With gNewSense you can do not only the most common tasks such as Web
browsing, playing multimedia files and office automation, it also has
different tools for more complex activities such as digital arts,
communication, programming, engineering, and more.
The default installation of the system will give you a complete set of
programs with which you can start to work and enjoy immediately. If
these programs are not what you need, do not worry. gNewSense lets you
choose among hundreds of free applications, download them, and install
them with just a few clicks.
Communicate With Friends and Family
You have various alternatives to communicate over the Internet. With
Epiphany Web Browser you can use any standards based communication
service available through the Web such as e-mail services. Pidgin client
lets you use free protocols for instant messaging such as XMPP (Jabber)
and IRC. For calls from PC to PC, PC to Phone and videoconference, you
can use Ekiga Softphone.
Photos, Music and Video
Organize and enjoy your multimedia libraries. You can manage your photo
collection, edit and tag each photograph, watch them in convenient
presentations and share them with the world. Listen to radio stations
from different parts of the world, any genre you like, or access music
stores online where you can legally listen to and download songs that
you can share with other people. Watch video shows in different
languages, or simply play your video collection.
Do You Like to Play?
There are lots of games you can play, in different genres such as
action, adventure, racing, simulation. No matter if you have an average
computer or a powerful one, you'll find games for you. Many of these
games add extra fun allowing you to play online against other players
around the world. And with the enthusiastic community of free game
developers that already exists, you can expect to have more exciting
game titles in the future.
Use It for Your Studies
There are different applications that students from any grade level can
use to complement their education. Computer science students will find
in gNewSense a very good place to learn and test their abilities. If you
are a teacher or if you are involved in education, take a look at these
programs, you could find something useful to include in your classes. If
you see a lack of educative tools, develop them yourself and help to
release to the world the learning materials that are locked in
universities and other educational institutions.
Use It for Work
!OpenOffice.org will give you a complete package of software for the
most common office activities. Also, you will find more specialized
tools that can be integrated in your work flow. Applications for data
analysis and visualization, engineering drawing, translation, and more.
You can use gNewSense in your business and adapt it specifically to work
for what you need.
You already know that you have the freedom to modify the system to fit
your needs. You can change everything in gNewSense, from the appearance
to the more complicated piece of software. If you are an average user,
gNewSense will make your life easier by letting you use graphical
dialogs to change things like themes, backgrounds and visual effects.
And you can always take advantage of your freedom to study how gNewSense
works to learn how to change other components or to create your own!