Pro Freeware and Open Source Solutions for Business

  • 2h 36m
  • Phillip Whitt
  • Apress
  • 2015

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 Author

Phillip W. Whitt is an author and small business owner. His professional experience spans more than three decades. Many of those years were spent in advertising and managerial roles in the retail building materials business.

Since 2000, Mr. Whitt has owned and operated a film-to-video and image editing/design business. Over the years, he's learned that budgeting and controlling expenses is an important factor that helps contribute to the bottom line of any business.

Phillip Whitt is the author of Beginning Photo Retouching and Restoration Using GIMP (Apress Publishing). He is trained and certified in a number of open source software programs such as OpenOffice, GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus, and Ubuntu Linux.

In this Book

  • Office Productivity, Note Taking, Accounting, and PDF Creation
  • Point-of-Sale, CRM, Backup, and Compression Software
  • Desktop Publishing, Illustration, Painting, and 3D Modeling Software
  • Photo Editing Software
  • Audio-Video Capture, Conversion, and Editing Software
  • Project Planning, Inventory Management, and Time Tracking Software
  • Website Creation Software and Web Browsers
  • Content Management Solutions
  • Network and Security Utilities
  • Linux: The Free Alternative to Windows and Mac OS


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