If you just bought a new desktop or laptop, no doubt it came with 30-Day trials of typical well known AntiVirus, AntiSpyware applications along with a host of other applications whose licenses expires within 30 to 60 days. The good news is,
UPDATE (12/29/14): Arggh! So they shutdown the TrueCrypt for some crazy cockeyed reason. But it’s still a good product as far as I’m concerned and I still use it to encrypt my flash drive. The last version of the software is still
Lifehacker has a great writeup on running Windows apps inside Linux with VirtualBox.
CodecInstaller helps determine what codecs you need to play a media file properly. If you end up using the software alot, drop the guy a couple of bucks, since the app is free.
A nice article in Wired:HowTo wiki on how to optimize your fresh Ubuntu installation with a few add-ons