Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Notes for my talk @ FOSS for Journalists

I have to deliver a speech at FOSS for Journalists conference organized by ICTA (www.icta.lk). Since I felt this may be useful for a larger audience, I thought of having my notes on my blog.

FOSS Applications

Useful Links

  1. http://www.osalt.com/
  2. http://www.linuxalt.com/
  3. http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Linux_software_equivalent_to_Windows_software
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_alternatives_to_proprietary_software
  5. http://www.foss4gov.gov.lk/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=17

Getting/Intalling new Software

  • Synaptic, Download and install new software
  • GDebi, Install downloaded packages
  • DownThemAll!, Download manager

Internet Browser

  • Firefox
  • Chromium

Playing Music & Video

  • Rhythmbox
  • Banshee
  • Movie Player
  • VLC

Burning CDs & DVDs

  • Brasero

Taking Notes

  • Gedit
  • LeafPad

Word Processor

  • LibreOffice Writer
  • Openoffice.org Writer

Spread Sheet

  • LibreOffice Calc
  • Openoffice.org Calc

Presentation

  • LibreOffice Impress
  • Openoffice.org Impress

Image Viewer & Editor

  • Eye of GNOME
  • Gimp
  • GimpShop
  • Inkscape

Internet Messaging and Video Conferencing

  • Pidgin
  • Ekiga

Simple Publishing

  • LibreOffice Draw
  • Openoffice.org Draw
  • Evince, PDF/PS reader
  • LibreOffice/Openoffice.org, PDF creation
  • Print to PDF

News Reader & Podcast Client

  • Firefox
  • Yarssr
  • Rhythmbox

Blogging, Micro Blogging, and Social Media

  • Any Web Browser
  • http://www.blogger.com, http://wordpress.com/
  • http://www.flickr.com/, http://youtube.com, http://facebook.com
  • Gwibber

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