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12 Most Ultimate Coolest Open-Source Softwares For All Your Needs (Part 3)

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opensourcepart3Now that we have been through the 2 parts of the posts about open-source softwares, here is the last part to the open-source softwares series of posts.

Web browsing

Firefox: Popular open-source browser with lots of features

Chrome: Open-source browser by Google

RSS reading

Blogbridge: Cross-plaform desktop RSS reader

RSSOwl: Java RSS reader for all platforms

That is about all for the post series on free open-source softwares. Please help me digg or reddit the posts and comment on this post about which softwares you like the best!! :D

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January 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm

12 Most Ultimate Coolest Open-Source Softwares For All Your Needs (Part 2)

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opensourcepart2This is part 2 of the series of open-source softwares that we posted in the first post and  in this post, we will introduce more great open-source softwares, free of course!!

Instant messaging/Chat client

Pidgin: Works well on Windows, Mac and Linux computers and also supports many chat accounts and services such as AIM, ICQ, Google Talk and MSN Messenger

aMSN: Free open-source MSN Messenger clone which is quite slow

Video Playing

MPlayer: Awesome cross-platform video player that supports many video file formats

VLC: Video Playback+Excellent Streaming

That is about all for the second part of of the open-source softwares series. For the last part of this series go to 12 Most Ultimate Coolest Open-Source Softwares For All Your Needs (Part 3)!! :D

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January 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm

12 Most Ultimate Coolest Open-Source Softwares For All Your Needs

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opensourcepicOpen-source softwares are not just great. They are awesome and are as good as their paid counterparts and it is possible to turn your computer to one that runs open-source softwares only. In the previous posts, we looked at 4 free open-source office suites apps.

In this post and subsequent posts, we will look  at 12 more free open-source softwares which serves a variety of functions such as image editing, instant messaging as well as video playing.

Image Editing

Gimp: Free and the best app ever to be a Photoshop replacement

Inkscape: Awesome open-source vector graphic editor

Scribus: Desktop Publishing app with rich features

Seashore: Similar to Gimp but looks more mac-like and does not require X11 to run.

To make the posts simpler and faster to read, I will be breaking up the post into 3 short and easy-to read posts. Read more on the open-source softwares series on Part 2 and Part 3!! :D

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January 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm

4 Free Awesome Open-Source Office Suite Software For Windows And Mac

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officeOpen-source softwares are softwares in which their source code are released and available to anyone to view and modify. There are many reason why you might want to use open-source softwares.  Some reasons are that open source softwares are usually free are updated frequently with quick bug fixes due to its source being improved upon by many developers. In this post, we will show you 4 free awesome open-source office suite softwares that are for Linux, Windows and Mac users.

OpenOffice: OpenOffice is an office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux users which is free if you do not have iWork or Microsoft Office. Has rich features which are comparable to the paid office apps and you should really download it. [Mac+Windows+Linux]

NeoOffice: A fork from the OpenOffice and looks more mac-like than OpenOffice and does not require X11 to run. Might be slow on an older Mac. [Mac]

KOffice: Also another Office Productivity application that is free, and has many applications in its bundle. Updates are quite frequent and is worth a try too. More for Linux users compared to mac and Windows users. [Mac+Windows+Linux]

OpenGoo: Online open-source Web Office. Looks great but not recommended unless you are geeky and knows how to install it. [Cross-platform]

That is about all the best free open-source office suite apps out there and is great if you do not want to spent money on buying an office suite app. Let me know other open-source software that you use!! :D

Written by strawberry000

January 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

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