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Old 16 December 2002, 14:45   #61
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Yup, hear maddog.. I dunno about ME usage though, I use it under Win98. My method to use it is a whack hack on the thing, but it's easy to remove if it goes wrong.
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Old 16 December 2002, 23:15   #62
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My fave amiga freeware has got to be:

TVPaint
YAM
PPaint
AmiBlitz 2.27
PerfectPaint
PIV-Moovid
AssignZ
Birdie2000
AmiTradeCenter
RC-FTPd
CycletoMenu
DeepX (though it does have/cause a few problems)
LHA/LZX/ZIP etc.
Formalin (wacom driver)
NewMode
Soliton
MahjonggTiles
Launch/SNDMon/VolumeMeter/DigitClock/VF2000 (shameless plug! - available on aminet)

and Picasso96 (Freeware if you have a PicassoIV)
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Old 17 December 2002, 10:39   #63
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TV Paint was the best. A complete graphics package for free was good news. Also, every single complete program in the CU Amiga CDs... Ahhhh, the good old days...
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Old 22 December 2002, 19:53   #64
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I can't believe nobody mentioned MailWasher yet, it's my new favorite program, great to get rid of spam and unwanted mail and bouncing it back to the sender, I love it! Check out www.mailwasher.net

Also I like Opera alot, been using it for about a year and I can't believe how good it is, and the new version 7 is looking even better (although it's still at the beta stage).
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Old 21 January 2003, 06:11   #65
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Kerio Personal Firewall

Everyone has their opinion of best (freeware) software firewall - this is mine.

Weighing in at no more than 2MB, compact, stable and unobtrusive.

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Strong rule based application incoming and outgoing TCP/UDP/Other protocol filtering.
MD5 program signature verification.
Remote administration and Logging to Syslog daemons. For this I can recommend SL4NT.

Free for home or non-commercial use.
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Old 15 September 2003, 11:18   #66
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I find this thread really useful and often find myself coming back to it to check first if theres a handy file Im after.

Great thread CPC!

I think its a good idea to update it, so what new freeware progs have you discovered since you lasted posted here?

Some useful ones Ive found

Audacity (sorry no link) Very handy MP3<>WAV
Smartripper Useful prog for grabbing sound/video from DVD
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Old 15 September 2003, 14:12   #67
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Winamp - i'll stick to an old version though, I don't like the V3 previews
Akira I know you like DeliPlayer but, have you ever tried XMPlay ?

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Old 15 September 2003, 14:45   #68
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Foobar2000 - a minimalistic audio player (great, if it just sit in the systray and plays.)
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Old 15 September 2003, 16:26   #69
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Foobar2000 - a minimalistic audio player (great, if it just sit in the systray and plays.)
Mmm I'll give it a try

Edit:
It has improved a lot since I last tried this (about a year ago).

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Old 17 September 2003, 14:39   #70
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ISome useful ones Ive found

Audacity (sorry no link) Very handy MP3<>WAV
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

1.2 version should be a lot better, i'll wait for it before downloading. Anyway i think it uses lame for mp3-wav stuffs.
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Old 20 September 2003, 17:03   #71
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I think its a good idea to update it, so what new freeware progs have you discovered since you lasted posted here?
Wget, to download sites and multiple files - it's command line based

Worker, a good Dopus clone. It runs on Linux but maybe there is a way to run it under Cygwin on Windows.

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Originally posted by Severin
My fave amiga freeware has got to be:

TVPaint
YAM
PPaint
AmiBlitz 2.27
PerfectPaint
PIV-Moovid
AssignZ
Birdie2000
AmiTradeCenter
RC-FTPd
*CycletoMenu*
DeepX (though it does have/cause a few problems)
LHA/LZX/ZIP etc.
Formalin (wacom driver)
NewMode
Soliton
MahjonggTiles
Launch/SNDMon/VolumeMeter/DigitClock/VF2000 (shameless plug! - available on aminet)

and Picasso96 (Freeware if you have a PicassoIV)
I am thinking about installing an octamed drum device and it reccomends installing "CycleToMenu" can anyone explain to me what this actually does???

thanks!!
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Old 22 April 2004, 08:18   #73
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I am thinking about installing an octamed drum device and it reccomends installing "CycleToMenu" can anyone explain to me what this actually does???

thanks!!:)
It changes your cycle gadgets into menus so you don't have to click click click around and around them when you miss the option you wanted..

I couldn't live without it. MCP has the feature built in too.
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Old 22 April 2004, 11:12   #74
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Doesn't reaction or VisualPrefs do that anyway?
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Old 28 April 2004, 01:04   #75
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thOnk_0+2 for MacOS is a wicked freeware... Easy granular synthesis for the masses!

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Old 03 May 2004, 15:57   #76
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http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

1.2 version should be a lot better, i'll wait for it before downloading. Anyway i think it uses lame for mp3-wav stuffs.
1.2 is now considered stable, and is good. But it's a work in progress ( for now it does what it does well, but it hasn't eons of features ).

Then ( someone bumped this post, so it's time to update something ) other programs with new versions:

Gimp v 2.0 ( considered stable ): a lot of changes ( 1.2 was 3 years old ) , downloading now. Also the windows version is now officially supported as well as the mac one ( this one under X as far as i have just read ).

A new discovery:

7zip : great open source compressor with support for zip reading - writing, and a lot of other formats in reading ( Rar, Ace, etc. ), as well as a very good if not the best archieving method, called 7zip.
It includes also a really good file manager for windows that can be configured to emulate the look and feel of explorer and of midnight commander. The only problem is that now it is windows only ( but it works with linux with wine ), but porting to other platforms will start soon.

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Old 04 May 2004, 02:21   #78
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I'll join in with the stuff I use on Windows (some have been mentioned by other people):
IrfanView - Multi-talented graphics viewer/partial editor.
K9 - Brilliant bayesian spam filter.
Clipomatic - Clipboard enhancer, very unobtrusive.
Startup Control Panel - Adds a new Control Panel to edit Startup programs.
eMule - my P2P of choice.
MIDI OX - Multi-purpose MIDI tool.
Opera - Web browser (now on my PC, Zaurus and phone!).
TextBath - My text file reformatter (I wrote it to reformat eBook files).
WndTabs - Adds window tabs and other nice features to Visual C++ 6.
CodeWiz - Very useful add-ins for Visual C++ 6.
Sygate Personal Firewall - Finally landed on this one after trying many others.
JPluck - Converts websites into compressed Plucker format for handheld viewing.
Media Player Classic - Superb, lean video player based on WindowsMedia Player 6.4.
Beatnik clock - Skinnable clock with Internet time sync.
Miranda IM - Modular instant messenger supporting IRC, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, AIM.
EasyCleaner - Deletes old registry entries, duplicate/temp files, and other useful things.

Shareware:
TextPad - Definitely the best text editor I've come across (besides BED on the Amiga).

An interesting site with (not necessarily free) a good software list:
The Great Software List

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Old 04 May 2004, 11:08   #79
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oggplay : p800 vorbis player
VirtualDub : Video encode/capture
Dscaler : Realtime Deinterlacer/scaler/Filter/TV viewer with quality that rivals pro hardware.
SmartfTP
Guild ftp : Gui Server
Dc++
dmC : quick n dirty format transfers
VLC player: Plays DVDr images in compressed rar files while downloading.. need I say more?
ReClock : Re syncs video to your refreshrate to avoid tearing on TVs/display.
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Lots of emulators and old software for them.

Not shure if Lame or Xvid really are freeware.. open source educational but close enough I guess.
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Old 04 May 2004, 13:46   #80
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Fantastic thread is this. I thought I had all the programs I'd ever need, but there are a few on here that I've found extremely useful.

Fromwithin, nice list. One link I don't understand however is Easycleaner.

The site you linked is version 205338 and charges $20 for downloads

This site however seems to be the Authors main page, provides a newer version 206369 and is free to download
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