Home of The Tiny Guide to

Coolest Open Source Products of 2008

ChannelWeb publishes “The 10 Coolest Open Source Products Of 2008,” selecting 3.0 as the number one coolest:

The popular — and free — open source productivity suite hit its milestone 3.0 version in 2008, making it more clear than ever that its functionality and compatibility with Microsoft Office (including OpenOffice Impress, which is PowerPoint compatible) make it a force to be reckoned with. With an acquisition cost of between $150 and $200 less than Microsoft Office 2007, it could have a big year in a down economy in 2009.

I agree that OpenOffice is the most useful, cost-saving open source application normal computer users and businesses should plan to adopt this year.

Other products on ChannelWeb’s list include IBM Lotus Symphony (based on OpenOffice, but I’m not sure if Symphony is open source itself), Firefox 3.0, Laconica (an open source Twitter competitor), and Google Android.

Comments are closed.