I found a really nice free FTP utility called FileZilla, which is available on SourceForge.net at http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla. FileZilla is an amazingly full-featured file transfer utility that looks like it compares equally to the popular WS_FTP and CuteFTP file transfer utilities.
For Windows PCs, download the file with setup.exe on the right side of the file name. The last time I updated this post, the correct file to download is FileZilla_2_2_31_setup.exe. The program installed painlessly on my Windows XP PC. The FileZilla interface looks very similar to that of WS_FTP and its setup and operation is very intuitive.
It only took me a few minutes to set up and test a transfer to one of my sites. I normally use WS_FTP as my main file transfer utility, but FireZilla is so easy to use that I will likely change. The only thing missing with FileZilla is the strange sound effects built into WS_FTP that you become accustomed to hearing.
This program is worthy of a test. And if you have multiple PCs that each requires an FTP utility, it can save you money.
Although the download is completely free, there is a PayPal donation button on the site. This is one of those rare freebie programs that deserves a donation.
By the way, numerous articles on the Web refer to this program as FireZilla (as in Fire). The correct name is FileZilla.