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Title: Free and Inexpensive Software Alternatives


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Free and Inexpensive Software Alternatives
  • By Michael Gazdzik

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Free Antivirus
  • - Avast
  • - AVG
  • Antivir
  • All 3 can be found at http//download.cnet.com

3
Avast Free Home Edition
  • Free
  • Same scanning engine as Professional Edition
  • Real Time Protection
  • Scans Windows as it starts up
  • Interface can be difficult to navigate

4
AVG Free Edtion
  • Easy to Use
  • Includes spyware scanning
  • Good basic antivirus protection
  • Only receives updates once a day
  • Scanning engine not as good as Avast

5
Avira Antivir Personal Edition
  • Good scanning engine
  • Scans for viruses and spyware
  • Easy to install
  • Interface confusing
  • Does not always update correctly
  • Free version has popup ads

6
Free Email client software
  • Evolution
  • Most of the functionality of Outlook
  • Thunderbird
  • All the same functionality of Outlook Express but
    without having to deal with Microsoft

7
Internet Browsers
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • A safer alternative to Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • - Fastest browser made
  • Safari
  • - Surf the way Mac users do

8
Mozilla and Firefox
  • Mozbackup
  • A free software program to backup alll your
    settings in Mozilla Firefox
  • Firefox Addins
  • Local weather information in your browser
  • Block all ads on website
  • IE tab
  • Plus a whole lot more

9
PDF programs
  • PDFill
  • Cute PDF Form Filler
  • Both are inexpensive alternatives to filling out
    and saving fillable PDF forms and contracts
  • Cute PDF Writer
  • Create a PDF from any file

10
Free Photo Editors
  • Picasa
  • Free photo editing software
  • Create your own albums and share them online
  • GIMP
  • A free alternative to the much more expensive and
    full featured Photoshop

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Other Software
  • CCleaner
  • Clean up your computer the easy way, removes temp
    files, cookies, and more
  • Audacity
  • - Edit your music and audio files
  • Zone Alarm
  • - A better firewall

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Other Software (contd)
  • Open Office
  • - A free alternative to Microsoft Office
  • Billeo Password Manager
  • - keeps track of your passwords for Internet
    Explorer and Firefox

13
Freeware and Shareware Sites
  • http//www.snapfiles.com/freeware/
  • http//download.cnet.com/windows/
  • http//www.tucows.com/
  • http//www.cutepdf.com
  • http//www.pdfill.com
  • http//www.dipconsultants.com/evolution/download.h
    tm
  • Or just do a search using http//www.google.com

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Summary
  • Most people do not need to buy expensive
    software for their needs. 99 of people use less
    than 10 of the tools available in their
    programs. Why pay for the 100 of the price when
    much of it is free?

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Comments
  • If you have any comments,questions or
    suggestions please send your emails to
    techsupport_at_nsbar.org
  • Thank you for your time!
  • Michael Gazdzik
  • IT Manager
  • NSBAR
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