Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Business

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Small business owners have to budget and save every way possible. Software necessary to run the business can be a significant part of the budget. Did you know that there are free software titles that can serve as viable alternatives to the big name packages?


Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Business is a practical guide for the small business owner seeking viable alternative to expensive commercial software packages and subscriptions. This reference guide provides an overview of many popular and powerful free alternatives to proprietary software. Not only can small business owners benefit from this book, but educators and students can as well.

In this book you will find free and open source solutions for office productivity, PDF creation, accounting, image editing and graphic design, desktop publishing, 3D design, CAD, audio and video editing, website and blog creation, customer relationship management, point of sale, networking and security, and alternatives to the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

This guide helps free the cost-conscious business owner from the bonds of expensive proprietary software by exploring the free and powerful alternatives that exist. You can save a substantial sums of money by replacing just a few commercial software titles with free and open source solutions. Learn how with Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Business today.


  • Learn the difference between freeware and open source applications

  • Why open source software is gaining more traction, especially in cities throughout Europe

  • The potential savings each application offers

  • Which software is ideal for your particular needs

  • Which commercial title each application replaces

  • The potential cost savings each application offers

  • Which operating system(s) each software title runs on

  • Where to get support for a particular software title