Title: 75 best free PC software downloads from Microsoft
Author: Nick Peers, TechRadar
Full Text & Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/58-best-free-pc-software-a
The Internet, Online, 12/01/2016
Everyone knows Microsoft for its Windows OS and Office productivity suite. But the software giant makes plenty of other apps, many of which are entirely free to download and use. In fact, there’s a ton of them.
It’s not just about work, either; Microsoft is responsible for lots of apps that are enjoyable and fun to use. See through the eyes of the world’s telescopes, play a game or two or – better still – create your own with Kodu Game Lab. The list just keeps on growing.
Some of the programs here are unfinished, and clearly marked as such. That means there’s a chance you may run into problems using them – nothing major, but take a System Restore point before you proceed, just in case.
We also recommend you don’t attempt to install every program in this list in one go; you’ll quickly bring your computer to its knees. Instead, pick out tools that excite you and give them a try.
With the Windows Essentials apps, you can choose the ones you want when you download the Windows Essentials installer program. So, what are you waiting for? You’re about to make your PC more efficient, secure and fun without spending a thing.
When we started counting up all the best free Microsoft apps, we thought we’d find 20 or 30. In the end, we found a lot more. And because this is Microsoft, these apps aren’t just okay, they’re good. Great, even.
There’s a free program or service for just about every aspect of PC use, from headline-grabbers such as Windows Essentials and Microsoft Office Web Apps, to smaller but no less useful tools such as Microsoft Autoruns, Security Essentials and Desktops.
1. Microsoft Office Web Apps
2. Windows Live Mail
3. Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center
4. Visual Studio 2013
5. Free Microsoft Office Templates
6. Microsoft Mathematics 4.0
8. Free images and clip-art
10. Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
11. Ribbon Hero 2
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