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In the past, computer software was very expensive, and so most people simply downloaded free open source versions from the internet. However, this has changed over the last few years, and now prices have dropped considerably. With this in mind, today we’re going to take a quick look at some of the software solutions everyone should own. Whether you use your computer for fun, or to make money, the products I’m about to list will make your life so much easier. At the end of the day, you need to take full advantage of this technology to ensure you don’t spend ages performing a task that can be done in seconds.

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t an extensive list, and there are many other software solutions on today’s market that you would find useful. However, across the board, the ones I’m about to mention are definitely the most popular, and so you should pay close attention to my advice.

Microsoft Office

Five years ago, this set of programs cost in excess of £600, but thanks to advancements in the industry, and a new approach from the creators, it can now be downloaded from sites like SoftwareKing.com for a mere fraction of the price. The package includes MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and a few other options you’ll love. So, whether you’re creating a spreadsheet for your accounts, you’re writing a letter or even if you want to make a database to catalog all your DVDs, Microsoft Office is essential.

Adobe Photoshop

Editing photographs and images is incredibly easy with a program like this, which is probably why so many people have invested in it over the last ten years. Again, Adobe Photoshop isn’t  too expensive these days, and it’s the solution of choice for professionals, so you know it’s a good quality product. Whether you’re airbrushing a portrait to make it appear more appealing, or even if you’re creating a brand new image using the tools available, you’ll find this software straightforward and simply to use.

Norton Antivirus

While there are obviously many different security programs available on today’s market (some of which are completely free to download), none are as good as Norton. This has been the industry leader since before I even plugged my machine into the wall for the very first time in the late 1990’s, and so you can relax, safe in the knowledge that your systems will be completely safe with this installed. While a yearly subscription isn’t exactly cheap, you can usually make savings when buying the software with a new computer or something similar, so maybe you should bear that in mind.

Google Chrome

Web browsers have been improving for years, but none are as fantastic as the latest edition of Google Chrome. As this company owns most of the internet, you’ll stay logged into your Google account constantly, and this helps to improve your online experience to no end. As a massive bonus, it’s also free to acquire, and all you need to do is search for “Chrome” on any major search engine to find the links.

So, now you know about some of the best and most essential software solutions available, you should start to get more out of your computer in no time. At the end of the day, you might as well make life easy for yourself, right?

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