From cnet, October 20, 2009 7:48 AM PDT, by Rick Broida
FREE WinX DVD Author & IOBit Security 360 Pro & Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard freebies worth $1,089
Today I've rounded up three software freebies that have a combined value of $1,089. Seriously! Take a look:
WinX DVD Author
Remember WinX DVD Ripper Platinum from last month? The same developer, Digiarty Software, is now offering its DVD-
authoring tool, normally $29.95, for free until Oct. 31. Use it to turn AVI, MPEG, FLV, and other kinds of video
files into menu-enhanced DVDs. I haven't tried it myself, but DVD Ripper Platinum was a little gem.
IOBit Security 360 Pro
Normally $29.95 for a one-year license, this security app is free until Nov. 11. It promises "advanced malware and
spyware removal," along with protection from all manner of threats: trojans, keyloggers, worms, etc. I haven't found
any reviews to speak of, but the always-free, non-Pro version earned four stars from CNET users. So it must be
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
This might be the weirdest and most surprising giveaway ever. Microsoft's DreamSpark program is offering this new
Windows Server release to eligible high school and college students. Why? To learn IT skills, I reckon. Obviously
not everyone needs or wants this OS, which is worth $1,029, but I had to mention it. Anyone who does want it will
need a Windows Live ID, a valid student e-mail address, and a way to burn the downloaded ISO file to a CD or DVD.
Well, what do you think? Anything here suit your freebie fancy? Let me know which one(s) you'll be downloading.