Stephen Fry on free software from DragonWeb on Vimeo.
I think this video is great because it gives a wee bit of history about the computer industry and gives a great explaination of what free software is all about.
Free Software means that there is no cost to download it and it is open for us to change in order to improve it. There are various free software programmes available to us at the click of a button.
These are two of the programmes I personally use:
Open Office: This is the equivalent of microsoft word. It has Writer, Presentation and Drawing etc so anything you might want. In terms of visual appearance it looks just like word 2003.
GIMP: Gimp is the free equivalent of Adobe Photoshop. So far I haven't found anything that this programme can not do that photoshop does.
However there are many others such as Blender which is a 3D animation programme, Scribus which is similar to InDesign and Inkspace which is used for graphics.