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Free software

We love a good deal when we see one, but when something is for free we cannot pass up the opportunity to test it for ourselves.

What does it all mean?

Software: is the instructions or data that is stored on a computer, anything you can physically touch is hardware, stuff you can't is software.

Operating System: An operating system (OS) is the main piece of software that manages all the hardware and other software resources, and provides common services for computer programs

Program: A program is what people typically mean when they say software. Its the "app" for computers

Freeware: Completely free software or "app"

Premium: Software that is paid for. Such as Microsoft office.

Freemium: A joining of the words "free" and "premium", a basic product or service is provided free of charge, but money is charged for additional features.

Open Source: Freeware software, that has its source code freely distributed on the internet. This allows anyone to scrutinise the source to make sure its safe, or to improve on it from anyone around the world.

We are firm believers and avid users of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) where possible.

Here we have provided a list of programs that we like as alternatives to premium software "apps".
Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with any of these companies, or provide assurances that these will work for everyone.

There are millions of Free programs and apps available online, but be careful, a lot of them can hide some little nasty surprises.
The ones we include here, are all tested with our Windows 10 and Linux machines where possible.