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Free programs for Windows users

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This topic is here to orient you of the free great programs that are out there. I devided it into sections.



Security
Security software help you keep youre PC free of viruses and spyware

AVG antivirus
You can get AVG antivirus for free. It's monthly updated, and completely trustable. Click the below link and follow the instructions, then update it once a week.
Get it here

AntiVir Freeware Edition
Another virus killer that is free for non-commercial use. It doesn't require you to register or any other hassle, just download and install it. It doesn't look so well as the big ones, but IMO works just as well.
Get it here

Spybot
Spybot is a anti-spyware program the removes mostly all spyware on youre PC. Download it, run complete test (Takes a while) and all spyware-b-gone.
Get it here

Ad-Aware
This is a lesser version of SpyBot, but it does take some stuff that spybot don't. Do not try to get it from elsewhere then this link; most other places have a spyware-version of it.
Get it here

Ad-aware SE personal build 1.05
An updated version of ad-aware 6 which will find more adware programs than 6.0 can.
Get it here


Zone alarm
Zone Alarm is a firewall. It make youre PC cpompletely safe for intruders, but sometimes it is anoying; you have to click "Yes" all the time to everything that you want downloaded. That takes time :lol:.
Get it here



Web-Browsers
Web browsers are what you use to browse the web. Yes, there is more then IE


Opera
Opera is a norwegian-developed browser. It's good, it's what i use, and it feautures between others tabbed browsing and mouse gestures. I love Tabbed browsing.
Get it here

Mozilla Firefox
This is the most used browser, besides IE. It hassome security frauds, but it's still mroe secure then IE. It uses tabbed browsing aswell.
Get it here

MyIE
This is a browser based on the internet explorer. It is quite good, but it weights more heavy on the system then the two others. It however have the most feautures, the most mouse-gesture posibilities... Only, it takes long time to get used to.
Get it here

Avant Browser
Another good browser that uses IE's rendering engine. Also has tab browsing, smiliar to MyIE2.
Get it here

Do not use Internet Explorer. It is crap, and a big security risk.




File sharing programs
File sharing programs are programs for downloading stuff off that other people share on the network. MMajorely used for music, games, programs and porn, but you can get almost everything ehitthem.

Bear Share
BareShare is the best gnutella client; it is pretty much adware free, it'll survive a SpyBot scan, most servants don't. Also, the GUI is the best.
Get it here

Kazaa
This one i don't like. Why? Because it pumps your PC full of spyware, and if you run SpyBot to remove it, it won't run anymore. I discurage any use of it.
[url=http:///www.kazaa.com]If you really want it, get it here[/url]

Grokster
Basically Kazaa minus feautures. Just as packed of spyware.
Get it here

Other file-sharing programs
These use other netwroks then gnutella

DC++
It's for file sharing as well. You have to join to some hub(s) to download stuff and to join you have to share something yourself too.
Get it here



FTP-Programs
FTP programs are the ones you use to upload stuff to websites (Not the forum, but on youre own)

FileZilla
FileZilla is a open-source, free FTP program. It's wery good, and i like the quick login.
Get it here

SmartFTP
I personally use this FTP client and don't have any problems with it. It's an easy program to use and has all the basic features of FTP - upload, download, chmod, etc.
Get it here




Web serving programs

Apache Web Server
The worlds most popular web server. Highly recommended. Free program. WITH!!!!! this, you can have a server on yourePCacessable thru the internet and thru the LAN.
Get it here

PHP Server
Another piece of software for serving websites. It doesnt serve websites on its own, it is used along side a web server. Works great with apache. Allows you to use php for your website.
Get it here

Mysql Database Server
Allows you to host mysql databases, used powerfully with php.
Get it here





Imaging programs
Programs for viewing and editing of images

Irfan View
Irfan view is the worlds most popular viewer. It is good por newbies aswell as professionals. It might not have advanced image editing, but it can convert iimages to most know formats, read most image, autio and video files, and, i just noticed myselfe, it has a superb batch renaming, so if you want youre images named something_###, it can do it for you!
Get it at Tucows

Tilestudio
Can be used to create tilebased graphics for games as TTD. The most important difference from MS Paint is that right-click selects the color you click at. That saves you A LOT of time
Get it here


Media Players

Winamp
A free music player with some nice features. Plays all media types very
well, including .s3m files.
Get it here




Operating systems

Linux
A totally free, yet very popular and poweful operating system. Some predict that it will eventually take over windows. Get your totally free, no catches version of linux today!
Get it here

Skyos
A GUI ( Graphics User Interface ) type operating system. As of now it is in the beta stages for version 5.0.
Check it out here

MenuetOS
Another GUI OS, that fits entirely on one floppy disk! Yes it boots off the disk to.
Get it here



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Thanks to: TX297, Turvakaide, Csaboka, Tech^salvager, Zuu
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Post by ThorRune »

OK, i know i posted this before, but it got messed up.

Now, only post suggestions for more stuff in this list. It'll be updated, this one and all instances of it i made on other forums+ you'llbe put in that thenks to list...

Please don't post bull in this topic, only related!

Could you please post your addtions in the following format:

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[b]Program name[/b]
Short description
[url=ownload link]Get it here[/url]
If you want a new category, put a

Code: Select all

[b][size=24]Category title[/size][/b]
This would make it a lot easyer for me.Thanks.
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Post by Arathorn »

Firewalls:
Sygate Personal Firewall (my favourite, ZA gives problems with most p2p-programs anyway)
Kerio Personal Firewall

P2P:
eMule

Anti-Spyware:
Add Aware is not a lesser version of Spybot, it's an entirely different program. what you prolly mean is that it's not as good. ;)

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I have all those security programs running
ccleaner is a nice little cleanup program
Well, back to work, lot's of it in the near future

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Re: Free programs far all PC users

Post by orudge »

Nice topic, but a few alterations should be made:
Zetor2003 wrote:Gnutella servants
Gnutela Servants is programs that help you browse the gnutella network; the bigest network for file sharing online
BearShare is a Gnutella client, but KaZaA and Grokster are FastTrack clients, not Gnutella clients. Also, you might want to add KaZaA Lite in there, which has less spyware.

Other clients... perhaps add WinMX?

A more direct link to Apache is actually at http://httpd.apache.org/.

You might also want to add a section with download managers: if so, I'd highly recommend GetRight. Well worth paying the registration fee (although you can use it without registering, it's highly recommended).

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Post by Arathorn »

And Gnutella certainly isn't the biggest: in volume it's Bittorrent and in users it's eDonkey2000.

Another p2p client is Soulseek, and there are at least a zillion Bittorrent programs, but I never got into them really.

An alternative to Kazaa Lite is Diet K, wich blocks Kazaa's spyware but doesn't modify Kazaa itself.

For a complete list of p2p programs: http://www.slyck.com/programs.php?cat=2
But most of them are not usefull, I think this thread should keep to the best things.

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The P2P Kazaa program is not a good idea in denmark.. the Danish anti piret group has riget to seche Kazaa.
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OKF2000 wrote:The P2P Kazaa program is not a good idea in denmark.. the Danish anti piret group has riget to seche Kazaa.
Okay, I can only guess what you're trying to say here... :shock:
riget = right?
seche = search?

Anyhow, can't PHP really be classified as server? AFAIK it's just a parser for the php language, and if you want it to, it can tell apache what the result of that parsing is. :)

Also, all the programs you're listing are for Windows.
You said 'All PC Users'...
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Under imaging why don't you have The GIMP? http://www.gimp.org/

damn good imaging program, that's quickly catching up to Adobe's PhotoShop and it will also open their files.

More imaging: For 3d check out POV-Ray: http://www.povray.org

Programming:
Xemac's - http://www.xemacs.org/Download/win32/
Very powerful *nix text editor with syntax highlighting

Cygwin - http://www.cygwin.com/
unix environment for windows, good if you want to compile code, or do most of those other cool *nix type things without having to install the OS. Word of warning, anything compiled with gcc in Cygwin will need some dll's to work

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Post by SHADOW-XIII »

Zetor, some bad things:

- SpyBot is unfortunately worse than AdAware ... just scan your PC with one of them, then use second one and you will see

- Kerio Personall Firewall (free for personal use) is one of the best ever created firewalls, much more it also protects your PC from viruses that changes your files, and applications that runs other suspicious files

- not MyIE, only Maxthon ... MyIE is old name, and it is no longer expanded, new version is Maxthon, and you are just make people laughing from you by adding "Do not use Internet Explorer. It is crap, and a big security risk. " there, because if you would care about that you would know that Maxthon have nearly ALL IE bugs fixed :roll:

- latest most popular p2p program is BitTorrent (with all other BT clients)
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what about kaazaa lite? Thats spyware free.

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SHADOW-XIII wrote:SpyBot is unfortunately worse than AdAware ... just scan your PC with one of them, then use second one and you will see
But Spybot offers permanent protection and the only thing AddAware usually finds more are some tracking cookies.
I use both. ;)
- not MyIE, only Maxthon ... MyIE is old name, and it is no longer expanded, new version is Maxthon, and you are just make people laughing from you by adding "Do not use Internet Explorer. It is crap, and a big security risk. " there, because if you would care about that you would know that Maxthon have nearly ALL IE bugs fixed :roll:
I don't understand your criticism here, Zetor warns against using IE and gives MyIE2 as one of the alternatives.

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Post by vear »

I noticed that there are no BitTorrent clients on list (Shadow aslo said about BT ;)) - Azureus is great ;)
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Emm... I'd convert this myselfe, but i just got lots fo schoolwork dumped in my lap (Yes i can see that on a sunday, my learning is web-based)...

Could you please post your addtions in the following format:

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[b]Program name[/b]
Short description
[url=ownload link]Get it here[/url]
If you want a new category, put a

Code: Select all

[b][size=24]Category title[/size][/b]
This would make it a lot easyer for me.Thanks.
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The best 3d modeling program in whole wide world!(at least to me)

Cared
(it's for Carmageddon 2 but it has a preview window so you can take snapshots of your models and it's so easy to use)

Download site:
http://www.wasted.polygonized.com/detail.php?id=19

It needs java and java 3d opengl runtimes
a sample of what can be done with it:
Image

My best model:

PS Program is totaly free and has a good html readme with pictures if you need to know how to plant vertices run program and bring the help menu the window with shortcuts should show up.
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Security:

AntiVir Freeware Edition
Another virus killer that is free for non-commercial use. It doesn't require you to register or any other hassle, just download and install it. It doesn't look so well as the big ones, but IMO works just as well.
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Added that one. Thanks.
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Web version'll be here, i'll try and keep it updated

http://www.thorrune.sea-host.net/index. ... e=programs
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Post by Tech^salvager »

MyIE2 is a browser that uses the IE engine.
and why did you not put down hijack this?

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Post by Tech^salvager »

Also you could but Skyos, MenuetOS in the OS's area

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