Software Alternatives

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Lifehacker has a post talking about alternativeto.net, an on-line search engine that give alternatives to well known software. Like Photoshop? Try The Gimp!

Lifehacker – AlternativeTo Suggests Software Alternatives – Search engines

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Google Book Viewer

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There are times when you might want to let students on your VLE have a glimpse into recommended books. This is where the Google Book Search APIs come into use.

Simply put the APIs allow you to embed Google Book Search into web pages, either as a button or, as previewed here, as a complete book viewer on your web page.

Even better there are many public domain books that can be shown in their entirety. Bet you wish you were reading one of them instead of this right now…

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