Friday, July 27, 2007

Links for Student Software

I saw this article today in USA Today regarding software for student purchase. It is a decent reference guide about getting student software at a decent price. Here are some other good products out there - that students might like to have on their computers that are free:
Product - link - similar product it replaces (if there is one)
OpenOffice www.openoffice.org (Microsoft Office)
AbiWord http://www.abisource.com/ (Word)
Google Earth http://earth.google.com/
GIMP http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ (photoshop)
Picassa http://picasa.google.com/ (photoshop)
Scribs http://www.scribus.net/index.php (pagemaker)
Audacity for Windows http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows
Dia for Windows http://dia-installer.sourceforge.net/download.php (Visio)
Nvu http://nvu.com/download.php (frontpage/dreamweaver)
Google Sketch-up http://sketchup.google.com/ (CAD software)
Celestia http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ (Star Charts/Space)
Firefox www.firefox.com
SynchToy
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E0FC1154-C975-4814-96
49-CCE41AF06EB7&displaylang=en
Feed Reader http://www.feedreader.com/ (RSS)
MediaCoder http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/index.htm (video encoder)
HandBrake http://handbrake.m0k.org/ (DVD ripper)
FreeMind http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
(inspiration)
http://www.tranglos.com/free/keynote.html (note taking)
NASA World Wind http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/ (NASA's version of Google Maps)
What am I missing that should go on this list?

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