Author Topic: Good free software  (Read 16082 times)

AlP

  • Living a Thoughtcrime
  • ****
  • Posts: 1031
Re: Good free software
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2009, 06:48:12 PM »
Quote from: "Heretical Rants"
Quote from: "AlP"
DynDNS
Give your home PC a domain name, even if you have a dynamic IP address. Lets you, for example, run a web server on your own computer and find it from the outside world.
すごい!
I have to go check that out

EDIT:  Hahaha, that's more expensive than if I were to hire an external server  :P
I'm using their free service. You have to choose a subdomain within one one of their domain names, like rants.dyndns.org.
"I rebel -- therefore we exist." - Camus

Whitney

  • Global Moderator
  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7358
  • Gender: Female
  • Mysteriously Absent - Like God
    • http://fellowshipoffreethought.org
Re: Good free software
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2009, 07:39:00 PM »
I don't know if it is the best but I use RAR Extract Frog to extract RAR files people send me.  http://download.cnet.com/Free-RAR-Extra ... 04840.html

AlP

  • Living a Thoughtcrime
  • ****
  • Posts: 1031
Re: Good free software
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2009, 07:54:24 PM »
I haven't tried RAR Extract Frog. Does it only do RAR? 7-zip does these.
Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.

Edit: I'm also trying out IZarc, which was suggested earlier. It can do these formats:
7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG, ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MDF, MBF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO
"I rebel -- therefore we exist." - Camus

VORAC

  • Padawan Learner
  • Posts: 2
Re: Good free software
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2009, 04:00:37 AM »
I might very well become the hero or this thread  ;)

There are three pieces of software, all by the same maker; Piriform.

CCleaner
This software deletes old temp files, or files remaining after uninstalling other software, and unassociated registry entries from your 'puter. In other words it makes your 'puter faster.

Defraggler
Again, helps speed you computer up. Unlike Windows Defragmenter, you can schedule this. For a home pc, I would schedule this, at most, once a month. Defragging your hard drive too often can actually have detrimental effects.

Recuva
Last, but certainly not least, is Recuva. This software can find old deleted files, even if the hard drive has been reformatted. This can be used for good... or for bad. Speaking of which always find software to forensically clean hard drives before throwing them away.

And one other one:

Malwarebytes Best free spyware/adware scanning tool out there, IMO.

skurry

  • Has Received Bacon
  • *
  • Posts: 144
Re: Good free software
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2009, 08:11:28 AM »
I've been looking for a good Chroma Key (Green Screen) Piece of software... I tried wax, and it does kinda work but not anything representable... anyone know any free Chroma Key programs? I just bought $5 worth of green cloth, I'd hate it to goto waste!

grandiose

  • Padawan Learner
  • Posts: 4
    • http://www.facebook.com/lia.jones
Re: Good free software
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2009, 03:49:04 AM »
i think u better check out http://www.crystalxp.net/

it has loads of great free softwares like

Vista Inspirat  http://www.crystalxp.net/galerie/en.id.130.htm


here's the Gallery:
http://www.crystalxp.net/galerie/en.rub.2.html



They're mainly on customization though.. hope it helped the least
Atheism. Because reality is awesome.

nikkmichalski

  • Has Received Bacon
  • *
  • Posts: 105
    • http://www.card.ly/nikkmichalski
Re: Good free software
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2009, 07:51:09 PM »
Firefox, VLC, and Audacity are great. Out of curiosity, what's with the beef with GIMP?
Ford: "It's unpleasantly like being drunk."
Arthur: "What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
Ford: "You ask a glass of water." -- Douglas Adams, H2G2
"'Why is it you never mentioned any of this before the plane crash?'...'I didn't think the time was ripe.' " [emphasis delightfully Vonnegut's] -- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-5

frog818

  • Beginning to See the Wedge
  • *
  • Posts: 16
Re: Good free software
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2009, 07:07:48 AM »
Quote from: "VORAC"
I might very well become the hero or this thread  ;)

There are three pieces of software, all by the same maker; Piriform.

CCleaner
This software deletes old temp files, or files remaining after uninstalling other software, and unassociated registry entries from your 'puter. In other words it makes your 'puter faster.

Defraggler
Again, helps speed you computer up. Unlike Windows Defragmenter, you can schedule this. For a home pc, I would schedule this, at most, once a month. Defragging your hard drive too often can actually have detrimental effects.

Recuva
Last, but certainly not least, is Recuva. This software can find old deleted files, even if the hard drive has been reformatted. This can be used for good... or for bad. Speaking of which always find software to forensically clean hard drives before throwing them away.

And one other one:

Malwarebytes Best free spyware/adware scanning tool out there, IMO.


Awesome, kudos to you mate, kudos.
Warning! Gentle pressure may be applied for a more positive outlook.

Parabola

  • Beginning to See the Wedge
  • *
  • Posts: 10
    • http://atheismandpolitics.blogspot.com
Re: Good free software
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2010, 06:52:32 PM »
Great list, contributing:

Comodo Personal Firewall

http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Been using it for awhile with nothing but good results.
"...Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas. So does whiskey..." -Clarence Darrow
Religion and politics make for a great blog, check mine out at: http://atheismandpolitics.blogspot.com

Zab

  • Beginning to See the Wedge
  • *
  • Posts: 12
Re: Good free software
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2010, 09:32:58 AM »
http://www.irfanview.com
My favorite image viewing software on PC. Opens quickly, viewing consecutive images in a directory is a breeze. Great for reading manga/comics that have been scanned. It can do some simple editing. One of my favorite features is doing batch conversions. You can resize, rename, and change the file type (among other things) of thousands of images in a few minutes (give or take, depending on your PC).

http://semaja2.net/insomniaxinfo
For people with a Macbook(pro). Insomnia X allows you to close the screen without putting your macbook to sleep.

http://artandmobile.com/tiltshift/
For anybody with an iPhone who has used the Tiltshift Generator app. This is their website, they offer a web service and adobe AIR app (which I assume is PC and Mac) which does the same ad the iPhone app. It's not perfect, and doesn't work well on extremely high resolution photos, but it's fun non the less.

AlP

  • Living a Thoughtcrime
  • ****
  • Posts: 1031
Re: Good free software
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2010, 06:35:12 PM »
^ Good idea with the iPhone app! The only thing I've installed on my nexus one is the pandora radio client. What else do I need?  :bananacolor:
"I rebel -- therefore we exist." - Camus

theTwiz

  • Doesn't Believe in Mother Goose
  • *
  • Posts: 179
    • http://www.venganza.org
Re: Good free software
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2010, 08:14:55 AM »
PS3 Media Server
Ignore the name. PS3 Media Server streams to any device TVersity does. It also handles x264.mkv much better, and doesn't have a database you have to refresh every time you add a file.  It also supports multiple means of transcoding, and doesn't fight back when you want to use your own codec in place of the default.
In short: PS3MediaServer+CCCP+AviSynth=HD Awesomeness on your PS3/360. NVidia users should look into CoreAVC as well, as it allows you to use your video card as the transcoding powerhouse.
OMG HE CHANGED HIS SIGNATURE

MariaEvri

  • The quiet creative one.
  • Not Defeated by the Dark Night of the Soul
  • ****
  • Posts: 1938
  • Gender: Female
    • Poseidon's world
Re: Good free software
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2010, 10:36:24 AM »
Lol I read "God free software"
anyway
in case anyone is interested in astronomy and wnats to learn the constellations, stellarium si a small program, but does help a lot.
http://www.stellarium.org/
God made me an atheist, who are you to question his wisdom!
www.poseidonsimons.com

Typist

  • Doesn't Believe in Mother Goose
  • *
  • Posts: 163
Re: Good free software
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2010, 05:18:04 PM »
I'm a programmer and have a couple of free online software systems I'd be happy to share, if anybody demands that I do.  :-)

Davin

  • Don't Pray in My School, and I Won't Think in Your Church
  • *****
  • Posts: 7331
  • Gender: Male
  • (o°-°)=o o(o*-°)
    • DevPirates
Re: Good free software
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2010, 09:56:44 AM »
For PHP web page development:

WAMP Server
Creates a local easy to use Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP server to test out and run websites on your local box.
You can install them all separately, but this makes it a little easier.

Eclipse
This isn't the download page but the install instructions, I use Eclipse for PHP programming, it has most of the major developer features that Visual Studio has.

For 3D Stuff:

Normal Map Creator
For 3D textures, the normal map creator makes making normal maps from image files easier, must use uncompressed TGA's though.

Documentation for Several Free Apps:

FLOSS Manuals
This site has lots of documentation for open source applications.

Always question all authorities because the authority you don't question is the most dangerous... except me, never question me.