AVG Antivirus free edition.
If you don’t have antivirus protection
installed on all your PCs, shame on you! Given the quality of free antivirus products currently available,
there’s just no excuse for going without protection. AVG AntiVirus FREE is a good choice.
Primo PDF creator.
PrimoPDF is a printer driver that creates PDF files from your documents,
rather than printing them to paper. After install, whenever you choose the print
option from an application, PrimoPDF will be listed along with your physical printers,
print to file, etc. It’s extremely easy to use and produces excellent PDFs–
without the watermarks that some programs add. Here’s the full review.
Open Office productivity suite
Apache Open Office is a full suite of office applications: word processor, database, spreadsheet, presentation, and graphics. Each of them is full-featured and robust. Though not always matching Microsoft Office in terms of maximum bells and whistles, each application goes far beyond the basics in its class. Not bad for a free suite. Apache OpenOffice is a long-standing competitor to Microsoft Office, with the roots of its code going back over ten years. It is a free, open-source product under the auspices of the well-known Apache Software Foundation, with regular updates, maintenance, and bug fixes. Here’s the full review