11 Free Linux Apps Your Business Needs Now
Aug 05, 2010, 13:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)
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"Despite the wealth of free applications out there, many small
business owners continue to spend an inordinate amount of their
all-too-scarce resources on software. Microsoft Office 2010?
That'll be $499.99--or $279.99 if you can do without the
Professional version. QuickBooks 2010? $159.95 or more. Adobe
PhotoShop CS5? A whopping $699.
"The good news is that there are free and open-source
alternatives for virtually every package a small business might
need, and most of them are excellent. Whether or not you've already
made the switch to Linux -- there are, after all, myriad security
and other reasons for doing so -- these free apps can be just what
any small business needs to succeed."