Open Source Software Applications

There are a large number of open source software programmes for everything from editing photographs to GIS analysis. Many are available directly from the Linux software center while others have to be down loaded using package managers like Synaptic . Much of this software also runs under Windows or the Apple operating systems. This section will be added to as the web site is expanded.

Browsers:

The browsers listed below are all usually available as downloads from Linux distributions. They also work with Windows and Apple

Firefox: Mozilla Firefox is often loaded when Linux is installed or is at least available from the software repository. Versions of the browser for Linux, Windows and Apple are also available from https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

Google Chrome: Chrome is usually available from the Linux software repository. It can also be downloaded for Linux, Windows and Apple from https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/

Opera: Opera is usually available from the Linux software repository. It can also be downloaded for Linux, Windows and Apple from http://www.opera.com/computer

Data Base

LAMP/WAMP/MAMP: The AMP in the preceding abbreviations stands for Apache (a web server), MySQL (a database) and PHP (a general purpose scripting language)--the initial L, W and M stand for Linux, Windows and Macintosh.  The Apache/MySWQL/PHP combination, usually associated with one or two programming languages, is the basis of a powerful online database development system. Discussion of this software is beyond the scope of this website but for those interested, the combination can be loaded from the Linux repository-- there are several sources for the Windows or Apple equivalents-- some free versions of more sophisticated commercial products. Searching for LAMP, WAMP or MAMP will bring up links to suitable sites.

Graphics/Photos

GIMP: Gimp is a powerful photo editing software which can be downloaded from the Ubuntu software centre. It is relatively difficult to use. Gimp for Apple is available at http://www.gimp.org/ and for Windows at http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Games

Games: A number of simple games including various card games, minefield, etc. are downloaded at the installation of Ubuntu. Others are available from the software center.

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