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Don't feel a slave to the huge silicon conglomerates. Super high-quality software is available for free, written collectively by developers taking on the big boys. So, whether you've a new PC or are boosting an existing one, you needn't fork out...
• FREE Office suite downloads. Our top pick LibreOffice, has just been upgraded so it's whizzier and prettier. It has Word, Excel and Powerpoint equivalents, and you can open most of the latest Microsoft-compatible files in them. OxygenOffice is another good alternative too, especially for added extras.
• FREE antivirus. Without up-to-date protection, if you're defrauded, banks can argue negligence, leaving you liable. Luckily, many full versions of big names (incl McAfee and Kaspersky) are available free, & crucially include regular updates