What is Open Source Software? • Software developed by programmers around the world, • With the aim of creating high-quality programs that anyone is free to • Use • Modify • Share
Why is it important? • Technology can lead to life changing event, such as the Internet was for many. • It is important that we begin using sustainable and transparent technologies. • So that out basic human freedoms are strengthened by technology and not hampered.
Stellarium • A planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just as you would see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. • Has constellation art.
GraphCalc • A calculator to use for a variety of purposes including the production of: • 2D • and 3D Euclidean • and Polar graphs
Neverball • Miniature golf and an obstacle course game.
OpenOffice.org • A full featured suite of tools for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and database management. • Compatible with and a free replacement for Microsoft Office.
GIMP • An image manipulation program with advanced photo retouching techniques. • Similar features to Adobe PhotoShop
LiveCD: File Recovery • There are Operating Systems that can load directly off a storage device such as a CD. • The Operating System doesn’t require installation to your computer (hard drive) but still allows for the Operating System to be fully functional.