CFS Free Software


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The CFS site has links to many, many thousands of completely free – and legal – Windows and DOS programs. We have access to archives dating back to the early 1980s!
All listed freeware, not hosted by CFS, is freely available to all visitors, as are all our exclusive program reviews.
Over 2,000 of these freeware programs are hosted directly on the CFS server and some are not available anywhere else. However, only CFS members can access the freeware hosted by this site. Find out about CFS membership from our Members Information page. Members have unlimited access to these downloads for the period of their membership. You can identify a program hosted by CFS with this icon:

There is no fee to members to download a freeware program from the CFS server. There is also no limit placed on how often a member may use the site during the period of his or her membership.
Please note that a subscription in our free weekly newsletter does not constitute membership in the CFS site.
If you are unsure of the differences between shareware, freeware and public domain software, please view our definitions page.
Because of the interest in advertiser supported software (often called ‘adware’ and sometimes ‘spyware’) CFS has posted some information on this subject.
[FONT=Verdana, Arial]Our Charter

To list the very best software which is completely free for non-commercial use. Freeware programs listed do not time-out, are fully functional (though they may be ‘lite’ versions of commercial or shareware programs) and the author does not demand payment for the continued use of the program.
They must be designed for use on the DOS platform (MS-DOS compatible) and/or for use with Microsoft Windows versions designed for home or domestic use (includes Windows 3, Windows 95 & 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, and 32-bit versions of Vista & Windows 7).
[FONT=Verdana, Arial]About The Freeware Listed[/FONT]

The freeware listed on this site has been hand-picked, tested, reviewed and rated to bring you the very best software.
Because our charter (see above) is to list software which is legally free (without time restraints) for educational and home use, we do not include Windows NT/2000-specific programs, though most listed programs are suitable for that platform.
We also do not currently support any 64-bit operating system as these are generally designed for commercial use. Again, many of the programs listed on this site are suitable for these platforms.
CFS does not list Linux, mobile PDA-style operating systems (including Pocket PC), or Apple Macintosh software.
While we do list some legally free commercial programs, this does not include the Microsoft Windows operating system (any version, including XP, Vista or Win7) which is not legally free. Note: all new programs added from November 4, 2009, unless otherwise stated, have been reviewed using Windows 7 Profesional (32-bit).

This website is not affiliated, owned, or endorsed by Microsoft Corporation. It is a member of the Microsoft Partner Program.