Free Software Thread

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Big B, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    Please, do not post any comments, this thread should only contain a list of freeware software, thank you.

    Free is good.

    This is for legally free software. For any OS.

    DO NOT post any links to places where you can illegally download stuff like Photoshop, Windows, etc... Check the rules if you're not sure on what is or isn't acceptable.

    Links to other lists are fine, so long as they don't violate the rules.

    If in doubt, don't post it.
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    And now to kick off this thread...

    defrag on the fly

    A free defragmenter that is better than the Windows defragger. It's only for Windows NT OSes (WinNT, Win2k, WinXP Pro/Home). There are two programs to download: 1 is a command line defragger (don't worry, it's fast), and one defragger that sits in the background and only defrags with very little disk usage going on. There's an FAQ to read to answer everything.

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  2. Sniper

    Sniper Administrator Staff Member

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    CPU-Z @ http://www.cpuid.com

    CPU-Z is a freeware detection program base on the Panopsys hardware detection engine. It allows to get some information on your system...
     
  3. harrack52

    harrack52 Supreme Geek

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    WinRAR @ http://www.rarlabs.com

    WinRar is a compression program that is much more powerful than WinZip. It handles many formats, including ZIP, RAR and ACE, to name a few.

    For instance, I had to compress a 66mb folder. WinZip compressed it to 47mb, and WinRAR to 36mb.
     
  4. Addis

    Addis The King

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    www.safer-networking.org/en/

    the spybot S&D site. this tool detects spyware etc. good d/l as i found 20 pieces of spyware when i first ran it.
     
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  5. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    http://www.repairfile.com/
    Its called AZR
    Advaced Zip Repair, found this one a while ago. Ever had corrupted self-extracting headers or corrupted zip files? no more! this will repair them, I've never had it fail on me. I'm pretty sure the download these days is only a trial but still a life saver.
     
  6. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    IZArc - http://www.izsoft.dir.bg/

    IZArc is an all-in-one compression utility for Windows which is 100% freeware (but not OSS, unfortunately). It completely replaces the need for Winzip, WinRAR, WinACE, etc. Not only can IZArc accomplish the same functions as the aforementioned software, it can do it better (and it looks pretty, too).
     
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  7. Addis

    Addis The King

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    Daemon tools is something i can't live without. its a copy protection drive emulator thingy. i use it to create virtual drives and mount cd images so i don't have to find any of the cds when i want them. - THE DAEMONS HOME
     
  8. iKwak

    iKwak Geek Trainee

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    Lavasoft Ad-Aware @ http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ - Spybot and adwares removal tool.

    Smartftp @ http://www.smartftp.com
    One of the best FTP software available imo. Nice and easy layout.

    OpenOffice - http://www.openoffice.org/
    Free alternative to Microsoft Office suite. Thank goodness!

    Gimp 2.0 @ http://www.gimp.org/
    Something like Photoshop although not near. But it is free and a great tool.

    Picasa @ http://www.picasa.com/content/downl...=pic&subid=more
    Digital Photo Organizer software, brought to you by Google. Has great features.
     
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  9. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    DVD Profiler.

    There's a free version and a paid version. The free version does run ads, but only while you use the thing. None of it has come up as spyware or malware either. I use this to keep track of my collection (as you can see in my sig). It's awesome, since you can put DVD's on a wishlist to remember when it's coming out.

    The images are grainy, but you can get clear ones if you go and buy a copy instead of using the free version. There's some toher options too, but nothing that makes me want to buy it.
     
  10. Mack

    Mack Big Geek

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    http://www.arjsoftware.com/
    Used it a long time ago, when my CD ROM was broken. It can break down any file, regardless of size, into smal fragements of 1.2 MB which can be copied on to a floppy.
    Apart from that it has some file management and compressional features too, but I never just it.
     
  11. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

    Not be the proverbial rain-o'er-the-parade, but check out Firefox, the best browser I know of. It blocks pop-ups with no additional software, can be skinned, configured to flush cookies automatically, and allows tabbed browsing. Plus, if you choose to add Extensions, you can add virtually limitless functionality! :good:

    According to Mozilla.org, Firefox requires at least:

    * Pentium 233 MHz (Recommended: Pentium 500MHz or greater)
    * 64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater)
    * 52 MB hard drive space
     
  12. Anti-Trend

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  13. ProcalX

    ProcalX all grown up

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    Anti-Virus: AVG 6/7
    Popup Blocker: Smart Popup
    Spyware Removal / Prevention:
    Spyware Blaster - Prevention
    Spybot Search & Destroy - download it & do this: (Click on "Mode" (top Menu) now select "Advanced", now in the left bar click "settings", "settings again, now scroll down until you get to "system start", now make sure these settings are ticked or enabled: "Automatically Run At Startup" + "Run Check at Program Start" + "Fix all problems at program start", now scroll down, goto "Web Update", select: "search the web for new versions" + "download updates if available online".

    now run spyware blaster, and re-enable the scanning of all "protections", it will now double what it protects against as it works alongside Spybot S&D.

    Firewall: Sygate Personal Firewall Very good firewall considering its free, and easy to setup and use, no complications.

    Remote Administration: (Virtual Desktop) RealVNC (goto this page, dont fill in any details, just select your operating system and click "download". (setup the server.. on your machine you would like to administer, and the viewer on the machine u will "view" on) :good:

    Media: Winamp 5.05

    hope this helps, i'll add as i remember more stuff.
     
  14. ProcalX

    ProcalX all grown up

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    Spyware wise it's always a good idea to run two different Anti-Spyware programs. Spybot is very good, however you should ideally run these:

    1.Adaware Personal (now known as AdawareSE Personal)
    2.SpyBot S&D
    3.Spyware Blaster

    Spyware blaster is a program that prevents spyware from being installed on your machine, only problem with AdawareSE is they have changed it so it is free, however you have to manually select each individual peice of spyware to remove it, which.. if you find a couple of hundred of peices loaded on your machine.. can get quite tiresome selecting them.

    Registry Fix free to use, however for a very small number of dollars you can purhcase the full version which allows for much more advanced capabilities (although still brilliant as stand alone free-ware)
     
  15. Sniper

    Sniper Administrator Staff Member

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    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    IfranView

    http://www.irfanview.com/

    Well, in WinXP, I hate the picture and fax viewer. I just hate it. It doesn't view many filetypes either! So I went hunting! I found a VERY light, fast, image viewer!
    Views images, and so much more! Check it!

    "IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003."

    Some IfranView Features:
    • Many supported file formats (click here for the list of formats)
    • Multi language support
    • Thumbnail/preview option
    • Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
    • Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
    • Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
    • Drag & drop support
    • Fast directory view (moving through directory)
    • Batch conversion (with image processing)
    • Multipage TIF editing
    • Email option
    • Multimedia player
    • Print option
    • Change color depth
    • Scan (batch scan) support
    • Cut/crop
    • IPTC editing
    • Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
    • Capturing
    • Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
    • Lossless JPG rotation
    • Many hotkeys
    • Many command line options
    • Many PlugIns
    • Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like "I Agree" or "Evaluation expired"
    • No registry changes without user action/permission!
    • and many more
     
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  17. Anti-Trend

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    Dia is a free, open-source diagraming tool similar to Visio. You can use it to map out networks, draw flow charts, street maps, diagrams, schematics, etc. It's quite powerful and simple to use.

    Get it:
    For Linux or Windows.

    Image pictured below: A simple diagram I worked up in 5 mins. for my local community center using Dia.
     

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    Audacity -- http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    Audacity is a free, open-source audio program with which you can record, edit, and play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, and MP3 files. It also features level meters, multi-file export, and low-latency multi-track recording. This program is available for Linux, MacOS-X, and Windows.
     
  19. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    http://www.inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_download.shtml

    Another media player you ask? psh, no! not JUST a media player, but THE media player. I use this with winamp, windows media player classic, and divx player and zoom player is my favorite out of all of them and it looks nice! of course, free too!
     
  20. Sniper

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    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization tool. That removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it's fast! (normally taking less that a second to run) and Free. :)
     

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