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VLC for Linux

Play pretty much any media file on your Linux PC with this freebie.

Azureus for Linux

Share files over the Bittorrent network from your Linux PC.

Gedit

Got GNOME Linux? Want to type? Allow Gedit to do the honors.

Evolution for Linux

Running Linux--and running behind schedule? Get it together with this PIM, calendar, and e-mail program.

Pidgin for Linux

IM your friends across all networks from your Fedora Core Linux PC.

Skype for Linux

Chat with your Skype buddies from your Linux PC.

rEFit

Triple-boot your Intel-based Mac with this free boot menu utility.

Partition Logic

Partition your hard disk with this free program.

Widget Maker

Build your own Yahoo Widgets with this XML coding helper.

Nero 7 Ultra Edition

Burn your own audio, video, and data CDs from within this application.

i.Scribe

A small, fast, free, and feature-filled PIM that includes e-mail, Bayesian spam detection, and a calendar.

Evolution

Linux's free, open-source answer to Microsoft Outlook comes to Windows at last, in beta form.

Thunderbird Portable

This customized version of the Thunderbird mail program lets you take your mail settings and mailboxes with you.

SpamBayes

Free anti-spam tool uses Bayesian logic to separate good mail from bad in Outlook or other POP3 or IMAP programs.

Eudora

Great e-mail client includes spell-checking, labels, and a spam filter, and is about to go open-source.