skip to content
Practical free alternatives to commercial software Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Practical free alternatives to commercial software

Author: Steve Oualline; Grace Oualline
Publisher: [Berkeley, CA] : Apress, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Get all the things done you're used to doing with pricey software at a fraction of the cost. There are hundreds of free programs out there that work just as well as the commercial programs people pay hundreds of dollars for. This book tells you how to find and use the most popular and useful of these. The Open Source movement is a system where programmers can share code and collectively improve programs. As a result  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Oualline; Grace Oualline
ISBN: 9781484230756 1484230752
OCLC Number: 1038016109
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Table of Contents; About the Authors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Web Browsing with Firefox; Getting Firefox; Using Mute Tabs; Browsing Privately; Starting Private Browsing; Synchronizing Tabs and Bookmarks; Setting Up an Account; Performing the Synchronization; Using Reading Mode in Firefox; Blocking Ads; Getting the Ad Blocker; Using Video DownloadHelper; Getting Video DownloadHelper; Using Other Firefox Features; Summary; Part I: LibreOffice; Chapter 2: Getting Started with LibreOffice Writer; Starting LibreOffice; Creating a Party Invite. Adding the "No Good Reason" ParagraphIndenting and Justifying a Paragraph; Indention Method 1: Moving the Indicator; Indention Method 2: Increasing the Indent; Indention Method 3: Setting the Before Text Indent; Creating the "Where" Section; Adding Graphics; Summary; Chapter 3: Writing Business Letters with LibreOffice Writer; Creating a Business Letter; Creating the "From" Section; Creating the "To" Section; Completing the "Dear" Line and Text Body; Creating an Envelope; Summary; Chapter 4: Writing a Report with LibreOffice Writer; Starting the Report; Adding Footnotes. Adding Quotes: Styles and Custom StylesAdding End Notes; Formatting Footnotes and Endnotes; Adding Tables; Inserting Graphics; Summary; Chapter 5: Working with Spreadsheets in LibreOffice Calc; Balancing Your Checkbook; Creating a Double-Entry Checkbook; Creating a Budget; Creating a Basic Budget; Computing Totals; Setting Up Multiple Sheets; Creating Charts; Summary; Chapter 6: Creating Presentations with LibreOffice Impress; Creating a Presentation; Adding Graphics; Adding Animation; Adding Slide Transitions; Adding Sound; Working in the Presenter's Console; Summary. Chapter 7: Using LibreOffice Base for Database ManagementImporting Data into Calc; Creating the Form Letter; Using LibreOffice Base; Java; Creating a Database; First Column; Second Column; Third Column; Fourth Column; Summary; Part II: Graphics and Multimedia; Chapter 8: Getting Started with GIMP; Using GIMP; Rotating Images; Managing Files; Cropping an Image; Fixing the Color; Using Filters; Summary; Chapter 9: Drawing with Inkscape; Getting Started with Inkscape; Drawing a Rose; Drawing the First Shapes; Tweaking the Shape; Cleaning It Up; Drawing the Body of the Rose; Adding Color. Adding a Detail LineAdding a Stem; Summary; Chapter 10: Using Dia Diagram Editor; Creating a Flowchart; Creating an Electrical Diagram; Summary; Chapter 11: Using GnuCash; Creating a Checking Account; Writing Checks; Working with a Memo Line; Printing Checks; Creating a Savings Account; Reconciling Checks; Scheduling Checks; Summary; Chapter 12: Editing Audio with Audacity; A Half-Hour of Hell for 60 Seconds of Air Time; Getting Started with Audacity; Adding a Musical Introduction; Adding Background Music; Summary; Chapter 13: Editing Videos with OpenShot; Converting Video Files.
Responsibility: Steve Oualline, Grace Oualline.

Abstract:

Get all the things done you're used to doing with pricey software at a fraction of the cost. There are hundreds of free programs out there that work just as well as the commercial programs people pay hundreds of dollars for. This book tells you how to find and use the most popular and useful of these. The Open Source movement is a system where programmers can share code and collectively improve programs. As a result they can produce programs that are just as good, if not better than their commercial alternatives. For example, LibreOffice comes with a database, Microsoft Office does not. This book shows you where to get and how to use the best Open Source programs giving you not only access to high quality software, but saving you money as well. Add Practical Free Alternatives to Commercial Software to your library today.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1038016109> # Practical free alternatives to commercial software
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject ;
    library:oclcnum "1038016109" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#Topic/computers_programming_open_source> ; # COMPUTERS--Programming--Open Source
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#Topic/computer_programming_software_development> ; # Computer programming--software development
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#Topic/open_source_software> ; # Open source software
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/005.3/e23/> ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#Person/oualline_grace> ; # Grace Oualline
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#Person/oualline_steve> ; # Steve Oualline
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "Intro; Table of Contents; About the Authors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: Web Browsing with Firefox; Getting Firefox; Using Mute Tabs; Browsing Privately; Starting Private Browsing; Synchronizing Tabs and Bookmarks; Setting Up an Account; Performing the Synchronization; Using Reading Mode in Firefox; Blocking Ads; Getting the Ad Blocker; Using Video DownloadHelper; Getting Video DownloadHelper; Using Other Firefox Features; Summary; Part I: LibreOffice; Chapter 2: Getting Started with LibreOffice Writer; Starting LibreOffice; Creating a Party Invite."@en ;
    schema:description "Get all the things done you're used to doing with pricey software at a fraction of the cost. There are hundreds of free programs out there that work just as well as the commercial programs people pay hundreds of dollars for. This book tells you how to find and use the most popular and useful of these. The Open Source movement is a system where programmers can share code and collectively improve programs. As a result they can produce programs that are just as good, if not better than their commercial alternatives. For example, LibreOffice comes with a database, Microsoft Office does not. This book shows you where to get and how to use the best Open Source programs giving you not only access to high quality software, but saving you money as well. Add Practical Free Alternatives to Commercial Software to your library today."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5193593616> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "Practical free alternatives to commercial software"@en ;
    schema:productID "1038016109" ;
    schema:url <http://proquest.tech.safaribooksonline.de/9781484230756> ;
    schema:url <http://proquestcombo.safaribooksonline.com/9781484230756> ;
    schema:url <https://www.books24x7.com/marc.asp?bookid=142627> ;
    schema:url <https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view//9781484230756/?ar> ;
    schema:url <https://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/openurl/44SHU/44SHU_VU1?u.ignore_date_coverage=true&rft.mms_id=99257643602501> ;
    schema:url <http://www.vlebooks.com/vleweb/product/openreader?id=none&isbn=9781484230756> ;
    schema:url <https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4842-3075-6> ;
    schema:url <http://ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/sso/skillport?context=142627> ;
    schema:url <https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1815823> ;
    schema:url <https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4842-3074-9> ;
    schema:url <https://proquest.safaribooksonline.com/9781484230756> ;
    schema:url <https://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=5400026> ;
    schema:url <https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4842-3075-6> ;
    schema:url <https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3075-6> ;
    schema:workExample <http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3075-6> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781484230756> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB8M4516> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1038016109> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#Person/oualline_grace> # Grace Oualline
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Oualline" ;
    schema:givenName "Grace" ;
    schema:name "Grace Oualline" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#Person/oualline_steve> # Steve Oualline
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Oualline" ;
    schema:givenName "Steve" ;
    schema:name "Steve Oualline" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#Topic/computer_programming_software_development> # Computer programming--software development
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Computer programming--software development"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#Topic/computers_programming_open_source> # COMPUTERS--Programming--Open Source
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "COMPUTERS--Programming--Open Source"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#Topic/open_source_software> # Open source software
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Open source software"@en ;
    .

<http://proquest.tech.safaribooksonline.de/9781484230756>
    rdfs:comment "URL des Erstveröffentlichers" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5193593616#CreativeWork/>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:description "Printed edition:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1038016109> ; # Practical free alternatives to commercial software
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781484230756>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1484230752" ;
    schema:isbn "9781484230756" ;
    .

<https://shu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/openurl/44SHU/44SHU_VU1?u.ignore_date_coverage=true&rft.mms_id=99257643602501>
    rdfs:comment "Springer link professional and applied computing 2017 and 2018" ;
    rdfs:comment "Professional and Applied Computing (Springer-12059)" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.