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Nov 12 2010   5:58PM GMT

How to Find Alternative Software

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I recently purchased a MacBook. I have never used a Mac computer before, so I have been having learn how to do things that are just second nature when I am on a Windows system. It really hasn’t been too bad. The tough part is not having the programs that  I have found over the years and finding Mac alternatives is sometimes proving challenging.

Today I found a site that has made my search a lot easier. It is called The way it works is you enter the name of a program and it lists programs that are an alternative. It is really quite simple, but very powerful. You can narrow the search to a specific OS or have it show results for all OSes. Not only does it offer alternative programs for Windows, MAC, and Linux, but it also includes a number of mobile OSes such as iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.  For those of you that are looking to do everything online, it includes online alternatives for many programs.

The next time you find yourself in need of an application for a specific OS or just want to see if there is something better than what you are currently using, check out

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