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Download of the Week

Download of the Week

Recommended software and freeware downloads making the headlines.

Download of the Week: Tails OS

Tails received a lot of press a couple of weeks ago when it was disclosed that Edward Snowden was using it to avoid NSA snooping. This portable operating system's sole purpose is preserving your privacy and anonymity online by relying on the…

Download of the Week: SurfEasy VPN

We’ve recommended VPN services as a means to increasing your privacy online and getting around geographically restricted websites. But for all the benefits they represent, few make the process of getting an account and setting things up approachable to the…

Download of the Week: Black Mesa 1.0

Black Mesa, the long-anticipated fan remake of Half-Life, has officially gone live today after eight years in development. For those hearing about this mod project for the first time, it involves a ground-up rewrite of Half-Life using Valve's Source Engine,…

Download of the Week: PCMark 7

After a short delay, Futuremark has delivered the next major release of its PCMark full-system benchmarking tool for Windows 7. The newest version, PCMark 7, was designed taking modern hardware into account, including solid-state drives, CPUs with integrated graphics and…

Download of the Week: LookInMyPC

LookInMyPC is a free tool for Windows that generates a complete, comprehensive profile of your system including information on everything from the hardware to connected peripherals, installed programs, networking information, running processes, and Registry run entries. Everything is presented in…

Download of the Week: Soluto

Soluto bills itself as an anti-frustration software that leverages the collective knowledge of users to tell you which specific applications are bogging down your computing experience. Although eventually the developer plans to offer more functionality, for now the frustration they’re…

Download of the Week: CCEnhancer

CCleaner has long been one of our favorite system optimization, privacy and cleaning tools. This free program makes it easy to clean temporary and unnecessary files that accumulate on your system over time, allowing Windows to run faster and freeing…

Download of the Week: Synergy+

Those of you who run dual monitor setups know it's a godsend for productivity with the freedom it gives for multitasking. Granted, some might find it hard to justify buying a secondary display for their day-to-day computing needs. But if…