to pay or not to pay
Software costs money, that is, the really great ones. And they should too, because countless programmers sit for long hours to bring you competent tools for your productivity. Take Photoshop for instance, or Flash, Windows, Mac OS, 3D Max, Avast!, Oracle – the examples are endless.
However, not all software cost money except download charges. There’s a team at osalt that believes, if you want success, open source is the way to go. They have a massive list of alternatives to paid software, and some of them are really good ones! Categorized into specific units, you can find alternatives of software related to business, database, networking, utilities, multimedia, et al.