I am convinced that a lot of people don’t want to buy commercial software because of the price.
And I’m also convinced that a lot of people don’t want to use illegal software.
But they don’t know which software they can use beside the commercial program and there friends will only advise the program they (illegally) using because there friends advised them to.
Lets stop the chain, and put some opensource/freeware software against there commercial counterpart!
|Commercial software||Replacement software||OS|
|ACDSee||XnView||UNIX, Windows, Mac OS X|
|Winrar , Winzip , PowerArchiver||7-zip||Windows|
|Microsoft Word||abiword||Linux, Windows, Mac OS X|
|Microsoft Office||Open Office||Linux, Windows, Mac OS X|
|Adobe Illustrator||Inkscape||Windows, Mac OS X|
|Adobe Photoshop||GIMP **||Linux, Windows, Mac OS X|
|Microsoft Outlook||Mozilla Thunderbird||Linux, Windows, Mac OS X|
|Macromedia Dreamweaver||Nvu||Linux, Windows, Mac OS X|
** Use Gimpshop! if you used to be a Adobe Photoshop user: it will make GIMP and Photoshop similar.
Of course this list is much longer…
So if you need to find something else; here are some places you can look
CleanSoftware.org – Free software, no nasties!
vinterstille.dk – Free alternatives to Macromedia and Adobe
Open Source…for designers?
alts.homelinux.net – Free alternatives
Free Software alternatives to proprietary applications on the Microsoft Windows OS.
Freeware programs and applications
Freeware Programs that replace Commercial Programs
Almost every commercial program has a freeware program that does almost the exact same thing, maybe sometimes better.
So drop a comment about commercial software that you want to replace.