12 videos to you get started with open source software

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Getting started with new software can be overwhelming. It's even more frustrating when you transition from one tool to another, because you have to unlearn some habits in order to make room for new ones. But, there are huge benefits to switching from closed software to open source alternatives.

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Opensource.com is here to help ease that learning curve.

Get up to speed with some of the most popular open source offerings—including Firefox, LibreOffice, and a bunch more—with our YouTube playlist: Getting started with open source.

Tutorials on: Linux, Mozilla Thunderbird, Firefox, LibreOffice Suite, LibreOffice Impress, LibreOffice Calc, Libre Office Draw, Vim for editing, Inkscape, GIMP, Audacity, and Pidgin

Michael an unrepentant geek with a love for games, the social web, and open source projects to share with his kids. He writes about raising geek children at GeekDad and records a podcast about games called The Dice Section. You can follow him on Twitter at @oldbie.


#facepalm ....

learn gnu/linux known at FREESOFTWARE over a FLASH Video?! WTF i am al GNU/Linux User whitout FLASH ....

Try using <a href=http://www.youtube.com/html5>YouTube's HTML5 Player</a>, <a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/">GNU Gnash</a>, <a href="http://lightspark.github.io/">Lightspark</a>, or <a href="http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/">youtube-dl</a>.

Thanks for sharing this great article Michael. Where to start with open source is always in top of minds of a lot of people who want to contribute and get involved but do not know where and how to. This post helps!!!

Thanks, Aseem! It was a lot of fun, going through YouTube and finding the videos. We need more good video content out there about open source software.

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