How to find free PC Software
Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 18:08
Some people still prefer the brand name programs. The good news is that some of the developers offer students a discounted rate. Microsoft offers reduced rates for Microsoft Office and even sells the Windows 7 operating system for thirty dollars to students. Always get deals like these direct from the original developers if possible. Many third party sites, for example journeyed, gradware, and academic superstore, have been given poor customer reviews for shady business practices and poor customer service.
There are a great many free programs out there, so don't be afraid to search out your own. To ensure a new program is safe to run on your computer, it's a good idea to search Google for reviews of the product before installing. Another point to keep in mind is that a lot of these programs offer to install browser toolbars and change your default search engine. You might find your browser a little less cluttered if you deselect these options during installation. Nearly all of these programs come with built in help features, so you should be enjoying your free software in no time!