Making the Switch
Just a brief note for those of you who don't already know - there are a couple of great (free) open source alternatives to Microsoft, and I'd like to encourage you to try them:
- Firefox 1.5 - simply the best browser out there, and the new version is faster than ever (go on, ditch IE now!)
- Thunderbird 1.0.7 - if you use MS Outlook or Outlook Express, do yourself a favor and try Thunderbird (you can thank me later)
- Open Office 2.0 - You know that MS Office you paid a couple of hundred bucks for? This will allow you to replace it. For free. And it can still read (and save) in MS formats. I've been using this for nearly a year now and really like it.
- Trillian 3.1 - If you ever use an instant messenger client, you really ought to consider switching to Trillian. The basic version is free, and it allows you to talk to all the people you know, regardless of what IM service they signed up under. Plus it logs all your conversations (very nice!).