I had the chance to test hundreds of freeware and open-source software programs in the last months and would like to list 20 of them that I would recommend. I'm actually using half of them on my Windows XP computer right now and I'm glad that I made the change from some respected popular programs to lesser known but better alternatives.
I'm not saying that you should make the switch as well but if you find a software interesting give it a try, you might be positively surprised and make the switch as well. Every software has been tested on my Windows XP system which does not necessarily mean that it is working on your computer and operating system as well.
Audio, Video and Pictures
Files, File Handling
Please feel free to add programs that you like and use (but not the popular ones such as Firefox, Open Office and the like). I'm always looking for more great programs to replace existing ones.
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