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The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives

The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives
The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives Update January 22, 2013: This article was originally posted February 7, 2008. Since then, it has been one of our most popular articles here at WHdb.com. In light of this, we have decided to give this article an update for 2013: we cleaned out some obsolete links and added a New for 2013 section. Enjoy! Not every proprietary program can drive a person crazy, right? The following fifty sixty proprietary programs are listed in no particular order within broad categories along with their open source alternatives. Jump to: Operating Systems & Web Browsers | Office Suites | Office Tools | Productivity | Graphic Programs | Web Editors | Desktop Publishing | Communications | Media | Utilities | Security | Financial | New for 2013 Operating Systems & Web Browsers Windows 10 to Ubuntu: This is Microsoft’s operating system (OS), and even Microsoft fans have become disillusioned with this product. Office Suites

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