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A collection of links to the free or Open Source software I use or find interesting




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Graphics Programs




Blender 3D
Blender 3D
Open Source software for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. The main software I use for my product design, graphics and visualisation projects and responsible for most of the graphics on this site





Blender Resources






Blender Artists Forums   Great for help, advice and all things Blender.




Blender Resources Page   Links to textures, materials scripts etc




Blender Texture Disk     Contains lots of usefully textured and materials.




Blender Wiki   Up to date manual guides and development information.




Blender Guide  A directory of web sites that deal with Blender.




Blender Nation Daily news on what's happening in the Blender community.




Adventures In Blender Good honest reviews of Blender resources.



Graphics by GIMP
Gimp
GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. A great alternative to Photoshop






 Gimphoto A build of Gimp with menu structures laid out in a style more familiar to Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro users.



Inkscape
Inkscape
Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X



MyPaint

MyPaint
MyPaint is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.




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Web Editors - FTP etc.




Kompozer Web Site
Kompozer
KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing. KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding. Kompozer is the Web editor I use to create and maintain this web site



FileZilla
FileZilla
FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface




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Music Creation





Buzz Machines
Buzz is the first ever "easy to use" free modular software based synthesizer. What this means is that the entire system is based on objects, which may be routed in a modular fashion, giving you the freedom to be as creative as you want. 





Buzz Resources







Buzzchurch Buzz forum Great for help  &, advice.




Buzz 101 youtube video tutorial to get you started with Buzz.




Buzz Manual Jescola Buzz 1.2 User Manual in .pdf format








www.guitarmasterclass.net  A good guitar tuition site.



ZynAddSubFX
ZynAddSubFX
is a open source software synthesizer capable of making a countless number of instruments, from some common heard from expensive hardware to interesting sounds that you'll boost to an amazing universe of sounds.







Office Programmes




OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org 3
OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite  for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.





OpenOffice Resources







Extensions Useful add-ons and templates.







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Operating Systems




UbuntuStudio

Ubuntu Studio
Ubuntu Studio. A multimedia creation flavor of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Studio is aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional. We provide a suite of the best open-source applications available for multimedia creation. Completely free to use, modify and redistribute. Your only limitation is your imagination. 














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