There is nothing more annoying than receiving a file you cannot open and view. This is why you should always have these basic programs installed.
Windows XP or better. Comes with Windows media Player, CD burning, Network tools, calculator, ms paint, games, and much more. Windows 8 has been released but computer users still love Windows Seven the best.
Antivirus and Spyware
There are free programs available to protect your computer from viruses like AVG Antivirus. However it is probably better to buy one as security is very important. Some to buy are Zone Alarm Security or Norton Antivirus.
File Archiver and Compressor
To read PDF documents you will find you will definitely need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download it free here. Government documents come in PDF format. Essential for your home office business.
Word Processing Program
If you cannot afford to get Microsoft Office there are some free alternatives available. This is an important part of your home office or business. You can use it for making invoices and sending letters.