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FreeApps lets you install a ton of quality free applications at once

FreeApps is a software catalog with a twist. It has a ton of quality, freeware/open source offerings that are sorted by category. You browse the catalog, and then you tick the box next to every application that you'd like to install. You then hit Get Installer and download a small file (about 0.5MB). Run the file, and it downloads all of the applications that you've marked and sets them all up, s...

The Download Squad guide to making your new holiday PC more kick-ass!

Many of you probably received a shiny, new netbook, laptop, nettop, desktop, HTPC, or something else with a CPU in it running Windows for the holidays. One thing that has come to be synonymous with new PCs is dreadful preinstalled software (nerdy types call it crapware or bloat). For the most part, the programs OEMs pack onto their systems suck. They're marginally useful at best, and just eat ...

How to replace the crappy pre-installed software on your new Windows 7 PC with great free apps

So you picked up a new Windows 7 laptop (or desktop) or you're planning on buying one in the very near future? If you took a look at display models in stores like Best Buy or Frye's, you no doubt noticed that new systems come with a lot of programs pre-installed. Lots of software is a good thing, right? Not always. Trouble is, what you get is often a) not really useful software or b) a time...