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Essential software - and the rest of it

Now that the is over, the rest is much simpler. Once again, free of cost software only.

If there are any requests, comments, corrections or additions, please go ahead and keep them coming.


is a file archiver that supports many formats, and is free.

- This allows you to burn "iso" disc images from within windows without the need to resort to other programs such as Nero

Anti Spyware

There are two good options that I am aware of here, but I have not used either in a good while:

Essential software - Choose your antivirus carefully

Every Windows Based PC should have an up to date antivirus solution installed. A lot of the popular/advertised options have either a fixed or an annual cost. however, they may not always be the best and could even be resource hogs. There are a few free contenders out there that I am aware of here.

The rule of thumb is: Avoid Norton. It really is a system hog and replacing it with another alternative could give your PC a new lease of life.

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft's Security Essentials is the new kid on the block and its free to all users who have a legitimate copy of windows, so its a good alternative to the others below where some have a "home use only" requirement.

The long walk home

It was a cold daark winters night. The streets were empty and uninviting and I had to get home. The bus was late so I thought I would walk it home through the GRAVEYARD.

The graveyard was big and dark, but it was the fastest way home and I wanted a cup of hot chocolate. nice and warm.

There is no one around so this walk will be short and uneventful. Its not like there are ZOMBIES are there? the graveyard is empty. There will be nothing there that can hurt me.

Hey what's that? an open grave? so weird. why would it be open? I thought they only buried people during the day... so where the coffin? is that a ladder I can see in there? why?