Computer Basics – Resource List – Tools

This is a starter post for computer basics. As family, friends, and fellow Deacon aspirants present computer hardware and software queries, they’ll be added to the “Computer Basics” category, and as resources are found to be helpful, they’ll be added to this post.

Antivirus – http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

GoodSearch – The search engine that gives back
http://www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=843986

OpenOffice – the free and open productivity suite (an alternative to Microsoft Office)
http://www.openoffice.org

Firefox – a web browser that works (as opposed to Internet Explorer 4, 5, and 6)
http://www.mozilla.com

Safari – Another browser alternative
http://www.apple.com/safari/

Large list of open source alternatives to Windows-based applications: http://whdb.com/2008/the-top-50-proprietary-programs-that-drive-you-crazy-and-their-open-source-alternatives/

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