Osalt : Find free Alternatives To Commercial Software

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Osalt short for open source alternatives, is an interesting website with a focus on providing a detailed listing of alternatives to commercial software.

Find open source alternatives to your favorite commercial products. Browse through software categories and compare pros and cons of both commercial products as well as open source software.

Very useful to avoid paid (or pirated ) software’s and use tools that are equal or even better than some software’s that we pay .


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The site is divided into categories which include

* Business
* Communications
* Web Development
* Databases
* Multimedia
* Internet
* Graphics
* Among other

The interesting thing is that we can find good alternatives to Popular commercial software’s like:

* Visio
* Photoshop
* Norton Ghost
* Nero Burning Rom
* AutoCAD
* Dreamweaver
* Illustrator
* Pro Premiere Pro
*ACDSee
* Access
To find an  open source alternative to a commercial software, you can either search for that or browse through the directory. You can also subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date on the latest and best open source software.

Why Open Source?

“By choosing an open source product, the user obtains a number of advantages compared to commercial products. Besides the fact that open source is always available for free, it is a transparent application, in that you are invited exclusively behind the scenes to view all source code and thereby to suggest improvements to the product. Furthermore, every product is covered by a large dedicated network, or community, who is more than willing to answer any questions, you may have.”

Give the website a try if you are looking for a good open source alternative, you might find something you didn’t even know existed. The only suggestions I’d have for the site would be a bit more resources listed.

Check it out here.

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