Top 10 Free and Open Source Software (in education)
Open Source is gaining a much and much broader audience as time goes by. A lot of people admit that Open Source is ready for the server side.
But when it comes to Desktop, people often don't know where to look. They know what they want to do (based on the software they're using now), but they don't know where to look for alternatives. We Open-Source-enthusiasts often send them to huge lists, with 3-pages-per-software description. I tried to look for simple one-pager descriptions, but didn't find any. Those small documents are often about one particular software, so it was not what I was looking for. I wanted something to hand out to people, so that they could say to themselves : "OK, there are some good Open Source software, I have their names, and I know what it does".
So I just did a one-pager, with what is generally considered as "Top 10" Free and Open Source software for Education. I focused on the Desktop usage for now. I know there are much more educational software out there, but I think that will fit on another Top 10 document, focused on educational software.
You can find this document on our website, in PDF format. I'm putting the direct link here, and a small thumbnail of what it looks like. If you click on the thumbnail, you will get the PDF printable file. Just click on the previous link to get the Web page with links to these software and to the orginial OpenOffice file.
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