When most people talk about free software, they point you to one of the download sites that offer a jumble of freebie tools that someone cobbled together in their spare time. Most of the time, they are mediocre and often they are terrible. Sometimes a few gems are hidden amongst the rubble. I stopped visitng those sites long ago simply because the signal to noise ratio was so bad.
But the Put Things Off blog has compiled a list of the very best software that’s free. They have desktop utilities, office suites, illustration products and multimedia apps. I’d love to see a section for audio, but hey, I’ll take what I can get.