Wednesday 12 August 2015

Open Source Technologies By Harsh Jain

At Mozilla, we are all about Open Source Technologies and urging people to get involved with the latest Open Source Technologies that have been consistent with making our lives easier, better and more efficient with the changing times.
Let us browse through this list of upcoming Open Source technologies that will definitely break each and every boundary in 2015.
ClamAV – is an open source antivirus engine that is absolutely foolproof for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats. It was initially developed for Unix but also has many third-party versions available for AIX, BSD, Linux, OS X and Solaris. It includes a number of utilities like, a command-line scanner, automatic database updater and a scalable multi-threaded daemon.
Celestia – is a state of the art space exploration tool which enables the user to explore the universe, in all its majesty, in three dimensions. The program, created by Chris Laurel, is designed on the basis of the Hipparcos Catalogue and allows the user to travel through the universe, controlling the speed, direction and any timeline in the history of the Universe.
Ghost – is a free Open Source Blogging Platform, founded by John O’Nolan, it makes blogging and online publishing a cakewalk. It was made available to the masses on October 14, 2013 via GitHub. Owing to its user interface this blogging platform is quickly gaining popularity and it might as well be the best blogging platform of 2015.
ARDOUR - the father of the most sought-after audio workstation Paul Davis developed an open source software, available on Linux, OS X and FREEBSD, for our very own personal and professional audio production. It's a free software, which comes complete with hardware and software support. All data is mixed and maintained internally in 32-but floating point format.
Code::Blocks - is a free, open-source cross platform IDE that supports multiple compilers including GCC, Clang and Visual C++. A plug-in system is included to support other platforms. It supports font and font-size selection and personalized syntax highlighting colors, which makes it attractive and graphically appealing.
Apache Hadoop – written in Java, it is an Open Source software framework stores and processes large of distributed data sets on computer clusters. It consists of two parts, storage and processing. Files are split into blocks and are distributed amongst the respective clusters. Data mining is a very important and prominent aspect of the tech world, it is absolutely necessary to be able to analyze data in an efficient and optimized manner.
FireFTP - is a free, open source cross platform FTP client for Firefox in the form of an add-on. It supports FTP, FTPS and SFTP. It's available in over 20 languages and hence has a heavy usage all over the world. Its platform base is Windows, OS X and Linux.
LibreOffice - is a free and open source office suite, developed by The Document Foundation. The various applications offered by the suite include: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. It is quite synonymous with Microsoft Office and largely in use.
By- Harsh Jain

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