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The Best Software Downloading Website

Sep 17, 2008
If you are looking for open source software then SourceForge is the place to go. I have used SourceForge to search and download a lot of software and I find it to be one of the best sites available.

If you look up SourceForge on Wikipedia you will be quick to learn that it is a storehouse for source codes maintained by Sourceforge Inc. Software engineers use the site as a centralized location to deal with open source software development.
SourceForge gives open source developers the opportunity to post and host their products for no cost. This means the software displayed are open source and free. It is not necessary, but will I point out anyway that there are some conditions to comply with; one of the most important is that developers and Sourceforge will not be responsible for any damages made by the software to the users system. In my book this is a fair deal.

The site consists of more than one million registered users according to Wikipedia and 169281 projects. All thanks to the software developers who are at work. All the programs are arranged in their specific categories for easy browsing and searching.

If you are a casual computer user then you can find all your software here. I have found most of the programs I currently use here for the past few years. Also the quality of the programs are great, I have never encountered a major bug in any of them that I used. Full credit goes to the programmers.

Also all the software has readme file which gives the users information, on all the known issues and bugs the program is known to produce. This it to ensure the user understands any risks in using the said program. Thus, all you need to do is pay keen attention to these instructions.

Technically speaking you can define "open source" of SourceForge as meaning the codes from all the programs on the site is available to everyone. This is great for experienced developers or learners who are fond of experimenting with the codes.

Also, all the programs contain a log that has all the developmental stages of them inclusive of all bugs and other problems.

What I also like about SourceForge is that help is available from all the other users in addition to all the downloads. Most of these users are experienced programmers who are friendly and willing to help in anyway. I have gained a lot of insights from them.
If your budget is low and you somewhat have the patience and time to figure out stuff or simple like open source software then SourceForge is the place to visit.
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