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Free Software for your computer

Gili over at Connected Internet compiled a list of 15 applications that he calls the best free software for your computer. We all know that it can be quite difficulty to compile a list with the best because the best is nothing more than a personal judgment. I would agree that about half of the recommended software are must haves while the other half are nice to have but not really required.

The software that I can wholeheartedly recommend are AVG Antivir, CCleaner, Audacity, Gimp, Skype, Filezilla and Firebug while the rest is in my opinion not necessary. The list compiled by Gili had the purpose to list applications that he did install on his newly bought notebook.

I actually knew all of the applications listed but one which was Zoho which seems to be an online Office suite. Head out to Connected Internet if you are new to computers or would like to take a peak at the list. It's by no means perfect but good enough to suit most users.

Here is the list of software mentioned in the article:

  • Foxit Reader
  • CCleaner
  • AVG Anti Virus Free
  • Audacity
  • VLC Media Player
  • GIMP
  • Ad Aware SE Personal
  • Skype
  • Treesize
  • Google Reader
  • Tweak UI
  • Filezilla
  • Pidgin
  • Firebug
  • Zoho

Update: Gill has posted a second list of applications. This time, 10 additional programs have been added to the overall list. The list includes two programs that I'm using regularly, Notepad++ and Paint.net, which are both excellent programs. The first one is a text editor that improves the default text editor of the Windows operating system in many different ways, the second is an image editor that is also excellent and a lot better than Paint.

Here they are:

  • Notepad++
  • Paint.net
  • Irfanview
  • Undelete Plus and JFile Recovery
  • Foobar2000 and KMplayer
  • Avira Antivir Personal Edition
  • PDF Xchange Viewer
  • File Shredder

I suggest you check out both articles for links to these programs if you are interesting in trying out any of them.

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Comments

  1. Roman ShaRP said on September 7, 2007 at 1:19 pm
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    I tried to count how many free software in my list. And find 112 (all in green and navy).

    Do anybody want challenge me on that? ;)

  2. ZOverLord said on September 7, 2007 at 2:59 pm
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    MyToGo for Skype allows ANY Phone to gain access to Skype calling services, this includes calling Skype Names for FREE, checking Skype Voice Mail for FREE as well as using Skype rates for both local and long distance calling, and does not require any software to be installed on the phone. MyToGo for Skype is FREE as well, for more information please go here:

    http://www.testing.onlytherightanswers.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=58

  3. OLIRC said on September 7, 2007 at 9:33 pm
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    ” ZOverLord says, September 7th, 2007

    MyToGo for Skype allows ANY Phone to gain access to Skype calling services, this includes calling Skype Names for FREE, checking Skype Voice Mail for FREE as well as using Skype rates for both local and long distance calling, and does not require any software to be installed on the phone. MyToGo for Skype is FREE as well, for more information please go here:

    testing.onlytherightanswers.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article…

    How the f**k is this program working? And no don’t wanna dl a doc file that want’s to use skype!

  4. Gili said on September 8, 2007 at 9:06 am
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    Thanks for the link.
    I concur there is no “best”, it’s just a matter of personal preferences.
    I would add Foxit Reader to your list of “needed” applications. It’s a great piece of software that helps you get rid of the annoying Adobe Reader.
    In addition, if you are looking for an MS Office alternative, i recommend you look into Zoho, you’ll be surprised from its functionality.

    Thanks,
    Gili

  5. KIp said on September 8, 2007 at 5:54 pm
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    Roman, have a look at Jason’s site FantasticFreeware which lists over 2200 of his personal freeware picks since 2003

    http://www.fantasticfreeware.com/

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