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Is free stuff any good? What’s the catch? Are there any problems? What does “free” really mean? Is it safe? What free stuff is available? Where do I get it?
“Freeware is not a cheap or second-class option - it can often be functionally superior to equivalent commercial software and even of higher quality.” The Open Source - http://sourceforge.net/ Many substantial free programs from major companies Many excellent small programs from individuals or small businesses
Internet browsers ◦ Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera Blogging software and content management ◦ Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress Web site management ◦ Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP Office suites ◦ OpenOffice, LibreOffice Adobe Flash and Reader
Some authors create software simply to help others and/or to enhance their reputation Some authors hope you will be generous and donate a few bucks Authors can earn a living by customizing and supporting their software Some free programs have big brothers that the authors hope you’ll buy Some programs are free for a while and then become pay applications But sometimes there is a problem
Limited features Software may be buggy Interface may be very minimal and hard to use Not as polished Limited support Software may install unwanted additional programs Software may actually be malware
Some programs are actually free with no strings Donationware Nagware Trialware Crippleware Adware Foistware Malware
1. Find out what is available2. Find out how good it is3. Find a reputable and safe source4. Back up system5. Download and check file with antivirus6. Install
Download from reputable sites only Check with anti-virus before installing Check with program like Malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/products) Check online at VirusTotal (http://www.virustotal.com) Back up system before installing anything
Computer software and utilities Office suites Music Video eBooks Games And much more
Avast! (May try to install Chrome browser} Microsoft Security Essentials Panda Cloud Antivirus Avira AntiVir AVG Antivirus Discussion and download links at http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free- anti-virus-software.htm
Picasa - Photo management Paint.NET - Photo and picture editing 7-Zip – File archiver Avidemux – Video editor KMPlayer – Video player Audacity – Audio editor
Softpedia - http://www.softpedia.com/ Snapfiles http://www.snapfiles.com/ FileHippo - http://www.filehippo.com/ MajorGeeks - http://www.majorgeeks.com/ CNET – http://download.com (Requires you to install their proprietary downloader)