Open source alternative software –

I was looking for an open-source program to burn some files to a CD, and remembered a site I bookmarked a while back called, aka Open Source as ALTernative. Great site…it’s sort of a directory/database of sorts where you enter the name of a commercial program and it will return all the open source alternative programs available.

Example, if you entered “Photoshop” in their search form, you will find a slew of open source alternatives, such as paint.NET and GIMP. Mind you, some of these open source programs may not have the feature set or functionality as some of the commercially available equivalent applications out there, but if you’re looking to do something that’s not terribly complex, this site is a good place to start looking.