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I want to switch from Windows but don't want to learn a new OS
September 23, 2003
First Published: 14:39 IST(10/7/2003)
Last Updated: 15:26 IST(23/9/2003)

Free and freedom-based software is not restricted to Gnu/Linux. You can find a whole CD of 700MB of software meant for Windows called GnuWinII. You can download it from You could also contact the local linux user group in your region for a CD, by looking up a chapter at or contact directly. On the CD, you will find a free alternative version to MS Office, called OpenOffice, that installs under Windows and, therefore, saves you approximately Rs. 12,000 in licenses. You will find similar software for other categories, from browsers, email clients, chat software, to image-editing software.

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