Computers have become pretty affordable over the past few years. Consumers can find a suitable machine for just about any budget. However, depending on what you want to do with your computer, you could still wind up spending a pretty penny on software. Microsoft Office (word, excel, powerpoint), Adobe Photoshop, and antivirus software like Norton or McAfee will all cost you extra. But there are free software options that are comparable to all of these.
Free Software Options to Save Money
Computers can be pricey. However, they are an essential part of life these days. That’s why you need every way possible to save money on the expenses. Here are some free software options that could help your budget.
Do you want free Microsoft Office? Try Apache OpenOffice (http://www.openoffice.org)
OpenOffice offers an entire suite of programs very similar to, and even cross-compatible with Microsoft Office. This means you can work on the same document in both programs. You get a free word processor, spreadsheet, and slideshow program. All are just like Microsoft word, excel, and powerpoint.
Do you want free Adobe Photoshop? Try GIMP (http://www.gimp.org)
GIMP offers many of the same tools and editing options that you’ll find in Adobe Photoshop, but it’s completely free
Anyone have any other free software resources? Please share in the comments!