NetBeans is an Awesome Free & Open Source IDE for Java, PHP, JavaScript, & C/C++ for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, & Solaris.

NetBeans is a Free & Open Source Java PHP IDE Built Entirely in Java

NetBeans is a free, open-source Integrated Development Environment, IDE, for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with the Java language, as well as C/C++, PHP, JavaScript, Groovy, and Ruby. It easy to install and use straight out of the box and runs on many operating systems including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris.

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Chrome is Google’s First Free & Open Source Web Browser

Google's Chrome Internet Web Browser is a Great Free and Open Source Alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer

Google recently dropped a free and open source web browser for all of us to play with. Chrome was a built from the ground up by Google to incorporate all the best attributes of everyone’s favorite Internet activities. Even though its still in Beta, its a smooth and well refined tool for browsing the Internet. Since I am a complete Firefox freak, I found myself comparing Chrome to Firefox and I must say that I liked it very much.

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Locate Free Internet WiFi Hotspots All Around the Globe With WeFi.com and the WeFi Desktop Application

With WeFi you can easily find the absolute best FREE & OPEN WiFi network that is available in your immediate area. WeFi software runs on Windows, Mac, Windows Mobile, and Nokia.

Locate all the Free & Open WiFi hotspots in your immediate area with WeFi.com using Google Maps

Locate all the Free & Open WiFi hotspots in your immediate area with WeFi.com using Google Maps

WeFi is a Free software that runs on your laptop or mobile device (PDA or smartphone). It automatically detects and qualifies all Wi-Fi access points within range and connects you to the spot with the best Internet connection. If the WeFi software detects a new access point, it allows you to be the first to map it. WeFi also provides you with Instant-Messaging tools, allowing you to create a buddy list, and to see where your friends are currently connected.

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Songbird is a Cross Platform Free & Open Source Desktop Media Player Designed for the World Wide Web

Songbird is a FREE & Open Source customizable music player

Songbird is an open-source customizable music player that is always under active development. Its is a new type media player, specifically designed with the future in mind. While most media players are still focusing on local music only, Songbird is currently looking to the constantly-changing landscape of the World Wide Web for guidance. What the crap does that mean? Simply put, Songbird allows you to ‘play’ the web. Instead of needing separate applications to search for, download, and listen to music, Songbird allows you to do it all from one simple program, with an astounding level of integration between the Web and your music.

Songbird views web pages as dynamic playlists to play, save, download or subscribe to much like an RSS feed would be subscribed to with RSSOwl. And just like RSSOwl, SONGBIRD IS 100% COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE, OPEN SOURCE, AND TOTALLY CUSTOMIZABLE WITH ADD-ONS.

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Icon Archive Is A Collection Of Over 23,400 High Quality Icons For Windows, Macintosh And Linux Systems

Icon Archive is a huge repositories of free icons for use on your websites

Icon Archive is a collection of over 23, 400 icons created by various artists from all around the globe. Their collective works have created one of the largest repositories of icons anywhere on the Internet. These icons are created for use on Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, etc.), Macintosh (OSX, OS) and Linux Systems. All icons come in modern PNG file format. Although many of these icons are completely free, it needs to be mentioned that each icon set can have its own unique license for your usage. This information can easily be found on each icon set’s page.

One more note: If you design icons for a hobby or for a living, you can submit your work to Icon Archive and they will get your name out to thousands of folks all around the world. Check out the minimum requirements for submission right here.

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FREE & Open Source Windows Based GPL Desktop Computer Virus Scanning Software

ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Vista.

ClamWin is a Free & Open Source Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Vista. ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code. You can download and use it absolutely free of charge.

Some of ClamWin’s features are:

  • High detection rates for viruses and spyware;
  • Scanning Scheduler;
  • Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database.
  • Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
  • Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.

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Mozilla Browser, FireFox Addon That Opens a New Tab Directly To Your Set Home Page Every Time You Request One !!

Firefox opens your homepage every time you open a new tab in your browser

New Tab Homepage v: 0.4 is a very simple tabbed browsing extension that loads your homepage whenever you open a new tab. If you have multiple homepages, the first one is chosen.

This addon is meant to be a lightweight alternative to using Tab Mix, Tabbrowser Preferences or other tab browser extensions for this single feature.

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4 Quick Tips to Harvest the Inner Speed Demon that Your Desktop Computer has Lost Over Time. COMPLETELY FREE

Chances are that if your taking time to read this article, your once reliable workhorse desktop PC has morphed into a big fat greasy pig thats bleeding your time and sanity dry. Can you admit that your PC craps out every time you try listening to your favorite Journey MP3’s or that it take a 5 whole minutes to boot up in the morning? I MEAN COME ON!! 5 minutes!! What is it, the Eniac? Admit it, your PC has started to really tick you off. But Fear not, MrBup.com has the solution for you. Follow these 4 completely free steps, and your desktop computer will be back to its old self in no time.

Use a Virus scan to regularly check for Malware, Spyware, and Viruses.

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SpiceBird is the Free & Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Outlook!! Based of Thunderbird.

SpiceBird is a Great Open Source Window Alternative to Microsoft Outlook

SpiceBird is a Great Open Source Window Alternative to Microsoft Outlook

A while back we featured Mozilla’s Thunderbird email client and a nice gentleman named William Lefkovics responded that Thunderbird is no replacement for outlook, but Spicebird is. And with that in mind, here is an update on SpiceBird.

Spicebird is a collaboration client that provides integrated access to email, contacts, calendaring and instant messaging in a single application. It provides easy access to various web services while retaining all the advantages of a desktop application. The application is based on projects like Thunderbird, Lightning and Telepathy and adds more functionality and integration among its components.

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PSPad is an AWESOME FreeWare Windows Based Text Editor/IDE for Many Programming Languages

PSPad is a Freeware IDE Text Editor software package that runs on Windows

PSPad editor was designed and constructed for programming. It offers multiple syntax highlighting profiles for each language you code in. It comes with a hex editor, CP conversion, text differences, templates, macros, spell checking option, auto-completion, Code Explorer and much much more.

The program is pre-configured for the most popular programming languages (VB, C++, SQL, PHP, ASP, Python, HTML, Javascript, etc.). PSPad includes several additional tools that are especially useful for HTML editing and also integrates TopStyle Lite and TidyHTML. PSPad can also be used as an IDE for any compiler. Additional features include support for project, file browsing, custom shortcuts, browser preview of webpages, built-in FTP client to edit files on the server and much more. But the bottom line is that if you can answer yes to any of the below questions, then PSPad is right for you.

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