Since everybody loves lists, we posted plenty of them in 2010. Majority of lists that we wrote were mainly about free and open-source software because as some of you may know our primary topic and passion is all about FOSS.

Here are our most popular free and open-source software lists of 2010:


* Free and Open Source Encryption Software for Linux
- Encryption software, a main component of every features of file protection and computer communication, will help you safeguard sensitive computer data like credit card numbers and social security information. It carries out an algorithm that is made to encrypt data in a manner that it cannot be decrypted without retrieving the key.

* 7 (More) Free and Open Source Finance/Accounting Software for Linux
- This is an additional list of finance or accounting software that will be useful for those who own small to medium-sized business as it will allow them to do essential tasks like recording and processing accounting transactions within functional modules such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and trial balance.

* Free and Open Source Project Management Software
- If you need an application that can assist in applying knowledge, techniques, skills, and tools for planning and controlling resources, costs and schedules to meet the requirements of a particular project, then get a project management software. The program typically offers integrated functions such as calendars, charts, budget management, scheduling, and quality management and documentation.

* 7 Best Free and Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS)
- Users with hardly any technical knowledge of programming languages or markup languages can create and manage HTML content such as documents and images by using content management system (CMS). Nearly all web CMS utilize a database to store content, metadata, or artifacts that might be needed by the system.

* 7 (More) Best Free/Open-source Backup Software for Linux
- Another collection of outstanding free and open-source backup software that can be used for recovering essential files in case of emergency.

* Best Free and Open Source CRM Software
- CRM software is used to collect the correct information about a company's customers and arrange that information for proper analysis and action. It is a tool for organizing, automating, and synchronize business processes for sales activities, marketing, customer service, and technical support.

* 8 More Linux Distributions for Web Server
- Here is another list of outstanding server-oriented Linux distributions for those of you who are planning to build a web hosting company, small business servers, or simply host your own website at home.

* 5 Best Free and Open Source File Archivers for Linux
- A file archiver is a tool used to merge a number of files together into one archive file, or a series of archive files, for simpler transportation, storage, or backup. Archiving or packing refers to the process of making an archive file, while unarchiving, unpacking or extracting means reconstructing the original files from the archive.

* 5 of the Best Free and Open Source Data Mining Software
- Data mining is known as an important tool by modern business since it is able to convert data into business intelligence thus giving an informational edge. Today, it is widely used in profiling practices, like surveillance, marketing, scientific discovery, and fraud detection.

* 5 of the Best Free and Open Source Server/Network Monitoring Software
- To continuously keep an eye on the system and detect slow or faulty components, a website or network administrator relies on server/network monitoring software. These monitoring tools can automatically send updates or activate backups in case of outages caused by server crashes or overloads, network connections and other factors.

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