Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Free software

Everyday we see ads for computers which are "cheap" that is until we see the price tag for Microsoft Office (originals cost from RM200-RM1000+,depends on what version you are using) which cost about a portion of the price you pay for the computer.

If you have seen the video above (not made by me), the alternatives shown above are free with a few conditions for some of them (1e. a Google account for Google Docs or only usable online).

Besides the ones shown in the video, I would like to point out that there are a a wide range of software products.
Some of the sites:
(You need to check the OS before downloading some of the software as some are only usable on certain OS eg. Linux,Unix,Windows)

Here are examples not shown in the video:

Microsoft Office
Alternative: OpenOffice, AbiWord (both are free)

Windows Media Player (free for windows but there are better alternatives)
Alternative: VLC media player, MPlayer

Disk Defragmenter (faster alternative)
Alternative: Auslogics Disk Defrag (free version available), Defragger

Disk Cleaner
Alternative: CCleaner

Alternative: Spywareblaster(prevent spyware from being installed), Spybot Search & Destroy, Lavasoft Ad-Aware

Alternative: AVG free edition, AntiVir

Alternative: ZoneAlarm free edition, Outpost

Most of these software can be found at
There are alot of other software there but read the labels as most are not free and some are adware.

1 comment :

Isla said...

Hi Lionel, are you a member yet in


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