No one should use an Internet-capable computer without an antivirus program. There are a variety of software packages available that will protect your computer from malware. Prices range from free to over $50 to protect a single computer. While higher-priced antivirus programs protect against dangers such as identity theft, phishing and rootkits, free antivirus software provides the basic protection that casual computer users need to keep their system free of known viruses.
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Project management software programs improve business processes like budget management, quality control systems and spreadsheets. You can find free project management software systems online. The quality can be compared to Microsoft products but costs much less. These types of software programs are used by system analysts, computer engineers and managers of all types of businesses.
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Finding good software without paying high prices can be a challenge for consumers. Many have chosen to solve this problem through piracy. This leaves a smaller and more neglected minority of users who seek quality software at reasonable prices. Fortunately, a plethora of free and well designed software exists, and the enterprising user can find software for almost any need. In addition to simply performing a Google search for a certain type of software, user can also find lots of great, free software at the following websites:
CNET’s Download.com website is a great source of both free and paid software. They review much of the software offered, many also have user reviews. They moderate their software collection to ensure that it is safe, so you don’t have to worry about malware. They also usually have good information about the program, its requirements, and so forth.
SourceForge is more for the tech savvy audience, but nevertheless has a great repository of free software. They host open source software from many independent developers and collaborative projects. This means that all their software is free, and although quality isn’t always guaranteed, you can usually find good software.
PortableApps.com is aimed at portable software – applications which can be run from a flash drive, with no installation required. They use almost exclusively open source software, and are a great place to browse a well chosen selection of useful and completely free applications. Though you may still wish to download the normal version, their list of apps is a great place to start.
Vicki Lemley is a writer for www.wirelessinternet.net. She has been in software development for over 15 years. Her focus is towards shareware and open source software.
Tax season is on us, and why should you pay for a program when there are free ones available? Third party and web based programs are available, at a much better price than the trademarked Microsoft programs. Free is the lowest price available, and there are programs out there for $0. Look around, you will be pleasantly suprised.
The very first place you want to check out is the website of your home state. In an effort to encourage more people to e-file, many states have agreements with commercial providers that allow you to use their program at no Read the rest of this entry »
During the internetâ€™s infancy, if you wanted antivirus protection, you had to pay for it. In the past 10 years however, a number of free antivirus programs have entered the market and today, some trusted software review companies and individuals claim that free antivirus is just as effective at detecting viruses as the companies that require you to pay. Some even say the free ones detect better than the paid subscription software.
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There are many versions of popular software available today. The free generic versions are some of the most popular ones of the market.
Some consumers may not know it, but they can do a simple search with phrases like “alternative” and come up with lots of goodies. There is another world of software that is free and legit. People don’t have to break the laws trying to get their hands on pirated software. To the contrary, there are a Read the rest of this entry »
Even though your operating system may be created by Microsoft, you are not required to use software only from this company. Instead, consider third-party solutions to complete tasks such as calculating and filing your taxes as April 15th approaches.
If you own a television with service, chances are that you’ve seen commercials for a variety of software that is not only cheaper than that from other companies but beats the prices of tax professionals who seem to know little more about Read the rest of this entry »
While most computers now come with antivirus software packages pre-installed, these packages can be costly. Computers generally ship with a 30 day free trial, after which expensive monthly charges will be required to keep your computer protected. Luckily, there are free software options available that are on par with (and sometimes better) than paid programs.
AVG Anti-Virus (Free Version) has been widely lauded as the best antivirus software, paid or otherwise, for general consumer use. This feature complete antivirus software protects against infected files, emails and web browsing. While Read the rest of this entry »