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    Default Free, Useful Programs (v2)

    post anything you think should be added along with category and maybe i'll add it.

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    Anti-Virus:
    AVG - http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
    avast! - http://www.avast.com/
    Avira AntiVir - http://www.free-av.com/
    BitDefender - http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-1...e-Edition.html
    ClamWin - http://www.clamwin.com/
    Microsoft Security Essentials - http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

    Anti-Spyware:
    Ad-aware SE Personal - http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad-...e_personal.php
    Hijackthis - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Interne...jackThis.shtml
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    SpyBot Search & Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html
    Super AntiSpyware - http://www.superantispyware.com/

    Application Customizations:
    A-Patch for Windows Live, MSN, and Yahoo Messengers - http://apatch.org/
    AIM Ad Hack - http://www.aimadhack.net/

    Audio Editing:
    Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    ACID Xpress - http://www.acidplanet.com/downloads/xpress/
    TiMidity - http://timidity.sourceforge.net/

    Audio Players:
    Amarok - http://amarok.kde.org/
    Banshee (Linux/OS X) - http://banshee-project.org/
    foobar2000 - http://www.foobar2000.org/
    Winamp - http://www.winamp.com/
    iTunes - http://www.apple.com/itunes/
    Songbird - http://getsongbird.com/


    Defrag Software:
    Defraggler - http://www.defraggler.com/

    Emulation (OS)
    VirtualBox - http://www.virtualbox.org/

    File Conversion:
    Zamzar - http://www.zamzar.com/

    Firewalls:
    Comodo Personal Firewall - http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com
    Outpost Firewall Free http://free.agnitum.com/
    SoftPerfect Personal Firewall - http://www.softperfect.com/products/firewall/

    FTP Clients:
    CoreFTP - http://www.coreftp.com/
    Filezilla - http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla
    FireFTP - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/684
    FTP Wanderer - http://www.pablosoftwaresolutions.co..._wanderer.html

    Image Editing/Design:
    Paint .NET - http://www.getpaint.net
    The Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/

    Image Viewers:
    Picasa - http://picasa.google.com
    XNView - http://www.xnview.com/en/xnview.html

    Instant Messengers:
    Digsby - http://www.digsby.com/ (be sure to opt out of the ask.com crap/other stuff at the end. very good multi-protocol im client besides that.)
    Miranda IM - http://www.miranda-im.org/
    Pidgin (formerly gaim) - http://pidgin.im/

    IRC Clients:
    ChatZilla - http://chatzilla.hacksrus.com/
    mIRC - http://www.mirc.com
    XChat - http://xchat.org/

    Mail Programs:
    Mozilla Thunderbird - http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/
    Evolution (Windows) - http://www.dipconsultants.com/evolution/

    Office Applications:
    AbiWord - http://www.abisource.com/
    OpenOffice.org - http://download.openoffice.org/index.html

    PDF Utilities:
    Cool PDF Reader - http://www.pdf2exe.com/reader.html
    Foxit Reader - http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/
    PDF-XChange Viewer - http://www.docu-track.com/home/prod_...ls/pdfx_viewer

    Programming/Text Editors:
    Eclipse - www.eclipse.org
    Geany - www.geany.org
    Netbeans - www.netbeans.org
    Notepad++ - http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm
    TextPad - http://www.textpad.com/

    Remote Desktop:
    TeamViewer - http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx

    System Information & Monitoring:
    Blackbox - http://blackbox.hardwaremania.com/en/
    CPU-Z - http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
    GPU-Z - http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/
    HWMonitor - http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php
    Process Explorer - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896653.aspx
    Speccy - http://www.piriform.com/speccy
    System Explorer - http://systemexplorer.mistergroup.org/

    System Tools:
    Autoruns - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb963902.aspx
    CCleaner - http://www.ccleaner.com/
    Unlocker - http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

    Video and Audio Codecs:
    CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) - http://www.cccp-project.net/
    DivX Codec - http://www.divx.com/divx/?src=toptab...rom_/index.php
    XviD codec - http://www.xvid.org/Xvid-Codec.2.0.html

    Video Editing/Conversion:
    LinCoder - http://lincoder.sourceforge.net/

    Video Players:
    BSPlayer - http://www.bsplayer.org/
    GOMPlayer - http://www.gomplayer.com/main.html
    Media Player Classic - http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...er_Classic.htm
    Media Player Classic Home Cinema - http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/
    MPlayer - http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html
    VLC Media Player - http://www.videolan.org/

    Web Browsers:
    Apple Safari - http://www.apple.com/safari/
    Google Chrome - http://www.google.com/chrome
    K-Meleon - http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
    Mozilla Firefox - http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html
    Opera - http://www.opera.com/
    Seamonkey - http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
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    Default Re: Free, Useful Programs (v2)

    I recommend adding Media Player Classic to audio as well.

    Also, for audio-editing, Audacity is a very powerful, easy application to use. Perfect for beginners and experts alike. (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)

    I also recommend adding Conversion and Virtual Drive categories. Zamzar is a brilliant conversion utility that doesn't even require any download or software, and Virtual CloneDrive is also a good virtual drive. Google them if you want.
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    X3 I like how you called it, The Gimp.

    Uuum, ACID is a music manipulator. http://www.acidplanet.com/downloads/xpress/ Its darn useful for mixing and for simple loop sound tracts for like animations and games and stuff .
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    For IRC I recommend XCHAT (http://www.xchat.org) and mIRC (http://www.mirc.com)
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    Default Re: Free, Useful Programs (v2)

    updated. if you guys think of more that could be added, just post them.

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    I've been using Trillian as my IM program. Great if you have multiple chat accounts (AIM, Yahoo, etc.) and want to access them all from the same program.

    I've been using version 3 and didn't realize it was out of date until I looked up the site to post the link here. Time to check out the new version...
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    If anyone is a Mac user, they might find this link useful.

    http://www.macheist.com/

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    Thanks for this, it might do my shitty laptop some good to add some useful system and firewall applications. Peace cuz's x

    EDIT: Does anyone know an application where I can block certain applications/sites for a certain amount of hours to curb my procrastination? I am too lazy to Google.
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    Video players: MPlayer is one of the best you can find for UNIX systems (Linux, Mac, BSD,...)

    IRC client: ChatZilla - available for every popular OS.

    Video editing and conversion: LinCoder* - available for every popular OS.

    *I've contributed to this one, but it's still a free, useful program so I think it can be listed here.
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    Banshee is a good MP3 player, only works on Linux distributions and MacOSX though - http://banshee-project.org/

    TiMidity for Midi editing - http://timidity.sourceforge.net/

    Notepad++ code/text editor - http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

    TextPad is another text editor - http://www.textpad.com/
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    Default Re: Free, Useful Programs (v2)

    updated.

    i wanted to add a-patch for windows live messenger and aim ad hack for aim but i can't think of what to put them under. "IM Customization" or what?

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    I would say.... Expansions for Applications, or something to that effect or maybe App. Customizations

    'cause while you're not modifying the code, you are adding something extra to the app
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    Personally, I use JkDefrag instead of the standard defragmenting tool for Vista.
    Everyone who is into graphs during defragmenting should be pleased with this tool.
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    If you don't have it add VirtualBox at www.virtualbox.org

    Emulation category. Definitely better than VMWare or Microsoft Virtual Machine.
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    Remote Desktop:
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    every college student/workaholic who uses mac needs "Scrivener"

    actually it's not really free but pm me for the goodz

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    Audio:
    Amarok - amarok.kde.org

    Programming:

    Netbeans - www.netbeans.org
    Eclipse - www.eclipse.org
    Geany - www.geany.org

    Oh and for TeamViewer:
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    updated.

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    FTP Manager Lite is a better freeware FTP and SFTP client software. The clean interface is super easy to use. It will perform your files transfers quickly and efficiently. It is one of the best freeware FTP clients that also supports FXP.

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    Poor Ron. He only wanted to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragoKnight View Post
    Poor Ron. He only wanted to help.
    If that program he advertised contains malware, then it's definitely not worth showing off here.

    Which reminds me, if anyone posts in this topic in the future with a new program, they should double check it to make sure it's 100% safe to use.
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    But it was free, and possibly useful malware. I know every now and then I like for my personal details to be shared generously among many people.
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    Well, here's a useful one then: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

    Android Studio.
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    I think we should add LibreOffice to the list. http://www.libreoffice.org/
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