School budgets never seem to get any larger, but one way educational institutions may be able to cut costs is by deploying open source software. The open source community has developed applications that educators can use directly in the classroom, apps that are great for use at home and tools that administrators can use for school management.
This month, we’ve updated our list of top open source applications. And for reference sake, we’ve included comparable closed-source software that these applications can replace. However, note that when we say “replace,” we don’t mean that these open source applications have exactly the same features as the closed-source versions — only that the programs serve a similar function.