Awesome Open Source: Interesting website in favor of Open Source

Awesome Open Source: Interesting website in favor of Open Source

Awesome Open Source: Interesting website in favor of Open Source

From time to time, we publicize the existence of certain useful and interesting websites for the User Community of Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux. Since, the massive knowledge of them allows us all to keep better and more updated our Free and open operating systems.

In today's case, we'll explore one really Awesome, because, in a very simple and practical way, it offers us a fabulous and huge Open Source application catalog, currently grouped into 59 categories, for a total of more than 340.000 projects registered so far. And your name is Awesome Open Source (AOS).

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Before going to explain how this website works and offer some examples, it is worth remembering that sites similar to Awesome Open Source exist, and some of them have already been addressed by us on other occasions, to achieve this end, that is, to better and more easily know the existing free and open programs and / or the existing alternatives to those that are proprietary, closed and / or commercial.

Consequently, below we leave the related links of our previous related posts so that, after this reading, if necessary, they can explore them.

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Awesome Open Source: Content

Awesome Open Source: Open Source Catalog

What is Awesome Open Source?

Su Official website, does not offer a description of it, but goes straight to the point, that is, it shows the categories in which it groups the extensive repertoire of registered applications. However, at the time of writing this publication, he offers us this brief legend:

“Find open source by searching, browsing and combining 7.000 topics across 59 categories and 347.859 projects."

Which gives us an amazing welcome, given the huge numbers of projects registered so far. However, its only limitation or disadvantage that so far one could add is its lack of multilingual support, since, it only comes in English language.

Awesome Open Source: 59 Categories

Examples of registered software

As we can see in the immediate upper image, this site shows the 59 software categories available in 9 sections. And it consists of a search bar by character patterns for automated searches.

For our present article we will show an example to show its usefulness:

Awesome Open Source: Category Programming Languages

First section - Category: Programming languages

By pressing the first section and selecting the category of Programming languages, the web offers us a total of 245 elements contained in that category. As can be seen, in the immediate upper image.

And when pressing again, the element javascript, which in turn has 67.210 registered elements, as seen in the immediate upper image, we can explore each of them, as can be seen in the immediately lower image by pressing the first record belonging to freecodecamp, which in turn 318.408 points (Stars).

At this point, it only remains to explore (see) the content associated with said Software, which for the element selected as an example, freecodecamp, some of the first ones shown would be the following:

And below, it shows lots more useful information for users explorers and researchers.

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We hope this "useful little post" about «Awesome Open Source», an interesting website in favor of Open Source Software offering a fabulous application catalog, by combining 7.000 topics, and through 59 categories and 347.859 projects; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

For now, if you liked this publicación, Do not stop share it with others, on your favorite websites, channels, groups or social media communities, preferably free and open as Mastodon, or secure and private like Telegram. And remember to visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, as well as join our official channel of Telegram from DesdeLinux. For more information, visit any Online library and OpenLibra y jedit to access and read digital books (PDFs) on this topic or others.

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  1.   Miguel Mayol Tur said

    I loved the final paragraph recommending Mastodon among others.

    I would suggest that you add the general fediverse plus Signal (secure instant messaging and EU recommended FOSS) to that last paragraph, to round it off, and even copy it as a culmination for other articles on Lignux and FOSS.

    1.    Linux PostInstall said

      Greetings, Miguel. Thank you for your comment and contribution, we will take it into account.