Originally posted 2007-03-16 14:22:49.
I don’t pay for software anymore! I use open source software for Windows that are free for most applications. Gone are the days you had to pay for software like:
- Email client
- Photo Editor and the likes..
The lists of free software for windows are countless on the Internet and could overwhelm anyone trying to wet their feet in this realm. Here are a couple of links to get you started if you would like to stop spending money on Norton, Mcafee and others.
A simple list of best in each category: Open Source Windows
Another list with more detailed information.. listing 2 or 3 three best software in each category is from Tech Support Alert’s “The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities” article. When you are over there don’t forget to check out other top software lists. I think it’s a very comprehensive compilation of free software.
Although I winced seeing IE 7 listed as the best browser, as a consolation he does mention Mozilla Firefox as an equally good software. I would vehemently state that IE 7 can play catch up with the tabbed browsing capability but cannot match the 1000s of extensions that make browsing with Firefox such a great experience. But, I digress.
Let us know which open source software you might come across and may be not in the above lists.
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