open SC cards and aims to be the first single app that can be used with cards from multiple countries. Open Signature originally focused on cards used in Italy but has branched out. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix.

220. Steghide

Steghide compresses, encrypts, and conceals messages inside pictures or audio files. It also embeds a checksum to verify data integrity once decrypted. Operating System: OS Independent.

221. TrueCrypt

With more than 12 million downloads, TrueCrypt is also a very popular way to protect your files. While AxCrypt (above) focuses on encrypting individual files, TrueCrypt makes it easy to encrypt a drive partition or an entire drive (including USB thumb drives). Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

222. WinPT

Short for "Windows Privacy Tools," WinPT collects a number of different encryption tools into a single application. It's based on GnuPG and is compatible with PGP. Operating System: Windows.

Open Source Emulators

223. ZNES

ZNES lets you play your Super Nintendo games on your PC. Some games work better than others, and it’s very much a work in progress. Operating System: Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and DOS.

224. VisualBoy Advance

If you’d like to play Gameboy or GameboyAdvance games on your PC, give VisualBoy Advance a try. In addition to offering most of the functions you would find on a Gameboy system, this app also makes it easy to find and use cheats. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix, OS X.

225. DOSBox

Miss the old programs and games from your x86 system? DOSBox allows newer Windows machines and other operating systems to run literally thousands of older games. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

226. Wine

Its name stands for "Wine is not an emulator." While that may be technically true, Wine does let you run Windows programs on x86-based Unix systems—just like an emulator. It also includes a toolkit for porting Windows code to Unix. Operating System: Linux/Unix, OS X, Solaris, All BSD Platforms

Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

227. EdgeERP

EdgeERP builds on the code of WebERP and is designed to offer greater reliability, accessibility, and flexibility. It includes both accounting and ERP capabilities and boasts a powerful tax setup for handling global operations, advanced security, and multi-currency and multi-language support. Operating System: OS Independent.

228. Neogia

Neogia is aimed at slightly smaller companies and includes modules for finance, manufacturing, CRM, and e-commerce. Although some (very imperfect) English translation is available, most of the support and documentation is available only in French. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

229. Openbravo ERP

This Web-based ERP solution is very easy to customize and it integrates with Openbravo POS. Components include master data management, procurement management, warehouse management, project and service management, production management, sales management and CRM, financial management and accounting, and business intelligence. Operating System: OS Independent.

230. Open ERP

Formerly known as Tiny ERP, the very popular Open ERP includes modules for document management, CRM, and BI. Besides the open-source community edition, It's available in three different commercial versions (SMB, Basic, and Corporate), as well as a hosted version called Odoo. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

231. ]project-open[

Project-open combines ERP and project planning for service organizations with 2-2000 users. It includes modules for project/portfolio management, CRM, finance, HR, and knowledge management. Note that the full software is released under a mixed license, that is, parts are open-source, parts are available under a free commercial license, and parts are only available under a fee-based commercial license. Operating System: OS Independent.

232. Postbooks/xTuple ERP

xTuple ERP is available in three different packages: the free Postbooks edition that includes CRM functionality for small- to mid-sized businesses, the standard xTuple edition that includes commercial support for enterprises, and the manufacturing edition. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X.

233. webERP

Aimed primarily at wholesalers and distributors, this app includes ERP and accounting functionality. Key features include multi-language support, role-defined security settings, double-entry accounting, and much more. Operating System: OS Independent.

Open Source File Sharing

234. ABC (Yet Another BitTorrent Client

Based on BitTornado, ABC (Yet Another BitTorrent Client) offers some unique customization options. With this app, you can customize which information is displayed, prioritize the queuing system, and download multiple files simultaneously in the same window. Operating System: Windows.

235. ANts P2P

This third generation peer-to-peer network hides your identity and encrypts all transmissions for completely secure communication. The name comes from the fact that it was inspired by the behavior of ants. Operating System: OS Independent.

236. Ares Galaxy

This P2P file sharer supports both BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations. It provides fast multi-source downloads, a powerful library organizer, built-in audio/video player, and filesharing chat rooms. Operating System: Windows.

237. BitTorrent

Providing access to "the Internet's richest media," the BitTorrent client is still free, although some of the video available on the site now requires a fee. Because it utilizes distributed download technology, the more popular a file is, the faster it will download. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix.

238. BT++

This app aims at improving the original BitTorrent client. Current features include multiple downloads in a single window, minimize to the system tray, and automatic re-starting of interrupted torrents. In the future, developers plan to add enhanced bandwidth throttling and better OS/browser integration. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix.

239. Burst!

This BitTorrent client uses less memory and other resources than the original client. Key features include a torrents manager and super-seeding mode. Operating System: Windows.

240. DC++

This open source project is the most popular client for the Direct Connect network. It offers an easy-to-use interface that’s 100% ad- and spyware-free. Operating System: Windows.

241. eMule

eMule bills itself as "one of the biggest and most reliable peer-to-peer file sharing clients around the world." Based on the original eDonkey2000 client, it boasts an attractive GUI and support for Vista and UPnP. Operating System: Windows.

242. Mute

Using routing mechanisms inspired by ants (yes, the insects), Mute provides completely anonymous file transfer and file sharing that is virtually impossible to trace. In addition, messages passed on the network are protected by military grade encryption. Operating System: OS Independent.

243. PeerGuardian

PeerGuardian protects your privacy while you’re using P2P filesharing networks. It supports multiple lists, list editing, automatic updates, and IPv4 blocking. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

244. RevConnect

Derived from DC++, RevConnect allows file sharing through the Direct Connect network. Primary improvements include multiple source downloading, automatic recycle for excessive sources, Kademlia, and partial file sharing. Operating System: Windows.

245. Shareaza P2P

Shareaza’s claim to fame is its support for numerous P2P networks, including Gnutella2, Gnutella1, eDonkey2000/eMule, and BitTorrent. And its "Collections" feature allows users to preview album covers, song lists, and descriptions from a single screen. Operating System: Windows.

246. Vuze (Azureus)

One of the most popular BitTorrent clients, Vuze, aka Azureus, makes it easy for novices to get started downloading hi-def video while offering plenty of features for advanced users. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix, OS X.

247. Waste

Waste allows small groups of users to chat and download files securely and anonymously. Transmissions are encrypted using RSA and Blowfish algorithms. Operating System: Windows, Linux, BSD, OS X.

Open Source File Transfer

248. cURL

Powered by libcurl, cURL transfers files using URL syntax. It supports SSL certificates, FTP uploading, proxies, cookies, password authentication, proxy tunneling, and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux/Unix, OS X, Solaris.

249. FileZilla

FileZilla supports regular FTP and the more secure FTPS and SFTP protocols. While the client version should work with any operating system, the server version only works with Windows machines. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

250. WinSCP

This Windows-only file transfer tool has won tons of awards and supports FTP, SFTP, and the older SCP file transfer protocols. Note that it's a client-only tool—i.e., you can use it to download files from other sites, but you can't use it to set up your own FTP server. Operating System: Windows.

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