I like lists. Some would say my favorite list is the grocery list.

There are a bunch of good applications available. I even enjoy looking through the full list on the package manager (Synaptic, with my current install). In the long run, it isn’t as helpful as I might like. I prefer to get recommendations from other users…isn’t that a reason to check here at the MOSSSIG Blog?

Here are a couple of software application lists that may help you choose your next FOSS application.

The first list is a general application list. It doesn’t target education, but then, OpenOffice isn’t “targeted” towards us, either, and we educators use it all the time.

http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com/top-100-of-the-best-useful-opensource-applications/

The second list of applications is less targeted at educators, but we live in a networked world, so knowing more about the network and keeping it secure is a must. This second list is one blogger’s opinion of the top 75 FOSS security applications.

http://www.esecurityplanet.com/article.php/11162_3741146_1

The third list isn’t an application list. It also isn’t a grocery list. It is a Linux news list. Collected on a single page are the latest news items about Linux/FOSS/etc.

http://linux.alltop.com/

Please let us know about more of these lists. It is better to have more resources when you are looking for “just the right thing.”

Until next time,
–Algot

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