We know you love OpenOffice.org, as this software provides everything you need to create professional documents, spreadsheets, images and more – all for free, because it’s open source. But, other programs exist that can live peacefully beside your OpenOffice.org environment. The graphic and text viewers and editors listed below also are open source or licensed under a GNU General Public License.
Although many open source software programs are designed only for open source operating systems (OS), most developers know it will take years for everyone to switch to Linux or Unix OS. And, they also know that not everyone is keen on using Linux or Unix. So, they’ve developed software that is cross-platform. This is a good thing, as most people are willing to try something that’s free…and that’s the foundation for the list of ten-plus (actually twelve) open source graphic and text viewer or editing software programs listed below: