Download Links

This section contains links to sources of useful information and software downloads. Software downloads are obviously the responsibility of individual users, Clarborough & Welham IT Group can accept no responsibility for any issues that arise from download of third party software. These links are simply provided based on Clarborough & Welham IT Group's experience of using these resources over an extended period.

All of the software downloads listed here are totally free ('open source') - no 'trial' offers, no pop-up demands for payment after 30-days, they are totally free to use AND users get regular, free, updates. It is, as they say, a no brainer - so have a go.

Adobe Reader:
the latest version of the free utility for reading pdf files.

Mozilla foundation: for Firefox (web browser) and Thunderbird (e-mail client)


Apache OpenOffice; the alternative to Microsoft's office suite - and it's totally FRE

: another alternative to Microsoft's office suite - and it's also totally FREE.

Ubuntu Linux:
source for information and download of the open-source operating system (OS). Ubuntu is a realistic alternative to Microsoft's ubiquitous Windows OS or Apple's Mac OS X. Ubuntu can be installed either as a complete alternative (removing any other OS completely) or can run alongside your current OS with a simple choice menu at initial boot-up.

Gimp image editor: the open-source image editor that is a very viable match for market leaders such as Adobe Photoshop.

And, finally, don't forget your security application - we recommend Avast Free available here

For some hints-and-tips regarding use of such features as (for Microsoft) the Windows key, see the subsection of this page, Windows Hint & Tips. For Apple Mac users, see our subsection Apple Mac shortcuts.

And finally, our own recent discovery is Audacity, the open-source application for recording and editing sounds. Audacity is available for Microsoft, Apple and GNU/Linux systems.

Clarborough & Welham Community website - for much, much more about our local community.

Bassetlaw Action Centre: our colleagues at Bassetlaw Action Centre maintain a catalogue of groups and activities within Bassetlaw that may be of interest. Visit their website.