If you run a small, medium or a large business and you are not sure what “Open Source” is all about, then the BBC’s Click program will give you an easy insight into the world of Open Source. The program contains an interview with Mark Shuttleworth, the man behind the Ubuntu a free and popular alternative to Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX.
Open source is a strange phrase. To many, it suggests someone has left the top off the ketchup bottle, but in the hi-tech world it is both a way of life and some say the future of the computer industry.
Open Source Software
As you would expect BBC Click highlighted Open Office, Firefox, Thunderbird and Linux as key open source software applications. Here is a small list of other open source applications that businesses may find useful…
- CuteFTP alternative - FileZilla
- Dreamweaver alternative - Aptana
- Adobe Acrobat alternative - PDFCreator
- Quicken, MS Money, Sage alternative - GnuCash
- Photoshop alternative - GIMP and Paint.net
OSalt.com is a worthwhile checking out, as it provides a list of open source alternatives to popular business software.
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