Sunday, August 31, 2008

RE: Free Software for the Masses!!!

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From: Leo Wants U 2 B @ Cine El Rey this Sept. 11th 2008
Date: 30 Aug 2008, 13:40

Free Software for the Masses!!!
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From: ∴Trinity∴
Date: Aug 30, 2008 12:35 PM



for Windows


OpenOffice. org

Open Office is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute.
OpenOffice. org is a collection of different applications that work together closely to provide the features expected from a modern office suite. Many of the components are designed to mirror those available in Microsoft Office.

OpenOffice. org Download

AbiWord is a Free Software word processor licensed under the GNU General Public License. AbiWord has a similar user interface to Microsoft Word, intended to ease migration for new users. It is supported on Linux, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Microsoft Windows, ReactOS, BeOS and other operating systems.

AbiWord Download Page

Mozilla Sunbird
Mozilla Sunbird is a free, open source, cross-platform, personal calendar application developed by the Mozilla Foundation and many volunteers. Sunbird is licensed under a MPL/GPL/LGPL triple license, allowing use of the files under the terms of any one of the Mozilla Public License, the GNU General Public License, or the GNU Lesser General Public License.

Sunbird Download Page

PDFCreator is an application for converting documents into Portable Document Format (PDF) format on Microsoft Windows operating system. Once installed, it allows the user to select PDFCreator as their printer, allowing almost any application to print to PDF.

PDFCreator Download Page

Foxit Reader
Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer and printer, with incredible small size , breezing-fast launch speed and amazingly rich feature set. Foxit Reader supports Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista.

Foxit Reader Download Page

Sumatra PDF
Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF viewer for Windows. Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. It's small and starts up very fast. It's designed for portable use: it's just one file with no external dependencies so you can easily run it from external USB drive.

Sumatra PDF Download Page


GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

Gimp Download Page

Paint. NET
Paint. NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

Paint. NET Download Page

Blender is the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. Available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

Blender Download Page

Scribus is an open source desktop publishing (DTP) application. Native versions are available for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, OS/2 and Windows. It has high end page layout features of the kind found in Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign.

Scribus Download Page

Inkscape is a Free Open Source, cross platform, vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Inkscape Download Page
+ free ClipArt
Inkscape Free ClipART Download Page


Thunderbird is a free, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Thunderbird aims to be a simple e-mail, newsgroup and news feed client. It is not a personal information manager. Additional features, if needed, are often available via extensions.

Thunderbird Download Page

Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox is a cross-platform browser, providing support for various versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Features included with Firefox are tabbed browsing, incremental find (via the Find toolbar), Live bookmarking, an integrated download manager, and a search system.

Mozilla Firefox Download Page

Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by the Opera Software company. Opera handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, IRC online chatting, downloading files via BitTorrent, and reading web feeds.

Opera Download Page

Miro is a free and open-source Internet television application. It can automatically download videos from RSS-based channels, manage them and play them. Miro is designed to mesh with other PCF products such as Video Bomb, a social tagging video website, and the Channel Channel, a TV guide for internet television.

Miro Download Page

Vdownloader is a download and convert video tool from Youtube, Google Video, Metacafe, MySpace, DailyMotion, Yuvutu, and many other similar sites, saving them in AVI or MPG format.

VDownloader Download Page

Security and Privacy Protection

KeePass is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known.

KeePass Download Page

Eraser is an free advanced security tool for Windows, which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.

Eraser Download Page

Spybot Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies.

Spybot Search & Destroy Download Page

HijackThis is a freeware spyware-removal tool. The program is notable for taking a heuristic approach on detecting malware - rather than relying on a database of known spyware it quickly scans a user's computer, creates a list of differences from a known spyware-free environment and allows the user to decide what from the list needs to be removed.

HijackThis Download Page

Ad-Aware 2007 Free
Ad-Aware 2007 Free is an anti-spyware program developed by Lavasoft that detects and removes spyware or adware on a user's computer. It also detects dialers, Trojans, malware, data-mining, aggressive advertising, parasites, browser hijackers and tracking components. Available for home, non-commercial use.

Ad-Aware Download Page

avast! 4 Home Edition
avast! 4 Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for home users and non-commercial use. The software is aimed at preventing several types of computer threats, including those that are not technically computer viruses such as spyware and even rogue anti-spyware.

avast! Download Page

AVG Anti-Virus Free
AVG Anti-Virus Free is the most popular free solution available at no cost to home users and provides the high level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers.

AVG Anti-Virus Download Page

Tools and Utilities

EasyCleaner is a small program which searches the Windows registry for entries that are pointing nowhere. EasyCleaner also lets you delete all kinds of unnecessary files such as temps and backups. You can search for duplicate files and you can view some interesting info about your disk space usage! You are also able to manage startup programs, invalid shortcuts and add/remove software list.

Easy Cleaner Download Page

Ccleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space.

CCleaner Download Page

CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free.

CDBurnerXP Download Page

7-Zip is an popular open source file archiver designed originally for the Microsoft Windows operating system, and later made available to other systems. You can use 7-Zip on any computers, including computers in commercial organizations. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip.

7-Zip Download Page

Nvu is a WYSIWYG HTML editor, based on the Composer component of Mozilla Application Suite and Gecko 1.7. It is intended to be an open source equivalent to proprietary software like Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver and is one of the primary WYSIWYG editors for Linux. Nvu is designed to be easy for non-technical computer users.

Nvu Download Page

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