Gizmo's Top Freeware 2011 - Vote

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Serapis, Dec 29, 2011.

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  1. Serapis

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    Sandboxie's on the list

    Vote ends 31st Mignight US CT
     
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  2. ams963

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    thx for the heads up....it's tough to choose though......all the good ones are listed........sbie is up against full featured powerhouses like cis and avast av.......
     
  3. acr1965

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    I'll pass. That site has maintained some good articles. But otherwise has changed a lot from what it was a few years back. It seems like their agenda has changed from providing useful content to generating traffic. The egos of many of the mods leave a lot to be desired as well.
     
  4. nikanthpromod

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    i voted sandboxie..
    Couldnt vote CCleaner :(
     
  5. Page42

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    @ Serapis ... Thanks for the post!

    An observation about vote rigging...
    It occurs to me that some manipulators might see this warning, and decide to target a competitor or rival product by initiating a "false" campaign, in order to get Gizmo to delete it from the poll.

    Hopefully they are watching out for that. :)
     
  6. xxJackxx

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    Can Sandboxie truly be called freeware though? After 30 days there is a delay every time you start it. As a user with a paid license myself I am not trying to say anything bad about it, but does freeware really apply here? o_O
     
  7. acr1965

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    It looks like this thread had some posts edited out. Usually when that happens there is a reason stated as to why the editing took place, eg "off topic posts removed". Why were the other posts edited out and why no mention of the editing by the mods here? I think there were several posts about others not wanting to participate in the survey for various reasons. If off topic, that's one thing. But secrecy in editing gives a different impression.
     
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    The author himself says it's shareware. -http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?FAQ_Licensing

     
  9. dw426

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    Yeah, imho, Sandboxie should not be on that list. God bless it and Tzuk, but it's not freeware. I'd also agree that Gizmo's is not what it once was. I've come across many all but dead programs and even some shady ones that were rated high. Some of the lists need to go as well, if nobody is going to keep them updated.
     
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    Sorry about that... we usually try to provide reasons, but, sometimes we don't get to it. In this case, the removed posts were reported by a member here as taking the thread off topic, i.e. this thread is about making people aware of the vote, not about whether people dislike that website, their forum or their staff. We really don't want people to post complaints about other forums here. It tends to start forum wars where people who like the other site end up coming here and defending their site.
     
  11. funkydude

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    MSE is the biggest breakthrough on that list, without it, we wouldn't have progressed towards built in AV in Windows 8.
     
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    Indeed that is the case and my apologies for not getting to it earlier. The posts were off topic and were removed as such. As simple as that.
     
  13. Dark Shadow

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    Sandboxie has my vote.I would have voted CCleaner as well if I could have becasue its a reliable free program that gets updated often.
     
  14. Page42

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    Doesn't SBIE offer a non-paid version?
    That's free.

    I don't necessarily understand the way they have described SBIE in parenthesis... "Security application isolation."
    sbie gizmo vote.jpg
    As written, it looks like they're saying SBIE isolates security applications.
    Probably "Isolation security application" would be better.
    Nitpick nitpick. ;)

    On the site's vote rigging note, wherein they said if anyone organizes mass campaigns for a pet program, the program will be deleted from the poll... I expressed concern that manipulators might see the warning, and decide to target a competitor by initiating a "false" campaign, in order to get Gizmo to delete it from the poll. I emailed him about that and he replied that the scenario that occurred to him as well, and that he would "certainly do some forensic work before removing any product from the poll".

    I sleep more comfortably at night knowing these things. :)
     
  15. bo elam

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    Sandboxies "free version" does more for users than most paid versions of other security applications, in my opinion. Choosing to vote for Sandboxie was easy.

    Bo
     
  16. The Hammer

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    Commodo's not as popular as I thought.
     
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    Agree with funkydude, MSE is the best freeware I've encountered this year.
     
  18. funkydude

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    Looks like it closed with MSE on top.
     
  19. acr1965

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    That is kinda funny, esp. if MSE is declared the winner. MSE will most likely not even be allowed in the poll once Windows 8 is released.
     
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