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Old 03-03-2006, 04:49 PM
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Free/alternative software/extensions ÜBERTHREAD

Heres the thread where you recommend free but AWESOME software, as the previous one was closed:

Please provide a link and explanation of the software!

Free software
Openoffice - Free better than MS Word
Xentient Thumbnails - Free utility for replacing the generic icons of image files with thumbnail icons of the actual image.
Firefox - Best web browser ever! (IMHO)
thunderbird - Awesome highly customizable e-mail client (Mine looks like Apple Mail)
Exact Audio Copy 0.9 beta 4 + the Lame codec = Best sounding Mp3s ever
Foobar2000 - highly customizable/lightweight audio player
utorrent - ultralightweight/customizable torrent downloader
[GAim - Multi-client IM program
Colibri - Quicksilver for Windows
Universal UXTheme Patcher - Patcher for non Microsoft Msstyles to be used (different themes)
Quicktime Alternative - Cause Quicktime the program sucks
Real Alternative - Beca BUFFERING use BUFFERING Real Suc BUFFERING ks
Video Lan Client - Ultralightweight customizable, Über media player.
Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5 - Because the newer versions are just bloatware.
CDBurnerXP - Nero is too bloated, this one shows some hope.
Avedesk - Lightweight/low mem using Widget program
TweakUI - Because default Windows sucks
Foxit Reader - Very lightweight/fast PDF reader/editor.
Rainlender - Desktop calender

Firefox Extensions
Firefox Extensions: (24)
Adblock Filterset.G Updater 0.3.0.1 - Synchronizes Adblock with Filterset.G
Adblock Plus 0.6.1.1 - Ads were yesterday!
Allow Right-Click 0.3 - Defeats web sites' right-click prevention scripts.
BugMeNot 1.3 - Bypass compulsory web registration with the context menu via www.bugmenot.com.
Chrome Cleaner 0.3 - This extension cleans duplicate entries from installed-chrome.txt, and optionally removes references to non-existent jar packages.
ChromEdit 0.1.1.1 - A Simple User Profile File Editor
Compact Menu 1.7.4.5 - Duplicates the menubar on the toolbar as a menu of menus.
CuteMenus 2 0.6.3 - Iconifies your menus and popups with XP skin.
Disable Targets For Downloads 1.0.1 - Prevents download links opening a blank window.
Download Statusbar 0.9.4 - View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar
Fasterfox 1.0.3 - Performance and network tweaks for Firefox.
Fission 0.8.2 - Progress bar in the address bar (Safari style).
Gmail Manager 0.4.3.4 - Gmail accounts management and new mail notifications.
ImageShack right-click 0.3.2 - Upload to ImageShack via right-click menu.
ListZilla 0.7 - Outputs an alphabetical list of extensions to a text, vB code, or HTML file.
PDF Download 0.6 - Allows to choose what you want to do with a PDF file: download it, view it with an external viewer or view it as HTML!
Reveal 1.0.6 - See everything.
RulerBlue 1.5 - Truth is a Mac OS X Theme Originally by Susumu
Scrollbar Anywhere 0.8 - This extension allows you to scroll a page as if a scrollbar is under your mouse.
Searchbar Autosizer 1.0.6 - Expand the searchbox as you type
SearchPluginHacks 0.1.3 - Allows uninstalling search plugins - just right click on a search plugin and choose 'Delete'
SomethingAwful Last Read Enhancement 1.15.1549 - Adds "Last Read" support to the Something Awful forums
Stop-or-Reload Button 0.2 - Turns the stop and reload buttons into a single one. When you can stop, you have a Stop button, otherwise you have a Reload button. (Like in Safari)
Tab Mix Plus 0.3.0.4 - Tab browsing with an added boost.

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File Recovery This is free software made by PC Inspector. Really, Really nice if you lost or trashed a file and need it back.

ISO Recorder Small program to burn images of CD's. Once installed, right click an .ISO's or a ROM drive and "create CD image".

Daemon Tools Mounts Images of CD's you have similar to Alcohol 120% but free

SciTE Syntax highlighting code editor for multiple languages.

That's all I have right now.
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7z - Compression tool that supports different formats

CutePDF - Create PDF files for free

Deep Burner Free - Free CD/DVD burner

Media Player Classic - Open source media player based on the WMP 6 GUI with more features

Picasa - Photo management tool from Google

Rainlendar - Free desktop calendar

Xfire - See what games your friends are playing and join them with one click

enjoilax, isn't the UXTheme Patcher technically illegal?





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Thanks enjoi...though it would be nice if you separated out real software from Firefox extensions.

Probably the things I use the most are pretty "old school" to others:

Servant Salamander 1.5 - 2-sided file manager that doesn't hide the file extensions or reload the desktop like Explorer
Metapad - decent notepad replacement that is very small (I use a hotkey for it). It doesn't worry about fonts, so its nice to cut & paste text to remove the fonts; also it reads unix files
Irfanview - Very fast graphics viewer; I use it as the default for graphics extensions
Winamp - of course
UltraVNC - VNC is remote-control program that is free and is a great way to control other systems over the network. UltraVNC adds in other options like file transfer & Windows authentication.
Ethereal - Ubergeek accessory to see the packets and know what's really going on the network
Show Traffic - Another tool for seeing packets on the network; this one gives a summary of packet flows
Keynote - a great little toolbar accessory for keeping notes. Very handy if you have too many things to keep track of.
Unix Utilities - this set of programs provides several unix command-line utilities for Windows. If you're used to using unix commands and the command line, it comes in handy. Get vim for vi.
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www.opera.com - Like FireFox, but this is my preference.



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enjoilax, isn't the UXTheme Patcher technically illegal? [/B]
Probably just breaks the warranty you get with Windows XP. Not that it matters, its rather undetectable.
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www.opera.com - Like FireFox, but this is my preference.
But better.
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But better.
As in Opera is better, or FireFox is better?



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As in Opera is better, or FireFox is better?
Personally I don't think one is better than the other, as the differences in speed for me are really nothing, and I don't like the Opera interface. Just so long as you aren't using Internet Explorer.
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Personally I don't think one is better than the other, as the differences in speed for me are really nothing, and I don't like the Opera interface. Just so long as you aren't using Internet Explorer.
Yeah. It doesn't matter which one you use, as long as it's not IE.



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As in Opera is better, or FireFox is better?
Opera. I find it far more powerful to use, FireFox seems like a tabbed version of Safari to me but I guess it free, oh well.
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Opera. I find it far more powerful to use, FireFox seems like a tabbed version of Safari to me but I guess it free, oh well.
Safari has tabs.

More Firefox extensions!
- Colorful Tabs - Colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish
- IE Tab - Enables you to use the Embedded IE Engine with Mozilla/Firefox
- Right Click Link - Opens selected text in a new tab
- My Stickies - Allows sticky notes to be added to any webpage
- Tabs open Relative - Tabs open to the right of the current one.
- Spellbound - Spell Checker
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Safari has tabs.
lol, I just found it preferences. Its handy thanks.
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Just so long as you aren't using Internet Explorer.
Tru dat.
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Spyware Blaster - Prevention tool against spyware, adware, browser hijackers and dialers.
Nlite - Remove or add Windows components to your Windows CD - for next time you re-install Windows.
Paint.net - Image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP.
Gimpshop like photoshop but free. Windows Version.

That's all I have to add for now. =)

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