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I have taken over this thread now. I will be updating it first but any submissions are still welcome. Also thanks finisterra for the original post.

 

Looks like the old list somehow disappeared. If anyone has any submissions for the new list, feel free to submit them. Thanks.

 

 

 

Anti-virus

It is recommended to only have 1 anti-virus program installed. They can conflict with each other and cause problems.

Avast! 8 Home edition - Information, Download

AVG AntiVirus FREE 2013 - Information, Download

AVG AntiVirus FREE 2013 functions as both and anti-virus and anti-spyware client

Avira Free Antivirus 13.0.0.3640 - Information, Download

 

Online Anti-virus Scanners

BitDefender Online Scanner - Scanner

Panda Security ActiveScan 2.0 - Scanner

Trend Micro House Call - Scanner

 

Anti-spyware

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ - Information/ Download

AVG AntiVirus FREE 2013 - Information, Download

AVG AntiVirus FREE 2013 functions as both and anti-virus and anti-spyware client

Malwarebytes - Information, Download

Microsoft Security Essentials - Information/ Download

Spybot Search & Destroy - Information, Download

SpywareBlaster - Information, Download

Super Antispyware Free - Information, Direct Download

 

Anti-rootkit

Sophos Anti-Rootkit - Information, Download

 

Archive/Extraction

7-Zip - Information, Direct Download

WinRAR - Information, Download

 

Firewalls

It is recommended to only have 1 firewall program installed. They can conflict with each other and cause problems.

Comodo Firewall - Information, Download

Sygate Personal Firewall - Information/ Download

ZoneAlarm - Information, Download

 

Graphic Development/Manipulation

Apophysis - Download

Blender - Information, Download

GIMP - Information, Download

Google SketchUp - Information, Download

Inkscape - Information, Download

IrfanView - Information, Download

Paint.NET - Information, Download

PNGgauntlet - Information/ Download

 

Instant Messengers

Pidgin - Information, Download

Trillian - Information, Download

 

Internet Relay Chat clients

HydraIRC - Information, Download

IceChat - Information/ Download

mIRC - Information, Download

 

Media Players

iTunes - Information, Download

jetAudio Basic - Information, Download

RealPlayer - Information, Direct Download

VLC media player - Information, Download

Winamp - Information, Download

Foobar2000 - Information, Download

 

Office Applications

Abiword - Information, Download

Foxit Reader - Information, Download

Google Docs - Information - Online application

OpenOffice.org - Information, Download

LibreOffice - Information, Download

PrimoPDF - Information, Download

 

Software Development

Code::Blocks - Information, Download

Dev-C++ - Information, Direct Download

Eclipse - Information, Download

Notepad++ - Information, Download

Visual Basic 2008 Express - Information, Download

Visual C++ 2008 Express - Information, Download

Visual C# 2008 Express- Information, Download

 

System Information

Core Temp - Information, Direct Download

CPU-Z - Information/ Download

Hijackthis! - Information, Download

Notebook Hardware Control - Information, Download

Process Explorer - Information, Direct Download

 

Start>Run>type dxdiag will also give you system information.

 

System Optimization

CCleaner 2.11 - Information, Download

Defraggler - Information, Download

Recuva - Download, Information

 

UI Design

VistaGlazz - Information, Download

Rainmeter - Information/ Download

RocketDock - Information, Download

 

Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 10 - Information/ Download

Google Chrome - Information, Download

Mozilla Firefox - Information, Direct Download

Opera - Information, Download

 

Web Development

Notepad++ - Information, Download

Visual Basic 2008 Express - Information, Download

Visual C# 2008 Express - Information, Download

Visual Web Developer 2008 Express - Information, Download

WampServer - Information, Download

XAMPP - Information, Download

 

Website Extras

phpBB - Information, Download

PJIRC 2.1.1 - Information/ Download

WordPress - Information, Download

 

 

 

 

Changes:

 

 

10 June, 2013:

  • Removed most version numbers
  • Fixed broken links, merged some information/download links
  • Removed Microsoft GIF Animator
  • Removed AIM (if people still use it I'm happy to put it back, just don't think anybody does still)
  • Removed Windows Live Messenger (ditto)
  • Removed Windows Media Player (since it either comes with Windows or has been replaced in Windows 8)
  • Added LibreOffic to Office Applications
  • Removed Flock
  • Removed Safari (preinstalled on Mac and discontinued on Windows)

 

 

Edited by reepicheep

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Is someone going to make a new topic or what? I had quite a few submissions in it last time (I'll see if I can find them again and I'll post them).

 

If there needs to be a new topic...I'm always ready to take up the task. -.-

 

I'll get started on submissions.

 

 

K I can organize these later:

 

 

I've used a good 95% of those and they all work pretty well.

 

 

 

Antivirus/antispyware

 

Spybot Search and Destroy - Download

AVG - Download

Avast! - Download

Microsoft Security Essentials - Download

Malwarebytes Antimalware - Download

SUPERAntiSpyware - Download

 

System Cleanup

 

Defraggler - Download

CCleaner - Download

Recuva - Download

 

Graphics

 

Paint.NET - Download

Gimp - Download

Blender - Download

Apophysis - Download

Inkscape - Download

Google SketchUp - Download

PNGgauntlet - Download

 

UI Design

 

VistaGlazz - Download

Rainmeter - Download

RocketDock - Download

 

Multimedia

 

Songbird - Download

foobar2000 - Download

iTunes - Download

VLC - Download

Winamp - Download

XBMC - Download

Spotify - Download

 

Internet

 

Opera - Download

Google Chrome - Download

Firefox - Download

Dropbox - Download

Safari - Download

Flock - Download

 

Programming/Web Design

 

Eclipse IDE - Download

Filezilla - Download

Notepad++ - Download

PuTTY - Download

Bluefish IDE - Download

 

Utilities

 

Transmission (Mac OS X) - Download

Revo Uninstaller - Download

µTorrent - Download

7-zip - Download

Audacity - Download

Foxit Reader - Download

VirtualBox - Download

TeraCopy - Download

Flux - Download

 

Office

 

Openoffice.org - Download

Evernote - Download

Thunderbird - Download

 

Social Networking

 

Skype - Download

Pidgin - Download

Wordpress - Download

 

 

Need to download these quickly and all at once? Try Ninite

Edited by redmonke

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I'll see if I can come up with more later, but here's a start.

 

Under programming/web design comes Bluefish. It's basically an IDE for many different programming languages, with syntax highlighting for C, C++, just about anything you could ever use for web development, and more.

 

Under graphics is Apophysis, for those who want to make their own flames that can be better quality, more complex, and better controlled than GIMP's built in flame generator. Windows only, though.

 

Oh, yeah, and I'm also willing to maintain a new thread, but I'm not going to take it away from Redmonke, who would probably do a better job than me.

Edited by Yippee

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I'll see if I can come up with more later, but here's a start.

 

Under programming/web design comes Bluefish. It's basically an IDE for many different programming languages, with syntax highlighting for C, C++, just about anything you could ever use for web development, and more.

 

Under graphics is Apophysis, for those who want to make their own flames that can be better quality, more complex, and better controlled than GIMP's built in flame generator. Windows only, though.

 

Oh, yeah, and I'm also willing to maintain a new thread, but I'm not going to take it away from Redmonke, who would probably do a better job than me.

I added those to the list (if you don't mind -.-).

 

Should I add web based programs like sumopaint and google docs?

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Digsby

Google Voice

 

Other than that, it's a good list.

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Digsby

Google Voice

 

Other than that, it's a good list.

I was going to put Digsby up, but I've heard that lately it's been really bloated. If you want I can put it up.

 

And I think I may put webapps up, too. Just in case.

 

Recuva - http://www.piriform.com/recuva

 

how about netbeans for programming?

I put up Recuva just didn't know which section to put it in (System Cleanup/Utilities). -.-

 

And I've never heard of netbeans, link please?

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Recuva - http://www.piriform.com/recuva

 

how about netbeans for programming?

I put up Recuva just didn't know which section to put it in (System Cleanup/Utilities). -.-

 

And I've never heard of netbeans, link please?

http://www.netbeans.org/

 

It looks to me like Bluefish minus a few features, but with less features it might be easier to figure out for new users. I'm not sure, though, and I'm a little short on time at the moment to look into it further. Maybe tomorrow.

 

And, yeah, I would put web apps on there as well. They're many times just as useful as 'normal' apps and often have less compatibility issues.

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http://www.stereopsis.com/flux/

 

That's a program that controls your computer screen's glare according to the time of the day. Kinda hard to explain but just visit the website to get more information. My eyes love it.

 

http://rocketdock.com/

 

Who hasn't heard about it?

 

http://wordpress.com/

 

Blog software.

Edited by finisterra

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Some more (under the same headings as redmonke)...

 

Graphics

 

Inkscape - Download

Google SketchUp - Download

PNGGauntlet - Download

 

Multimedia

 

Spotify - Download

 

Internet

 

Safari - Download

Flock - Download

 

Programming/Web Design

 

Firebug - Download

 

Not exactly software in itself, but worth a link

 

Ninite - Link

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Antivirus

Microsoft Security Essentials

 

Lifehacker says MS Security Essentials is its recommended choice for a free antivirus application. MS Security Essentials has also been ranked as the best performing antivirus program by several sites such as AV Comparatives.

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Antivirus

Microsoft Security Essentials

 

Lifehacker says MS Security Essentials is its recommended choice for a free antivirus application. MS Security Essentials has also been ranked as the best performing antivirus program by several sites such as AV Comparatives.

I'd like to second this. I use MSSE all the time, and it is the best free anti-virus I've ever used (And, I used pretty much all of em' before I found this one).

~Vincent

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-Cut out CCleaner as it's on the list, this program below is another one similar to CCleaner.

 

ATF Cleaner: Download, Information

ATF Cleaner: [url="http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=25"]Download[/url], [url="http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=1&id=1&Itemid=2"]Information[url]

 

Also, maybe under Video Support/Programs/Codecs, this should definitely be placed alongside VLC:

 

CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack: Information, Download

CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack: [url="http://www.cccp-project.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page"]Information[/url], [url="http://cccp-project.net/download.php?type=cccp"]Download[/url]

 

Note: CCCP comes bundled with ZoomPlayer.

Edited by Naota aka Fumetsu Neko

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Under website extras -> iPBFree. Its a free version of iPBFree, but with lots more features than InvisionFree

http://ipbfree.com

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Why not just look in your repositories? Should be at least 20,000 free programs there in most distributions to do whatever you want.

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A favorite of mine (and very underrated but excellent program) for programming is Programmer's Notepad.

Information and Download

 

It's great because it's really customizable, IMO better than Notepad++, has great syntax highlighting themes, and offers its own portable version.

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Looks horrible compared to Gedit though, and if you want something more advanced than that i don't see why you wouldn't just learn Vim?

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