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November 26, 2007 / lazybug

Best Freebies on the Web

Checkout this slide show of 101 best web freebies on Business Week.

My favourite web freebies that find a place in the slideshow are as follows. (And they are all Open Source!):

Ubuntu – Have a new PC? Now you need an operating system, and that can run up to an additional $278 for Microsoft’s Vista operating system or up to $200 for Apple’s Leopard. The Linux-based Ubuntu operating system is free and comes with a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, browser, e-mail, media player, and photo-editing software.

OpenOffice – The basic version of Microsoft’s popular Office suite runs as high as $400. There’s no charge for, and it’s available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Gimp – Adobe Photoshop is a powerful graphics program, but with a $999 price tag, few can afford it. Open-source download GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) performs many of the same image editing and retouching tasks for free.

and of course,

WordPress!! – One of the first free blog hosting sites, WordPress offers features like user registration, spam protection, and a wide variety of designs.

I use all of the above freebies and recommend them to anyone who is heading for a paid option. Already evangelised quite a few victims. That said, I do wish to own a Mac some day :mrgreen: .

PS: All links open into new windows/tabs.



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  1. Chittaranjan / Nov 26 2007 1:36 pm

    Get me the paid versions of the freebies you mentioned there and I’ll buy u a Mac :mrgreen:

  2. lazybug / Nov 26 2007 4:50 pm

    Why pirate when they are available for free?

  3. Chittaranjan / Nov 26 2007 6:45 pm

    Who asked to Pirate? U buy me the legit stuff and I’ll buy u a Mac. That was moi deal!

  4. Liju Philip / Nov 27 2007 12:51 am

    havent used ubuntu. am still on fedora core 5.
    also use free AVG Anti virus & skype. I do read up books on MIT’s free courseware and sometimes try to read up a few french words on BBC’s language website.

  5. lazybug / Nov 27 2007 5:24 am

    @Liju: You use AVG for your Fedora?

  6. Liju Philip / Nov 27 2007 11:51 am

    I use AVG on windows on my home pc.
    I use clam antivirus for fedora.

  7. vinay / Nov 27 2007 12:00 pm

    GIMP seems to be interesting. I will try to download it asap. I am planning to learn adobe photoshop, but will try GIMP.

  8. Santhosh / Nov 28 2007 1:46 pm

    Yo! Try getting some free open source stuff that can run on Macs.

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