The 10 Best Open Source Products Of 2012

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1. VLC Media Player

Who needs Microsoft's Media Center when there's VLC?

The VLC Media Player has been making its way onto every platform imaginable over the years, and its developers are working on a port to the Windows 8-style (Metro) interface. Already hugely popular, VLC is poised to see its fortunes rise further now that Microsoft no longer includes Media Center or DVD codecs in most versions of Windows 8.

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