Tesco sells ‘value’ software

According to the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5396488.stm) Tesco is to start selling software under its own brand! What kind of software? Office and Virus checking software! Why? Because ” When it comes to software there is little choice and prices are high – our new range of software changes this.”

Little choice? Prices too high? Have they never heard of OpenSource? I have not needed to buy software for years (other than virus software, and that’s not expensive)! Also, I wonder what quality these programs are going to be. In the realms of software, cheap doesn’t mean good. The reason the free versions below are good is because they are created by enthusiasts and specialists.

Instead of buying Tesco get:
OpenOffice (fully compatible with MS Office) http://www.openoffice.org/
ZoneAlarm http://www.zonealarm.com
The Gimp (Paintshop type application) http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html
Audacity (Audio Editing) http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows

If there is anything else you are looking for, check out this site first: http://sourceforge.net/

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