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Practical Free Alternatives to Commercial Software

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
    Pages 1-26
  3. LibreOffice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-28
    2. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 29-50
    3. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 51-63
    4. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 65-87
    5. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 89-117
    6. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 119-138
    7. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 139-164
  4. Graphics and Multimedia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 167-186
    3. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 187-219
    4. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 221-246
    5. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 247-273
    6. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 275-301
    7. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 303-332
    8. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 333-344
  5. Cloud-Based Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-346
    2. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 347-357
    3. Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline
      Pages 359-373

About this book

Introduction

Get all the things done you're used to doing with pricey software at a fraction of the cost. There are hundreds of free programs out there that work just as well as the commercial programs people pay hundreds of dollars for. This book tells you how to find and use the most popular and useful of these.

The Open Source movement is a system where programmers can share code and collectively improve programs.  As a result they can produce programs that are just as good, if not better than their commercial alternatives.  For example, LibreOffice comes with a database, Microsoft Office does not.  

This book shows you where to get and how to use the best Open Source programs giving you not only access to high quality software, but saving you money as well. Add Practical Free Alternatives to Commercial Software to your library today.

Keywords

Libreoffice Open source Firefox Chrome GIMP picture editing Openshot

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.San DiegoUSA
  2. 2.San DiegoUSA

About the authors

Steve Oualline is the author of many books concerning Linux, C++, and Open Source Software.  He is an expert Linux programmer, currently living in San Diego. His hobbies include volunteering at the Orange Empire Railroad Museum, where he restored their Acme Traffic signal, one of thirteen which are known to exist.

Grace Oualline is currently a freshman in high school and lives in San Diego, California with her father, Steve, and his wife Chi. Grace is known by her peers as an art and math prodigy, with a love for learning. She aspires to work in the field of mathematics and design as she plans out her future.  


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