It’s no secret that everyone is developing a taste for free open source alternatives to traditional proprietary software. Mozilla Firefox as an alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser is my favorite example when I explain ‘Open Source alternative’ to a friend or a family member.
Even if you haven’t actually stepped out of your way to find an open source alternative, you might be already using a couple of these. Some people consider open source versions to be inferior to proprietary software but in a lot of occasions that’s far from the truth.
I have shared many of my finds here and I have a bunch of these apps bookmarked in del.icio.us as well! A fellow open source lover has done something very useful with his collection of bookmarks. He created Open Source Living.
Welcome to Open Source Living, a collection of the Web’s best Open Source software, applications and references for a zero-cost / top quality digital experience.
Open Source Living has a great list of open source apps categorized based on their function so you can easily find an application you are looking for.
Each open source link comes with a short description and the site’s link. I browsed through various categories and found the listing to be quite extensive and features some of the best in the category. Here are some screenshots from Open Source Living for your viewing pleasure.
I like the simplistic interface and it makes it very easy to find an open source alternative you are looking for.
I am always looking for sites such as this one that makes finding the right app for the job at hand very easy. Where do you turn for your open source needs?