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Old 06-21-04, 04:58 PM   #126
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AbiWord is a Word Processor that is better than Microsoft Word and Totally Free.

http://www.abisource.com/
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Old 06-23-04, 01:57 PM   #127
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This just saved a co-worker some headaches. www.ultimatebootcd.com has an iso you can download that will make "the ultimate boot cd" There are a bunch of freeware utilities, from virus scanners to memory testers all organized on a menu system which makes it much simpler to use. I just handed him the cd and told him to try it on his pc that was locking up on him. The next day he said he ran one of the hard drive scanners and a registry scanner on it and that got it up and running again.
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Old 06-23-04, 02:11 PM   #128
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1)bookmarkwizard (creates a file with links unlike IE)
http://www.moonsoftware.com/download.asp


2) AM-Dead Link (Looks for dead links and fav icons, like the oldpcmag "favorg")

http://www.aignes.com/products.htm


3) SpyWareBlaster & SpywareGuard
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/products.html
(use Adaware and Spybot also)

4) Mozilla 1.7 (Internet explorer Replacemet, not a shell)
http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.7/

4) Avant Browser (Uses IE as a shell) It's like IE but supercharged with features and a popup/ad ablocker built in. Updates frequently)
http://www.avantbrowser.com/
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Old 06-23-04, 02:17 PM   #129
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WinBar is a GREAT program to display disc space, memory, speed, etc, on your desktop. Small, too.

And, just for the record, SPYBOT is ten times better than Ad Aware for getting ad junk off your system. It actually has a feature that will "immunize" your system so future ads cannot plug themselves in. Great stuff!!

SpyBot and Adaware Complement each other.
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Old 06-23-04, 02:19 PM   #130
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Don't think anyone's mentioned SpyBot yet...a great companion to AdAware.

What about ZoneAlarm?

I had heard the New version of ZA has some issues with OS's. ZA has more security issues of all the ones I have read about. I currently use Kerio Free Edition. Was using Sygate at one time. Both are good, but I would stay away from ZA. But that's just me. to each is own
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Old 06-23-04, 02:22 PM   #131
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anyone know of a freeware equivalent to download.com, tucows.com etc?

try http://www.pricelessware.org/2004/about2004PL.htm
they have a cd with the freeware on it but some apps are not included.
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Old 06-23-04, 02:24 PM   #132
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Saw this one today on techtv:

[Pop-Up Stopper

This stops everything. (Well, almost, but 98 percent is pretty good.) Only downside: stops everything. If you want to use a javascript thing, you have to disable it, but it's as easy as clicking on the hand or holding down the CTRL key. I just DL'd the newest version, this program didn't have any updates for the longest time though.
I 2nd "popup stopper" only if you are running IE without a shell like Avant Browser which includes the PUS. I hear the "Google" toolbar is good at blocking popups
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Old 06-23-04, 02:27 PM   #133
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Real Alternative

Quicktime Alternative

Hate all the spyware/annoyingware both RealOne and Quicktime Player tend to bring? Both of these will play these kinds of files without all of the annoyances that the corporate versions provide.

These are great IF only u need a player. I use them and the intergrated well with the browser if need be. RealPlayer is very spyware oriented. Use the alternatives as suggested
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Old 06-24-04, 09:23 PM   #134
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Does anyone know of any freeware that allows you to lock desktop folders with a password? All the ones I could find were 30 day trials.
AxCrypt
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Old 06-26-04, 12:00 PM   #135
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Here's the updated table with the latest additions:

(see the latest freeware matrix here http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....20#post7204778)

Next rev. I'll clean up any bad links and any stuff that is no longer free.

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Old 06-26-04, 12:23 PM   #136
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ISOBuster 1.6

"The Ultimate CD and DVD data recovery tool !

Rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD or DVD !
Save important documents, precious pictures from the family, your only system backup, ...
IsoBuster can do it all !

IsoBuster is part Freeware and part Shareware
IsoBuster is easy to use and thoroughly tested.
This application will work under Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP & Windows NT 4.0."

Works well to extract ISO image files. I had used the previous version and never had a problem.





ISO Buster 1.6 (CD & DVD data revovery tool)
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Old 06-26-04, 12:30 PM   #137
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DVD Profiler

You MUST provide a valid e-mail address. They send a "key, aka SN to install the program. They do not spam your e-mail address.
You can view my collection by using the "DVDProfiler" link in my signature. I enter my DVD's by UPC code. This is the fast way and the easiest to get setup, IMHO.

Catalouge you DVD collection online. Free for personal use. DVD Profiler's premium registration is a one-time purchase ($25.00) and will be good for every version of DVD Profiler released. As we continue to add new features to DVD Profiler, some will be available with a free registration, but all will be available to premium registrants without additional cost.

Your free IVS account is your key to the features of our site and programs:

Get registration keys for our programs
Request technical support
Participate in our free user forums
Download and review free program extras such as skins and reports.
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Old 06-28-04, 02:41 PM   #138
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Chalk up one unsolicited testimonial for RoboForm--this thing kicks butt. Combined with Firefox, I don't use IE at all anymore [I'm not a big anti-MS person, I just like some of the features FF and RF offer.]

And of course DVD Profiler is excellent as well. I like that it's both online and offline, unlike some of the other dvd catalog services.
There's a plug in on their site somewhere that allows you to compare MSRP to 'Actual Price Paid'. It's somewhat frightening, but it's also neat to see how good a shopper you are.
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Old 06-28-04, 05:08 PM   #139
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thanks, nice work

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Here's the updated table with the latest additions:
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Old 07-05-04, 12:37 AM   #140
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There are some great programs on the list here. I use several regularly specifically VNC, Irfanview (my favorite multimedia viewer/editor), ad-aware, Spy-bot, Google Toolbar, Reg-Cleaner and X-news. I do have a few more to add to the list though.
• Hi Jack This http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html this is another program that helps get rid of trash. This is similar to Reg-edit and is best for advanced or at least intermediate users as you have to have a basic idea of what you are looking at or smart enough to ask for help or at least check things on the web prior to removing the files that Websites and programs leave behind.
• Trillian Messenger http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/download.html this one has a pay version, but the free version works great as well. If you use more than one messaging program this can be very handy. It incorporates the best features of most of the messengers and allows you to log on to AIM, MSN, ICQ, IRC and Yahoo all at once without the pop up BS that most of the major messengers have. The only problems with the program is it does not include all of the bells and whistles the big dogs do and with the way the major companies have been tossing out updates lately there are sometimes connection problems, but they are fairly quick about tossing out a patch to fix any problems.

I had a few others that I still use regular, but unfortunately it looks like they have started charging and most are not that cheap. Sorry, I missed a few pages of the thread before posting, so I removed the ones that already had been mentioned. I didn’t see these so hopefully they can help a few people out.

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Old 07-07-04, 01:27 PM   #141
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OK, all cleaned up with new additions:

(see the latest freeware matrix here http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....20#post7204778)

Enjoy!

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Old 07-07-04, 06:50 PM   #142
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And of course DVD Profiler is excellent as well. I like that it's both online and offline, unlike some of the other dvd catalog services.
There's a plug in on their site somewhere that allows you to compare MSRP to 'Actual Price Paid'. It's somewhat frightening, but it's also neat to see how good a shopper you are.
Do you know if the plug-in is only available to paid subscribers?
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Old 07-14-04, 02:07 PM   #143
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Before they updated the website, it was available to anyone, it was a user-created plug in. I haven't looked for it on the new site, however, so I don't know if its status has changed.

Anyone know where to find 'Treeprint' or something similar? It was a freeware from PCMag.com, that I had on my old computer, but I went to look for it now, and now they run a subscription service or sell single files.
Basically i'm looking for something that can inventory the files in a directory and subdirectories, and output that to another file [Excel, .txt, whatever.]
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Old 07-15-04, 08:02 AM   #144
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Free PDF Creation Tools

People seem to regularly ask about creating PDFs, so maybe this will help.

PDFZone recently ran two articles: 10 Free PDF Tools, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

webpronews.com has an article, Why Pay Big Bucks for PDF Software: Consider Your Options, dealing with both free and cheap PDF-creation options.
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Old 07-17-04, 04:48 PM   #145
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Beautiful job on organizing it. I just went through the entire thread looking for a few items and than came to your collected work at the end. I imagine in the future it will save time also.
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Old 07-19-04, 01:27 AM   #146
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Beautiful job on organizing it. I just went through the entire thread looking for a few items and than came to your collected work at the end. I imagine in the future it will save time also.
Thanks It was fairly easy if a bit time consuming, at least to start. Glad people are getting use from it. One of these days I'll add some of *my* fave freeware - no time now.

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Old 07-20-04, 03:16 PM   #147
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Saw this one posted in another thread.
System wiper: http://iisoftware.net/index.php?clean.html
File size is around 446kb

But I found this one recently off another board.
CCleaner - only 259kb!
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4191.html
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Old 07-23-04, 09:08 PM   #148
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Old 07-26-04, 05:22 PM   #149
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Here's the latest rev.:

(see the latest freeware matrix here http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....20#post7204778)

Removed some non-free apps, added the latest from the thread and some of my own.

Here is the table in openoffice format:

http://www.dealez.com/dvdt_freeware_compiled.sxc

and here is the script that generates the HTML table:

http://www.dealez.com/free2html.zip

Enjoy!

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Old 07-27-04, 07:25 PM   #150
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Pardon my ignorance but is there a best DivX codec to download or one that just offers the codec without any spyware or an attached player?

Edit: grammar.

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