Your Favorite FREE Software

By PanicX
Oct 14, 2003
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  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: 12,266   +218

  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

  4. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

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

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

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


    XNews
    Free Newsgroup reader
  6. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper Newcomer, in training Posts: 467

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

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

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

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

  9. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 829

    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 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

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

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

  12. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

  13. Crybabytek

    Crybabytek Newcomer, in training Posts: 32

    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: 12,266   +218

  15. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

  16. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

  17. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

  18. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

  19. Stephen79

    Stephen79 Newcomer, in training Posts: 66

    Notepad.exe
  20. Greeno

    Greeno Newcomer, in training Posts: 394

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

    BrownPaper Newcomer, in training Posts: 467

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

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

  23. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    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: 2,896

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

    Shell City
  25. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    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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