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Zéphyrine
13-10-2010, 11:48 AM
Just wondering what free software (freeware or open source, doesn't matter) the people on Shadowsong use.

For me, the free software that I tend to use often are:
Firefox
Steam
AVG
uTorrent
iTunes
OpenOffice
Spybot SnD

Goonerr
17-10-2010, 11:09 AM
AVG is fucking shit!!! burn it with fire!!!!

ESET Smart Security! (Nod32)

Shadefoot
18-10-2010, 04:47 PM
Nod32 isn't free though (at least last time I checked)?

But I agree with not liking AVG. Free AV-wise, I'd prefer Avast or Avira, Avast is less annoying.

Adding to the list though:
Audacity
VLC player (aka Video LAN)
DOSBox
Paint.NET
Picasa

Llort
18-10-2010, 06:40 PM
CCCP, COmbined Cummunity Codec Pack
Windows Live Messenger *yugh, but ohwell* (I hate the 2011 version!, WLM9 is ok)
Windows Live Messenger Plus
A-Patch for WLM

Chrome, Firefox, Thunderbird.
Winamp
VLC
uTorrent

thurlog
18-10-2010, 06:45 PM
VLC
Notepad++
Adobe Flash / Shockwave players
Java
Jalbum
Grabit
Musicbee
Winrar
Filezilla
TripleA

The rest is paid for or comes complimentory from Microsoft

Ring0
21-10-2010, 12:33 AM
All of my back-up copies of somebody else's legally-purchased DVDs:

Mozilla Firefox, obviously.
CCleaner
Auslogics Disk Defrag
Spybot S&D
AVG
OpenOffice
Audacity
Winrar
Random utility programs (ImgBurn, Winamp, VLC, iTunes for managing iPod, Limewire)

Bunneh
22-10-2010, 09:00 AM
VLC, plays stuff that WMP cries about.
CCleaner along with S&D.

Things I can do without but have to have are

STEAM...
iTunes for me podcasts
Adobe Acrocrap which keeps popping up even when I turn off auto updates.

Gwynin
22-10-2010, 10:02 AM
Completely offtopic, but are things like CCCP really needed anymore ? I have yet to find/download something which couldnt be viewed by vlc.

Llort
22-10-2010, 10:30 AM
problem with VLC is that it uses software rendering. It can't use hardware (NVIDIA Cuda for example)

Therefor it is rather slowish with larger files/heavy compression/blueray-alike files.(Compared to hardware-rendered stuff)

MPC can use hardware to render stuff, thus it is faster, but it needs the codecs.

AngelSakura
22-10-2010, 01:53 PM
Opera
VGL
Daemon tool/MagicISO
Utorrent
Foobar
AVG
________
herbalaire vaporizer review (http://herbalairevaporizer.com/)

Cercyon
22-10-2010, 02:32 PM
S&D uTorrent Speedfan EVGA Precision Proxifier PDF Reader Mumble Ventrilo Firefox Skype and Daemon Tools

Turiel
22-10-2010, 04:45 PM
Chrome
Acrobat
Daemon Tools
Notepad++
Winamp
VLC Player
RealVNC
uTorrent

Thats my desktop stuff.. obviously there's a lot more server side free software I use!

Vegelus
22-10-2010, 05:26 PM
Opera

Ccleaner
OpenOffice
Adobe's stuff (Acrobat, Flash, etc), Netbeans, Notepad++, putty &co
X-fire, Ventrillo, TS2/3, Skype, Steam
Foobar2k/iTunes
K-Lite Codec Pacs + MPC (WMP too, as it remembers screen on which it's set up)

If you count Giveway of the Day editions, then Process Lasso and Deamon Tools Pro too.

Fnurgle
22-10-2010, 05:47 PM
Emacs.

dantheman
23-10-2010, 08:20 AM
uTorrent
VLC
CCleaner
Firefox
Daemon Tools
Spybot

SoniqBoom
23-10-2010, 09:37 AM
Azureus Vuze
Winrar
Daemon Tools
Avast
Spybot S&D
Malwarebytes Anti-malware
CCleaner
K-Lite Codec pack
Winamp
Ventrilo / TS
FireFox

Goonerr
23-10-2010, 10:54 AM
Does "free" software from piratebay count?

Vegelus
23-10-2010, 11:34 AM
Soniqboom seems to think so.

Ring0
23-10-2010, 07:30 PM
Back-up copies of somebody else's legally-purchased DVDs

Seconded.