Free Software for Windows

Today I stumbled over a lightweight, free software PDF reader for Windows Sumatra PDF. At the moment it lacks a few basic things like a search facility but it looks promising. I hope that in a few months it can be used in daily work as a replacement for the proprietary and bloated Adobe PDF Reader.

This led me to think what other open source application i more or less regularly use on Windows (i.e. at work).

  • MingGW / MSYS
  • vim
  • Eclipse
  • Firefox
  • Thunderbird
  • Putty
  • WinScp
  • FileZilla
  • LyX
  • 7-Zip
  • VideoLan / mplayer
  • Wireshark
  • PDFCreator Printer Driver