How Many Open-Source Programs Do You Use Weekly? [MakeUseOf Poll]

polls   How Many Open Source Programs Do You Use Weekly? [MakeUseOf Poll]Last week we wanted to know if readers thought digital pirates purchased more goods than non-pirates. Overwhelmingly, most voters believe the pirates do spend the most money.

Out of 319 votes, opinions were divided as follows: 59% think digital pirates purchase more products than non-pirates; 23% say that the pirates they know don’t pay for anything; while 19% say they aren’t sure.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Clearly, the gut feel around here is that pirates are actually making the most money for the entertainment industry.

pirates purchase more   How Many Open Source Programs Do You Use Weekly? [MakeUseOf Poll]

This week’s poll question is: How Many Open-Source Programs Do You Use Weekly?

We know MakeUseOf readers love freeware and open-source software. So, we want to know how much you really use? Each week, you probably cycle through most of your favorites, so how many are there?

So what are the top open-source applications you use? Are there some things you just can’t use an open-source alternative for? Let us know in the comments!

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Meena Bassem

hmm, let me see, i have these
chrome
firefox
7 zip
haozip ( almost the same as winrar ) ,I’m just more used to winrar
virtual box

well, that’s for open souce
I can’t find an alternative good enough to replace IDM,
I use ultra iso , but if i wanted an alternative, i’ll use ImgBurn and WinCDEmulator
these are the software i use most frequently

Oops. i forgot to mention vlc. but i’m still more familiar with wmp

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Anonymous

since I’m on linux there are probably hundreds of opensource programs I use in background every day…

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Brad Landreth

Ubuntu ;-)
ChromeFireFox
OpenOffice
Banshee
VLC
Cheese
Movie Player
Shotwell
Skype
Compiz

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Guest

Skype isn’t open source.

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Harshad Srinivasan

Since I run Fedora 15 on my laptop and Cyanogenmod on my Phone, I run hundreds of FOS programs everyday. Otoh, I have 3 non FOS applications on my pc – dropbox, flash and adobe reader. Probably another 15 or so on the phone. :)

Edit: Make that 4. I also have the nvidia drivers.

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Jeffery Fabish

Just because the software is available in a Linux distribution, doesn’t mean it’s open source, Brad. 

These are the OS programs I’m using right now.
Arch/Linux
Apache
Firefox
Open Office
VLC
Pidgin
FileZilla
NetBeans
Deluge 
and last, but not least, MoBloquer.

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Petah Piper

Netbeans
Firefox
Chrome
FileZilla
OpenOffice
Linux
PHP
Apache
Console2
SSH
Git
Notepad++
Gimp
Spring
TightVNC
POVRay
Blender
MySQL
Xampp
the list goes on…

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Aibek

chrome
firefox
7 zipfilezilla
thunderbird
imgburn
pdftk
Apache
MySQL
PHP

that’s all i can thik of at the time being but I am sure there should be several others

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12stringman

OpenOffice
Chrome
Ubuntu
Firefox
Gimp
Banshee
7-Zip
FileZilla
SeaMonkey

+ several others that I use occasionally

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Paul Schuster

Slackware
krusader
vim
KDE
kconsole
python
gcc
and about a fifty random foss programs and daemons that are mostly run in the background

0 votes

Jhelmoreii

Easily six to 10 since I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and libre office, banshee, VLC, Totem, etc.  In fact I have bought nothing for my main system since I went to Linux.

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King Indronil

ubuntu and all programs available for it

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klu9

Launchy
Everything (file search)
7zip
Libre Office
Media Player Classsic
VLC
Sumatra PDF reader
ATpad (text editor)
KeePassX (passsword manager
T-Clock 2010 (clock & alarms etc)