I believe it was the great philosopher Mick Jagger who once said, "You can't always get what you want." So while you might have your eye on that $500 copy of Photoshop, your head is telling you that there's probably some freeware out there that will do the same thing for way less. We glanced over a few lists of the best-selling software on sites like Amazon.com or NewEgg and found free alternatives to some of the most popular applications. Instead of Microsoft Office, use Open Office
Microsoft Office: $149
Apache Open Office: Free
Type: Free download (Windows and Mac)
Get it here.