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I use Windows... how can I move to free software?

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Jun 24, 2010 12:19 PM
You can install free software applications on your Windows machine and use them instead of proprietary software from Microsoft and others.

First steps

  • Pidgin — replaces Windows Live Messenger, AIM, Yahoo! and more
  • Thunderbird — replaces Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail
  • VLC — replaces iTunes, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player
  • Inkscape — replaces Adobe Illustrator
  • LibreOffice/ — replaces Microsoft Office
  • Audacity -- A Free Software Audio editing application -- GPLv2+

  • ClamWin -- A Free Software Anti-virus utility -- GPLv2

  • the GIMP -- replaces Photoshop -- GPLv2

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