A List of Useful Open Source Software / Free Software for Desktop

Open source software refers to software that allows the general public to access, view and edit its source code. Open source software are generally released under a certain licence which details the conditions of using the software. One of the advantages of open source software is that they are free to download, install and use. This provides a huge cost saving in software purchase for computer users, companies and organizations. There are also free software that are not open source. This articles provide a short list of open source / free software which most of you will find useful in your everyday life.

Operating System: Ubuntu Linux for Desktop http://www.ubuntu.com/

Internet Browser: Mozilla Firefox http://www.mozilla.com/

Email Client: Mozilla Thunderbird http://www.mozilla.com/

Office Applications: OpenOffice.org http://www.openoffice.org/

PDF File Creation: PDF Creator http://www.pdfforge.org/

File Compression / Extraction: 7-Zip Manger http://www.7-zip.org/

CD / DVD burning: ImgBurn http://www.imgburn.com/

Photo and Image Processing: GIMP http://www.gimp.org/

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