Software

Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited – absolutely free to play!

Tired of those usual MMORPGS that make you pay every month just so you could access their servers? Don't look any further. Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited is absolutely free to play. You can rip your enemy's skull with your blades, or smash them with your bare fists. However you want to kill those monsters is all your decision; everything is your move, everything is your action. Download the game, create your character and level up away to elite status without having to pay for anything or even passing your credit card numbers.

7-Zip – an open source file compression software

We all know how crucial hard disk space is, especially for those people who are constantly on the go and who always bring their work with them. It can be a problem sometimes because the files they need to bring with them are bigger than their free space. Worry no more - 7-Zip is here to the rescue. 7-Zip is an open source software for file compression and archiving, and unlike others, it offers a high compression ratio - definitely perfect for those big files that need to be shrinked.

FreeCiv – a free and open-source alternative to Sid Meier’s Civilization

Are you the kind of person who wants to rule over the world and go through the history of how our civilization has come to life? Or maybe somebody who just wants to pass time and build these and those while at the same time having fun controlling his or her own empire? Look no further: FreeCiv might be the game that would make you sit in front of your desktop or laptop for hours and hours to come.

Celestia – an open-source free space simulation software

Don't you wish you can just fly outside of Earth and into the universe? Explore the other planets and the nearby stars, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a comet or an asteroid? It might not be possible now to tour the Solar System or the universe (unless you are a billionaire!), but you can do this in the comforts of your home right in front of your computer. Celestia is an open-source space simulation software that lets you explore the universe in 3-dimension - stars, galaxies, planets, asteroids and a whole lot more! And the best part? It runs on Windows, Linux and Max OS X.

Gimpshop – an open source alternative to Photoshop

For those people who loved Gimp, a powerful open-source image retouching and authoring software, then you will love GimpShop. Think of it as a revamped version of Gimp, giving a Photoshop feel to the software. GimpShop is a hacked version of Gimp. Since most people are used to having an Adobe Photoshop interface, Scott Moschella did what a usual 'hardcore graphics geek' might do: change the interface of Gimp so that people are more comfortable using it.

UltraStar Deluxe – free karaoke game for Windows, Linux and Mac

You've probably sung in the bathroom at least once in a month because you just couldn't sing in front of your friends or other people. You shiver at the thought of singing on stage or- heaven forbid - in karaoke. While other people sing shyly in karaoke bars, others sing in the comforts of their home - all thanks to Ultrastar Deluxe!

ManyCam – 1 webcam for all IMs with many additional cool effects

One day, I wanted to use my webcam for two instant messaging programs even though I knew that wasn't possible. Frustrated, I stumbled upon ManyCam a few days later, and we were a match made in heaven. ManyCam is the answer to the problem most people who want to use their webcam in several applications have. It acts as a virtual camera for multiple applications at the same time offering many additional features on top of it. You can change your background, appear as if it's snowing in your room, put on funny masks, draw on your webcam and many more.