75 Open Source Tools to Replace Apps You Use Every Day
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"Can open source tools replace all closed source
software? That is, are open source tools – freely
downloadable software – really just as good as software you
have to pay for?
"In a lot of cases, the answer is yes. In fact, in some cases,
open source tools offers features or performance benefits that
surpass their commercial counterparts.
"Want proof? Below you'll find a list of 75 open source tools
that offer viable alternatives to popular closed-source
applications. The list also refers you to comparable commercial
software so that you can compare for yourself and see which option
best meets your needs and offers the best value.
"For this list, we've included a smattering of the best open
source tools from a wide range of categories. Whether you're a
large enterprise user, a small business owner, a home user, or even
an educational institution, you'll probably find quite a few tools
on this list that could replace the commercial software you use