Software Starter Kit: General Productivity and Play

Email

Thunderbird

http://getthunderbird.com/ and https://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/

Mozilla Thunderbird is the email complement to the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.  Rich in features and extensible with add-ons from Mozilla's library of themes and extensions.

Available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

SeaMonkey

http://www.seamonkey-project.org/

The SeaMonkey Project is an all-in-one Internet communication suite inspired by Netscape Communicator and maintained by a community supported by the Mozilla Foundation.  It includes an integrated Web browser based on Firefox, email, newsgroup, and RSS reader based on Thunderbird, built-in Web page editor (Composer), built-in IRC client (ChatZilla), and add-ons from Mozilla's library of themes and extensions.

Available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Enigmail

https://enigmail.net/

Enigmail is an add-on for Thunderbird and SeaMonkey that allows you to send and read PGP-encrypted email messages.

Claws Mail

http://www.claws-mail.org/

Originally forked from Sylpheed, Claws Mail is a lightweight, fast, and easy to use email and newsgroup program that is not light on features.  Plugins allow extra features to be added.

Available for Windows, Unix, Mac OS, Linux, and Cygwin.

Sylpheed

http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/

Sylpheed is an email program that is lightweight, fast, and easy to use without being light on features.

Available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Multimedia

VLC Media Player

http://www.videolan.org/

VLC is the iconic open source media player.  In general, if it's audio or video and VLC can't play it, then you don't need to see or hear it; VLC plays everything.

Available for Windows, Unix, Syllable, QNX, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, and Android.

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