Free Alternatives to Everyday Software


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Karl Beecher
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04 December 2019
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Karl Beecher: So in summary, what did we learn? We saw how there are both general and specific considerations when you’re looking for open source alternatives to your proprietary software. The general considerations we learned about were how to get a hold of an install, the software, how to keep it up to date once you have it installed, how to move data across, and how to get help keeping things operational, whether they’re doing it for yourself or getting paid support.

In terms of specific considerations, we examined some of the most commonly used types of software. We saw how a browser like Firefox can allow you access to web on hindered. Open source email as possible, whether we’re talking about the client or the server apps like Pigeon or Empathy allowed to keep chatting to your friends and family online. Moving to open source software like LibreOffice or Collabora is possible. File sharing can be done safely and openly using something like Nextcloud. Viewing multimedia is perfectly possible using open source programs despite the complications put in place, and what do you have to keep in mind when moving to an open source operating system. And so I wish you the best of luck in exploring new world of open source programs. Thanks for watching.