Free and Open Source
Ever used free and open apps other than FireFox? I've got office 2003 but I ditched word for abiword. Here's some FOSS you might find interesting...
Democracy player ==> Plays any video file, search and downloads from YouTube.
Pidgin ==> IM apps and connects to AIM, AOL, Yahoo, and MSN among others.
RSSowl ==> RSS client.
VLC ==> lightweight video player. Plays most files.
MediaCoder ==> Rips CDs and DVDs. Converts video formats.
AbiWord ==> lean and mean wordprocessor. Opens and saves doc files.