I like vt trader you can download it at cmsforex.com, it has all the bell and whistles and they have a great forum for their platforms so their programmers can customize a trade system for you...however most broker platforms will offer this. You can also check out forex.com they have a online java based platform thats extremely easy to use but basic very basic in indicator studies...up to you really and how you prefer to trade...I have found mt4 a bit difficult to use for noobs because it does have a lot of comp language so that platform is better for the more advanced trader who trades off of algorithims
I trade off the GFT trading platform which is very popular. It is the finest charting software out there, no doubt about that. In other words it is the best. But GFT broker policies are not for everyone.
Oanda seems to be the favourite for Americans, but I read that their charting is very poor but their pip spread and honesty are good.
Personally, I need the very best charting because I trade using candlesticks.
I am in Australia and have the advantage of trading GFT thro an introducing broker who allows the demo to be indefinite.
Please phone Kinetic Securities - local call for you! (1300 306 114)
Tell Jay that Tymen from Highgate, WA, sent you. Tell him your download problems - he will fix it up for you with emails and passwords to get you started. Make sure you stipulate that you want the demo indefinitely.
Also your money stays in Australia unless you want it otherwise!! (Chase Morgan bank).
If I remember rightly, I also had a download problem of something but Jay fixed it promptly.
Kinetic Securities is a new company and they are very keen to get customers, so they are very helpful.