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Old 17-04-2006, 14:19   #181
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Free VNC type application with media sharing\streaming capablities:
http://www.avvenu.com/
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Old 17-04-2006, 14:58   #182
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Free VNC type application with media sharing\streaming capablities:
http://www.avvenu.com/
Only file sharing by the look of it, you could use www.logmein.com to do the screen part though
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Old 22-04-2006, 11:41   #183
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2 more useful free apps

I would add the following to this very useful list

http://www.ornj.net/araneae/

Araneae is a simple, yet powerful text editor for the web. Araneae (pronounced ah-RAN-ee-ay) provides only the features necessary to create websites using the latest web technologies

Also

AT32 Batch Jpeg Resizer

A fantastic app to resise whol directories of jpegs - customisable - you can add a watermark, and have different quality settings.

Very useful for converting photos for the web. Use it all the time.

Hope someone finds these useful.
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Old 22-04-2006, 11:58   #184
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Don't think these have been mentioned yet....

VMWare Player coupled with QEMU, this website and Daemon Tools = A fully useable and free alternative to other VMWare or Virtual PC products.

Use the website info and QEMU to create the VM image - Daemon tools to mount, unmount cdrom images etc.

EDIT: Also try this to create the vmx files for VMWare Player
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Old 22-04-2006, 12:52   #185
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PURETEXT - if like me you copy/paste a lot from the web into Office apps (or even between Word & Excel & Outlook) then this is a useful little app to remove all formatting - effectively a "paste as plain text" in a single key-stroke. It's a tiny 13k download; running gives you a systray icon. Then [ctl]-c as normal but [win]-v to paste as plain text (by default - rightclick on systray icon to change defaults). http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/

also available on the site -
Dependency Walker - scans any Windows module (exe, dll, ocx, sys, etc.) and builds a hierarchical tree diagram of all dependent modules.
ShareWatch - allows you to see who is connected to a computer and what files they are accessing.
Pocket UnZip - brings support for the popular Zip file format to the Windows CE platform
Pocket Dial - integrates the Windows CE contacts database with touch tone dialing via your H/PC’s speaker.
Quick Change Directory - provides fast directory navigation and graphical drive usage statistics.
Win32 Console ToolBox - nine of freeware command line tools :
- DeTab replaces all tab characters in one or more files with spaces.
- ErrMsg displays the system error message for one or more Win32 error values
- FileCase renames one or more file names and/or directory names to uppercase or lowercase.
- FileType displays the file type of one or more files.
- Global makes any application or utility recursive.
- NewLine converts one or more text files to use a single LF or a CR/LF sequence to end each line in each file.
- ShutDown allows you to automatically log off, shut down, reboot, or power off your system.
- Touch displays or sets the created, access, and modified times of one or more files.
- WebCat quickly generates an HTML page to catalog all your images, animated icons, etc.

PS - thanks to last month's PC Pro for the website, and thanks commjo2 for the imageresizer - just what I was after !
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Old 23-04-2006, 07:08   #186
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(and don't forget the free 'lite' version, though it's hard to find).
{taken from another forum**

Diskeeper Lite 7 was the last version made generally available. But there is a newer version available at the Intel website as part of their Desktop Utilities; I believe it is version 9. See http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/software/idu/ (I have read in another forum that if you have DK 7 Lite installed, you must uninstall it first before attempting to install the Intel Desktop Utilities).

The difference between Windows own defragmenter (provided by ExecSoft), the Diskeeper Lite version and the Pro version is

* Windows: defragments files only, sometimes partially when not much free space left, and extremely slow.
* Lite: defragments files only
* Pro: defragments files, MFT, page file, and folder file. It also has options to prevent fragmentation, e.g. by padding the MFT.


You need to download the 87MB Utilities file from the Intel site, then unzip it. In the unzipped folders you will find 2 Diskeeper Lite Programs - 1 32bit version and 1 64bit version. I simply extracted these 2 directories, and used the setup files in the individual sub-folders. I discarded the rest of the Intel utilities, but of course there may be something useful there.

HTH someone ...
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Old 16-05-2006, 12:36   #187
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Does anyone know a good gmail new message checker extension for firefox?
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Does anyone know a good gmail new message checker extension for firefox?
why not just use the normal gmail systray notifier ?
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Gameshadow has now gone free. Been using this for a couple of years and its excellent. Scans your hard drive for which games you have installed, and tells you whether its up to date and then lets you download the relevant patches from fast servers. Also supports gfx drivers, mods and demos.
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I aplogise in advance of this question, but having got a warning email from BT about my download's last month (93GB whilst on option 4, which has a 40GB limit) i'm a bit concerned about the financial implications and need to find a bit of software that will keep an accurate measure of d'loads.
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oldbloke - can you not log in to your BT a/c and see the details there ? Might be the safest way !
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NetMeter has a good lot of usage statistics, and also an alarm you can set when you get to a set limit.
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Video type converter:
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
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useful site

http://100-downloads.com/
lots of good programes on here
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Old 10-07-2006, 22:54   #195
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NetMeter has a good lot of usage statistics, and also an alarm you can set when you get to a set limit.
I installed this yesterday, but ten minutes ago I noticed that the totals have gone from the program window. I can check & uncheck the "show minimum value" box and that info disappears and reappears, but the other two options don't. Any ideas on how to fix it?
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I installed this yesterday, but ten minutes ago I noticed that the totals have gone from the program window. I can check & uncheck the "show minimum value" box and that info disappears and reappears, but the other two options don't. Any ideas on how to fix it?
Resize the window so that those items fit? Or make the font smaller.
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Here is something my colleague put together. It's a collection of free programs for our engineer usb key includes some apps that run directly (thunderbird is one) so you can plug into a clients PC and have your full email client and browser ready

http://www.runpcrun.com/usb-flash-key-2006
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Ive had a look through the thread and cant find one, but, is there a free dvd burner around? Nero (I think) is playing up.
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Old 03-09-2006, 14:50   #199
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CD Burner XP Pro
BurnAtOnce
... or the burning tools built in to XP.

I prefer BurnAtOnce, although I don't think this is free in commercial situations (so I only use it at home and not at work).
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Hiren's BootCD is quite good for when you computer bodges up, and even has Mini98 which supports NTFS and stuff and runs on your RAM!

8.4 has just been released if you can find it.
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