Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Open Source Downloads: the Monster List

Filed under
Software

Open source software has benefited from an explosion of creativity in the last several years. Indeed, the first decade of the 21st century could be called “the Decade of Open Source.”

Since 2006, Datamation has put together at least 15 different lists of open source software, for file sharing, enterprises, small businesses, windows users, netbooks, security professionals, and others. (And check out the hot new open source list from late 2009). For this list of open source downloads, we revisited all those applications that we've featured before, culled out the projects that are no longer active (or no longer open source), made updates, and organized them alphabetically in categories.

Of course, with so many open source apps, they aren't all of equal quality. But they're all at least worth a look, and many of the older apps have improved. So if you're looking for open source software of nearly any type, we bet you'll find at least a couple of possibilities on our "Monster List."

Peruse the full list -- it's a mighty thing -- or search by alphabetical category:




More in Tux Machines

Not just token: Red Hat's Women in Open Source Awards

DeLisa Alexander would like to make one thing clear about Red Hat's Women in Open Source Awards (WIOSA): They're not just a token gesture towards diversity. Instead, she describes them as one step in a larger, more varied strategy to increase women's participation in open source. "It's one key," says Alexander, executive vice-president and chief people officer at Red Hat. "But it's an important part of the puzzle to help tech and open source attract more talent." According to Alexander, the idea was first generated several years ago, but the company "waited until we had a larger sense of the puzzle." Read more

Why open source runs the world

GNU/Linux as an operating system and open source as a movement have become phenomenal driving forces in the technology world. Without it the internet wouldn't exist as the free and open resource we enjoy today. Read more

Google's Chrome to pull plug on plugins next September

  • Google's Chrome to pull plug on plugins next September
    Google is moving ahead with its plan to end support for Netscape plugins in its Chrome browser – and has set next September as the date for when they will stop working altogether.
  • The Final Countdown for NPAPI
    Last September we announced our plan to remove NPAPI support from Chrome, a change that will improve Chrome’s security, speed, and stability as well as reduce complexity in the code base. Since our last update, NPAPI usage has continued its decline. Given this usage data, we will continue with our deprecation plan.
  • Fair Warning: Chrome Team Starts Final Countdown for NPAPI Extensions
    As we've reported several times, Google is introducing big changes in its Chrome browser, especially when it comes to how the browser handles extensions. If you've regularly used either or both of the most popular open source Internet browsers--Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox--then you're probably familiar with the performance and security problems that some extensions for them can cause.

Antarctic ice might be thicker than previously thought, reveals Linux powered underwater robot seaBED

SeaBED, a submersible robot powered by Linux, was recently used to scan the huge frozen ice sheets across Antarctica. That has helped scientists get detailed and high-resolution 3-D maps of the frozen continent for the first time. Researchers at the British Antarctic Survey will now be able to know more regions which had earlier been difficult to access because of the hostile conditions prevailing in the area. Read more