these programs are free to download and use. Check licencing conditions for commercial use.
- Anti-Virus Software
Once installed, this software is very easy to set-up and enables a thorough scan of your whole computer in no-time.
It provides comprehensive protection against viruses for both email and websites and clearly flags up malicious files which can then be dealt with.
It has automatic downloads and a daily automatic scan function.
- Spyware Removal Tool
Ad-Aware 2007 Free remains the most popular anti-spyware product for computer users around the world, with nearly one million downloads every week.
The free anti-spyware version provides you with advanced protection against spyware that secretly attaches and takes control of your computer, resulting in aggressive advertising pop-ups, sluggish computer activity, even identity theft through stolen bank details, passwords, and credit card account numbers.
- Website Design and Authoring Package
compact and hands on program is great if you're a business
who want to create your own site, and maintain it yourself
of such web site design platforms as Dreamweaver and other
Industry Standards, will recognize the tried and tested interface
back and forth between a code editor and the design view for
site creation, then uploading your Web pages STRAIGHT to the
web from inside the program!
indispensable and rare feature of NVU is the option to display
your pages in design view but also with EACH separate HTML/PHP/ASP
etc. Tag beside each element of your site!
Office - Open Source Office Suite
is a superb, high function professional open-source downloadable
office suite of programs, including writer, calc, impress,
draw and base which are the equivalents of Word, Excel, Powerpoint,
Paint and Access, Available totally for free.
compares pretty well with Microsoft Office's Home version,
which would set you back £125 (or about £90 on
eBay), best of all it is compatible with documents written
and drawn up with the main Microsoft Office programs.
GIMPshop - Graphical Image Manipulation Program
is a modification of the free/open source graphics program
GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).
has been designed to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop
and make sure that users who have experience with photoshop
will be familiar with the format and be able to just "Jump
comes highly recommended for those not willing to pay through
the nose for a full copy of Photoshop, and who still require
the same features and quality end product.
Information provided on this page is on a 'best-intentions' basis only. Specifically we can accept no responsibilty for any repurcussions from the use of any of these packages. Always backup your critical data befre installing any new software package.