Free Software Downloads

Free Software Downloads

Don’t spend an arm and a leg on these necessities – get them free!

The following is a short list of software programs that are absolutely valuable, and absolutely free! These free downloads are essential for every computer owner who needs top quality software for office production and top quality software to protect their computer from vicious virus attacks.

1.) OpenOffice.org

Every computer owner needs a high level, high performing “Home” office suite. From simple word processing like letter writing, note taking, or a journal entry, to high level formula driven calculations on a spreadsheet to create personal budgets or complicated analysis.

This is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers.

Included in OpenOffice.org are:
– Writer, Calc, Impress, Base, Draw and Math.

2) Avast AntiVirus

Without anti-virus protection, the computer is open to a slew of many different attacks; attacks that infect the computer without the user’s knowledge. From a simple email opening up, to a document transferred to the computer from another computer. Every computer is susceptible to multiple forms of security issues and protecting your computer, and your privacy, should be at the top of the list.

Virus software packages can be quite expensive and it is difficult to determine which one you should spend money on. Free, on the other hand, makes it an easy choice!

Avast is the best free anti-virus protection on the market if used for home or non-commercial use.  This package will give you, and your computer, a sense of security without the price of the more commercially known anti-virus software packages on the market.

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3) Mozilla Firefox

You might have found that your Internet Explorer has crashed while surfing the web. This is why Mozilla Firefox stands out over the rest!

Mozilla, compared to Safari or Internet Explorer, is an open source program like OpenOffice.org.   Open source allows developers to modify or customize it. This means Mozilla Firefox continues to be improved as the end-user discovers better functionality and is encouraged to modify or customize it!

All across the board, Mozilla Firefox out performs the others in speed, and features.

The recommended packages can cost over $200 (on the low end) if a consumer purchases their comparable counterparts: MS Word Student and McAfee Antivirus. Not only are OpenOffice.org, Mozilla Firefox, and Avast a bargain, they are absolutely free and a necessity for every computer owner.

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