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Here you will find a directory of free, libre and open source software for the RedHat platform. Schools and educators may find open educational resources in the form of RedHat software that is useful in the classroom.

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TuxMath

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TuxMath is an arcade game that helps kids practice their math facts. The main goal is to make it effective and fun!

Based on the classic arcade game "Missile Command," Tux must defend his cities. In this case, though, he must do it by solving math problems.

Scribus

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Scribus is an open-source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2 and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout.

Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.

SchoolTool

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SchoolTool is a customizable, extensible and translatable suite of free administrative software for schools.

The standard installation of SchoolTool includes:

Customizable student and teacher demographics and other personal data;
Contact management for teachers, students and their guardians;
Teacher gradebooks;
Schoolwide assessment data collection and report card generation;
Class attendance;
Calendars for the school, groups, and individuals;
Resource booking;
Tracking and management of student interventions.

SchoolTool is particularly well suited for deployment in the developing world, with strong support for translation, localization and automated deployment and updates via the Ubuntu Linux installer and package management system.

SchoolTool is based on a completely free software stack, from the operating system, to the development tools, to the application itself

Jedit

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jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it. To download, install, and set up jEdit as quickly and painlessly as possible, go to the Quick Start page.

While jEdit beats many expensive development tools for features and ease of use, it is released as free software with full source code, provided under the terms of the GPL 2.0.

The core of jEdit was originally by Slava Pestov. Now the jEdit core, together with a large collection of plugins is maintained by a world-wide developer team.

Some of jEdit's features include:

* Written in Java, so it runs on Mac OS X, OS/2, Unix, VMS and Windows.
* Built-in macro language; extensible plugin architecture. Dozens of macros and plugins available.
* Plugins can be downloaded and installed from within jEdit using the "plugin manager" feature.
* Auto indent, and syntax highlighting for more than 130 languages.
* Supports a large number of character encodings including UTF8 and Unicode.
* Folding for selectively hiding regions of text.
* Word wrap.
* Highly configurable and customizable.
* Every other feature, both basic and advanced, you would expect to find in a text editor. See the Features page for a full list.

GNUCash

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GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris, Mac OSX, Windows, and as a portable app for Windows.

Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.
Feature Highlights

  • QIF/OFX/HBCI Import, Transaction Matching
  • Reports, Graphs
  • Scheduled Transactions
  • Financial Calculations
  • Double-Entry Accounting
  • Stock/Bond/Mutual Fund Accounts
  • Small-Business Accounting
  • Customers, Vendors, Jobs,
    Invoices, A/P, A/R

Frostwire

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FrostWire, a Java Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world. In late 2005, a few concerned developers of LimeWire's open source community announced the start of a new project fork "FrostWire" that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.

Firefox

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The award-winning Web browser is now faster, more secure, and fully customizable to your online life. With Firefox 2, we’ve added powerful new features that make your online experience even better.

Filezilla

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FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface. The client supports file transfer protocol (FTP), FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Portable apps version is available on Windows for the client. The server supports FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS which provides secure encrypted connections to the server. The server is currently available on Windows only.

eXe

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The eXe project is developing a freely available Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. eXe can export content as self-contained web pages or as SCORM 1.2 or IMS Content Packages.

Audacity

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Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:

  • Record live audio.
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
  • Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files.
  • Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together.
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
  • And more!

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