It’s All in the Applications

Applications are one factor considered when choosing/planning an IT system. Datamation has a good list of FLOSS projects more or less equivalent to some popular applications that run on that other OS. Browsing the list could offer you better or cheaper choices for your applications.

I am planning a web-site memorial to honour my mother and was looking over the list to see what might be relevant. A general-purpose CMS (Content Management System) might be overkill and there are a ton of applications I have not used that might help me develop something better than a few flat pages:

With such a long list of “equivalents” and the huge repositories of Free Software at Sourceforge, GitHub and Debian GNU/Linux, it’s quite a target-rich environment for planning a project.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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