Ubuntu – You can also download the Ubuntu Netbook Remix that is installed on the netbook computers we will be using in class. It does not need to be installed on a netbook, and will work just as well on a desktop or laptop. If you have an old computer around the house and you want to try this system out – go for it!
Firefox – An open source alternative to MS Internet Explorer
OpenOffice.org – A full featured Office Suite that allows users to create and edit text documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more. Compatible with MS Office up to XP/2003.
GIMP – the GNU Image Manipulation Program. A powerful open source open source alternative to Graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop.
TuxPaint – Fun drawing program for children.
Sound and Video
Audacity – A program to record, mix, and manipulate sound.
VLC Media Player – A program to play media files in a variety of formats.
Google Earth – A 3D globe, built from satellite photos of the earth that lets you zoom in anywhere in the world.
Freemind - Mind Mapping Software