In keeping with my last post about open source I was thinking about compiling a list of great free apps out there that are just as good or better than the stuff everyone buys on a regular basis. Turns out about 70,000 people beat me to the punch. I use about 80% of the stuff they have over at monetipcentral.com in their Ultimate list of Free Essential Software list. I highly recommend Firefox (call me a fanboy if you like), 7-Zip, Picasa, Gimp, Open Office, and VLC media player. Head on over and check them out.