10 Best Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Programs I Found in 2016

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Gabriel Cánepa

Gabriel Cánepa is a GNU/Linux sysadmin and web developer from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He works for a worldwide leading consumer product company and takes great pleasure in using FOSS tools to increase productivity in all areas of his daily work.

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18 Responses

  1. Xavier says:

    What about lazarus-ide.org?

  2. Sadick Sessah-Odai says:

    Can you please tell me more about this FOSS.

    My lecturer asked as to look into because people are now making millions of dollars out of FOSS.

    Tell me more about it, how i can join in FOSS.

    Thank you.

  3. Opensea says:

    Great info about the open source. Thank you.

  4. Rishi says:

    Though I am not expert in game designing. But I use Microsoft version of blender to play and make animations. It does not need 64-bit OS like unity and Unreal. That’s why blender is my favorite.

    Except this, nice post. Thanks for sharing. Few are new to me and I am going to try them.

  5. Manchun says:

    great information about the open source tools for open source web development

  6. Ireen says:

    Thanks for the Atom tip. Will give it a try. Seems very useful.

  7. Iulian Murgulet says:

    Hello Mr. Canepa, and to all. It will be interesting to tell to others WHY, all of this foss programs are the best … With out any arguments about this topic … your list has no credibility .

    • Gabriel Cánepa says:

      Hi – long time no talk! It’s good to hear from you again, now on this site.
      IMHO, I DID explain WHY I included this program on this list. If you don’t agree, please elaborate. Other readers don’t seem to agree with you.

      • Iulian Murgulet says:

        Hi, yes, long time ago…..

        You start with this “…it is time to bring you the best 10 Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) “. Ok now, for example, you say:

        “OSQuery provides access to real-time system information in the form of tables and events that can be queried using SQL-like syntax via an interactive query console”.

        So, OSQuery is the best FOSS (in this area) because of SQL-like and so on! There FOSS tools can not do the same ? The same observation about FreeRDP.

        “ownCloud as a private cloud solution to access and share your files, calendars and contacts”. Because of that is the best ? I think is not a valid argument, to be “the best”!

        “Other readers don’t seem to agree with you.” – this is not important if some of the readers are agree or not to me! Maybe they do not have time to wrote about my post, maybe they do not see what I can see, and so on. I see in many occasions, when a lot of people was wrong, and a few of them was on the right path … ;)

        Maybe, a title like “10 Useful/Interesting Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Programs I Found in 2016” was better!

        Anyway, despite remarks, I do realize, that your FOSS list is at least interesting!

  8. thamilarasan says:

    I like this pretty article, it grows my knowledge significantly, keep posting like this.

  9. Eldy says:

    I also discover dolibarr (https://www.dolibarr.org) a really complete erp and crm to manage your company. A very active project with a lot of addons.

  10. dreis911 says:

    Thanks for the update.
    Just to inform that Celestia is in Ubuntu repository (for those who care).

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