You have probably encountered the term “open source software” or OSS in short. It refers to software that is distributed with its source code, making it available for use, modification, and distribution with its original rights. Why should you as a user care about open source software? Well, you get a lot of benefits from it – you can download it and use it without paying fees to the creator/developer. You might be wondering since you do not have to pay for using OSS, then probably it is not as good and reliable as its pay-to-use counterparts? Quite the opposite! Lots of people and professional developers rely on OSS, so any bugs or issues are usually reported and fixed in no time.
Let’s take a look at some of the open-source software you can start using today for your daily activities, such as document, video and audio editing, password management, web browsing, and more: