Useful free software:

Windows

Network Utilities Description
WinSCP A secure client for copying files via SCP
FileZilla FTP An FTP file transfer client
SSH SecureShell Client For remote login using SSH

Web & E-mail Description
Firefox Web Browser An excellent alternative to Internet Explorer
Thunderbird E-mail Client An excellent alternative to Eudora and Outlook

Office & Productivity Description
OpenOffice An Excellent, fully-featured Office suite, compatible with Microsoft Office files
Packman Software package available for Queen's University Staff, Faculty and Students
Some software includes: Symantec AntiVirus, Adobe Reader, Eudora and SPSS
MikTex LaTex An up-to-date TeX implementation for the Windows operating system

Security Description
AVG AntiVirus Free alternative to Symantec AntiVirus
Ad-Aware SE Provides advanced protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components

Programming Description
Eclipse An open platform for tool integration built by an open community of tool providers

 

Linux

Network Utilities Description
GFTP An FTP file transfer client

Office & Productivity Description
OpenOffice An Excellent, fully-featured Office suite, compatible with Microsoft Office files

Programming Description
Eclipse One of the most popular Linux desktop systems, very easy to use and install

Operating Systems Description
Fedora Core Linux One of the most popular Linux desktop systems, very easy to use and install
Gentoo Linux A more configurable and customizable Linux variant, aimed at intermediate or advanced users