OS-College was started in 2015 to teach others how to use software that runs equally on multiple platforms. This is area of technology is known as cross platforming. Software we write about and share through videos has the same features and applications on Windows, Mac, various Linux distros, and other platforms.
The OS in our title has several different meanings:
- Currently there are articles and videos are about two different office suites, so OS stands for office suites.
Cross platform applications, many times, are not the major titles in their category. For example, Microsoft Office is the leading office suite, and Adobe Photoshop is the leading photo-editing application. These applications do not run natively on all the platforms mentioned in the first paragraph.
- OS-College covers their cross-platform alternatives. Articles and videos may refer to the major titles and compare them to the alternatives, but the focus is on cross-platform applications.
Therefore, OS means other software.
- The third thing the OS in our name stands for is open source. Users can download the source code for open applications and modify them to their liking. They also can share and distribute the applications freely. Many of these applications run natively on Windows, Mac, Linux distros, and other platforms. An example of this type of software is LibreOffice.
Many people use these applications. Currently, we are focusing on two office suites: LibreOffice and Google Drive. Use the links at the top of the page to check out the articles and videos.