Free Software for Your Home Computer

District 128 uses a number of free, open source software applications to support our various curricular and productivity needs.  The applications listed below are currently installed on all student-use computers throughout the district.

Click on the software title to be taken to the owner's website for download.
Software Title
What It Does
Photo re-touching, photo editing, image composition and image authoring
Viewing PDF files
Creating PDF files from any applications with some editing and markup capabilities
Recording and editing audio files in most formats; Can convert files to MP3 with separate MP3 Encoder
Complete productivity suite similar to Microsoft Office with applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and making publications
Utility program for creating and opening zipped (compressed) files
Converts AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, FLV and other video files
Burn CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs
Creates slideshows using your digital photos; from Microsoft