- BitTorrent Clients
- File Browser/Search
- Graphics and Text Viewers/Editors
- Music and Video Players
- Network Programs
- Programming IDEs
- Sound/Video Editors and Disc Burning Utilities
- Web Browsers
Feel free to submit your own Top 10 list here (one in each category?) and lobby for your favorites. Being a "noob" myself, I would be interested in your opinions; plus, even the Linux gurus among you might want to learn about some killer apps that you haven't yet stumbled across.
Selena has been at TechRepublic since 2002. She is currently a Senior Editor with a background in technical writing, editing, and research. She edits Data Center, Linux and Open Source, Apple in the Enterprise, The Enterprise Cloud, Web Designer, and IT Security blogs.