Open Source Software Applications
This article is the second article in the series of two at the moment. The first article in this series was written on the Open Source Initiative. For those of you who are not familiar with the term open source and what it means. I would like to invite you to take the time to read this article first. "Open Source Initiative."
In this article we will explore several open source software applications through you tube videos. These videos show and explain a variety of the most popular and widely used open source applications.
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 available to anyone.
By leaving the source code open, developers from all over the world come together working in a collaborative fashion. 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 pace and higher quality in the development of the software application.
Great Overview of the Most Popular Open Source Software
It has been awhile since I have checked out what is new and available in the open source community.
Needless to say, I was amazed when I recently did some research looking 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 grateful to the hardworking, dedicated community collaborative from around the world for their tremendous efforts and outstanding achievements.
If you are as grateful as I am you may wish to stop by the Open Source Initiative and give them a Donation.
O.K. if you haven't already grabbed a pen and a piece of paper, please do so now. Or if you are a member of hubpages, you just may want to bookmark this page.
If you are 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.
Here goes, the first video above is a great introduction to many of the open source software applications. If you haven't already viewed it please do. Tom Merritt from cnet.com does an exceptional job explaining some of the most popular open source software, such as; Open Office, Gimpshot, Audacity etc. I highly recommend watching this video.
Get Organized and Go Green Open Source Software
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 list of all your possessions, to Spring Pad, where you can keep track of contacts, calendars etc.
If you would like to save a tree, go green with Green Print. If you have loved one far away be sure to check out Skype and talk and see your loved ones for free,
Google's Chromium OS Project
Join Martin Bligh and watch development as it happens.
Learn about Google's Chromium Open Source Project first hand.
Google developer’s work together with developer’s from all over the world. You will be able to see first hand as the bugs are worked out and new accomplishments are achieved.
If you want to learn more about the Google Projects – Google Chrome and Google Chromium OS please go to http://www. chromium.org
Google Chrome - Animated Video
Google's Web Browser - Chrome | Fast, Easy and Safe
I fell in love with this next video and just had to include it.
This is a great little animation that depicts the most important strategies of Google’s web browser, Chrome. It is user friendly, is super fast and last but not least, it’s safe.
Check it out, it's not only cute it get's the message across.
Google Wave - Great Animation - Easy to Understand
Google Wave | Mind Blowing
Google redefines the meaning of Email.
You absolutely must, check out these videos they are mind blowing. Did you know that email has been around for 40 years?
With that in mind, look at the changes that Google is implemented with the new Google Wave.
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