13 Free Windows Apps, 5 Free OS X Apps, 4 Free Cloud Applications You'll Want! 2 Sites For Finding Free Stuff, 1 Free OS: Ubuntu, lots of places you can find free content, Even More Free Stuff from Maximum PC's Will Smith, and Finding Free Fax, aka Why Won't Fax Die!
Tekzilla feeds your tech hunger! Patrick Norton, Robert Heron and Veronica Belmont bring you hands on reviews of the latest gear, tips and tricks that improve the tech you already own and conversations with the most informative experts around.
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Pumpkin Pie Breakfasts, Turkey Stuffing 'n Cheese Burritos... must be the week after Thanksgiving!
Our favorite free OS? Might we suggest Karmic Koala, aka the latest version of Ubuntu Linux? You don't even have to install it on your hard drive to test it out!
They love teaching you how to make electronics, and, of course, they sell an amazing array of DIY parts... we're talking about SparkFun.com, a site we love. Even cooler, SparkFun's Free Day is January 7th, 2010!... you can get up to $100 in gear from them for free if you pay for the shipping!
Veronica talks Windows 7 install, and I suspect there are some turkey references, too, but you'll have to watch the video to find out more!
Not sure you trust this whole cloud app thing? If you've been using Gmail, Yahoo Mail or Hotmail... you've been using cloud apps already!
This week's Freebie download pick is Free HD Converter... the perfect tool for taking video from an HD camcorder and turning it into something you can use. It does one thing, and it does it very very well: convert AVCHD files into an AVI, MPEG2, WMV, MP4 file that your editing software can work with. (It also does iPod and DVD formatted files, too!)
Since we're talking about things that are free this week, we thought it would be a good time to discuss FreeCycle and Neighborgoods! FreeCycle is a collection of local Yahoo Groups that aim to find good homes for your stuff... Neighborgoods is just launching and lets you lend and share stuff. Learn more in the video!
The curiously named 'LeakerDiaper' wants free fax, and wants to know why FAX just won't die... he's over driving to the nearest place with a fax machien and paying to send one. (And paying even if they don't recieve it at the other end!)
We know why fax won't die... but we don't know of a good free online FAX service, beyond the FAX software Microsoft still builds into Windows. (Which is great if you have a landline and a fax modem in your PC.)
Got a fave free online fax service? Email the info to us: email@example.com and we'll pass the word!
Maximum PC's Holiday Issue has a hefty free section, so we asked Will Smith to come back! He's got his favorite video conversion tool (and a free tool to help you back up your DVDs!), Open Source applicastions, the free credit report that -isn't- a scam, and even free food!
We've done software to death... how about Free TV and Movies from Hulu and emol.org. GameTap still offers free games online. Gutenberg.org is the ultimate source of classic books you can download for free... wondering what our fave free cartoons and music sources are? You'll have to watch the video!