Favorite FREEWARE

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    Sep 13, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
    Do you have a favorite FREEWARE you use instead of paying for a similar commercial software? Name it, give a link and what it is for.....

    I like OPEN OFFICE, instead of Microsoft Office
    http://www.openoffice.org/

    GIMP for images instead of photoshop
    http://www.gimp.org/


    ULTRADEFRAG to help organize your hard drive
    http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/en/index.html
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    Sep 13, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
    Ubuntu Linux for operating system.

    Open Office for "client heavy" desktop productivity.

    VirtualBox for emulating Windows in a Linux environment (for those things just just need Windows).

    And a whole bunch of other Open Source software that is open to public scrutiny (less security holes and more elegant program code).

    I don't worry much about viruses and shit like that because (in addition to open source firewall and Clam AntiVirus) Linux is rock solid and not as easy a target for hackers.
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    Sep 13, 2013 10:21 PM GMT
    Yes, definitely Linux on web servers.

    I didn't know about ultradefrag. But using an open source defrag tool makes me nervous. And the one included with Windows is good enough for me.

    Foxit Reader for Acrobat/PDF files.

    Meinberg NTP to keep my clock correct.

    BulkFileChanger. I download a lot of porn that sometimes comes in rar files and when they're extracted they have the date of when they were created by the person who put them in the rar file, or some date in the past. I want the date to be when I extracted them so I use BulkFileChanger.

    WinRar and 7-Zip; see above.

    JDownloader. Almost forgot and how could I. For downloading porn.

    GOM Player, for watching the porn!
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    Sep 13, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
    Also, Linux is great for extending the useful life of computer which you thought were too much of a drag for Winblows to run upon.

    There are very lite versions which can turn older machines into fast and useful devices.
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    Sep 13, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidAlso, Linux is great for extending the useful life of computer which you thought were too much of a drag for Winblows to run upon.

    There are very lite versions which can turn older machines into fast and useful devices.

    And little tiny devices about the size of a deck of cards.

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/
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    Sep 13, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    GAMRican saidAlso, Linux is great for extending the useful life of computer which you thought were too much of a drag for Winblows to run upon.

    There are very lite versions which can turn older machines into fast and useful devices.

    And little tiny devices about the size of a deck of cards.

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/


    Don't get me started on how else these could be used. There are other hacks that I find amazing as well. But then I'm a CISSP InfoSec geek.
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    Sep 13, 2013 11:00 PM GMT
    Lightscreen - great for taking screenshots in different ways, automatically saves them. I think Windows 8 implemented a similar functionality but I haven't bothered. I've used Lightscreen since Windows XP and don't plan to stop.

    Ninite - packages different installers into one so you can continuously install applications that you have chosen in one go, helpful for after reformatting

    OpenOffice usually but my school provided us Microsoft Word for free.

    Mozilla Thunderbird for an email client.

    uTorrent for torrents.
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    Sep 15, 2013 8:49 PM GMT
    http://www.stardock.com/products/
    Some of these are free.