Web Extra: Free download alternatives, pirated software warnings

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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