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13 of the Most Popular Free Programs for the PC

My hard drive is getting pretty full and I was taking a look at the programs that could be uninstalled, especially ones that cost money on a regular basis. I noticed that most of the software used on a daily basis is actually free.

Free software has come a long way, with the open source community and advertising revenue models financing an endless stream of high quality, well developed applications than cost nothing to own.

Here are the 13 programs that its impossible to function without. All are used on a daily basis, some for many years. Try them today and say goodby to the expensive bloatware that is damaging your health.

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1. AVG Free

AVG is a powerful and free Anti Virus Checker made by the folks over at Grisoft. Combining real time protection with email and on demand scanning it does exactly what you expect from a virus scanner.

2. Notepad++

Notepad++ is a very powerful text editor. It comes with default color code highlighting support for 34 languages including HTML, PHP, C++, Java and more. You can also print from notepad++ retaining the color coding to allow easier offline code revisions.

3. Smart FTP

SmartFTP is a fully featured FTP client that is free for non-commercial use. With over 20 languages, IPv6 and on the fly compression it provides all the features of its paid equivalent for free.