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    Info Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2008

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    For those of you who weren't able to keep up, here's a look back at the most popular Windows downloads of 2008.

    Keep in mind that this list is based on the popularity of posts we've published in 2008 only, regardless of the original release date of the app. Many were brand new this year, while others were solid updates to popular software. Here's the full run-down of the 12 most popular Windows downloads of 2008:



    Firefox 3 Is Released, We Download




    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] was easily one of the biggest events in software in 2008 regardless of what platform you run. We may be [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] now, but if you're looking to brush up on your Firefox 3 chops, be sure to check out the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and our [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].





    Mojo Downloads Music from Your Friends' iTunes Libraries Over the Internet




    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] makes it easy to download music from your friends' iTunes libraries over the internet. Mojo comes in both free and premium flavors, but the free version offers plenty of functionality for the money. If you're just getting started with Mojo, check out [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].





    Free PDF to Word Doc Converter




    It's easy to convert or print Microsoft Word documents to PDF, but what about when you want to go the other way around? The aptly named [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] does exactly that. ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ])





    OurTunes Grabs Music from Shared iTunes Libraries




    If the limitations on Mojo aren't for you, the open-source classic [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]—which downloads music from any shared iTunes library on your network—made a comeback earlier this year, as a new developer took up the reigns and continues to release updates. ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ])





    CCleaner Clears the Crap from Your PC




    The popular PC colonic [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (the first 'C' stands for Crap) pushed out a 2.0 release earlier this year and you were quick to update and enjoy the crap cleaning goodies. ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ])





    AVG Free Anti-Virus 2008



    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] hit the streets in May, and the application that you voted [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] was unsurprisingly popular. ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ])





    Windows Vista Service Pack 1




    Microsoft released the first major service pack for Vista, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ]), in March, and you were eager to download and update to the latest and greatest from Redmond. ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ])





    Hotspot Shield Gets Around US-Only Blocks & Content Filtering




    Looking to protect your browsing privacy or access US-only content from outside the US? [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] received a lot of attention in '08 from users looking to do that and more. ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ])





    Quick Media Converter Easily Converts Media to Any Format




    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] converts virtually any media file (audio or video) from one format to another. The application has an emphasis on simplicity: Just drag and drop a file you want to convert onto the app, click the icon of the device you're converting for, and let Quick Media Converter take care of the rest. ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ])





    DExposE2 Brings OS X's Expose to Windows





    Freeware application [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] is a clone of Mac OS X's Expose feature for Windows XP and Vista, providing an attractive, innovative interface for switching and managing windows in Windows. Check out the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to see a video DExposE2 in action.





    Dropbox Instantly Syncs Files Across the Internet






    Instantaneous file syncing was huge in 2008, with free, cross-platform application [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] leading the pack. Dropbox boasts web-based version control, fast and instant syncs, and a dead-simple setup. Among other things, Dropbox makes for the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ])





    Executor Challenges Launchy, Impresses




    Open-source application [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has long been a favorite of savvy keyboarders looking for quick app launching in Windows, but a saucy newcomer called [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] hit the ground running when it was released earlier this year. Check out our [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for a more detailed rundown of what makes Executor so impressive.





    Sharepod Frees Your iPod from iTunes



    Want to free yourself from the shackles of iTunes but still want full functionality from your iPod? [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] is a lightweight iTunes alternative that runs directly from your iPod, so it's with you whenever and wherever you plug in your player.



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    Default Re: Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2008

    Pleased to see Firefox and CCleaner are in there.

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    Default Re: Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2008

    That sharepod rocks....

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    looks like some good stuff on there. been using firefox a few years now and i love it compared to ie. i was always having trouble with ie.

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