Theres a lot of free open source applications out there right now. Some of them are pretty good, and are even great alrenatives to popular applications such as firefox and open office. recently i'd been fiddling around with GIMP, an open source alternative to adobe photoshop. i must say i'm impressed. It's not "Photoshop", but its pretty darn close. Any thoughts about the topic? or favorite opensource apps you guys may want to share?