Open Source Software Tools


The following are selected links to a variety of high quality, 'open source' software products & tools:   Videos 

General Purpose Software & Tools


  • Apache Software - Originally known for being an open-source web server solution, it has now grown into a large collaborative software community with a wide range of complementary projects and products.
  • Drupal - A widely used open source content management system (CMS) for web sites.
  • GeoServer - An open source Java-based software server that allows users to view, edit, share, and map geospatial data. It uses open standards set forth by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
  • GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program) - A multi-platform photo & image manipulation tool.  It is an open source alternative to Photoshop.
  • Libre Office - A comprehensive open source software suite of office applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet) similar to MS Office.
  • Linux - A widely used open source operating system for small and large scale computer systems originally created by Linus Torvalds
  • Mozilla & Firefox - A wide range of open source software products developed by the growing Mozilla 'open' development community. Products include the FireFox web browser, Thunderbird email, etc.
  • MySQL - An open source database management system (DBMS) that offers the full functionality of similar commercial products such as MS SQL, DB2, Oracle, etc.
  • OpenMeetings - Free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference on the web.
  • OpenDisc - A CD of open source software products being made available primarily to charitable, non-profit organizations, students, teachers, etc.
  • Open Office - A comprehensive open source software suite of office applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) that provide very similar capabilities as MS Office.
  • OpenProject  - A free and open source project management software solution that can serve as a replacement for MS Project.
  • OpenSite Solutions - Providing a directory of high quality 'open source' alternative solutions to higher cost commercial products currently being marketed.
  • SourceForge - The world's largest open source software development web site providing free software and services to meet almost any need.
  • SugarCRM - A commercialized open source customer relationship management (CRM) software suite.
  • TWiki - An open source enterprise wiki, collaboration, and web application platform.

  • VLC  Media Player - A popular free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most CD, DVD,  and many other files & streaming protocols.
  • Zimbra Collaboration - An open source email and calendar groupware software product.


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