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Any good programs you know of?
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May 7, 2009
5:38 PM
Ashraf
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I am continuely looking for good programs to feature in dotTech Tips 'n Tricks articles. Any suggestions? Smile

May 7, 2009
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Billions. Here's my Start Menu list:

PersonalBrain (I'm not really sure this is the best, I'm still trying to find a good diagramming/brainstorming software. I think I'm deciding between FreeMind, Keynote, TreeDBNotes, and The Guide.)

OpenOffice (I actually have a Microsoft Office license, but I was too lazy to get the CD :P)

Security:

>HijackThis

>PeerGuardian 2

Paint.NET

Gigaget

SRWare Iron

uTorrent (Legaltorrents.com? :P)

ERUNT

EULAlyzer (Alternatively you can use the EULA analyzer at spywareguide.com)

FontFrenzy

Foxit Reader

MRU-Blaster

ProcessTamer

IOBit Smart Defrag

Sun xVM VirtualBox

Tidy Start Menu <– Take a look if you haven't tried it.

Unlocker

r2 Startup Delayer

VLC

Software I'm trying out:

>FBackup/Paragon DriveBackup Express

>SpeedCrunch

I removed things you've already posted about, or you most likely know about.

May 7, 2009
8:08 PM
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Liam,

Thanks for the list! I do know some of the programs you listed but nonetheless informative. As irony has it Process Tamer, Unlocker and FBackup are already on the calandar for future articles.

May 7, 2009
10:40 PM
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Tidy Start menu- Amazing!

Thanks!
I feel like Giovani when I say this is a little gem!

Oh, the site that was :(
May 7, 2009
10:42 PM
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Jean,

I am not going to lie: I found it to be impressive also. Probably going to be featured in the next article.

May 8, 2009
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I agree – Tidy Start Menu is fantastic! Great find – and thanks for the heads up!

Hi-diddly-ho, Ozzie must go … See you round, dotTechies!
May 8, 2009
11:51 AM
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Here are some that I know of (most of these are well-known, freeware products
which have been used and tested by many people and which can be “trusted” to do the job) :

Antivirus: Avira
Avast
AVG
Comodo
Rising
PC Tools
ThreatFire
BitDefender Free
Clamwin

Antispyware: Spyware Terminator
Spybot S&D
Malwarebytes AntiMalware
A-squared free
Ad-Aware Free

Browsers: Mozilla Firefox
Opera
Safari
Google Chrome
CometBird (“based” on Mozilla Firefox)
Avant
Maxthon
Orca Browser
SlimBrowser
Xtravo Explorer

Registry Cleaners/ System Utilities: CCleaner
Advanced SystemCare Free
Glary Utilities
Comodo System Cleaner
Auslogics Registry Cleaner

Disk Defragmenters: Auslogics Disk Defrag
Iobit Smart Defrag
Defraggler
Ultimate Defrag (Freeware edition)

Registry Defragmenters/Compactors: NTREGOPT
Auslogics Registry Defrag 5.1.18.445 (last
freeware version) Latest version is 5.2.19.455 and is shareware, cost US$19.95
Quicksys RegDefrag

Jukeboxes/Music players/Video players: VLC Media Player
RealPlayer (I know that there are some people who ‘hate’ RealPlayer but I can assure you it is safe to use and works fairly well)

WinAmp

MediaMonkey

Muziic Player (This is nice. As we all know, Youtube is a great source of videos but with this little ‘gem’, you can listen to free music using Youtube as the “database”)

1by1 (This is not well known but surprisingly good. It is lightweight only 118 kb download and is portable; no need for installation. As quoted from Softpedia, “This is a basic, but very convenient way to quickly play large numbers of MP3 files without having to fuzz with a fully featured MP3 player.”
You can download it from here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Players/1by1.shtml)

If I were to continue, it is going to take me days. But for now, this is what I can contribute.

May 8, 2009
7:06 PM
Ashraf
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Thanks hahaguy!

May 20, 2009
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Liam K said:

Billions. Here's my Start Menu list:

******

I removed things you've already posted about, or you most likely know about.


Here's my Start Menu:

Start

    Acessories

    Startup

    Utilities

    Games

    Internet

    Entertainment

    Other

    Office

    Security


Ashraf said:

Jean,

I am not going to lie: I found it to be impressive also. Probably going to be featured in the next article.


I don't see it yet :(

Oh, the site that was :(
May 20, 2009
8:52 PM
Ashraf
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Jean-Luc Picard said:

I don't see it yet :(


http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/7034 Laugh

You know what is ironic? You even commented on it…

November 2, 2009
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Hi Ashraf found a little freeware app called ABR-1.0, what’s interesting is that i was able to back up my liscense and activation for windows vista 32bit and install windows vista 64bit as far as im aware this is leagal as dell sold me a 64 bit quad core processor dell 9200 and a 32 bit vista as that was all that was available at the time..

quote from liscense

This package provides utilities to backup and restore the activation

files in OEM versions of Windows Vista that are pre-activated at the

factory. It probably won’t work on activation that was performed

online or over the phone.

worth a look for anyone that has had this problem and save buying a disc even if it’s 20 euro from dell..

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