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You may have been utilizing open source technology without realizing it. Such common applications as Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird and WordPress are all open source.

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Mozilla Firefox displays information about Mozilla’s license.

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The Update Manager provides a user-friendly all-in-one tool for keeping your open source Ubuntu Linux-based operating system up to date.

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Keep your system up-to-date with the Ubuntu Linux Update Manger.

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Tomboy Notes is an open source note-taking application that allows users to create virtual notebooks and to link the notes therein to one another via hyper-links. Other features include text formatting, automatic formatting of links, and template creation. Tomboy Notes is available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X.

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Tomboy Notes

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There are plenty of open source productivity suites from which to choose.  So, if LibreOffice doesn’t meet your needs, you may want to check out Apache Open ffice.org, Calligra Suite or GNOME Office.  There’s no reason to resort to the expense of  proprietary productivity software.

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Could this be your next office suite?

 

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ClamAV is open source anti-virus software that won’t slow down your computer. Reason? ClamAV runs only at preset times to scan for viruses and does not actively block them by running in the background like most proprietary anti-virus software.

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ClamTk: graphical front-end for ClamAV anti-virus software

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WordPress is an open source tool initially designed for blogging. It has since become a powerful tool for designing Web pages, and you don’t need to know any HTML.

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Mathomatic is an open source portable computer algebra system.    Among its other amenities, it can be employed to solve algebraic and arithmetic equations as well as calculus transformations.  Learn more about Mathomatic here.

 

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Mathomatic awaiting user input.

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Marble is an open source virtual globe for your computer desktop. It is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. Marble is an excellent aid for the instruction of geography, science and history. Among the various ways to view the world available in Marble are night view, street view, satellite view and a historical view from 1689 to name a few. Marble offers some great opportunities to integrate open source educational software into your curriculum.

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Claws Mail is a straightforward, user-friendly open source email client. It pprovides easily configured message filters and other security features. It also allows users to sort folders by number of new and unread messages. as well as email totals for each folder.

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Claws Mail

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Qimo4Kids (pronounced “kih-mo for kids”) is a free, open source Linux operating system for learners on the primary and intermediate levels.  It presents a kid-friendly interface and incorporates open source educational applications to help students develop math, language and problem-solving skills among others.

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