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Old 01-20-04, 10:19 AM
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Someone mentioned this in the Other forum, but I'll post it here:

Fontifier

You can use your handwriting as a computer font. There are instruction on the website.

Note: Some users have suggested that you use a sharpie-type marker, then photoshopping it to a darker contrast to get a better result.
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Old 01-23-04, 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by Grouch094820 & 5/17
OpenOffice. Open source, freeware office suite...word processer, spreadsheet, powerpoint, etc (think MSOffice). It even exports to PDF! (For Windows, Linux, and Solaris.)
does anyone here use this? which version should I download?
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Old 01-23-04, 11:59 PM
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The newest stable release is 1.1
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Old 01-27-04, 01:25 PM
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I love:

www.webshots.com/

For my screensaver. They have a great collection of photos. There a two versions. One is free.
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Old 02-09-04, 07:31 PM
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Originally posted by DGibFen
Someone mentioned this in the Other forum, but I'll post it here:

Fontifier

Dont know if this was free at one point , but it does cost 9 bucks to get the font u created. I printed it and checked the preview and it did pretty good.
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Old 02-15-04, 06:54 PM
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I prefer Statbar - www.statbar.nl - cleaner, faster, not as many options, but it's got all I need.
Sweet little program!


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Old 02-16-04, 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by Slowpc
Dont know if this was free at one point , but it does cost 9 bucks to get the font u created. I printed it and checked the preview and it did pretty good.
It was free at one point. Bummer.
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Old 02-22-04, 09:24 PM
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Weather Watcher version 5.4a

http://www.singerscreations.com/

My friend made this software - is very good - gets info from weather.com - displays current temp in system tray

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Ad-free, spyware-free, hassle-free... Your weather, your way. View current conditions, hourly forecast, daily forecast, detailed forecast, severe weather alerts, and weather maps for almost any city world-wide!
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Old 02-24-04, 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by jasonr114
Weather Watcher version 5.4a

http://www.singerscreations.com/

My friend made this software - is very good - gets info from weather.com - displays current temp in system tray

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Ad-free, spyware-free, hassle-free... Your weather, your way. View current conditions, hourly forecast, daily forecast, detailed forecast, severe weather alerts, and weather maps for almost any city world-wide!
Very nice... it replaced Weatherbug for me!
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Old 03-12-04, 01:48 PM
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Here's a nice program for all the bargain hunters in the forum. Helps you keep track of your pending rebates out there:

Rebate Rebate
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Old 03-12-04, 02:26 PM
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Nice rebate program! Now I may actually remember which ones I sent out.
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Old 04-06-04, 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by Gunshy
If you like Winzip but want a free clone, I suggest ZipCentral:

http://zipcentral.iscool.net/

I spent time late last year downloading all the free zip based compression tools I could find and ZipCentral was the most "Winzip"-like one I could find. Not really any bells and whistles but it gets the job done.

Also, if you need command line zip and unzip utilities, Infozip/unzip are excellent:

Infozip: http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/Zip.html

Info-unzip: http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/UnZip.html

You just need the zip.exe and unzip.exe binaries to be put in your Windows system directory.

Free=joy

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Cool, you can quote yourself!

Anyway, I wanted to update the GUI zip utility suggestion I made by now suggesting UltimateZip...

UltimateZip

...instead of ZipCentral. Ultimate is also free but does not seem to have the bugs the other has plus it has a cleaner interface though still very similar to the poplular (but not quite free) WinZip.

Also, though I don't publish any freeware myself (yet) keep in mind that a lot of these authors have "donation" links (often paypal) on their site. I think it's a nice gesture to throw them a bone or two if you use their software a lot

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Old 05-06-04, 12:07 PM
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http://www.tenzor.cz/clocx/

Clocx allows you to install a small (~2" diameter) clock on you desktop. It's skinnable and it's transparent too! Very handy if you have your taskbar on autohide.

http://www.wallpaperchanger.de/

Wallpaper changer allows you to manage all those pictures you have and automatically changes wallpaper at predetermined intervals.

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Old 05-06-04, 12:09 PM
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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.
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Old 05-06-04, 12:11 PM
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Somebody should try summarizing all the programs that have been posted here....this thread is going to get long soon.
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Old 05-23-04, 11:07 AM
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I didn't see this mentioned, but f-prot is a decent freeware anti-virus program, that can run in DOS and fit on two floppies.
www.f-prot.com
They charge for some versions, but you can get free versions for home users for DOS, Linux, BSD, and Solaris SPARC/x86.

It is nice to be able to boot up with a command prompt only or using a boot disk, and run this program. I have disinfected my mother's friend's computer with this, when Norton and Symantec couldn't find anything.
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Old 06-03-04, 10:58 AM
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I was told about this the other day, looks to be a very handy IT program to have: (it also has lots of plugins available like ghost, adaware etc)
Bart's PE Builder helps you build a "BartPE" (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks.

It will give you a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (800x600) and FAT/NTFS/CDFS filesystem support. Very handy for burn-in testing systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scan and so on.
This will replace any Dos bootdisk in no time!

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

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Old 06-06-04, 09:43 PM
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NetworkActiv Web Server is a simple web server, intended primarily for file sharing directly from your computer. Just select the directory you want to share and start the server. It will automatically create an index page that lists all the files that are located in the directory.
Download from here:
http://www.webattack.com/freeware/se...ols/fwp2p.html
Home site:
http://www.networkactiv.com/WebServer.html
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Old 06-07-04, 10:23 AM
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~300 MB of freeware/open source programs, available from:
http://theopencd.sunsite.dk/

"TheOpenCD is a collection of high quality Free and Open Source Software. The programs run in Windows and cover the most common tasks such as word processing, presentations, e-mail, web browsing, web design, and image manipulation. "

Here's what's on it:

Office and Design: OpenOffice.org, AbiWord, PDFCreator, GIMP

Internet and Communication: Mozilla, Miranda IM, FileZilla, TightVNC, WinHTTrack, PuTTY

Multimedia and Games:
Audacity, CDex, Tux Paint, Crack Attack!, Sokoban YASC,
Neverball, Celestia, Really Slick Screensavers

Utilities and Other:7-Zip, SciTE, WinPT, NetTime

Download an ISO image, burn it to a disk, and use 'em up. You can order a CD also for five bucks. And if you don't have access to a cd burner, there's a link in the FAQ to ISOBuster, [free], which can read ISO images.

Disclaimer: I haven't downloaded this yet, [I'm at work], but I'm going to when I get home tonight.
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Old 06-07-04, 05:00 PM
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another decent free zip program that works pretty good is ZipGenius
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Old 06-12-04, 10:16 AM
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Originally posted by wabio
Somebody should try summarizing all the programs that have been posted here....this thread is going to get long soon.
Your wish come true (I hope).

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

OK, yeah I've got too much free time on my hands

I hope the format doesn't wreck your viewing pleasure

OP feel free to copy this to your original post.

Here is the OpenOffice spreadsheet that I culled the csv file and ultimately HTML table from.

Here is the Perl script that generates the HTML from the csv file.

I'll do my best to keep this current if the OP chooses not to. Notice that some of the freeware is now no longer free (och, that was fast)

-Gunshy

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Old 06-14-04, 06:24 PM
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That's huge Gunshy.

Thanks!
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Old 06-15-04, 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by wabio
That's huge Gunshy.

Thanks!
Thanks Looking it over now I realize some of the prices (which most prolly don't care about) aren't formatted correctly. I also forgot to add some cool freeware I've since found out about and I can prolly remove those that are no longer free as those who wan't "free" prolly don't care and those that already use it know where to get the pay version. Lastly, the script that generates the HTML now does so directly from the spreadsheet (gotta love Perl/open source). I'll try to update it soon, after updating my BMG CD engine which is woefully out of date

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Old 06-15-04, 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by Rain Man
anyone know of a freeware equivalent to download.com, tucows.com etc?
www.snapfiles.com (formerly webattack) has a fairly large Freeware section. They also rate the software 1-5 stars
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Old 06-20-04, 05:54 AM
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www.sonique.com is my personal favorite MP3/CD player with plenty of custom skins and plug-ins. I've tried WMP but I honestly think Sonique gives better sound repro.
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