Ultimate list of free Software for students

Free software list for college studentsThe 2007.01 release of Software for Starving Students is now available for download at Softwarefor.org.

Software for Starving Students is a free collection of programs organized for students (but available to anyone). We’ve gathered a list of best-in-class programs onto one CD (one disc for OS X, one for Windows), including a fully-featured office suite, a cutting-edge web browser, multi-media packages, academic tools, utilities and more.

This list provides you access to high quality software, free of charge. These guys, even if something on the list is not open source/free, have permission to distribute it via their compilation CD.

The List of free Software for Microsoft Windows includes

1. 7-zip – rar/zip/ace file archive reaer
2. ant renamer – batch file renamer
3. audacity – audio file editing tool
4. blender – 3D image creator
5. clamwin – free antivirus program although AVG is a much better free Anti Virus Software solution out there
7. deepburner – cd/ dvd burner
8. dia – diagram creation tool (visio copy)
9. eraser – file shredder, data removal tool
10. exact audio copy – audio cd ripper (lossless)
11. filezilla – ftp client and server
12. firefox – best free web browser 


13. gaim – IM client which can handle multiple protocols, including AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, Jabber, and Gadu-Gadu.
14. gimpshop – photo editor (photoshop copy)
15. inkscape – vector image creator
16. juice receiver – media aggregator which automatically downloads podcasts and media files to your computer
17. keypass – An open-source password safe. Passwords can be stored in highly-encrypted databases
18. mozbackup – A freeware Windows utility for backing up Firefox, Thunderbird and Suite user data
19. NVU – WSIWYG web page maker
20. OpenOffice – office suite (MS office replacement)
21. paint.net – Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers
22. pdfcreator – make pdf’s (adobe acrobat copy)
23. portable apps – allows you to store programs/settings on a flash drive
24. POV-Ray – 3d image creator
25. putty – ssh client
26. spybot s&d – spyware remover
27. stellarium – another star sim
28. the gimp toolkit – for creating GUIs
29. thunderbird – email reader( MS Outlook replacement)
30. tortoise svn – svn client
31. tux paint – paint tool
32. vlc – best media client out there with the most comprehensive list of codes (Windows Media Player replacement)
33. windirstat – WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for Microsoft
34. wink – presentation creator (MS powerpoint copy)
35. winlame – audio encoder
36. winscp – SFTP/SCP client
37. XAMPP – windows version of LAMP
38. utorrent – torrent client

39. Games: bzflag ( a 3D tank game), celestia (space simulator), enigma ( puzzle game), freecov ( strategy game similar to Civilization) , GLTron (Tron Game), GNU Chess (chess game), icebreaker (puzzle game) , solarwolf(action arcade game), supertux ( a mario clone), tux racer( racing game), tux racer 2

The List of Software for OSX include:

* Acqlite
* Adium
* Audacity
* Bleezer
* Blender
* BZFlag
* Camino
* Carbon Copy Cloner
* Cashbox
* Celestia
* ClamXav
* Crack Attack!
* Enigma
* FreeDMG
* Freemind
* Fugu
* Genius
* GLtron
* HandBrake
* ImageBurner
* Monolingual
* MozoDojo
* NeoOffice
* NVU
* Pac the Man X
* Platypus
* POV-Ray
* Seashore
* Schoolhouse
* Smultron
* Thunderbird
* Transmission
* TypeTrainer4Mac
* VideoLAN Client

If you want access to more free software, the Free Software Foundation is the best resource out there. This link takes you to their searchable directory of Free Software.

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