PC World recently came out with Great Free Finds: 20 Fantastic Open Source Downloads which once more strengthens my resolve to switch to Linux— even at least partially (come on Adobe, go Open Source!). The article gives a list of applications for different personal and professional needs: graphics, multimedia, utilities and other applications like the K-Meleon browser, similar to Firefox but without consuming as much memory—complaints that Firefox users have been uttering lately. I noticed this too, especially since very recently we have decluttered our hard drive as we were transfering our files to a new PC. Firefox and McAfee are sure eating up a lot of memory. According to the PC World article, K-Meleon is a return to the days of the lean, mean browsers. Ooh, this I’d like to see.

The article also supplies links where you can immediately download the program you’d like to try.