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Good, FREE, Software. Add yours here, so we can all enjoy.

Post by AZK6er » Fri Aug 31, 2001 8:03 am

One day, several weeks ago, I was in the Chat room with Spirits247 and he made a comment about starting a Thread listing the FREE programs that we use and how useful it might be for all of us to share with one another all the little gems that we have found on the Internet. Since I am cheap, and I love FREE, I immediatly picked up on the Idea as being OUTSTANDING. Now then, I am not trying to steal Spirits247's thunder, but since it has been a few weeks now, and I think that this is such a GOOD idea, here goes.<br><br>I will try to add 1 FREE program to my list each day or so, so keep checking back (I have alot of FREE stuff).<br>==============================================<br><br>"IrfanView" is a fast, simple freeware image viewer and editor that supports all major graphic formats, including BMP, DIB, JPEG, GIF, animated GIF, PNG, PCX, multipage TIFF, TGA, and more. In addition, it features drag-and-drop support, directory viewing, TWAIN support, slide shows, batch conversion, and modifications such as color depth, crop, blur, and sharpen.<br><br>By The Way, I have been using this program since the Windows for workgroups 3.11/486 days, and the author updates this program frequently.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.irfanview.com">www.irfanview.com</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>its only a 639K small download.<br>______________________________<br><br>Use "WDTime" to syncronize your system time with the internet time from an internet time server<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stories/ ... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>a 553k download.<br>______________________________<br><br>"Convert" is an easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions! <br><br>This is what I use to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius for my temps.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.joshmadison.com/software/con ... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>a 152k download.<br>______________________________<br><br>"Hot CPU Tester" is a system stability tester. It tests CPU, and virtually all parts of motherboard units for errors. Therefore, it can find overclocked and defected system. It also, can be used for overclockers to find out if their system is stable or not.<br><br>Hot CPU Tester is a very reputable system testing utility, which is used by various government organizations (US Naval observatory, etc.) & many companies around the world.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.opusware.net/">www.opusware. ... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>a 698k download.<br>______________________________<br><br>"ZoneAlarm" The Internet security utility and firewall that detects Internet access on your computer and controls which programs have access to the Internet.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.zonelabs.com">www.zonelabs.com</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>a 2.8M download.<br>______________________________<br><br>"WinMX" is a FREE file-sharing program like no other. It allows you to simultaneously connect through the decentralized WinMX Peer Networking Protocol AND to many networks based on the OpenNap and Napster protocols. This means MORE USERS and MORE SEARCH RESULTS than other sharing programs. WinMX also supports ANY FILE TYPE, allowing you access to a diverse assortment of shared VIDEO and PICTURE files as well as the usual MP3 AUDIO files.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.winmx.com">www.winmx.com</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>a 1.6M download.<br>_______________________________<br><br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub70.ezboard.com/uazk6er.showPu ... >AZK6er</A>  <IMG HEIGHT=10 WIDTH=10 SRC="http://K6Plus.50megs.com/AZflagbtn.gif" BORDER=0> at: 9/8/01 7:08:18 pm<br></i>

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Post by Nohr » Fri Aug 31, 2001 12:47 pm

Oh boy, free software, where to start..<br><br>I use a lot of AnalogX's software (<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.analogx.com">www.analogx.com</a><!--EZCODE LINK END-->), all of which is free:<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> Atomic Timesync</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - synchronize's computer's clock to an atomic time server<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> CookieWall</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - blocks cookies and such<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> POW!</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - popup window killer<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> SimpleServer:Shout</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - a Shoutcast server that works with Winamp to broadcast MP3's online<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> SimpleServer:WWW</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - a very easy to use web server that I use for <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://nohr.darktech.org">nohr.darktech.org</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br><br>Other free software I use:<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> 1st Page 2000</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - a HTML editor I like (<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.evrsoft.com/1stpage/">www.ev ... <!--EZCODE LINK END-->)<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> Trillian</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - a chat program that supports IRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger. I use Trillian for all my chatting including the K6Plus chat room (<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.trillian.cc">www.trillian.cc</a><!--EZCODE LINK END-->)<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> Download Accelerator</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - a download accelerator/manager (<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.downloadaccelerator.net">www.downloadaccelerator.net</a><!--EZCODE LINK END-->)<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> VNC</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - an awesome program that lets me use other computers on my network from my own without needing a KVM switch. also will work over the internet, though that'd be a bit slow (<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/inde ... <!--EZCODE LINK END-->)<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> WS_FTP Limited Edition</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - free FTP program (<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.ipswitch.com/cgi/download_ev ... <!--EZCODE LINK END-->)<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> StripMail</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - no it's no porn, it's a utility that cleans up forwarded emails by removing >'s and other stuff (<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.dsoft.com.tr/stripmail/">www ... <!--EZCODE LINK END-->)<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> Tiny Personal Firewall</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - the best firewall there is in my opinion(<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.tinysoftware.com/pwall.php"> ... <!--EZCODE LINK END-->)<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> Motherboard Monitor</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - monitors temperatures and fan speeds and has low and high alarms for both (<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://mbm.livewiredev.com/">mbm.livewi ... <!--EZCODE LINK END-->)<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><b> Ad-aware</b><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> - searches for and removes spyware (<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.lavasoftusa.com/index.html"> ... <!--EZCODE LINK END-->)<br><br>I think that list is suitable for now. <p><embed src=http://k6plus.50megs.com/NohrSig.swf width=400 height=200></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub70.ezboard.com/bk6plus67153.s ... hr>Nohr</A>  <IMG HEIGHT=10 WIDTH=10 SRC="http://www.ezboard.com/ezgfx/gicons/black_thatch.gif" BORDER=0> at: 8/31/01 2:50:25 pm<br></i>

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Post by kylesb » Sat Sep 01, 2001 12:59 am

There are plenty of notepad replacements, but the best I've found is Editpad, especially for editing multiple files at once. <br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.editpadclassic.com">www.editpadclassic.com</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>I use it for programming since it's so convenient to edit multiple text files simultaneously (it puts file names in a tab strip above the file view pane so changing between files is a single click).<br><br>Also, a free calculator program that I really like, Calc98<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.flosim.com">www.flosim.com</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Free cad software (that is Autocad dwg file format compatible and very powerful, works very similar to Autocad):<br><br>Intellicad<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.cadopia.com">www.cadopia.com</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Best backgammon game (SOB beats me silly sometimes) is Jellyfish (many people hate the "fish", in fact a bud deleted the program it made him so mad getting beat all the time):<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://jelly.effect.no">jelly.effect.no</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br> <p>Best regards,KyleK6speed URL:Coming Soon: www.kylebrant.com/k6speed.htm</p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub70.ezboard.com/ukylesb.showPu ... >kylesb</A> at: 9/1/01 3:00:09 am<br></i>

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Post by DrBob » Sun Sep 02, 2001 4:20 pm

Here are some of my favorites not already mentioned.<br>Note: some may be inexpensive ($5 or $10) shareware:<br><br>CookiePal: A great cookie manager. allows you to selectively block or accept cookies depending on the server by setting up filters.<br><br> <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.kburra.com">www.kburra.com</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>APSC, All Purpose Spell Checker: A quick little spell checker with a cut and past window. <br><br>Enditall: Turn off all non vital programs running on your computer with a click or two. Great if you install a lot of programs. You can find this one at ZD net, search "enditall" as one word.<br><br>Mess Cleaner: This is a fast and flexible system cleaner. It's the Irfanview of system cleaners.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.SPAM/skyscraper/j ... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>COOL! <p></p><i></i>

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Post by Fimpel » Mon Sep 03, 2001 3:28 pm

This program has really works. Did for me.<br><br>DataQuick By<br><br>Genesis One Technologies, Inc.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.genesis-one.com">www.genesis-one.com</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><br> DataQuick loads programs significantly faster, and performs a full range of Hard Disk activities 25% to 35% faster than those without it. DataQuick is a W95/98 device driver that dramatically increases the speed that data is transferred from your hard drive into the Windows operating system (memory).<br><br>DataQuick is shareware and as such it may be distributed freely. A 7 day evaluation period is provided and if you decide to keep the program you may purchase it through our website <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://genesis-one.com">genesis-one.com</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Paul <p></p><i></i>

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Post by kylesb » Tue Sep 04, 2001 10:57 pm

Well Fimpel, seems you have a bit of trouble understanding the meaning of the phrase "free software". Your program is not free. <p>Best regards,KyleK6speed URL:Coming Soon: www.kylebrant.com/k6speed.htm</p><i></i>

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Post by Fimpel » Wed Sep 05, 2001 8:23 pm

Well kylesb if you would go to the web site and download the program you would see that it is FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>Yes you do get a seven day evaluation period and after the seven days you have to uninstall through add/remove then just click on the downloaded .exe file and put it back on. Even the page that pops up on start up says to do it that way for another seven day evaluation.<br><br><br>Best regards, Paul <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub70.ezboard.com/ufimpel.showPu ... >Fimpel</A> at: 9/7/01 12:28:53 am<br></i>

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Post by kylesb » Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:48 pm

Yes, free with a twist: a continuing need to reinstall the software to make it work after 7 days have expired. Such software is universally known as "time demo" software or "time locked" shareware. Even the web site advises that the softare is shareware. I imagine that a quick read of the licensing terms would reveal the limitations imposed by the author(s).<br><br>Here's an excerpt from the readme file:<br><br>"DataQuick is shareware and as such it may be distributed freely. A 7 day evaluation period is provided and if you decide to keep the program you may purchase it through our website "<br><br>Say what you wish, it's not free software. The author clearly desires that you pay for the software if you decide to keep it. Data2Quickis not "freeware", and your opinion that it is "free software" is little more than a deliberate misinterpretation of the author's clear intent.<br><br>(edit)<br><br>Further, the startup of Data2Quick displays a web page that states if you need additional "evaluation time", you can uninstall and reinstall the program. This is hardly a recommendation that you repeat this cycle countless times so that you can enjoy the software for free without ever paying for it. <p>Best regards,KyleK6speed URL:Coming Soon: www.kylebrant.com/k6speed.htm</p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub70.ezboard.com/ukylesb.showPu ... >kylesb</A> at: 9/6/01 1:02:56 am<br></i>

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Post by blue » Thu Sep 06, 2001 2:01 pm

SYSID has to be one of my favs lets you change the speed of your k6-plus cpus and more!<br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.sysid.subnet.dk/">www.sysid. ... <!--EZCODE LINK END--> <br>-------<br>then theres tweatUI helps with tweaking a lot of stuff in windows, also its very free<br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.xteq.com/">www.xteq.com/</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br>-------<br>next in line of good stuff is x-setup, it helps you chage all kinds of stuff, and tweak your computer to the max<br>http://www.freeware-2000.de/files/xq-xsetup.zip<br> <p></p><i></i>
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Post by 760MPX » Thu Sep 20, 2001 8:49 pm

Don't forget PC Magazine's free utilities. They all come with source code. My favorite is NetPerSec.<br> <p></p><i></i>

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