this will be another nerdy post, indeed! :) My own top 10 of software released this year:

  1. Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (Windows): Simply the best editor on Windows! If you use this software, you know what I’m talking about. Be sure to also check out the ‘Source Code Outliner Power Toy’ (#)
  2. Fedora 10 (Linux): My favorite operating system. But I don’t think Fedora is suitable for beginners. I think they should check out Ubuntu 8.10 (#).
  3. MySQL Workbench 5.0 (Windows / Linux): A very good tool if you need to design big databases. It’s free software, it can export your scheme to SQL code. so: MySQL workbench >> Visio ;)
  4. Netbeans 6.5 (Windows / Linux): Netbeans is not only for Java developers anymore! with this release you can use this software to program PHP, C++, java, …, …. And it looks nice too now.. This is my favourite editor on Linux.
  5. Opera 9.6 (Windows / Linux): I use Opera everywhere, on my desktop, on my laptop, on my cellphone, … . It is just a robust browser with lots of options, it is the fastest browser, it has a great rendering engine, and it’s quite awesome!
  6. Amarok 2 (Linux): I think that this is the best music player in the world, and not only for Linux..
  7. VLC (Windows / Linux): My favourite movie player, it plays like almost every format you have, it is leightweighted, and it just works (without all the shizzle you never need).
  8. 3 (Windows / Linux): With this new release OpenOffice can open the new format of Microsoft, so that’s nice when you work on a Linux machine..  I think that about everyone should check out this free software..
  9. Silverlight 2 (Windows / ”Linux -> moonlight“):  It didn’t convince me when I saw the first demos, but now I am working a little bit with it, and I like it a lot now.
  10. Adobe Creative Suite 4 (Windows): Just a new release of this software :)