Top Reasons To Choose Open Source Software For Projects

Whether you need to create a piece of software, a website or you’re looking for something to help with a personal project, open source software is available. These are free programs that are developed to make some of the more complex tasks easy. If you are looking for software for your projects – both personal and business – it is worth looking into the types of open source software available. Here are some of the reasons why.

  • Free to Use

Arguably, the best reason is that these programs and tools are completely free for everyone to use. If you want to blog about your family experience, there is a quick option without having to worry about raising money. If you want to develop a new piece of software for a client, you don’t have to worry about something cutting into your profits.

This is perfect for businesses and those wanting something for personal projects. There are so many different options to choose from too to find something that suits your needs.

  • Instruction Manuals All Over the Internet

If you’re every worried about being able to use the software, there’s no need to. The open source software is used by millions all over the world. They have helped develop easy to follow tutorials and guides so you can find a quick way of doing something.

These guides and tutorials are available in various forms, including content and video. They offer pictures so you know everything that you’re doing and are usually free to read. They’re great for beginners or those looking to advance their techniques. There’s always something new to learn, especially with new updates available.

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  • Work with Various Plugins for Easy Use

If you have to do something that integrates other requirements, there are often plugins available. These are free to download and will make your job much easier and quicker. It means you can concentrate on making more profit – if you are working for business – or share your stories quickly for personal reasons.

However, it is important to be careful with plugins. It is easy to download a lot at one time but they can interact badly with each other. Install one at a time and make sure your software or website continues to work in the way you expected. If there is a problem, you know the plugin that caused the issue quickly.

  • Constant Updates to Keep on Track with Technology

There are regular new advances in technology and SEO. The open source software is updated on a regular basis to make sure you stay up to date with the newer technology. It is possible to go backwards, as long as you have saved a backup of the old system. It is sometimes worth waiting for reports about the updates before you install them for your software.

Many times, the updates will fix any bugs in the software – often things that people never realized would cause an issue. If there are still problems, there are also was to contact the developers quickly to have a new patch or update released quickly.

Open source software is developed by professional developers. They create budgeting software, phone apps, website programs and much more. The software is great for those on a tight budget, want to make something personally or just want to save money and build profits in their business. There are plenty to choose from to help you do everything you need.

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About the Author: Shameem

I am Shameem, Software Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Chennai, India.


  1. Open source software gives one the freedom to develop on the framework and the success of Android has been because it is open source. Same with WordPress and developers can come in and develop on it to create even a more wonderful add-ons.

    1. Thank you Desmond Nwosu for the wonderful comment. You are absolutely right when you say that open source software offers great freedom to its users.

    1. Thanks Navneet for liking my post. I agree to you whole heartedly that Joomla and WordPress are simply the best.

  2. Open software are there and feels great to use software genuinely. However for some software such as Windows and Office suite, we are so used to with Microsoft products that the open office interface is too primitive and not user friendly.

    However, WordPress is the best open source software for web page and I fall in love with it from first encounter 🙂

    1. Thank you Suresh Khanal for reading my post and commenting on it. It is good to know that you like WordPress from your first encounter with it.

  3. Hi Krist,

    You are very correct. There are thousands of softwares, we can use at free of cost. VLC media player is one of the among.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. I thank you Amrik Virdi that you read my post and commented on the same. Yes you are absolutely right, there are many such open source software that can be used free of cost.

  4. Hello Shameem,
    What a nice piece of article and i must say it is sure interesting. Softaculus is also one free source software that i love and it is 100% free to use. thanks for this lovely post and do have a great day ahead…

    1. I thank you from the core of my heart for giving such nice comments to my post Babanature. I am obliged to know that you have found my post to be interesting. Will try to keep you posted with many such interesting posts in future.

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