FLOSS/FLOSS for Education

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The types of software which may used in education is extremely broad. The most commonly used FLOSS in education is listed below.

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Administration and Office ProductivityEdit

  • OpenOffice.org/Libreoffice
    • OpenOffice.org Writer – WYSIWYG text editor
    • OpenOffice.org Calc – spreadsheet
    • OpenOffice.org Impress – presentation
    • OpenOffice.org Math – equation editor
    • OpenOffice.org Base – database
  • Abiword
  • KOffice
    • KChart
    • Kexi - an integrated environment for creating databases and database applications.
    • KFormula - formula editor for KOffice
    • Kivio - diagramming and flowcharting
    • KPlato - project management
    • KPresenter
    • KSpread
    • KWord
  • OpenProj

GraphicsEdit

3D-modellingEdit

  • Blender 3D – heavy and powerful 3D-modelling software, there are Wikibooks, too
  • POV Ray – Raytracing

raster graphicsEdit

  • GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program, powerful raster graphics editor
  • KritaKOffice Paint

vector graphicsEdit

  • Inkscape – simple vector graphics editor
  • Karbon14
  • OpenOffice.org Draw
  • QCAD
  • Xara Xtreme – a bit tricky

Desktop PublishingEdit

  • Scribus – semi-professional layout program, needs some training
  • Lyx – easy to use LaTeX (& other) editor without troubles about markup-syntax

MultimediaEdit

Audio/MusicEdit

  • Audacity – audio recording/editing with easy access to a bunch of filters/generators/etcpp
  • Rosegarden – MIDI, and note editor
  • Note Editor

VideoEdit

  • Cinelara
  • CinePaint
  • Jahshaka
  • Kino
  • Kdenlive – non-linear video editor
  • MythTV
  • MPlayer
  • VLC

Book and Library collectionsEdit

  • Alexandria
  • Greenstone
  • Koha

See AlsoEdit

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