Windows Starter Kit: Must-have PC apps

Whether you've got a new PC or a seasoned one, you'll want these must-have freeware Windows apps.

You must have treated somebody well this year, because you've got a new computer to start 2009 off right. In this edition of the Windows Starter Kit, we've expanded our collection to include both the recommended free programs you've come to expect from us, and suitable alternatives if our choice doesn't make your grade.

This year's categories include Web browsers, e-mail clients, office and productivity tools, parenting, image editors, music jukeboxes, video jukeboxes and players, file compressors, chatware, torrent clients, and seven five-star, must-have utilities.

Notice the lack of security programs? Check out the Security Starter Kit for our freeware choices to help keep you safe when you surf.

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