Shane Baptista Computing Consultant
Center for Teaching Excellence
Open Source Software that I use regularly
- The Gnu Image Manipulation Program to be compared with Adobe Photoshop or PaintShop Pro
- Scalable Vector Graphics Drawing program to be compared with Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia (Macrodobia) Fireworks
- Office Suite with Wordprocessor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, and Drawing, and Database to be compared with Microsoft Office or WordPerfect/Corel Suite
- Audio edting and compression tool to be compared with Adobe Auditions
- HTML Authoring tool to be compared with Front Page and Macrodobia Dreamweaver
- File Compression Utility to be compared with Winzip
- Programming Language - to be compared with...well Perl but Perl is also open source...
- 3d Modeling, Compositing, Video Editing, Game Engine to be compared with Maya but only within the modelling this is really a distinctive tool.
- Desktop Publishing to be compared with Adobe PageMaker or Quark.
- AntiVirus Software to be compared with Norton AntiVirus or McAffee Anti-Virus
- Portable application that run from a thumb drive. Use them on lab or classroom computers. No need for administrative priveleges.
Where to find Open Source Software
Wikipedia List of Open Source Software Packages
Free Software Foundation Software Directory
Open Source Alternative
Do a web search with the functionality that you want and the word Open Source