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The Free Software Cookbook

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recap background thesis

Open-source software and freeware:

objectives

1. saves money

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2. create competition (drive up the quality, drive

audience criteria

down the price)

3. encourage developers and users to share experience and ideas, producing better software for all However, open-source software and freeware still preside a small market-share.


recap background thesis

Even with no cost and many benefits, there

objectives

is a lack of knowledge and misconceptions

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among general computer users about open-

audience

source software and freeware, largely because

criteria

the technical lingo and lack of advertising of their features drives away the average user. With easy access to comprehensive guides, people will be more open to choosing to use a free alternative and join the ‘open-source experience’ instead of turning to piracy.


recap background thesis

• make a sound and persuasive argument

objectives

for freeware and open-source software use

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(non-professional purposes)

audience criteria

• educating readers about the benefits of supporting open-source and the available free replacements • lower intimidation for new users


recap background thesis objectives research audience criteria

Why and how of computer usage, what would make people switch? 1. fear of catching a virus 2. do not know about their existence

specifics of free replacements, what are they, what do they do?


recap background thesis

1. who uses a computer, especially those who

objectives

are looking to buy a new computer

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2. who are currently using proprietary

audience criteria

software (purchased or pirated) for nonprofessional purposes Other target audiences include: people who want better product for what they are paying and people who are living on a budget therefore can’t afford the price of proprietary software.


recap background thesis

The content must be communicated clearly

objectives

with plain language, accessible even to readers

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who are not computer savvy. Instructions,

audience

if included, must be easy to follow for those

criteria

who do not have much technical skills. Lastly, it should be visually appealing to the target audience and communicate effectively in the language of the audience. The project will take form as a "cookbook", and promotional material for the book.


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I gathered contents and listed them by: Commercial software (that it replaces) Name of the Alternative Operating System Features Notes License Language Company

Rationale: those are the essential information a user needs in his or her decision-making process. Total content: 32 pages in chart form


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01. introduction how will this book help you? what is open-source? what is freeware? how is this book organized? kitchen equipment (you'll need...)

02. icon index operating system, languages (which?), license

03. browsers, dl manager, ftp 04. contact manager, calender, email client, im 05. photo-viewing, organizing 06. anti-virus, malware, spyware 07. disc burning 08. media 09. text editing/office suites/developer tools 10. photo editing, film editing, animating, 3d 11. Linux


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icons to convey: language: english or multilingual

color type layout poster license: indicating open-source software


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icons to convey: operating system: win, linux, osx, bsd, x-platfom


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edible colors:


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edible colors:


process content organization

matching colors:

icons color type layout poster

from each picture:

final:


process content organization icons color type layout poster

header: bello pro Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plugin that offers integrated download management (multi-thread download and scheduling).

Body test: Celeste


process content organization

Browser

Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Foundation

Free Download Manager.ORG

http://www.firefox.com

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Browser

Free Download Manager http://www.freedownloadmanager.org

Serves:

The Ingredients: Users of: Safari, IE, Opera

Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET. com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as Down them all! a plug-in that offers integrated download management (multi-thread download and scheduling).

Web technologies support Cross-platform support Security Tabbed browsing Pop-up blocking Download manager Live Bookmarks Find as you type Mycroft Web Search Smart Keywords Enhanced search capabilities Microsummaries Live Titles Session Restore Inline Spell Checker Star button Tags Smart Location Bar Library Smart Bookmark Folders Full page zoom Text selection improvements Web-based protocol handlers Extensions Themes Language Packs Plugins Customizability

Serves:

Users of: Download Accelerator Plus, Internet Download

Integration: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, SeaMonkey FDM was previaously proprietary software, but with the release of version 2.5 it is now free software. Free Download Manager received a 2007 Webuser Gold Award

The Ingredients: Translations into several languages. The GUI presents several tabs that organise types of downloads and allow access to different features in the program. Download information view that shows each downloads progress bar, file preview, community opinions if any are written for that download and a log showing connection status. Drop box for file drag-and-drop. HTTP & FTP download support. Batch downloading support for downloading a set of files. BitTorrent support (based on libtorrent). Metalink support, for easy downloading from mirrors. Flash video download from sites like Youtube and Google Video Resuming broken downloads, if permitted by server. Download throttling via three fullycustomizable traffic modes, light, medium and heavy. Import list of urls from clipboard. Remote control via internet


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Mozilla Foundation http://www.firefox.com

Mozilla Firefox

Recipe: 1. Web technologies suppor 2. Cross-platform support 3. Security 4. Tabbed browsin 5. Pop-up blocking 6. Download manager 7. Live Bookmarks 8. Find as you type 9. Mycroft Web Search 10. Smart Keywords 11. Enhanced search capabilities 12. Microsummaries 13. Live Titles 14. Session Restore 15. Inline Spell Checker 16. Star button 17. Tags 18. Smart Location Bar 19. Library 20. Smart Bookmark Folders

Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager.ORG http://www.freedownloadmanager.org

Recipe: 21. Full page zoom 22. Text selection improvements 23. Web-based protocol handlers 24. Extensions 25. Themes 26. Language Packs 27. Plugins 28. Customizability

Serves:

1. Translations into several languages. 2. The GUI presents several tabs that organise types of downloads and allow access to different features in the program. 3. Download information view that shows each downloads progress bar, file preview, community opinions if any are written for that download and a log showing connection status. 4. Drop box for file drag-and-drop. HTTP & FTP download support. Batch downloading support for downloading a set of files. BitTorrent support (based on libtorrent). 5. Metalink support, for easy downloading from mirrors.

Serves: Users of: Safari, IE, Opera

Flash video download from sites like Youtube and Google Video 6. Resuming broken downloads, if permitted by server. 7. Download throttling via three fully-customizable traffic modes, light, medium and heavy. 8. Import list of urls from clipboard. Remote control via internet

Users of: Download Accelerator Plus, Internet Download Accelerator, Mass Downloader

Notes:

Notes:

Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as Down them all! a plug-in that offers integrated download management (multi-thread download and scheduling).

Integration: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, SeaMonkey FDM was previaously proprietary software, but with the release of version 2.5 it is now free software. Free Download Manager received a 2007 Webuser Gold Award

dl manager

content


process content organization icons color type layout poster

browser

browser

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Foundation http://www.firefox.com

Recipe: 1. Web technologies suppor 2. Cross-platform support 3. Security 4. Tabbed browsin 5. Pop-up blocking 6. Download manager 7. Live Bookmarks 8. Find as you type 9. Mycroft Web Search 10. Smart Keywords 11. Enhanced search capabilities 12. Microsummaries 13. Live Titles 14. Session Restore 15. Inline Spell Checker 16. Star button 17. Tags 18. Smart Location Bar 19. Library 20. Smart Bookmark Folders

Serves:

21. Full page zoom 22. Text selection improvements 23. Web-based protocol handlers 24. Extensions 25. Themes 26. Language Packs 27. Plugins 28. Customizability

Ingredients

Web technologies suppor Cross-platform support Security Tabbed browsin Pop-up blocking Download manager Live Bookmarks Find as you type Mycroft Web Search Smart Keywords Enhanced search capabilities Microsummaries Live Titles Session Restore Inline Spell Checker

Star button Tags Smart Location Bar Library Smart Bookmark Folders Full page zoom Text selection improvements Web-based protocol handlers Extensions Themes Language Packs Plugins Customizability

Serves

Safari, IE, Opera

Safari, IE, Opera

Notes Notes: Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plug-in that offers integrated download management (multi-thread download and scheduling).

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Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plug-in that offers integrated download management (multi-thread download and scheduling).

Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plug-in that offers integrated download management (multi-thread download and scheduling).

Mozilla Foundation http://www.firefox.com

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process content organization icons color type layout poster

browser

browser

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox Serves

Ingredients Web technologies suppor Cross-platform support Security Tabbed browsin Pop-up blocking Download manager Live Bookmarks Find as you type Mycroft Web Search Smart Keywords Enhanced search capabilities Microsummaries Live Titles Session Restore Inline Spell Checker Star button Tags Smart Location Bar Library Smart Bookmark Folders Full page zoom Text selection improvements Web-based protocol handlers Extensions Themes Language Packs Plugins Customizability

Safari, IE, Opera

Notes Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plug-in that offers integrated download management (multi-thread download and scheduling). Another notible feature is private browsing (better known as “pr0n mode“), which was added to firefox in version 3.1, which hides browsing history from the other users of the same computer.

Mozilla Foundation http://www.firefox.com

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Ingredients

Web technologies suppor Cross-platform support Security Tabbed browsin Pop-up blocking Download manager Live Bookmarks Find as you type Mycroft Web Search Smart Keywords Enhanced search capabilities Microsummaries Live Titles Session Restore Inline Spell Checker

Star button Tags Smart Location Bar Library Smart Bookmark Folders Full page zoom Text selection improvements Web-based protocol handlers Extensions Themes Language Packs Plugins Customizability

Serves

Safari, IE, Opera

Notes

Notes

Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plug-in that offers integrated download management (multi-thread download and scheduling).

Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET. com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plug-in that offers integrated download

Mozilla Foundation http://www.firefox.com

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process content organization icons color type layout poster

browser

Mozilla Firefox ingredients Web technologies suppor Cross-platform support Security Tabbed browsin Pop-up blocking Download manager Live Bookmarks Find as you type Mycroft Web Search Smart Keywords Enhanced search capabilities Microsummaries Live Titles Session Restore Inline Spell Checker Star button Tags Smart Location Bar Library Smart Bookmark Folders Full page zoom Text selection improvements Web-based protocol handlers Extensions Themes Language Packs Plugins Customizability

� users of: Safari, IE, Opera

serves

notes

� such as multithreading and scheduling

mozilla foundation http://www.firefox.com

Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plug-in that offers integrated download management1. Other notible features include private browsing (better known by the netizens as “prøn mode“). It was added to firefox in version 3.1, and hides browsing history from the other users of the same computer.

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process content organization icons color type layout poster

browser

Mozilla Firefox ingredients Web technologies suppor Cross-platform support Security Tabbed browsin Pop-up blocking Download manager Live Bookmarks Find as you type Mycroft Web Search Smart Keywords Enhanced search capabilities Microsummaries Live Titles Session Restore Inline Spell Checker Star button Tags Smart Location Bar Library Smart Bookmark Folders Full page zoom Text selection improvements Web-based protocol handlers Extensions Themes Language Packs Plugins Customizability

� users of: Safari, IE, Opera

serves

notes

� such as multithreading and scheduling

mozilla foundation http://www.firefox.com

Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plug-in that offers integrated download management1. Other notable features include private browsing (better known by the netizens as “prøn mode“). It was added to firefox in version 3.1, and hides browsing history from the other users of the same computer.

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process content organization icons color type layout poster

browser

Mozilla Firefox ingredients Web technologies suppor Cross-platform support Security Tabbed browsin Pop-up blocking Download manager Live Bookmarks Find as you type Mycroft Web Search Smart Keywords Enhanced search capabilities Microsummaries Live Titles Session Restore Inline Spell Checker Star button Tags Smart Location Bar Library Smart Bookmark Folders Full page zoom Text selection improvements Web-based protocol handlers Extensions Themes Language Packs Plugins Customizability

� users of: Safari, IE, Opera

serves

notes

� such as multithreading and scheduling

mozilla foundation http://www.firefox.com

Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plug-in that offers integrated download management1. Other notable features include private browsing (better known by the netizens as “prøn mode“). It was added to firefox in version 3.1, and hides browsing history from the other users of the same computer.

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process content organization icons color type layout poster

browser

Mozilla Firefox ingredients Web technologies suppor Cross-platform support Security Tabbed browsin Pop-up blocking Download manager Live Bookmarks Find as you type Mycroft Web Search Smart Keywords Enhanced search capabilities Microsummaries Live Titles Session Restore Inline Spell Checker Star button Tags Smart Location Bar Library Smart Bookmark Folders Full page zoom Text selection improvements Web-based protocol handlers Extensions Themes Language Packs Plugins Customizability

� users of: Safari, IE, Opera

serves

notes

� such as multithreading and scheduling

mozilla foundation http://www.firefox.com

Forbes.com called Firefox the best browser in a 2004 commentary piece, and PC World named Firefox “Product of the Year” in 2005 on their “100 Best Products of 2005” list. After the release of Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 in 2006, PC World reviewed both and declared that Firefox was the better browser. Which? Magazine named Firefox its “Best Buy” web browser. In 2008, CNET.com compared Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer in their “Battle of the Browsers” in terms of performance, security, and features, where Firefox won top honors. With Firefox, you can constantly add new features with plug-ins, such as a plug-in that offers integrated download management1. Other notable features include private browsing (better known by the netizens as “prøn mode“). It was added to firefox in version 3.1, and hides browsing history from the other users of the same computer.

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Are you happy with the Browser you are using?

color type

Is it lacking in customisability?

Do you do online banking? worry about security?

not rendering fast enough for you?* excluding connection issues

layout

design matters? using a mac?

poster

more resistance against crashes?

safari 4 try

compatibility with multiple operating systems?

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ox

f fire

try


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yes

yes

no

Are you happy with the Browser you are using?

color type layout poster

Is it lacking in customisability?

ox

f fire

try

no

Are you happy with the Browser you are using?

Is it lacking in customisability?

ox

f fire

try

Do you do online banking? worry about security?

Do you do online banking? worry about security?

not rendering fast enough for you?*

not rendering fast enough for you?*

excluding connection issues

excluding connection issues

design matters?

design matters? more resistance against crashes?

using a mac?

safari 4 try

more resistance against crashes?

using a mac?

safari 4 try

compatibility with multiple operating systems?

compatibility with multiple operating systems?

chroyme tr

We can’t cook you a free lunch, but free software is just as yummy! Why pay for software or pirate them when there are plenty of better alternatives for free? Free up your wallet and support the developers, let us show you how you can lead a healthier digital life!

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Why pay for software or pirate them when there are plenty of better alternatives for free? Free up your wallet and support the developers, let us show you how you can lead a healthier digital life!

the free software cookbook


process content organization icons

yes

no

Are you happy with the Browser you are using?

color type layout poster

Is it lacking in customisability?

fox

fire

try

yes

no

Are you happy with the Browser you are using?

Do you do online banking? worry about security?

does it lack customisability?

ox

f fire

try

Do you do online banking? worry about security?

not rendering fast enough for you?*

not rendering fast enough for you?*

excluding connection issues

excluding connection issues

design matters?

design matters?

more resistance against crashes?

using a mac?

safari 4 try

want it to be more crash-resistant?

using a mac?

safari 4 try

compatibility with multiple operating systems?

chroyme

compatibility with multiple operating systems?

chroyme

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We can’t cook you a free lunch, but free software is just as yummy!

the free software cookbook

We can’t cook you a free lunch, but free software is just as yummy!

the free software cookbook


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