Recommended Software

Backup Software: Memeo

Simple Backup for a complex digital world. Choose from Instant Backup and Premium Backup with more flexibility and Windows integration. Memeo.com

PDF Creation Software: CutePDF

CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF.com

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Remote Access: LapLink

With Laplink Everywhere remote access and control software, you can safely and securely use applications, document files and network resources, or view and update your Outlook e-mail, contacts, calendar and tasks from anywhere – just as if you were sitting right in front of your own PC. Laplink.com

Disc Encryption Software: TrueCrypt

Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux TrueCrypt.org

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Disc Space Reporting Tool: Disktective

Disktective is a freeware utility for Windows (and Linux/wine) to trace used-up disk space on your system. Disktective.com

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Sound Editor: Audacity

Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Audacity Audio Editor

Free Photo Editor: GIMP

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. GIMP.org

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Malware Removal: Spyware Dr

It defends your computer against malware attacks with multiple layers of protection using proactive, reactive and automatic anti spyware antivirus software protection to stop threats at every entry point. Spyware Dr Antivirus

Anti-Virus Software: Eset and Microsoft Security

Enjoy all your favorite online
activities, including sharing music, video, and other files with your
friends, while protected by ESET’s award-winning technology. eset.com

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials

Virtual Desktops: Virtual Dimensions

A free, fast, and feature-full virtual desktop manager for Windows platform. VirtDimension.net

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Password Manager: KeePass

KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. KeePass.info

Remote Data Storage: ExpanDrive

ExpanDrive acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. Open, edit, and save files to remote computers from within your favorite programs—even when they are on a server half a world away. expandrive.com

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Desktop Email Client: Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla Thunderbird

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FTP and SSH Client: FileZilla

FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface. FileZilla.com

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Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Opera

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser that is fast, secure,personalized, and easy to use. mozilla.com

With groundbreaking speed and innovative features, you can take control of the Web like never before. opera.com

The web browser is arguably the most important program on your computer. That’s why Google built a browser with everything you need to make the most of the web.
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Windows Clipboard Manager: ClipX

ClipX

ClipX is a tiny clipboard history manager. It is sweet, it is free, use it. ClipX

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Disc Burning Application: ImgBurn

ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit! imgburn.com

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Free Alternative to Microsoft Office: OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. openoffice.org

Media Player: VLC

LC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. videolan.org

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