Does Open Source Always Mean Free?

Is open source software always free? Yes and no. For the average user, 99 of the open source software you encounter will be free for you to use. Let’s take a look at the meaning of both “open source” and “free” when it comes to software, and then we’ll mention a couple of cases where they’re not synonymous.

Open source means that the original code used to is available to the public. Anyone can make their own version or use the software without [...]

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Replacing Photoshop With Free Software

Adobe Photoshop is an elaborate photo editing software program that can be expensive for many people who are just looking for a simple editing program. Photoshop is the ideal tool for those who make their living with it, such as photographers, graphic designers and media editors. For consumers, there are many different free photo editing software options available that perform many of the same functions as Photoshop.

It’s important to choose a software that will work with your camera’s digital image files. Many [...]

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Linux vs. Windows: Open Source Savings

With over a 90 market share in the desktop market, Windows dominates home and office computers. Most users are so familiar with this operating system that it’s all they ever think of using. However, with costs upward of 100 for a new copy of the operating system, it can be expensive to buy for a new computer.

Linux is a free, open source operating system. While only a tiny percentage of computer users use the various Linux distributions, so many people use computers that its total [...]

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Top 10 Open Source Accounting Programs

Whether you are an accountant or are simply needing to do some accounting as a way of keeping track of your business or personal spending, the fact remains that you can make your life a lot easier by trying out some of the various applications and software programs that are on the market these days, However, being able to find the right software to suit your specific accounting needs is not always easy. Fortunately, there are some basic tips that [...]

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Using Open Source Software for Business

Most entrepreneurs strive to save money. One easy way to spend less is to use opensource software. When using Linux, one can save money and enjoy a reliableproduct. Here are four benefits of Linux.

Reliability: When using a mature Linux operating system, one will enjoy reliability. In fact, Ubuntu users enjoy an operating system that is stable and rarely crashes. Without a doubt, Linux has made plenty of progress, and it is now more reliable than Windows in some cases. [...]

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