January 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm #515740hpartonMember
I use an open source operating system and have been on it for quite a while now with no problems. I like that I can run my computer without having to succumb to windows and paying a hefty price just so I could have an interface to go with it. I don’t like those few however which banner a lot of advertisements which are most often than not too much to bear with.January 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm #515741LCNMember
I don’t use Linux (because windows 7 was already on the computer when I got it) but I use heaps of freeware:
Open Office – Only issue I found was I have been in family law courts over my 2 kids from my first marriage and the court forms don’t like open office. So I got on a BETA test for Office 10.
GIMP – Photo editing
Thunderbird – Email
Firefox – internet, I hate explorer. I don’t believe it has the same simplistics or functionality of Fire fox
FreeMind – mind mapping software
WORDPRESS.COM – for my blog and I don’t even need hosting.
Total Organiser – for keeping track of hubbys work
I was going to use ning.com for my new website launching monday but the price ecks me and may look at joomla again but I like the social network function of ning and also wanted to make an iphone app for the site.January 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm #515742pennyMember
I didn’t understand a word of that (sigh) more lessons from the kids needed!!!May 23, 2013 at 4:22 pm #515743treetopsdreamingMember
For anyone interested, I just learned about a “free” interactive data visualization package called Tableau Public. (This package is used by the ABC news in Australia to visualise some of their more advanced graphics). The only “catch” (if you can call it that) is that you have to maintain your source data on their web server. (However, you can still embed the interactive graphics on your website, blog, etc.): http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/. The possibilities are endless 🙂May 23, 2013 at 6:00 pm #515744SteveKeymaster
Hi treetopsdreaming, I think your wide signature is causing your posts to scroll off the right hand side of the screen. We (or I at least) can’t see the right side of your message and the reply buttons are off the page.
Just letting you know… 🙂May 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm #515745BobbeeMember
Yep that’s how I see your last post Treetopsdreaming. 🙂May 23, 2013 at 7:58 pm #515746treetopsdreamingMember
Hi Steve and Bobbee. Thanks for letting me know – I think I’ve fixed the problem (for now)…May 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm #515747BobbeeMember
Yep, it looks good now. :tup:
🙂May 24, 2013 at 2:42 am #515748SpectechMember
There is a site called ninite.com it has a list of opensource software, you tick the boxes of the software you want and download the installer and it installs the software automatically one after the other. I use it in my PC repair business. Another good app is “Patch My PC” just google it to find the link, it will automatically update a heap of programs on your PC. best of all its free.
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