This is software that is completely free. You can use this software for as long as you want without having to pay, ever.
We recommend Firefox™ as an Open Source Web browser. Firefox™ is quick.
The GIMP is a photo retouch and image editing program.
It does some of the things that Adobe™ Photoshop does, but it is free. (Adobe™ Photoshop is a very expensive professional program. But, Photoshop™ is unequaled by any other photo and image editing software product.
The GIMP is a good stand in for someone on a teacher's budget.
Free Mind is an Open Source mind mapping program. The top software in this category is MindManager™. MindGenius™ for Education is also a top product. Both of these software products are expensive, but FreeMind is free.
Open Office™ is a replacement for commercial office suites. Open Office also reads and writes files in the various Office formats.
This version contains a word processor, spreadsheet, and a presentation program. All Open Office™ components are compatible with the Microsoft™ Office file formats.
Open Office™ is also a product that you can give to students without cost. In fact Open Office™ has a goal of providing a copy of the program to every student in the world.
Link to the Open Office™ CD image. This image makes distribution CDs.
DotProject is an Open Source Project Management Software