Open source software advantages
Open Source software is such programs that releases it’s source code to public which enables users to have control of accessing the software’s original design and modify in their own way. Open sourced software holds many benefits than any commercial like
a. Source code availability and modification right (users can view and modify the source code as per his / her requirement)
b. Improve software quality by code modification (Easy to upgrade the usability, functions and procedures with code modification)
c. Inspect and modify software’s security through source code (You have the full freedom of checking it’s security robustness, if necessary or if you think to tighten then you have the opportunity to transform the codes and enhance the software’s security.)
d. No per-user based price (Unlike other commercial software, you can install and use in the Computers as many as you need in your office or home)
e. No version up-gradation cost (Also you don’t need to pay for version upgrade which is not applicable for commercial software.)
Here is some example of free of cost open sourced windows based software:
1. Ubuntu OS (Operating System) The most popular operating system after Microsoft windows which have both Desktop and Server edition. Though desktop having Graphical User Interface (GUI) by default but Server is based on command line, however there is also options to add GUI manually with Server edition.
2. (Office suite)Is a complete suite of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation maker, Database, Drawing and More which can be an alternative of Microsoft office package for Word, Excel, Power Point and Access. Although it has it’s own file extension but can be read and save in Microsoft’s extensions also.
7. (FTP Software)FileZilla is the complete FTP solution for both Server and Client. It is secure, fast and consistent with other smart feathers.
To download and install FileZilla 3.5.1 please watch this video for a tutorial:
10. (Music & Video Player)Miro is the free video and internet TV player.