I've been using some open source software of late, and decided I would share some of the links.
Everyone knows I use Firefox and support is completely. When ever I'm asked what software people should install on new machines, Firefox is always the first thing I say.
Mozilla also has an open source email client called Thunderbird. I currently use it on my machine(Lappy is all about the open source). I haven't done a lot with it yet, but I know it is capable of a lot. If you use news groups, this thing is great.
On my old machine, I had MS Office. MS Office...umm...sucks. It's big and bulky and not user friendly. On the Lappy, I decided to go with something different, so I got OpenOffice. It's just like MS Office, except it's not bulky and a lot more user friendly. Another big plus is that it easily opens other formats like Word Perfect.
Photoshop costs a gazillion dollars. It's easy to use and it's just awesome, bit no one can afford it. Gimpshop is an alternative. While not as pretty, it's a pretty good alternative.
If you've read this before you know that I'm a big Linux supporter. There are all kinds of Linux out there, but I prefer Ubuntu.
If you use something and aren't happy with it chances are that there is an open source alternative out there. Google it, and try it. What have you got to lose? It's all free.