Basic soft for Windows

When installing fresh Windows, these programs will definitely make the basics. The emphasis is on functionality and then on liberty, so most of them are FLOSS. (list to be updated as I remember about new areas)


  • Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Snapcraft PortableApps.com Haiku Fire TV Gecko Website

    Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.

    Firefox version 60+ (Quantum) is presently faster than Google Chrome and use less memory than Chrome. Compare to previous versions of Firefox, the Quantum version is twice as fast, promote parallelism, and has more intuitive user interface.

     

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  • Google Chrome

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD iPad PortableApps.com Website

    A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Small Chromium iconChromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by your Google account.

    Additionally, Chrome has Flash and PDF support built into the browser for better speed and security.

    Chrome Web Apps and Extensions are available on Small Chrome Web Store iconChrome Web Store .

    Available in more than 50 languages.

     

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  • Adblock Plus

    Free iPhone Chrome OS BSD iPad Microsoft Edge ... Internet Explorer Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser Opera Firefox Website

    Popular ad blocking web browser extension that includes an "Acceptable Ads" list enabled by default.

     

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  • Double Commander

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Total Commander-inspired file manager that features two side-by-side panels for navigation.

     

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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch Apple TV Kindle Fire Haiku Website

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.

     

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  • Clementine

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer based on Amarok 1.4.

     

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  • IrfanView

    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Fast, compact image viewer, editor, converter and organizer designed to be simple but powerful.

     

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  • LibreOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.

     

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  • Evince

    Free Linux Website

    Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats: PDF, Postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, XPS, SyncTex support with gedit, comics books (cbr,cbz,cb7 and cbt). For a comprehensive list of formats supported, see Supported Document Formats. .

     

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  • 7-Zip

    Free Windows BSD PortableApps.com ReactOS Website

    7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

    The main features of 7-Zip

    High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
    Supported formats:
    Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
    Unpacking only: AR, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DMG, EXT, FAT, GPT, HFS, IHEX, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, QCOW2, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, UEFI, VDI, VHD, VMDK, WIM, XAR and Z.
    For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
    Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats
    Self-extracting capability for 7z format
    Integration with Windows Shell
    Powerful File Manager
    Powerful command line version
    Plugin for FAR Manager
    Localizations for 87 languages

    7-Zip works in Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT. There is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.

     

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  • Avast Free Antivirus

    Free Personal Mac Windows Android iPhone Website

    Avast Free Antivirus a the free for non-commercial and home usage antivirus solution from AVAST Software.
    The program features intuitive, advanced and customizable scanning methods along with other modules dedicated to computer safety.
    It includes antivirus with antispyware, Avast Passwords, Secure HTTPS scanning, streaming updates, hardened mode, DeepScreen, Home Network Security scanner, Do Not Track, SiteCorrect, antiphishing, anti-malware, Smart Scan, Rescue Disk, and Software Updater.

     

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  • LightBulb

    Free Windows Website

    Background application that adjusts screen gamma, making the colors appear warmer at night, reducing strain on your eyes.

     

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  • KeePassXC

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    KeePass Cross-Platform Community Edition - A community maintained fork of the popular KeePassX application with more features and frequent updates.

     

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