Software for Starving Students

Summary:There seem to have been a few points made on my spelling and grammar; I endeavour to make my posts as accurate as possible, in language and facts, but sometimes some slip through. I'm not an English language student, but must point out my grammar skills excel most of my age through "text language" and local colloquialisms - just please be gentle.

There seem to have been a few points made on my spelling and grammar; I endeavour to make my posts as accurate as possible, in language and facts, but sometimes some slip through. I'm not an English language student, but must point out my grammar skills excel most of my age through "text language" and local colloquialisms - just please be gentle.

"Software for Starving Students" is a simple yet novel approach to distributing software designed for students and others, which help increase productivity with free and predominately open-source software. The software, described by the creators:

"The cost of a college education is always increasing - usually faster than students can earn money. We hope our efforts will help lower students' software costs."

Available for both Mac OSX and Windows machines, it includes a wide range of software for each platform including audio/video software, Firefox, development software such as Notepad++, Paint.NET which is a simple yet effective image editor, Bittorrent downloading software, but also OpenOffice - a free, open-source office productivity suite which rivals Microsoft Office.

Each software item can be downloaded from the web separately already, but this package provides an installer to guide you through each step of the setup process.

Topics: Software, CXO, IT Employment

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