Useful software

CutePDF – is a virtual printer that you can use to print your documents (word, power point, etc) to pdf’s.  It can be downloaded free from www.cutepdf.com

Open office – is software similar to Microsoft office. It can be downloaded free from www.openoffice.org

The Gimp – is software similar to photoshop that allows you to edit images.  It can be downloaded free from www.gimp.org

Avast or AVG – is a free anti-virus software. They can be downloaded free from www.avast.com and www.avg.com

Putty – Allows for a secure connection to other computers (works for windows to Unix machines).  It can be downloaded free from www.putty.org

WinSCP – free software that allows for secure file transfer between computers.  It can be downloaded free from http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

7-zip – Free software for file archiving (similar to Winzip).  It can be downloaded free from www.7-zip.org

VirtualBox – free software that allows for the operation of multiple operating systems simultaneously.  It can be downloaded free from www.virtualbox.org

Wine – free software which allows for the installation of some windows software on a linux machine.  It can be downloaded free from www.winehq.org

Skype – free Video conference tool.  It can be downloaded free from www.skype.com

Crossover – Non-free software which allows you to install some windows software on a mac.  It can be purchased from www.codeweavers.com

Xpize – Fixes the visual appearance of Windows XP.  It can be downloaded from www.xpize.net

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