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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Library and Information Sciences