Free Stuff

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.
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Avast Anti-Virus
Avast Free Anti-Virus is a free software that protects your computer against viruses, trojans and malware. You need to register your email to get a license key for the program. Any email can be used (it does not have to be a personal email). This needs to be renewed only once a year. You can read a review
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Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application. It can be used for Library Management, E-book conversion & editing, Syncing to e-book reader devices, Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form, etc. Read the review
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Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader is the lightweight alternate to Adobe Reader. It is faster and utilizes less resources (computing power). It also has a reputation for being less problematic. Read the review
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50000 free ebooks can be downloaded from this website. You can download the CD/DVD version.
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Open Office

Open Office is the free alternate for MS Office. It is also compatible with other major office suites, Apache Open Office is free to download, use, and distribute. Read the review.
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The Sage
The Sage English Dictionary and Thesaurus has word definitions, example uses, synonyms, hypernyms, hyponyms, and more. It features a handy shortcut that allows you to look up words from any application in Windows. Read the review
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Word Web
The Word Web Thesaurus, Dictionary & Word Finder can be used to look up words from almost any program. Aside from definitions, it also has synonyms, root words, related words and usage tags. Read the review.
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Disclaimer: While utmost care has been taken to ensure that all software/freeware listed above is free and safe. Please use your own discretion while downloading and installing the software mentioned in the list.