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your freeware collection/recommendation

Hi,

As a developer and general Windows user what freeware (not shareware) that you use and recommend?
Mine:
1. Sygate firewall
2. Spybot & Ad-aware
3. Abilon RSS
4. JEdit
5. The Python suites (compiler, wxwindows, boa etc)
6. Winuscon
7. JDiskReport
8. Inforapid search & replace
9. Winamp 5 standard
10 Xsetup

Thanks n regards

Praba Hardian
Sunday, January 25, 2004

* Mozilla
* putty
* vim
* cygwin
* openoffice
* wincvs and/or tortoise cvs
* virtuawin
* gaim

Daryl Oidy
Sunday, January 25, 2004

http://www.pricelessware.org/

Great site, has almost all the freeware I use.

Andy
Sunday, January 25, 2004

Ghostscript/GSView.  Opens and displays raw Postscript files (not PDF) and prints them to non-PS printers.

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/

Robert Jacobson
Sunday, January 25, 2004

Beyond Compare
FileSync
IrfanView

sgf
Sunday, January 25, 2004

Why free? I'm just curious - I second Winamp and IrfanView, but there are some inexpensive shareware utils I use as well (Ultraedit, Fineprint) and I really have to wonder why the absolute insistence that you not pay a cent for the tools you use?

...unless you're doing research for an article or something. :-)

Philo

Philo
Sunday, January 25, 2004

Trillian
LeechFTP
Firebird/Thunderbird
Winamp
ACDSee32
WinCVS

Johnny No-name
Monday, January 26, 2004

Philo,
Because I'm cheap :)
My monthly salary is US$ 1200, I need to be cheap.

Praba Hardian
Monday, January 26, 2004

Let's see, installed on my computer are:

Firebird
Opera
Thunderbird
Ethereal
Winamp 5 (just installed it, very nice)
X-News
BesIRC (freeware, but the guy is selling the project)
VNC (realVNC tightVNC is also good)
Trillian (the shareware version, but the freeware version is great)
Waste
Yahoo
Treepad
SpaceMonger
PGP
AVG
Zone Alarm
NetPerSec (no longer freeware)
Ad-Aware
Spybot Search & Destroy
Tera Term Pro
WS_FTP
WinRAR

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, January 26, 2004

Python
ieSpell
Open Office
MikTeX / Texniccenter

uncronopio
Monday, January 26, 2004

I should also note that this is a fairly fresh install, probably less than a week old.

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, January 26, 2004

cutePDF

... plus many of the above

Nick
Monday, January 26, 2004

-Foobar
-VLC
-Flash FXP(well you have to wait 30sec..)
-Vim
-Thunderbird
-AVG Virus
-Keynote
-Oubliette
-Open Office
-Overnet
-Opera
well good software seems to start with o :-)

Sven
Monday, January 26, 2004

Also it's easier to just download a free app instead of having to go through whatever payment procedure is needed. Hey, I wouldn't mind to pay a few bucks for a very small but useful application, just install some international eCurrency ;)

LyX has lately been extremely impressive to me.

http://www.lyx.org

Sebastian Wagner
Monday, January 26, 2004

I use many listed above, and additionally ..

7-zip
cvsnt
PDFCreator
HTMLDOC
Tex / LaTeX (through MikTeX and/or cygwin)
Doxygen + GraphViz
UltraVNC
Psi + Jabberd (For company-internal instant messaging)
ConTEXT
AbiWord

and ...
Linux (RedHat + Knoppix).

Ori Berger
Monday, January 26, 2004

not mentioned yet:

Xemacs
Itunes
Maxima

I'm trying out a shareware app ported from the Amiga called "Directory Opus" right now as an explorer replacement.  It seems nice, but I'll probably uninstall it when the trial period is over.

Brent
Monday, January 26, 2004

My open source software of choice is summarized here:

http://t2.technion.ac.il/~shlomif/open-source/favourite/

On Windows I also like to use the free as in beer but not open source WinAmp, FreeRIP, and other things I forgot right now.

Shlomi Fish
Monday, January 26, 2004

Scite  http://www.scintilla.org
Great freeware editor.  Despite being feature rich, it is very light on resources so you can open it in a snap. 

Ruby http://www.rubycentral.com
A good scripting language is essential.  Some prefer Python, but if your still open try Ruby.  You will either fall in love after 3 lines of code or completely fail to see the use of it.

Freemind http://freemind.sourceforge.net
Flexible mindmapping software which is a great way for taking notes.

A Wiki http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiWikiClones
I love my Wiki.  Its amazing how quickly all those tiny scraps of information flesh out into a significant personal or team resource.

Ged Byrne
Monday, January 26, 2004

TorrentStorm http://www.torrentstorm.com/
Virtual Dub http://www.virtualdub.org/
Media Player Classic http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/

pukerz
Monday, January 26, 2004

Oh yeah, then there's the stuff on my server...

Wiki (Wakkawiki)
Forum (phorum, phpBB, a JoS clone*)
Blogger (MovableType, Scoop & I'm looking at Slash clones)
mySQL admin (phpMyAdmin)
e-mail (SquirrelMail)

Not much really, but there it is.

* Since you can't Google this one or look it up on Sourceforge, it's this ( http://www.johnsadventures.com/backend/DiscussionForum/APHPDiscussionForum.html ) and someone made an ASP one as well. Hmm, I guess you can Google it, JoS Clone turned up ( http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=89361 )

www.MarkTAW.com
Monday, January 26, 2004

I have *lots*, but sticking to stuff I actually use all the time, and recommend:

CodeSmith
FontThing
Editor2
Irfanview
Kerio Personal Firewall
MailWasher
Media Player Classic
Motherboard Monitor
(Mozilla) Firebird
Sharp Builder Tools
TClock2
Tortoise CVS
WebReaper
X-Setup

Dave Hallett
Monday, January 26, 2004

iTunes

m
Monday, January 26, 2004

Can't live without, use every day.

File Locator Pro - a replacement for Windows Search that actually works. Take regular expressions filename, path and search text too.

UltraEdit.

At Home:

Zone Alarm
Winzip
FolderClone (to backup important files to 2nd hard disk)
SpyBot
AdAware
PopUpStopper

Andy in Austin
Monday, January 26, 2004

Many good ones mentioned.

I can't believe Eclipse hasn't been mentioned yet, though.  I'm continually impressed by that project.

Dave's Quick Search Deskbar.  Yes, I know Google has one, now--but Dave's is so useful I don't see much reason to switch.

Rich
Monday, January 26, 2004

My favorites:

Goosbane
ImpritinePlus
PTREdit
Wesmonger

...and of course a registered version of Demmosnit.

AndrewR
Monday, January 26, 2004

MSDE

Just me (Sir to you)
Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Emacs(substitue Xemacs, vim...)
Ruby (substitute Python, Perl...)
Cygwin
Winamp 2.x
Irfanview
Nant
Nunit
Opera
Sharpreader (or other RSS readers)
Wiki / Blogging stuff (heaps to choose from)
TortoiseCVS, trying out subversion version now....
Apache
Postgresql (or mysql...)
GIMP
Nethack :-)
Tera Term Pro (+ssh)
TweakUI
Stuff from http://www.sysinternals.com
...

Gordon Hartley
Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Well, my copy of Windows was for free (in fact, it cost me a beer).

Winston Levy
Tuesday, June 29, 2004

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