Being a really keen supporter of all things open source here are a few programmes that are open source that might be of use to you. For more information on the Open Source Initiative (OSI), what Open Source means, and for a more definitive list of software out there try http://www.opensource.org

Here's a list of some fab OS software programmes...

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.

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox

 

Sound Editor and Recorder – Audacity

This free, open-source, user friendly and small application will let you record and edit audio easily. You can also download a wrapper for VST plug-ins.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net

 

FTP - SFTP Client - Filezilla

Very useful free, open-source, FTP and SFTP Client. “I would suggest this to access my Client Server with.” It makes uploading and downloading files a lot quicker than a computer's browser.

http://filezilla-project.org

 

File and Archive Manager – PeaZip

With a full and portable version PeaZip zips and unzips pretty much every type of compressed file, without any ‘trial version problems’. “This is my favourite programme of the moment.”

http://peazip.sourceforge.net

 

Video File Format Converter – Handbreak

Convert from and too a massive amount of formats. Nice easy to use selection buttons and include default settings for YouTube and mobile device formats.

https://handbrake.fr/