The links provided below are directed toward very useful and innovative utilities that are provided free of charge by their developers.
Spybot-S&D - Great free spyware scanner.
Trillian - Trillian is a fully featured, Windows chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC, Without stealing your home page and with no other included software, pop-ups, or spyware.
Adium X - Adium X is a fully featured, Mac OS X chat client that supports AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more...
MythTV - MythTV is a homebrew PVR project.
VLC - VideoLAN Client (VLC) s a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats.
A Fun Little HackBack in the days of 14.4 Kbps modems, university Unix
servers were a common haunt for students. A basic command
called 'finger' displays user profiles. After a
clever trick, my profile became the most well known
on campus. - Small Chaos
Google BombA Google bomb or Google wash is an attempt to influence the ranking of a given site in results returned by the Google search engine. Due to the way that Google's PageRank algorithm works, a website will be ranked higher if the sites that link to that page all use consistent anchor text. - Wikipedia
MGM v. GroksterEFF is defending StreamCast Networks, the company behind the Morpheus peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software, in an important case heard before the Supreme Court of the United States on March 29, 2005. - Electronic Frontier Foundation