Essential Windows Freeware
My mom needs a new PC. Of course it's my task to build and set it up. My mom runs Windows and I won't argue with that, because giving her something new would cause even more support hassle for me . But because I don't run Windows myself, I'm somewhat out of know what should be installed on her new system.
Here is a list of freeware and Open Source tools I installed so far:
- Thunderbird – Mail client
- 7-Zip – versatile archive handler
- Adobe Reader – PDF viewer
- AVG Free – Anti-Virus tool
- FastStone Image Viewer – image viewer with a few simple editing tools
- InfraRecorder – CD and DVD burning application
- Pidgin – multi protocol instant messenger
- Spybot Search & Destroy – Anti-Spyware tool
- VLC media player – video player
Did I miss something? What else would you recommend?