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free 220x220 3 Great Payware Programs Are Now FreewareIt’s not very often we get to see commercial products going freeware. Can you imagine this happening to Adobes Photoshop or Microsoft’s Office ? I think not. There are of course hundreds of freeware programs out there that will give you some or most of the same functionality, and now, we can add three more to the Best Freeware list.

Thanks to freewaregenius for pointing these out to us.

And the newcomers are…

WinX DVD Author

WinX DVD Author Screenshot1 500x368 3 Great Payware Programs Are Now FreewareOur good old friends over at Digiarity has since last decided to release their DVD authoring software as Freeware. This suite does not only convert any movie to DVD, but also allow you to author or re-pack a DVD with themes, chapters and everything you’d expect from a payware program.

As always, Digiarity promises high-quality and High-Speed – and in my opinion, they do deliver.

With step-by-step wizard built-in, even novice can easily convert and burn MKV, M2TS, M4V, MP4, FLV, MPEG, MOV, RM, RMVB, H.264, AVI to DVD, etc. Equipped with fast and powerful decode encoder engine, this free DVD burner software takes less than one hour to create a full 4.3 G high quality DVD, while delivering 100% excellent audio and video effects.

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Download WinX DVD Author

Chasys Draw IES

chasys draw ies 500x585 3 Great Payware Programs Are Now FreewareThis program is soon to be one of my favourite programs. On a daily basis, when working with high-quality graphics, I turn to the master of all; Photoshop. The problem is that Photoshop is much too heavy for my netbook, which I carry with me all over. Chasys Draw IES is a suite of image editing tools featuring a powerful bitmap editor that supports Photoshop style layers and plugins, giving me a lightweight program with the powerful functionality of which I have come to expect and need.

The whole suite is UAC aware and is designed to take advantage of multi-core processors, touch-screens and pen-input devices.

Expect to see a full review on this later

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Download Chasys Draw IES

BufferZone PRO

BufferZone Pro Screenshot1 500x399 3 Great Payware Programs Are Now FreewareI’ve earlier told you about Sandbox programs like Sandboxie and TimeFreeze. The BufferZone Pro is the ’PRO’ version of Trustware’s virtualization/sandboxing program. As with any Sandboxing program, it works by isolating running processes from the rest of the system, making it virtually impossible for the running programs to make changes to your system.

BufferZone Pro does NOT support 64-bit architecture, but they claim to introduce this feature sometime in 2011.

Download BufferZone Pro

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Download BufferZone Pro

 3 Great Payware Programs Are Now Freeware

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Computer geek from the age of 7, which amounts to 30 years of computer experience. From the early days (when every computer company had their own OS) of DOS, Windows 1.0 through Seven...

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  • Anonymous

    I tend to use Paint.NET more than Photoshop.

    • http://www.mintywhite.com Thomas

      Yeah I use that too on my netbook, but it’s too limited for my taste :)

  • Kliton 00

    Thank Yoy Very Mach!

  • zbuckone

    Thanks Thomas, very helpful and valuable information. We need more people like you!

  • Rickrock

    Thanks once again ! – This site is the BEST…. Thank You for all your shared help …


  • Dougy

    Thx for these free packages.

    May I add that Keolab ‘SPICY GUITAR’ is now also freeware.

    Its an acoustic guitar simulator based on physical modeling and has many,many options.

    Its also a standalone product.Used to cost 90 Euros but not anymore.

    I bought this last year and its an excellent program for anyone looking to write guitar pieces on their PC or Mac.


  • Disappointed

    This post was stolen – copied completely but slightly rearranged – from another site. Giving credit where it is due would have been the right thing to do.

    • http://richr.org/ Rich

      Could you please provide a link to your source?

      • Disappointed


        I am the author of the above post. You are using my original screenshot for WinXDVD Author that I created.

      • http://richr.org/ Rich

        Thank you.

    • Anupam Sharma

      Yes, it might have happened. This is bad culture. But “Internet” is running on Copy-Paste habit. You will find nothing if everything is copyrighted.

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