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Ever brought software, but found out you something that does the same job for free

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by jonasdatum, Jan 15, 2003.

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  1. Brought software and found something better for free?

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  2. No, I was smart enough to check all my options first.

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  3. I like having all options open to me no matter what the quality of the package!

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  4. I use MS/Mac built in software for all my faxes!

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  5. All of thy above.

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  1. jonasdatum

    jonasdatum Thread Starter

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    Hello.

    I was testing 4 means of scanning and faxind documentation and found out that 2 of the 4 work the best and one of them is free!

    1) Scan and use MS Fax software and print to the driver!
    2) Use Mighty Fax software.
    3) Use PDF printing software and print to either MS Fax driver or Mighty Fax driver.
    4) Use SnappyFax or SnappyFax Driver (for some reason the SnappyFax software doesn't fax my image from the scanner pretty good. Might have something to do with me having a paralle port scanner?
     
  2. valley

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    yep...spent 50 bucks on Norton Systemworks and later uninstalled it and download AVG for free..works just as good and havent had any viruses.....now bugs are a different story, but I blame those on Win Me. :)
     
  3. jett_30032

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    I have learned from everyone elses experiences to look online first. Buying is the last resort.:D
     
  4. Gibble

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    Windows = $$$
    BSD/*nix = free


    Yep, lots of software like that :p
     
  5. GreenIs

    GreenIs

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    I'm still learning where to get stuff for free that actually works as good or better than something I pay for.

    For instance : used to buy conceal, blackice, mcafee, norton firewalls but after a year found out ZoneAlarm was the best and it's free. LOL:D
     
  6. deh

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    MS office??????

    HA
    www.staroffice.org

    A tab bit more resource intensive but not much more. Will open MS Word formats and Excel formats. Don't know how it will handle the more complex things in a conversion but for what I do it works perfectly.
     
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