I've seen a few comments from people lately saying, "I wish I had photoshop!"
But, they can have something like it for free -- GimpShop (a hack of Gimp).
Need Microsoft Office, but don't want to fork over a few hundred dollars? Try Open Office, also free.
Want to experience the Tron lightcycles, playing against other players, completely for free? ArmageTron.
Want to learn CGI Graphics and Animation, that of the level that many of the major computer animation companies can do? Try POV-ray or Blender.
I love open source programs... many times, the programs are either as good or better than the equivalent programs that cost nearly $1,000! Best of all? They're free!
Many of the members here may not even know that such high-end programs are available legally for free -- so, here's a chance to let them know they can do a lot with their computers that they never knew they could do with such a low budget.
What's your favorite Open Source programs? Any reccomendations for alternatives to our standard fare?
Edit: Oops... this should've went into the Tech Lounge. Clicked the wrong forum. Please move...