Freeware Windows Applications

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Gaius Baltar, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. backstept

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    Google Desktop - great widgets :D
    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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  2. Dusty Ayres

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    I'm gonna be downloading these soon. Thanks for the info!
     
  3. 26138

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    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
     
  4. smithaa02

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  5. smithaa02

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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.
     
  6. msbae

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    Okay, how about a free version of 3ds Max, After Effects and Premiere? I could use such programs.
     
  7. RevDMV

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    A free version of Project would be useful.
     
  8. Robert Maxwell

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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.
     
  9. msbae

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    Yes, it most certainly would.

    That should work. Thanks.
     
  10. smithaa02

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    From http://www.osalt.com/project :

     
  11. dillon3001

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    ESET (The makers of NOD32) have an online virus scanner that I've found useful. I personally think NOD32 is one of the best antimalware programs on the market, although I dont think I would recommend it for novice users as it can be a bit heavy on the technical side.

    www.eset.com/onlinescanner
     
  12. RevDMV

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    Thanks for the project info, forgot about this. Downloading and playing with today...
     
  13. darkshadow0001

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  14. Miss Chicken

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    If anyone os imterested in cataloging their book colelction There is a good freeware database for you called BookDB2.

    Its fields include

    Title
    Secondary Title
    Author (2 fields - and you can tick authors as being editirs)
    Book cost
    Language
    Fiction/non Fiction
    Publication details i.e publisher, year, edition, no of pages
    Call number
    Type of medium i,e paperback, hardback, references, Comic. Magazine, CD/DVD etc

    It also allows you to assign categories and keep track of borrowings.

    It has a Description and a Location field.

    In a later edition a Contents field will be added.

    My only real complaint is there is no Notes or Comdition field but I guess that could be included under description.
     
  15. TEH BABA

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    Io has some good tune up tools.
     
  16. Colin Xavier

    Colin Xavier Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Microsoft has made SharePoint Designer 2007 (aka Frontpage) free. Get it from here
     
  17. msbae

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    Will it accept HTML pages that were originally made in Macromedia Dreamweaver MX2004?

    Anyway, for us Windows users who are sick of just how slow (and pathetic) iTunes has become for us, I present to you a little program called SharePod. When I say 'little' I mean it's only 2.81 MB for the latest version, 3.9.0.

    http://www.getsharepod.com/

    It won't let you re-organize the Master List of songs but, it does have tools that let you do anything else you want to do. It works with the iPod Touch as well.
     
  18. onin7276

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    This post was advertising trial software, not freeware. We do not allow commercial advertising, sorry.
     
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  20. Australis

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    Wow, great list! Well done, Gaius Baltar!

    I use IrfanView and Notepad++ all the time already, will investigate some of the others.

    Also, I've tracked dowen some music making freeware (sequencers, samplers, etc), but always looking for more! :techman: