BFU Partner Sites
links and open source downloads
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain
Free open source downloads of quality software will improve your online experience.
Computer programmers get frustrated with bad applications just like you do. Their response is to get together with other programmers and develop a better application. Open source programs have the code available to everyone, improvements can be made and approved easily, flaws are almost always eliminated before they can cause problems. You will notice when new viruses are in the news they are usually attacking a flaw in a monopoly type company's software, not open source applications. There are at least two reasons for this; there is more fatware out there to attack, there are more flaws in the bloatware to exploit.
Open source software downloads operate faster, easier, and safer, while also being smaller and more complete than their expensive competition. Do not expect open source to be the same as your current programs. Open source software was written by users for themselves, not for public sale. You may have to be willing to learn some new techniques. It will be worth it.
Be a good friend and share these programs and links.
Mozilla Firefox campus addition is a far more secure and faster browser than internet explorer
Faster, smarter and safer.
OpenOffice is a robust office suite that offers word processing, spread sheets, and the other good stuff.
More features than Office XP, and easy to use, create PDF files for BFU courses here.
Unzip those zip files with open source eZip35
Seems to work fast and well, some downloaded PDF files will need to be unziped.
Foxit PDF reader, you may need this free open source software to read these PDF files
faster than Adobe, works very well.
Docebo "spaghetti learning" software, set up classes for schools or business
We are using this for our Bastiat Free University course structure.
For a whole new, pleasant, operating system (OS) experience try Linux open source
Ubuntu is one of many choices for those with moderate technical skills.
There is even a special academic linux software package -- Edubutu
Avast antivirus, not open source like the above, but good, and free.
Assistance, businesses that offer useful advice or products
Free e-books on internet sales, affiliate marketing, and webmaster profits.
The poor are the solution, not the problem, a PDF interview with Hernando de Soto
An essay by Pufendorf written in 1687 about separation of Church and state.
Take the "Worlds smallest political quiz" discover where you fit in inthe political spectrum, in just a minute or two.
and / or:
Read perhaps the best short work on liberty, The Law, by Bastiat
A 700 year old democracy, and it works!
self directed learning for visionaries
Find the wealth of centuries, comprised of knowledge, at your fingertips.
Partner Charities, build your own business
Junior Partner Ministries & Junior Partner Ministries Virtual Church
who is Claude Frédéric Bastiat
Billy Graham's steps to peace with God
Separate School and State
The ONLINE LIBRARY Of LIBERTY
Living Proof Ministries
Into The Wardrobe
Trinity Broadcasting Network
Foundation For Economic Education
Our RSS/ Atom feeds to copy and paste into your on demand 24/7 RSS reader; My Yahoo, MSN, Blogline, etc:
for copy and paste
JrPM Church: http://jrpm.blogspot.com/atom.xml
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To be realistic, Bastiat Free University is offering a service to a select clientele. Those that want knowledge more than the status of a specialized degree from a high prestige school are likely to be a rare breed. Of course not everyone can afford a prestige school, both for the time and the money. Many can't afford the dubious distinction of a state college.
When a modern someone says "education is important," they usually mean a degree is important. The more status the school has, the more important the "education." Our society has placed so much emphases on the trappings of educational prestige that learning itself has been relegated to an afterthought. We think education is important too. The most important investment you will ever make is in yourself. What you learn will be of assistance to you for the rest of your life.
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
Gain knowledge, gain it soon.
Keep acquiring knowledge all of your life. Even if (when) the society you live in collapses, you will still retain what you know. rediscover the pleasure of self directed learning.
Pursue Learning at Bastiat Free University.
BFU is a school for the independent mind.
Because I'm too smart for State
Too good looking for the Ivy League
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