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Post by Steve Jobs on Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:59 pm

Ok so i thought we should have a thread dedicated to freeware software that can replace some of the most popular mainstream software. So here we go.

1. Songbird

Ok so Songbird is a full replacement for iTunes or Windows Media Player and software of that nature. It supports all, if not more, formats of music than most of the above; it also was a feature called Feathers and Addons. Feathers is a built in feature that allows you to skin or theme the entire program to your liking, and thousands of Feathers are available for free online. Addons is a feature much like the Addons for Firefox, the Addons that can be downloaded for Songbird range from things like gathering information about band for you to allowing you to sync your iPod to Songbird. Songbird also doubles as a web browser and supports multiple tabs open.

2. OpenOffice.Org

A completely free replacement for the Microsoft Office suite, it includes:

  • Writer- A replacement that for Word
  • Calc- A replacement for Excel
  • Impress- A replacement for Powerpoint
  • Draw- A replacement for Paint, it also has a lot more editing features than the normal
  • Paint for Windows
  • Base- A replacement for Access


OpenOffice.Org is updated frequently and it's compatible with the formats of Office 2007, meaning it can read and save in formats like .docx, and the like.

3. Firefox

Does Firefox need a description? Just download it.

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More to come in the future don't worry my children!.


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Re: Open source/Freeware alternatives for popular software.

Post by Pickle on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:01 pm

Steve Jobs wrote:Does Firefox need a description? Just download it.
OR GOOGLE CHROME

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Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:04 pm

Audacity
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.


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Post by the guffman on Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:49 pm

Okay, but aren't iTunes and WMP free already? Razz

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Re: Open source/Freeware alternatives for popular software.

Post by Steve Jobs on Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:00 am

Sorry, I meant open source

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Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:58 am

TuxGuitar
TuxGuitar is an open source tabulature/score editor... it can be used to compose music and even export music files. Perfect for learning to use the guitar.

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Post by the guffman on Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:48 pm

So my sanctity when listening to music keeps getting raped by Songbird and its crashes and lag...

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Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:10 am

i'm gonna go ahead and blame the netbook from hell for raping your innocence
songbird runs perfectly on my laptop (in windows 7 AND ubuntu) i'm hoping for full windows 7 support soon though anyway

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Re: Open source/Freeware alternatives for popular software.

Post by Steve Jobs on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:12 am

Trillian-

Trillian isnt open source, but it is free FYI. But anyways Trillian is a multi-protocol IM client. If you dont know what that means, it means that it can be used for IM accounts on all kinds of services. Ex. Yahoo, AIM, MySpace, Facebook, Google Talk, ICQ. All you have to do when you download it is put in all the info for the IM accounts that you what to use and then all of your IMs will some through Trillian. Personally it is one of my favorite programs but sadly it is only available on Windows.





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Re: Open source/Freeware alternatives for popular software.

Post by Steve Jobs on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:22 am

Ohh another one for you people. I assume you guys use Limewire right? Well dont. It will rape your system of resources and give your Windows a fornicate with ton of reg. errors and malware (especially XP). Use Frostwire, Its a program exactly like Limewire but without the errors and general deficate, ohh and its interface is good, unlike Limewire 5s new crappy UI.

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Re: Open source/Freeware alternatives for popular software.

Post by The MacGuffin on Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:28 am

Don't forget Gimp! It's a wonderful alternative to Photoshop.

http://www.gimp.org/
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Post by Steve Jobs on Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:04 am

Speaking of raster editors. Paint.NET

Its like the Paint program that come on all Windows machines except 1000x better, it supports layers and transparency and all types of brushes. Its sweet. It has to be one of my favorite Windows programs ever.

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Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:26 am

Hmm... wouldn't really compare gimp to photoshop... its like a watered down version but thats why adobe can get away with selling it for lots o money... its pretty much the best you can get... Oh and for those of you using Ubuntu the ubuntu repository has some packages to soup up your gimp (extra brushes and such)

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Post by The MacGuffin on Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:24 pm

I like WinHTTrack, it can download an entire website to a folder for offline viewing.
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Post by TheCollectiveUnconscious on Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:14 pm

most browsers already have that built in... you just have to change the save option to web page, complete

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Post by The MacGuffin on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:56 am

For all you flash scriptors out there, there's flex (made by adobe so it will have limitations since they want you to buy an overpriced product, though it will do most of what you need) or http://f4l.sourceforge.net/ f4l.

Not sure how good f4l is, never tried it myself (since I don't code flash).
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Post by DRS on Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:21 am

The Planet is a fabulous site as for a server host, very reliable, I own two servers with them.
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