10 award-winning open source apps to try today

The world of open source software offers free alternatives to just about any expensive commercial package you might care to name, but there’s no denying that some of them are better than others.

Firefox, LibreOffice, and GIMP are a few of the better-known examples with a reputation for quality and stability, but there are plenty of other worthy contenders out there as well.

Aiming to recognize some of the best of the open source breed, InfoWorld on Tuesday announced the winners of its sixth annual Best of Open Source Software Awards, also known as the “Bossies.”