I love these free software ideas. I have been using many of these programs for years. I especially like getting around Microsoft Office with Open Office. It uses all the same file types and can even export in PDF form. For all my readers, I wanted to share this with you since we can all use to save a few extra dollars.
Software doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, in can be free. No strings attached; no spyware, shareware, or adware. Linux, for years has been an alternative offering to Windows. While trailing Windows for many years in user friendliness, Linux has gained ground against Windows in ease of use. Ubuntu Linux is a common choice, and just about runs itself.If changing operating systems is a bit much, and it will be for computer games; Windows can at least be used to run open source (free) programs. Open Office is an office suite that closely mirrors Microsoft office, but doesn’t cost anything. The GIMP is a GNU image manipulation program. Again, free.Free accounting software: GnuCash. This can be used for small business accounting or personal finances.
Those three programs combined can save around $1000 when compared to retail “pay” products.