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Old July 20 2008, 07:31 AM   #16
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

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Wow! That is an impressive list. Would it be possible to break them out by platform? I noticed a few for Linux and Mac OS X - was wondering if there were others I missed. Thanks much! I'm gonna go digging...
Mac OS X: Fink is the biggest central repository of free software for OSX, I believe
Linux: Debian is my favorite distro for its organisation and selection, but many other distros have just as many packages
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Old July 23 2008, 02:20 AM   #17
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

Just in case you ever want to pull a nasty prank on a Windows user...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb897558.aspx
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Old July 28 2008, 02:46 PM   #18
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

Gaius, here's a list of freeware software that I've collected over the years and found to be very useful when cleaning up or tweaking co-workers PC's (in alpha order):


Acrobat Reader (stripped down version 6 that doesn't load all plugins)
Adaware (installed and stand alone versions)
AIDA32
Autoclave
Autoruns
ASTLog
AVG Antivirus
Bart's PE (Windows XP live CD)
Baseline Analyzer
CCleaner
Cleanmgr
CWShredder
Deep Burner Portable
Diskkeeper
Driver Backup
Driver Manager
Drop My Rights
Eulalyzer
FileMon
Flash (stand alone uninstaller and installer)
ForceDel
Google Toolbar
Hidden XP
Hijack This
Image resizer
JKDefrag (GUI & command line versions)
Key Finder
Killbox
Look2Me Destroyer
LSPFix
Microsoft Photo Editor
MYPCUninstaller
Norton Remover
Open Office
Page Defrag
Password
PCI File Recovery
PDF Creator
PhotoRec (photo & data recovery)
ProcExp
ProcMon
ProcView
RegCleaner
Registry Defrag
RegMon
Rogue Remover
Rootkit Revealer
Silent Runners
Smit Fraud Fix
Spybot
Spyware Blaster
Spyware Scanner
Starup Control Panel
Stinger
System Explorer
Taskbar Shuffle
Task Switch
TCPView
TweakUI
Visual Task Tips
Windows Defender
WinPatrol
WinZip (older free version)
XP-Antispy
Zone Alarm


Also, here's a list of additional freeware admin/network tools I use:


AdminPak
AD Management
AIDA32
Blat
Browser Monitor
Bulk Rename Utility
Copy Machine
DS Clock Sync
Ethereal
ICA Client
IP Management
JetAdmin
Netwatch
Network Time (LM Check)
PCI Task Manager
PSShutdown
Putty
PViewer (remote process killer)
RDP Client
Reshack
Server Manager
ShareEnum
TCPView
Terminal Services Manager
VNC
WinImage
WSFTP
XCACLS


I also have an extensive collection of audio/photo/video freeware tools which I'll post later (most of those are on my computer at home).

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Old July 28 2008, 10:32 PM   #19
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

Audio/Photo/Video freeware:


Audacity
AVIScreen Classic
AVISynth
AVITricks
CapDVHS
ConvertRM
DB Power Amp
Divx Player
DVIO
Flash Decomplier
FlaskMPEG
FX MPEG Writer
Gimp
Google SketchUp
HDTV2DVD
HDTVtoMPEG2
Icon Art
Image Grabber
Image MPEG Muxer
ImagetoAVI
InstantAVI
Media Joiner
Media Player Classic
Microsoft Photo Editor
Movie Snapshot
MP4Cam2AVI
MPEG Streamclip
MPG2Cut2
Poster Creator
PVAStrumento
Quicktime Player
Rad Video Tools
Real7ime Converter (not a typo)
Real Player
Real Producer
ReJig
Resound
Riva Encoder
SDP Converter
Step Voice Recorder
Stoick Voice Recorder
Stoick Video Capture
Stoick Video Converter
Super
SWF2AVI
TS Converter
VCD Gear
Videora iPod Converter
Video Lan Player
Vidomi Video Converter
VirtualDubMod
VirtualDubModMPEG2
Windows Media Encoder
Windows Movie Maker
WinDV
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Old August 9 2008, 05:34 AM   #20
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DriveImage XML A drive image/backup utility. Catalog is saved in XML format. Can access files directly from the backup without having to restore them.

Bullzip PDF Printer A free PDF creater with a good amount of power. Includes additing document properties, watermarks, appending to existing PDFs, and security settings.
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Old August 9 2008, 06:52 AM   #21
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

Google Desktop - great widgets
RocketDock - fantastic little dock app . . . completely eliminate the need for the taskbar!
Start Killer - hides the start button giving you more space . . . not available for Vista
John's Background Switcher - gathers images from flickr, picasa and elsewhere so you can have a new and interesting wallpaper at whatever interval you like
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Old August 21 2008, 01:15 AM   #22
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

I'm gonna be downloading these soon. Thanks for the info!
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Old August 24 2008, 05:05 AM   #23
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Re: Freeware Windows Applications

Has anyone ever checked out PortableApps? They're programs small enough to fit on a USB drive. The site has the basics like Firefox and more advanced applications like DOSBox!

From the site:
"Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind."

http://portableapps.com
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Old December 15 2008, 07:35 PM   #24
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Here is a big list of free windows apps from sourceforge.net:

http://osswin.sourceforge.net/
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Old December 15 2008, 07:49 PM   #25
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You know if you think about for every name brand program for windows there is a free alternative (I dare somebody to challenge with a windows program that doesn't have a free equivalent).

I have to give special recognition to the following programs that I use for web programming (some of which were already mentioned earlier in this thread):

Web Graphics: Gimp (alternative to photoshop)
FTP Client: Filezilla (alt to WS_FTP)
Databases: MySQL or Postgres (alt to SQL Server or Oracle)
Web Server: Apache (alt to IIS)
Server Scripting: PHP (alt over ASP)
Web Operating System: CentOS over Redhat Enterprise (when will Red Hat learn you can't charge money for free software...)

Besides free programs available there are also free codecs as well.

Ogg represents a free lossy alternative to MP3's, WMA's or AAC's.
Flacs represent a free lossless alternative to proprietary lossless standards such as Microsoft's WMA.
Theoria is a free video codec that is relatively new and has a lot of potential to compete with the name brand compression schemes.

Musikcube is a good audio player for playing opensource codes (and proprietary ones) and ExactAudioCopy is a great programming for ripping CD's into Flac's or Ogg's.
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Old December 16 2008, 11:03 PM   #26
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You know if you think about for every name brand program for windows there is a free alternative (I dare somebody to challenge with a windows program that doesn't have a free equivalent).
Okay, how about a free version of 3ds Max, After Effects and Premiere? I could use such programs.
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Old December 17 2008, 09:52 PM   #27
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A free version of Project would be useful.
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Old December 17 2008, 10:28 PM   #28
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You know if you think about for every name brand program for windows there is a free alternative (I dare somebody to challenge with a windows program that doesn't have a free equivalent).
Okay, how about a free version of 3ds Max, After Effects and Premiere? I could use such programs.
In the realm of open source 3D software, you have programs like Blender. For After Effects, there is Jahshaka. And for Premiere, there are several potential alternatives: http://www.osalt.com/premiere

In fact, the entire osalt.com site is devoted to pointing out open source alternatives to non-free software.
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Old December 17 2008, 10:33 PM   #29
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A free version of Project would be useful.
Yes, it most certainly would.

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In the realm of open source 3D software, you have programs like Blender. For After Effects, there is Jahshaka. And for Premiere, there are several potential alternatives: http://www.osalt.com/premiere

In fact, the entire osalt.com site is devoted to pointing out open source alternatives to non-free software.
That should work. Thanks.
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Old December 19 2008, 05:40 PM   #30
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A free version of Project would be useful.
From http://www.osalt.com/project :

OpenProj 0.9.6
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
OpenProj is a new open source solution for project management. It's simple user interface is very similar to that of Microsoft Project. OpenProj even let's you import you existing Microsoft Project... Read more

GanttProject 2.0
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
GanttProject is a project scheduling and management tool which also offers resource management. Even importing and exporting Microsoft Project files is supported. Read more

Open Workbench 1.1.6
Available for: windows mac linux unix java
Aiming to be a direct alternative to Microsoft Project - Open Workbench provides project planning and scheduling together with resource management. Open Workbench even offers import of Microsoft... Read more
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