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|+||//There are a couple of softwares that I chose to explain.// \\|
|+||School tool is the first open source software that I found. It is a web based student information system designed for schools in the developing world, with strong support for translation, localization and automated deployment and updates via the Ubuntu Linux installer and package management system. School Tool is currently used on six different continents. The software is currently being used to promote equality in Uganda, UK- based charities, and ARK , which is a program made to create change in the lives of children less fortunate. Ubuntu Linux is what is used by the core team for automated installation and updates. \\|
|+||The Sonic Visualizer is the first program to reach out to an audience that wants to study a musical recording rather than simply listen to it. Sonic Visualizer will be of particular interest to musicologists, archivists, signal-processing researchers and anyone else looking for a friendly way to take a look at what lies inside the audio file. This software is also free and is distributed under GNU and is also available for Linux, OS/X, and Windows. This open source was actually created at a University in London named Queen Mary. Queen Mary appears to have many other entries to the open source community through their music platform such as Simac, and Charm. \\|
|+||The third free software I found is named Kazam. Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format. There is also a sound option for recording as well, however, it needs to be supported and visible by Pulse Audio. Kazam is now available from Ubuntu Universe repository. Stable PPA is provided for convenience only, so you don't have to wait for latest releases to show in Ubuntu repositories. The platform of this open source is that this is a screen casting program with design in mind. Meaning it can be done with ease and simplicity and best of all is it’s free! Kazam also has older builds that can be downloaded if one you are using Maverick or Natty, which most home users are not but it is still nice to know. It does have it’s issues with bugs and not supporting all formats however, just to reiterate it is free and is currently able to download on most systems. |