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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Welcome to GoOpenSource

Posted on December 6, 2008. Filed under: General | Tags: , , , |

Hello Readers,

This blog is all about free and open source softwares available on the internet. Many of you have heard of famous free and open source softwares like Linux, Gnu Vim, Gnu Emacs, Mozilla Firefox etc. we are not going to write about them as there are plenty of resources available on the internet. In this blog, we are going to focus on certain free and open source software which we can use in our day to day life. This will be useful to people who can’t afford money to buy softwares.

This blog will also help developers by giving them hands-on tutorials on the free and open source softwares. Not all tutorials could be written by us. but we could point to right resources available on the internet which we have used for my own development. we also invite the readers to send an email to us on the open source projects you want to see the hands-on.

we will write first few posts about how free and open source softwares got evolved and how it became challenging to major corporations like Microsoft, Oracle etc. we will also discuss about companies that use free and open source softwares in their businesses.

– GoOpenSource Team

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