The free Apps below will work on Apple OS, Linux and Windows computer systems.
Windows 7 has some useful things going for it, like a Start button, Microsoft Works (a working version of Office), Microsoft Paint and a handy calculator, but Windows 8 features none of those things, and also adds complications to opening normal documents.
Fortunately, the internet has some great FREE open-source applications to fill the gaps that Microsoft creates.
I use many of these Apps on a daily basis, just click into them, they will guide you through downloading and setting them up.
some other computer using tips.....
On the Windows 8 screen (that's trying to be an iPhone), The DESKTOP button is in the bottom left.
Right-clicking on things - gives extra options including "properties", "open with...", and making desktop shortcut icons to frequent files, apps or locations.
Notepad - for writing ideas.
Watch out for scams online, people trying to get your information or details https://www.scamwarners.com/forum/index.php
CTRL-ALT-DEL - pressing Control, Alt and Delete simultaneously gives access to your Task Manager, and the undervalued and elusive off switch.
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