Buying Free Software

Recently some people have been tricked into paying for OpenOffice.

OpenOffice is a free alternative to Microsoft Office. You can download it for free from here: http://www.openoffice.org/ . Don’t download it from anywhere else other than the official site.

If anyone asks you to pay for this then they’re trying to cheat you. There’s no reason to pay for the software, and there are no subscriptions you need to use it.

Disclaimer: while the software is free for anyone to download and use, you need to have an internet connection, and most people pay for their internet. This is just common sense. If this is a problem, sometimes computer magazines download it for you and put it on a DVD bundled with the magazine. Again the software is free but you have to pay for the magazine. This too is common sense. And it’s completely legal to copy it from someone else.

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