Open Source


There’s a lot of software that professionals use to achieve that high end look, but did you know we can get those same applications online for free–legally too! You can be doing the same things someone with Adobe Photoshop can do with a similar program known as GIMP. Check out these other open source software. It’ll save you a ton of money. 

So what is open source? It’s a new trend in technology where developers promote free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details.

For instance, like I mentioned earlier, Adobe Photoshop is a professional product while GIMP, is an open source product that has similar qualities but can be legally downloaded for free here.

Here’s a small list of programs to download for free and try out:

Interested? Looking for more? SourceForge has a large database where you can “find, create, and publish open source software for free!”

If you’ve got some to recommend leave a comment, I’m always looking for a new application to test out!

-Alex

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2 thoughts on “Open Source

  1. Hey there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any methods to prevent hackers?

    • A lot of the time, the hackers come from the comment sections. if you find that one of the comments is really weird and doesnt pertain to your post its most likely a robot virus and i wouldnt suggesting any links they give (even their blog url). So just keep your spam filters up. Other than that with hackers they’re kinda like the rogue cowboys, if theyre out to get your site theyll find a way. Just remember to archive and let people know if they see anything suspicious to report it 🙂

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