Personal Computer Resources at Tap In

Programs installed on all computers

Web browsers

Art, design, and graphics

Computer skills

Languages

  • Anagramarama, an open source multi-language (English, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese) word search game

Math and geometry

  • Tux math, open source arithmetic games (with penguins!)

Music, audio, and video

  • Audacity, open source fully featured audio editing software
  • MuseScore, open source sheet music software, for scholars to write their own songs!

Office

Science

  • Celestia, open source astronomy software. It can be used to travel throughout the universe, and is sometimes used by NASA!
  • Stellarium, more open source astronomy software. It shows you exactly what cool things you can see in the night sky.

Installed on Windows only

Web browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (not open source, included with Microsoft Windows)
  • Google Chrome (not open source, but does not cost any money)

Art, design, and graphics

Math and geometry

  • Graphcalc is a really fancy open source graphing calculator.

Music, audio, and video

  • Windows Movie Maker (not open source, included with Microsoft Windows)

Office

  • FoxIt Reader, open source PDF reader
  • Microsoft Office Suite (not open source, but non-profits can buy copies at relatively cheap rates through TechSoup)

Anti-virus

Installed on Ubuntu Linux only

Also check out the list of software included in Edubuntu.

Web browsers

Fun

  • Ri-li, open source train game

Geography

  • Marble, open source geography and map software

Languages

  • Gally, an open source program for learning American Sign Language
  • KAnagram, an open source game that mixes up the letters of a word, and you have to guess what the mixed up word is
  • KHangman, an open source word game
  • Kiten, an open source game to teach Japanese kanji

Math and geometry

  • Dr. Geo, an open source program for creating interactive geometric shapes
  • gbrainy, an open source collection of brainteasers
  • glpeces, an open source tanagram game
  • gmult, an open source multiplication puzzle game
  • kbruch, an open source fraction game
  • Lybniz, open source graphing software

Music, audio, and video

  • GNU Solfege, open source ear training/music theory software
  • Performous, open source karaoke software
  • Pencil, open source software for creating cool hand-drawn animations
  • Pitivi, open source video editing software
  • VMPK, open source on-screen synthesizer keyboard

Science

  • Atomix, open source molecule-building game (included with Edubuntu)
  • Kalzium, open source periodic table of the elements software
  • KTurtle, a simple open source programming game (included with Edubuntu)
  • Laby, a simple open source programming game with ants and spiders (included with Edubuntu)
  • Numpty Physics, open source physics puzzle games
  • Step, open source physics simulator

Social

  • Skype (not open source, but does not cost any money)

Anti-virus

  • Clam, open source antivirus software
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