Many families are bogged down financially not just by the cost of computers, but also by the cost of the software needs, which could lead to them downloading a pirated version on the cheap.  Not only is that risky, but you don’t have to do it.  Local 6 shows you free alternatives to some of the most popular systems on the market.  Save money, time and risk to your computer.

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