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Open Source Cloud Computing Apps

Zimbra Desktop 7.1: A free and open source email client application that gives you online and offline access to all your email accounts in one place. It’s cross-platform, available on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS, and Linux.

XTuple PostBooks: This is the core of the XTuple ERP suite which incorporates seven modules: Accounting, Sales, CRM, Manufacture, Purchase, Inventory and Products.

Palo BI Suite: The first open source, software as a service BI solution. It offers planning, analysis and reporting capabilities that are a step up from using a spreadsheet application.

SugarCRM: An alternative to Salesforce.com, Sugar CRM, has an impressive client list, which includes Coca-Cola, Avis, H&R Block and Go Daddy.

PhreeBooks Accounting: Web-based (ERP) accounting. Includes management of inventory (labor, stock and assemblies), customer/vendor accounts, banking, and shipping.

5 Developer Tools
NetBeans IDE 7.1:
This introduces support for JavaFX 2.0 by enabling the full compile/debug/profile development cycle for JavaFX 2.0 applications, & more.

Google App Engine SDK 1.6: This lets you run your web apps on Google’s infrastructure. App Engine apps are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.

2 Linux Distros

Oracle Linux 5.8: The latest update in the 5.x series of the distro is claimed to be 75% faster than Red Hat Linux and is optimized for Oracle Exadata Database Machine

BackTrack 5 R2: Ubuntu-based distro with a collection of tools for penetration testing and ethical hacking, and bug fixes.

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SDK 1.5: The Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SDK contains conceptual overviews, programming tasks, samples, and references to guide you in developing solutions based on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Java SE Development Kit 8 Build b25 Deve Preview: The JDK is is a development environment for building applications, components and applets and includes tools useful for developing and testing programs written in the Java programming language.

Sun Java JRE 8 Build b25 Dev Preview: Almost every piece of electronic equipment in the world uses Java technologies. The JRE brings the Java platform to your PC within seconds from starting the installation process.

10 Essential Tools, Updates

WampServer: A Windows web development environment that allows you to create web apps with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database.

Internet Explorer 8: IE 8 adds accelerators to provide instant access to information like maps, web searches, translations, email, blogging, and more

MS.NET Framework 4: Microsoft’s comprehensive and consistent programming model for building apps that have secure communication and the ability to model a range of business processes.

Silverlight: A cross-platform, cross-browser, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Now with new mobile device focused implementations of Silverlight, developers and designers can easily take existing code, assets, skills, and tools and deliver superior user experiences on mobile devices.

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