As we get closer to the new year, expect
to see more and more “Top 10” lists. Like? Well, for example, the folks
over at The Simple Dollar dot com site have this “30
Essential Pieces of Free (and Open) Software for Windows.”
As the name suggests, the software runs on Windows. However, that does
not mean there aren’t any versions for other operating systems. In
fact, many of them do have GNU/Linux versions so some of them may sound
familiar to the Linux user.
The top five are: 1. Firefox (Internet browser), 2. Thunderbird (Internet email), 3. Sunbird
(calendaring), 4. Abiword
(word processing), and 5. OpenOffice
(office suite). YMMV. Insert disclaimer here.