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Stop paying for software. A world full of highquality software is out there that you dont have to spend a dime for. If youve just spent your entire computing budget on a PC only to find that you need software to do anything interesting, this is the book that will show you how to get what you need without wreaking havoc on your finances. Install the right software to make a great work computer for no extra cost.
Packed with the practical, handson guidance and technical knowhow that youve come to expect from Apress, Dont Spend A Dime: The Path to LowCost Computing takes you on a tour of the very best zerocost software in each of the many categories that matter to the typical PC user. Learn to edit photos on the Internet without having to install any software at all. Find out where to get a free office suite for word processing and spreadsheet work. Whatever your need, James Kelly, bestselling technology author, guides you through the exciting and often confusing world of zerocost computing. This book
- Tells you what you need to install to have a fantastic work computer without spending a dime
- Saves you money by showing you how to meet your computing needs
- Saves you time by pointing you directly to the best free software
- Saves you work by illustrating the most commonly performed tasks with each zerocost software
- Gives you choices and the ability to make your own decisions for your own needs and requirements
Before you go buy that $400.00 office suiteor worse, before you borrow it from workstop! Let this book show you how to save hundreds of dollars in expensive software. Learn all about the free tools that the digerati use to make their lives better, and stop paying out the nose for software. Dont spend a dime!
What youll learn
- Find and install the best zerocost software available.
- Learn about software as a service and take advantage of photo editing, calendaring, email, and other functionality delivered at no cost via the Web.
- Manage your money using the Quicken killera rocksolid, fullfeatured, zerocost finance application that puts your finances in order with just a few clicks.
- Harness the power of OpenOffice and Google Apps for your word processing and spreadsheet (and presentation too!) needs.
- Communicate with your friends through zerocost voice calls, email, and instant messaging.
- Establish a presence on the Web through blogs and social networking sites such as Facebook.
Who this book is for
Dont Spend a Dime: Never Pay for Software Again! is aimed at students, smallbusiness owners, retirees, educators, and just plain regular folk who arent blessed with large budgets and who must squeeze a dimes worth of value from every penny they earn. You might also be a computer genius who just wants a convenient list of all the best software and easy links to downloading all you need quickly.
Buy this book if
- Youre tired of spending hundreds of dollars on commercial software only to end up paying all over again as you get caught in the upgrade treadmill.
- Youre a computer whiz who has to set up other peoples machines.
- You are a student or retiree on a budget.
- You are a smallbusiness owner needing the power of technology without the expense.
- You want to save money and have fun at the same time.
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