Tuesday, April 26th 2005

Good Free Software

I’ve been thinking for a very long time that I should put together a list of the free software I use. Free in the $0, no nags, no ads, we-want-you-to-use-it-for-free way. (If for no other reason, then at least so as to give them some well deserved Google juice.) So, here it is:

Edit: As I see it there are three levels of free:

  1. Free: Use this software, but you’ll have to put up with enless nags about paying and/or ads.
  2. Free-er: Use this software without paying, and with no nags or ads.
  3. Free-est: Use and alter our software in any way you like.

Software classed as free-est can be counted as belonging to the free-er class too, since it to most users is simply free – $0, 0 nags.

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  1. jer says:

    You ought to qualify that by “free software” you mean “software that doesn’t cost any money.” Many of the programs you listed are actually open source, free to use however you want, some are not.

  2. David Naylor says:

    Well, since that wasn’t really the point of my post, I didn’t feel the need to make that distinction.