Need something fun to improve your typing skills? TuxTyping can help you do this and have a little fun to go with it as well. In TuxTyping, you help Tux, get some fishes by typing the words falling from the sky. It's a simple and straightforward software that can help you improve your typing skills. Of course, it's primarily aimed for children, but who says that those young at heart can't enjoy it as well?

Sayz Me

There are times when we simply want to listen to something as opposed to actually reading them. If you are an avid fan of text to speech programs or simply looking for one, then Sayz Me is one software you might want to try out. Reading through countless pages is much easier by simply copying and pasting the text onto Sayz Me and then listening to it. The program is very easy to use, provides a practical interface and best of all, absolutely free.

Stamina Typing Tutor

Tired of having slow fingers when it comes to typing? If you are and you want to do something about it; why not get in touch with Stamina Typing Tutor. Touch typing is one of the most important skills you can learn especially if you are in a position where you have to crank out emails, reports, newsletters, blogs etc., every couple of hours. Learning touch typing can help save you a huge amount of time when it comes to doing your work. Stamina Typing Tutor is a free software that makes learning touch typing fun. Unlike normal, boring typing softwares, it incorporates fun audio feedback to keep you motivated in learning. Moreover, the program works great for those that are still starting out and those who already have advanced typing skills.

Practical Open Source Software Exploration – Free Open Source Textbook

“Can Professors Teach Open Source?” The answer is a resounding yes. In fact, has written a book that work pretty much in the same way as any other open source software project – improvements, technically known as patches, are very much welcome. The textbook has a foreword by Greg DeKoenigsberg, a Senior Community Architect at Red Hat. He was the founder and first chairman of the Fedora Project Board, the governance body for the Fedora Project, an open source software project.

GNU Solfege

Solfege is an open-source software for music education. You can use it to practice your listening skills for rhythm, chords, note scales and note intervals. It helps musicians, music/sound engineers and music enthusiasts to remember and recognize notes to let them play better. Solfege is a great alternative for ear training and for conducting tests for ear training classes.

Tux Paint – free drawing program for kids and kids at heart

Tux Paint is a free art and drawing computer software especially designed for children. It has a lot of fun sound effects, an easy-to-use graphic interface, and a cute penguin to help the kids as they go along using Tux Paint. It is also available for Mac OSX, Linux, Windows and other operating systems. Softpedia has rated it as excellent, and we guess it's because kids and kids at heart surely love its features as Tux Paint helps them to be more creative.

K3DSurf – Open Source 3D Surface Generator

I can bet that K3DSurf would be a dream to have for any math geek if they would only know about it. This nifty application allows you to visualize and manipulate Mathematical models in three, four, five and six dimensions. K3DSurf supports Parametric equations and Isosurfaces.