- November 14, 2005 at 11:26 pm #1592
Compiling a list of our favorite freeware programs! These are my “must-haves”. Feel free to add your own — Preferrably completely free, and not those that expire after 30-day trials.
OpenOffice 2.0 – a Microsoft Office replacement
OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.
Mozilla FireFox – an Internet Explorer replacement
Join more than 100 million others and make the switch today â€” Firefox imports your Favorites, settings and other information, so you have nothing to lose.
FileZilla – FTP client *and* server
FileZilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of features. FileZilla Server is a reliable FTP server.
Skype – VOIP software
From conference calls and multi-chats, to voicemail and call forwarding, there are all sorts of ways you can use Skype at work.
Crimson Editor – advanced text editing program
Crimson Editor is a professional source code editor for Windows. This program is not only fast in loading time, but also small in size (so small that it can be copied in one floppy disk).
MWSnap – screen capture utility
MWSnap is a small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen.November 21, 2005 at 1:31 pm #1593
You may also consider the following –
Ad-Aware Free Spyware scanner http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Ewido Free Spyware scanner http://www.ewido.net/en/
Spybot SD Free Spyware scanner http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Thunderbird Alternative to Outlook Express http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/
Sygate Firewall http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htmNovember 25, 2005 at 9:06 am #1594
Fun stuff if you have too much RAM
A program demonstrating the power of XML programming? I don’t care, it’s got a huge variety of cool applets; from traffic webcams, dictionaries, quote readers to egg boiling timers.
Google deskBAR: http://deskbar.google.com/
This is DIFFFERENT from google deskTOP. I find that i use BAR more often because it quickly searches dictionaries and thesaurus’ and it’s also good for quick checks on the internet… e.g. what does LMAO mean?? type it in the bar, hit Ctrl+d, POOF there’s ya answer.
Google deskTOP: http://desktop.google.com/en/
This is more like konfabulator than deskBAR. It’s different from Konfabulator in that the applets are much more specific in terms of target audience. Some applets overlap, but others seem to be written by programmers for programmers. Being a rather common person i stuck with konfabulator… i don’t have that much RAM, but i have friends who swear by google deskTOP. The computer search is unparalleled.November 25, 2005 at 9:15 am #1595
If you’ve only just joined us in the 21st Century. Welcome. You will probably want all these installed on your computer like all other machines out there:
Winamp MP3 player: http://www.winamp.com/
Ok, i can’t be bothered to find the websites, so you’ll have to search for these yourself. It’d be fun. Honest.
Yahoo messengerNovember 25, 2005 at 11:14 am #1596
Konfabulator, I like, especially now it’s free ;D However, I’m not a big fan of google bar, yhaoo bar etc etc… I just don’t trust them.November 26, 2005 at 11:59 am #1597
Totally good point about the bars. I assume you’re talking about the bars that ‘fit’ into your browser? I don’t use any of those for precisely that reason. Plus it takes up a lot of space on my window. The ones up there are a different type though. My fav, the deskbar just sits on the taskbar, and that’s the only space it takes up. It doesn’t slow down my system noticeabley so i guess it’ll be there for awhile longer… at first i was scared that google had replaced google deskbar with google desktop. Thankfully not.
Which widgets do you use?November 26, 2005 at 6:56 pm #1598
Might install Konfabulator, as well as Google Desktop 2.0 (miss its search prowess).
Do you find Konfab slows down your computers a lot? Guess it depends on how many widgets you have open?November 27, 2005 at 4:38 am #1599limpetator wrote:Which widgets do you use?
I use Combarss, Calender, The Weather, Tachclock and occasionally, NetStat.
Ps, I also find the Russian Brides Widget very useful ;Dkai920 wrote:Do you find Konfab slows down your computers a lot? Guess it depends on how many widgets you have open?
One of my desktop thats running Konfabulator only have 512MB of RAM. I have 5 Widgets open, and it runs fine. If you’re thinking of installing it to your T43, you’ll have no problems with 1gig of RAM installed 🙂November 27, 2005 at 5:37 am #16000ne0neEight wrote:One of my desktop thats running Konfabulator only have 512MB of RAM. I have 5 Widgets open, and it runs fine. If you’re thinking of installing it to your T43, you’ll have no problems with 1gig of RAM installed 🙂
Sounds good, going to give it a try 8)November 27, 2005 at 10:54 am #1601
Not exactly free software, but I find online bookmarks extremely useful. I use this – http://del.icio.us 🙂December 10, 2005 at 6:14 am #1602December 13, 2005 at 12:20 am #1603
Hmmm….why go through all the touble of listing freebies when you can get them over here:
http://www.all4you.dk/FreewareWorld/links.phpJanuary 7, 2006 at 9:50 am #1604
Not sure if can classify as free software, but this online word processor works nicely. You can actually share your work using a collaborator function. Quite fast too!!January 12, 2006 at 3:03 pm #1605
PDF printer: http://www.cutepdf.com
Java/UML OO Design Tool: Modelling tool: http://objectclub.esm.co.jp/Jude/jude-e.html
CVS client: http://www.tortoisecvs.org/
VMWare player: http://www.vmware.com/products/player
Websites:January 12, 2006 at 8:17 pm #1606
I found a free software that allows you to control your PC from your Pocket PC as long as you have access to the internet, but not sure is it safe.
Has anyone used this before??? If you have or if you know please let me know if it is safe to use this online software… (and by online software i mean you have to install software on your computer but not your pocket pc)
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