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There are a lot of Free programs that are actually way better and faster that many of the popular software packages that cost a fortune.

Here's the list.

OpenOffice

OpenOffice is one of my favorite free programs. It's a great software package that allows you to do tons of document editing. The package contains a lot of programs including a presentation software which in my opinion can fully replace Microsoft PowerPoint.  However some people will have trouble using it because many employees are used to using Microsoft Office and the learning curve might take some time. Still, OpenOffice is a free and great alternative to Microsoft Office and offers you just as much.

http://www.openoffice.org/



uTorrent

When I first started using torrents I hated it. I was using some free torrent clients full of commercials and tons of stuff slowing the whole process. Recently I found a great torrent software - uTorrent. uTorrent is a great light and stable torrent client which is way faster than most of the paid programs. Give it a chance.

http://www.utorrent.com/


Everything

Everything is a super fast Windows search engine. It's at least 10 times faster that Window's find function and is also a super light program that makes the search of documents and files easy and fast.

http://www.voidtools.com/




Google Chrome


Google Chrome is my favorite browser. It's free, fast and the interface is pretty cool. The program is actually based on Mozilla Firefox which makes it even better because Firefox is a very stable browser. Give it a try if you are tired of Mozilla Firefox , Internet Explorer...

http://www.google.com/chrome



CD Burner XP


CD Burner XP is the best CD burner I've used. Most people tend to think that the commercial products are better than the free ones. That's true but only when you need professional programs. Try CD Burner XP and you may never go back to your silly burner that takes more than 30 minutes to install.

http://cdburnerxp.se/


CCleaner

CCleaner is a great free program for PC cleaning. It will clean the registry, uninstall programs, remove unused programs from the start-up menu..
I
t's a very light program and it's great. Give it a try. Also take a look at the other products of the manufacturer. That are all good.


http://www.piriform.com/


VLC Media Player

VLC is a great player. It can open all kind of videos and audio formats. It's way faster than many of the commercial programs such as Windows Media Player. Give it a try you won't regret it. Also make sure that you have video codecs. In case you don't - download this pack.


http://www.videolan.org/vlc/



Pain.NET


Pain.NET is a free program for digital photo editing. It comes with variety of effects and features. At the same time the program has relatively easy learning curve thanks to the large amount of online tutorials.

Important note: In order to install Pain.NET you will have to install .NET Framework


http://www.getpaint.net/



Audacity

Audacity is a free program for audio editing. It allows you to cut, record, normalize, compress, equalize...etc. In case you don't have enough money to buy Adobe Audition or something similar download Audacity.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/




Foobar


Foobar is a phenomenal audio player with a lot of plugins and components developed by its fans. It's super light, flexible and reliable program. I prefer it over any other audio player.

http://www.foobar2000.org/



7-Zip


7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

The main features of 7-Zip are:

High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
Supported packing / unpacking formats: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
Supported formats for unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.

http://www.7-zip.org/



File Zilla


File Zilla is an open source FTP client that offers remarkable stability and does not demand a lot system requirements.

http://filezilla-project.org/


There are a lot more free programs that are great. This is just a small list. The important thing is to remember that you don't always have to pay to get stable, fast and reliable software in order to get your job done. When in doubt just search for a free or open source software. Google knows everything...they say.
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