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PostSubject: Free Software List   Free Software List Icon_minitimeMon Aug 13, 2007 7:57 pm

This is a simple list of free software for windows. It gives
alternatives to much paid software and solutions to many simple
problems. I've tried to make it complete as possible but theres
probably a few I've missed. nice and simple layout, name - description
then a link with more info and a download.



Many of these app's are available in a portable form at portableapps.com which allows them to run from a USB thumbdrive on any computer.



Browsers



Firefox - By far the best browser for use with dA, there are a huge
amount of plugins and scripts available for use on dA. Which can be
found at =Mozilla

[link]



Opera - Very fast and feature filled browser.

[link]





Email



Thunderbird - Outstanding email client from mozilla

[link]





FTP



FileZilla - Very good FTP client and server.

[link]



SmartFTP - Simple to use FTP client.

[link]





Messaging



Windows Live Messenger - The newest version of MSN messenger with video and voice chat built in.

[link]



Skype - The most popular Voip program on the net.

[link]



ICQ - A more chatroom 'themed' IM.

[link]



AIM - AOL instant messenger.

[link]



GoogleTalk - Googles answer to IM.

[link]



Yahoo Messenger - You guessed it, Yahoo's answer to IM.

[link]



Trillian - A multi-protocol chat program. Can connect to IRC, AIM, MSN, yahoo etc etc.

[link]



GAIM - An open-source multi protocol client.

[link]



Xchat - Open source IRC client.

[link]





Multimedia



VLC media player - VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia
player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4,
DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming
protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or
multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network

[link]



Media Player Classic - Very small and powerful media player will play just about any file you can find.

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WinAmp - Free media player from Nullsoft

[link]



Foobar2000 - Advanced highly customisable media player

[link]



RealAlternative - Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player.

[link]



QTAlternative -

QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov,
.qt, .3gp and other extensions) without having to install the official
QuickTime Player.

[link]





Creative Software



GIMP - Free alternative to Photoshop

[link]



Blender - Free 3D modeling and animation.

[link]



Terragen - 3D landscape generator

[link]



IrfanView - free image viewer/resizer/converter

[link]



Paint.NET - Another great Photshop alternative

[link]





CD/DVD



burnatonce Free CD copying/authoring

[link]



Exact Audio Copy - Advanced CD riping

[link]



dBpowerAMP - CD ripper and audio converter.

[link]



CDex - Free, simple to use CDripper.

[link]





Compression/Zip



WinRAR - Winzip alternative can handle almost all kinds of compressed files.

[link]



7zip - Another winzip alternative with powerful filemanager.

[link]



Office software



Open Office - Free alternative to Microsoft Office

[link]



Foxit PDF Reader - Foxit Reader 2.0 is a free PDF document viewer and printer.

[link]





Web Design



Notepad++ - Code editor that supports syntax highlighting for many languages.

[link]



NVU - A free alternative to Dreamweaver. Allows you to visually create and edit websites.

[link]



Programmers Notepad - Code editor with syntax higlighting and a variety of plugins.

[link]





Anti-Virus



AVG - Anti-virus

[link]



Avast! - Anti-virus

[link]





Firewall



Zone-alarm - Easy-to-use firewall

[link]



Kerio Personal Firewall - Another firewall

[link]





Anti-spyware



Spybot Search & Destroy - One of the best Anti spyware programs available.

[link]



Ad-Aware - Another great Anti-spyware utility

[link]



Windows Defender - A free program that helps protect your computer
against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by
spyware and other unwanted software.

[link]



Other Security Utilities



Process Explorer - Like task manager but much better

[link]



AutoRuns - View/edit all auto-starting programs on your system

[link]



NetStumbler - locate wireless networks

[link]



TCPView - View all currently active network connections on your computer

[link]



Rootkit Revealer - Exactly what it says on the tin.

[link]



hikackThis - Advanced tool for spyware and virus detection

[link]





System Utilities



Windows Powertoys - Extra features for Windows XP

[link]



CPU-Z - Quick tool to identify chipset, CPU type & memory configuration

[link]



Unlocker - Unlock files which are locked by an application to allow deletion, moving or renaming.

[link]



Many of these app's are available in a portable form at portableapps.com which allows them to run from a USB thumb-drive

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