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dear friends,
there are lots of freeware available on the net but most of us either not knows that its available there on net or there may be case that you want to share that with other friends then this is the forum to let people know which freewares are available on net that can be useful to others.
cheers !;)

 

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TrueCrypt (encryption), eMule, 7-zip, and ObjectDock. They're the only free-software I have installed :-/
 

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ad aware

open office

ubuntu

kubuntu

linux

mac classic

paint.NET

google earth

Free download manager
 
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StatBar
This is one of my new favorites. This program displays stats about your computer at the top of your screen. For people like me, who don't have status lights on their keyboard (wireless) this is really nice since it displays the status lights of your caps lock, num lock, insert, and scroll lock functions. It also allows you to change your computers master volume, monitor your incoming and outgoing traffic, monitor your CPU usage, monitor your RAM usage, create a new email with the touch of a button, your computer's uptime, and some other stuff.
I tested the Winamp controller, but it does not work with the latest version of Winamp.

http://www.statbar.nl/


KompoZer
KompoZer is a really easy to use What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor. It allows you to edit websites quickly and easily. It has a built in file manager that supports files on your hard drive and ftp server. It has a built in css editor. There is also an integrated spell checker.

I am using it to create some of my websites. If you’re a person that knows nothing about html, I suggest using this. If you’re an expert, I still recommend it. It has a really nice code editor built in.

If you want it real simple, it's a free alternative for Dreamweaver.

The program is available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh users.

http://www.kompozer.net/


Sheep vs Gravity
This is a really stupid screensaver. And that is why it is so great!
It's very simple. The sheep bounce around until they bounce higher then the screen and then they explode in a mass of feathers and another one takes the place.

Someone see if this helps you fall asleep while looking at it. Couting sheep never works for me. Mabey jumping sheep will.

http://www.russhorton.com/sheep.html


Spybot Search and Destroy
The new version is out of this great anti-spyware program

This is one of my favorites. Sure, it is old and doesn't do the best job, but I can't leave it!

My testing revealed that it is good as a quick protection method, but I suggest haveing a different program also that you scan with once a month just to be sure.

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html


Taskbar Shuffle
Ever wanted to move a program's bar in your taskbar to a different place? This program lets you do it!

http://www.freewebs.com/nerdcave/taskbarshuffle.htm


And if you want more check out my website.
http://weeklyfreeware.com/
 

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Virtualdubmod. It's the best if you are uploading videos you made onto youtube, or for other video editing.
 

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Inkscape - for illustrator-like software
GIMP - for photoshop-like software
Foxit Reader - for adobereader-like software
NVU - for dreamweaver-like software

Notepad ++ (remember the double plus signs)
paint.Net
 

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All those are very interesting. I wanted to try NVU but again, with dialup, downloading a big file is very very hard.... (btw it takes all day to dl a 10 mb file.)
 

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I would like to know the websites where we can get free softwares.
 

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One I often use is XVI32 hex editor, good for "editing" your saved games
 

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Ahhh, freeware.

http://www.osalt.com/
- A lovely site that list a lot of popular softare, but then has recommendations of open source alternatives.

Zone Alarm Firewall
- A great program that I use myself. Probably one of the best firewalls out there, and it is free!

http://www.comodo.com/
- a great security site. Quite a few free programs including anti-virus, malware, firewall and more. Worth a try for being a free security suite, huh?

http://www.free-av.com/
- a program that is running on my laptop right now. Probably the best free anti-virus program I've tried(even better than AVG, another free anti-virus program).

http://www.utorrent.com/
- probably the best torrent program out there. Definitely worth a download.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/
- my favorite email client. Just wish all my inboxes supported it...

http://www.openoffice.org/
- who could go without this. a solution to microsoft's $150 software. Compatible with MS Office as well.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ooop
- OxygenOffice. yes, this is based off of OpenOffice, but it is a profressional version basically. Gives you more features(if u need them).

http://damnsmalllinux.org/
http://www.sabayonlinux.org/
- of course there are hundreds of Linux distributions out there. But DSL is great b/c it is 50 Mb, which is the smallest fully featured GUI Operating System available. Very nice to have on a CD for a quick boot into linux.
- and of course my favorite, Sabayon. Basically, I think if you are coming from Windows with no Linux experience, go with this. They have a professional edition that has quite a few apps that can help you(like wine). But it also has the best driver support that I've seen(first distro i've used on my laptop to work with wireless and no needed configuration). The Ubuntu series is wonderful and Open SUSE and Mandriva are some you should look at as well.


And if we can drift a bit from 'software', I'll just list some games that I think everyone should at least try.

Nexuiz
- a quake arena type game(Open Source)

Frets on Fire
- Guitar Hero clone for PC. Can rip songs from the Guitar Hero game CDs. Also supports the creation of songs. Basically, it's Guitar Hero with all the songs from all GH games plus some more custom ones.(Open Source)

Ultrastar Deluxe
- This is a singstar clone for PC. Doesn't rip game CDs, but there is a vast array of songs available. Pretty fun to play. Supports up to 6 players(great for parties).(Open Source).


Just give those a nice google search and you will have no trouble playing those. And the best thing is they work on Linux as well. Amazing, the power of open source.

Hope that list is nice enough for you. There are still thousands of freeware apps out there(taskbar shuffle, Wyzo, Mp3Tag, CCleaner, Spybot, SpeedFan, Yahoo Widgets, Google Desktop, Paint.NET, Gimp, Gimpshop, Icon Art, Blender, DAZ Studio, Seamonkey, InfraRecorder, Limewire, Firefox, IE, WMP, iTunes, Winamp, AIM, Windows Live Messenger). I could go on, but no need to rant.


Just pull up google and search 'free software list'. You will get a nice search results page. Plus there is a list on Wikipedia that is very useful.
 

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That Thunderbird email program looks like it'll help me alot.
 

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That Thunderbird email program looks like it'll help me alot.
I love it. It works just like outlook, but is simpler and user friendly. I think it works much better too.

It works for email services that support POP3 or IMAP(i think that is right), but of course the service must not require some 'membership' status which would allow you to use third party email clients(hotmail, excite, etc.). But I know AIM(and probably AOL), GMail, your website email accounts(if you have a website that provides email accounts), and I want to say Yahoo, but I'm not sure. But basically when you log in to your normal email program/site, you can look at the options and see if it will tell you how you can use a third party email client, and of course whether or not you need a paid membership or not.
 

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I love it. It works just like outlook, but is simpler and user friendly. I think it works much better too.

It works for email services that support POP3 or IMAP(i think that is right), but of course the service must not require some 'membership' status which would allow you to use third party email clients(hotmail, excite, etc.). But I know AIM(and probably AOL), GMail, your website email accounts(if you have a website that provides email accounts), and I want to say Yahoo, but I'm not sure. But basically when you log in to your normal email program/site, you can look at the options and see if it will tell you how you can use a third party email client, and of course whether or not you need a paid membership or not.


That would explain why I can't get hotmail to work... Thanks for that bit of information.
 
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