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.

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