93 Great Freeware Programs
Hello folks! As I promised I’m going to release the first Freeware Mission MegaPack for 2009 as it’s been almost a year since the last MegaPack was released, with 72 freeware programs back in December 2008. The new MegaPack has 94 freeware programs, all tested and installed in my freeware only PC. For those of you who don’t know what the Freeware Mission is all about I’m going to explain how and why in a few words.
I have a Windows XP powered PC, it came with the operating system installed when I bought it and I guess this is the case for many of you. Last year I reinstalled Windows XP and I thought about making my PC freeware only, doing my daily PC jobs only with freeware programs and getting rid of all that expensive and buggy paid software. These 94 freeware programs below are the ones that I am using now on a daily basis.
I’m going to stick to Windows XP for at least another few months although I’m already getting into Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. However, what I wanted to find out and prove is that you can use your Windows XP PC very well without paid software, or you can do that if you don’t have to do highly specialized things.
Enough talk, here are the 94 programs in my freeware only PC. And let’s start with some entertainment, the free games that I love. (You can click on the program names to read a full review about that particular program)
BEST FREE GAMES
Frets On Fire – Outstanding open source game, similar to the very popular Guitar Hero.
GemQuake – Free tetris based game using gem stones instead of blocks. Very entertaining in the One to One mode.
FreeCiv – Open source Civilization game, addictive turn based strategy classic game.
TrackMania Nations Forever – Highly entertaining freeware racing game.
TORCS – Open source and multi platform racing car simulator game, very realistic and entertaining.