Software that Is Mighty Useful
Here we list numerous software packages that you may find useful! Feel free to suggest any that you may use.
FireFox Web Browser
Firefox is a quick and free software package that allows you to browse the world wide web. Not only does it function as a browser, there are literally thousands of software "addons" available to expand the functions of firefox. From themes to additional tools for developing web sites, Firefox has it all! Available for Mac/Linux/Windows http://www.firefox.com/
Thunderbird Email Client
Thunderbird is a free email client. This allows you to customize your email, add filters, folders, and 'addons' just like Firefox. Keep track of all of your email address is one location. Access your email offline in case of a internet outage. Thunderbirds' Easy Import / Export features make it easy to migrate from other clients. Don't wait, start getting your email organized! Available for Mac/Linux/Windows
VLC Media Player
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. With customization of different skins to the ability to stream video straight to your PC. Best of all its available for everyone! Mac/Linux/Windows
LibreOffice.org Office Suite
One of the best software packages that you can get for free! This Office suite has everything that you need. Word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and more! This Package is by far one of the most valuable pieces of software that you could have on your computer, and yet.. its absolutely free!
Available for Mac/Linux/Windows
Avast Antivirus Free Edition
avast! Free Antivirus often outperforms other competitors´ paid-for products and is the minimum protection anyone should have against viruses no matter what operating system you use. Get free virus protection!
Windows - http://www.avast.com/
Linux - http://www.avast.com/linux-home-edition
Mac - http://www.avast.com/mac-edition
Malwarebytes products have a proven record of protecting computers by completely removing all forms of malware, including viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware and rootkits. When it comes to the safety of your computer, Malwarebytes provides the ultimate in protection from the cutting edge of technology! With the UNIX based operating systems being so secure as they are, it is for Windows only.
Windows - http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Light on System Resources and designed not to slow down your computer like many other anti-spyware products. Designed not to conflict with your existing anti-spyware or anti-virus solution! Repair broken Internet Connections, Desktops, Registry Editing and more with our unique Repair System! Alas, like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, it is not available for Mac or Linux. Go get your copy now! Its free as well!
Windows - http://superantispyware.com/
Adobe Flash Player
The internet is built with languages. HTML is the base language that helps us built websites. This plugin is available for pretty much all web browsers and most websites now incorporate some form of flash content in their site. Flash player is available for Mac/Linux/Windows/ and Android. Flash Player is not available for iPhone, iPod or iPad devices.
K-Lite Video Codec Pack
The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM codecs, and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your audio and movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats.
Windows - http://www.codecguide.com
Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a way to present information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication. Many manuals for computer hardware, magazines and newspapers are now using PDF files to share their publications. Don't get caught trying to read PDF files without having Adobe Reader installed!
Adobe Reader is Available for Mac/Linux/Windows/Android
Java Runtime Environment
Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. Again, its another language that is an extension for your browser. Many sites still use Java and its always a good idea to have the latest version. Java is available for Mac/Linux/Windowshttp://java.com/
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder. You can use Audacity to Record live audio, Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files, Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together, Change the speed or pitch of a recording and more! See the complete list of features.
Audacity is available for Mac/Linux/Windows
CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. Available for Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista/2008/Win7 (x86 / x64)
DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that can run plenty of the old classics that don't run on your new computer! You can "re-live" the good old days with the help of DOSBox. DOSBox is totally free of charge and OpenSource.DOSBox is available for Mac/Linux/Windows.http://www.dosbox.com/
Inkscape is a vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. Available for Mac/Linux/Windows
Is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. Available for Mac/Linux/Windows
KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing. KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding. Available for Mac/Linux/Windows.