posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 11:53 AM
Well operating systems are a bit of a gray area for me. When you look at something like GNU/Linux it isn't a single piece of software, the complete
operating system is made up of hundreds of small and big programs working together, Linux being the kernel (one piece of software) and GNU being the
large number of little programs that make the OS what it is today. I would like to say GCC is a great piece of software but this is where the gray
area comes in as technically it could be counted as part of the OS.
I cant give a single piece of software but I'll list a couple of what I believe to be excellent, fully free and in a lot of cases better than there
- If your into art stuff and 3D this is a great 3D modeling application which once you get used to is give
most paid alternatives a run for there money.
- When it comes down to it, your never going to use any of the advanced features found in MS Office
that you cant find in Open Office, why pay for what you can get for free.
VLC Media Player
- This is the
media player to have period. It will play absolutely anything you throw at
Like I mentioned there all free, they will also all work in Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac and a variety of other operating systems, and they are very
I few other things (honestly I could go one forever
) Wolfenstein:Enemy Territory - great (free) online fps, gaim - instant messenger,
Code::Blocks - if your into programing, Xchat - for IRC
[edit on 6-2-2007 by Edn]