Great Free Software

A few weeks back I did a ‘factory reset’ on my laptop and in the process discovered that my photoshop software disc is corrupt, so I have been pondering ever since what to do. A real bugger when its a program you use a lot…

So when this offer came along you can guess who was smiling!

I’m always wary of anything that looks too good to be true, but this looks like the real deal. if you’re chasing some great software here’s a way to get hold of it free.

For the month of July, an initiative has been developed by BA Software with the support of their partners, friends and members to give away licenses for three software titles.

You can choose between:

Microsoft® Windows Vista UltimateMicrosoft® Windows Vista Ultimate (UPGRADE with SP1)

Adobe Photoshop CS3Adobe Photoshop CS3 (including optional plug-ins, sample files, textures, web swatches and stock photography)

VMware Workstation 6VMware Workstation 6 for Windows

So how do you get yours?

For website owners or bloggers:

* Write an article about the offer on your site and be sure to link to back to the BA Software article.

* Subscribe to the BA Software website for updates via email.

* Stumble and review the BA Software article.

If you don’t blog or have your own website:

* Write at least five quality reviews (or comments) for five distinct software titles listed on the BA Software website.

* Subscribe to the BA Software website for updates via email.

* Stumble and review the BA Software article.

Once you’ve finished, send an email to from the same email you used to subscribe to their email updates.

In that email you should include:

* Where you’ve posted about the offer on your site.

* Your StumbleUpon nick name.

* Which one of the three software titles you’d like.

The license for the software will be emailed to you after 48 hours.

Anyway, I’ll let you know the outcome.

I don’t get excited about ‘too good to be true’ offers until they materialise, but in this case I live in hope!

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3 thoughts on “Great Free Software

  1. Can you speak to the original provider of your software disk? You still have a licence to use said software, and it’s not your fault they gave the software to you on a CD that has failed.

    Geek hat on.

    You want truly Free software, no catches? There are just so many packages out there.

    To start, says much more than I could, much more concisely.

    For example, to address those you’ve listed, the most well-known Free (libre) equivalents:

    Microsoft® Windows Vista Ultimate: Ubuntu. Free upgrades, for life.

    Granted, changing operating system is a big change. Not too hard for a competent computer user though, and certainly possible even for the rather IT-challenged.

    Adobe Photoshop CS3: GIMP. Free upgrades, for life.

    VMware Workstation 6: Eek, virtualisation? That’s hardcore. Try VirtualBox, Xen. VMWare Server is zero-cost, with very few differences to VMWare Workstation.

    Perhaps you already use Firefox & Thunderbird, two more fine examples.

    Geek hat off.

    Do you suspect me of foaming at the mouth yet? I tried to show some restraint. I haven’t even said a thing about software vendors flooding the Internet with sponsored reviews… oops, there I go.

  2. Thanks Greg – your geekiness is showing!

    I am aware of most of the other options but just can’t be bothered learning a new OS or graphic program.

    maybe one day…

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