Must Have Free Windows 7 Software

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Open source/free software rocks. Let me share some awesome and amazing free software for your Windows box to help you hack your life.

1. MediaCoder

Video converter and editor to take care of your day to day video conversion needs. Whether you want to compress your videos or just want to convert them for you ipod/iphone. MediaCoder is the perfect solution.

2. InfraRecorder

Very simple CD/DVD burning application with easy to use interface.


Powerful image editing software that doesn’t cost you anything.

4. IrfanView

Another light image editing software to take care of simple day to day editing work, from resizing to cropping or taking screenshots and also supports batch processing (resizing, renaming etc.)

5. VLC Mediaplayer

Universal media player, plays any media file under the sun, with streaming capability.


Want to host a website on your computer, this is the easiest solution out there. Apache, php5, mysql, phpmyadmin, ftpserver, mailserver all bundled together for an easy install.

7. Joomla

Ok now you installed XAMPP, but static html pages don’t interest you. Want to start with php website, no worries Joomla is one of the best CMS (Content Management System) out there. Give it a try, easy learning curve, and you don’t need to know any php, html, mysql. It is highly themeable and its plugin/extension library is huge with plugins for almost all your website needs.

8. WordPress

Don’t want a full fledged website, just want to run a blog, WordPress is there for you. Written in php, this themable blog code is very easy to setup and use. This very blog is also running using WordPress.


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