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Re: Good free software
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2010, 01:39:44 AM »
For those who just love to do statistics, the free alternative to SPSS:

PSPP

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Re: Good free software
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2010, 02:49:08 AM »
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For those who just love to do statistics, the free alternative to SPSS:

PSPP
Well as it happens, I do just love to do statistics. Good Lord. Thanks Squid.
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Re: Good free software
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2010, 09:08:44 AM »
Ummm... No-one's mentioned operating systems? Can't believe it! Or maybe I just missed it. Why pay hundreds of dollars for something that is freely available?

Anyway, I use Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu has 6 monthly releases (yes, that's half a year - you don't need to wait 5+ years between releases) and I installed it on my netbook resulting in a 10 second startup (!!!) and 3 second shutdown. Amazing!  :brick:

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Re: Good free software
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2010, 09:22:09 AM »
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I figured I would share some of the best free software I use regularly. Please add suggestions for excellent free software =).

Paint.net
A simplified Adobe Photoshop that doesn't suck like the gimp.
This gets my vote to. Can't comment about Gimp as I don't use it. But I do use Photoshop Elements and Paint.net has some more advanced features not found on Elements.
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Re: Good free software
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2010, 10:22:24 PM »
Found this a little while back, seems to work very well and has a lot of useful features.
http://www.pixlr.com/editor/

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Re: Good free software
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2010, 11:31:19 AM »
WordWeb is a handy dictionary, installed on your computer, not a web ap.

Karen’s Directory Printer, I use it to list the contents of external drives.
It produces a text file which can be transferred to a spreadsheet.
Particularly useful for finding movie files.

Microsoft Virtual PC, set up an alternate operating system which runs within your existing windows.
Test software, run programs that don't work in your main windows version.

Microsoft Sync Toy, synchronise files in different locations.

Creative Media Source Organizer, for music.  You can use it like a windows explorer window, with a navigation pane, folder pane and in addition a now playing pane.  Despite the programs name, I don't use it to organize files and folders, just to navigate folders and play files.

Also Zone Alarm firewall and Thunderbird email.

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Re: Good free software
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2010, 03:52:46 PM »
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Ummm... No-one's mentioned operating systems? Can't believe it! Or maybe I just missed it. Why pay hundreds of dollars for something that is freely available?

OS:
Arch Linux

Free software I couldn't live without:

Bash

Openbox

Screen

Elinks

Mplayer

Snownews

MPD + Ncmpcpp

Openssh

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Re: Good free software
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2010, 07:58:29 AM »
have you guys used mydropbox? am not sure if it's a software, but it backs up your files online and keeps it online even when you're computer is off.  It's like having an always on gotomypc account :)

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Re: Good free software
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2010, 02:03:06 PM »

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Re: Good free software
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2010, 04:48:33 PM »
Ah.  The revival of this thread reminds me to thank you, MariaEvri, for posting about Stellarium.  It's a very nice planetarium program, and I've been enjoying it! :banna:
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Re: Good free software
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2010, 11:49:48 PM »
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Ah.  The revival of this thread reminds me to thank you, MariaEvri, for posting about Stellarium.  It's a very nice planetarium program, and I've been enjoying it! :) )

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Re: Good free software
« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2010, 02:50:21 PM »
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Ah.  The revival of this thread reminds me to thank you, MariaEvri, for posting about Stellarium.  It's a very nice planetarium program, and I've been enjoying it! :) )

uh? thats weird. I just downloaded directly from the website
http://www.stellarium.org/

you mean you installed but but wont run?
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Re: Good free software
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2010, 05:57:20 AM »
My thread lives! Sorry for my recent absence. I have become obsessed with something.

I'll add VMWare Player. It lets you run Windows and Linux and other OSes simultaneously (like all on screen at the same time) on one computer.
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Re: Good free software
« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2010, 05:44:26 PM »
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I have never gotten my copy to run, what version do you have.
(note to self, avoid going to torrent sites :livelong:Good to see you back, AlP
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Re: Good free software
« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2010, 08:21:56 PM »
Does anyone know a good all-round text- and hex editor for the Mac? I'm using TextWrangler now, but that freeware editor is very limited (and not intuitive) in comparison with the PSPad Editor that I have running under Windows (on the Mac with Parallels).
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