Accession Number:

ADA160603

Title:

A Survey of Public Domain Software for Microcomputers.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD COMPUTATION MATHEMATICS/LOGISTICS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This document was written to help microcomputer users become aware of the types and the vast amount of public-domain software currently available. It does not include all the software available and inclusion is not meant to be a certification of merit. All software included in this document, however, has been tested by Users Services. Many useful microcomputer programs are available through the public domain. These programs are distributed to users free of charge. Some authors, however, do solicit donations for their programs. Many of the public-domain programs parallel or surpass commercially marketed software. It is sometimes difficult for the user to distinguish between a software package that will suit his or her needs or one that will never be used. This is true of both commercial products and public-domain products. The use of public-domain software can eliminate some of the expense of purchasing programs that may not be suitable for your needs. Contents Communications Software Languages and Compilers Word Processing and Editors Graphics Software Remote Bulletin Board Systems UNIX-Like Utilities Utilities and Other Software.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE