Try Open Source Software Before You Install It

Recently I found myself wanting someplace I could point users to test software without me installing it.  Not that I mind a great deal, but sometimes it is just useful to practice or kick the tires.  I ran across click2try a “Community site where it’s easy to try Open Source software–for free.”  This solved my immediate issue of showing someone how to use one of the applications.  Although the number installed here is not as large as others, I am hopeful they will continue to grow the site.


TightProjector is a software that can transmit the screen of a particular Windows computer to other computers in the same local-area network. The data is transmitted continuously, in real time.

Usage examples:

  • broadcasting a presentation to multiple networked computers
  • showing a class of students operations performed by a teacher

How to Run a Successful Free Software Project

Producing Open Source Software

Producing Open Source Software is a book about the human side of open source development. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software. The book is released under an open copyright: it is available in bookstores and from the publisher (O’Reilly Media), or you can browse or download it here.