This page includes helpful open source software you may wish to use when creating materials for Ubuntu marketing materials.
The best and most commonly used open source applications are installed for you already!
To edit many of the formats used on SpreadUbuntu, a free download of open source software may be required.
GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
Commonly Used Formats: XCF, PSD, PNG, JPEG, GIF, PS, SVG, PDF, TIF
An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more.
Commonly Used formats: SVG, PDF, AI, CDI, FIG, XAML, PNG, JPEG, TGA, TIF
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
Packing and unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR
Common Unpacking only: CAB, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, MSI, RAR, RPM, UDF, Z
OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.
Commonly Used Formats: ODT, DOC, DOCX, ODP, PPT, PPTX, ODG, SVG
All software on this page is open source and free. If you enjoy this open source software, and others, download Ubuntu! Ubuntu comes with many of these programs pre-installed.
Some open source software may not be particularly useful for creating marketing materials, but may still be helpful.
Firefox delivers safe, easy web browsing. A familiar user interface, enhanced security features including protection from online identity theft, and integrated search let you get the most out of the web.
Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.
Blender is an integrated 3d suite for modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback (games).
Use the idle time on your computer to cure diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research. The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is a software platform for distributed computing.
Remember to join the Ubuntu team, whichever project you choose to donate CPU time to. For example, the SETI Ubuntu Team