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!