July 22, 2014
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Software

In this section we offer a listing of free software that has different applications in the use of the Internet.

To install them in your computer, just click on the icon and follow the instructions.

Web Browser Plugins

Adobe Acrobat Reader is free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. With Acrobat Reader, you can also fill in and submit Adobe PDF forms online. And now, Acrobat Reader can be used in mobile devices.
 
Macromedia Flash Player is the client for rich web experiences across multiple platforms. With Macromedia Flash Player, web users worldwide can view and interact with content developed in Macromedia Flash. Macromedia Flash is the authoring environment for developing rich Internet experiences. Designers and developers use Macromedia Flash to develop distinctive and compelling content, revolutionary user interfaces, and rich applications for the web.
 
Macromedia Shockwave Player displays destination web content such as high-performance multi-user games, interactive 3D product simulations, online entertainment, and training applications. By using Xtra extensions, developers can extend the capabilities of Shockwave Player to play back custom-built applications.
 
QuickTime Player is an easy-to-use application for playing, interacting with, or viewing any video, audio, VR, or graphics file that is compatible with QuickTime.
 
RealOne Player is one easy way to play every major media format in one Player. RealOne does it all – player, jukebox and media browser.


Software Applications
You can use Microsoft® Windows Media™ Player to play and organize digital media files on your computer and on the Internet. In addition, you can use the Player to listen to radio stations from all over the world, play and copy CDs, create your own CDs, play DVDs, and copy music and videos to portable devices, such as portable digital audio players and Pocket PCs.}
 
Using your PC, Microsoft Netmeeting and the Internet, you can now hold face-to-face conversations with friends and family, and collaborate with co-workers around the world.
 
WinZip allows the use of Zip files and other compression formats. The wizard interface makes zipping and unzipping easier than ever. WinZip features built-in support for CAB files and for popular Internet file formats such as TAR, gzip, UUencode, BinHex, and MIME.
 
WS_FTP is a client application that allows exchange files between computers. This application allows you to explore directories and files from FTP servers and transfers files (downloading and uploading) in both directions.
 
Microsoft Reader offers support for reading eBooks content on Windows-based PCs, laptops, and Pocket PC 2002 devices.