Cool Free Software/Utilities
Posted 23 November 2002 - 12:15 PM
Domino jan, this one is for you and actually the site has many other things to make you feel like you are using a MAC when you are on your XP system.
ObjectDock is a program that allows you to have a nice animated launchbar/taskbar on your screen that reacts to your mouse when you mouse over it.
In short, it's a task bar and program launcher that does it with style. MAC OS X style that is.
Posted 01 December 2002 - 05:02 PM
Posted 01 December 2002 - 11:18 PM
Posted 01 December 2002 - 11:44 PM
I've heard good things abou NERO but haven't used it recently. Check Kazaa.
Posted 02 December 2002 - 01:58 PM
This is urgent, i'm translating (as a part time job) a french computer related site to english. although my knowledge of english is good, the terms are so technical that i use dictionaries and "technical terms" sites on the web. i would like to know if i can translate a web page by using a software, (i tried the altavista translator, its a word by word translator, very dangerous to use in the sense that you pass more time understanding what it gives you!!),or if going on each page one by one and modifying with "front page" is the only solution if we want professional and quality work (and it is my case).
Posted 02 December 2002 - 02:12 PM
Posted 02 December 2002 - 10:29 PM
I just downloaded Nero Express the demo version that expires in a month. It works great and I do like it so far. If it works out okay this next month it's only 19 dollars.
I found another free one, but it froze my XP twice. That had not happened for a long time. So it got deleted.
Posted 03 December 2002 - 02:07 PM
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2 Beta
As the name says it is from Microsoft and it now only works on XP. Movie Maker 1 is on ME as well, but it is a horrible product. This on the other hand it a great tool for anyone who has a digital camera or a digital camcorder or scans lots of their images in to digital format.
It allows you to do simple things like add music, and credits, transactions(20+), video effects(20+) some very incredible stuff that cost thousands of dollars if you were to use Adobe Premier with the additional plug-ins. And it is SO much easier to use than Premier is. I know I do use Premier once in a while.
This will not replace Premier by any means, but for those of us who have seen and liked iMovie on the iMac this is a great replacement for the Windows platform.
When done you can save your movies in Windows Media Player format, quicktime, mpeg or export it back to your DV camera.
Here is a MS commercial you can watch
[ December 03, 2002, 02:07 PM: Message edited by: Azat ]
Posted 15 December 2002 - 09:55 PM
WinBar is a free and compact program that lets you monitor your system and provides easy access to frequently used controls.
WinBar will run on any Windows 9x or Windows NT based operating system.
This program is absolutely free of charge and does not contain any advertisements or spyware.
Posted 16 December 2002 - 01:15 PM
Allows you to keep track of your favourite software and alerts you when there are updates. Also has several advanced search tools to help you find that utility that you've been looking for! Links directly to download sites, so that you can try the demo (or in the case of free & share ware - you can download the full version), and you can also access peer reviews.
The link above is for the MAC version, but there are PALM, and Windows versions too.
Posted 20 December 2002 - 10:54 AM
Originally posted by Azat:
I just started this section so we can share amongst us tools that we use often that help us do things faster/better. We can list commercial software as well, but I think we should all list any software that is free or inexpensive but is very valuable to us.
I hope many will contribute.
(Please don't list any hacked sites or software as this is not what we want)
Here are a couple that I use and can't do without.
Web Album Generator - http://www.ornj.net/...ware/index.html
Description from site - A tool for creating World Wide Web pages from your digital photos. It's perfect for sharing your personal photos with family and friends!
POW! - http://www.analogx.c...network/pow.htm
Description from site - With all the cool things about the web (like my website), there's an even greater amount of really lame things, like those popup advertisements from sites like GeoCities and Tripod. After a late night of closing those damn windows, I couldn't take it any more, and AnalogX POW! was born! A simple utility, just run POW! while browsing on the net, and when one of those nasty popups appears, POW! will automatically close it for you... It's that easy! And that's not all... You can configure POW! to close any new popups that you run across, so if it doesn't close them already, you can easily add/remove them at any time. This is an absolute must for anyone who spends any reasonable (or unreasonable) amount of time surfing the web.
You will find MANY other wonderful tools at analogX.com. I probably have 10 of his utilities installed.
Google Toolbar - http://toolbar.google.com/
Description from site - The new Google Toolbar increases your ability to find information from anywhere on the web and takes only seconds to install.
AVG AntiVirus - http://www.grisoft.com
This is one of the best antivirus programs out there and it is free for home users.
Ad-Aware - http://www.lavasoft.de/
You will be surprised to find out how much stuff is running on your PC that has been put there to help advertisers show you more appropriate ads and collect information about your computer using habits.
Posted 23 December 2002 - 02:23 PM
Posted 25 January 2003 - 07:21 PM
Here is the info from the site:
HTML Builder XP 5.0 LITE
HTML development environment
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[ January 26, 2003, 02:41 PM: Message edited by: Stormy ]
Posted 05 March 2003 - 11:59 AM
Posted 06 March 2003 - 12:18 AM
Originally posted by alpha:
My computer has been recently attacked and I am looking to install a firewall. What would you computer whizzes recommend. I was thinking of buying a router, which comes with built in firewall, but I donít want to spend $80 on that. Is there any freeware that you are familiar with and could recommend me.
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