CNET downloads are very popular with the internet users and , after a decade of existence, CNET makes a list of the top 10 most popular programs in the world. There is no surprise to see good old Winamp among them. Here is other applications that made it to the list:
ICQ (I seek you) was released in 1997 as the first application of its kind. Even though it lost ground to Yahoo IM, it is still one of the most beloved applications in the world and it is downloaded by a great number of users around the world.
Nullsoft’s Winamp was one of the huge hits of the ’90s. It was free, it was easy to use and it quickly became one of the world’s favorites and one of the most popular CNET downloads ever.
Created by Shawn Fanning Napster caused great controversy ever since its apparition, because it was the first application which allowed users to share MP3 files without effort and thus, revolutionized the world of downloads. Even though Napster encountered legal troubles along the way, it remained one of the best applications ever.
Firefox is a well known name in the world of the internet. It was created in 2003 as an open-source Mozilla project to compete with the all-mighty Microsoft, Firefox did not achieve its goal but it had enough qualities to become one of the top 10 CNET downloads of the past 10 years.
Win-Zip did not decrease in popularity in the past 15 years since the CNET Download site launched, and this is because this program could not be replaced by any other for many years. Its utility and quality is undeniable and even though Windows XP now has its own Zip application, this software remains among the most downloaded on the site until this day.
The beauty of the design is what makes the iTunes better than many programs of this type and one of the users’ favorites. It is also very easy to use and has many applications for the benefit of Apple owners.
Adware is almost as old as the idea of downloading itself. The most important program that was designed to remove spyware is Ad-aware, created by Lavasoft. It does such a great job that most of us use it and would not change it for anything else!
To this day, Skype is the best way to communicate on the internet. The quality of the sound and image transformed it into one of the most popular CNET downloads of all time and it is justly so. Skype is unique in the world of the internet.
9. Real Player
The Real Player plays almost any media format and this is why, ten years after its successful launch, it still represents the choice of the users worldwide. The revolutionary program which was meant to transform internet into a real entertainment platform certainly did its job!
10. Adobe Acrobat reader
Adobe’s PDF is certainly singular in the internet world and does the job it was created for perfectly. There is no wonder than that Adobe could not miss form the top 10 CNET downloads of all time.