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Open Source Software Alternatives


Want to find some free (open source) alternatives to proprietary software? Here's a list of common commercial software packages and free alternatives:


Proprietary Software  

Free/Open Source Software 

Adobe Photoshop  Gimp
Internet Explorer Firefox, Google Chrome
Windows, Mac OS X  Linux
iTunes  VLC
Norton Ghost Clonezilla 

For more open source software visit Open Source Windows and Open Source Mac

NOTE: If you plan to use open source software please check to make sure it will work with the web sites or operating systems that are required for your work or classes.