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Open Source Software:123

This article is the second article in the set of two at the moment. The first article in this series was written on the Open Source Initiative. For those of you who’re not acquainted with the term open source and what it means. I would like to ask you to take the time to read this article first. ‘Open Source Initiative. ‘

In this article we will examine several open source software applications through you tube videos. These videos show and explain a variety of the more popular and widely used open source applications.

And, have you considered:

What is meant by Open Source Software? Open source software is exactly what it sounds like. It is computer software where the code to the software is kept open and accessible to anyone.


Developers from all parts of the world come together working in a collaborative fashion by leaving the source code open. They are free to download the code, modify it and republish for other developers to contribute.

By implementing fresh new ideas, the software is continually evolving; thus, resulting in a faster rate and higher quality in the evolution of the software application.

Needless to say, I was amazed when I recently did some research the search for a program to convert my video files.

It was during this search that I was intrigued by all the new open source software and inspired to do an article on the Open Source Initiative.

I am forever obliged to the hardworking, dedicated community collaborative from around the world for their tremendous efforts and outstanding achievements.

If you’re as grateful as I am you may want to stop by the Open Source Initiative and give them a Donation.

O.K. if you have not already grabbed a pen and a sheet of paper, please do so now. Or if you’re a member of hubpages, you just may wish to bookmark this page.

If you’re not a member yet, please feel free to join HubPages today. Like everything else on this page, it is FREE. And like the Open Source Initiative, I have nothing but good things to say about HubPages.

The next video, by Stacy Johnson from Money Talks, offers information on some really neat software applications that I myself am eager to check out.

From Know your stuff-that helps you make a checklist of all your possessions, to Spring Pad, where you can keep track of contacts, calendars etc.

Google developer’s work together with developer’s from across the world. You will be in a position to see first hand as the bugs are worked out and new accomplishments are achieved.

This is a great little animation that depicts the main strategies of Google’s web browser, Chrome. It is user friendly, is super fast and last but not least, it’s safe.

The copyright to this article is owned by Sage Williams. Permission to republish this article in print or online must be given by the author in writing.

Nell-Glad this helps you out. I bought Microsoft 2007 and hate it. Office Org is so much more user friendly. Good luck and nice to see you.

It’s agood browser my second browser after firefox. The only drawback right now is the limited add-on, not as many as firefox. It will be great if they’ve got a big community like firefox.

Ign Andy-Thanks so much for reading and commenting. It’s nice to know that you’re already using this one in addition to firefox. I agree. Your comment is greatly appreciated.

Darlene Sabella 3 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the woods with my dog named Sam…

Darlene-Great to see you. Thanks so much for checking out this hub. I was surprised myself when I started researching just to what extent the open source software applications have come. It’s pretty amazing. I actually have one in mind that I will be writing very soon.

Open source software is a great alternative for those who need the tools but do not want/can’t pay for all the extra features. Open source software is gaining ground though, and some day, it might just be an easy enough choice for most people. For now, I recommend trying out For those who’re interested in how open source philosophy got started, visit the wiki page.

Sage, Another great informative article. It seems like the more I learn the more I find out that there’s so much I still do not know. So, this is a most helpful hub. Thanks for the information.

Katiem-I’m so glad that you have found this interesting. I do hope when you’re in need of a new application you check these out.

Sage-this is important information for every hubber and the videos are excellent. Thanks for sharing all of this with all of us.

Spreading the word of Open Source! Nice. I just bought a new laptop and have filled it with nothing but Open Source, it truly is a great thing.

Nick-thanks very much for stopping by. Love your comment and support. I am very appreciative of the open source initiative. It’s so nice to know that others are as well.

Granny’s House-Thanks so much for stopping by. I am happy that this will be helpful to you. Your comment is greatly appreciated.

Good list of open source software, I suggest to add flock browser, it is new and fast. Good information, keep sharing..