The Best Windows Free & Open Source Software

Browsers

Program Name Link Type
Firefox http://www.mozilla.org OSS (Open Source Software)
Chrome http://www.google.com/chrome FS (Free Software)
Opera http://www.opera.com FS

E-Mail Clients

Program Name Link Type
Thunderbird http://www.mozilla.org OSS

Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware

Program Name Link Type
Micro$oft Security Essentials http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials FS
AVG Free http://free.avg.com FS
AntiVir http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus FS
Avast http://www.avast.com FS
Spybot http://www.safer-networking.org FS
Ad-Aware http://www.lavasoft.com FS
SUPERAntiSpyware http://www.superantispyware.com FS

Accessories

Program Name Category Link Type
Foxit Reader PDF Reader http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader FS
IrfanView Photo Viewer http://www.irfanview.com FS
VLC Media Player http://www.videolan.org OSS
CDBurnerXP CD/DVD Burner http://cdburnerxp.se FS
7-Zip Zip-Rar-... Manager http://www.7-zip.org OSS
Total Commander Enhanced Explorer/File Manager http://www.ghisler.com S (Shareware)
CCleaner Advanced Disk & Registry Cleanup http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner FS
Defraggler Advanced Deframentation Tool http://www.piriform.com/defraggler FS
Recuva Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery
+ Secure Wipe Tools
http://www.piriform.com/recuva FS

Office Suite

Program Name Link Type
LibreOffice http://www.libreoffice.org OSS

Graphics Editors

Program Name Link Type
Gimp http://www.gimp.org OSS
Inkscape http://inkscape.org OSS

Diagramming Software

Program Name Link Type
DIA http://dia-installer.de OSS

Portable Software For USB Drives

Program Name Link Type
PortableApps http://portableapps.com OSS & FS

Other Links

Program Name Link
DownloadpediA http://downloadpedia.org/Open_Source_Windows
Open Source Windows http://opensourcewindows.org
Mohawke's Best of the Best Free and Open Source Software Collection http://www.digitaldarknet.net/thelist
Open Source Software in a Windows Environment http://opensourcelist.org/oss/suggestedapplications.html

Didier Delboo
Poperinge, Belgium
info@didierdelboo.be
Last Update: 1 Dec 2011