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Everything For Your Offce Is Free

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We look at what open source software is and where you can find it. We show you how to break your reliance on Microsoft Office by replacing it with freeware.

We look at what open source software is and where you can find it. We show you how to break your reliance on Microsoft Office by replacing it with freeware.


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  • 1. Everything You Need For Your Office Is Free!
    An Introduction to Open Source Software
  • 2. Goals
    To explain what Open Source Software (OSS) is and isn’t
    To show what kinds of software are available
    To show you where to find it, for FREE!
  • 3. What is OSS?
    An operating system and/or applications software for which the source code is open for alteration by the public
    Gratis software made freely available to anyone under the GNU General Public License (GPL)
    Usually available for any OS (Linux, Windows, Mac)
  • 4. What is available in OSS?
    Computer Operating Systems (OS)
    Office productivity applications (word processor, spreadsheet, etc.)
    Image editing applications
    In short, everything you need to set up and run your office for FREE!
  • 5. Office Productivity
    Google Docs
  • 6. Office Productivity
  • 7. Office Productivity
    Google Docs
    Word Processing, PDF Creation, Spreadsheets, Presentation, Forms
    Can collaborate with other Google Docs users on Documents
    File Sharing
    Comes with any GMail account
    And it’s FREE!
  • 8. Office Productivity
  • 9. Office Productivity
    Open Office
    Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawing, Database
    Fully MS Office Compatible
    Used by Governments, Schools, IT, Non-Profits, F/OSS Advocates
    Stable, available for all OS’s
    And it’s FREE!
  • 10. Image Editing
  • 11. Image Editing
    The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
    Edit Photos
    Crop Images
    Draw
    Available on all OS’s
    And it’s FREE!
  • 12. Image Editing
  • 13. Image Editing
    Paint.net
    Edit Photos
    Crop Images
    Draw
    Available on PC Only
    And it’s FREE!
  • 14. Audio Editing
  • 15. Audio Editing
    Audacity
    Edit Sounds
    Record Audio
    Create MP3’s
    Available for all OS’s
    And it’s FREE!
  • 16. Video Editing
  • 17. Video Editing
    Cam Studio
    Edit Video
    Record Audio
    Export video for the web
    Available for PC Only
    And it’s FREE!
  • 18. True or False:
    You can run an office from a USB Flash Drive?
  • 19. True
  • 20. Portable Applications
    PortableApps.com
    http://portableapps.com/
    Offers a variety of software in .paf format including OpenOffice and Mozilla Firefox
  • 21. Portable Applications
    The Portable Freeware Collection
    http://www.portablefreeware.com/
    FoxIT Reader (A PDF Reader for Firefox)
    Notepad ++
    CCleaner
  • 22. Portable Applications
    100 Portable Apps for PC and Mac
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/portable-software-usb/
    Portable Games
    Portable Media Tools (Audio / Video)
    Portable Security Software
  • 23. Telephony
    Skype
    http://www.skype.com/
    Offers Skype To Skype Calls
    Business Plan Available
    Supports Video Chat
    Available in Portable format
  • 24. Telephony
    Google Talk
    http://www.google.com/talk/
    Can talk with other Google Talk users all over the world
    Can transfer files
    Supports Video Chat if both parties have web cams installed
  • 25. PDF Creation
    Primo PDF Creator
    http://www.primopdf.com/
    PC Only
    Cute PDF Writer
    PC Only
    http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp
  • 26. PDF Creation
    PDF Creation is Native in OS-X for Mac
    In the lower-left of every Print dialog is a "PDF" button, you can save to a PDF and then convert to any format you want using Preview (the default OS X PDF/image viewer)
  • 27. Questions?
  • 28. The End
  • 29. Contact
    Jeffrey G. Allen
    Email: info@fossilfoundry.com
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreygrantallen
    Twitter: @FossilDesigns
    Skype: fossildesigns
    Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/FossilDesigns
  • 30. Resources
    Terminology
    GNU
    Its name is a recursive acronym for GNU's Not Unix; it was chosen because its design is Unix-like, but differs from Unix by being free software and containing no Unix code
    OSS
    Open Source Software
  • 31. Resources
    Terminology
    GPL or GNU GPL
    The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is a widely used free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman
    CC Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • 32. Resources
    Terminology
    Telephony
    encompasses the general use of equipment to provide voice communication over distances, specifically by connecting telephones to each other.