It has been announced that Alan Parker, famed British film director, has died.
If you don’t know Sir Alen, he directed Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone, Fame and the Pink Floyd film, The Wall.
I remember seeing Sir Alan at the NFT some years ago. It was a jolly evening, but I seem to remember he was not so well.
If you want something super powerful and free for editing videos, then Lightworks may be the thing.
I tried it and was impressed, but it’s too powerful for what I need (which is simply editing odd clips).
Here’s another free software package you may find useful: GIMP.
It has great picture drawing and editing tools and is very flexible.
Having bought a new computer recently, I am very aware of how much new/replacement software costs. More companies seem to be moving from a single payment scheme to a rental agreement, pay something every month, which is expensive for me.
It’s useful to have Microsoft Office, but not essential, especially now I’m not working. I do occasionally edit video clips or pictures, maybe once a month so again, Adobe is expensive.
There are free products out there. Many of them come with all the features you could possibly need, and there are plenty of people around the world who can offer support.
Libre Office, for example: https://www.libreoffice.org/
Make sure you download from the official site. You have nothing to lose.