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Essential freeware – these programs don’t fit a particular category – but are essential for every day needs.

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7-Zip

freewareFile archive designed originally for the Microsoft Windows operating system. You can use 7-Zip on any computers, including computers in commercial organizations.
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Ccleaner

freewareSystem optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space.
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CDBurnerXP

freewareBurns CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface.
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EasyCleaner

freewareSearches the Windows registry for entries that are pointing nowhere. EasyCleaner also lets you delete all kinds of unnecessary files such as temporary and unused backup files.
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FreeCommander

freewareEasy to use alternative to the standard windows file manager. The program helps you with daily work in Windows.
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ImgBurn

freewareSmall program for burning CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray in Windows
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IrfanView

freewarePopular, fast and small, compact graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
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jZip

freewareBased on proven and reliable 7-Zip archiving technology. jZip sports an elegant, easy to use yet powerful user interface.
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Notepad2

freewareFast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. Notepad2 does not need to be installed on your computer.
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Notepad++

freewareSource code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages.
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Process Explorer

freewareProcess Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded in Windows.
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XnView

freewareImage viewer to view, convert, organize and edit graphic and video files. XnView supports more than 400 graphics formats.
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  • gqyvrooj

    Good list

  • gqyvrooj

    Good list

  • gqyvrooj

    Good list

  • melinda

    thx

  • TOM FARLEY

    THANKS FOR THE LINKS RICH…[]

  • THANKS FOR THE LINKS RICH…[]

  • THANKS FOR THE LINKS RICH…[]

  • roro2

    Good list, I would add Revo uninstaller

  • roro2

    Good list, I would add Revo uninstaller

  • roro2

    Good list, I would add Revo uninstaller

  • FastAero Gives Aero Effects in

    […] and run to enable Aero-like effects in Windows XP. Download the 7z file, extract it (you can use 7zip), and run the exe. FastAero does not need to be installed; the program sits in your system […]

  • Jassim Bin Shahul

    thanks a lot…

  • Jassim Bin Shahul

    thanks a lot…

  • Jassim Bin Shahul

    thanks a lot…

  • Download the Windows Fonts Meg

    […] extract these files, use 7-Zip, right click the first file (mintywhite-1003-fonts-megapack.zip.001), and click 7-Zip > Extract […]

  • Mel

    For programming needs can’t nothing beat Vim – no need to dabble with this notepad++ stuff..

  • Mel

    For programming needs can’t nothing beat Vim – no need to dabble with this notepad++ stuff..

  • Mel

    For programming needs can’t nothing beat Vim – no need to dabble with this notepad++ stuff..


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