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Our Latest Collection of Worthwhile and Offbeat Open Source Applications

While there are lots of open source projects that are now household names, many truly good ones don’t get much attention. We’ve delved into little-known but very useful open source projects before here on OStatic. In this post, you’ll find an updated collection of interesting, free applications that you might not currently use. Piwik, at left, is great open source web analytics software. When it comes to doing web analytics, it’s beneficial to get as many views of your data as possible, so you can use Piwik in conjunction with a tool like Google Analytics or on its own. Piwik’s features are built inside plug-ins, and a community of developers contributes interesting plug-ins. It also has a very customizable interface where you can drag and drop the types of widgets you would like to keep an eye on regarding site metrics.   MediaPortal is an open source application that turns a PC/TV into a sophisticated media center and digital video recorder. One of MediaPortal’s claims to fame is a rich set of extensions and skins that you can use to customize it. It also has solid documentation, and you can get into scheduling TV recordings, sampling radio offerings and

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