Here are some sites which specialise in
software for downloading. There are many free games and applications
available ... Just a word about the difference between freeware and
shareware. Freeware is what it says - free. Shareware is free for
evaluation purposes, and they always hope that you then buy the full
version. The evaluation version may be limited in what it does - for
instance in a game you may not be able to advance beyond level 2 - or in how
long you can use it. Some evaluation things stop working after 30 days
trial. So be aware of what it is you are downloading.
a very good and
especially good for
The Best Freeware
- list compiled by an individual who promises everything is freeware and not cut-down versions.
- a fabulous selection of completely free Windows and DOS
software - tested, reviewed and rated.
- free stuff
(mostly software) in various categories.
collection of the finest freeware for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT and
Windows 2000. Plus a selection of the latest patches and updates for Windows
95/98/NT/2000 and other internet freebies.
- offers a collection of the best freeware for Windows
95/98. The software presented is not shareware or commercial demoware. But...
- free software,
but some of it is "shareware" that is not crippled and doesn't "nag" you for
Free Software Sites Index
- Links to several of the top free software sites
on the Web. Use the links in the left column to move from page to page within
Music (MP3) Download Sites
Thousands of MP3's, indie CD reviews, MP3 reviews, mp3 players, CD rippers,
plugins, utilities, software downloads. News and information on artists,
hardware and portable players.
features an MP3 archive, daily MP3 news, top ten chart, cool Winamp skins, large
software section and much more! Updated daily and with no pop-ups.
- an MP3 resource for
millions of free music downloads, Winamp players, CD rippers, plugins,
utilities, software downloads. News and information on artists, hardware and
It is difficult to recommend sites to find .wav.au. or midi files - there
are so many of these, and everyone's taste is different. It is best to use
a music search engine... see under Search Engines.
If you want to find out where to download images - animations, backgrounds, clip art, I have listed some sites under Webdesign.
My particular recommendations- these are items that I would not be
without; they are all free except for the first item.
My-eTrust - Excellent antivirus software which is inexpensive and efficient
- It is
essential to have some zip facility and this is excellent and easy to use.
You can zip files to send to other people, and unzip those you receive or
- an instant messaging service that keeps you in touch with your friends all over the world.
magic little graphics viewer and editor, which is a neat small file, opens
quickly, and is easy to use. It will also play sound files.
Two other sound players that I think are essential:
play midis and wav files, and MP3s.