Saturday, October 04, 2008

Free Software, Programs And Games To Download

Mixture of Freeware and Open Source.

Programs with next to them, are programs that I highly recommend.
Programs with [M] next to them means the program has a Mac version and [L] for Linux.


Internet Security

Optimization And Tweaking Tools

Browser, E-mail Office ect.

Image and photo manipulation And Viewing software

Media Players And Tools

Burning, Ripping And Encoding Tools

RSS Readers

  • FeedReader ( Simple, lightweight aggregator. )
  • RSSOwl [L][M]( Solid cross-platform RSS client. )

IM & VoIP Programs

File Transfer and P2P Programs

  • Azureus Classic [L][M]( Bittorrent client FREE ) Click here for an install guide.
  • Āµtorrent ( Bittorrent client FREE ) Good for low end PC's
  • Wyzo [M]( Bittorrent web browser built on firefox for integrated torrent downloads )
  • Alt.Binz ( Usenet/Newsreader client FREE ) Click here for an install guide.
  • Pando ( File Transfer Program BETA )
  • Ares (P2P FREE)
  • eMule (P2P FREE)
  • Gnucleus ( A very good Gnutella search and download filesharing program. )

TV Software

  • MediaPortal a very advanced Media Center software that can run rings around MCE 2005.
  • XMLTV GUI Grabber [L] Grabs Tv listings from Radio Times
  • GB-PVR Pretty good if you can get it installed, but its not the easiest of programs to get working.
  • MythDora A MythTV distribution built on Fedora.
  • LinuxMCE Very easy to install but needs to be installed on a PC running Ubuntu, click here for the demo video
  • TVUPlayer brings you programs from around the world using P2P technology. There are some good channels like Sci-fi, Comedy Central and Fox
  • ORB Stream your content through any internet-connected device like a mobile phone, PDA, or any other computer
  • Joost[M] you can watch more than 15,000 shows, with more added daily.
  • ted: torrent episode downloader [L][M] Downloads Tv shows from torrent sites and opens them with your default Bittorrent client.

Web Authoring

  • NVU [L][M]( Web Authoring FREE ) click HERE for NVU Manual or HERE to watch an video
  • 1st Page 2000 is an extremely popular, easy-to-use editor for web pages that allows for either direct code editing or a design view.
  • KompoZer [L][M](A more up-to-date bugfix release of NVU FREE)
  • FileZilla [L][M] ( FTP client FREE )
  • Wordpress ( Web Blog Software )
  • web.py ( web framework for python )
  • List of free web hosts

Games

Watch Video's Of Games In Development

3D Software

Other

Operating System's With Pre-Installed Software

  • PCLinuxOS If you are NEW to linux I highly recondmend you to use this distro as it is the easiest to use.
  • Dream Linux A good simple OS that looks a lot like Mac OS X with a good selection of software pre-installed.
  • Sabayon Linux This is the Best Linux OS around just a bit hard to use if you have never used linux before.
  • Freespire Offers optional use of the CNR™ Service to install software and a very nice easy to use distro.

System Monitoring and Information

  • SpeedFan 4.31 monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures.
  • CoolMon
  • CPU-Z allows you to get some information on your system hardware.
  • WinAudit reports on virtually every aspect of computer inventory and configuration.
  • WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool. It is extremely useful for figuring out where your hard drive space is going.

Programing Tools


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2 comments:

Freevideoman said...

Great list of software!

Regarding some of the video and image manipulation programs: Avid DV is no longer available and has been replaced by Videospin. DVD Shrink is no longer supported but can still be downloaded.

There are also a large number of other free video editing tools listed at:

http://www.free-video-editing.com/fve

Thanks for the list!

Sarin Samuel said...

Digital Media Converter is a excellent freeware audio and video converter software that will convert your files. No adware, and completely virus free. Supports almost any file format and it is a fast converter. It also does batch conversion and perfectly keeps your audio and video in sync.