Why Open Source is good
The open-source development model works publicly. All the codes of any open-source program are visible to regular users. In a world where everything is getting commercialised, open-source programs are saving the day in many ways. From broadcast to modification, everything is available in open source programs.
Many models work in commercial space for the case of usability. Some are free, some are paid, freemium and open source. The best thing about open source is that we don’t have to interact with distracting ads while using all their features.
Open source enables people to directly look at the source code of the programs, add their codes for modification, and stay free from the hassle of subscription models. Of course, paid ones are great, but open source makes things much easier.
There are many open-source programs that we use regularly. Mozilla Firefox is one of the best browsers there is and it is open-sourced. Brave browser is also a great alternative to Google chrome and uses less RAM. GIMP is an image editing program alternative to Photoshop and it gets the job done. In the multimedia world, VLC Media player is a vastly popular name.
LibreOffice a good alternative to Microsoft Office. Not everyone can afford the monthly charge of the software and every possible functionality of it is present in LibreOffice.
If you ever streamed from your computer, you probably heard about OBS (Open Broadcast Software). It is very popular among streamers of all genres. The tool allows easy streaming and recording features to more advanced functionality. And it is free in the space of open source. To record audio there is Audacity, the best free audio recording program for basic to advanced users.