The Case for Free Software
Prior reading of Free Software: an Overview is recommended.
Software infrastructure (operating systems, networking and middleware software) is increasingly Free / Open Source, but most software users still believe they are stuck with proprietary software. They are not. Many pieces of Free software are available for Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS as well as GNU/Linux and UNIXes, and they are a very sensible choice in terms of simplicity, features and usability as well as freedom:
- The Mozilla project offers the best Web browser out there.
- Mozilla Thunderbird is an excellent email (and newsgroups) client.
- OpenOffice.org is a full-featured office productivity suite compatible with all major file formats (including Microsoft's).
- Many other Free software applications can be used with proprietary operating systems.
Using Free software is the first step towards migration to a Free operating system. Installing Mozilla and OpenOffice.org will only take a few minutes of your time. You won't regret it. You deserve Free software.