Free MS apps for XP

Road to Know Where lists over 150 free applications that MS gives away for use on XP.  While it may be 6 years between releases, there are things to keep the intrepid OS fan placated.  While I don’t want to sing the praises of MS, this list at least gives grist to the debate.

I’ve been running Vista RC2 and I am currently downloading MS’s new (free) accounting software.  They hope to make money on the add-ons and services.  This brings up what MS should do to push Vista.  Namely, give the basic away for free.  That would shake up the market.