Sites for Completely Free and Legal Software!

LazyLion

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General Freeware, Open Source, or Free Software sites...

PCWorld has an article on Free or Cheap software running...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,143367/article.html

All the software on this next site is "Freeware" - no trials or demos!

http://www.freewarefiles.com/

Freeware Applications for your every need...

http://mintywhite.com/tech/xp/12/

a forum lists some great Free software...

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/computers-technology/free-ware-list-should-be-stickied/t.3946833/

The Free Suite compares Free Programs to Commercial ones... (keep clicking next to see the other suggestions)

http://www.thefreesuite.com/index.php

another archive of Freeware...

http://welovefreeware.com/index.php?option=com_alphacontent&Itemid=54

PCMag's Hall of Fame for Free Software...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2260070,00.asp

A List of 81 cool programs to have!...

http://combobulate.com/node/12

Free Applications!

http://www.freeapps.co.uk/windows/

A collection of Freeware links...

http://freeware.99k.org/

Only the Best Freeware...

http://www.onlythebestfreeware.com/default.asp

Best of Open Source....

http://www.openjason.com/2008/02/05/40-open-source-system-utilities/

Another comparison site...
The top 50 proprietary programs and their open source alternatives!

http://whdb.com/2008/the-top-50-pro...you-crazy-and-their-open-source-alternatives/

Get Freeware site...

http://www.getfreeware.org/index.php?p=47

This one sees to be hosted in India!...
http://www.freeapps.co.in/

Freeware software and a nice Games collection...

http://www.freeware-software.org/

Only Freeware...

http://www.onlyfreewares.com/

http://www.freewareplanet.net/

http://www.bestfreesoftwarelist.com/

Top Freeware and Shareware Utilities at TechSupportAlert.com...

http://techsupportalert.com/issues/al_current.htm#Section_2
http://techsupportalert.com/dr/

and if you didn't know about it already... you can get a free licensed program and game here every day...

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/

and

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/

How to re-install Windows and outfit it with completely Free Software!...

http://www.freewaregenius.com/2007/...utfit-your-system-with-all-freeware-programs/
 
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LazyLion

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Disk Cloning is in the news...
http://www.ioltechnology.co.za/article_page.php?iArticleId=4308383

that article is recommending Clonezilla...
http://clonezilla.sourceforge.net/

But here is another article looking at the best of the disk cloning tools...
(Clonezilla is top of their list too)...
http://packratstudios.com/index.php...ghost-who-a-list-of-open-source-alternatives/

They are as follows...
Ping...
http://ping.windowsdream.com/

PartImage...
http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page

g4u...
http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/

linbox...
http://lrs.linbox.org/

and FOG...
http://freeghost.no-ip.org/
 
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Disk Cloning is in the news...
http://www.ioltechnology.co.za/article_page.php?iArticleId=4308383

that article is recommending Clonezilla...
http://clonezilla.sourceforge.net/

But here is another article looking at the best of the disk cloning tools...
(Clonezilla is top of their list too)...
http://packratstudios.com/index.php...ghost-who-a-list-of-open-source-alternatives/

They are as follows...
Ping...
http://ping.windowsdream.com/

PartImage...
http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page

g4u...
http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/

linbox...
http://lrs.linbox.org/

and FOG...
http://freeghost.no-ip.org/
I've used g4u and clonezilla. g4u can handle any file system because it works at a low level (it uses dd). It is based on NetBSD, so you might find yourself waiting for it to catch up driverwise with certain onboard NICs. (Happened to me with the notorious nForce MCP51 chipset a while back.)
Clonezilla is based on Debian and supports many filesystems (it writes to NTFS with NTFS-3g). I am currently using it and I can say it is the best free partition/hard drive cloning solution I've used yet. (It supports ssh for remote cloning and deployment.)
 

LazyLion

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Sites offering Freebies, Samples and Free Stuff. Unfortunately many of these only apply to USA or UK citizens... but here is the list anyway.

http://www.freesamplesite.com/newfreebie.html
http://www.justfreestuff.com/
http://www.freebiesgalaxy.com
http://www.webspawner.com/users/pumpkinheadtwo/
http://www.killerfreebies.com/newest.shtml
http://www.freestuffpage.com/
http://www.freebiefix.com/
http://www.freakyfreddies.com/index.html
http://www.womenfreebies.com/
http://www.coolfreebielinks.com/
http://www.sassysue.com/
http://www.dailynewfreestuff.com/
http://www.fabfree.com/
http://www.1aboutfreestuff.com/
http://freestuff-daily.com/
http://www.actualfreestuff.com/
http://www.freechannel.net/new.html
http://australiasurveypanel.com/
http://www.extrafreebies.com/internationalfreebies.php
http://www.freeafterrebate.info/
http://www.freenclearstuff.com/
http://freeoffers.com.au/
http://ozfree.cjb.net/
http://www.mysavings.com/
http://www.ozfreebies.com/
http://totallyfreecrap.com/
http://zenasfreebies.homestead.com/index.html
http://www.worldwidefreebies.com/
http://www.totallyfreeoffers.com/
http://www.sothungalsfreebies.com/
http://www.pakadevasfreebees.com/
http://www.ofree.net/
http://www.omgitsfree.com/
http://www.freebiesquest.com/
http://www.freebieking.com/
http://www.freebiefind.com/
http://www.freebiedot.com/
http://www.freebiesbank.co.uk/
http://www.freestuffse.com/
http://www.free-stuff-samples.com/
http://www.free-stuff-inc.com/
http://www.freestuffcry.com/
http://www.isjustfree.com/
http://www.superduperfree.com/
http://www.3000freegoodies.com/
http://aplusfreestuff.com/
http://www.1500freesamples.com/
http://absurdlycool.com/
 

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Playes just about all media formats :)
http://www.inmatrix.com/files/zoomplayer_download.shtml
plays: XVID / DIVX / H.264 / MPEG2 / MPEG4 / QuickTime / P3AAC / ALAC / APE / FLAC / MP3 / MPC / TTA / WV / MO3 / IT / XM / S3M / MTM / MOD / UMX / FLV / MKV / and many more, as well as DScaler a popular open-source MPEG2/AC3/DTS/DVD decoder.

Real Alt.
http://www.codecguide.com/download_real.htm
Play Real media files without Real player

Combined Community Codec pack
www.cccp-project.net/
Works like a dream with Zoom player!

CleanUp!
http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?Itemid=69&id=15&option=com_content&task=view
Removes all of your temp/internet files - have free'ed up 5GB's in just 4 runs! :eek:

Free Download Manager
http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/
Now has .FLV download support

Abexo Free Registry Cleaner
http://www.abexo.com/free-registry-cleaner.htm
Great Little app!

Xfire
http://www.xfire.com
Connect to server's, chat with friends and track game stats with one click!

Simple DivX
http://simpledivx.org/
Compress your DVD's & ISO movies into Xvid/Divx mpeg4 files with great quality and a host of options!

PuzzLex6
http://www.nbentley.co.uk/
Great for people that need help with crosswords and word games

All to AVI
http://surfnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/alltoavi/AllToAVI_v4_r5394_Setup.exe
Almost all video formats to AVI
 
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LazyLion

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Some of the more unknown Freeware for Windows... some nice gems here!...

http://blog.bachyaproductions.com/i...coolest-unknown-freeware-for-windows-stage-1/

another blog that lists a bunch of freeware...

http://blog.lorla.com/uncategorized/collection-of-freeware-software-1/

Free Computer Repair and Recovery Tools....

http://www.beyourownit.com/tools.html

How to build a complete and FREE IT software engineers Toolkit!....

http://www.runpcrun.com/free_IT_support_engineers_toolkit

21 Awesome (But Lesser-Known) Open-Source Applications for Windows...

http://www.tipsfor.us/2008/04/07/21-awesome-but-lesser-known-open-source-applications-for-windows/
 
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LazyLion

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Software for Audio, Music, MP3 and such-like...

Check out the Wiki Page for stuff like this...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_audio_software

The Ultimate Tag Scanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection...
http://www.xdlab.ru/en/
(Review here: http://www.whoismadhur.com/2008/10/10/organize-and-tag-music-files-with-tagscanner/ )

Similarity finds similar or duplicate Music Files on your PC...
http://www.bestfreewaredownload.com/freeware/t-free-similarity-freeware-rivdaqlh.html

CD Ripping programs?
http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
http://www.download.com/Free-CD-Ripper/3000-2140_4-10212165.html
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

The Lame Encoder...
http://lame.sourceforge.net/
And software which uses the Lame encoder...
http://lame.sourceforge.net/links.php#Windows

Audio Editing and Recording....
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds...
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Wavosaur is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files.
http://www.wavosaur.com/
 
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PCWorld has an article on Free or Cheap software running...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,143367/article.html

All the software on this next site is "Freeware" - no trials or demos!

http://www.freewarefiles.com/

a forum lists some great Free software...

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/computers-technology/free-ware-list-should-be-stickied/t.3946833/

The Free Suite compares Free Programs to Commercial ones... (keep clicking next to see the other suggestions)

http://www.thefreesuite.com/index.php

another archive of Freeware...

http://welovefreeware.com/index.php?option=com_alphacontent&Itemid=54

PCMag's Hall of Fame for Free Software...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2260070,00.asp

A List of 81 cool programs to have!...

http://combobulate.com/node/12

Free Applications!

http://www.freeapps.co.uk/windows/

A collection of Freeware links...

http://freeware.99k.org/

Only the Best Freeware...

http://www.onlythebestfreeware.com/default.asp

Best of Open Source....

http://www.openjason.com/2008/02/05/40-open-source-system-utilities/

Another comparison site...
The top 50 proprietary programs and their open source alternatives!

http://whdb.com/2008/the-top-50-pro...you-crazy-and-their-open-source-alternatives/

Get Freeware site...

http://www.getfreeware.org/index.php?p=47

Freeware software and a nice Games collection...

http://www.freeware-software.org/

and if you didn't know about it already... you can get a free licensed program and game here every day...

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/

and

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/
+1 :D
 

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Free Virtual Disk Utilities... to mount those weird Disk Images you may find! :p

Daemon Tools...
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/
Alcohol 52%...
http://www.alcohol-soft.com/
Virtual Clone Drive...
http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html
FileDisk ISO Mounter...
http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html
OSR Virtual CD and Disc...
http://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?article=410
Microsoft's Virtual CD Mounting program...
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/620/...d_mount_images_iso_files_without_burning_them

and to create ISO files...
LC ISO Creator...
http://www.lucersoft.com/freeware.php
Alcohol is not freeware... it is shareware. Please do note the difference... they do have a ""free"" download, but that is for testing purposes yada yada and is in effect definitely not free.
 

qinglung

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Alcohol is not freeware... it is shareware. Please do note the difference... they do have a ""free"" download, but that is for testing purposes yada yada and is in effect definitely not free.
If you look at their site, you will see that there is indeed an "Alcohol 52% Free Edition".

There are no limitations on this version, other than the ability to create only 6 virtual drives. Our retail version still supports 31 virtual drives.
...
This version of Alcohol 52% is for private, non-commercial, single home computer use only.The license is provided personally to you and for that reason it does not allow you to make any duplicate (copy) to be sold, borrowed, assigned, leased or transferred.
 

LazyLion

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Alcohol is not freeware... it is shareware. Please do note the difference... they do have a ""free"" download, but that is for testing purposes yada yada and is in effect definitely not free.
Yes, I think you are thinking of the complete Alcohol 120% version. But that version of Alcohol 52% is indeed free.
 
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