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Rahul Sudip Bose
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Please share your favourite 100% freeware which has no strings attached.

Mine are :

-notepad++
-Evince pdf reader
-download express
-Avast av
-Avira av

[edit : virtualBox]



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Ulf Dittmer
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Having to use Windows is a string attachment.


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Bear Bibeault
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Interesting that 40% of that list is anti-virus software.


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Joe Ess
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VirtualBox
Ubuntu


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Firefox
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Joe Ess wrote:VirtualBox
Ubuntu


I like this list Very creative
Matthew Brown
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Other than the obvious/essential stuff: GIMP, Dia, UMLet
Joe Ess
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Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:
Joe Ess wrote:VirtualBox
Ubuntu


I like this list Very creative


Thanks. Mac fanboys will shriek, but I do the same thing on OS X. I hate iTunes (well, all library-based music players) with a passion and have some Linux tools that I can't find good OS X replacements for (Tovid for example).
Rahul Sudip Bose
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Matthew Brown wrote:Other than the obvious/essential stuff: GIMP, Dia, UMLet


GIMP just hangs in my win7 64 bit...so i keep paint.net
Pat Farrell
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Freeware is such a term from last century. The modern term is free and open source. Some of what I use all the time is free, but not quite open source. This includes Java, Netbeans and similar things.

In the clearly free catagory, I have to include Chrome, Firefox, Thunderbird and Android.
Saurabh Pillai
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Interesting that 40% of that list is anti-virus software.


Malicious people like to affect maximum number of computers through virus and according to W3School , Windows have over 85% of OS market share so obviously there IS a need of antivirus software unlike Mac.
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Saurabh Pillai wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:Interesting that 40% of that list is anti-virus software.

Malicious people like to affect maximum number of computers through virus and according to W3School , Windows have over 85% of OS market share so obviously there IS a need of antivirus software unlike Mac.

Bull-doody. It's an often-repeated fallacy that market share is a factor. Windows is targeted because it is vulnerable (that's a polite way of saying "a steaming pile of poo").
 
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