A list of open source (no cost) software. Check out SourceForge.NET for the largest collection of Open Source software.
"Open source is a set of principles and practices on how to write software, the most important of which is that the source code is openly available." Wikipedia.org
Note: Not everything is open source on this page. There are also free versions of software listed.
Firefox faster, more secure web browsing.
Chrome web browser
Web Page Editing/Creation
FileZilla to ftp files to a server.
WinSCP to transfer files securely using SSH protocol. WinSCP requires command line access to server,
not all Cameron servers provide this level of access.
Secure Terminal Sessions
PUTTY software to connect to servers using the SSH protocol.
Pidgin to communicate using multi-protocols (including ICQ, AIM, Yahoo, IRC, MSN, etc).
PDF File Creation
Use your application print option and print to the PDFCreator option. Instead of printing PDFCreator will create a pdf file.
IZARC to extract or compress files. Supports multiple formats including: 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CDI, CAB, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG, ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MBF, MDF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO.
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner - Free registry repair software. Scans your Windows registry for invalid or obsolete information.
Adobe Reader - The defacto standard PDF reader not open source but free to download.
Glary Utilities - Free optimize, clean, boost speed of Windows.
PC Tools Antivirus Free - free version (not open source) comes with no support or high speed updates. (See below get Google Pack with antivirus).
CCleaner - free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool.
Spybot Search and Destroy - detects and removes spyware. On slower PCs turn off the real time detection and use as an on demand scanner.
Clonezilla (an open source disk copier) unicast version allows for cloning of a hard drive.
Clonezilla allows for the copying of a hard drive to another local hard drive or partition to partition.
A multicast version exists for mass duplication to multiple PCs but requires installation on a Linux server.
Screen SaversReally Slick Screensavers - Once you install it there is no going back
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