Chicken Invaders is a nicely designed arcade game based on the 80's hit. The goal is to defend the planet earth and the entire human race from the revenge hungry chickens from another galaxy. You need to shoot as fast and as precise as possible to see only drumsticks falling from the sky and whatever you do - never touch asteroids or eat the eggs!
VLC is a free and open sourced very versatile video player.
I've used it ever since I can remember and I've never came across an audio or video file it hasn't been able to open and play (see the full list of supported files below). Aside from it's amazing playback capabilities, VLC can also be used as an encoder and a server to stream many codecs, file formats, as well as DVDs, VCDs and various streaming protocols. VLC, written by the VideoLAN project, is open source software licensed under a GNU General Public License, which means it is entirely free to download, use and share - even for commercial purposes. VLC is also one of the most platform-independent multimedia players - it is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BeOS, Syllable, BSD, MorphOS, Solaris and Sharp Zaurus - and it has been translated to many different languages.
Mozilla Thunderbird is probably one of the best and most popular email management applications that does not come build into your computer at purchase. It's constantly being developed by the Mozilla Foundation (the same people that brought you Firefox) and it just so happens that it is free, open source, cross platform & multilanguage. Don't you love it already?
Avira AntiVir Personal is a solid, reliable and free antivirus solution that constantly and rapidly scans your computer for malicious programs such as viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc. Monitors every action executed by the user or the operating system and reacts promptly when a malicious program is detected. This is a free software for personal use only with other paid versions available for more advanced and business/commercial use. As just the free version, the software has been highly reviewed by CNET and Softpedia and has received many positive user reviews.
Virtual Skipper Online is a free version of a unique regatta game, Virtual Skipper 5, where you get to take the most famous boats in the world on offshore races on 14 of the best competitive watercourses including Valencia, Marseille, Trapani and Malmö – all venues of the America's Cup. You can play the game solo or tap in into the VS5 online gamer community to play in the multiplayer mode with people from every continent.
CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn all kinds of CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs and bootable discs. It has a logical, multilanguage interface, so it is fairly easy to operate, even for beginner users. CDBurnerXP is available only for Windows systems as of now, but it runs on versions as old as Windows 2000. It's a truly free software - even if you need this application for your company, you can freely install it on all computers.
Soldier Front is a 3D first person shooter game with very realistic game play and graphics. A unique feature among FPS free games is character growth, where the player can save their statistics and rise throught the military ranks just as a real soldier. The game also allows you to choose which task force you want to belong to (SAS, SEAL, UDT or Delta Force). Each setting comes with different weapons, statistics of recoil and rate of fire.
OpenOffice is one of the best reviewed and oldest in the family of productivity software suites. It takes care of all the typical office needs: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. The software is available for all possible operating systems and in many languages. It can open & save your files to an international open standard format and to many additional formats common to other office software packages as well. The best thing about it - it can be downloaded and used for any purpose completely free!
If you've ever held gigs worth of content on your iPod or iPhone and lost the originals on your computer - you will love this app. You might know by now that if you connect your fully loaded iPod to your freshly wipped computer, iTunes will automatically want to erase everything on your mp3 player and start fresh. iTunes will also not allow you to transfer music or videos from your iPod back to your computer if you've erased the original file from your desktop. Pod to PC or Pod to Mac will let you do it all! The applications are built to allow you to transfer music and videos from your iPod or iPhone into your Mac or PC directly into iTunes.