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FREE GAME: Food Force - The Game

GAME DEMO: Tomb Raider: Legend

BYTESIZE: Video reviews of the latest hardware, gadgets and gizmo's from the PC World Test Centre.

BUSINESS & PRODUCTIVITY: AbiWord 2.4.4, Alleycode, EverNote 1.1, Firefox 1.5, Nvu, OpenOffice 2, Pegasus Mail, SeaMonkey 1.0.1, Steganos LockNote, Thunderbird 1.5

CALENDARS & ORGANISERS: EssentialPIM, FreeMind, SyncNotes 2.3

COLLABORATION AND REMOTE ACCESS: GetByMail, Groove Virtual Office 3.1

COMMUNICATION TOOLS & SERVICES: Festoon Beta, Qnext, Skype 2, Trillian 3.1

ENTERTAINMENT: Audacity 1.2.4b, Celestia, Google Earth, IrfanView 3.98, iTunes, Kristal, Picasa 2, The Gimp 2.2.11

FILE SHARING & STORAGE: BeInSync, BitTorrent, FolderShare, FolderSync

NEWS READERS: Abilon, FeedReader, RssReader

ONLINE SEARCH AND REFERENCE: Browster, Copernic Desktop Search 1.7, FlashGot, Free Download Manager 2, Google Desktop, Hyperwords, MSN Search Toolbar, Watson, WordWeb

SECURITY: Ad-Aware 1.06, All-in-One Secretmaker, Avast! Antivirus Home Edition 4.7, Microsoft Windows Defender Beta, Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4, ZoneAlarm 6

UTILITIES AND SYSTEM TOOLS: 7-Zip, CCleaner 1.28, Foxit Reader, PDF Creator, PuTTY, SIW (System Information for Windows), Tweak UI for XP

BEST BUY REVIEWS: ADSL2 Modems, DVD Burners, LCD Monitors, Notebooks, PCs, Projectors, TV Tuner Cards, Wireless Routers

SECURITY: Ad Aware 1.06, Avast! Antivirus Home Edition 4.7, Avast! Virus Cleaner, CCleaner 1.27, CWShredder 2.19, EncryptOnClick, FraudEliminator 2.4, IMSecure 1.0, SpamPal 1.5.9, Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4, Sygate Personal Firewall 5.6, ZoneAlarm 6

AUDIO/VIDEO: Audacity 1.2.4b, Audiograbber 1.83, DivX 6, Jet Audio 6.2.4, Juice 2.2, Kristal, QuickTime 7, RealPlayer 10, Windows Media Player 10

WIRELESS: AirSnare, iPig, NetStumbler

ESSENTIALS: Adobe Reader 7.0.7, DeepBurner 1.7, IZArc ZIP 3.5, OpenOffice 2, pdf995, SyncBack 3.2.9

FREE GRAPHICS APPLICATIONS: AMP Font Viewer 3.70, IrfanView 3.97, PhotoFiltre 6.2.2, Picasa 2, ScreenHunter 4, The Gimp 2.2.11

LINUX: Firefox 1.5, Gaim 1.5.0, Thunderbird 1.0.7, Wine

FEATURES: Autoruns, MemTest86, NetStumbler, Partition Table Doctor Trial, Quick Access InfoBar, ShellExView, SpeedFan Tool, StartupList INTERNET TOOLS: AI Roboform 6.7.0, Azureus 2.4, Buyertools Reminder 1.5, FileZilla 2.2, Free Download Manager 2, GMail Drive, MSN Messenger 7.5, NetMeter, Pluck 2, Shareaza 2.2, Skype 2, ShockWave & Flash Player, Thunderbird 1.5, Trillian 3.1

DIAGNOSE, RECOVER & REPAIR: CDCheck 3.1.11, PC Inspector File Recovery 4, Partition Logic 0.61, PC Wizard 2006, Startup Control Panel, Windows Boot Files

WEB DEVELOPMENT: First Page 2006, Listmessenger Lite, MySQL 5, MySQL Administrator 1.1.9, PHP 5.1.4 Installer, phpAdsNew 2.0.7, phpBB, Web CEO 5.6, Xenu Link Sleuth

WEB BROWSERS: Firefox 1.5, Internet Explorer 6 SP1, Mozilla 1.7.13, Netscape 8.1, Opera 8.5

HELPSCREEN & HERE'S HOW: Add/Remove Master Trial, Add/Remove Pro 2.08, Clean System 1.7, EasyCleaner, Fedora 5 / OpenSUSE Boot Disc ISOs, FeedReader, File Recovery 6 Trial, FilmLoop, Jetico Personal Firewall, MobiManager Trial, ObjectDock, Outpost Firewall Trial, Picasa 2, Recolored Trial, ReNamer, Sizeme, Slide, SoftPerfect Personal Firewall, Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4, StopAds, Thumbnail.reg, TreeWalk DNS

PATCHES & UPDATES: ATI Radeon CATALYST 6.3, NVIDIA ForceWare 84.21, Ad-Aware Definitions Update, Avast! 4.6 Definitions Update, Norton Antivirus Definitions Update, Spybot S&D Definitions Update, .NET Framework Runtime 2.0, DirectX 9.0c, Nero Update, Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5, Visual Basic Runtime Files

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