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Free software

  1. 1. Free Software for Tough Economic Times A Presentation by Joel May
  2. 2. Subtitle <ul><li>How to save $399.95 with a single mouse click </li></ul>
  3. 5. Types of “Free” Software <ul><li>Open Source Software </li></ul><ul><li>Freeware </li></ul><ul><li>Shareware (Demoware) </li></ul><ul><li>Bannerware </li></ul>
  4. 6. Types of “Free” Software <ul><li>Open Source Software </li></ul><ul><li>Freeware </li></ul><ul><li>Shareware (Demoware) </li></ul><ul><li>Bannerware </li></ul>
  5. 7. Free Software – Mac OS X <ul><li>Free Macware </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Mac OS X Freeware List </li></ul><ul><li>Opensource Mac </li></ul>
  6. 8. Free Software – Antivirus (Install only ONE at a time) <ul><li>AVG Free Edition </li></ul><ul><li>AntiVir Personal Edition Classic </li></ul><ul><li>Avast ! 4 Home Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Security Essentials </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Spybot Search and Destroy </li></ul><ul><li>Ad-Aware SE Free </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Defender </li></ul>Free Software – Antispyware
  8. 10. Free Software - Firewalls <ul><li>Comodo </li></ul><ul><li>Zone Alarm </li></ul><ul><li>Outpost </li></ul>
  9. 11. Other Free Utilities <ul><li>WinPatrol </li></ul><ul><li>CCleaner </li></ul><ul><li>Secunia </li></ul><ul><li>SyncToy </li></ul>
  10. 12. Free Software – Business Applications <ul><li>Open Office = Microsoft Office </li></ul><ul><li>Libre Office = “ </li></ul><ul><li>PDF Creator = Adobe Acrobat </li></ul><ul><li>Gantt Project = Microsoft Project </li></ul><ul><li>The R Project = SPSS </li></ul>
  11. 13. Free Software – Manage Finances <ul><li>Ace Money Lite </li></ul><ul><li>Gnucash </li></ul><ul><li>jGnash </li></ul>
  12. 14. Free Software – Image Processing <ul><li>Picasa </li></ul><ul><li>GIMP / G IMPshop </li></ul><ul><li>IrfanView </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoPlus </li></ul><ul><li>Paint.NET </li></ul>
  13. 15. Free Software – Genealogy <ul><li>Legacy Family Tree </li></ul><ul><li>Family Tree Builder </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Family Tree </li></ul><ul><li>The Olive Tree </li></ul>
  14. 16. Free Software – Desktop Search <ul><li>Copernic </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Search </li></ul><ul><li>Google Desktop </li></ul>
  15. 17. Free Software – Other Winners <ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Story 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Trillian instant messenger </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes music player </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Page Plus SE </li></ul>
  16. 18. Free Software – Other Sources <ul><li>NoNags </li></ul><ul><li>TuCows </li></ul><ul><li>Jumbo </li></ul><ul><li>C|Net </li></ul><ul><li>Freeware Home </li></ul><ul><li>Osalt </li></ul><ul><li>and Many, Many More </li></ul>
  17. 19. Free Software – Some Caveats <ul><li>The second most common source of viruses and spyware </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire only from reputable sources </li></ul><ul><li>Do a virus check immediately (before running the program) </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>“Software is like sex; if you feel the need to pay for it you can always find someone willing to take your money.” </li></ul>
  19. 21. Free Software Links to the sites referred to in this presentation can be found at www.joelmay.org /presentations The End

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