Folder Lock includes as complete a set of security tools as you'll find, and it's as secure as your passwords.
This freebie is ad-ridden and has only one potentially useful trick up its sleeve.
CD/DVD/BD burning utility Hamster Free Burning Studio is effective, but somewhat limited and occasionally oddball.
FL Studio 9 offers many improvements, new instruments and plugins, but remains the same solid product.
Copy virtually any data CD or DVD--games in particular--using this venerable utility.
Has your data has crawled into an optical disk to die? CDRoller might be able to resurrect it for you--and you can try before you buy.
Think PCs are expensive? Try pricing a grand piano. Luckily, this is one of the more musical-sounding software piano instruments you'll find--and it costs $69.
Acid Pro has everything you need in a professional digital audio workstation--including a price that shows this isn't just a hobby.
Burning your own CDs and DVDs has become easy, but making them attractive and readily identifiable can be a challenge. This program makes it simple to create good-looking labels for discs, inserts, and jewel cases.
If you're serious about making dance music--but don't want to lose your sense of fun--check out FL Studio, formerly Fruity Loops. Fun already, isn't it?
Video editing is a lot more fun without the long waits for re-encoding. The free Avidemux eliminates this bottleneck whenever possible, and it's fast in other regards as well.
The best of the PDF readers adds new features without sacrificing (much) speed.
If you're a starving composer looking for a free way to print up your symphonic score, Lilypond is a good solution--but be prepared to spend a long time entering data.