Free Software for my notebook

Monday, January 4, 2010

I have just formatted my pc and unfortunately I left all the installer cd at the office. So this is what I do to solve the problem. I managed to find free software to use. This is the list that I wanted to share with you. If you have any other free sofware, please suggest ok. Thanks

Web Browsing (to replace IE)


Mozilla Firefox

The premier free, open-source browser. Tabs, pop-up blocking, themes, and extensions. Considered by many to be the world's best browser.
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E-mail (to replace Outlook)


Mozilla Thunderbird

Powerful spam filtering, solid interface, and all the features you need.
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Video Playback (to replace WM Player)



Beautiful interface. Plays any video type (much more than windows media player). Subscribe to video RSS, download, and watch all in one. Torrent support. Search and download from YouTube and others.
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Plays more video files than most players: Quicktime, AVI, DIVX, OGG, and more. Pretty good interface.
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Similar to VLC-- plays loads of video formats.
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media player classic

Media Player Classic

Compact, but powerful media player. Plays anything under the sun. No install necessary.
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Word Processing / Office Suites (to replace MS Office but still lacking some features. I still prefer MS Office)

open office

Big, full featured suite of tools for word processing and spreadsheets. Compatible with and a free replacement for Microsoft Word documents. Also supports OpenDocument Format.
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Security Tools


Easy to use port scanner for Windows
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Network Protocol Analyzer, formerly called Ethereal
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Creates encrypted virtual hard drives for extra security
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ClamWin (this one is truly powerfull antivirus)

Open Source Anti-Virus. Very good at detecting viruses. Can be plugged into hMailServer for e-mail protection LIMITATION: Real Time scanning not implemented yet
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Graphics / Photo Editing



Photo editing application that rivals Photoshop in features.
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Paint.NET ( I use this a lot)

Graphics editor with a very nice interface.
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