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Must-Have Programs
« on: Wednesday, December 02, 2009, 23:16:50 PM »
I'm going to be updating this thread with useful programs that some of you may not know about. They will help you get the most out of PC and possibly make it run better and last longer.

Archive & Backup:
Open source compression and archive program.
Allows you to sync files on your computer with files on the internet for backup or sharing.


Burning & Emulation:
Test, install and employ Operating Systems inside your OS.


Burning & Emulation:
Virtually mounts ISO's and other disc formats.
Burns ISO's and other disc formats.
Burns ISO's and other disc formats. Also look out for advertisements on the website and during install; they're sneaky.
(Original site is down.)
Burns music cd's using any format (FLAC, MP3).


Cleaning:
All around free generic cleaner.
These programs get some of the deep stuff and have awesome features but it comes with a price.


Defragging:
Great program, plenty of options to defragment different drives and even schedule defragging.
Made by the same company as CCleaner, this is a good and easy to use defragger.


Internet:
Fast, small & open source web browser.
Open source web browser with tons of customizations and extensions.
Download manager. Works with sites like YouTube and Rapidshare.


Internet:
A very tiny yet powerful Bittorrent client.
Powerful instant messaging client that supports MSN, AIM, YIM, ICQ, IRC and many more. Has iPhone and web support.


Internet:
An updated version of PeerGuardian2. This program blocks IP addresses and ranges at your computer. People can still connect to your computer as they have to in order to be denied information. Also use IBlockList's lists in PeerBlock.


Media:
Plays everything, small footprint. Easy to use.


Media:
For better quality but a more complicated setup on Windows-Based computers, I recommend using the following combination:

*Note: For Audio, Visit the following thread:
http://hsc.natescomp.com/index.php/topic,5.msg7.html

Powerful tool to edit metadata of common audio formats (flac, mp3, ogg) and more.


Misc.:
Open Source 3D content creation suite.


Misc.:
Remote support program, similar to RDC.


Misc.:
Checks for updates to software and programs.
Finds and downloads the latest drivers for your computer.
Shell extension to create and verify checksums (sfv, md5, etc) and hashes for any file.


Text Programs:
Open source Microsoft Office alternative.
Split and merge PDF files. Also rearranges pages in a PDF.


Text Programs:
Alternative to Adobe, this will read your PDF's faster and with less memory usage.
Awesome text editor, has all the features you will need and more. Great to use for coding.


Tweaking Programs:
Quick and easy overclocking tool for Nvidia-based graphics cards. Also has in-game temp, fan speed, time and FPS meters.
Tweaks you never even thought about, but it comes with a price.


Specs & Information:
Beta program from Piriform (Makers of CCleaner & Defraggler) that can tell you everything you need to know about your computer and share it in a file.
Shows everything you could possibly want to know about your graphics card.
Shows temperatures, voltages, S.M.A.R.T. info and more.
« Last Edit: Monday, November 29, 2010, 13:10:25 PM by BlueBlaster »
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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 01:04:19 AM »
You should add Dropbox under something like "File Backup Utilities".

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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 21:01:20 PM »
you should add winrar and 7zip to the list.

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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 21:33:17 PM »
Done & done. Thanks guys. I still have to clean up the list a pinch but it's coming together well.
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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 22:02:25 PM »
I don't know if these are exactly must have but I use these programs quite alot

nhancer- allows you to further edit your GPU performance for games. nvidia cards only
EVGA Precision- lets you control core clock, shaderd clock, memory clock, and fan speed of your GPU. usable for any nvidia geforce card.
utorrent- downloads torrent files.

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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #5 on: Friday, December 04, 2009, 23:10:33 PM »
Cleaned up original post and added JDownloader.
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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 13:19:09 PM »
Ooh, I think it would be cool if you add little 24x24 images of OS's next to each program instead of [Windows Only] or [Cross Platform]. ;-)




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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 14:26:46 PM »
I'm always up for pimpin it out, I just suck at it :D What's the red icon for?
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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 14:29:56 PM »
Thats BSD
http://www.freebsd.org/
Linux and BSD are not the same to anyone who comes running in here to tell me that.



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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 14:30:58 PM »
On average, what programs include cross platform? Just so I can put the images together into one ;)



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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 14:39:22 PM »
On average, what programs include cross platform? Just so I can put the images together into one ;)

Huh? Cross-Platform is usually the top 3.
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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 15:08:30 PM »
Woot, looks better :)
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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #13 on: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 17:16:07 PM »
Awesome! I'll be posting some stuff for Mac users later tonight.
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Re: Must-Have Programs
« Reply #14 on: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 18:34:52 PM »
Can u play all the games using a mac computer? because i don't think mac is used as a gaming pc

 

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