Well, the time has come...if you think you have to pay for great software, we have an alternative without breaking copyright laws or licensing agreements and not spending any of your hard earned money - OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS is your answer!!! Starting today, you are beginning your journey of never having to pay for software again.
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You do not have to always use Windows software. You have alternatives to Microsoft. Open Source Software for Windows provides you quality software for free. Open Source is a different philosophy in producing software. Rather than paying for software support up front as with Microsoft. You can use the software first. If you like it, you keep the package. If you do not like the software for wahtever reason un-install the software and try something else.
Are you still running old copies or unlicensed version of popular software? If you are running:
Open Source Software has replacemnts for these and many, many more. Computer geeks already know about these solutions and constantly use these solution rather than pay for their software. That is why we started this website -- to help everybody get the most out of their PCs without spending money. In this case -- Free is good and LEGAL
The Open Source Software for Windows we have found and placed on our website, we use day in, day out -- everyday. We are extremely confident in the quality of the software programs and we will never charge for downloading the individual software packages. You never pay anything!! Go for it.
As a computer professional with more than 20 years of experience, this is by far the best software I have used. I grew up using DOS, then Windows 3.1, Windows 95, 98, 2000 and finally XP. But as the years went by, each new version had to have new hardware, more memory, faster processor, blah, blah, blah. As a general rule, open source software for Windows does not require you to constantly upgrade your hardware in order to operate. What a novel concept? Keep using my computer and operating system that works perfectly fine.
Below you'll find everything you need to help you decide if Open Source Software for Windows is Right for YOU!
If you've been paying attention to the Internet news lately, Microsoft has been ordered to stop selling WORD because of a patent infringe of a Canadian company. Microsoft was fined $300 million and ordered to stop selling WORD 2003 and 2007 by October 31st, 2009. Microsoft is scrambling to appeal the decision but that will take time. If you need new software, what do you do? Visit OSS4WIN.COM to get your software for FREE.
If you are at all like me, you hate spending money for something you can get for free and legal. You could borrow the installation disk from your neighbor but Microsoft is tracking serial numbers and the new software packages "phone home". With Open Source Software for Windows, your software is always available, patched and secure.
WWW.OSS4WIN.COM was created specifically to help people find free applications that can be put to use quickly and easily. Open Source Software for Windows helps people be productive without busting your wallet and can be installed on multiple PCs. There are also many free commercial programs for home use, like firewalls for your PC, that are available -- How cool is that!!
Now, how can such good software be offered free with no catches? Open Source Software is a software development philosophy that offers a free alternative to closed source vendors like Microsoft and Photoshop that make you pay for software you never really own -- you are just leasing the software. You are not free to look at the source code or even install the application everywhere you need to run the application.
Open Source Software for Windows offers you the best alternative to Microsoft, Adobe and many others. OpenOffice.ORG, GIMP, Blender, and others can easily replace applications that cost $100's of dollars. Microsoft Office -- $150-500 per copy -- OpenOffice.ORG -- FREE!! Adobe Photoshop $600-800 -- GIMP - FREE!! Why would you want to buy software when you can get it FREE!!
OSS4WIN (Oh-es-es-4-win) is a distribution of the best free and open source software for Windows. We aren't trying to be a comprehensive listing of every open-source Windows application, instead we want to showcase the best, most important, and easiest to use. This page should be a handy reference and a useful tool for getting more people to start using free and open-source software. If you think we're missing any great apps, please let us know..
This Was Extracted from Wikipedia
Open source software (OSS) began as a marketing campaign for free software. OSS can be defined as computer software for which the human-readable source code is made available under a copyright license (or arrangement such as the public domain) that meets the Open Source Definition. This permits users to use, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form. It is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Open source software is the most prominent example of open source development and often compared to user-generated content. A report by Standish Group says that adoption of open source has resulted in savings of about $60 billion per year to consumers.
The "open source" label came out of a strategy session held in Palo Alto in reaction to Netscape's January 1998 announcement of a source code release for Navigator (as Mozilla). A group of individuals at the session included Todd Anderson, Larry Augustin, John Hall, Sam Ockman, Christine Peterson and Eric S. Raymond. They used the opportunity before the release of Navigator's source code to clarify a potential confusion caused by the ambiguity of the word "free" in English. The 'open source' movement is generally thought to have begun with this strategy session. Many people, nevertheless, claimed that the birth of the Internet, since 1969, started the open source movement, while others do not distinguish between open source and free software movements.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), started in 1985, intended the word 'free' to mean "free as in free speech" and not "free as in free beer" with emphasis on the positive freedom to distribute rather than a negative freedom from cost. Since a great deal of free software already was (and still is) free of charge, such free software became associated with zero cost, which seemed anti-commercial.
The Open Source Initiative (OSI) was formed in February 1998 by Eric S. Raymond and Bruce Perens. With at least 20 years of evidence from case histories of closed development versus open development already provided by the Internet, the OSI presented the 'open source' case to commercial businesses, like Netscape. The OSI hoped that the usage of the label "open source," a term suggested by Peterson of the Foresight Institute at the strategy session, would eliminate ambiguity, particularly for individuals who perceive "free software" as anti-commercial. They sought to bring a higher profile to the practical benefits of freely available source code, and they wanted to bring major software businesses and other high-tech industries into open source. Perens attempted to register "open source" as a service mark for the OSI, but that attempt was impractical by trademark standards. Meanwhile, thanks to the presentation of Raymond's paper to the upper management at Netscape (Raymond only discovered when he read the Press Release, and was called by Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale's PA later in the day), Netscape released its Navigator source code as open source, with favorable results.
Software experts and researchers on open source software have identified several advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage for business is that open source is a good way for business to achieve greater penetration of the market. Companies that offer open source software are able to establish an industry standard and, thus, gain competitive advantage. It has also helped build developer loyalty as developers feel empowered and have a sense of ownership of the end product. Moreover less costs of marketing and logistical services are needed for OSS. It also helps companies to keep abreast of all technology developments. It is a good tool to promote a companies’ image, including its commercial products. The OSS development approach has helped produce reliable, high quality software quickly and inexpensively. Besides, it offers the potential for a more flexible technology and quicker innovation. It is said to be more reliable since it typically has thousands of independent programmers testing and fixing bugs of the software. It is flexible because modular systems allow programmers to build custom interfaces, or add new abilities to it and it is innovative since open source programs are the product of collaboration among a large number of different programmers. The mix of divergent perspectives, corporate objectives, and personal goals speeds up innovation. Moreover free software can be developed in accord with purely technical requirements. It does not require to think about commercial pressure that often degrades the quality of the software. Commercial pressures make traditional software developers pay more attention to customers' requirements than to security requirements, since such features are somewhat invisible to the customer.
OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.
After months of development, OSS4WIN has released one of the only Open Source Software for Windows distribution CDs on the Internet.
Fully integrated creation suite, cross platform, ready to use for all versions of Windows (98, NT, 2000, XP) numerous other operating systems.
GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for Microsoft Windows.
MS Exchange without having to pay massive licensing fees for simply having the pleasure of doing so.
GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop.
An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator or CorelDraw using the W3C file format.
Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance.
Dia was inspired by Visio. The tool is a good basic drawing program.
Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. It's small and starts up very fast.
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With GanttProject you can break down your project into a tree of tasks and assign human resources that have to work on each task.
InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows.
ISO Recorder is a tool (power toy) for Windows XP, 2003 and now Windows Vista...
Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface...