Been waiting for someone to ask this. D hee hee hee. Here goes. All the following software is for Windows I didn't like pirating software and given that it is all too rampant and easy in India I felt it was all the more . Audio editor - . Security solution I use Avast! Free for viruses and Spybot Search and Destroy for adware (cheesy sounding name but it's an award winning excellent piece of coding).. Burning CDs - Nero BurnLite. Free and basic two things not found on Nero's other . Media player- GOM Player + Shark Codec . Office work - LibreOffice. It's a lot like MS Office but not as polished and though they claim support for saving in the new XML (.docx .xlsx .pptx extension files) format it usually only reads them - saving results in a corrupted file. Use OpenDocument format or the older MS Office formats when saving (.doc .xls .ppt) they work . Archiving - 7-zip. The 7z method is more efficient than WinRAR and also in the right-click con menu you get a separate 7-Zip option that saves you the clutter and lag WinRAR . BatteryCare - You should read up all the material they have on their site it's really important information regarding how to use your battery. The Windows program helps to identify when the battery should be calibrated (read up on their site about it)n8. Foxit Reader - Awesome replacement for the bulky Adobe Reader that I see everywhere. Also creates a virtual printer on your PC - you can hit Print in any document select it and you'll get a dialog box asking where to save the PDF of that . EAC (Exact Audio Copy) - world class CD ripping . Budget Tracker - a tiny utility I use to keep track of my . Virtual CloneDrive - creates a virtual CD drive that you can use to mount image files. Daemon Tools is also an . O&O Defrag Free - O&O makes some of the best defragmenting software. This is the free version. Quite efficient. That's it for now. I'll edit and add more programs if Ie across . FileHippo is an awesome website for downloading free software andmon AMD drivers.