With the aim to promote their brands among the consumers, today many companies are making their new software systems available for downloads. The good news is most of these systems are free for the consumers. Here’s a list of 7 hot software and gaming products that you can download and use. 

1. Adobe Systems has announced the advancements to the Adobe Flash Platform with the beta availability of Adobe Flash Builder 4 (formerly named Adobe Flex Builder), Adobe Flash Catalyst, and the open source Flex 4 framework. The public betas of these products are available for download on Adobe Labs. (Read: Flash Tools to Build Rich Internet Apps)

2. Adobe Systems has also unveiled a free preview of Adobe BrowserLab, a new hosted service. It’ll enable Web designers to view and test their sites on a wide variety of browsers and operating systems. (Read: BrowserLab Comes in Free Preview for Web Designers)

3. Microsoft has announced hardware support for Windows 7. The new operating system to be launched on Oct. 22, 2009, will work with Microsoft Hardware’s products including mice, keyboards, LifeCams, gaming devices, and notebook accessories. For people currently using the Windows 7 release candidate, beta versions of software can be downloaded. (Read: Microsoft Hardware Support for New Windows 7)

4. Microsoft has also released a public beta of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, which is part of Microsoft’s unified communications family. It belongs to Microsoft Office-related products and is said to be the first server in a new generation of Microsoft server technology to work on-premises and as an online service. A public beta of the server is available for download. (Read: Microsoft Exchange 2010 Public Beta)

5. Recently, Nokia offered software for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. The new software update aims to improve the performance and add new functionalities to the device. While it’s available for download on Nokia Software Update website, it’s free of charge, though data charges may apply. (Read: Software for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic)

6. For gamers, interactive entertainment software publisher THQ and Zuffa, LLC have announced that the UFC 2009 Undisputed playable demo is available for free download via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360, as well as PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3. (Read: Free Download: UFC 2009 Undisputed)

7. Similarly, THQ and Volition announced that the multiplayer demo for Red Faction: Guerrilla is now available for free download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 gaming system. (Read: Red Faction: Guerrilla Multiplayer Demo)

You can try them now.

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About Rakesh Raman

Have extensive editorial, content management, and integrated communications experience and have worked as a senior tech journalist, analyst, and columnist with different newspapers, magazines, and Web/online properties in India.

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