PC Magazine put together a list of what they feel are the best of the free software. Aka freeware can save you a lot of money which is important these days. Many on the list I already use or have at least tried out like Firefox(browser), Avast!(antivirus), Open Office (office programs),Blogger(like this blog), Picasa (photo organizing) and others. For the full article click here.
Source: Windows Tip of the Day