I have written a number of times about free programs that are nearly as good as their commercial competitors. Now PC Magazine has done the same. The magazine's editors have identified 17 nifty free software packages that will deliver just about anything you need - from anti-virus and anti-spyware programs to office suites, image managers, and more.
Of the 17 programs reviewed in PC Magazine, 9 have been reviewed previously in this newsletter, and two others were briefly mentioned here as well.
You can read PC Magazine's reviews at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1864515,00.asp