The links provided below are directed toward very useful and innovative utilities that are provided free of charge by their developers.
Spybot-S&D - Great free spyware scanner.
Trillian - Trillian is a fully featured, Windows chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC, Without stealing your home page and with no other included software, pop-ups, or spyware.
Adium X - Adium X is a fully featured, Mac OS X chat client that supports AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more...
MythTV - MythTV is a homebrew PVR project.
VLC - VideoLAN Client (VLC) s a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats.
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