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VALO-CD serves a smorgasbord of open source Windows apps

Dec 06, 2012, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])

It's no secret that free and open source software holds numerous advantages for business users. That, indeed, is one of the many reasons Ubuntu Linux has become such an attractive alternative for those faced with Windows 8 as the next step on their operating-system upgrade path.

Whether or not you choose to switch to Linux, however, you can still enjoy many of the benefits of open source software in other areas of your computing environment. After all, there are countless excellent open source alternatives for Microsoft Office and numerous other expensive favorites, and they're free to try, use, and modify as your needs dictate.

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