Originally posted by Dark Ghost
The following is a list of my Free Software picks. This list is intended for users of Windows, although some applications offer versions for
alternative Operating Systems. While it is debatable whether each product on this list is the best in its field, there is no doubt that each ranks
highly when it comes to quality and value. At the bottom of the page you will find helpful websites for finding the best free software.
Please be aware that using any of the following software is done at your own risk and neither I nor ATS can be held responsible for any system
problems you might encounter if you decide to do so.
My Software Picks:
* avast! Free Antivirus
Are you kidding? Avast is so damn chatty I can never use the lower right corner of my screen for anything. Panda Cloud AV FTW! Unobtrusive AND
Agree, for free ones. If you know how to get WinRAR free, I like it a wee bit better.
PowerISO is da bomb... if u know how to get it free LOL
Since Win7, fragmentation just isn't that much of a problem...
* Mozilla Thunderbird
I like BarcaPro. free download on cnet. GREAT integrated PIM, with
contact management. You can schedule follow-up contacts. very useful for business people, esp. sales.
Never tried it, but how does it measure up to GIMP?
* Mozilla Firefox
I'm slowly moving off FF to Chrome, now that mouse gestures, ABP, and
other key plugins have been ported. Chrome just lacks proper display of nested menus in wordpress
I don't chat anymore, but when I did, trillian was the best.
and for 'just writing', AbiWord is da bomb. Fast loading, uncluttered, and
compatible with Word 97-2003. In the docs it shows how to set default save type to *.doc
I've never used that one... but another alternative (for GPL lovers) is GhostScript and
* Foxit Reader
Better than Adobe Reader? I'll give it a shot.
I find Win7 sysinfo to be all i need.
oh WERD. And qbittorrent for Linux! (copies the utorrent interface pretty well!)
* Xmedia Recode
The gem of this bunch... I've been looking for an
easy way to convert my Video_TS folders to .avis!
Thanks a bunch dude!