This page was last updated at 08:38 on 10/21/2009  

Open source (free to use) software

ClamWin - Very good free to use and update anti-virus software

CCleaner - One of the best replacements for Disk Cleanup.

Firefox - One of the best replacements for Internet Explorer

Inkscape - Vector Graphics Editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator.

MyDefrag - MyDefrag is a disk defragmenter and optimizer for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/X64.

- Easy to use web authoring package. 

Malwarebyte - Very good malware cleanup tool.

Open Office - Very good replacement for Microsoft Office productivity suite

PDF Creator - PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application.

Tux Paint - Kid (and adult) friendly paint program

Word Press - Blog tool and publishing platform


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Free, open source compilations:

Freeware links - most of these sites test their freeware to insure no ads, spyware, or nasties, however due diligence is recommended:

Freeware programs that either went commercial after these versions or were discontinued, or are hard to find or just plain good:

Freeware replacements for common commercial apps: