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Software Reviews

From time to time I purchase software either for my own use or the use of a client. In this area, I will attempt to make objective observations about the software that I have recently purchased or begun to use.

Reviews, General Information :

Follow the links to the reviews on other pages.


Generally speaking, the free antivirus programs will use fewer resources than the paid ones, but they will also have fewer features. This can be a advantage with computers with less than a couple of gb of memory or older processors. It can be a necessity if using an older (Windows XP or Vista) operating system.

Avast: Avast free antivirus is my personal choice. I actually paid for it on my two computers, first because I want to support good technology, and second because Avast Free is only legal on strictly personal use machines.


Internet And WWW Browsers

  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer

Other Internet Programs and Utilities

  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004
  • Windows Live Mail (for e-mail) vs. Webmail
  • WordPress

Office and Word processing programs

  • Microsoft Office 2013 and 365
  • Google Apps
  • Open Office (openoffice.org)