Some of the best software that I use is FREE, so please don't think for a minute that I am complaining. Still, there are two (hopefully!) soon to be released free packages that I can't wait for:
  • Open Croquet - this may change the way we think of online collaboration and generally large scale network applications
  • Apple Computer's early development release of JDK 15. (also known as JDK 5)
Everything else, I can be wait for :-)