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    Re: Must-Have Freeware

    Quote Originally Posted by kpresidente View Post
    Evernote - like OneNote
    7-Zip - like WinRAR
    GIMP - like Photoshop
    SpamBays - add-on for Outlook
    KompoZer - like FrontPage (used to be called NVU)
    Gimp is like Photoshop LE, not Full on Photoshop.

    not even close.

    SpamBays isn't compatible with Windows 7 running Outlook 2007. If you have earlier versions though, I hear it is very good.
    Last edited by TRF; 03-08-2010 at 10:40 AM.
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    Re: Must-Have Freeware

    Microsoft Security Essentials (Not sure if Win 7 comes with it, but it's a free virus program)

    Advanced System Care, great program and the free version is more than enough.

    IOBit 360, it's a part of advanced system care, but a seperate download is required.
    Open Office.org.

    By the way, if you go to cnet.com, it's a great source for reviews, etc. Not just freeware but hardware and "Electronics" in general, one of my favorite sites.

    With the above programs running on bothy my XP and Vista Machines, it makes paying for slow, resource hungry virus/spyware programs obsolete.
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    Re: Must-Have Freeware

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    SpamBays isn't compatible with Windows 7 running Outlook 2007. If you have earlier versions though, I hear it is very good.
    Eh? I have Windows 7 and Outlook 2007 with no problems.

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    Re: Must-Have Freeware

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    Lots of people like paying an extra $500-$1k so they can have a picture of a partially eaten fruit on their CPU box.

    In that same vein - RocketDock is one of my favorite free apps. It basically cribs Apple's app launcher bar so you can put it on your PC. Done wonders to clean up my desktop.

    http://rocketdock.com/

    Also can't recommend Open Office enough. I use Office 07 At work and Open Office at home at the integration of the two are pretty seamless.
    The extra money i paid for the partially eaten fruit was more than worth it. With the solid hardware, durable casing, fast OS loaded with extras... Love my decision. Im a dotnet devleoper so I run VMWare's Fusion to run windows 7 inside the mac.

    Best of both world to be honest. Windows 7 is pimp compared to previous MS operating systems but OSX beat it overall if you are in it for the casual user.

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    Re: Must-Have Freeware

    What's the best "freeware" registry cleaner? I'm getting an error every time I try to install Vista Service Pack 2. In researching the error, most places say that I have some registry issues. I just recently started using McAfee for virus protection, etc, but these issues were present before getting McAfee.

    EDIT: The error codes are 490 and more recently 800B0100.
    Last edited by FutureRedsGM; 04-25-2010 at 07:03 PM.

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    Re: Must-Have Freeware

    I dont know about best but I use CCleaner.

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    I like Glary Utilities. will also defrag your registry
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Must-Have Freeware

    Revo Uninstaller - Uninstall almost any program and get rid of all traces.

    Foxit Reader - Replace Adobe pdf viewer with this since many viruses and malware use pdf exploits

    Sandboxie - Open up your browser, mail and other programs inside sandboxie to use them securely. Anything inside the sandbox cannot get out and touch other system components unless you allow them to so if a virus installs in the sandbox you can just delete it.

    Deragler - From the makers of CCleaner. Though you don't really need a defragger if you have windows 7 since it takes care of your drive on the fly and such.

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    Media Player Classic Home Cinema in conjunction with ffdshow tryouts

    Handbrake--video encoding

    CDex--CD ripping

    ImgBurn--burning software

    CDBurnerXP--burning software

    MalwareBytes Anti-Malware free version

    Super Anti-Spyware free version

    PrimoPDF--print to PDF

    Keepass--password manager

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    Re: Must-Have Freeware

    Of course, the real best place for "freeware"....

    The Pirate Bay.

    Or so I'm told...

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    I don't know if it's the best place for freeware, but it's the best I've found. Majorgeeks.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    I don't know if it's the best place for freeware, but it's the best I've found. Majorgeeks.com
    Here's an excellent site.

    And you don't have to weed out the shareware.

    http://www.freewarefiles.com/

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    Re: Must-Have Freeware

    Any suggestions for a free budget program?


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