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Frugal computer users turn to free software

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Customers look at new laptop computers in a New York City electronics store. As many new computers no longer come bundled for free with essential programs like Microsoft Word, open-source software have become the generic drug for users with ailing wallets. (Amanda Rivkin/CNS)

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As many new computers no longer come bundled with essential programs like Microsoft Word, open-source software have become the generic drug for users with ailing wallets. Firefox and OpenOffice.org are two examples. (Andi Balla/CNS Illustration)

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As many new computers no longer come bundled with essential programs like Microsoft Word, open-source software has become the generic drug for computer users with ailing wallets.


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