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Best Free Web Site Ripper 1 year 2 weeks ago ErikJon

There may be some confusion about the purpose of these programs. Downloading an entire website is one thing, but downloading entire individual pages alone from that website may possibly be considered something else.

I have been using HTTrack for about two years. If you want to download a mirror image of a website, it works well. If you want to pick and choose what to download beyond that, such as only one page of links within that site, it creates a mess.

Usually I start with only one page of a given website, and try to download everything on that one page, having no use for the other pages. I input the specific URL but HTTrack insists on downloading the entire root as well.

Moreover, if I want to exclude certain file types, I must input them one by one, but if I want to include those file types, I can choose them all with just a few clicks. Consequently, if I want to download only the text files, or html, or PDFs from a site, it is a longer process, as I have to manually exclude every other file type known to man.

There is also some confusion about how deeply to go for downloading links on the page in question: Does it download only linked files or does it download the files referenced on those linked files as well? You can choose how deep to go, but you won't know whether you selected the right option until the downloads are finished, half an hour later.

Today I have finally given up, as I think it would be faster to download manually the 100 text files on the web page in question, then to entrust HTTrack to do it automatically.

In all fairness I must say that I may have simply overlooked all the features that I needed or else missed them in the manual.

All in all, the programmer has been very generous to donate his work to the world, even though it may not be useful to me in particular, so for that he must be commended.

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 2 weeks ago Bhat59

First I had AVG free when I had slow internet connection. Then Avast which consumed lot of Internet data. Then I switched to Qihoo 360 Internet Security. Recently I switched again to Baidu 'Free for ever' Antivirus. I liked this AV. Lots of features. I am interested to know why it is not included in this list here.

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Create Your Own Music Mash-Up From MP3 Files 1 year 2 weeks ago Hamdanngilay

Can't wait... :)

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Equip Your Android System with a Recycle Bin 1 year 3 weeks ago nowayman

How come nobody has previously thought about such a concept!? This might be pretty much useful! Thanks!

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 3 weeks ago eikelein

The link at the end of paragraph 7 to "most important advice of all" is wrong/broken.

Besides this: 99% of my many thousands of customers are not able (or willing) to even do the least bit of configuration. They ALL have (so far) been served well by the Windows default FW.

I am afraid that we hang on way too tenaciously to old paradigms. Yes, under Vista and earlier MS operating systems a third party firewall made sometimes sense - if the user could configure it. But nowadays?

If you can and want to tinker, be my guest. For the average Joe/June I have them stick with what is in Windows.

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Updates To My Favourite Text Finder 1 year 3 weeks ago jko

How does this compare to Agent Ransack? I've been using that for a good while and it does what I need, though I only use a fraction of its functionality. Would this be better for simple text searches in groups of files?

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 3 weeks ago krb2709

Quick Selection Guide - Basic Firewalls seems details are not updated for Windows 7 Firewall Control....
it is now called windows 10 Firewall,
version is 7.2.105.116,
It is now Designed for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/2008/2012/XP/2003,
size is 4212 KB,

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Best Free Antivirus App for Android 1 year 3 weeks ago danielson

360 Security for Android now with:
►Anti-theft
An all-in-one anti-theft solution, should you lose your beloved phone. A suite of features including, Erase, Locate, Alarm and Lock can assist you with retrieving a lost device and protecting personal data.You can trigger remote features via our web interface at http://findphone.360safe.com
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qihoo.security&referrer=qihoo_id%3D104988

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Updates To My Favourite Text Finder 1 year 3 weeks ago David Roper

Excellent article. Looks like it's more useful than EVERTHING by Void Tools which is/was my favorite until now.
Of course searching inside articles (Grepping) is WAYYY better than searching only Filenames. I have been using the MS ability to use 255 chrs for a filename to put key words in it, but now I can look up Paprika and brown sugar and get the BBQ recipe at once. Time? I got plenty of time to wait for it to search and not me. Thanks, Rob.

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Nifty Way to Safely Move Folders or Programs to Another Drive or Partition in Windows 7 1 year 3 weeks ago Beef

Great refresher. I would like to add that if people are having trouble with the command they need to enclose both paths in quotes if there are any spaces or parenthesis in the path. (such as: Program Files (x86) )

mklink /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\My Program" "D:\SymLinks\My Program"

Also.. Please dont use freeware to do this. It is almost too easy to do yourself. If your unsure just copy and paste the path from windows explorer.

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Fast and Easy Way to Combine Multiple Microsoft Word Documents 1 year 3 weeks ago michaelbeijer

Oh, wait, I see what the problem is. This trick only allows you to merge one doc into another, not insert multiple documents into one. That is what I am trying to do: merge multiple Word documents, in one operation. I often need to merge, say, 25 .docx files, but this solution would force me to use this command 25 times.

Does anyone here know of a tool that can actually do this? Preferable free. It's absurd that Word can't merge multiple documents.

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Fast and Easy Way to Combine Multiple Microsoft Word Documents 1 year 3 weeks ago michaelbeijer

But where is the right place to place my cursor?

I create a new, empty Word document, then do Insert > Object > Text from file, and select, e.g., 5 .docx files, and press Insert. The content from the 5 documents is pasted on top of each other exactly where I placed the cursor. What I expected would happen is the content of each doc would be pasted in the file, one after the other. Not all on top of each other.

I'm using Word 2010, if this makes any difference.

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Best Free Calendar, Reminder and To-Do Program 1 year 3 weeks ago Realist

Thanks for Kana Reminder.
All I was looking for was a simple reminder tool which can show a pop-up window with specific intervals.
Kana Reminder is good.

I used ReminderFox but something was wrong with it. First my browser started freezing, it never does that.
While I was checking reminder ReminderFox just stuck and hanged the browser too. I uninstalled it when everything was normal again.

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 1 year 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy Pleased you got it sorted Martha. :) MC - Site Manager. view
Free ePub Books Online For Nook, iPad, Kobo, iBook Sony eReader etc 1 year 3 weeks ago tranman

Great list of free ebook sites. http://topshelfbook.org/ is another free ebook site you should consider adding.

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Fast and Easy Way to Combine Multiple Microsoft Word Documents 1 year 3 weeks ago v.laurie The only thing I can think of is that your cursor has been placed in the wrong place. view
Fast and Easy Way to Combine Multiple Microsoft Word Documents 1 year 3 weeks ago michaelbeijer

For some reason, when I do this, all the documents are thrown on top of each other (for lack of a better description). Is there any way to ensure they simply get pasted in consecutively?

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 1 year 3 weeks ago mabagwell

I have solved the problem. It is an add-on I use because I have vision problems. I will just continue to use Chrome for this site.

Martha

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How to Disable the New User Profile Menu in the Chrome Browser 1 year 3 weeks ago v.laurie

This link has a variety of GMail tips.

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How to Disable the New User Profile Menu in the Chrome Browser 1 year 3 weeks ago reikipete

I note your fix on the CHROME menu and hope you have a comparable fix I haven't seen on GMAIL. Their profile demand is, to me, obscene !, yes, I'm a nut, but that's MY privacy they want to invade.
I also have some weird gmail questions, , Please aim me to a link where I can inquire of some one that has used and (hopefully) abused gmail. Thanks

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... Geekbench 3 is Primate Labs' cross-platform processor benchmark, with a new scoring system that separates single-core and multi-core performance, and new workloads that simulate real-world scenarios. Geekbench 3 makes it easier than ever to find out if your computer is up to speed ...":

http://www.primatelabs.com/geekbench/

wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage are open source (LGPLv3) command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the QT Webkit rendering engine:
http://wkhtmltopdf.org/


NxFilter is a freeware web-filter:
http://www.nxfilter.org/p2/

 

"... K2pdfopt optimizes PDF/DJVU files for mobile e-readers (e.g. the Kindle) and smartphones. It works well on multi-column PDF/DJVU files and can re-flow text even on scanned PDF files. It can also be used as a general PDF copying/cropping/re-sizing/OCR-ing manipulation tool ...":

http://www.willus.com/k2pdfopt/

 

Lurch is a simple math word processor with a general-purpose math checker built in:
http://lurchmath.org/

 

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Best Free Outliner 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer

Software ideas modeler (standard edition is free) is a lightweight and powerful CASE tool. It helps you to describe and design your software and processes using UML 2.4, BPMN 2.0, SysML 1.3, ERD, flowcharts and other diagrams:
https://www.softwareideas.net/

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Best Free Screen Session Recorder 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer

"... Open Broadcaster Software is a free tool for recording your desktop activities - program windows, games, video capture, more - and optionally broadcasting them live via Twitch TV, DailyMotion, YouTube, hitbox.tv and more ...":
https://obsproject.com/

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 1 year 3 weeks ago Anupam

I use Firefox, and I have no problem viewing the site at all.

As MC says, it's a local issue, because of some add-on or something. Please post in the forum with details, or contact MC.

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Site Suggestions and Feedback 1 year 3 weeks ago MidnightCowboy A large proportion of our visitors and contributors use Firefox without any problems so it looks like you have a local issue affecting this. If you send me a contact by clicking my username, and include your system details, I'll try to assist further. MC - Site Manager. view
Site Suggestions and Feedback 1 year 3 weeks ago mabagwell

Any ideas why I have to use Chrome to view your side? Firefox is my default browser, but all I get is a blank page for your site is Firefox!

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Ten Top Windows Tips 1 year 3 weeks ago movrshakr

Very nice, but needs to have Windows 8/8.1 added,

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How to Get a Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 10 1 year 3 weeks ago zepe

I like Stardock's Start10 and it's only a few bucks.

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How to Get a Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 10 1 year 3 weeks ago nowayman

Or a better alternative - update to Windows 10 in a month.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 1 year 3 weeks ago crombierob

Two complaints (just mumbles) -
1) Cannot find much info about it on the web (nor on their home page)
2) Compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10

Still using XP,
Rob

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer

Opaque browser:
http://opaquebrowser.com/

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How to Get a Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 10 1 year 3 weeks ago Sgluber

You are quite right, crosseyedlemon.

That's one of the reasons I became a convinced critic of M$.

By the way, I already installed Classic Shell in so many computers to help people that I can't count anymore.

Thank you for remember us about Classic Shell, Vic! :-)

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Best Free Antivirus Software 1 year 3 weeks ago Dirge

Panda Cloud Antivirus changed to Panda Free Antivirus a while back.

My system:
Windows XP (SP3)
Athlon XP 3000+ CPU (w/SSE but not SSE2 or above support)

I switched to Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0 soon after Avira Free Antivirus ended official support for Windows XP on 08 APR 2015. So far, so good ...

Panda has so little impact on my system's performance that it's almost like having no antivirus program installed at all: my computer starts quickly, programs launch/open quickly, and files open/load quickly. How well Panda is protecting my system, I haven't a clue, but it tests very well in the various antivirus tests I've seen on the Web.

I do get one ScRegSetValueExW-related 7006 error on my Event Log each session because of Panda. Panda says that the error is normal (and not a problem) because of Panda's self-protection feature: "[Panda] has a self-protection feature included and this event appears because somebody or some program is trying to modify any of our registry keys, thus we are denying the modification." It causes no slowdown or problem that I can tell, so I tend to believe them. Avira (and Avast and AVG and Comodo) cause many, many Event log errors and warnings, so I'm happy to be down to just one.

Panda is easy to install and setup and allows the user a reasonable amount of control over the settings. Big items include customizable scans, a scheduler for scans, and exclusion lists. The Update feature is automatic, and I don't believe that it can be turned off(?); there's also an on-demand "Update now" button. I'm guessing that "updates" include both virus definitions and program updates. Major features -- Real-time protection, Process Monitor, and USB Vaccine -- can be turned on and off individually, as can many smaller sub-features. The Windows 8-ish control panel GUI seems more designed for fat-fingered users of devices with touch screens than for handsome, erudite users of "classic" desktop PCs, but it's straightforward if not very elegant. Power users will no doubt want more control, but Joe Average users with slight geekish tendencies will likely be happy enough. Also, I haven't noticed any pop-up ads or anything of that sort ... only some notes/links on the control panel encouraging me to upgrade to Panda Antivirus Pro (which adds a firewall and Wi-Fi protection).

I signed up for a Panda account, but I'm not quite sure if that's required or not -- the program seemed to work fine before I signed up. Signing up requires an e-ddress and password but nothing else, though Panda does politely ask for your name, address, phone number, etc. (which I did not provide). I haven't received any junk mail from them yet.

I've tried out most of the well-regarded free antivirus programs -- AVG, Avast, BitDefender, Comodo, Panda, and one or two others -- and Panda is clearly the least performance robbing of the bunch on my ancient machine. BitDefender is quite good while it works, but it's a bit touchy and quits auto scanning after a week or so on my machine -- though it works without a hitch (and has for over a year) on my dad's newer Windows 7 machine with up-to-date (SSE2+) CPU. Avast, AVG, and Comodo slow my computer quite dramatically, with even the simplest things (opening the Start menu or Windows Explorer or Notepad) being annoyingly delayed. I suspect that my ancient CPU's lack of support for SSE2 and above may be the problem in some of these cases, as a lot of newer software works better with, or even requires, a CPU with SSE2+ support, so users with a newer CPU may not encounter these problems.

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How to Get a Windows 7 Start Menu in Windows 10 1 year 3 weeks ago crosseyedlemon

I'm still using the Windows 7 OS and would certainly make use of the Classic Shell Menu if I make the upgrade to Windows 10. It's nice to know there are developers out there who actually listen to concerns of computer users because Microsoft clearly has developed a sense of entitlement over the years thinking they know what's best for all of us.

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Best Free Windows Desktop Software - Editors Choice Selection 1 year 3 weeks ago Probe

Why isnt Comodo Suite Pro mentioned? It's of course free too.....

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer

Knot DNS is a high-performance authoritative-only DNS server:

https://www.knot-dns.cz/

 

Vim colors:

http://vimcolors.com/

 

CmapTools software empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps:
http://cmap.ihmc.us/cmaptools/

 

Pingendo:

http://pingendo.com/

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer Drakensang online: http://www.drakensang.com/ view
Best Free Voicemail Service 1 year 3 weeks ago Techdude49

Youmail is a great. Lots of cool features and works with my AT&T voicemail. I think it works with most carriers. youmail.com

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 year 3 weeks ago budchekov

I have no idea what your interpretation of "questionable sites" is.. @Hint, the key word is 'force' ;)

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 year 3 weeks ago HenWin

The question is: where are these folks going??? I've never had a problem with it, but OTOH, I don't go to questionable sites. Of course, everyone's MMV. It works for me and the people I know. Without knowing the sites those other folks are going to, I don't see how you can make your statement.

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Best Free iPad Apps 1 year 3 weeks ago vivigold

I think you are missing another great productivity and mind mapping app: iMindQ Lite

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 year 3 weeks ago nowayman

I mean that if you often have to check the sites safely, visiting another isn't as comfortable as having a browser extension that would check this automatically.

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 year 3 weeks ago Peejayh

What does this mean?

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 year 3 weeks ago nowayman

Any extension would work better.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 3 weeks ago Panzer

Packer is a tool for creating machine and container images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration:
https://www.packer.io/

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 3 weeks ago t i m

Thanks for the comment. Agree looks like Online Armor has ceased support and development, so while it's still available for download elsewhere I will probably move it to the unsupported section. Likewise for AVS firewall.

PrivateFirewall I believe the developer has not completely stopped development of the firewall; however, as far as I know they haven't been actively developing it either.

The list has been getting a bit outdated lately, over the next while I'll aim to refresh and update the list with some more current software. Stay tuned!

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Best Free Firewall Protection 1 year 3 weeks ago t i m

Thanks MrBrian, Outpost links have been updated. Seems like Online Armor has now been discontinued though. I'll probably move those to a different discountinued section..might leave the reviews up though, since they're already there as like an 'FYI' for all the ones who want to explore

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 year 3 weeks ago budchekov

Yes it does Force HTTPS, and judging from users often showing up at Mozillazine for help because they can't access sites, it's a major PITA ;) Not recommended. Uninstall.

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The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained- How to Customize and Use it 1 year 3 weeks ago Deb-IT

I am an IT Manager and have no intention of moving my staff to Windows 10 for lots of different reasons. One is that Windows 7 is working just fine.
However, I have Windows 8.1 at home and believe that I will be giving Windows 10 a try there. Great article!

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 year 3 weeks ago HenWin

There's an even easier way if you use Firefox of Chrome (and maybe, Opera, too). Go to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org) and on the right side, look under "Projects". Download/install their HTTPS EVERYWHERE add-on (https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere). It forces HTTPS to be used EVERYWHERE. Only trouble is, it doesn't work in MS IE 11.

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 year 4 weeks ago dadwhiskers

It occurs to me that if you have cause to doubt the security of the information you're entering, maybe you shouldn't be entering it? This site would help limit the risks for even slightly suspicious sites, but avoiding them works much better.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 4 weeks ago Sea Mac

No. This entry is a bad joke.

There IS NO Macintosh Binary for this APP! You expect my typical reader to Download the Source package/Check the Hashes to see it hasn't been tampered with/Compile this to MAKE a binary copy/Start the compiled App in the Terminal - all for a Command Line program with NO GUI?

I, myself, have never compiled a package to MAKE a Program: and I do NOT expect my readers to do things I cannot. And I do not use command line programs: you must remember a whole bunch of complicated command line sequences and be a good touch typist as well. Frankly, that stuff went out with DOS 5.0: And I do not care to revisit those days. Programs I will use have Menus and can be controlled with a pointing device: like a mouse, or trackpad, or trackball. And my readers expect the same.

Please, in the future do not post any program as a suggestion for this list for which you must compile your own binary! And, I would highly dissuade you from suggesting anymore command line programs: Because I do not intend to post them unless they really fulfill a critical function that no other program (With a GUI) can match. I want the 10 minutes of my life, that it took me to check this useless entry, Back!

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 year 4 weeks ago 2alex

Thanks this is great for a quick as a user but for the Pros (e.g. webmasters, power users) I can highly recommend this site https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/

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Check Any Web Site's Encryption Safety 1 year 4 weeks ago Peejayh

I entered the URL of one of the bank sites I use regularly and this site tells me "The certificate installation checker connected to the web server, but it could not read the web server's certificates." Should I be concerned? This is for the largest bank in Australia.

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Best Freeware Download Sites 1 year 4 weeks ago Panzer

Downloadcrew:

http://www.downloadcrew.com/

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 4 weeks ago Panzer

Ring gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy:
http://ring.cx/

 

"... Smuxi - user-friendly IRC/Twitter/XMPP/Campfire/JabbR client ...":
https://smuxi.im/

 

web-vmstats - prettify vmstats in your browser:

https://github.com/joewalnes/web-vmstats

 

KVIrc:

http://www.kvirc.net/

 

FVWM-Crystal aims to create an easy to use, eye-candy but also powerful desktop environment for Linux:
http://fvwm-crystal.sourceforge.net/

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 4 weeks ago Panzer

"... WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client ...":

https://weechat.org/

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 weeks ago AndyR

I can honestly say I have never had this specific problem before, are you running a duel boot system by any chance with an older version of Linux or GRUB ? far as I recall the older versions used to use a filesystem that were very much the same as msftdata ones this is the only reason offhand I can think of as for why you're having problems and the partitions are getting incorrectly flagged...

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Best Free Windows Apps 1 year 4 weeks ago HisSon

Appreciate your hard work Jojo. Looking through these selections will keep me busy for awhile. I'll be checking for the Android versions for some of them to use on my phone and using the Windows version on my Desktop.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 4 weeks ago Faziri

I've been a fan of Aomei for quite a while, but the restoration process keeps disappointing me. Restored systems are never bootable (and yes, I know what I'm doing, it's not like I forgot to backup my bootloader partition or anything) and it even for some reason feels the need to change the flags on all my partitions after restoring. Before, there were several flags on several partitions, like ESP, boot and hidden, but after, all the partitions, even the ones it hadn't touched, were changed to "msftdata". No wonder stuff wouldn't boot anymore (though changing the flags alone didn't fix that).

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Best Free Font Manager 1 year 4 weeks ago Bruce_Fraser

A lot of research went into this page - thanks!
For me, one of the primary criteria for a font manager is that it automatically puts fonts in categories, as in: serif, sans-serif, fixed-width, script, decorative, other. This is immensely helpful when looking for a alternative font. None of the freebies do this. I'm still using PCMag.com's FontViewer 2, which they temporarily gave as a freebie way back in 2001, and it still works perfectly on Win 8.1.
So if any font manager programmers look here for ideas, there you go.

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Best Free Streaming Music Sites 1 year 4 weeks ago Seymour Cat

"Spotify - requires a download to your computer"

No longer true. Spotify also has a browser version here, https://play.spotify.com/browse

Using Chrome with AdBlockPlus allows unlimited access to all Spotify content with no audio adverts too!

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Best Free Application Minimizer 1 year 4 weeks ago Realist

I tried TrayIt on my 32-bit Win7 and it worked, but it's not working on my 64-bit Win 7 PC.
I think it only works on 32-bit systems.

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 1 month ago Sea Mac

("Wait here. I'll Be Back." - Arnold S.)

I'll be back ...

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Eversion (not indicated for children or those of a nervous disposition):

http://zarat.us/tra/eversion/

 

Verminest:

http://www.locomalito.com/verminest.php

 

Super Smash Land is a free to play PC Game that is designed to look and feel like it is being played on the original Nintendo Gameboy:

http://www.supersmashland.com/

 

Realm of the Mad God:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/200210/

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

The Starter Pack bundles Dwarf Fortress with huge community upgrades - graphics, tools, bugfixes, and much more:

http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=7622

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Fedy lets you install multimedia codecs and additional software that Fedora doesn't want to ship, like mp3 support, Adobe Flash, Oracle Java etc., and much more with just a few clicks:

https://satya164.github.io/fedy/

 

Nuclide is a collection of packages for Atom to provide IDE-like functionality for a variety of programming languages and technologies:
http://nuclide.io/

 

BowlerStudio is a device manager, scripting engine, CAD package, and simulation tool all in one application:

https://github.com/NeuronRobotics/BowlerStudio

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Viber for Linux lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users on any device and network, in any country:

https://www.viber.com/en/products/linux

 

k is a zsh script / plugin to make directory listings more readable, adding a bit of color and some git status information on files and directories:

https://github.com/rimraf/k

 

lsp: list files in a mildly human-frendlier manner:

https://github.com/dborzov/lsp

 

ImageScraper - command line tool which downloads images from the given webpage:

https://github.com/sananth12/ImageScraper

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Best Free Software for Mac OS 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Viber for Mac lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, in any country:

https://www.viber.com/en/products/mac

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

Servo is a prototype web browser engine written in the Rust language:

https://github.com/servo/servo

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 1 month ago Panzer

"... Tinker ... a looking puzzle game in which the main character is a tiny robot who you must guide through a large number of scenarios that require a good dose of brainpower to complete ...":

http://games.softpedia.com/get/Freeware-Games/Tinker.shtml

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 year 1 month ago Jojo Yee A free plan has been gone, so from the list. Thanks Realist. view
Best Free Streaming Music Sites 1 year 1 month ago MidnightCowboy This article is waiting for someone to adopt it and expand into a complete review. Thank you for the notification regarding Grooveshark which has now been removed. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 year 1 month ago Realist

A good online zip converter:

archive.online-convert.com/convert-to-zip

Please include in the list.

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Best Free Online Applications and Services 1 year 1 month ago Realist

Is ScheduleOnce free?
I visited the link but couldn't find a free plan.
The minimal plan starts at $5/user/month.

Please check.

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Get Adobe Flash Without GetPlus in Firefox 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon

Only a blog? :) I know many excellent sites that could be called only a blog. <g>

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Get Adobe Flash Without GetPlus in Firefox 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon

Thanks  Anupam!

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Start Learning Windows 10 With A Free Book 1 year 1 month ago nimd4

Yes, useful!.. Nice link(s), thanks!! x2

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Best Free Streaming Music Sites 1 year 1 month ago Xojo

This is neither an article nor a review, it is a brief, naked list. As a stub it is a good start, but needs to be fleshed out. Grooveshark (http://grooveshark.com/) is gone as of 2015 April 30.

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The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained- How to Customize and Use it 1 year 1 month ago eikelein

Anupam, THANK YOU!

I feel flattered - and that's a good feeling I realize.

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 1 year 1 month ago sicknero

FSCapture is indeed excellent, it's been my favourite for years. The last freeware version though is 5.3 and only later (licensed) versions have the functions that you describe.

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 1 year 1 month ago smfranzen

FastStone Capture is the best if you want a lightweight, very functional, easy to use screen capture and editor. I don't think a lot of people actually take the time to really test these programs before they review them. Believe me, it's the best because I've tried them all extensively. It's also available in a portable version. It's the only program that works consistently with scrolling windows from every application I've tried. Check out the [edited] in the editor. That is so valuable. Even the [edited] is pretty decent for doing a quick demo. [Commercial reference and features removed as per site rules]

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Get Adobe Flash Without GetPlus in Firefox 1 year 1 month ago Anupam

Here are the webpages containing the links for the clean offline installers for Flash Player, and its uninstaller.

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Both the exe and the msi are clean, without any bundled software.

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.h...

We keep sharing the links in the forum:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/internet-web-apps-and-net...

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Start Learning Windows 10 With A Free Book 1 year 1 month ago nimd4

*oh && ofc., Xubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) 2 !! :DD

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The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained- How to Customize and Use it 1 year 1 month ago Anupam

Agreed with Sope. +1.

Finally some sane advice from someone :D.

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Start Learning Windows 10 With A Free Book 1 year 1 month ago nimd4

Hehe, that's cool; however its time had passed. I (also?!) have teh Windows XP 64-bit Edition, but these days it's running (only) in Oracle VM VirtualBox. :)

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Start Learning Windows 10 With A Free Book 1 year 1 month ago Sgluber

Thank you, rob! :-)

That will be useful when my family, friends and customers asking me about Windows 10.

As for myself, I am VERY satisfied using XP (yes!), 7, Ubuntu and Mint.

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Start Learning Windows 10 With A Free Book 1 year 1 month ago RecklessMaverick

NO! if you are eligible for the free upgrade then you never have to pay for it unless you fail to get the free upgrade during the one year free upgrade period.

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Get Adobe Flash Without GetPlus in Firefox 1 year 1 month ago satrow

It's 'only' a blog, no files hosted, just direct links to clean downloads and details of updates for browsers, MS/Windows updates, etc.

Security is Corrine's speciality, it's worth checking whenever an update is due, bookmark it :)

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The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained- How to Customize and Use it 1 year 1 month ago Sope

+1
Good simple advice for those contemplating the free upgrade to Win10

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Start Learning Windows 10 With A Free Book 1 year 1 month ago Beesea

Someone told me the 'free download' of windows 10 only lasts for one year, then you have to buy it, is that true??

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Start Learning Windows 10 With A Free Book 1 year 1 month ago nowayman

Thanks for sharing the book. It might be useful for the family.

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Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer 1 year 1 month ago leoreeves

Hi,
360Amigo System Speedup is no longer freeware. How about tunepro360. Has any one used it

here is the link for reference www.tunepro360.com/

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Get Adobe Flash Without GetPlus in Firefox 1 year 1 month ago rhiannon

I haven't seen that site before, I'll check it out. I usually grab mine from File Hippo.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 1 year 1 month ago BrollyLSSJ

If you really want to just download it without registering you can get it from Chip (German website though). For me it is one of the first "google hits" while searching for "Veeam Endpoint Backup Download" in google. I used it to download it a Second time (my Second computer is at a different location and I forgot to put it on my USB thumb drive.

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The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained- How to Customize and Use it 1 year 1 month ago eikelein

Thanks Vic for this article; good work!

And in line with the tenor of the preceding comments (as I "hear" them) I tell my customers:

a) if you have a stable Windows 7 system that does dependably what you want to do then don't upgrade to Windows 10 or

b) if you have Windows 8.1 then upgrading to Windows 10 will eliminate most of Windows 8's annoying quirks and shortcomings.

Something for everyone.

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Best Free Screen Capture Tool 1 year 1 month ago AJNorth

Hello,

When available, I generally use the portable version of an application (one reason being that it will not, with very few exceptions, write to the Registry).

It turns out that there is a portable version of ScreenshotCaptor (which I have been successfully using on different Windows boxes, both Win 7 x64 & XP x32, for quite some time).

As I almost always download from either Softpedia or Major Geeks, here is the link to the former: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Graphics/Screenshot-Captor-Portable.shtml .

Opening the folder that the "installer" creates, one can pin the app's launcher to the Start Menu and / or send a shortcut to the Desktop.

Hope this works for you.

Regards,

AJ

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Best Free File Comparison Utility 1 year 1 month ago kdyer

Have a look at Meld.. It reminds me of Araxis Merge..

http://meldmerge.org/

It has binaries for Windows, OS-X, and LINUX as well.

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Best Free Anonymous Surfing Services 1 year 1 month ago Sputnik

As I am far from being an expert of VPNs, I have a simple question...

It is said that many VPN suppliers collects informations about you. Is that possible to conceal our true IP to a VPN supplier by using, beside the VPN itself, a software which has for unique task to change our IP ?

If these two softwares (VPN and IP hider) may work together, will the IP hider software change my IP between my computer and the VPN supplier or will it change the IP that the VPN supplier creates to hide my real IP ?

Please, I would like that nobody tells me that the VPN is supplying a new IP and that I don't need a IP hider, that is not the question here.

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The Windows 10 Start Menu Explained- How to Customize and Use it 1 year 1 month ago Jak25

Ugh, those tiles.... I suppose SOMETHING has to bridge the desktop and mobile formats, but really, from a design standpoint, they chose butt-ugly, and they're sticking with it!

Nice to know I can still find all my programs in a list. That's always been essential to me, and when they messed that up, well... not good. When I first installed W8, I IMMEDIATELY got Classic Shell and happily reoriented myself; I wonder how quickly that program will update for W10. Just in case.:)

Finally, I miss calling applications "programs." It helps me distinguish between what lives on a desktop and on a device. But, sigh, change is good, right?

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