Assume you have your project due in a few days and you need to create that important presentation or create an attractive poster. The first thing that would come to your mind is softwares such as Windows office and Photoshop. Windows office will cost you up to 200 dollars and Adobe will cost your one monthâ€™s living cost. Are you willing to pay for these softwareâ€™s that you will use once and will be using just 105 of the tools they offer? If you have answered no to this then you would think of going for pirated copies of the same software which runs the risk of being blocked or is infected with viruses. There is another alternative to this which you can go for instead of the unreliable and expensive marketed ones. These come in the form of free open source softwares which are widely available on the internet and the linux community swears by these software.
With an open source software you get a number of added advantages like it being free for the rest of your life, transparency in its working, transparency in its code and the power to suggest changes in its use. Many companies such as Autodesk offer softwareâ€™s such as AutoCAD for free use to mass public just for the sake of marketing. It is actually a great form of marketing which will create an ideal image in the minds of their customers. In case you have problems with any open source software, you can easily reach out to numerous communities that are dedicated to development of open source software. It take a little patience to find softwares which are alternative to high cost ones. Microsoft Officeâ€™s alternative is Open Office which has all the functions of Microsoft Office. In case of Photoshop, you can go for alternatives such as Gimp, Krita, etc which will help you do all the same things, with little confusion.