Posts Tagged ‘free’

How Does Free Software Tend to Put Users at Risk?

We all install and use lots of free software. What are the risks we expose ourselves when blindly installing such software without reading through the installation steps?

Risks to Watch For When Downloading & Installing Free Software

Free Trials and Discounts for IE9 Users


via Windows Team Blog

Get this great security tool for Windows: Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit is a free security tool from Microsoft which helps you enhance the security of your Windows. The tool allows you to harden applications that weren’t originally designed to take advantage of Windows security features, such as DEP (Data Execution Prevention).

Complete tutorial: The one security tool every Windows user should know about

Download page: Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

A Special GiveAway: a Great Book & Great Security Software

The team from 7 Tutorials has a special giveaway running during the month of January. Signed copies of their latest book, full 1-year licenses of BitDefender Internet Security 2011 and free 3-month trials for everyone willing to participate.

18 months of 7 Tutorials – Celebrating with the help of BitDefender

Panda Internet Security 2011 Giveaway

7 Tutorials and Panda Security, have recently launched a pretty big giveaway: 20 licenses of Panda Internet Security 2011. To learn more about how you can win one of these licenses, check out this post.

Giveaway worth 1200+ USD from Panda Security & 7 Tutorials

OnlineOCR – Free OCR Service

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Looking for a free online OCR service? OnlineOCR is a free site where you can convert images, PDF docs and more into editable text or Word files. You have to create an account, which is slightly annoying, but otherwise it works well.


Great List of Free Windows 7 Downloads and Tools


From MS MVP Blake Handler comes another great list, chock full of interesting and useful tools and tips for Windows 7.

Blake Handler’s Windows 7 page

3 Free Amazon MP3 Downloads


This has been all over the web today, $3 in free MP3 downloads from Amazon through November 30th.

Download free MP3s from Amazon

Read articles from more than 600 magazines for free at Maggwire

Maggwire_ Experience magazines online.

There are many other websites that bring you free magazines that you can read online. They allow you to choose a magazine and read the entire magazine. Maggwire takes a different approach in listing out the articles in those magazines and letting you choose which article to read. They’ve categorized these magazine articles into different categories so you choose them according to your taste. Did I tell you that they have articles from more than 600 magazine titles?

Read the best magazine articles at Maggwire.

Compare Two Text Files for Differences using P4Merge

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Ever ran into the situation where you had two text files and needed to figure out what was different between the two? There are lots of file comparison utilities out there and P4Merge is one of the better ones. It highlights the differences and also has several comparison methods, so you can exclude whitespace differences, etc.

Compare Two Text Files For Differences

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