Mohawke's Best of the Best Free and Open Source Software Collection from Dark Artistry

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NagiosNagios monitors your entire IT infrastructure to ensure systems, applications, services, and business processes are functioning properly.GPL
PHPmyAdminWeb based admin tool for mySQL.GPL
DrupalContent Management System. Has some of the greatest modules, easy as hell to theme, simple to administer.GPL
PlonePython/Zope content manager. Host support is limited or are a bit expensive, but otherwise this is one hell of a kick ass cms and Python kicks ass compared to PHP.GPL
PHPNukeContent Manager System, skinnable, and takes plugins to extend functionality. Will cost you to strip the copyright info off the front of the page.GPL/Other
Post NukeFull featured Content Manager System, skinnable, and takes plugins to extend functionality. Based on PHP Nuke.GPL
Land Down UnderFull featured Content Manager System, skinnable, and takes plugins to extend functionality. Features a build in image gallery! Nice looking, full featured, and easy to setup/administer.Freeware/Other
EnvolutionFull featured Content Manager System, skinnable, and takes plugins to extend functionality.GPL
GalleryFull featured automated web photo gallery, skinnable, and even has remote uploading. Highly recommended.GPL
CoppermineFull featured automated web photogallery, skinnable, and even has ecards. Recommended.GPL
OSCommerceFull featured automated web store/ecommerce, skinnable, catalog, shopping cart, invoicing and stats - language and money conversion support.GPL
Zen CartFull featured automated web store/ecommerce, skinnable, catalog, shopping cart, invoicing and stats - language and money conversion support. Great Paypal support. Highly recommended.GPL
PHPBB2PHP bulletin board, full featured. Highly recommended.GPL
PHPRecipebookSite for cooks wanting to post recipes.GPL
Helpdesk Issue ManagerHelpdesk system.GPL
Big BrotherBig Brother monitors System and Network-delivered services for availability. Your current network status is displayed on a color-coded web page in near-real time. When problems are detected, you're immediately notified by e-mail, pager, or text messaging.Freeware/Other
AjaxAsynchronous JavaScript and XML = Ajax. Ajax is not a technology in itself, but a term that refers to the use of a group of technologies together. Ajax, is a web development technique for creating interactive web applications using a combination of technologies such as javascript, xml, css, and dhtml/xhtml. Mochikit, Dojo, Mootools, Script.aculo.us, ZK, Plex are a few I highly recommend and most will work on all hosting services.Multi
FKCeditorWeb based javavscript HTML editor, CSS, .Net, ASP, PHP.GPL
MyPHPCalendarPHP Event Calendar.GPL
WebcalendarPHP Event Calendar, very nice with lots of features.GPL
Snipe GalleryNice lightweight PHP image gallery.GPL
PHP AutoGalleryPHP web image gallery.GPL
YAPIGPHP web image gallery. Doesn't require a database.GPL
Yappa-ngPHP web image gallery. Doesn't require a database.GPL
PlanetlucReally nice scripts here. MyNews, MyGallery, Guestbook are a few and most do not need a database.Freeware
SiteManSiteman is a Content Management System (CMS) which is created with the purpose to make it easier to create and maintain a website. Doesn't require a database.GPL
FPWE (F)lat(P)HP(W)eb(E)ngine is a Lightweight Content Management System (CMS). Doesn't require a database.GPL
PHPCMSAnother Lightweight Content Management System (CMS)GPL
PHPXLightweight Content Management System (CMS) that uses mySQL database.GPL
MoodleMoodle is a course management system - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities.GPL
OCS InventoryOpen Computer and Software Inventory Next Generation is an application designed to help a network or system administrator keep track of the computer configuration and software installed on the network.GPL
DotprojectProject Management application.GPL
TracTrac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects.GPL
MediaWikiReally nice, as far as wikis go, php based wiki. I think wiki is overly complicated and feature lacking. I'd use Drupal with everything turned off except articles, more control, more features, and better administration, categories, blah... You can have trust there too, if you allow it, but whatever.GPL
WordpressIf you want a lightweight customizable blog site, this is for you.GPL
AmpacheAmpache is a PHP-based tool for managing, updating and playing your MP3/OGG/RM/FLAC/WMA/M4A files via a web interface. It allows you to save playlists, create user accounts, and share your music catalogs with other Ampache servers.GPL
XoopsThis is one of the best CMS IMO. Highly recommended.GPL
JoomlaThis is another I consider one of the best CMS sites. I only like Xoops better because of the wealth of plugins. Highly recommended.GPL
OpenGroupwareExchange alternative with all the bells and whistles, gotta love that because MS sucks :) Highly recommended.GPL
ZenossIT network/systems monitoring software similar to BMC Patrol or IBM Tivoli :) Highly recommended.GPL
NetofficeProject-management environment that allows managing and sharing of information about teams, projects, tasks, deadlines and much more. It's intuitive interface makes it a fast and optimal solution for medium size companies.GPL
ElggElgg is an open source social networking platform, like MySpace, based around choice, flexibility and openness: a system that firmly places individuals at the centre of their activities.GPL
Big SisterBig Sister originally was the Big Sister network monitor. Now, multiple projects in the realm of system management and monitoring are run under the label Big Sister.GPL
TurbogearsWeb framework written in Python. You develop in Python also. Has Mochikit Ajax/Javascript toolkit included.GPL
DjangoWeb framework written in Python. You develop in Python also. Has Dojo Ajax/Javascript toolkit included.BSD
PylonsWeb framework written in Python. You develop in Python also. Has Prototype and Scriptaculous Ajax/Javascript toolkits included.BSD
Ruby On RailsWeb framework using Ruby language.MIT
IkonforumVery powerful web forum app written in Perl and includes a calendar, control over posts, mimetypes, and has a lttle Ajax.LGPL
CactiCacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.GPL
AlfrescoEnterprise Content Management (ECM), providing Document Management, Collaboration, Records Management, Knowledge Management, Web Content Management and Imaging.MPL
PentahoThe Pentaho BI Project provides enterprise-class reporting, analysis, dashboard, data mining and workflow capabilities that help organizations operate more efficiently and effectively. The software offers flexible deployment options that enable use as embeddable components, customized BI application solutions, and as a complete out-of-the-box, integrated BI platform. Ranked #1 in Open Source Business Intelligence.MPL
Open flash chartGraphing library that allows web server code to generate graphs that are displayed in the browser using Flash. The data is straight text. Currently the backend is PHP, but this can be any web language. Similar to Fusioncharts.GPL

Firefox Extensions. There are millions more, these are just my favorites.


RIPRip (Remove it Permanently) provides the ability to point at and remove permanently any item you can select. It provide a flexible and easily configurable solution to removing unwanted content from a web page. Not a ad removal tool per se, but it will take anything off a page you want, which is nice when you browse cluttered news sites and the likes.
WeatherbugBest Firefox weather extension, period.
Table ToolsTableTools sorts, filters or copies any HTML table. Once you have used this you will fall in love with the power it gives you over static tables. Highly reccomended to filter the tables on the list.
Web DeveloperA web developers dream toolset.
FirebugJavaScript debugger, Dom inspector, and so much more.
FireFTPDual pain FTP client.
User Agent SwitcherSwitch the user agent of the browser. IE user agent works flawlessly on IE only sites.
Live HTTP HeadersView HTTP headers of a page and while browsing.
WizzAnother really good RSS, News, Atom reader and organizer.
FoxmarksNever lose a bookmark again. Syncs your bookmarks so you can access them from anywhere. Does not require on-line managment of your links, works siliently.
ScribeFireBlog client. Works with most major blogs, Live Journal, Blogger, Word Press, etc... Even has a plug-in to allow blogging to your MySpace blog.
FotoFoxPhoto viewer and uploaded. Works with 23, Flickr, Kodak EasyShare, SmugMug, Tabblo.
Adblock PlusEver been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them.
DownThemAllKick ass download manager with many features. Will download embedded video and Flash also.
FoxLingoThe Ultimate Language Tool! Translates full web pages or parts thereof. Supports 45 languages.
GMail ManagerGmail notifier and multiple Gmail account manager.
GSpaceUse your Gmail space as storage. You can upload files for storage or download them on another machine.
ClamWin GlueScan all downloads with ClamWin. ClamWin is a free Open source anti-virus scanner for Windows.
FasterFoxEasily tweak or select presets in Firefox to speed up browsing.
FoxyproxyAdds much features and power to Firefox's proxy manager.
FoXposeLet's you view all your tabs in a OS X Expose' or like Kompose' in Linux like manner.
TabMixPlusTab Mix Plus enhances Firefox's tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager.
Answer.comMake your browser AnswerTips-enabled. Get definitions, facts and more in one click.(well, actually two.)

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Nothing in this list contains malware/virus/trojan code that I am aware of; although, anything labeled freeware is more likely to contain it than open source. As a matter of fact, I have never had any open source program install any malicious code! I will explicitly state if freeware has adware/spyware if possible. I will not post links to software containing any virus, trojan, dialer, or malware if it is at all possible, but use caution when installing any software, scan with a virus scanner and/or search Google for bad experiences with a product by other users if you are unsure. I cannot guarantee any item on this list as safe, especially freeware, use these products at your own risk. By following links on this list or using products listed herein you are agreeing that I am not in anyway liable for any and all damages that may occur from the use of any software application you may choose to install.

I have used most everything in this list myself and used this list as a kind of bookmarking for myself at one time, but there are a few freewares I haven't used or tested. There have also been links added recently by request from people visiting the list that I have not installed or used as I only use Linux and OS X these days. If you find anything containing spyware, malware, adware, or any other nasty please let me know so I can look into it, or at least remove the offending application. Some adware can simply be removed using Adaware allowing you to continue using the application with no problems - free cd burner is one where this is possible - it never adds anything else after install.

If you want me to add something to the list that you feel would be worthwhile for others, by all means contact me. Please be aware that I am mainly focused on open source software and will consider it over shareware/freeware/commercial software everytime unless the it is absolutely amazing or a very hard to find necessity. There are many shareware and freeware sites already available that are easily found that provide such software.

Please read the developers sites! Some programs may be in beta and they will generally state that. I like testing so beta and unstable software doesn't bother me, but it may not work as you expect it to and may not be the best choice for being productive.

Please read licensing for any products you use and make sure the licensing hasn't changed since I posted. Some things become pay products (mainly freeware) when I am not looking and it's hard to keep track of everything. Please email me if this happens OR if you find I have the wrong license listed for any product so I can update the list - it would be very helpful!

If you use GPL or other open source licensed software please consider donating money to the developers of the products you use or find most useful. It helps to keep them making great free software and guarantees these products continue getting better for future use. For more information on Open Source software please visit The Open Source Foundation

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If you're looking for Linux software learn how to use your Linux distros package manager, apt, yast, etc, or if you're on Mac OS X try Fink. Plus, almost all open source licensed software on this list is ported from Linux/Unix applications so a simple visit to the developer's page should yield you a Linux version if you cannot find it in your distros package manager.

I really dislike group mentality, even in the open source arena. If you are on this list with the "it sucks, because it contains freeware and commercial software" relax, not all freeware is bad and you do not have to use it. If you have this mentality and you are looking for open source software for Windows or OS X you are simply a hypocrite. If you are a Linux/Unix purest you should know it's all about choice and freedom. Others may want or need the choice to use freeware or even commercial applications, including Windows or OS X. Whether it be religion or software, choice is what makes people happy and pieceful and group mentaility typically makes people hateful, aliented, or dead, the choice is yours so choose wisely your options.

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Updated 05.13.2010