I subscribe to the Download.com (Cnet) newsletter which has lots of recommendations for free and not-so-free stuff. I just downloaded Pawn, a simple chess program which is great.
It’s hard to know what is genuinely good and what is just hype. There must be loads of other great stuff out there, games, Internet security, etc. What recommendations do you have? What software do you consider ‘must haves’? Also, what should be avoided?