Open-source software can be the answer
You just bought a new computer. It's full of promise and has that "new computer" smell. You can't wait to get started.
But, of course, there's no software on it, and you're accustomed to taking that for granted. You search your desk drawers but don't seem have the discs for those programs you bought last time around. Plus, you resolved to get a more powerful photo editor. You start adding up what it will cost to replace and improve all you had. It's staggering. What can you do?
Don't reach for your credit card to start buying commercial software just yet. What if you could get most of it for free?