Well, I'm going to start this for non free programs that I feel everyone should at least try. Moderators, I invite you to edit in to this original post, your choices also, (please give yourself a credit when you do so.) also, lets try to make these programs only programs that give a trial, so the user can experiment before purchase. I'll edit and clean this up as we go, not all of the following I have tried, or carry my personal endorsement, though some do...in any event, according to most users, following products are programs that have value in excess of the cost. norton anti virus perfect disc, the best defrag program I have seen diskeeper...another fine defrag utility partition magic, the only partition tool you'll ever need virtual studio rack...music tools power quest...drive imaging vm workstation...Anyway, basically, this neat app allows you to run multiple operating system in virtual environments, without partitions 2D and 3D painting and sculpting Digital Audio Editor Digital Video Editing Disk Image Utility corel btyce 5Create breathtakingly realistic 3D landscapes and animations with Bryce® 5. cool edit pro v2...Cool Edit Pro version 2 is packed with the latest and greatest features that the digital audio industry has to offer .. IP: Logged | Link To Post #17...kind of associated with VMware, connectix have a very similar app called Virtual PC, info here IP: Logged | Link To Post #17 Product Nero Burning Rom - Demo/Trial Download Info Nero Burning ROM is the best friend your recorder could ever have. Fast, ultra-stable, powerful, and user-friendly, Nero is the complete answer to your recording needs. Since 1995, Nero's development has been guided by users like you. Now, with Nero 5.5, the world's premiere recording application has gotten even better! ----------- Product CuteFTP Pro - Demo/Trial Download Info CuteFTP Pro® integrates state-of-the-art security standards including SSL via FTP and HTTP, SSH2 and advanced S/KEY password encryption to ensure that confidential business data stays that way. You can maximize bandwidth throughput, download from multiple sites while uploading or browsing, automatically update Web content and customize data management processes all in one cost-effective application. ----------- Product PowerDVD XP 4.0 - Demo/Trial Download Info PowerDVD XP 4.0 is the latest evolution of the world acclaimed DVD software program that offers maximum video and audio playback entertainment on the PC. It comes complete with numerous customizable video/audio controls that can deliver the highest quality viewing and listening experience. As well, PowerDVD XP offers feature-rich navigation controls, for a more interactive and tailored DVD experience. PowerDVD XP is guaranteed to deliver the highest quality and personalized DVD playback experience possible on the PC today! ----------- Product Fruity Loops - Demo/Trial Download Info Fruityloops is the number one loop and songcreation tool on the net. You'll create wav, mp3 or midi loops only minutes after launching it. We could try to describe here what the 100's of features do, but the best way is to download the demo in our download area and see for yourself. The demo has all features but saving. You can even test the rendering to wav & mp3 and produce gigabytes of loops and songs for free. win zip wizard url=http://rarlabs.com/]winrar[/url]...archive manager true luanch bar...True Launch Bar is a Superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar gold wave...Bend the audio universe to your will with this digital editor suitable for CD editing, archive restoration, speech analysis, radio/TV, Java, Web pages, games, or just fun macromedia flash mx...web design sketchup...amazingly powerful software for creating, viewing, modifying and communicating 3D design concepts quickly and easily."