Google Chrome – extremely fast web browser

Google Chrome is an extremely fast browser. While it does not have the add-on and extension support that Firefox has, it’s sheer speed makes it worth looking at. PCMAG has an article “Why Chrome will be your next browser” and Google describes it’s Chrome browser as “a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated … Read more

FireFox – Free web browser and excellent replacement for Internet Explorer

Firefox 3 touts faster rendering, vastly reduced use of system resources, clever new data-mining tools for your bookmarks and browser history, and more security features than any other browser. If only for the speed, lightness of being, and security alone, Firefox remains CNET’s Editors’ Choice for best Internet browser. Mozilla Firefox also hasĀ over 6,000 add-ons … Read more

Openoffice – Free alternative to Microsoft Office 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. … Read more

VLC Media Player

VLC media player is free software alternative, open source, highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac …) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Download it at

Microsoft Security Essentials

Tired of paying a yearly subscription fee to keep your computer safe and secure? Spyware, Malware and Viruses are a huge threat to your Windows machine and the data stored on it. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free software alternative that provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other … Read more

Primo PDF – Create PDF files from just about any file format

Create PDF using PrimoPDF – a free software alternative tool for high-quality conversion to PDF, comprising a user-friendly interface that enables printing to PDF from virtually any Windows application. Additionally, PrimoPDF provides the ability to optimize PDF output for screen, print, ebook, and prepress, secure PDF files with 128-bit encryption, and add document information (e.g. … Read more