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10 Pieces of Paid Software That Are Now Free

10 Pieces of Paid Software That Are Now Free
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We're the first to extol the benefits of polished, user-friendly, feature-packed proprietary software, but that doesn't mean we want to be charged an arm and a leg for it, either. We're not alone in our thinking -- a ton of users jumped when Adobe CS2 was rumored to have gone free this January (sorry folks, it's not free). Fortunately, there is still a lot of pieces of paid software out there that have gone free or become open source (not to mention the numerous giveaways and promotional releases that go on). Here are a few that have piqued our fancy including good software gone open source and limited time freebies.

Don't forget to check out '13 Awesome Games Gone Free,' while you're at it!

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    userstefan , May 8, 2013 2:52 PM
    Very nice except uRexsoft Video Converter Platinum 3.0 does not appear to be free... Hope it is not a trick to get the program installed and then buying it now is it?
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    Meoricin , May 9, 2013 3:51 PM
    As stated, uRexsoft's Video Converter is not free, unless there's some kind of activation code available. Poor research if not.
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    Truckinupga , May 11, 2013 9:28 PM
    Oh and forgot to add that it is totally free, No gimmicks.
    http://www.mediacope.com/
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    Onihikage , May 15, 2013 6:56 PM
    That title is a dumb joke. Half of these merely WERE free at some point in the past, and at least one has never been free. This slideshow is completely fluffed up to reach the magic number 10, when it really should have stuck with whatever number matched reality.
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    mobrocket , May 16, 2013 9:55 AM
    Ubuntu
    Handbrake
    Thunderbird
    Chrome
    there u go with 4 freebies that are better than what is listed
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    standardalone , November 19, 2013 8:26 PM
    Well, yeah if we are talking about "Free" at the current age, the title of this list would go for 8.5 Pieces of Paid Software That Are Now Free as my concern. I will give you some real cases, for example, a data backup wizzard called EaseUS data backup. http://www.easeus.com
    They have charging version but I am sure the Free version can satisfy all your demands already.
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