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Got a Windows PC? Part 2 of "Free software for Windows"

Here’s my continuation of the FREE SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS post.

  • OpenOffice.Org: Get rid of Excel and Powerpoint
  • Anti-Virus: AVG Free, Avast!, ClamWin. Take your pick I’ve only tried AVG Free and Avast!
  • Bit Comet: I think this is the fastest torrent client out there
  • GIMPShop: move over Photoshop, there’s an open source photo manipulation software in town
  • Media Players: K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, VLC Media Player
  • Juice: download podcasts with this baby instead of iTunes
  • Audacity: essential for those that want to create their own podcasts
  • Filezilla: screw WinFTP!
  • MusikCube: this apparently replaces iTunes. With the recent improvements in Media Player 11, I don’t know why you’d want to switch to anything else
  • Handbrake: rip your DVDs on to your PC. Handy for laptop users who don’t want to lug around their DVD collection around
  • NASA Worldwind: give Google Earth a kick where the SUN DON’T SHINE with Worldwind. Supposed to be waaaaaaaaay better!
  • GnuCash: don’t bother with MS Money or Quicken
  • Notepad2: a leap from MS’s Notepad
  • PDFCreator: get rid of that hog named Adobe Acrobat
  • Windows Live Mail Desktop(BETA): I know what you’re thinking, but this is TOTALY AWESOME! It’s better than Thunderbird because you can use it with ALL THE MAJOR WEB-MAIL sites out there! Hotmail, Yahoo! Beta, GMail, just to name a few.
  • Windows Live Writer(BETA): again, I can’t stress enough AWESOMENESS!! You can not only update your Windows Live Space, but Blogger and others blogs which I haven’t really experimented with. A wonderful tool!

Enjoy!!

 

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