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61 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For - Thanksgiving - Lifehacker

61 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For - Thanksgiving - Lifehacker
@Andy Mesa: Many of these are cross-platform and quite nice, so what's the problem with them? Just because I prefer Ardour to Audacity, Kopete to Pidgin, and think Kate is the best graphical text editor I've used doesn't mean Pidgin, Audacity, and Notepad++ are bad apps, for example. @Marand: I'm guessing he is a bit of a troll. Chances are he won't come back here to read your reply, because his was meant as a flame of the hit n run kind.

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99 of the best Windows freeware programs you may not know of Because of the popularity of my previous article on Help Desk Geek entitled 99 ways to make your computer blazingly fast, I’ve decided to write another list post with 99 items, but this time on Windows freeware programs that you may have not heard of. If you search for “best freeware programs” or “top freeware apps”, you’ll get lots of lists, but mostly with programs everyone has already heard of: AVG anti-virus, 7-zip, Firefox, OpenOffice, etc, etc. That’s all nice and fine, but what about all those little gems programs that work great, but don’t get all the headlines? In this article, I will try my best to mention as many small name freeware programs as I can that can help make you more productive! As usual, I write for both Help Desk Geek and for Online Tech Tips, so I will be linking to old posts throughout if I’ve written about it or else I will link out to the main website for the program.

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