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Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Business

Authors: Whitt, Phillip

    • Targets business owners who are cost-conscious and want to begin using open source freeware. This is especially relevant now that Windows XP is no longer supported.
    • Author has already written one successful title for Apress, so is familiar with the process.

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1130-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1131-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

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 comprehensive look at the powerful alternatives to expensive proprietary software provides an illustrated overview of no-cost software solutions.

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.

About the authors

Phillip W. Whitt is a professional digital retoucher and restoration artist, as well as a film to video transfer technician. His love for everything related to photography began when he was ten years old. His favorite aunt gave him her old Kodak Brownie camera, and from the joy upon seeing his first developed photographs a new hobby was born. His foray into digital image editing began in the 1990's with the purchase of his first flatbed scanner, which came bundled with a basic image editing program. After fixing a few family photographs, it soon led to a new passion and profession which he continues to enjoy to this day.Mr. Whitt has digitally edited countless photos,and served a number of professional clients such as photographers, photo labs, and camera outlets over the years.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Office Productivity, Note Taking, Accounting, and PDF Creation

    Whitt, Phillip

    Pages 1-29

  • Point-of-Sale, CRM, Backup, and Compression Software

    Whitt, Phillip

    Pages 31-57

  • Desktop Publishing, Illustration, Painting, and 3D Modeling Software

    Whitt, Phillip

    Pages 59-85

  • Photo Editing Software

    Whitt, Phillip

    Pages 87-118

  • Audio-Video Capture, Conversion, and Editing Software

    Whitt, Phillip

    Pages 119-141

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1130-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1131-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Business
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Phillip Whitt
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1130-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1130-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1131-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 249
Number of Illustrations
206 b/w illustrations
Topics