Essential free Windows software

This is a list I made for someone of the free Windows software I like to use, and should try to remember to get on a fresh Windows install. It’s probably a bit out of date now.

|– Audio
| |– audacity
| |– CDex
| |– Exact Audio Copy
| |– Juice Podcaster

|– Development
| |– cream
| |– eclipse
| |– geany
| |– cygwin
| |– GnuWin32
| |– python, etc

|– GamesAndToys (Random sample)
| |– Armagetron
| |– DOSBox
| |– OoLite
| |– Scummvm
| |– Ur Quan Masters
| |– Beneath A Steel Sky (CD version)
| |– Google Earth
| |– Celestia / Stellarium / WinStars
| |– Xaos

|– Graphics
| |– aqsis / Pixie / Yafaray
| |– blender / ayam / Wings
| |– gimp & Paint.NET
| |– Inkscape
| |– Luminance HDR & UFRaw
| |– autostitch
| |– pencil / synfig studio

|– Internet
| |– Firefox / Chrome / Opera
| |– thunderbird
| |– FileZilla
| |– putty
| |– Skype
| |– tightvnc / UltraVNC
| |– UltraVNC_1.0.8.2_Setup.exe
| |– utorrent / Vuze / JDownloader, etc
| |– wget for Windows

|– Multimedia
| |– Media Player Classic Home Cinema version
| |– QuickTime_Alternative_322.exe
| |– vlc
| |– VirtualDub / VirtualDubMod / AVISynth
| |– GSpot
| |– HandBrake

|– Misc
| |– SweetHome3D
| |– Stanza

|– Office
| |– Open Office / AbiWord
| |– gnucash
| |– kompozer / scribus / TeXMate

|– Security
| |– avira_antivir_personal
| |– clamwin
| |– Comodo firewall
| |– FreeOTFE
| |– spybot search & destroy

|– System
| |– ProcessExplorer.zip
| |– ProcessMonitor.zip
| |– smartmontools
| |– SMPSeesaw.msi
| |– StartupCPL
| |– SysinternalsSuite
| |– TweakUi Powertoy
| |– unlocker
| |– USB Drive Letter Manager
| |– WinMerge
| |– InstallPad
| |– VirtualBox
| |– VirtuaWin / Dexpot / MSVDM
| |– X-Setup Pro
| |– ycopy
| |– MyDefragPowerGUI or similar

|– Tweaks
| |– FolderSize
| |– Greenshot
| |– InfoTag Free / ContextMagic Free
| |– Launchy
| |– Rocket Dock / MobyDock /RK dock

|– Utilities
| |– 7zip / IZArc / Peazip
| |– CDBurnerXP & IMGburn
| |– NotePad++ / Notepad2
| |– PowerPoint Viewer (MS)
| |– SumatraPDF / PrimoPDF / Foxit Reader
| |– TreeSizeFree
| |– XnView / FastStone Viewer
| |– CDisplayEx / Comical / ComicRack
| |– datacrow / Coollector
| |– workrave

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