10 software releases you may have missed this week

Looking for a free, open source media player? Try Media Player Classic - Home Cinema of the best media players out there. MPC-HC is a versatile media player, lightweight yet still packed with features. The program supports a wide range of file formats, for instance - all the video, audio and playlist file types that you're ever likely to encounter.

Firemin eliminates all memory leaks in Firefox and keeps memory consumption at bay. The program runs in the system tray and constantly optimizes Firefox's memory by forcing it to release some of the memory it so greedily hangs on to.

Anyone looking to benchmark their system should take a look at AIDA64 (EVEREST) 2.50.2000 a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for home users. AIDA64 Extreme Edition provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring.

Also available is Notepad++ 6.1.3 the best source code editor and Notepad replacement. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License. Inno Setup 5.5.0 is a free installer for Windows programs. First introduced in 1997, Inno Setup today rivals and even surpasses many commercial installers in feature set and stability.

LibreOffice 3.5.4 is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.

Want to keep your hard drive in great shape? PerfectDisk 12.5 Build 311 helps to boost the performance of almost any computer in a few easy steps. PerfectDisk's easy to use interface and powerful defrag engine were designed for users who do not require the capabilities of network defragmentation and advanced features for the enterprise.

TuneUp Utilities 2012 v12.0.3600.104 helps you keep your system running at peak performance. All important aspects of system configuration, security, cleaning and maintenance are combined under a modern graphical user interface.

Perfection is hard to achieve in this world, but SnagIt 11.0.1 comes close. SnagIt is the most complete screen capture utility available. The latest version of SnagIt offers a totally new interface and workflow - making SnagIt easier for beginners to use, while still providing maximum convenience and flexibility for the screen capture experts.

Spotflux 2.6.7 is a great tool for anyone who is concerned about the security of their internet connection is it makes it possible to not only protect yourself against the threat of viruses, but also encrypt web traffic. Spotflux enables you to surf the web more securely by encrypting all your data transmissions and hiding your real IP address. In addition, while your data is tunneled through the Spotflux cloud service, it also removes tracking cookies, check for malware threats and blocks some advertisements.

There is so much excellent software available to download these days that it is easy to take it for granted at times. Join us again the same time next week for another round up of software releases and updates.

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