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Free Alternatives to Bestselling Software

   June 4th, 2009 Brian Herzog

free as in beerI saw this post and liked it for two reasons:

  1. I use a lot of this free software, and although I trust it, for some reason it makes me feel better about using it knowing that other people do too
  2. For libraries looking to expand their public computer offerings or security, these are no-cost ways of trying things out. Also, resources like LiveMocha (and others) are good to know about to supplement library services

Amazon's bestseller lists are always intriguing - putting the "buyer's advisory" twist on it, and with all free software, no less, is neat.

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