List of Open source software for home use – Part 1

Posted on December 8, 2008. Filed under: General | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

At home, i have been using some of the Open Source Software for my daily productivity.

They are

  1. Mozilla Firefox, the browser
  2. Pidgin, the messenger
  3. Azureus vuze, the bittorrent client
  4. GIMP, the photoshop alternative
  5. Open Office.org, Office productivity

There are tons of software available which we will see one by one in coming blog posts. meanwhile I will discuss some of the most widely and commonly used by me. you can suggest me on what type of software you wanted to write about here which could help others increase their productivity

Mozilla Firefox

As we all have been using Internet Explorer that bundled with Windows OS for the long time. Alternative to it, there are lots of browser available in the internet such as Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla, Opera, Apple Safari etc. Mozilla Firefox is the one that derived from Mozilla project which is huge as a software bundle that contains e-mail applications, browser etc. People find it hard to use it. Hence Mozilla foundation decided to release light weight version of Mozilla and hence Mozilla Firefox born. At present, you can download the latest version of Mozilla Firefox 3.x from Mozilla.com. some of the features are

  1. Tabbed Browsing
  2. Browser Add-ons
  3. Security
  4. many more..

Pidgin, the messenger

There are already lots of messengers for each of the chat providers like Yahoo, MSN, AIM, Google Talk etc. the problem with these is that you have to download them each and then install it and configure it. Instead you can use the Pidgin which has the ability to talk to Yahoo, MSN, AIM, Google Talk and IRC too. Good na… But at present, it doesn’t support VOIP. VOIP means the ability to talk to your beloved with no phone cost and this is free because it happens over Internet.

to be continued….

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