Free Software Thread

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

  1. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Album Shaper

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    "Album Shaper strives to be the most friendly, easy to use, open source application for organizing, annotating, framing, enhancing, stylizing, and sharing your digital photos. Album Shaper embraces open formats like XML, JPEG, and XSLT, while supporting Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix users who speak a multitude of languages around the world."


    Excellent software used for organizing, labeling, and editing photos and then exporting them to a beautiful HTML photo album with several stages of thumbnails and many templates to choose from. Mandriva Linux users: Album Shaper can be found in your package manager. Alternately you can run the following command as root:
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    urpmi albumshaper
     
  2. Sniper

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    Foxit Reader for Windows, this is quite impressive!

    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

     

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  3. megamaced

    megamaced Geek Geek Geek!

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    Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall

    Reasonably good firewall, more powerful then ZoneAlarm's free Personal Firewall. Kerio is downloadable as a free trail of the Professional (paid for) edition. However, when the time limit runs out, the program reverts to the free version.

    Avast Home Edition

    Probably the best free anti-virus program around. Available for Windows and Linux. Includes on-access protection against web threats, p2p shaing, instant message and email. Excellent! :)
     
  4. megamaced

    megamaced Geek Geek Geek!

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    DVD Rip-O-Matic (for Linux)

    The only DVD ripper I could get working under SuSE Linux :confused: Thank god it's pretty good at what it does. The ripping takes place from an easy-to-use wizard. There are various options to choose from, including desired file size and media format. The ripping process takes around 3 hours to complete for a standard length film.
     
  5. donkey42

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    this startup program controller for control panel (windows (all))
    also this to stop win9x rebooting when you don't want it to
    and this to optmize any internet connection (windows (all))

    all pretty good, i couldn't live with windows without them
     
  6. Anti-Trend

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    AcidRip is a Gtk2/Perl application for ripping and encoding DVD's. It neatly wraps MPlayer and MEncoder, which I think is pretty handy, seeing as MPlayer is by far the best bit of video playing kit around for Linux. As well as creating a simple Graphical Interface for those scared of getting down and dirty with MEncoders command line interface, It also automates the process in a number of ways:
    • Parses DVD into contents tree
    • Finds longest title
    • Calculate video bitrate for given filesize
    • Finds black bands and crops them
    • Gives suggestions for improved performance
    • Other stuff!

    On my Barton 3000+, it takes roughly 20 minutes to encode a 120-minute movie to an MPEG-4 variant.
     
  7. megamaced

    megamaced Geek Geek Geek!

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    LMMS Linux MultiMedia Studio (Linux only)

    LMMS aims to be a free alternative to popular (but commercial and closed- source) programs like FruityLoops, Cubase and Logic giving you the ability of producing music with your computer by creating cool loops, synthesizing and mixing sounds, arranging samples, having more fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more...

    LMMS combines the features of a tracker-/sequencer-program (pattern-/channel-/ sample-/song-/effect-management) and those of powerful synthesizers and samplers in a modern, user-friendly and easy to use graphical user-interface.


    I've used Cubase a fair amount back in my Windows days. It's an excellent program but at £400 it's a little expensive! LMMS is similar to Cubase in many respects and is completey free of charge. It can use VST plugins and Synths designed for Windows and on the whole is pretty easy to use.

    Debian users can simply type 'apt-get install lmms'. However if you want Windows VST support you need to compile it from source like I did. :)
     

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  8. jester45

    jester45 Big Geek wanna be

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    trillian
    best instant messanger connects to aim yim icq irc and msn all in one program automaticaly and shows one window for all chats and one buddy list and has lights of diffrent color and brightness for the type of messanger and on/offline

    Edit:sorry spelled it wrong but its fixed now
     
  9. thoonie

    thoonie hmmm....

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    RealVNC Personal Edition - VNC Personal Edition is an enhanced version of the industry-standard VNC, developed for use in home networks and across the Internet. Designed and built from the ground up by the original inventors of VNC, Personal Edition provides robust and easily-administered security with a minimum of fuss.

    ULTRAVNC - UltraVNC is an easy to use, fast and free sotware that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location.

    AVAST Home Edition - avast! 4 Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for home users and non-commercial use. Both of these conditions should be met! Our company offers the Home Edition free of charge, since, in our
    opinion, it is possible to avoid global virus spreading by efficient prevention; however, many user are not able to or do not want to pay for antivirus software.
     
  10. Impotence

    Impotence May the source be with u!

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    I am not taking credit for building this list, it was copied and pasted from HERE and hope its usefull :p

    Trying to post it fails, i have attached it as a plain text file (its VERY long, might be usefull to keep on a pendrive etc for a referrence if you ever need anything).

    EDIT: If somebody can inform me of the maximum length of a post then i will quite happaily do it :p (and how long do i have to wait between posts so they arnt auto-merged? [PS by "posting Fails" i mean i clicked submit, and left it for 5 mins and it had done nothing! lol]
     

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    zeus out of date

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    Terragen
    Terragen homepage
    Creates 3d landscapes which you can turn into high quality images. I used to use it to make landscapes for the deltaforce games.
    It has been used on films, games, music videos.... all sorts. I think it was even used in star trek.
    Terragen 2 will be out soon. Even though its only up to 0.9 now ?
    Bloody brilliant program. VERY easy to use too.
    Luc Bianco has some great examples of what it can do.
    Terragen - La page de Luc Bianco


    Also LINUX!!! No-one has put it on yet.
    My favourite is Linux from Scratch

    Oh and another favourite of mine is osCommerce
    osCommerce, Open Source Online Shop E-Commerce Solutions It creates the most professional looking eshops around. Its not so much a program, more a php/html template. Hard to explain but it great and its free.
    A good free program to setup a webserver. (i used it to edit oscommerce offline) is xampp
    apache friends - xampp
     
  12. Karanislove

    Karanislove It's D Grav80 Of Luv

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    WordWeb is a free cut-down version of the WordWeb Pro software. It includes a comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary, and can be used to look up words from within most programs. Features of the free version include:

    Definitions and synonyms
    Proper nouns
    Related words
    Pronunciations 140 000 root words
    115 000 synonym sets
    Look up words in almost any program

    Millions of people from all over the world use this top-rated software.

    WordWeb 4.5 for Windows 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP
    Free. No SpyWare. No AdWare. No viruses. Works offline.
    [link=http://wordweb.info/cgi-bin/geoip/wordweb.exe]Get the FREE download[/link]
     
  13. Sniper

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    Vibe Streamer - Free MP3 streaming server - Play your music anywhere!

     
  14. roy92

    roy92 CSS HAXOR

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    itunes - a free "jukebox" for your computer. compatible with mac and win.
    or if your not an itunes fan:
    windows media player 10 - a free win based app for playing music and videos.
    divx play any divx file on this sleek-looking player.

    some anti-spyware/adware programs in my sig
     
  15. megamaced

    megamaced Geek Geek Geek!

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    Free Virtualisation Software:

    VMware Server (Windows, Linux)

    Begin enjoying the benefits of server virtualization with the free VMware Server. VMware Server installs on any existing server hardware and partitions a physical server into multiple virtual machines by abstracting processor, memory, storage and networking resources, giving you greater hardware utilization and flexibility. Streamline software development and testing and simplify server provisioning as you utilize the ability to "build once, deploy many times."


    Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 (Windows)

    Use Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 to run multiple operating systems at the same time on the same physical computer. Switch between virtual machines with the click of a button. Use virtual machines to run legacy applications, provide support, train users, and enhance quality assurance.

    Virtual PC lets you create separate virtual machines on your Windows desktop, each of which virtualizes the hardware of a complete physical computer. Use virtual machines to run operating systems such as MS-DOS®, Windows, and OS/2. You can run multiple operating systems at once on a single physical computer and switch between them as easily as switching applications—instantly, with a mouse click.

    Virtual PC is perfect for any scenario in which you need to support multiple operating systems, whether you use it for tech support, legacy application support, training, or just for consolidating physical computers.
    Benefits

    Virtual PC provides a time-saving and cost-saving solution anywhere users must run multiple operating systems. Use Virtual PC in the following scenarios:

    Ease Migration: Run legacy applications in a virtual machine instead of delaying the deployment of a new operating system just because of application incompatibility. Test your migration plans using virtual machines instead of actual physical computers.

    Do More in Less Time: Support staff can run multiple operating systems on a single physical computer and switch between them easily. They can also restore virtual machines to their previous state almost instantly. Train students on multiple operating systems and virtual networks instead of purchasing and supporting additional computers.

    Streamline Deployment: Test software on different operating systems more easily. One crashing application or operating system doesn’t affect others.

    Accelerate Development: Increase quality assurance by testing and documenting your software on multiple operating systems using virtual machines. Decrease time-to-market by reducing reconfiguration time
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  16. megamaced

    megamaced Geek Geek Geek!

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    Free Security Software: (For more security software and general advice, you might want to check out my XP Security Guide

    Comodo AntiVirus (Windows)

    Eliminates Viruses, Worms and Trojans from Windows XP and Windows 2000 computers.

    Features on-demand & on-access scanning, email scanning, process monitoring, worm blocking, full scheduling capabilities and more.

    It's easy to install and configure; will not slow down your PC by hogging system resources and the full program is free for life to the end user
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    Comodo Personal Firewall (Windows)

    Comodo Personal Firewall constantly monitors and defends your PC from internet attacks. It’s easy to install and use and passes the industry's most stringent firewall tests. Unlike some other ‘free’ firewalls, this is not a stripped down version but is the full, completely functional product.

    Comodo offer other free security software such as AntiSpam and Backup. Check out their website for more information

    Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free (Windows)

    The FREE version of Outpost Firewall offers a basic protection solution for casual web surfers and low budget systems. Please note Agnitum does not provide personal Support Service or any other advice via email for Outpost Firewall FREE.
     
  17. stinkfing3r

    stinkfing3r Big Geek

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    TeamSpeak

    TeamSpeak is a quality, scalable application which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet. TeamSpeak consists of both client and server software. The server acts as a host to multiple client connections, capable of handling literally thousands of simultaneous users. This results in an Internet based teleconferencing solution that works in a variety of applications such as team mates speaking with one another while playing their favorite online game, small businesses cutting costs on long distance charges, or for personal communication with friends and family.

    Among TeamSpeak's incredible range of features are crystal clear voice communication, Windows/Linux cross-platform design for both the client and server, a built-in web based administration panel for the server, and a highly scalable user permissions system. An added feature to Authorized TeamSpeak Host Providers (ATHPs) that wish to rent servers to their customers includes the ability to spawn multiple instances of the server from a single server session, thus easily facilitating 'server-farming'.

    (i primarily use this for Gaming but i have family that use it and we use it instead of running up phone bills and wasting minutes on cell phones)
     
  18. jester45

    jester45 Big Geek wanna be

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    online games that rock are: knightsonline duelz and warrock

    knightsonline is like runescape but all servers are free and its not in java :) :) so its fast o yea u allso get more than the 4" window runescpape gives and u dont have to feed your person like in runescape wich some1 that is at lvl 60 at on rune scape has spent on adverage 150 days geting food

    duelz is just that u get a char and guns/sword and fight ppl to lvl up and get money to buy better guns this game is not like real guns

    warrock beta still just came out only about 22.000 people downloaded game as of now like duelz but u get planes and vechs like tanks trucks and bikes this game has real guns and real tanks the airplanes have troble right now but this is still a beta

    utorret it the best torret program i have ever tried i have 2 computers and one is new and the 2nd is a bit older 400mhz :) the 2nd computer had problem with the java apps like limeiwre but utorret is very light the whole install is only 153k and its allmost instant start it has all the options of the bigger programs but less size and almost no ram useage i have utorret dling while i play warcraft3 on the same computer (and the other at the same time) utorret is best for movies for game dls

    limewire best p2p for music/musicvideos a little slow but its worth it very nice looking and lots of options so far i have uploaded 700gb in a year the network is very strong and limewire is allso open sorce its allso free (the pro version can be dled on the limewire program its self just search for limewire pro)
     
  19. Karanislove

    Karanislove It's D Grav80 Of Luv

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    Freeware Home is an indexed collection of FREE programs commonly found on the Internet around the globe that match the following definitions:
    → freeware - Free software, often written by enthusiasts and distributed by users' groups, or via electronic mail, local bulletin boards, Usenet, or other electronic media.
    → open source - Term appeared in March 1998 following the Mozilla release to describe software distributed in source under licenses guaranteeing anybody rights to freely use, modify, and redistribute, the code.
    → shareware is NOT free. There is one form of shareware ($0 shareware) that is free for non-commercial use. It meets our definition of Freeware for individuals and is included in our collection.

    [link=http://www.freewarehome.com/]Freeware Home[/link]
     
  20. thomas234

    thomas234 Big Geek

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    Sketchup by Google

    "Developed for the conceptual stages of design, SketchUp is powerful yet easy-to-learn 3D software. We think of it as the pencil of digital design. This award-winning software combines a simple, yet robust tool-set that streamlines and simplifies 3D design inside your computer."

    Personally I found it very easy to use and within 24 hours have used it to make models of my house and my aunts house.

    SketchUp Home
     

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