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Free Open Source Software

These sites offer alternatives to MS products and where to go and get them, many are free. I have been interested in Linux for awhile and open source products being generated for the betterment of humankind.  I'm tired of the high prices, lousy customer service support, lack of privacy, and the constant problems associated with corporations that want to control versus offering quality products that function as they were meant to be.

Free Software Foundation - What is free software and why is it so important for society?

Foxit Software - Free alternative to Adobe Reader, loads quicker than Adobe Reader - Open Source As Alternative

LugRadio Live

Source Forge - is the world's largest Open Source software development web site. provides free hosting to Open Source software development projects with a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communications, and code.

GNU Operating System

Ubuntu - Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

The Apache Software Foundation - The Apache Software Foundation provides support for the Apache community of open-source software projects.

Sun Microsystems - various operating systems, office suites, and other free software.

Open Source Initiative - Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in.

Open Office - Open Office is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute. To help build the community, join us.

PHP List - phplist is a free open-source newsletter manager.

Drupal - is the official website of Drupal, an open source content management platform.

7-Zip - 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

Word Press - is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Cobian Backup

Tucows - Freeware and shareware downloads - Homepage

KMFMS - Help Break The Vicious Cycle - Use Microsoft Alternatives

MSBC - The Microsoft Boycott Campaign - Alternative Software


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Updated: 7/10/10