Your Favourite Open Source Software?

InvisibleJim

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What are your favourite Free/Libre/Open Source applications or projects? Reply below and I will add anything I deem worthy to this post for quick reference (until I get bored, die or find someone better to do it :) )

EDIT 27/12/2022 - The list has moved to a new website available HERE

Additions to the list going forward will ne added to the new site and the Github Gist will be deprecated. The original list will remain available at A Useful List of Free/Libre/Open Source Software Projects

Thank you everyone for your suggestions. Please keep them coming :thumbsup:
 
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Fping Publisher's Description​

Fping is a console program, much like the ping program that comes with windows.
Fping has the same options as the regular ping, and several options that are unique:
- Time between pings can be adjusted at wish, ranging from 1ms to 5s.
- Beep on every (un)successful reply. Use this to test your network status in the background.
- Ping multiple hosts with one simple command.
- Ping using raw sockets, or use the ICMP dll. The choice is up 2 you

FPing
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Came across a couple of Chatbot projects that looked quite cool so added them in. I like the look of Bot Libre in particular. Might have to play around with that sometime soon.
 
For productivity while working I use Dexpot for virtual desktops. I have configured mine so that I can press e.g. alt+shift+window # to move items etc. It has a lot of other nice features as well.

For graphics I also use Paint.NET; I prefer it over other tools for simple image editing.
For pixel graphics there is Aseprite (https://github.com/aseprite/aseprite). For the free version you'll need to compile it yourself, but if you can't do that you can just buy it from Steam, I think it's like $9.
 
For productivity while working I use Dexpot for virtual desktops. I have configured mine so that I can press e.g. alt+shift+window # to move items etc. It has a lot of other nice features as well.

For graphics I also use Paint.NET; I prefer it over other tools for simple image editing.
For pixel graphics there is Aseprite (https://github.com/aseprite/aseprite). For the free version you'll need to compile it yourself, but if you can't do that you can just buy it from Steam, I think it's like $9.

Thanks. I'm not going to add them to the list though as they both have proprietary licenses that restrict the use of the software so I'd classify them more as freeware than FLOSS.
 
What about the OS? Any preferences there?

Am using Ubuntu Studio for music applications, but would welcome suggestions
 
Added Harvester - open source hyperconverged infrastructure from Rancher. Uses Kubernetes to orchestrate VMs, Longhorn for storage and integrates with Rancher. Nice.
 
Thought the MyBB community would have a few more suggestions for this thread. Never mind, I will keep adding to the list as and when.

Feel free to post also if you are a looking for FLOSS option to solve a particular problem and you don't see anything suitable here - I'll try and suggest something.
 
Are there any good open source VPN's which actually work? I only need to use a VPN once in every blue moon so it's not worth subscribing to. I used to just use different free trials before but I see that most require you to enter your credit card details now.
 
Are there any good open source VPN's which actually work? I only need to use a VPN once in every blue moon so it's not worth subscribing to. I used to just use different free trials before but I see that most require you to enter your credit card details now.

SoftEther has long been one of my favorite Open Source projects and I set up my first Wireguard VPN on Oracle Free Tier the other week as an experiment for privacy VPN and Geo-Unblocking (I did have to provide card details though the free hosting.) I want to also try SoftEther's VPN over DNS feature which supposedly can give you access on captive portal networks like public wifi.

OpenVPN also works I guess but I haven't tried that for many moons - the setup used to be a little tricky and newer VPN software like Wireguard is supposed to be more performant.
 
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