Freeware
Open Office Take an open-source approach to office productivity.

GIMP
 is like Photoshop but free

RawTherapee is like Adobe Lightroom but free

EndItAll2 is a handy tool for closing all programs before installing/running software, which I always recommend.


CDBurnerXP Create ISO files, burn DVDs, and rip your favorite songs from audio CDs

PrimoPDF 
Print to PDF from Windows applications and optimize the PDF output

VLC Media Player  is a must-have application for its ability to open just about any type of video file you throw at it.

YouTube Downloader to download FLV files from YouTube, and to convert them to most major formats.

AceHTML  is a powerful HTML editor designed both for novices and professional Web masters

DVD Shrink is software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disc.


Just free
Avast Protect your PC against the latest viruses and spyware

Google Earth View satellite pictures, maps, terrain and other global imagery.

Picasa Organize, edit, and share pictures with this free photo manager.