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Open Source Software for Windows - page 3


  • Firefox web browser with the latest security and stability updates, imports your Favorites, settings and other information.
  • Thunderbird e-mail client with new features like intelligent spam filters, saved search folders, RSS support, privacy protection and much more.
  • Mozilla Suite with Web-browser, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editing.
  • cURL is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax, supporting FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, GOPHER, TELNET, DICT, FILE and LDAP. Curl supports HTTPS certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, kerberos...), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks .
  • Exodus is a new Jabber™ client being developed to be a "successor" to the very popular client Winjab .
    It's smaller, faster, easier to use, and looks better.
  • Feedreader is a freeware Windows application that reads and displays Internet newsfeeds aka ATOM and RSS feeds based on XML. It supports ATOM and all major RSS formats.
  • Filezilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of features.
  • Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client. It is compatible with AIM™ and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger™, Yahoo!™, IRC, Jabber™, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, GroupWise Messenger, and Zephyr networks.
  • giFT is a collection of various software components geared towards improving the overall usability of a multitude of peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.
  • Gnucleus is a Windows application for accessing the Gnutella and G2 networks.
  • Mahogany Mail is a mail and news client. It supports a wide range of protocols and standards, including SMTP, POP3, IMAP, NNTP (including SSL support for all of them) and full MIME support.
  • Miranda IM is a multi protocol instant messenger client. Plugins can be installed to add support for ICQ, AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, Gadu-Gadu, Tlen, Netsend and other protocols.
  • NcFTP is a set of programs implementing the File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
  • Phoenix Mail is an e-mail program developed with Borland Delphi.
  • Psi is an Instant Messaging application built upon an open protocol named Jabber .
  • PuTTY is an implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.
  • Shareaza is a Multi-network peer-to-peer file-sharing client supporting Gnutella2, Gnutella1, eDonkey2000/eMule and BitTorrent protocols. Using C++, MFC and ATL, for Windows.
  • SIM (Simple Instant Messenger) is a plug-ins based instant messenger with support for various protocols.
  • Speak Freely is a program that allows two or more people to conduct a real-time voice conference over the Internet or any other TCP/IP network. It has features such as encryption, an answering machine, and selectable compression.
  • Streamripper allows you to download an entire internet radio station of music. Many of these mp3 radio stations only play certain genres, so you can now download an entire collection of goa/trance music, an entire collection of jazz, punk rock, whatever you want.
  • TightVNC is a free remote control software package derived from the popular VNC software. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer.
  • WinHTTrack is an easy-to-use offline browser utility.
  • WinSCP is a SFTP and SCP client for Windows using SSH. Its main function is secure copying of files between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this basic function, WinSCP manages some other actions with files. Plug-in to FAR manager is available too.


  • 7-zip is a file archiver with high compression ratio.
  • Blackbox for Windows is an alternative shell for Microsoft Windows. It is based stylistically on the Blackbox window manager for the X Window System, however it does not use the same code base except for the gradient rendering code.
  • ClamWin is an Antivirus For Windows.
  • GnuWin32 provides Win32-versions of GNU tools, or tools with a similar open source license. The ports are native ports, that is they rely only on libraries provided with any 32-bits MS-Windows operating system, such as MS-Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / NT / XP.
  • JavaExplorer is a platform independent explorer with many features : MDI, Viewing and saving Images (JPG, GIF, BMP), Viewing of any other file as text, Multi disk/directories selection, copy, delete, search, FTP Sites access as local disks...
  • Notepad2 is yet another Notepad replacement.
    Winpooch is a Windows watchdog that helps you to detect spy wares and Trojans. It simply watches modifications in directories and in the registry, so it consumes very few resources. It's a good complement to a free anti-virus.
  • Winpooch is a Windows watchdog that helps you to detect spy wares and Trojans. It simply watches modifications in directories and in the registry, so it consumes very few resources. It's a good complement to a free anti-virus.
  • wipfw - IPv4 firewall for Windows 2000/XP/2003, based on IPFW(FreeBSD firewall), also supports traffic accounting.

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