What free software is so good that you can’t believe it’s there for free?

What free software is so good that you can’t believe it’s there for free?

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  1. Nearly all of the free as in price AND freedom software – GNU/Linux,and the many large projects that are part of the ecosystem.
    We used to joke about running Linux on our toasters….
    Now….its impossible to escape. Thank you KDE,GNOME,XFCE, FSF, Torvalds,the BSD projects as well. The world simply wouldn’t be the same without you.

  2. Steam.

    I know technically that is was designed specifically for valve games initially when they first developed it and released it back in 2003, but the fact from where it came from to where it is now is phenomenal.

  3. I know they are “unethical”, but emulators.

    If they never existed almost every game older than a decade would of been completely lost to time for the overwhelming majority of the world. Heck even modern games would be lost to a huge chunk to the world simply for the fact games are not globally released.

  4. Blender. For as much shit as the software gets, it is a workhorse for those of us willing to put in the time to learn it. It does tons of stuff from modelling, to animation, to video compositing. It regularly gets updates and the tech behind it is only getting better. Could it be better? Sure, absolutely. But for something that is free it’s amazing.

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