Ramblings of a Digital Educator

February 24, 2008

The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives

Filed under: General Blogging — dtrask @ 7:44 pm

While browsing around this evening I stumbled upon a fantastic article about those pesky proprietary programs that drive you nuts either due to feature overload, clumsy interfaces, or price and lock-in….and their Open Source alternatives that you can use to replace them!  Jimmy Atkinson does a pretty good job of picking out some that really drive me nuts!  These programs are not just for Linux, but rather they run the gamut of Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.  Number 35 is pretty interesting.  It mentions replacing iTunes with Songbird.  Just so happens that at this very moment I am listening to U2’s Joshua Tree album on my noise reducing headphones…using Songbird!  Also…number 39 is pretty cool too!  If you’ve never used Miro, then you owe it to yourself to check it out…it’s pretty awesome!  For #42…I personally recommend Clonezilla.  Clonezilla has proven to be a godsend for us at VCS and Union 52.  Be sure to check the comment section as many folks have suggested even more alternatives!

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