25 Free Software Downloads That I Install On Every New PC (2010 Edition)

This year I am again updating and posting my list of software downloads that I install on new PCs. Something I have been to doing every year for some time now… (see my posts from 2009, 2008 and 2007).

1. Internet Stuff

  • Instant Messaging: Trillian for instant messaging and chat

2. Security Stuff

3. File Management and File Viewers

  • View PDFs: Foxit Reader
  • Create PDFs: PrimoPDF Writer
  • Packer/Zip-Tool: jzip
  • Photo Manager: Picasa for photo managing (includes free photo hosting at Google’s Picasa Website)
  • Music Manager: iTunes from Apple – together with an ipod the final solution for MP3
  • View Videos: VLC Media Player and QuickTime Alternative have everything to play MOV video files with the need to install anything from Apple
  • Find large files/Folders on your disk: WinDirStat
  • Explorer Add-On: FolderSize (WinXP only) shows the size of folders in Explorer (i.e. size of all files in each folder including subfolders)

4. System Administration

5. Various Tools

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One Response to “25 Free Software Downloads That I Install On Every New PC (2010 Edition)”

  1. Hassan Says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for adding the 2010 list …..however I am wondering why security essential did not not make the list ? open office , google docs, Mozilla thunderbird …..alse for instant messaging there is 2 free really good ones ebuddy , meebo they are worth mentionung. ALSO skype for VOIP …….never the less great list and I look at it every year thanks.


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