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Your Favorite FREE Software

By PanicX
Oct 14, 2003
  1. Lately I've been downloading and trying out all sorts of free software, and since I build systems on the side of normal work, I thought it would be cool if I could give a customer a CD or 2 of free apps for Windows.

    So, I'd like to know what applications you've used and felt could replace retail software. So far I've been impressed by these titles:

    AVG Anti-Virus
    OpenOffice
    Filezilla
    WinAmp
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,688   +394

  3. poertner_1274

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  4. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    This site, AnalogX, has a lot of good freeware also. I've used several different apps.
     
  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    CDEX
    Best app I've found for ripping CDs, it can also convert audio formats.


    XNews
    Free Newsgroup reader
     
  6. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    EAC
    like CDEX, this is another good ripping program.
     
  7. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Thats my favourite too. Its a cool, easy to use simple phot editor program.
     
  8. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

  9. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 669

    I've found a website with a lot of good free software...
    Pricelessware.org

    Anyone know of a free CD burning program?
     
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +6

    Zone Alarm, the free one, here.
     
  11. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

  12. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

  13. Crybabytek

    Crybabytek TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Programmes I do use daily:
    BELARC ADVISOR - doesn't phone home.
    E-PRESS EASY OFFICE SUITE - (MS Office Suite clone)
    SILLYSOFT - just fun
    MAPMAKER'S SUNCLOCKS5 - way cool!
    SPYWAREBLASTER/MRU/SPYWAREGUARD - all same Company
    UNINSTABILITY - just installed, will report back later.
    Programmes I do not understand:

    AVG - antivirus program which is good but has a nasty habit of quitting after about 3 mos. use. (grrr)
    AD-AWARE6 - have some serious questions about it.Can somebody explain what use the FREE edition is? (My answer: not much)
    SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY - which imho works better than Ad-Aware. ?
     
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,688   +394

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  17. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

  18. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

  19. Stephen79

    Stephen79 TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Notepad.exe
     
  20. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    Winamp :) cant think of anyting i use more tbh
     
  21. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    oh yeah i forgot. the browser that i am using right now. Mozilla Firebird
     
  22. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  23. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    cdrecord is free, but if you aren't used to command line, it might be difficult and/or slow to use. But there should be GUI frontends available, too.

    I use this to burn all my data CDs.
     
  24. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    here a a nice site with alot of links to freeware apps.

    Shell City
     
  25. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    This site maintains lists of freeware and shareware apps.

    List of Lists

    this site has some nice freeware tools

    Roadkil.net
     
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