TOP 100+ best Free Opensource Software for windows XP and Vista-PART1

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Here are a few Great open source apps i am using and most which i would definitely recommend to anybody, even if your not particularly skillful with software, these applications have such an easy user interface utilizing should be a breeze. I put them in a list so it is easily browsable .

Web Browsing


Mozilla Firefox
The premier free, open-source browser. Tabs, pop-up blocking, themes, and extensions. Considered by many to be the world’s best browser.
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Video Player / Video Podcasting


Miro
Beautiful interface. Plays any video type (much more than windows media player). Subscribe to video RSS, download, and watch all in one. Torrent support. Search and download from YouTube and others.
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IM – Instant Messaging


Pidgin
Connect to multiple IM accounts simultaneously in a single app, including: AOL IM, MSN, and Jabber.
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Email


Mozilla Thunderbird
Powerful spam filtering, solid interface, and all the features you need.
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RSS


FeedReader
Simple, lightweight aggregator.
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RSSOwl
Solid cross-platform RSS client.
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Peer-to-Peer Filesharing


Cabos
A simple, easy to use filesharing program. Gnutella network.
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Gnucleus
A very good Gnutella search and download filesharing program.
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Azureus
A powerful, but complicated BitTorrent client. So many features you’ll lose your mind.
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Video Playback


VLC
Plays more video files than most players: Quicktime, AVI, DIVX, OGG, and more. Pretty good interface.
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MPlayer
Similar to VLC- plays loads of video formats.
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Media Player Classic
Compact, but powerful media player. Plays anything under the sun. No install necessary.
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DVD Ripping / Video Conversion


Media Coder
Great tool for ripping CDs, DVDs, etc and converting between tons of video formats.
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Word Processing / Office Suites


OpenOffice.org
Big, full featured suite of tools for word processing and spreadsheets. Compatible with and a free replacement for Microsoft Word documents. Also supports OpenDocument Format.
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AbiWord
A word processor. Leaner and quicker than OpenOffice. Compatible with Microsoft Word documents and OpenDocument Format.
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Podcasting


Juice
Solid podcasting client.
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DVD Ripping


Handbrake
DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter.
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Sound Recording


Audacity
Simple sound recording tool.
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Graphics / Photo Editing


GIMPShop
Photo editing application that rivals Photoshop in features.
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Paint.net
Graphics editor with a very nice interface.
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Inkscape
Vector graphics application.
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FTP / SFTP


Filezilla
Excellent FTP program.
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IRC


X-Chat 2
IRC client.
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Freemind
An innovative application for note taking and outlining. Takes time to get used to, but some people swear by it.
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Jarnal
Open Source note taking application written in Java
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Keynote
Open Source note taking application, very good. I use this myself extensively
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