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#1 tcorr911

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 11:44 PM

Does anyone know any great free software that you would consider a must have. I am in need to make my computer more spiffy. I am not to great on finding that stuff. :P
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#2 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 11:46 PM

Does anyone know any great free software that you would consider a must have. I am in need to make my computer more spiffy. I am not to great on finding that stuff. :P


I love using webshots to store all my pictures and art that I find across the web. Just open the program, click on the folder in which the pictures are in and then double click on the thumbnail of the pic you want to be your computers wallpaper. I have been using it for about 6 years. This software also allows you to use all your pictures as a screensaver. www.webshots.com

Edited by Forsaken_angel24, 09 October 2006 - 11:47 PM.

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#3 CaptainSlug

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 01:04 AM

Kablam! Huge list...
VLC Media Player - Can play 99.9% of all video files without the need for codec installs.
Samurize - advanced system monitoring and desktop enhancement engine for, day planning, weather status, and any infinite number of other task you could be bothered download or plug into it yourself.
VNC - Program for remote administering other computers over a network. Client machines can access and control the server machine from an application window which displays in real-time what's one the monitor of the server machine.
First Page 2000 - Full featured WYSIWYG Website authoring tool
Alibre Xpress - Full-function (only feature limited) Solid CAD software
Memtest86 - Bootable CD image program for verifying the integrity of your system RAM.
GIMP - Freeware Photoshop alternative
Paint.net - Extremely fast and low-resource photoshop alternative that runs off of the Microsoft .net Version 2.0 framework
Lavasoft Ad-Aware - Spyware removal tool
AVG Anti-Virus - Just as titled, but beats the pants off of Norton and McAfee
CCleaner - Windows Disk Cleanup Utility on steroids
ZoneAlarm - Freeware software firewall. Vital if you have broadband, but do not have a router with hardware firewall settings.
Foxit Reader - Extremely low resource replacement for Adobe Acrobat Reader
Trillian Basic - All your IMs in a single program

Edited by CaptainSlug, 10 October 2006 - 01:09 AM.

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#4 Meaker VI

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:37 AM

Blender (blender.org)- Open source freeware 3D program that I feel is comparible to Maya, a $7,000 industry leading beast to try to use. It can do any kind of 3D work you have need of doing (Movies, stills, polygons, nurbs...)
Sketchup- I believe it's made by google and there is a freeware version, but it's another (less complicated) 3D software that is an architectural must have. It is also capable of designing mechanical bits and peices, and might have uses on the homemade front if I ever got around to figuring out what sizes of PVC I have available and what size darts are.
Google Earth- Sattelite view of the world, also freeware from google. Really stinking cool, it can measure my house (It's near seattle, so the shots are higher quality than if you live in the boonies) to within ~2' accuracy.
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#5 blinkycc13

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 04:12 PM

Mozilla Firefoz - great web browser. Mozilla Firefox>Interent Explorer
The GIMP - www.gimp.org, great image editing/ paint tool
iTunes - I think it is good even if you don't have an iPod.
I second Google Earth, but I personally have had bad experiences with Trillian.

Edited by blinkycc13, 10 October 2006 - 04:15 PM.

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#6 Rambo

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:28 PM

The only thing I dislike about Trillian is that if I am downloading even just 20kbps out of my 10mpbs, it seems to take forever to sign on. Other than that, it pwns anything.

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Audio And Video:
Have any songs that have long blank spaces in the middle that annoy you? Want to rid yourself of the seconds of bordem? Mp3 Direct Cut is my first choice. It can be used for other things, but that is what I mainly use it for.

Want to get files OFF your iPod onto your computer? Or share with friends? EpHPod is what you need. Any Music or Video files can be stored onto your hard drive with it.

Tired of programs like iTunes labeling files wrong? Want them to be correct for any program, rather than how they are just displayed in iTunes? You need to edit your tags with Mp3Tag.

Tired of shitty iTunes? Get foobar2000 for all your music needs(even eliminates some of the above programs).


Archiving/Compressing

Better than WinZip......WinAce

Chat

Trillian - already mentioned, but great
Ventrilo - Voice chat - commonly used for internet gaming out of game chat
Teamspeak - basically same as Ventrilo, but more complicated + les bandwitdh use
Skype - Internet Telephony
Google Talk - IM and voice chat - requires Gmail account(let me know in a PM if you need said account).


Protection
Trojans?

Ad-Aware - Scans your hard drive for malicious content that most virus scanners like Norton and McAfee don't pick up
Housecall - Best free virus scan out there(McAfee could be better, but if you want free, check this out).


More some other time.
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#7 Zach

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 09:18 PM

Nvu is an awesome web editing software for any platform that blows everything except for Dreamweaver out of the water.

Everything else I would mention has been said already.

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#8 tcorr911

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 09:24 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I downloaded a bunch of those. CCleaner is my favorite, my computer is much faster now. Also I found palfun which is an add on to AIM. The site doesn't always work though.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 11:43 PM

Oops, I didn't see the date there. Sorry everybody. Hugs and kisses to you all.

Edited by Jimbo223, 16 March 2007 - 11:57 PM.

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