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MS (or Windows) would rarely, if ever, offer something free....!
Open Office contains everything MS Office contains, but is free of charge!
Picasa, from Google allows a whole bundle of things similar to WIN Live Photos or quite a number of other programs similar to MS programs, like MS "Movie maker" amongst others which are payable and always susceptible to "updates"........
Yes - you need an operating system - you say - and I agree with you but why pay, except in absolute cases of necessity? If you can't find a program free of charge in the various well known places on the web then I would be amazed!
Don't enrich MS/WIN with their next thing - WIN 8.........In any case, it seems that we will all have to re-learn Computing when we are obliged to pass over to WIN8 - I don't think I'll be around anyway!
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