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Free Programs

 

 

If you have been using computers for a while then you would be well aware of the amount of free stuff that is out there. Free programs like Antivirus, Office suites, accounting (POS), music and movie players, photo programs and heaps more. Below is a small list of fantastic software that doesn't come with advertisements or popups and they will never nag you for money. That is our aim here so choices may difer from other people.

 

NB: All links will take you to the respective website for downloading. Denlyn Computers takes no responsibility for any bad happenings. Always scan the downloaded files for virus's and malware

 

 

We all know that a computer needs an antivirus and firewall but which one do we choose? Unlike suites such as Norton, it combines both malware protection and antivirus but what free versions have both?

Undoubtedly not the best but it has zero advertisements and no popups unless you are being warned of an attack. Microsoft Security Essentials(MSE) is probably your best choice.

Containing an antivirus, it also has protection against malicious software, spyware, rootkits and trojans. If you have Windows 8 or 10, you do not need to download MSE as it comes preinstalled in the name of Windows Defender.

As always, we do recommend a paid version like Norton Kaspersky as they are perhaps the best on the market at this point.

Security Essentials

 

We covered the antivirus but what about malware?

Malwarebytes is probably the best there is for scanning and removing malware which in most cases, the best security suites always miss. Simply install it and use it when you want to. Every month, 3 months or 6 months. It doesn't matter as long as you do a scan every now and then.

There is a catch.

Downloading and installing is harmless but along the installation, you will be asked to "Try out the Pro version" or continue with the "Free Version"

If you select the pro version, it will run for 30 days and then after that, it will keep asking you for money. Installing the free version is the best option unless you are extremely happy with the product, then go ahead and buy it. Trust us, it is very good.

Once installed, do a scan straight away and you'll be surprised at what it finds.

Malwarebytes

 

Is your Office suite out of date or simply can't justify the cost of buying Microsoft Office. Well perhaps there is a solution.

Libre Office is perhaps the most powerful office program out there that has everything like Word(Writer), Excel(Calc) and Powerpoint(Impress). You can even download free templates direct into Writer.

Very easy to use and yes, you can even save and open Microsoft Word documents(.DOC)

On the download page, simply click on the "Download Version 5.*.*". You can also download the help files just in case you lose internet connection.

libreoffice

 

UniCenta Pos is right out there. A free open source program to do all your daily business right to the close of day. From POS (Point Of Sale) to Inventory and even ledgers and reports.

Designed for a restaurant, it can easily be changed to suit just about any business and being designed for touch screens makes it perfect for fast sales. But don't worry, you can still use a mouse and keyboard.

As it is free, donations are asked but that will be up to you. If you get into trouble, remote support is available but you will have to pay for that. Considering you got a full POS for free, it is a little give and take that makes it the best in the business.

For more information, click on the link below.

unicenta POS

 

 

 

Video and music playing is a hit and miss scene where it simply doesn't do justice to the media or it only comes with Windows and to top it off, a lot of the free stuff in this area doesn't have all the codecs and licenses making you pay money for them.

The most easiest and convenient way of getting everything you need is all bundled in VideoLan or VLC as most commonly known.

Playing movies or music, VLC will cover around 98% of all files including Blu-Ray discs

VLC

 

 

 

You have heard of Photoshop, PhotoDirector, and Paintshop and although they are superb programs, they are also superbly expensive.

In steps Photoscape.

A free version that can create albums, tagging and modification, it is perhaps the best free photo editor on the market. It's also free with no adware or tracking and it is always being updated. If people think Microsoft Photos is the bee's knee's, then Photoscape walks all over MS

 

Photoscape

 

 

 

Are you into music editing or even in a music band where writing your own songs is of the highest priority and you want the music perfect?

It doesn't really matter what you do but if you love music like the rest of the world does, Audacity is the perfect software you will need to listen to your music.

Even if your not into editing, you can use Audacity to listen to your music.

A very powerful program to have for free.

Audacity

 

 

 

We have used many browsers over the years and there is no doubt, FireFox (FF) is still the best. Opera comes in a close second but is still lacking user control in some areas.

Google chrome has the speed (Except at startup where it lags so slow) and as for Microsoft Edge, this is the worse joke of the 21st century.

For a solid web browser with tonnes of usability and control, the number one choice will always be FireFox but it doesn't stop there.

If you want a powerful free email client, Thunderbird is also the top choice. From the same people, you can change it to whatever you like.

 

FireFox

Thunderbird

 

 

 

Not much of a list but somethings are important to have. As there are too many to count free programs out there, it is a matter of choosing the right one that is for you. As people are voicing their dismay about the lack of decent apps that are out there, if you want a full working version of a program, go straight to the source. Free or paid, it is up to you.

Just remember to scan all downloaded files for virus's

 

Contact Us

There are several ways you can contact us and the preferred way for us is by email but please rest assured, either method will get us returning your phone call.

 

Denlyn Computers

71 Davies st, George Town, Tasmania 7253

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Mobile. 0408 747 565
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