TR Community tip: Top three free software programs

TechRepublic's moderator, Tammy Cavadias, lists three of her top favorite free software programs. Join this discussion thread to add your favorites to the list!

This tip was provided by TechRepublic's moderator Tammy Cavadias.

With the current state of the economy, who couldn't use a few geeky "freebies?" Here are three of my top favorite programs for Windows (Mac versions are also listed if offered):

  1. 3.0.1 (Windows): Open-source office productivity suite.
  2. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.339 (Windows): Protect your computer from viruses and malicious programs.
  3. Picasa 3.1 Build 71.43 (Windows): Organize, edit, and share pictures locally or online.

What are your favorite "free" software programs? Chime in the discussion thread, and let us know!

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