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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Free Software! Don't Spend Money on Software That's Free

I love OpenSource software. Often I see churches and ministries spending needless money on software thinking they must have MS Office or other stuff. Get the free stuff people! It works. Here's a couple links with useful OpenSource information.

11 Free And Useful Open-Source Alternatives For Designers - Opensource, Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers -- the article is slightly confusingly set-up but when you click on this link and open the page, keep scrolling towards the bottom and you'll start to see OpenSource software packages and what they are a solid alternative to.

OpenOffice.org: 7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do - Solutions by PC Magazine. Lot's of people use OpenOffice and have abandoned Microsoft Office. I certainly have. I use the NeoOffice version for OS X. Love it.

This linked article really helped me this week as I had some old Appleworks documents on my external drive and don't have a working version of Appleworks on the computer. One of the 7 Things You Didn't Know OO Could Do was open legacy documents, including Appleworks. It wasn't entirely a clean document but I could extract and edit my content easily.

Best OpenSource site for OS X: OpenSourceMac.org

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