How to save over $2,000 on productivity software

Giant software companies like Microsoft have gotten where they are today by charging high prices for their products, and many enterprise users simply accept those costs as part of doing business. Times have

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Ditch Windows for Linux and these 11 free productivity tools

Despite the wealth of free applications out there, many small business owners continue to spend an inordinate amount of their all-too-scarce resources on software. Microsoft Office 2010? That'll be $499.99--or $279.99 if you

Published on: August 6th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

10 must-have free, open source software downloads for Windows

To many, free open source software and Microsoft Windows seem to be mutually exclusive. After all, the open source development model is most closely associated with the Linux OS and, to a lesser

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Randall Kennedy

25 best free software apps for 2009

When big companies release new software, they launch it with lots of hoopla: press tours, technical conferences, free T-shirts. Open-source projects, even the well-known ones, generally release their major new versions with a

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Esther Schindler

OpenOffice upgrade gives free office suite wealth of new features

OpenOffice.org is a powerful productivity suite--including tools for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows and more--with one major additional feature: it's free. Whether OpenOffice 3--the first version to run natively on OS X and Intel-based

Published on: December 16th, 2008 John Brandon

The best free software and services on the Web

It's the F-word that always gets people's attention. And whether it's to enhance your office systems or just keep you busy during down time, the Web, it would seem, has the answer to

Published on: March 12th, 2008 Diya Koshy, John Maringmei and Kailas Shastry