Gift Horses

We have all heard the sayings "never look a gift horse in the mouth" and "you get what you pay for" unfortunately both of these can be equally true in the IT industry. With more and more "free" software becoming available it can be difficult to choose.

On this page we have tried to give links to some free products that may benefit your company. We can't decide what is the best for you but you can try these alternatives at no cost to yourselves except your time.

Like many of these products our advice is free so if you are having problems you can always drop us an email and we will try to help where we can. Alternatively we can provide loan machines with the software you want try pre-installed or setup demos for you to see what is available.

Operating Systems

React OS is a free, modern operating system based on the design of Windows XP/2003.

Ubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows and Office based on linux

Mandriva a better Linux OS.Convivial. Simple. And free.

Office Software

OpenOffice The Free and Open Productivity Suite

OxygenOffice Professional is based on the OpenOffice source code but comes bundled with some extras including clipart, photographs and extra fonts.

ThinkFree is an online suite which is bears a striking resemblance to Microsoft Office and is almost 100% compatible with it.

Useful Websites

Giveawayoftheday.com A useful site that gives away different software everyday for free

Helpwithmanagement.com One of a series of helpwith websites, with information on report writing, performance management etc.

Quidco.com A cashback site which gives you moneyback from a huge number of retailers.

Website Development

Google Analytics is a web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness.

NVU is a free web authoring product to help you create and maintain your webpages.

Google AdSense is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant Google ads on their website's content pages and earn money