A free ride on the information highway: Gratis software for enhancing end user productivity

Eric P. Delozier

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Abstract

The concept of gratis software is anything but new. Not to be confused with free software and the efforts of the Free Software Foundation http://www.fsf.org, this article reviews selected productivity software for the IBM-compatible PC and Windows operating system that is both obtainable and useable without payment. Included in this selection are: operating systems, office productivity, e-mail, document viewers, compression, system, antivirus, and Web browsers. The selected titles offer the possibility for building a complete suite of productivity applications around software that is freely available for personal use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages10
JournalInternet Reference Services Quarterly
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences

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