Freeware replacements thread

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by no13, May 5, 2005.

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  1. no13

    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Just name an MS windows-bundled product or a 3rd party paid product, and it's able replacement...

    1. Windows Media Player [series 9 was optimal, but...]
    > Winamp
    > BS Player
    > IrfanView + plugins
    > Windows Media Player Classic + Codec Packs [Ace MegaCodecs is the largest, right?... not sure what's legal though]

    2. Internet Explorer
    > Maxthon
    > Opera
    > Firefox

    3. MSN Messenger
    > GaIM
    > Trillian

    4. MS Office
    > OpenOffice

    5. MS Word
    > Jarte

    6. Notepad
    > MetaPad

    7. MS AntiSpyware .... irreplaceable, but...
    > Spybot S&D
    > Lavasoft Ad-Aware

    8. Antivirus - KAV/McAfee/NOD32... again, paid is better, but...
    > Avast
    > AntiVir
    > AVG
    > BitDefender Free [on demand scans only]
    > eScan MWAV toolkit v4.4.7 [-do-]

    9. AntiTrojans - Ewido SS, BoClean, TrojanHunter... worth the extra $$, but...
    > Ewido Free [on demand]

    10. Firewall - MS ICS/ICF, Outpost Pro, LnS
    > Kerio 2 [2.1.4, 2.1.5]
    > Kerio 4
    > NetVeda Safety.NET
    > Filseclab firewall
    > Jetico
    > R-firewall
    > ZA Free
    > Sygate free

    11. Traditional Firewall - 8-Signs
    > CHX-I
    > SoftPerfect firewall

    12. Download Client - DAP, FlashGet
    > Free Download Manager

    #13... here's a tip. Did you know Windows XP has an in built packet filter?
    Nah... not the ICS/ICF...
    here's what to do...
    a. go to your 'LAN' properties from Network connections.
    b. TCP/IP > Properties
    c. Advanced button
    d. Options Tab.
    e. Optional Settings > TCP/IP filtering > Properties.
    f. Go crazy.

    Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.
    -Donald Knuth
     
  2. ratcheer

    ratcheer Registered Member

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    Photo Shop >> The GIMP
    Norton Antivirus >> avast!

    Tim
     
  3. clansman77

    clansman77 Registered Member

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    wmp >> qcd player, zoom player std
     
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    gerardwil Registered Member

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  5. shek

    shek Registered Member

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    here is a very good thread about this issue
    some of freewares i use:ABC,antivir, alzip, bitcomet,CCleaner, CDex, dev-c++,Easycleaner, escan toolkit utility 4.47(the last version that could clean infected files),filezilla, foobar2k, firefox, FoxitReader,GreenBrowser(a IE based browser likte Maxthon),GIMP, irfanview,jetico, lavasoft ad-aware, MJ registry watcher,net transport 1.87(the last free version),paint.net, process explorer, process guard (free version), regcleaner, registrar lite (a wonderful registry editor),script sentry, spybot S&D, spywareblaster, startup control panal,windows media player classic, xanalys lispworks, xplorer2 lite (windows explorer replacement),
     
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  6. Pollmaster

    Pollmaster Guest

    Processguard
    > o_O?

    Spycop

    > o_O?

    Deepfreeze

    >o_O?
     
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