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    Please: No hacks or pirated stuff.
    Here is a good Accounting/financial program–I had Quicken-Always have to pay & upgrade=Bah

    Free ➡ GnuCash

    Handles internationalized dates and currencies. The Gnucash menus and popups have been translated to 21 languages, including Chinese, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and British English. Documentation is available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.



    For My own reasons I always keep My financials, work, private data on an encrypted partition or usb drive. There is no better solution for that than TruCrypt.

    Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux

    # Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.

    # Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.

    # Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).

    # Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.

    # Provides two levels of plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password:

    1) Hidden volume (steganography) and hidden operating system.

    2) No TrueCrypt volume can be identified (volumes cannot be distinguished from random data).

    # Encryption algorithms: AES-256, Serpent, and Twofish. Mode of operation: XTS.

    You can’t afford to live without it, it’s easy, simply, and a must for anyone even remotely serious about privacy. Check it out, it’s free!



    i just thought id add a few free software links too ..

    avast antivirus ;
    this is a free anti virus tool and very handy for home use .. it has a sleek mp3player like user interface and is very user friendly ..
    download here ;

    organise ur photos for free. this tool from google gives u all u need to organise, and upload ur photos on the internet.
    download here;



    well i am no geek . But i suggest office software from which has started giving tough time to ms office just like mozilla firefox to ie . As i am browsing thru mobile i cant paste link . U need to go to then follow the link. It is also available from site of sun microsytem and also latest vn is 3.0



    I use Avast antivirus-OpenOffice.

    Great free firewall- Comodo Firewall Version 3.0 – Overview
    * Complete protection from Hackers, Spyware, Trojans and Identity theft
    * Host Intrusion Prevention System stops malware from being installed [NEW]
    * Clean PC Mode registers your current applications then will allow only applications that you approve to be installed on your computer [NEW]
    * Malware Scan Feature checks your computer for viruses, spyware and trojans before you install Comodo Firewall Pro [NEW]
    * Free Download. No charges or license fees ever.

    Install now for out-of-the-box protection against identity theft hackers, trojans, viruses, scripts and other unknown threats
    Offers More Features Than Similar Paid Firewalls

    Unlike some other free firewalls, this is not a stripped down version, but is a fully functional product. Updates are also free.

    System Requirements (version 3.0)

    * Windows XP – 32 and 64 bit versions
    * Windows Vista – 32 and 64 bit versions
    * 64 Mb RAM
    * 50 Mb free disk space
    D/L Link:

    Firewall reviews & links



    Battle cruiser Millennium free

    Possibly the best freeware Space Exploration simulator ever…
    Decent gfx and great gameplay wrote:

    The first thing you’ll notice about Battlecruiser Millennium is that it’s improbably ambitious. You can engage in single scenarios, play a structured campaign, or explore in a free-form mode. You can fight with capital ships in space, with fighter craft in space or in planetary atmospheres, with vehicles on land, and with small arms in a first-person shooter mode. You can choose to play as one of 12 races, select from 13 castes (areas of expertise like science or diplomacy), and pick from six careers like marine, ship commander, or fighter pilot. You can visit more than 200 planets and moons and dock at more than 100 space stations and star bases.



    Has been a while since I posted here–I found this Vista Bandwidth program-Seems pretty accurate & has some useful functions.

    New Link-Other expired



    Nice thread having such a wonderful information about “The best things in life are FREE”, thanks for posting..
    Its really a very interesting post you done here..



    Latest Free “Operating Systems”-& a .ISO burner program to make your own bootable CD/DVD’s.

    BURNCDCC-(This utility is used to burn an .ISO file to a CD/DVD/Flash disc)*Other good stuff here also*=

    Ubuntu 9.10 (A great advanced Debian Linux Operating System)*I have this co-installed with Vista 64 bit & is very functional for the average computer user* Many useful downloadable packages & you can change everything around the way you want it to function & look.

    Free CD/DVD (They ship to you for free-No Cost!)=

    Free download= ➡

    Puppy Linux (Small,Fast & Free)-*Need BURNCDCC to burn the .ISO file to a CD/DVD* Steps= 1)make a folder on your desktop…name it whatever you want. 2)download .ISO file & save to that folder you made. 3)insert blank CD or DVD into your burner drive. 4)Open BURNCDCC and browse to the desktop folder you made,open & select the .ISO file…..choose your burner drive/device…..check the boxes *read verify,*Finalize,*auto eject if you want….then click “Start” at the bottom of the BURNCDCC window. May have to reinsert the CD/DVD to get the program going. Once it starts-Do not interupt! *When finished*—>You will have a bootable Operating system which you insert in a CD/Dvd drive on you computer….choose to run from the Live CD/DVD *Do not install unless you want to overwrite what you already have on your hard drive* You can choose where to install most Linux Operating systems & is not automatic* ~You may have to go into your “Motherboard Bios” Press F2,F9,or Delete on bootup….that should get you into the menu for choosing 1st boot device,2nd boot device….etc. I select CD/DVD as 1st device….HDD (hard disc) for 2nd boot device. *(Have fun)* When in doubt=Press Esc. or Exit,or Cancel;)

    Puppy Version 431-Great small Operating System….really fast when ran from RAM on older machines(you will be surprised).

    Other “Linux” Distributions-Operating Systems



    ive been fiddling around with opensuse lately.. seems more stable than ubantu and has a very easy installation and a fantastic control center.

    ill stick with it for a while!



    I am downloading the most of the software from and These two sites are my favorite site which is very useful to me in many ways. It doesn’t cost me anything.



    Try for utilites



    Thanks for sharing, Irish…. Psssst . . . . Nice to see you are still here =D>


    Laptops Daddy

    these are a few for windows:

    vlc, virtualdub and avisynth for video stuff
    windows grep is invaluable
    notepad 2, netbeans, source edit
    mongoose server can be handy as an instant web server for file sharing

    i probably have more, but that’s all i can think of for now



    Wish it was for windows too, havent played, but looks fun.

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