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  • Windows 10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows 10 is here to change the game

    7
    10921 votes
    • PROS: Free to upgrade, Consistent across devices , A more natural, customizable experience , Spartan and Cortana allow for more natural browsing and searches
    • CONS: If your only using one device, many features will be lost on you
  • Windows 7

    Home Premium 64-Bit Build 7601

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Another Strong Entry In A Venerable Operating System Legacy

    7
    7228 votes
    • PROS: High software compatibility, High speed, Secure and supported minimum interruptions
    • CONS: May take some learning
  • Windows 8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Good for tablets: touchscreen operation, new apps and easier on the battery

    7
    10290 votes
    • PROS: Sleek, modern design, Very stable, Snappy interface, Includes new native Metro Apps, Support for traditional desktop apps
    • CONS: Metro interface takes some getting used to, Works better on touch screen devices
  • Windows 7

    Home Premium 32 bit

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Another Strong Entry In A Venerable Operating System Legacy

    7
    20131 votes
    • PROS: High software compatibility, High speed, Secure and supported minimum interruptions
    • CONS: May take some learning
  • Internet Explorer 9 64-bit

    Windows 7 64-bit 9.0.8112.16421

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The latest edition of the web's most popular browser

    7
    597 votes
    • PROS: Faster multicore JavaScript engine, Support for HTML5 and CSS3, Very well integrated with the operating system, Sleek interface
    • CONS: Basic HTML5 support
  • Ubuntu

    (Xenial Xerus) 16.04

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The best free operating system out there

    8
    1063 votes
    • PROS: Completely free operating system, Very quick and easy to use, Easy Windows installer, Ubuntu One syncs with mobile devices
    • CONS: Can be difficult to install external components, Tricky to get used to after using Windows
  • Remix OS Player

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play Android games on your PC

    8
    72 votes
    • PROS: Run Android games on the latest version of Android OS, on your PC, Map unlimited buttons to controls in the game
    • CONS: May not run with all games out of box
  • Vysor Android Control on PC

    1.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Put your Android operating system on Windows

    9
    26 votes
    • PROS: You may use a keyboard to interact with your phone, Point and click on your phone using this app
    • CONS: You have to give this app a lot of permissions, Users have to pay a subscription
  • Free PC Cleaner

    4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and Effective PC Registry Cleaner

    6
    392 votes
    • PROS: This free PC cleaner works within minutes., Scans can be initiated with a single click., Constant monitoring helps to actively protect the operating system.
    • CONS: As this is a free download it may not be as effective as a paid application., There can be times when a system is slowed down by this software
  • DOSBox

    0.74

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Run MS-DOS classics without hassle

    7
    404 votes
    • PROS: Lots of games available, Can run any DOS application
    • CONS: Need to be familiar with DOS
  • VirtualBox Portable

    6.4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create a virtual computer with a separate operating system inside your PC

    7
    288 votes
    • EasyBCD

      2.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free duel-booting tool for your Windows PC

      7
      256 votes
      • PROS: May be used as part of your disaster recovery process, Great for backing up and repairing your bootloader
      • CONS: It offers solutions to problems that already have solutions, The free version has no instruction manual
    • Google Chromium OS

      (32516) 4.0.253.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Web-based operating system developed by Google

      7
      705 votes
      • PROS: Completely different from other OS, No learning curve: it's all a web browser, Takes seconds to boot, Perfect OS for netbooks
      • CONS: Only available as source code at the moment, Very early stage of development
    • ZoomIt

      4.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      iPhone

      Zoom in your deskop and draw right on it

      7
      128 votes
      • PROS: Easy to setup and use, Allows hotkey configurations
      • CONS: Doesn't offer many colours or marker sizes
    • VMware Player

      12.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Run a totally independent virtual PC in your computer

      7
      490 votes
      • PROS: Test a new OS and new software without risks, Easy to set up and run, Can easily share data with the host system, Lets you create virtual machines
      • CONS: High system requirements
    • WinToUSB

      3.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      8
      13 votes
      •  Intel® XDK

        1816

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Create Smartphone and Tablet Apps Using JavaScript and HTML5

        7
        77 votes
        • PROS: One-step solution, Support for multiple operating systems , In-cloud build system
        • CONS: Finding documentation can be difficult, Performance isn’t the best
      • Chrome OS Linux

        1.9.1077_

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Fast and lightweight operating system built around Google Chrome web browser

        8
        85 votes
        • PROS: The best web browser, blazing fast and secure
        • CONS: Some hardware may not be fully supported
      • RamBooster

        2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free software to free up extra RAM within an operating system

        7
        274 votes
        • PROS: Users will not have to pay to download this software package., A user-friendly display will keep track of memory allocation at all times.
        • CONS: RamBooster will not detect any viruses that may be present within a system., Not as effective as some professional disk cleanup programs.
      • Microsoft Office 2008 Update

        for Mac 12.1.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        A Free Microsoft Office Update For Older Operating System Users

        5
        128 votes
        • PROS: Plenty of bug fixes, Installing is not difficult, Makes changes to almost all the Microsoft Office tools
        • CONS: Only useful for people using Microsoft Office 2008, Not vital for the security of the Microsoft Office software
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      1(Xenial Xerus) 16.0410637.75296331138288Windows
      2Home Premium 32 bit201317.212989916049829Windows
      3102906.933216715257511Windows
      4Home Premium 64-Bit Build 760172286.846693414499159Windows
      5109216.76156945334675Windows