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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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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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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Jahshaka is a Full Feature Free and Open Source Video Editing Software Suite

Jahshaka is a Full Feature Free and Open Source Video Editing Software Suite Found by MrBup.com

Imagine if you could edit movies with flexibility and speed, create effects in real time, and animate with unlimited features. Jahshaka allows you to do just that plus much much more. With Jahshaka, you can paint and design on moving video, create music with all the tools professionals use, and work in any format at any resolution. Basically the sky is the limit.

Jahshaka uses todays next-generation hardware to do everything in real time, regardless of what box you are running on. Thanks to the power and economics of mass markets, todays pc’s come with everything you need to create any kind of media you want. Todays graphics cards would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars just a few years ago… and deliver an unbelievable level of power and speed into your hands. This is the power that drives jahshaka.

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CamStudio is a Free and Open Source Alternative to Camtasia for making ScreenCasts (Screen Capture Movies)- SAVE 300 USD

CamStudio is a great FREE & OPEN SOURCE Tool For Making Screen Casts Found by MrBup.com

CamStudio is a free video screen capture (screencast) program that allows the user to have complete control. The user can select a specific area of the screen or the whole screen. They can choose to record audio from the computer’s speakers or from a microphone, making this a great program for tutorial makers. It’s simple-to-use interface can attract even the most novice user.


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RSSOwl is a Great Free & Open Source RSS Feed Reader For many Platform Including Windows, Linux, & MAC OS X

RSS Owl is a Free & Open Source RSS Feed Reader for Your PC Found By MrBup.com

RSS Owl is a Free and Open Source RSS Feed Reader. RSSOwl basically looks and operates like a proficient web or FTP browser. If you have ever used either Fire Fox or FileZilla, you should be right at home with RSSOwl. And, much like FireFox, you can save all of your favorites websites, or in this case, newsfeeds. In fact, the interface easily allows you to add and drop any or all of your favorite subscribed feeds.

Although the main features of RSSOwl are pretty self explanatory, the one feature I really like about it is its search engine. Its very powerful and accurate. In fact, you can easily search for and download podcasts straight to your local hard drive.

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Pidgin is a FREE & OPEN SOURCE Instant Message Manager That Connects You to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk, and Many More

Pidgin is a FREE & OPEN SOURCE IM account manager solution Found By MrBup.com

Pidgin (formerly,Gaim) is the Free & Open Source solution to having friends, family, and colleagues on different IM chat networks. When your Mom is on AOL, and your best mate is living in Australia and using MSN and and your employer forces you to use Yahoo!, your only real solution is Pidgin. Simply open up Pidgin, connect to all of your IM accounts, and chat away on all at the same time.

Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, spell checker, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin’s functionality above and beyond the standard features. For a list of all plugins, please click here.

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Mozilla Thunderbird is the Free & Open Source Answer to Microsoft Outlook, Sort of !!

Mozilla Thunderbird is a FREE & OPEN SOURCE email client and RSS Feed Read Found by MrBup.com

Thunderbird is a fully featured, secure email client with built in RSS feed reader from Mozilla. With Thunderbird, you can easily manage multiple POP and IMAP email accounts and all of your favorite RSS feeds. Since Thunderbird features an aggressive junk mail filter utilizing Bayesian statistics your inbox should be spam free.

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Miro is the Premier Free & Open Source Internet TV and Video Player for RSS Channels

Miro is the free & open source way to watch free internet video channels and play any video file.

Hi there guys…I owe all of you a big apology. It has been 3 weeks since my last posting here on MrBup.com. Things have just been kind of busy around here, but now I’m back and I’m ready to post.

OK…here in our sixth installment of Living Under a Rock we are going to discuss a windows desktop app called Miro. Miro is a FREE & OPEN SOURCE internet tv and video player. If you watch movies online or movie trailers online, you need Miro. That’s all there is to it.

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