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Rena

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Posted on 09-21-07 12:03:33 AM Link | Quote
I don't.
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Posted on 09-21-07 12:44:10 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by HyperHacker
I don't.
Lies. There's a "lite" version, a "full" version, and a "bundle" version (which comes with a crappy song).
Rena

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Posted on 09-21-07 12:46:53 AM Link | Quote
"Lite" has basically nothing, "Full" has various junk included, and I haven't tried "Bundle". Or did they change it recently?
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Posted on 09-21-07 01:09:43 AM Link | Quote
They have this thing called a "custom install" for a reason, you know. It lets you look and say "Hey, I really don't want that *insert annoying "feature" here* installed".

Looks like they've discontinued "lite". Now it's just "free" (and the bundle one; woohoo, one free MP3) and "pro"... Last I checked, you can disable almost everything in the installer, if you want to take that route.

Naturally, I'd still recommend it. That's mainly because of the sheer number of plugins available for it, though...
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Posted on 09-21-07 03:00:49 AM Link | Quote
Yes, you can disable it, but the very fact that it's there makes me worry. How long until you can't?

Anyway since this stuff now has a host again, have some programs of mine. Hopefully the connection doesn't flake out.
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Posted on 09-21-07 09:54:56 PM Link | Quote
pidgin, firefox, audacity (recording my guitar playing), and whatever distro of linux I am using (currently fedora 7, I got annoyed with Ubuntu's simplicity)
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Posted on 09-22-07 01:17:48 PM Link | Quote
Launchy (Thread) is a nice and fast launcher app (it stays out of the way, too.)

And why hasn't CDex gotten any love yet?
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Posted on 09-22-07 06:33:06 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by hydrapheetz
And why hasn't CDex gotten any love yet?


I claim dibs on at least 100 of these downloads =D

But I can somewhat life without it.

As for other stuff,
Powertab?
AVG
HydraIRC
uTorrent
Media Player Classic
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Posted on 09-27-07 10:55:45 AM Link | Quote
Synergy is my latest, and possibly one of the greatest, piece of freeware I've downloaded. It lets me share my mouse and keyboard between my laptop and my desktop, exactly like a dual-monitor setup. It is pure awesome + useful.
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Posted on 09-29-07 10:00:20 PM Link | Quote
OpenOffice.

I am I a hurry, so I don't have time for a link to it.
Tiden

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Posted on 10-11-07 12:48:59 PM Link | Quote
Belarc Advisor is a wicked awesome (&trade that builds a report of installed software and hardware, and a good bit more.
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Posted on 10-11-07 07:04:30 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by hydrapheetz
Belarc Advisor is a wicked awesome (™) that builds a report of installed software and hardware, and a good bit more.
Interesting. Looks like it could be useful, installing.
...
Apparently it likes Firefox or something, because it opened itself with that, instead of using Opera (which is set as default browser).
Oh well.
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Posted on 10-18-07 05:56:10 PM Link | Quote
GIMP, the open-source answer to Photoshop
Shadic
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Posted on 11-28-07 06:20:47 PM Link | Quote
...Has Irfanview not been mentioned yet? It's a great image viewer.
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Posted on 12-11-07 01:08:56 AM Link | Quote
Bulk Rename Utility.

Powerful rename utility. Works great when you have to rename a bunch of .MD (Mungyodance) files to .SM (StepMania) files when every .MD file is in its own directory. Took CPU 2 hours to do it manually. Took me 5 seconds of processing and about 10 minutes of figuring out the interface with the help file. Many will probably look at it and go 'wtf do I do???' so check the help directory. Very versatile.
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Posted on 12-11-07 03:41:55 AM Link | Quote
Dexpot because I'm a sucker for virtual desktop implementations that don't suck so much ass

I'm saying this since 95% of the implementations suck ass on Windows. Period.
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Posted on 12-11-07 01:15:27 PM Link | Quote
Speaking of window management sorts of things, I find Taskbar Shuffle to be extremely useful. All it really does is let you drag and drop taskbar items to where you want them, and also lets you close a window by middle-clicking on it in the taskbar.

I find it handy.
Rena

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Posted on 12-11-07 04:08:55 PM Link | Quote
WTF? A "rearrange the taskbar" app that actually works?

I don't suppose there are apps that let you manually group taskbar items? Like how if you open a bunch of the same type of window, Windows will by default put them all under one button. I'd really like to be able to have that off, but manually combine buttons instead.
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Posted on 12-11-07 06:22:58 PM Link | Quote
cdrtfe (cdrtools frontend) - write CD's, DVD's, write/rip ISO's, anything, without Nero's bloat

Miranda IM - open source AIM/MSN/ICQ/Yahoo/etc. client, plugin based and very small (switched to that when my copy of Trillian 2 stopped working)

Also nice to see a batch renamer that isn't 11MB like the one I had
Teconmoon
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Posted on 12-11-07 08:31:22 PM (last edited by teconmoon at 12-16-07 12:12 AM) Link | Quote
hmm... Hard to say since most of my software is shareware obtained for free...

I'll say:

1. Firefox
2. Filezilla
3. VLC Media Player
4. Wordpad

Pretty lame but oh well...
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