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Freeware / Opensource Programs

Discussion in 'General Software and Applications' started by Finchwizard, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    I have firefox, thunderbird, mpc-hc, hashtab, avidemux, jpegview, libreoffice, 7zip, kodi, qbittorrent, and sumatrapdf installed. Couldn't be happier.

    Libreoffice in particular has improved by leaps and bounds. I'm on v5.2 beta 64bit and the word and excel alternatives render all except one document properly. Then again, I stopped caring so much about that when I saw files created in office 2010 don't render the same in 2013 or 16. Dunno about powerpoint.

    Kodi needs a different skin (aeon nox highly recommended) installed to be actually usable imho.

    I'm on firefox dev edition 64 bit for the upcoming features like e10s. It's a lot better than stable 32 bit. Only downside is the daily updates which mean on some days it may have some issues, and I did for the first time with v49.

    I also use malwarebytes anti-malware free edition for weekly passive scans.

    Hosts file from winhelp2002 is essential imho.

    I also use a program called 4k video downloader to take care of 1080p youtube videos. It supports other sites too but I only use it for yt. Doesn't install any crap but has a banner ad for registration, I don't think that should be a big deal.

    I use jpegview instead of the built in windows app. The app is horrible when it comes to memory usage. It uses over 100MB per jpeg -_- Stability used to be awful too and it's slow to redraw when panning or zooming. ****ty app in short :p Windows photo viewer tends to crash with a dll error so I stopped that too. That's where jpegview comes in. It's super fast, highly customizable and light.
     
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  2. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Aimp music player
    https://www.aimp.ru/

    its a pretty awesome , i think it managed to finally beat good old winamp after all those years.
    album art, skin,plugins,visualisations support, plays all files including internet radio,soundcloud,last.fm, youtube etc!
    can even control it with a android phone or record songs.

    [​IMG]

    This is how mine looks now atm. (the tape is rolling)
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Glad you posted about AIMP, I had used it long ago but didn't find it necessary. Now I've installed it and it's so slick and feature full now :D I'm using the dark version of the default theme, so good. How do I use that radio feature in your shots?
     
  4. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Its a skin , where you can select the skin there is also download more. there are loads.
    This one is Fantasy 2

    Or do you mean the web url ?
    Thats right click on the play list and add. you can also do CTRL+U
     

  5. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, the latter. It works great! Only downside is the taskbar button flashing the green progress bar.
     
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    venhyor Active Member

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    usefull, ty
     
  7. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Sagethumbs

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/sagethumbs/
     
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  8. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Could someone recommend me an easy to use rainmeter add on for weather and sticky notes?
     
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    this is a great list, thank you. :)
     
  10. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Felt like contributing the thread.
    https://www.darktable.org: darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer.

    Etcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible. https://etcher.io

    BleacBit: deletes junk files to recover disk space and maintain privacy .https://www.bleachbit.org

    FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java.https://sourceforge.net/projects/freemind/
     

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    HK-1 Master Guru

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    wow your system is amazing only today I see this :rolleyes: although I always use VLC now I'm thinking in change thanks for very good post :)
    Edit: downloading now
     
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    MasterBash Master Guru

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    If you guys find more good opensource software, please keep posting them. Some of us really appreciates it.
    Whenever I can, I look for opensource alternatives to the softwares I use, as long as they are good enough for what I want to do

    Thanks!.
     

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