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Top 5 Open source software applications

Making use of open source software instead of closed source alternatives is a great cost saver.

Here are our Top 5 open source software applications for personal or business use.

1. Apache OpenOffice

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Apache OpenOffice is the leading open source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

Download Apache OpenOffice HERE.


2. WordPress

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WordPress allows you to build a website that meets your unique needs. Start a blog, business site, portfolio, online store, or anything else you can imagine.

With built‑in optimization and responsive, mobile‑ready themes, there’s no limit to who you can reach with your new website. Create a simple website for your family or sell products around the world—it’s up to you.

Get started with WordPress today HERE.


3. GIMP

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Want an easy to use graphics editor? GIMP is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks.

Download the latest version of GIMP HERE.


4. VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is one of the world’s most popular free media players, and for good reason – it can handle just about any audio file, video file, or media stream you can throw at it, without the need to mess around installing additional codecs. VLC Media Player gives you an amazing degree of control over playback, letting you optimize video and audio for your specific hardware configuration.

Download the latest version HERE.


5. Mozilla Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features!

If you have multiple email accounts – even if they’re with the same provider – open source email client Mozilla Thunderbird will save you time and hassle flicking between browser tabs and logins. Like Firefox, Thunderbird is an open source project published by the Mozilla Foundation, and is almost infinitely adaptable.

Download Thunderbird HERE.

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