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Whether you pick Linux or Windows, Windows XP was the most common operating system used world wide however as I'm sure you know many of the comercial applications for XP can be a bit pricy especially if Microsoft sells them so we are offering some free alternatives for your Windows XP Computer. As Windows XP support has come to an end effective April of 2014I I added Important updates for those with older verstions of XP. And now I'm adding free tutorials and downloads to help Windows XP Users who either can't or choose not to upgrade can find as much outside third party support as possible.

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Using Windows XP after Support Cutoff from Microsoft Pt.1

Third Party support for Windows XP after Microsoft Cut Off. Pt.2

Windows XP Service Pack 1a Express Install (32-Bit) for End Users

Windows XP Service Pack 1a Express Install (32-Bit) for End Users

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers

Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

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Win XP Apps

Open Office is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an image retouching and editing tool[5] and is released under the LGPLv3 and later versions and the GPLv3 and later versions as free and open-source software. There are versions tailored for most operating systems including Linux, OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
GIMP has tools used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photo-montages, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks. Animated images such as GIF and MPEG files can be created using an animation plugin.
The developers and maintainers of GIMP strive to create a high-end free software graphics application for the editing and creation of original images, photos, icons, graphical elements of web pages, and art for user interface elements

KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing. KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.


Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Eraser is currently supported under Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Server 2003 (with Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Eraser is Free software and its source code is released under GNU General Public License.
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AVG offers the best free solution today for a free Antvirus and Antispy security. It has real time virus shield as well as a manual virus scanner.

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ZoneAlarm Free Firewall blocks hackers from infiltrating your home PC by hiding your computer from unsolicited network traffic. By detecting and preventing intrusions, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall keeps your PC free from viruses that slow down performance, and spyware that steals your personal information, passwords, and financial data.


Opera Browser

Rediscover the web with what is in my opinion the greatest browser ever created, Opera. It has over 100 add ons for almost any need you can imagine and its one of the most secure browsers available today.


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CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner.

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CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not include adware or similar malicious components.

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A more elegant browser. By design. Before Safari, browsers were an afterthought. Something you put up with if you wanted to surf the internet. One browser looked and felt just like another, so you chose the one that worked the best and crashed the least. They were ugly, cluttered affairs, whose interfaces competed for your attention and made browsing � the very purpose for which they were created � more difficult. Safari changes all that.

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DVDFab HD Decrypter is a simple version of DVDFab "DVD to DVD" and DVDFab "Blu-ray to Blu-ray". It copies entire DVD/Blu-ray movie to hard drive, and removes all the DVD protections (CSS, RC, RCE, APS, UOPs and Sony ARccOS) and part of Blu-ray protections (AACS, BD+, RC, UOPS and BD-Live) while copying.

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Google Chrome: a new web browser for Windows Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

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DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks, subtitles as well as a menu for easier navigation.

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The second beta version of DVDStyler 1.7.3 improves performance of transcoding due to support of multi-core processors. In this release there are also some GUI changes: added welcome dialog and added a possibility to set default button. Moreover, the relative paths to video files will be saved in project file, if files are in the same directory as directory of project file or in the subdirectories.

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