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Dream to test your ‘photoshopping’ skills? Or may be wondering how to get hold of Free CAD software legally, or may be burn discs without resorting to piracy? Some of the answers are here. I will list top 10 free or open source software that are good alternatives to paid software.


Adobe PhotoShop to GIMP

It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything.


WinZip to 7-Zip

Open source Windows utility for manipulating archives. Formats 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR are supported fully, other formats can be unpacked.
Internet Explorer to Google Chrome

I need not say anything about this. Smile
CuteFTP to Filezilla

This free, open-source FTP application is handy if you're looking for a solid tool to handle FTP transfers
Microsoft Outlook to Thunderbird

Open source cross-platform email and Usenet client based on Mozilla code. Features intelligent spam filters, built-in RSS reader and much more
Microsoft Office to OpenOffice 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets,presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available inmany languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
Windows Notepad to Notepad++

Notepad++: a free source code editor which supports several programming languages running under the MS Windows environment.

Adobe Acrobat to PDFCreator

Create a PDF from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, Excel or any other Windows application. Just print and voila! The file is saved as a PDF file.

TruSpace to Blender

Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

AutoCAD to Archimedes

"The Open CAD" - (aka Arquimedes) is a computer-aided design (CAD) program being developed with direct input from architects and architecture firms. With this design philosophy, the developers hope to create software better suited for architecture than the currently widely used AutoCAD, and other available CAD software.[1] The program is free software released under the Eclipse Public License.


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