Wednesday, May 25, 2005

This is a good resource for most people who would like to download a software program. The programs are supposed to be free but as Yacine discovered, note comment below about one program that is only free "for a while". It has a good definition of spyware and adware, which are both new concerns for computer users, and an area with basic explanation of downloading techniques and things to be concerned about. A very useful feature is that comments from others who have downloaded the different programs can be accessed. The comments often provide real information about problems associated with any particular type of software. For example, in one review of a particular item, it noted that while ostensibly free, that particular program charges your credit card automatically if you go over a certain amount of usage. There is also a large music download area which appears to support legal downloading which I plan to check out when I get some more time. Interestly enough, the third area on the site "games" did not pass the criteria of the filtering software at my school district and was blocked so I couldn't access it from my school computer.

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