I Do Tech Work relies heavily on Open Source Software and provides copies of various Open Source software on physical media such as CD and DVD. Below is a list of some amazing Open Source Software used here and available for media purchase.
LibreOffice provide a complete Open Source office package, similar in general functionality to Microsoft Office. LibreOffice is an offshoot of OpenOffice. Included in LibreOffice is
- Writer – word processor,
- Calc – spreadsheet,
- Impress – presentations,
- Draw – diagrams,
- Base – database,
- Math – formula editor
VirtualBox is an Open Source means of running virtual software. From their website, “Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.”
Ubuntu is the main Linux distribution used here at I Do Tech Work, recently updated in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, currently 22.04.01 released August 11, 2022.
Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform audio recording software. In fact, video-based training here and at I Do Web Work includes audio tracks made using Audacity.
VLC is a media player that can hold its own against the larger names in the space, all while being cross platform, open source and even free of charge. Any audio or video format you can imagine can be handled by VLC.
OpenShot is an amazing video editor, which is cross platform, open source and free of charge. In fact, it’s the video editor I personally use to create the amazing videos over on my I Do Web Work YouTube channel, the sister site to I Do Tech Work and will be using on the upcoming I Do Tech Work Youtube Channel as well.