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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2005, 07:58:07 am »
This one is pretty cool: NASA World Wind  8)

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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2005, 08:37:55 pm »
An anti-spam utility for pop mail accounts: Mailwasher

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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2005, 11:46:00 pm »
In another thread Bonk recently recommended AVG-anti virus--Free Edition. Welp, I took it for a test spin and I must say I'm very pleased with the program. I find that I have no other choice but to slap the ol' Toasty0 stick of reccommended programs to this very handy utility.

I'm especially pleased with the designer's chioce of UI design. It is intuitive and the information it offered is easy on the eye and quickly digestable.

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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2005, 09:36:44 am »
Glad you like it! I came across it before at a computer shop and CaptJosh provided a link here a while back.

So here's the link: http://free.grisoft.com/

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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2005, 10:16:57 am »
At the risk of my membership I'll post my best friend for you guys:

E-Mule    ( http://www.emule-project.net)

I believe it's still legal, and of course it is free. If I'm mistaken someone PLEASE delete this post.
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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2005, 10:27:45 am »
I don't see anything wrong with posting a link to it, but anything edonkey related is poison as far as I'm concerned. I strongly advise against its use. Its not illegal as far as I know, but what you do with it, is what determines the legality of the situation. Does it pass spyware scanners? (Ad-aware, Spybot Search & Destroy and the MS Antispyware beta)

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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2005, 09:14:05 am »
Ummm, I take it this is another in a plethora of P2P software?
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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2005, 09:24:21 am »
Ummm, I take it this is another in a plethora of P2P software?

Correct.

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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2005, 09:06:46 pm »
To play all your old dos games:

http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/    8)  :thumbsup:

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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2005, 01:28:09 pm »
Accumulated free software links.

Listed in alphabetical order by contributor.

Age

Getright - FTP download program.  Allows stops and restarts

Bonk

QNX - Realtime OS - membership required for download
FreeBSD - Popular Unix variant
GNU - OS and tools.
Samba - Networking software
Apache - web server
PHP - web scripting language
MySQL - database
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System
Sambar Serve
Roxen Webserver
AOLServer -
xitami - webserver
eAccelerator - PHP accelerator
Zend Optimizer - PHP accelerator
Abyss - web server
The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme.
World Wind - from NASA
Star Downloader Free
Antivirus software
Mailwasher - anti-spam
DOSBox - Use DOS programs.

Obviously Bonk has been very active in adding to the list.  Thanks Bonk.

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The OpenCD - windows software collection
Mozilla Firefox web browser
Mozilla Seamonkey web browser suite
Mozilla Thunderbird E-Mail program
Openoffice. org Office Suite
FreeDOS MS-DOS compatible OS
FreeDOS Edlin the essential utility ;) its not DOS if it doesn't have edlin.
Pricelessware - source of further software
CleanSoftware - source of further software
VegaStrike - game
Zonealarm firewall
Quake 1-3 Source Code - open sourced by ID Software
Notepad 2 Notepad replacement with tabs
7-Zip Winzip replacement
The Gimp Image editor
AbiWord Word Processor
PDFCreator Sets up as a printer and allows any program that can print create a PDF.
NVU Web authoring
Sokoban YASC - Yet Another Sokoban Clone Game
Scribus - Desktop Publishing
Tux Racer - Game
Blender - 3d modeling
GNU Chess - Chess Game
Freeciv - Game
QCad - 2D CAD system
GnuPG - encryption software
Free Pascal - programming language
XBasic - Programming Language
Stella - Atari 2600 Emulator
WinUAE - Amiga Emulator
Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP.
DAEMON Tools - a virtual cd/dvd-rom emulator
DVDShrink May or may not be legal in your area
Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic
Knoppix - Version of Linux that runs off the CD/DVD
Ubuntu - Version of Linux that runs off the CD/DVD
Edubuntu is a version of the Ubuntu (Linux) operating system suitable for classroom use.
Distrowatch - links to many Linux versions

Javora

Ventrilo - Voice over IP (VoIP) group communications software.

KBF-Kurok

Audacity - recording and editing sounds.
Software driver collection

MrCue

irfanview - image viewer
Filezilla - FTP download program.  Allows stops and restarts
Simple Machines Forum software

Pestalence_XC

Lavasoft - antispyware
Spybot - antispyware
Microsoft AntiSpyware (Beta) time limited.


Redshift the Kook
(NOTE: I'm not calling him a Kook - it is his user name when this is posted.)

SISoft benchmarking utility
GCPUID provided CPU info.

Last but not least

std::toasty0

Visual Studio 2005 Prerelease Software

Before including the link here I verified it as accurate as of this time.  Any link whose software is not freely available (at this time) I removed, limited time free trials are not included on this list.  Free for home or academic use programs I did include.  Any whose link was invalid and an update not easily found I also did not include. 

If there are any errors or ommisions not covered by my comments above feel free to either post a correction/update here or PM it to me and I will edit it in. 

NOTE: Edited to add Quake source link.  Added a few more myself.
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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #50 on: August 24, 2005, 04:34:48 pm »
Good job Nemesis that will make things a lot easier to find.  Hopefully I can add to the list but people seem to have added quite a bit already.

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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #51 on: August 24, 2005, 04:45:27 pm »
Good job Nemesis that will make things a lot easier to find.  Hopefully I can add to the list but people seem to have added quite a bit already.

I knew that some links had changed and were too old to edit so I felt it was time for a collection.  I must admit that it was longer than I thought.  I hadn't realized that Bonk specifically had quite so many links.
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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #52 on: August 25, 2005, 09:19:05 am »
And here's another one!  ;D (I promised to look it up for Prometheus):

Audacity - The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor 

Loads VST plugins (VST Enabler) and exports to mp3s (LAME MP3 encoder)! 8)
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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #53 on: August 25, 2005, 07:56:23 pm »
And here's another one!  ;D (I promised to look it up for Prometheus):

Audacity - The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor 

Loads VST plugins (VST Enabler) and exports to mp3s (LAME MP3 encoder)! 8)


I should have added Audacity myself.  I've used it a few times.  Thanks for the reminder.  I edited it into the list.  Maybe on the weekend I'll go over my systems and see what I'm using that I should add to the list.
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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #54 on: August 26, 2005, 06:49:46 pm »
I don't see anything wrong with posting a link to it, but anything edonkey related is poison as far as I'm concerned. I strongly advise against its use. Its not illegal as far as I know, but what you do with it, is what determines the legality of the situation. Does it pass spyware scanners? (Ad-aware, Spybot Search & Destroy and the MS Antispyware beta)


Your absolutley correct, It is legal but what you do with it crosses the lines at times but when all else fails this little gem delivers. And yes, It does pass ad-aware, spybot S&D, A-Squared scanners and I also run it from behind Nortons 2005 internet security package without any problems.
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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2005, 06:18:29 am »
And here's another one!  ;D (I promised to look it up for Prometheus):

Audacity - The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor 

Loads VST plugins (VST Enabler) and exports to mp3s (LAME MP3 encoder)! 8)


Yeah, that is a cool program...  I actually have a copy of it on a PC Format coverdisk somewhere, but thanks for the info...  :)


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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #56 on: August 27, 2005, 06:20:15 am »
And here's another one!  ;D (I promised to look it up for Prometheus):

Audacity - The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor 

Loads VST plugins (VST Enabler) and exports to mp3s (LAME MP3 encoder)! 8)


Just noticed that it was already posted by KBF-Kurok so I deleted the duplicate under your name.  I must be more careful.

I added a number of new links.  I have NOT tested all of the programs or even downloaded them all so caveat emptor is the rule.  I have certain others to look for and may add them later in the weekend.
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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #57 on: August 27, 2005, 06:34:28 pm »
oops!

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« Reply #58 on: August 27, 2005, 11:27:11 pm »
oops!

At least twice today when adding to the list I found that the item was already on the list - provided by you.  The list is long enough that duplicates are easy to have happen.  A little easier to avoid now that the list is compiled into one posting.  Perhaps on the next compilation (when this one is beyond the last editing date) I'll have to go alphabetical to make searching easier still. 
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Re: Freely available and legal software.
« Reply #59 on: September 02, 2005, 06:11:36 pm »
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