Discussion in 'General Software Discussion' started by coastertux, Aug 24, 2004.
What are some free must have Windows utilities?
although MS has releasewd some powertoys for XP thisone still does a great job for me.
Above are alll to find here on this site
IE spell http://www.iespell.com/
Adaware, spybot search & destroy, spywareblaster (all on mayor download sites)
I like CCLeaner ...got it from majorgeeks... (share/free) agree with tweek ui...
but have to say the vlc player is a great free media streamer/player very configurable...lol
I'm sure I'm forgetting sumthing else....like sisoft sandra and let's not forget SKYPE...muhahaha:wtf:
i'll pick just one program, the most and only for the so called "must have" windows softwere for me is the Proxomitron.
so sad that the author of this greatest program Scott R. Lemmon, passed away on May, 2004.
( more info on this can be found here - http://computercops.biz/article-5228-nested-0-0.html )
and here - http://www.proxomitron.info/resources/index.html you can find out more info about this program.
the Proxomitron is the best local web proxy,
and it's the best software that 'you don't have to pay for if you don't want to', IMO.
it can connect with an "external" proxy server. the most common use for a proxy server is to act as a "global" webpage cache in order to speed up web browsing.
the Proxomitron can do much more that all helps speed up and more safer on all web browsing.
Browsing the internet with Moziila based browser that connects to web server via the Proxomitron can be the most enjoyably and experiences ever while browsing the internet....
VNC (For accessing home PC from work!)
Indeed!! this is a nice program, easy startup with default config & helpfile and very configurable for such a small program, lovin it
Thanks again, for a great link Net!!
You're welcome, HawK.
anyway, if you are very new to this program i suggest you update the program config file by using the one created by JD5000,
since the original ones are kinda old. and you probably don't know how to edit or create a better one on your own at this point..,
so pls go here - http://www.jd5000.net/index.php and you can D/L the zip files that contains all new and improved config files,
you can use the installer version of jd5000's config that also provided on the page if you like,
also like to suggest, don't need to use the browser's popup blocking ability,
only use the one provided by Proxomitron's config..
and if you use Opera or Moziila / Netscape or Firefox...
you don't need to use its filter.ini / userContent.css / cookperm.txt..
well you can use it if you already created it but i think using the Proxomitron is more than enough.. have fun.
Yes thanks, already did found and installed JD's config file(used the Advanced .cfg, reckoned you can learn from others how to use those programs at it's best IMM
Also set my security in 'IE's internet options' to medium, just to see how/what the program does.
cant beleave no one said
It's like Notpad, but smaller, faster, and with a few nifty features that notepad is missing.
Nice List, Downloading A Few Of Em Now
SiSoftware Sandra - Excellent system analysis utility
CPU-Z - Instant CPU identification and info
StyleXP - Theme/Visual Style selector
FRAPS - take screenshots, record videos, benchmark, display FPS of nearly any game available.
Did anyone say OpenOffice.org. It is a great alternative if you don't feel like shelling out the cash for Microsoft Office, plus it has some nice features. PrimoPDF is a nice PDF maker as well.
Blackviper service and tweakxp guides.
have a look at this thread
Or this thread
some others then the allready mentioned usual suspects
Everest = PC diagnostic software
Context = advanced text/code editor
PicSizer = resize pics in batches
SmartFTP = ftp client
X-Setup = tweaking program with 100's of tweaks
InnoSetup = program to create installations
@Vikingod, why use PrimoPDF when mentioning OpenOffice which allready includes the option to output to PDF ?
theres also jd's alpha config
and gryphen's tweaked alpha config
also a patched ui
it makes the sys tray icon look kinda dumb...
edit:and foobar2000 for enjoying music
http://foobar2000.blogsite.org/ (not offical site but has list of updated plugins)
i saw that patcher awhile back.. never try it, it change system try icon too? i like to keep the Proxo origianal looks, i think. i just use the option don't use textures.
you can always use reshacker and choose your own icons
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