The Video Lan Client is a video player that hadles just about any codec. It is also cross platform, with versions available for Windows, OS X, and several versions of Linux.

Windows OS X

Web Browsing

Mozilla Firefox is the Internet's fastest growing browser. It is an open-source project by the Mozilla Corporation, aimed at providing a minimalist and refined browser capable of accepting a wide variety of add-ons.


Mozilla Thunderbird is a popular alternative to Microsoft's Outlook and Outlook Express. Its security is better than's Microsoft's offerings

Windows OS X Linux

Instant Messaging

Gaim is an IM client that works with multiple networks including AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and Jabber, provided you have an account for each



Skype is a popular voice over ip appplication that allows users to place calls over the Internet to other Internet users or a regular phone line.

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