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Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 12:55 am 
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here is a massive list of freeware alternative programs for all the tightasses out there that can't afford the big commercial stuff or that just want something easy to use.

Feel free to contribute more if you know of any useful ones.

Mods: sticky this please. should be pretty useful for some people.

3D Graphics:
3Delight Free - http://www.3delight.com/index.htm
Anim8or - http://www.anim8or.com/
Art Of Illusion - http://www.artofillusion.org/
Blender - http://www.blender3d.org/
Freestyle - http://freestyle.sourceforge.net/
Gelato - http://www.nvidia.com/page/gz_home.html
Houdini (Free Edition) - http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com...3&Itemid=89
Maya Personal Learning Ed. - http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index...&id=7639525
Now3D - http://digilander.libero.it/giulios/Eng/homepage.htm
OpenFX - http://www.openfx.org
Pointshop 3D - http://graphics.ethz.ch/pointshop3d/downloadPS3D20.html
POV-Ray - http://www.povray.org/
SketchUp - http://sketchup.google.com/
Terragen - http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/
Toxic - http://www.toxicengine.org/
Wings 3D - http://www.wings3d.com/

Anti-Virus:
a-squared - http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/
AntiVir - http://www.free-av.com/
Avast - http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
AVG - http://free.grisoft.com/
BitDefender - http://www.bitdefender.com
ClamWin - http://www.clamwin.com/

Anti Spyware:
Ad-aware SE Personal - http://www.lavasoft.de/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php
Arovax AntiSpyware - http://www.arovaxantispyware.com/
Arovax Shield - http://www.arovaxshield.com/download.php
Bazooka - http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html
Browser Hijack Retaliator http://www.zamaansoft.com/products/bhr/
Hijackthis - http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
Microsoft Windows Defender - http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
Sentinel - http://www.runtimeware.com/sentinel.html
SpyBot Search & Destroy - http://spybot.safer-networking.de/
SpywareBlaster - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Spyware Terminator - http://www.spywareterminator.com/
Super AntiSpyware - http://www.superantispyware.com/index.html
ToolbarCop - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
Watcher - http://www.donationcoders.com/kubicle/watcher/index.html
WinPatrol - http://www.winpatrol.com/
Winpooch - http://winpooch.free.fr/page/home.php?lang=en&page=home

Audio Creation
Gungirl Sequencer - http://ggseq.sourceforge.net/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage
HammerHead - http://www.threechords.com/hammerhead/introduction.shtml
Jesusonic - http://www.jesusonic.com/soft.php
Jungulator - http://www.iamthemightyjungulator.com/downloads
KRISTAL Audio Engine - http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/index.php
LoopBe1 - http://www.nerds.de/en/loopbe1.html
MIDI Pattern Generator 64 - http://www.gradywerks.com/mpg64/
orDrumbox - http://ordrumbox.sourceforge.net/
Reaper - http://www.C**k.com/reaper/index.php
Smart PC Record - http://www.voiceemotion.com/smartrecorder.htm
Tu2 - http://www.brambos.com/tu2.html

Audio Players:
1by1 - http://mpesch3.de1.cc/1by1.html
Apollo 37zx - http://koti.welho.com/hylinen/apollo/[/b]
Billy - http://www.sheepfriends.com/?page=billy
CoolPlayer - http://coolplayer.sourceforge.net/
DeejaySystem MK1 - http://www.deejaysystem.com/prod_mk1.asp
DeliPlayer. http://www.deliplayer.com/
Foobar 2000 - http://www.foobar2000.org/
iTunes - http://www.apple.com/itunes/
Jet Audio Basic - http://www.cowonamerica.com/products/jetaudio/
Juke - http://www.wolosoft.com/en/juke/index.html
Mixere - http://mixere.sourceforge.net/
Mixxx - http://mixxx.sourceforge.net/
monoRAVEik - http://www.mono211.com/monoraveik/mr1200.html
MoreAmp - http://sourceforge.net/projects/moreamp/
MPXPlay - http://mpxplay.sourceforge.net/
Musik - http://musik.berlios.de/
musikCube - http://www.musikcube.com/
QCD Player - http://www.quinnware.com/
Screamer Radio - http://www.screamer-radio.com/
VUPlay - http://www.vuplayer.com/vuplayer.php
Winamp - http://www.winamp.com/
Xion - http://xion.r2.com.au/
XMPlay - http://www.un4seen.com/xmplay.html
Zinf - http://www.zinf.org/

Audio Tools:
Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Audiograbber - http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/
Audiograil - http://www.kcsoftwares.com/index.php?kmp3
AudioShell - http://www.softpointer.com/AudioShell.htm
Balthers Graphic Groove Box - http://www.balther.dk/gboxenter.html
beatharness - http://www.beatharness.com/
BeSweet - http://dspguru.doom9.net/
CDex - http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
CUE Splitter - http://www.shareup.com/CUE_Splitter-download-30218.html
dBpowerAMP Music Converter - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm
EAC - http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
EffecTV - http://pbx.mine.nu/effectv/
Encounter 2003 - http://www.waschbusch.com/software.htm
Gephex - http://www.gephex.org/index.php
GermaniXEncoder - http://www.germanixsoft.de/
iTunes Agent - http://ita.sourceforge.net/index.html
KraMixer - http://www.kramware.com/
M4a/Flac/Ogg/Ape/Mpc Tag Support Plugin for Media Player & Media Center 2005 - http://www.softpointer.com/WMPTagSupport.htm
MediaInfo - http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
MP3 Book Helper - http://mp3bookhelper.sourceforge.net/
MP3 Tag - http://www.mp3tag.de/
Mp3 Tag Tools - http://massid3lib.sourceforge.net/
mp3DirectCut - http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html
MP3Gain - http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/
mpTrim - http://www.mptrim.com/
MusicBrainz - http://musicbrainz.org/
opcode - http://www.opcode.co.uk/opd2d/default.asp
SC Free Audio Extractor - http://www.download-up.com/download-SC_Fre...tractor-60.html
SoundEngine Free - http://www.cycleof5th.com/en/index.htm
TagScanner - http://xdev.narod.ru/tagscan_e.htm
The GodFather - http://users.otenet.gr/~jtcliper/tgf/
TigoTago - http://www.tigotago.com/
Vibe Streamer - http://www.vibestreamer.com/
Whorld - <a href=http://whorld.org/ target=_blank>http://whorld.org/

CD/DVD Burning/Cover creation:
Burn4Free - http://www.burn4free.com/
Burnatonce - http://www.burnatonce.com/
Burrrn - http://www.burrrn.net/
CDBurnerXP - http://www.cdburnerxp.se/
CDRDAO - http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/
CDR Tools Frontend - http://demosten.com/cdrfe/
Deepburner - http://www.deepburner.com/
DVDAuthor GUI - http://download.videohelp.com/liquid217/dvdauthorgui.pl
DVDStyler http://dvdstyler.sourceforge.net/
eCover - http://www.esoftware.it/eCover/index.html
GUI for dvdauthor - http://www.videohelp.com/~gfd/
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/
ISO Recorder - http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm
MediaCD - http://www.botproductions.com/mediacd/index.html
SilentNight Micro CD/DVD/ISO/AUDIO Burner - http://www.silentnight2004.com/NEW_Download.html
Smart CD-Menu Creator - http://www.cupidsystems.com/products/smart...eator/index.php
Ultimate CD/DVD Burner - http://www.mispbo.com/burner.htm

Compression / Decompression:
7-zip - http://www.7-zip.org/
Alzip - http://www.altools.net/Downloads/DownloadA...88/Default.aspx
bzip2 - http://www.bzip.org
Compress it - http://www.rg-software.de/
ExtractNow - http://www.extractnow.com/
FilZip - http://www.filzip.com/
Info-Zip - http://www.info-zip.org/
IZArc - http://www.izarc.org
KGB Archiver - http://kgbarchiver.sourceforge.net/
QuickZip - http://www.quickzip.org/
SimplyzIP - http://www.dpaehl.de/
TUGZip - http://www.tugzip.com/
UPX - http://upx.sourceforge.net/
Zip&Go - http://www.handybits.com/zipngo.htm

Defrag Software:
Auslogics Disk Defrag - http://www.auslogics.com/disk-defrag/index.php
DIRMS & Buzzsaw - http://www.dirms.com/
JkDefrag - http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/
OpenVMS - http://www.execsoft.com/freeware/freeware.asp
Whitney Defrag - http://www.whitneyfamily.org/Hacks/?item=Defrag

Desktop Enhancements:
Autohotkey - http://www.autohotkey.com/
AutoSmall - http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~wingdog/soft1.html
AveDesk - http://www.aqua-soft.org/board/showthread.php?t=17372
Clocktrayskins - http://www.drive-software.com/windowsclock.html
CursorXP - http://www.stardock.com/products/cursorxp/download.html
Desktop Sidebar - http://www.desktopsidebar.com/
Filehand - http://www.filehand.com/
Glass2k - http://www.chime.tv/products/glass2k.shtml
Kapsules - http://kapsules.shellscape.org/
Launchy - http://www.launchy.net/#intro
Locate32 - http://locate32.webhop.org/
Lost Goggles - http://www.lostgoggles.com/
Menu Inventor - http://micron.ic.cz/menuinventor
MouseIMP - http://www.mouseimp.com/
Panorama - http://www.ivory.org/panorama.html
Qliner Hotkeys - http://www.qliner.com/hotkeys/default.htm
Rainlendar - http://www.rainlendar.net/cms/index.php
RKLauncher - http://home.cogeco.ca/~rklauncher/
RunFast - http://www.idiogensoftware.com/runfast/index.htm
Samurize - http://www.samurize.com/
SlickRun - http://www.bayden.com/SlickRun/
Snippy - http://www.bhelpuri.net/Snippy/
Taskix - http://taskix.robustit.com/
TaskSwitchXP Pro - http://www.ntwind.com/taskswitchxp/
Trip - http://trip.glenmurphy.com/
Weather Watcher - http://www.singerscreations.com/
WinRoll - http://www.palma.com.au/winroll/
Yahoo! Widget Engine (Formerly Konfabulator) - http://widgets.yahoo.com/

Download managers:
Flashget - http://www.amazesoft.com/index_en.htm
Free Download Manager - http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/
Fresh Download - http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdown.html
Gigaget - http://www.gigaget.com/
LeechGet - http://www.leechget.net/en/
Retriever - http://www.halogenware.com/software/retriever.html
Star Downloader - http://www.stardownloader.com/downloads.php
Sun Download Manager - http://www.sun.com/download/sdm/index.xml
wackget - http://millweed.com/projects/wackget/
wget - http://xoomer.virgilio.it/hherold/
WellGet - http://www.wellget.com/
WinBITS - http://www.darvin.de/english/
wxDownload Fast - http://dfast.sourceforge.net/index.html

Educational Utilities:
Kicad - http://www.lis.inpg.fr/realise_au_lis/kicad/
Molecular Workbench - http://mw.concord.org/modeler/
Periodic Table - http://paulalanfreshney.com/education/pt/
SciCraft - http://www.scicraft.org/
Scilab - http://www.scilab.org/
XCCalc - http://www.geocities.com/hjsmithh/Calc/XCCalc.html


Encryption and data security:
Axcrypt - http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/
Blowfish Advanced CS- http://web.bsn.ch/lasse/bfacs.htm
ccrypt - http://ccrypt.sourceforge.net/
CRYPTAINER LE - http://www.cypherix.com/cryptainer_le_download_center.htm
Eraser - http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/default.php
File Shredder - http://www.sys-shield.com/fileshredder.htm
fseKrit - http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Other/fSekrit/
KeePass - http://keepass.sourceforge.net/
GnuPG - http://www.gnupg.org/
Lock Note - http://locknote.steganos.com/
PGP Freeware - http://www.pgp.com/products/freeware.html
PicoCrypt - http://picofactory.com/picocrypt.html
TrueCrypt - http://www.truecrypt.org/

File Managers:
2xExplorer - http://netez.com/2xExplorer/
A43 - http://http://www.primitus.us/a43/
BarracudaDrive - http://barracudaserver.com/examples/BarracudaDrive/
CubicExplorer - http://www.cubicreality.com/
ExplorerXP - http://www.explorerxp.com
freeCommander - http://www.freecommander.com/index_en.htm
Gyula's Navigator - http://www.wanari.com/
JExplorer - http://home.megapass.co.kr/~woosjung/
MeeSoft Commander - http://meesoft.logicnet.dk/
SequoiaView - http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/

File repair and recovery:
ADRC Data Recovery Software Tools - http://www.adrc.net/data_recovery_software/index.html
Avira UnErase Personal - http://www.free-av.com/antivirclassic/avira_unerase.html
FreeUndelete - http://www.officerecovery.com/freeundelete/
PC Inspector File Recovery - http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm
VAIOSoft Recovery Manager - http://www.vaiosoft.com/products/recoverymanager.html

Firewalls:
Comodo Personal Firewall - http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com
Filseclab Personal Firewall - http://www.filseclab.com/eng/products/firewall.htm
Jetico Personal Firewall - http://www.jetico.com/index.htm#/jpfirewall.htm
NetVeda Safetynet - http://www.netveda.com/consumer/safetynet.htm
Outpost Firewall (version 1 is free) - http://www.agnitum.com/download/outpost1.html
SoftPerfect Personal Firewall - http://www.softperfect.com/products/firewall/
Zonealarm Basic firewall - http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/comp...reeDownload.jsp

FTP Clients:
CoreFTP - http://www.coreftp.com/
FFFTP - http://www2.biglobe.ne.jp/~sota/ffftp-e.html
Filezilla - http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla
Flash Wanderer - http://www.pablosoftwaresolutions.com/html/ftp_wanderer.html
miFiles - http://www.simdata.com.au/products/miFiles/miFiles.htm
SmartFTP - http://www.smartftp.com/

FTP Servers:
Cerberus - http://www.cerberusftp.com/
FileZilla - http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/
Golden FTP Server - http://www.goldenftpserver.com
GuildFTPD - http://www.guildftpd.com/
Quick 'n Easy FTP Server Lite - http://www.pablosoftwaresolutions.com/html...ftp_server.html
SlimFTPd - http://www.whitsoftdev.com/slimftpd
TYPSoft FTP Server - http://en.typsoft.com/
WarFTPD - http://www.jgaa.com/
zFTP Server - http://www.zftpserver.com/

HTML Editors:
1st page 2000 - http://www.evrsoft.com/download.shtml
Aracnophilia - http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/
Blocknote - http://www.blocknote.net/index.shtml
Elfima Notepad - http://www.elfima.com/enotepad.php
FoxEditor - http://foxeditor.sourceforge.net/
FTP HTML-Kit - http://www.chami.com/html-kit/
JoJoThumb - http://www.jojosoftware.de/jojothumb/english/default.htm
Notetab light - http://www.notetab.com/
NVU - http://www.nvu.com/index.html
PSPad - http://www.pspad.com/
Selida - http://selida.camelon.nl/
SuperEdi - http://www.wolosoft.com/en/superedi/
Trellian webPAGE - http://webpage.vendercom.com/
TSW WebCoder - http://www.tsware.net/
visualEdit - http://www.activecampaign.com/visualedit/
WeaverSlave - http://www.weaverslave.ws/weaverslave.31.html
WebDwarf - http://www.virtualmechanics.com/products/dwarf/
WYSIWYG Web Builder - http://www.pablosoftwaresolutions.com/html...eb_builder.html

Image viewers:
Ahaview - http://www.aha-soft.com/ahaview/ahaviewfree.exe
ALSee Picture Viewer - http://www.altools.net/Default.aspx?tabid=54
BlueMarine - http://bluemarine.tidalwave.it/
FastStone Image Viewer - http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
Futurix Imager - http://www.futurix.co.uk/imager/
Irfanview - http://www.irfanview.com/
Picasa - http://picasa.google.com
Shell Extension - http://www.firmtools.com/products/shellextension/
XNView - http://www.xnview.com/

Instant Messengers:
AMSN - http://amsn.sourceforge.net/index.php
Fomine LAN Chat - http://www.fomine.com/lan-chat.html
Gaim - http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
Google Talk - http://www.google.com/talk/
Mercury Messenger - http://www.mercury.to/
MiniAIM - http://miniaim.net/
Miranda IM - http://www.miranda-im.org/
Pandion - http://www.pandion.be/
PSI - http://psi.affinix.com/
qip - http://www.qip.ru/
Skype - http://www.skype.com/
SIM - http://http://sim-im.org/wiki/Main_Page
TerraIM - http://terraim.sourceforge.net/
Trillian Basic - http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/downloads/

Internet Explorer Front-Ends:
AM Browser - http://www.ambrowser.com/
Avantbrowser - http://www.avantbrowser.com/
Green Browser - http://www.morequick.com/indexen.htm
Maxthon - http://www.maxthon.com/
SlimBrowser - http://www.flashpeak.com/sbrowser/sbrowser.htm

IRC Clients:
BersIRC - http://www.bersirc.com/
b**ch - http://b**ch.org/
HydraIRC - http://www.hydrairc.com/
NodeIRC - http://node.sourceforge.net/
TinyIRC - http://www.tinyirc.net/
XChat - http://www.silverex.org/news/

Mail programs:
Cobian Herald - http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobherald.htm
Evolution for Windows - http://shellter.sourceforge.net/evolution/
Foxmail - http://fox.foxmail.com.cn/
i.Scribe - http://www.memecode.com/
Koma-Mail - http://www.koma-code.de/index.php?option=c...=5&Itemid=6
Mahogany Mail - http://mahogany.sourceforge.net/
NMZ Labs Mail Chekcer - http://www.nmzlabs.com/mail_checker
Pegasus Mail - http://www.pmail.com/
PopTray - http://www.poptray.org/
Revolver Mail - http://www.revolversoft.com/en/products/mail/index.php
Thunderbird - http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/

Anti-spam programs:
K9 - http://www.keir.net/k9.html
MailWasher- http://www.mailwasher.net/
POPFile - http://popfile.sourceforge.net/
SpamBayes - http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/
Spam Experts Home - http://www.spamexperts.com/products-servic...perts-home.html
SpamPal - http://www.spampal.org/

Network Tools:
ACMP - http://www.aagon.com/English/default.asp?A...em=JR40c089fpo9
BeyondCopy - http://beyondcopy.sourceforge.net/
CMDTime NTP Utility - http://www.softshape.com/download/
Ethereal Protocol Analyzer - http://www.ethereal.com/
Fomine NetSend GUI - http://www.fomine.com/net-send-gui.html
FreeNAS - http://www.freenas.org/
Gencontrol - http://www.gensortium.com/products/gencontrol.html
hamachi - http://www.hamachi.cc/
NetMeter - http://readerror.gmxhome.de/
NetProfiles - http://netprofiles.danielmilner.com/
NMap - http://www.insecure.org/nmap/
Ntop - http://www.ntop.org
PingPlotter - http://www.pingplotter.com
PRTG Traffic Grapher - http://www.paessler.com/prtg
PuTTY - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty
RAS Graph & Stats - http://forum.flashfxp.com/showthread.php?s...p;threadid=2400
RealVNC - http://www.realvnc.com/
Remote Reboot - http://www.intelliadmin.com/blog/2006/05/r...ur-network.html
Tango Dropbox - http://tangoftp.com/
TightVNC - http://www.tightvnc.org/
Ultr@VNC - http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
WinIPConfig - http://www.pkostov.com/wipcfg.html
WinNG - http://montaro.bur.st/winng/
WinSCP - http://www.winscp.com/

Office Application:
AbiWord - http://www.abiword.com/
OpenOffice.org - http://www.openoffice.org/
qjot - http://www.xtort.net/xtort/qjot.php
Scribus - http://www.scribus.net/index.php?name=Sect...id=2&page=1
TextMaker Viewer - http://www.officeviewers.com/
TreeDBNotes - http://www.softviewer.com/treedbnotes/free_index.htm

Partition Managers:
Dubaron - DiskImage http://www.dubaron.com/diskimage/
g4u - http://freshmeat.net/projects/g4u/
GParted LiveCD http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
Partition Logic - http://partitionlogic.org.uk/
Partition Resizer - http://www.zeleps.com/
Ranish Partition Manager - http://www.ranish.com/part/
SwissKnife - http://www.compuapps.com/Download/swissknife/swissknife.htm
TestDisk - http://www.cgsecurity.org/index.html?testdisk.html

PDF Utilities:
Brava! Reader - http://www.bravaviewer.com/reader.htm
Cool PDF Reader - http://www.pdf2exe.com/reader.html
CutePDF - http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp
Foxit PDF Reader - http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
Free Image Converter - http://www.downloadhotfile.com/download-do...rter-33715.html
Free PDF - http://www.webxd.com/zipguy/frpdfdl.htm
Ghostscript/GSView - http://www.ghostscript.com/awki
PDF 995 - http://www.pdf995.com/
pdf24-creator - http://www.pdf24.org/en/pdf24-creator.htm
PDF/Textbox - http://www.pdftextbox.com/default.aspx
PDFCreator - http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
PDFTK Builder - http://www.angusj.com/pdftkb/
PDFRedirect - http://www.exp-systems.com/
PrimoPDF - http://www.primopdf.com/

Photo manipulation and image design:
3D Box Shot Maker - http://www.bosseye.com/boxshot/index.htm
ArtRage - http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html
Artweaver - http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version
Beneton Movie GIF - http://software.benetonfilms.com/Beneton_Movie_GIF.php
ColorPic - http://www.iconico.com/colorpic/
Deep Paint - http://www.download.com/Deep-Paint/3000-21...tml?tag=lst-2-7
Delineate - http://delineate.sourceforge.net/
Faststone Photo Resizer - http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm
IcoFX - http://icofx.xhost.ro/
Imagicon - http://www.download3000.com/download_9302.html
iIco - http://www.mintrasystems.com/world/product...duct.php?p=iico
Inkscape - http://www.inkscape.org/
JPEGCrops - http://ekot.dk/programmer/JPEGCrops/
Movie to Animated GIF Converter - http://www.evanolds.com/movtogif.html
Paint .NET - http://www.getpaint.net
Pixia - http://park18.wakwak.com/~pixia/
Pixie - http://www.nattyware.com/pixie.html
Pixrev - http://pylab.altervista.org/pixrev.html
PhotoFiltre - http://www.photofiltre.com/
PhotoMerge - http://www.kiwiczech.net
Sodipodi - http://www.sodipodi.com/index.php3
Synfig - http://www.synfig.com/overview/
The Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/
Tuxpaint - http://www.tuxpaint.org
Watermark Creation - http://www.leolasoft-herter.de/Download.html
Wax - http://www.debugmode.com/wax/
Wink - http://www.debugmode.com/wink/
WinMorph - http://www.debugmode.com/winmorph/

Programming:
ActivePerl - http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl
BlueJ - http://www.bluej.org/download/download.html
Crimson Editor - http://www.crimsoneditor.com/
Code::Blocks - http://www.codeblocks.org/
Context - http://www.context.cx/
Dev C++ - http://www.bloodshed.net/
Dev Pascal - http://www.bloodshed.net/
Digital Mars C++ - http://www.digitalmars.com/download/freecompiler.html
Eclipse - http://www.eclipse.org/
Enigma - http://www.enigma-uk.freeserve.co.uk/Enigma.htm
ExamDiff - http://www.prestosoft.com/ps.asp?page=edp_examdiff
Freepascal - http://www.freepascal.org/
JCreator LE - http://www.jcreator.com/download.htm
jEdit - http://www.jedit.org/
Metapad - http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/
Notepad++ - http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm
Notepad2 - http://www.flos-freeware.ch/
Open Watcom - http://www.openwatcom.org/
PaseoExpress - http://www.paseosoft.com/
Pelles C - http://www.smorgasbordet.com/pellesc/index.htm
PHP Designer 2007 Personal - http://www.mpsoftware.dk/products.php
PHP Hypertext a*** - http://www.php.net/
Programmer's Notepad - http://www.pnotepad.org/
PSPad - http://www.pspad.com/
Python - http://www.python.org/
Ruby - http://www.ruby-lang.org/
Screenweaver - http://screenweaver.com/download
SE|PY ActionScript Editor - http://www.sephiroth.it/python/sepy.php
SharpDevelop - http://www.icsharpcode.net/opensource/sd/
WebMatrix - http://www.asp.net/webmatrix/
WinMerge - http://winmerge.org/
XML Copy Editor - http://xml-copy-editor.sourceforge.net/

Pop-up Blockers:
Google Toolbar for Firefox - http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/toolbar/index.html
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer - http://toolbar.google.com/T4/?rd=f
NoAds - http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/
PopUp Stopper - http://www.panicware.com/product_psfree.html
Privoxy - http://www.privoxy.org/
Proxomitron - http://www.proxomitron.info/

RSS Readers:
Ablion - http://www.fileheaven.com/Abilon/download/14059.htm
BlogExpress - http://www.usablelabs.com/productBlogExpress.html
Feedreader - http://www.feedreader.com/
FireANT - http://www.antisnottv.net/
GreatNews - http://www.curiostudio.com/
klipfolio - http://www.serence.com/site.php
RssBandit - http://www.rssbandit.org/
RSSOwl - http://www.rssowl.org/
RssReader - http://www.rssreader.com/
RSS Xpress - http://rssxpress.free.fr/en/?page=&idNews=
SharpReader - http://www.sharpreader.net/

System Information and monitoring:
AIDA32 - http://www.sofotex.com/AIDA32-download_L9326.html
ATITool - http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/
ATI Tray Tools - http://www.guru3d.com/article/atitraytools/189/
CPU-Z - http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
Free Disks monitoring - http://www.tools4ever.com/products/free/fr...oring-software/
Gkrellm - http://members.dslextreme.com/users/billw/...lm/gkrellm.html
HWiNFO - http://www.hwinfo.com/
K1 - http://clanpkm.free.fr/K1/?lng=en
MonitorApp - http://www.desktopapps.co.uk/monitorApp.html
Motherboard monitor - http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311
MSKeyViewerPlus - http://www.toddandkeelee.com/software.html
PC Wizard - http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php
SIW - http://www.gtopala.com/index.html
SpeedFan - http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
Sysmetrix - http://www.xymantix.com
Systemware Task Manager - http://www.mediaware.at/
WCPUID - http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA002374/src/download.html
WhatsRunning - http://www.whatsrunning.net/whatsrunning/main.aspx
WINAUDIT - http://www.pxserver.com/WinAudit.htm
Why Reboot? - http://www.exodus-dev.com/products/WhyReboot/
XPSysPad - http://www.xtort.net/xtort/xpsyspad.php

Video codecs:
DivX Codec - http://www.divx.com/divx/?src=toptab_divx_from_/index.php
FFDSHOW - http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow
XviD - http://www.xvid.org/

Video players :
AC3Filter - http://sourceforge.net/projects/ac3filter
alltoavi - http://alltoavi.sourceforge.net/
AVS DVD Player - http://www.avsmedia.com/DVDPlayer/index.aspx
BsPlayer - http://www.bsplayer.org/
Crystal Player - http://www.crystalplayer.com/index.php?page=downloads
Cygwin MPlayer - http://armory.nicewarrior.org/projects/cygmp/
Democracy - http://www.getdemocracy.com/
DivX Player - http://www.divx.com/
Flash Movie Player - http://www.eolsoft.com/freeware/flash_movie_player/
GOMPlayer - http://www.gomplayer.com/main.html
MaximusDVD - http://www.maximusdvd.com/
Media Player Classic - http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303
MPUI - http://mpui.sourceforge.net/
VideoLan - http://www.videolan.org/

Video tools & converters:
AV DVD Player Morpher - http://www.download-up.com/download-AV_DVD...rpher-2595.html
AVI2DVD - http://www.trustfm.net/divx/SoftwareAvi2Dvd.html
AVIDemux - http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/
AVI Screen Capture - http://www.evanolds.com/sc_main.html
AVI Trimmer - http://solveigmm.com/?Products&id=AVITrimmer
AVS TV Box Free - http://www.download-up.com/download-AVS_TV..._Free-6192.html
CaptureFlux - http://paul.glagla.free.fr/captureflux_en.htm
DScaler - http://deinterlace.sourceforge.net/
DVDx - http://www.labdv.com/dvdx/
FlasKMPEG - http://www.flaskmpeg.net
FlowPlayer - http://flowplayer.sourceforge.net/
GB-PVR - http://www.gbpvr.com/index.html
GSpot - http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
iPodTVShow - http://members.verizon.net/pucklock/iPTV/iPodTVShow.html[/b]
HDTVtoMPEG2 - http://www.midwinter.com/~bcooley/
Mediacoder - http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/
MeGUI - http://megui.sourceforge.net/
MobileVideo For iPod - http://www.keronsoft.com/mobilevideo-for-i...-converter.html
Movica - http://vani.bhargav.googlepages.com/movica
PSP Video 9 - http://www.pspvideo9.com/
Riva FLV Encoder 2.0 http://www.rivavx.com/index.php?downloads&L=3
ScreenCoder - http://www.merage.uci.edu/~dvdotnet/screencoder.html
STOIK Video Converter - http://www.softforall.com/Multimedia/Video...ter07070016.htm
Super http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
Taksi - http://taksi.sourceforge.net/
The FilmMachine http://members.home.nl/thefilmmachine/
TMPGEnc - http://www.tmpgenc.net/en/e_main.html
Transana - http://www.transana.org/index.htm
TVTagger - http://tvtagger.wordpress.com/
VCDEasy - http://www.aplusfreeware.com/categories/Au...eo/VCDEasy.html
Video DVD Maker - http://www.videodvdmaker.com/
Video Tools - http://www.bobyte.com/
Videora iPod Converter http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/iPod/
VirtualDub - http://www.virtualdub.org/
VirtualDubMod - http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=65889
Zwei-Stein Video Editor - http://www.thugsatbay.com/software/index.html

Web browsers:
Firefox - http://www.getfirefox.com
Flock - http://www.flock.com/
K-Meleon - http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
Mozilla - http://www.mozilla.org/
Netscape - http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/
Opera - http://www.opera.com

Web servers:
Abyss - http://abyss.sourceforge.net/
Apache - http://httpd.apache.org/
Apache2Triad - http://apache2triad.net/
HTTP File Server - http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/
NetworkActiv Web Server - http://www.networkactiv.com/WebServer.html
Sambar - http://www.sambar.com/
Savant - http://savant.sourceforge.net/
SimpleServer:WWW - http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/sswww.htm
Smart Cache - http://scache.sourceforge.net/
TinyWeb - http://www.ritlabs.com/tinyweb/index.html
Xitami - http://www.xitami.com/

Webcam Software:
booruWebCam - http://www.booru.net/
Dorgem - http://dorgem.sourceforge.net/
grabMotion - http://www.grabmotion.com/
Pryme - http://www.hilo.dk/pryme/
Splitcam - http://www.splitcamera.com/index.html

Checksum Utilities:
fsum - http://www.slavasoft.com/fsum/
HashCalc - http://www.slavasoft.com/hashcalc/
HashTab - http://beeblebrox.org/hashtab/
ICEECC - http://www.ice-graphics.com/ICEECC/IndexE.html
md5sum - http://www.etree.org/md5com.html
md5summer - http://www.md5summer.org/
MooSFV - http://www.ubercow.com/moosfv/
QuickPar - http://www.quickpar.org.uk/
QuickSFV - http://www.quicksfv.org/

General Utilities And Other Applications:
AdShield - http://www.adshield.org
AnalogX - http://www.analogx.com/
AppRocket - http://www.candylabs.com/approcket/
Attribute Changer - http://webplaza.pt.lu/~rpetges/
AutoIt - http://www.hiddensoft.com/autoit3/
BISS - http://www.bluetack.co.uk/index.php
Celestia - http://www.shatters.net/celestia
CCleaner - http://www.ccleaner.com
ClipGuru - http://clipguru.com/
ClipX - http://bluemars.org/clipx/
Cobian Backup - http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm
Contact - http://www.isaacboy.com/contact.htm
Cygwin - http://www.cygwin.com
dd for windows http://www.chrysocome.net/dd
Dir2HTML - http://www.pc-tools.net/win32/dir2html/
Dirkey - http://www.protonfx.com/dirkey/
DM2 - http://dm2.sourceforge.net/
Doc Converter - http://www.dbtalk.net/doc-convertor/
EasyCleaner - http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm
EditPad Lite - http://www.editpadpro.com/editpadlite.html
ERUNT - The Emergency Recovery Utility NT - http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
EssentialPIM - http://www.essentialpim.com/
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner - http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_cleane...try_cleaner.htm
Everyday Auto Backup - http://www.backupsoft.net/everydayautobackup.htm
Excessive-software - http://www.excessive-software.eu.tt/
Fab's Autobackup - http://fabs.dyndns.org/index2.php?lang=en&...ction=freewares
File Transfer Expert - http://www.digital-digest.com/dvd/download...re_fte_105.html
Folder Marker - http://www.foldermarker.com/
Folder Size Extension - http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/
Freeproxy - http://www.handcraftedsoftware.org/index.p...ry&cat_id=2
Hamsin Clipboard - http://www.iisr-cnc.com/hamsin/
HDCleaner - http://home.tiscali.de/zdata/hdcleaner_e.htm
HTTrack - http://www.httrack.com/
Inno Setup - http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
iWeb Album - http://www.eunq.com/
KeyNote - http://www.tranglos.com/free/keynote.html
Language Identifier - http://www.languageidentifier.com/
Launch Admin - http://launch-admin.sourceforge.net/
Link Checker - http://www.relsoftware.com/rlc/
Locate32 - http://locate32.webhop.org/
Memtest-86 - http://www.memtest86.com
MISPBO Free Registry Cleaner - http://www.mispbo.com/registrycleaner.htm
Money Manager - http://www.thezeal.com/software/manager/default.asp
Multi Install - http://multiinstall.sourceforge.net/
MV Reg Clean - http://www.velasco.com.br/mvregcln-installer-br.zip
MWSnap - http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/mwsnap.html
NetTime - http://nettime.sourceforge.net
NMZ Labs File Eraser - http://www.nmzlabs.com/file_eraser
Notebook BatteryInfo http://www.batteryinfo.de.vu/
Nullsoft Installer - http://www.nullsoft.com/free/nsis
OpenContacts - http://www.fonlow.com/opencontacts/
Open Subfolder - http://www.bubblepop.com/opensubfolder/index.html
OpenWengo - http://www.openwengo.org/[/b]
Outlook Linker - http://www.teamscope.com/otherpro/utilities.asp#linker
Overdisk - http://users.forthnet.gr/pat/efotinis/programs/overdisk.html
Peerguardian - http://phoenixlabs.org/
png2ico - http://winterdrache.de/freeware/png2ico
QuickUninstaller - http://quninst.batoufflet.info/index.html
RegSeeker - http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
Rename Master - http://www.joejoesoft.com/rm.php
Restoration - http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html
RunItAll - http://www.maliprogramer.com/index.php?str...hp&jezik=EN
RunWithParameters - http://rwparam.whyeye.org/
ShellExView v1.14 - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
Space Monger - http://www.werkema.com/software/spacemonger.html
Starter - http://members.lycos.co.uk/codestuff/
Startup Control Panel - http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
Stellarium - http://www.stellarium.org/
Stickies - http://finiteloop.org/~btaylor/software/stickies/
StrokeIt - http://www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/
Sudo for Windows - http://sudowin.sourceforge.net/
Syncback - http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/freeware-hub.html
SyncToy - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
Sysinternals - http://www.sysinternals.com/
Task Coach - http://taskcoach.sourceforge.net/index.html
TextHarvest - http://members.aol.com/getmydata/pc-sample.htm[/b ]
Toolbox - http://www.sil.org/computing/toolbox/
TreeSize - http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml
Turbo Pad - http://turbopad.sourceforge.net/
ubSpawn - http://www.unitedbytes.de/go.php?site=ubspawn
Udpix - http://udpix.free.fr/
UninstallSmith = http://rihh.info/usmith/
Unlocker - http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
URLSnooper - http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mous...oper/index.html
Vim - http://vim.sourceforge.net
WakeUpOnStandby - http://www.dennisbabkin.com/php/download.php?what=WOSB
WeathAlert - [url=http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/stu/msowul/?page=weathermain]http://
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Used a few of these such as Anti-vir for anti-virus, lots of the addware and spyware removal tools PC Inspector File Recovery, openoffice, cygwin (unix terminal emulator for windows)

few others that i don't think were mentioned were things like crimson editor which is a basic text editor, glaringly obvious one was GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) know a few people who have gone from using PhotoShop to GIMP and also Hijack this for checking your registry startup areas and few other bits and pieces

but all the above I highly recommend and great list too blackjack_original always on the look out for freebies

 

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Nicely done. Who says you have to pay for decent software.

 

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Graphics Image

GIMP - http://www.gimp.org/
K-3D - http://www.k-3d.org/
Wings 3D - http://www.wings3d.com/
Art of Illusion - http://www.artofillusion.org/
Blender - http://www.blender.org/
KuickShow - http://kuickshow.sourceforge.net/
ShowImg - http://www.jalix.org/projects/showimg/
Gwenview - http://gwenview.sourceforge.net/
GQview - http://gqview.sourceforge.net/
Eye of GNOME - http://www.gnome.org/projects/eog/
Skencil - http://www.skencil.org/
Inkscape - http://www.inkscape.org/
Karbon14 - http://www.koffice.org/karbon/
Xara Xtreme for Linux - http://www.xaraxtreme.org/
CinePaint - http://www.cinepaint.org/
Krita - http://www.koffice.org/krita/

Audio Tools Image

Sound Juicer - http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/sound-juicer
Rubyripper - http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Rubyripper
ripperX - http://ripperx.sourceforge.net/
Grip - http://nostatic.org/grip/
KAudioCreator - http://www.icefox.net/programs/?program=KAudioCreator
Kid3 - http://kid3.sourceforge.net/
Pinkytagger - http://pinkytagger.sourceforge.net/
EasyTAG - http://easytag.sourceforge.net/
Cowbell - http://more-cowbell.org/
Audio Tag Tool - http://pwp.netcabo.pt/paol/tagtool/

Audio Players Image

Amarok - http://amarok.kde.org/
Audacious - http://audacious-media-player.org/Main_Page
XMMS - http://www.xmms.org/
Banshee - http://banshee-project.org/Main_Page
aTunes - http://www.atunes.org/
Quod Libet - http://www.sacredchao.net/quodlibet
SongBird - http://www.songbirdnest.com
Exaile - http://www.exaile.org/
Listen - http://listengnome.free.fr/
Rhythmbox - http://www.gnome.org/projects/rhythmbox/
gtkpod - http://www.gtkpod.org/

CD/DVD Burning/Cover creation Image

K3b - http://www.k3b.org/
X-CD-Roast - http://www.xcdroast.org/
Brasero - http://perso.orange.fr/bonfire/index.htm
GnomeBaker - http://gnomebaker.sourceforge.net/
Graveman! - http://graveman.tuxfamily.org/
k9copy - http://k9copy.sourceforge.net/
OGMRip - http://ogmrip.sourceforge.net/
Thoggen - http://thoggen.net/
xdvdshrink - http://dvdshrink.sourceforge.net/
DVD Rip-O-Matic - http://dvdripomatic.sourceforge.net
qVamps - http://vamps.sourceforge.net/
dvd::rip - http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/
AcidRip - http://untrepid.com/acidrip/

Desktop Enchancement Image

AWN - http://awn.wetpaint.com/
Compiz Fusion - http://www.compiz-fusion.org/
Desklets - http://www.gdesklets.de/
Screenlets - http://www.screenlets.org/
Desktop Drapes - http://drapes.mindtouchsoftware.com/

FTP Clients Image

gFTP - http://gftp.seul.org/
FireFTP - http://fireftp.mozdev.org/

FTP Servers Image

vsftpd - http://vsftpd.beasts.org/
glFTPd - http://www.glftpd.com/
PureFTPd - http://www.pureftpd.org/project/pure-ftpd
oftpd - http://www.time-travellers.org/oftpd/

Video Editing / Creation Image

PiTiVi - http://www.pitivi.org/wiki/Main_Page
LiVES - http://lives.sourceforge.net/
Open Movie Editor - http://openmovieeditor.sourceforge.net/HomePage
Avidemux - http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/
Cinelerra - http://cvs.cinelerra.org/
kdenlive - http://kdenlive.sourceforge.net/

Video Players Image

KPlayer - http://kplayer.sourceforge.net/
VideoLAN - http://www.videolan.org/
xine - http://xinehq.de/
mplayer - http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html

I'll add to this as time/energy permits

Anyone care to take a crack at Mac ?

 

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I better bookmark this page. good job mate!

 

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can we get this sticky'd pls? very very helpful

 

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can we get this sticky'd pls? very very helpful


Be more helpful to explain that there are many FREE alternatives to MS Windows for OS and an additional 25,000 apps/packages to go with them .. you know, like Linux, BSD and Solaris, then apps like OpenOffice.org (completely MS Office compatable if needed), the GIMP (Photoshop, only better) and heaps of games (3D and more) CAD and other specialist apps. And the LAMP stack is still better than anything MS can shove out like IIS for server farms. And Firefox/Thunderbird pair makes IE look sooo basic. Then you have Evolution, makes Outlook seem very amateur. Not to mention the KDE system and their dedicated apps ... much better than anything MS has to offer.

For those who still think Linux is the same as it was before 2000, just think about how Aero is actually pretty simple compared to the 3D desktops available in Linux, plus they have been around for over 5 years.

Another thing, Linux is continually updating, not waiting for 5-8 years between updates, that is why it is so bleeding edge when it comes to computing power and will happily play on older machines, no need to throw those older machines out, will still work well and fast.

The best thing, not only are they free as in freedom (libre) but also free as in beer too.

My entire LAN (1 server, 2 main machines with 2 satellite workstations) ALL run on Linux, no viruses, ad-ware or other nasties like worms, trojans, or sudden demands for more fees/licence money. I've been running Linux exclusively for nearly ten years - strike that, now over ten years (1998-Apr) and haven't found any reason to use MS for anything needed. Even the Tax package worked within OpenOffice,org.

It's funny really, the only way to get a virus to run on linux is to specifically disable security and create an environment for it to run, they did this for proof of concept this year actually.

Anyway, that's my Linux/FOSS rant out of the way for another year. :D

 

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Neeeeeeeerd!!!

Lol, seriously though, ran any cool games on linux lately?

Linux is great, but most of the world uses windows. Those who know to use linux, don't need any freeware alternatives.
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blackjack_original wrote:
Neeeeeeeerd!!!

Absolutely :P

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Lol, seriously though, ran any cool games on linux lately?

Sure, Doom3, American Army, Postal-2, Quake Arena, etc and, of course, NetHack .. gotta have my nethack :twisted:

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Linux is great, but most of the world uses windows.

That would be most of the desktop, as far as I know desktop would only account for about 30% of total computers in the world.

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Those who know to use linux, don't need any freeware alternatives.

Oh so true, one more win for Linux :D

 

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can we get this sticky'd pls? very very helpful


Be more helpful to explain that there are many FREE alternatives to MS Windows for OS and an additional 25,000 apps/packages to go with them .. you know, like Linux, BSD and Solaris, then apps like OpenOffice.org (completely MS Office compatable if needed), the GIMP (Photoshop, only better) and heaps of games (3D and more) CAD and other specialist apps. And the LAMP stack is still better than anything MS can shove out like IIS for server farms. And Firefox/Thunderbird pair makes IE look sooo basic. Then you have Evolution, makes Outlook seem very amateur. Not to mention the KDE system and their dedicated apps ... much better than anything MS has to offer.

For those who still think Linux is the same as it was before 2000, just think about how Aero is actually pretty simple compared to the 3D desktops available in Linux, plus they have been around for over 5 years.

Another thing, Linux is continually updating, not waiting for 5-8 years between updates, that is why it is so bleeding edge when it comes to computing power and will happily play on older machines, no need to throw those older machines out, will still work well and fast.

The best thing, not only are they free as in freedom (libre) but also free as in beer too.

My entire LAN (1 server, 2 main machines with 2 satellite workstations) ALL run on Linux, no viruses, ad-ware or other nasties like worms, trojans, or sudden demands for more fees/licence money. I've been running Linux exclusively for nearly ten years - strike that, now over ten years (1998-Apr) and haven't found any reason to use MS for anything needed. Even the Tax package worked within OpenOffice,org.

It's funny really, the only way to get a virus to run on linux is to specifically disable security and create an environment for it to run, they did this for proof of concept this year actually.

Anyway, that's my Linux/FOSS rant out of the way for another year. :D


See my post above...i added a whole heap of linux stuff.

However, i have to disagree with you on two points...

1) GIMP being better than Photoshop, The GIMP is on par with Photoshop about 3 versions ago, but put the latest Photoshop next to it the GIMP and it makes the GIMP look like Paint. for sizing/cropping/some effects it's fine, but for serious graphics work it just doesnt cut it - (my other half is a graphic designer, who uses a linux desktop for personal use and a windows one for work use)

2) Evolution / OpenOffice better than Outlook / Ms Office - maybe for a home user, but in a corporate environment running the full office suite, an exchange server, and perhaps sharepoint to boot.. again makes evolution / openoffice look rather archaic and outdated.

I've run Linux exclusively at home for many years, and now work in a business that utilises mostly Windows servers - however we run some Linux servers here, as do our customers and since all the other staff are Windows fanboys, anything Linux/BSD/Unix pretty much gets thrown in my lap.

At home we have a Cisco Router and Switch, CentOS Server, Debian Workstations, a mac, XP, and Vista

 

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OK, well i need a program to edit video, and the video i want to edit is MPEG-4, and have been unable to locate any that recognise it. It is from a sanyo 7mp digital cam, that i use for diving and other such stuff.
I wish to cut/chop sections out and add other sections in.
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good post :) consider it stickied!!

 

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x3ros wrote:
See my post above...i added a whole heap of linux stuff.
You forgot Emacs .. hehe
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However, i have to disagree with you on two points...

1) GIMP being better than Photoshop, The GIMP is on par with Photoshop about 3 versions ago, but put the latest Photoshop next to it the GIMP and it makes the GIMP look like Paint. for sizing/cropping/some effects it's fine, but for serious graphics work it just doesnt cut it - (my other half is a graphic designer, who uses a linux desktop for personal use and a windows one for work use)
Personal opinion really, I know many professionals who prefer The Gimp and a couple who use Corel for everything, and these are graphics houses.
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2) Evolution / OpenOffice better than Outlook / Ms Office - maybe for a home user, but in a corporate environment running the full office suite, an exchange server, and perhaps sharepoint to boot.. again makes evolution / openoffice look rather archaic and outdated.
I know of many offices, including law firms, who use Evolution and OO.org only. I'm not familiar enough with the the inners, but my info is they work cleaner and faster, without down time, than the MS variants.
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I've run Linux exclusively at home for many years, and now work in a business that utilises mostly Windows servers - however we run some Linux servers here, as do our customers and since all the other staff are Windows fanboys, anything Linux/BSD/Unix pretty much gets thrown in my lap.

At home we have a Cisco Router and Switch, CentOS Server, Debian Workstations, a mac, XP, and Vista


I have no need for a Cisco system, and have no reason to ever use MS again, so scratch XP/Vista and I have always hated the way Apple closed up their hardware system specs in the beginning, ALL knowledge should be free, note, I'm not saying services or information, just knowledge as in how things work, standards, etc.
You could call me an RMS fanboy I spose.

BTW, I understand the effect that MS had on personal computing and puting it on most desks and in the home, I just don't like the way they single handedly introduced the ideas for some of the most draconian IP (I hate that term, but it fits here) laws in human history.

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Forgot, I use Gentoo, looking at LFS, but got to work up the nerve first :oops:

 

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golding:

I tend to use "vi" as my main editor

i know alot of printers use corel, but most designers ive met or know use the CS2 or CS3 suite

Linux from Scratch is great fun....you'll have a blast building it up all up from nothing, it gives you an appreciation of how it all works under the hood and how much work actually goes into a complete distro :P

How is Windsor Gardens these days...? i lived on McKay avenue about four years ago.

 

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I tend to use "vi" as my main editor
I tend to use 'vi' myself, however, it's interesting how many people, especially old Unix hands, use Emacs. I have trouble with its syntax, asked RMS about it once, his answer - "Learn to speak proper English!" - this from someone with the worst Boston accent I've ever heard :shock:
Besides, I think he meant "American English", its syntax is different to ours in many instances.

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i know alot of printers use corel, but most designers ive met or know use the CS2 or CS3 suite
Still makes it a matter of personal choice/opinion, hard to change peoples habits.

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Linux from Scratch is great fun....you'll have a blast building it up all up from nothing, it gives you an appreciation of how it all works under the hood and how much work actually goes into a complete distro :P
I think that's why I started with Gentoo after getting frustrated with RH and Slack. My first Gentoo install was 'stage-3', but the systems I run now are all 'stage-1', which is supposed to be as close as you can get to LFS as you can get, they say. I'll get around to it one day when I feel more like emasculating myself ... hehe

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How is Windsor Gardens these days...? i lived on McKay avenue about four years ago.
On the other side of the school from me. I'm on the other side of Sudholz Rd. The area has been changing a lot, just about every house sold gets razed and two homes built on the block. All the older housing trust homes are now all gone, like on Caddel & Seymour, and have been replaced with the smaller 1/8 acre lots and cottages. I sort of don't mind too much, it's pushed the value of my place through the roof. Also got rid of most of the riff-raff, if you know what I mean 8-)

 

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