Get Your Free Software Here!

By | June 26, 2013

free-softwareI was looking through a notes folder in Outlook today and came across this list of free or very cheap software downloads.  Not illegal or cracked software, just free, or least most of them.

I didn’t look at each link and I’m not sure where this list was taken from, although the few I looked at appear very interesting.  Just passing it along!

Anti-Virus, Anti-Spy stuff –  ClamWin Free Antivirus is used by more than 600,000 users worldwide on a daily basis. It comes with an easy installer and opensource code. You may download and use it absolutely free of charge. – CCcleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download. – Malwarebytes gets rid of spybots and other nasty stuff off the internet.  Free trial only.

Security – Allows you to encrypt your data and hard drives so they can’t be hacked into (even by the government) (Again not for the faint-hearted.) – setups up a proxy server on your machine that filters out advertisements, junk and malware from the internet going to your browser. – GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication. “signs” emails with electronic encryption. Can also be used to encrypt emails so they cannot be read.  You need a plugin to use this with Outlook. Other email clients are available which can do this natively.

Email Clients: – Mozilla Foundation. Thunderbird (same people that make the Firefox web-browser) – Claws Mail the wide variety of plug-ins for this email client makes it very flexible and secure.

Web Browsers – Firefox. – Chrome from google.  –  Opera Web Browser.

System Utilities – Free unzipper program that does: zip, rar, arc, and a few hundred other compression types. – Lets you install “virtual machines” on your windows machine. For example if you wanted to install FreeDOS to run old DOS games from the 80′s – Opensource DOS operating system for old DOS programs to run on.

Office – Free Office software, includes Word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, etc. – Desktop publishing software. – The ULTIMATE in desktop publishing software. – CD/DVD Burning software – FTP Software for downloading and uploading things to FTP sites. – Like Viso it is used for drawing diagrams. – PDFToolkit, lets you merge, cut, split, rotate, encrypt/decrypt repair PDF files.

Personal Productivity – Mindmapping software – CD RIpper. Converts CD’s to MP3 files. – Typing tutor, learn how to type fast. – Websight design tool with templates.

Graphics & Audio – Video & DVD Player – GIMP Graphics design program like photoshop – Sound editor. – 3D model making program (to make the next “Toy Story” movie) I used this to make my book trailer. – CAD (Computer Aided Design Software. Lets you design buildings and cars and such.

Financial  jGnash personal finance manager software. – Small business acounting package.. like Sage

Internet Television – If you have a TV card link. You can setup a server to watch TV on demand and across the internet. (Not for the faint-hearted)

Fun – Flight simulator – Free Chess server – Winboard Chess software – First person shooter game. Kill the aliens – FreeCiv is an opensource version of the old “Civilization” game from Sid Meyers – Old dos games that you can download. – Old dos games that you can download. -Old dos games that you can download. – Screensavers – Vega Strike is an Open Source 3D Action-Space-Sim that lets you trade, fight, and explore in a vast universe.


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