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Book: Free Software Tools and Utilities

  • Author: Jesús Corrius i Llavina
  • Coordinators:David Megías Jiménez, Jordi Mas, Ana-Elena Guerrero Roldán
  • Licenses: GNU Free Documentation License, Creative Commons Attribute ShareAlike License
  • Information: 365 Pages; 107.4Mb
This book will introduce learners to some of the programs designed for the desktop environments of end users.

These programs allow users to browse the Internet securely (Mozilla), manage e-mail and work in groups (Evolution) and create word-processor text documents, spreadsheets and presentations (

With this book, students will learn how to work with these free tools in different environments.

Book cover

Evolution of this book

The FTA has reused existing course materials from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.Additionally the FTA has developed a study guide and learning activities which are available for learners enrolled in the FTA Campus.


This material can be found in the following languages:

Note that the materials in different languages might have minor differences between the different version.


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