|"A manager's guide to the business and organisational applications of open source technologies"|
There are a huge number of open source and free applications available to your organisation for free download on the web. Most distributions of GNU/Linux, too, have a good selection of applications which will meet the needs of most users.
This chapter contains a small selection of other useful applications that you might want to download and use. It is divided into the following sections:
Databases are covered in the Database and Cloud Computing chapters.
In addition to the above, there are many hundreds of "miscellaneous" applications which don't fit into the categories mentioned. If you can think of an application someone, somewhere will have set up an open source project to cover that need.