The Top Freeware of 2008

Last Updated Dec 29, 2008 12:00 PM EST

xobni3.jpgIt's time to seriously rethink the old adage about free lunches. I mean, 10 punches on my China Queen card and my next visit to the buffet is free.

But even better than that, today's SMBs can operate without spending a penny on software, as evidenced by the following freebies -- our picks for the best of 2008.

Honorable mentions go to MailStore Home, OpenOffice 3.0, and PhraseExpress 6. Did I leave your favorite(s) off the list? Hit the Comments and name your favorite freeware of 2008.
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