Freeware that happily reside on my hard drive

1. Q10

Full screen editor

2. TaskCoach

To-do-list and planner

3. Filebox eXtender

enhances windows and folders

4. Chaos Manager

A reminder and calendar

5. Tucan

Backup and synchronize files.

6. CCleaner

Cleans the system garbage and fix registry

7. Daemon Tools

CD/DVD image emulator

8. Pidgin

All-in-one instant messenger with MSN/Hotmail, Gtalk and QQ users at the same time.

9. Kmplayer

Best media player. Loads of features and very intuitive to use

10. Foobar 2000

Music player. Simple, elegant and never steals the show

11. KeePassX (not KeePss!)

Keep and remember all the passwords for me

12. Microsoft Chinese Date & Time

Shows the Chinese calendar and four time zones of your choice

13. WikidPad

Wiki as a desktop application. Perfect for linking linking words and notes

14. Nmap

A network scanner

15. AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic

Anti-virus program with small footprint and just works.

Update: Now I prefer AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition to Antivir. AVG has stronger anti-sypware capabilities and and cleaned a few spypware files on my computer, which Antivir failed to detected. Also, AVG’s icon is cooler than that of Antivir.

16. Comodo Firewall

Best personal firewall when it works in Simple Mode, otherwise requires too much of your attentions.

17. Emule Xtreme 6.1

Download, download and download

18. vim

I use it less and less because of my editing is done using Q10 and MS word. It will be in the limelight when I started using Linux.

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