So what does an open source user use? I figured, as I have seen all over the net, I would add my meme of applications. A little different though with mine, as they are all open source, with maybe one or two free (gotta have my google calendar, of course!)
In no particular order:
-ok, is this one a surprise. Since reading an article in the Washington Post, circa 2003/2004, I switched to this browser. At first it was due to the add ons. I loved using a plugin to control whatever music player I used. The web developer tools helped as I worked on web pages. And we all need the weather! Now, I still use a few add-ons, but I just like the tabular browsing. Yes, IE finally has tabs, as do other browsers, but I am comfortable with Firefox. It gets me!
Office Suite–Open Office
-This was the second app I used in moving to total open source. What I liked about it, on a Mac, was that it seemed like my tools where right where I wanted them. I did not need to go to File–and then twenty different places. I had my main functions right on a tool bar. I also liked on the Mac, having floating toolbars. Yes, I know Office does that as well, but it is so much more functional in Open Office. And it was the first to open a .docx, even before Office 2003 could. Need some work on the presenter, but still good!
–This is another app I have used for awhile. It’s not flashy (and even now just finally received some much needed aesthetical changes), but it opens up most files easily. When Windows Media, Totem, or other players struggle, this lightweight app open it quickly.
More to come…