A lot of people don't know the advantages of open-source software, and end up paying a ton of money for apps that do basically the same thing as their freely available open-source counterparts. First of all, since open-source apps are under the GNU Public License (GPL) they're obviously freeware. Secondly, since the source code is freely distributed, the software is constantly being improved and bugs are fixed very often. This gives you an app that's not only free, but also very reliable and feature-rich. So anyways, the point of this thread was to share with all of you a great site that I happened to come across. Basically, it lists some of the most common commercial apps in various categories and lists their open-source counterparts. The author of the page has also included his own comments on each piece of software. It's similar to the link I had posted in this thread that lists Linux counterparts of common Windows apps. Check it out...you might find something you like: Open Source Software for Windows And if enough people find it useful, I might stick the thread for future reference. EDIT: SpeedY_B also suggests stopping by http://www.sourceforge.net to get the latest versions of open-source apps.