Pros and Cons of Using FREE Software in Your Business

Written by Cavyl Stewart

Itís easy to understand why you might be drawn torepparttar allure of free software. After all, it is free and free is always a good price to pay. But before you plunk down your hard-earned no money and possibly put your business at risk, considerrepparttar 133368 following.

Most ofrepparttar 133369 free software that you will find is not supported. There will be no one atrepparttar 133370 other end ofrepparttar 133371 software. What does this mean to you and your business? It means that if you have a technical support issue and you need help fast, that help will be hard to find, if you are able to find help at all.

Some ofrepparttar 133372 more popular free software does have available user supported help groups. These are groups of users who congregate out there in Cyberspace and are sporadically available to provide assistance to others. You can always try to send an email message torepparttar 133373 developer if you can findrepparttar 133374 developer. But because of its very nature as a FREE item, no one is under any obligation to help you with your issue, quickly or otherwise.

Itís also important that you understandrepparttar 133375 motivation behind developing free software. First, there are some programmers who just have too much time on their hands. These individuals will just create free software to give them something to do. Programmers are notorious problem-solvers, and creating software is a great way to accomplish this.

Some developers create software and offer it for free out ofrepparttar 133376 goodness of their heart. Hard to believe in this day and age, but it happens. And there are other programmers who get a feeling of altruism when they create software. They offer it for free with repparttar 133377 hopes thatrepparttar 133378 masses will marvel at their creation.

Other software developers, notably inrepparttar 133379 Linux world, write and distribute free software under GNU or Open Source licenses. And some of these packages are popular, mainstream and 100% free. The workhorse, Apache Server software program, is a good example of this.

Keepad: A novel concept in web research tools.

Written by Saora Inc,

February 14th, 2005, Cupertino, CA - Saora Inc., an information management products and services company, today announcedrepparttar release of Keepad, a web research tool, designed onrepparttar 133367 innovative Kee-Tools concept. Kee-Tools, which are based on Saoraís Keepoint technology, are user-definable web information gathering functions, such as search and customized save procedures, and are accessible with a single click fromrepparttar 133368 Keepad Tools Tray. The new product, along withrepparttar 133369 recently released Keepoint 7 and Keepoint 7 Pro, is expected to meetrepparttar 133370 web information management needs of all internet users, home as well as professional.

Keepad, which marksrepparttar 133371 release ofrepparttar 133372 first derivative of Saoraís Keepoint Product line, is designed onrepparttar 133373 innovative Kee-Tools concept. Kee-Tools are one touch, user definable functions, which facilitaterepparttar 133374 commonly used web information gathering / organizing tasks, from navigating and searching to saving, categorizing and exporting, and are available fromrepparttar 133375 sleek Keepad Tools Tray or fromrepparttar 133376 right click menu option. Keepad enables users to save and manage e-news, e-bills and other online content and even carry or share their select web content on external memory devices. Keepad, similar torepparttar 133377 Keepoint it is based on, also automatically sorts and organizesrepparttar 133378 information, eliminatingrepparttar 133379 concept of filing and folders. Keepad is expected to redefine web research tools, taking us beyondrepparttar 133380 search engines and makingrepparttar 133381 web a truly useful resource that it was envisioned to be.

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