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Don't Spend a Dime: The Path to Low-Cost Computing by James Floyd Kelly

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Chapter 1. The Best Things in Life

As the song says, "The best things in life are free." That statement can apply to numerous things: free coffee, free oil change, free Wi-Fi Internet, and even a free blood pressure check. But how many of us would expect to find computer software on that list? If you're like me, you've discovered that software costs money. You might also be of the opinion that good software costs more money. And finally, you might have come to the matching conclusion that free software must not be that good.

Well, I'm here to tell you that I've never been so happy to be wrong. And by the end of this book, I think you, too, will be smiling when you discover that some of the best software in life is free.

Yes, the words free and ...

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