Desktop Applications:

[1.--] DESKTOP:
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[1.01] Clipboard: Extender   [1.02] Clock Customizer   [1.03] Desktop Manager
[1.04] Icon Tool   [1.05] Monitor Tool   [1.06] Mouse Tool   [1.07] Screen Capture
[1.08] Screen Capture: Video   [1.09] Shortcuts/Launchers   [1.10] Wallpaper Manager  



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[1.01] Clipboard: Extender
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PROGRAM_NAME: Yankee Clipper III
VERSION: 1.0.4.3 (last freeware version)
HOMEPAGE: http://www.intelexual.com/products/YC3
DOWNLOAD: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/yankee.html
WINDOWS_OS: All
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Yankee-Clipper is a powerful Windows clipboard extender/memory.
The program handles Pictures, (Rich) text and URLs with no size
limitations. Everything you copy to the clipboard is automatically
sorted into the responding category, where it can easily be reviewed,
deleted, saved or sent to other applications via the "Shoot" feature
or via drag and drop. Additional features include printing, optional
permanent storage of clippings (boilerplate) and more.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: InteleXual Software, LLC
AUTHOR: Joe LeVasseur and Konrad Krupa
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Bjorn S.


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[1.02] Clock Customizer
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PROGRAM_NAME: TClockEx
VERSION: 1.4.2
HOMEPAGE: http://www.rcis.co.za/dale/tclockex/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.rcis.co.za/dale/tclockex/download.htm
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: TClockEx enhances the standard Windows taskbar clock, adding
the ability to display the date, time and lots of other information in any
format you like. TClockEx is highly customizable, from the format to
the font and colour, and even the tooltip information. Many people
have wondered why this wasn't built into the standard clock to begin
with.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Dale Nurden
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: F. Reeware


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[1.03] Desktop Manager
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PROGRAM_NAME: VirtuaWin
VERSION: 4.0.1
HOMEPAGE: http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net
DOWNLOAD: http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/downloads.php
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: VirtuaWin is a small, fast and easy to use virtual desktop
manager for Windows9x/ME/NT/2000/XP with no unnecessary features. The
current desktop is indicated by a small icon in the system tray to
conserve space. There are many configuration possibilities for both
mouse and keyboard control. VirtuaWinalso supports modules for adding
features without decreasing the performance in VirtuaWin itself.
REMARKS: Portable version is also available.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Johan Piculell; Steven Phillips
NOMINATOR: T0M
SECOND: Klaatu


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[1.04] Icon Tool
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PROGRAM_NAME: Iconoid
VERSION: 3.8.5
HOMEPAGE: http://www.sillysot.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.sillysot.com/download.htm
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98, ME, NT (see remarks), 2000, XP and Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Save and Restore Icon positions for each (or every) screen
resolution and more.
REMARKS: Iconoid version 3.7.0 is the last version that supports Windows
NT. This version is available in the archive (www.sillysot.com/archive).
COMPANY: SillySot Software
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Bear Bottoms
SECOND: Larry Sabo


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[1.05] Monitor Tool
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PROGRAM_NAME: MultiRes
VERSION: 1.58
HOMEPAGE: http://www.entechtaiwan.com/util/multires.shtm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.entechtaiwan.com/files/multires.exe
WINDOWS_OS: All
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: MultiRes works very much like a 32-bit version of the
venerable Microsoft QuickRes 16-bit applet for Windows 95, with administrative
scripting facilities and extended capabilities to handle ClearType,
refresh rates and multiple monitors. Supported resolution and refresh
rates are accessible from the command-line or from a simple menu that
pops up from the system tray. An optional timed confirmation prompt -
enabled by default in the program About box - ensures that any changes
you make can be reversed safely, without fuss. While MultiRes - unlike
EnTech's PowerStrip - does not allow you to define new display
settings, it does give you quick and easy access to the ones the
driver makes available - in a simple, compact and conservative
package.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: EnTech Taiwan
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson


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[1.06] Mouse Tool
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PROGRAM_NAME: KatMouse
VERSION: 1.04
HOMEPAGE: http://kickme.to/katmouse
DOWNLOAD: http://kickme.to/katmouse
WINDOWS_OS: NT(SP3+), Windows 2000, XP and Vista (32/64-bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Mouse wheel enhancement for Windows.
The prime purpose of the KatMouse utility is to enhance the
functionality of mice with a scroll wheel, offering 'universal'
scrolling: moving the mouse wheel will scroll the window directly
beneath the mouse cursor (not the one with the keyboard focus, which
is default on Windows OSes). This is a major increase in the
usefullness of the mouse wheel.

Another feature involves the wheel button. Since the wheel button is
not consistently used in Windows, KatMouse can use it for a kind of
task switching: with a click of the wheel button you can push a window
to the buttom of the stack of windows that is your desktop, making a
recovered window the active window.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Eduard Hiti
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: kapok


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[1.07] Screen Capture
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PROGRAM_NAME: FastStone Capture
VERSION: 5.3 (last freeware version)
HOMEPAGE: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=775
DOWNLOAD: http://www.portablefreeware.com/download.php?id=775
WINDOWS_OS: 98/ME/NT/2K/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive
screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen
including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-
selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It has innovative
features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, resizing, cropping,
text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and many more.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: FastStone Soft
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Dave
SECOND: kapok


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[1.08] Screen Capture: Video
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PROGRAM_NAME: Screen2exe
VERSION: 1.2
HOMEPAGE: http://www.screen-record.com/index.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.screen-record.com/download.htm
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Excellent tool to capture desktop activity with voice and
save it as a self-playing .exe file.
REMARKS: Version 2.0 has been released after the Pricelessware nomination,
but before the vote (untested).
COMPANY: Stepok Image Lab.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Bear Bottoms
SECOND: David Cox


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[1.09] Shortcuts/Launchers
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PROGRAM_NAME: PStart
VERSION: 2.11
HOMEPAGE: http://www.pegtop.net/start/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.pegtop.net/files/PStartSetup211.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x/.../Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: PStart  is a simple tray tool to start user defined
applications. Designed to run portable applications (like portable Firefox
& Thunderbird), you can start anything runnable from USB key devices or
removable disks.
* Install PStart locally to your hard disk to have an additional start menu
with a quick program search feature.
* Install PStart to your USB stick to launch portable applications easily
and open important documents or folders.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Pegtop Software
AUTHOR: Jens Gruschel
NOMINATOR: Klaatu
SECOND: Ron May


PROGRAM_NAME: Tray It!
VERSION: 4.6.5.5
HOMEPAGE: http://www.teamcti.com/trayit/trayit.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.trayit.com/trayit/trayit_4_6_5_5.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/Me, NT/2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: TrayIt! allows to save precious Taskbar space for minimized
windows. For each application which applies TrayIt! it creates a small icon in
the System Tray. (System Tray area is located near the Clock). When
application's window is minimized this icon represents the application
on the Taskbar instead of the regular "minimized rectangle". It is
particularly useful for background tasks you typically keep running on
your PC all day long like your favorite E-mail client, Real Player,
etc.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Computer Technology Inc.
AUTHOR: Igor Nys
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Jim S


PROGRAM_NAME: USB Disk Ejector
VERSION: 1.1.2
HOMEPAGE: http://quick.mixnmojo.com/usb-disk-ejector
DOWNLOAD: http://quick.mixnmojo.com/downloads?download=USBDiskEjector1.1.2.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: A program that allows you to quickly remove USB devices
in Windows. It was originally designed to remove only USB pen drives
but will now eject any USB device. It can be run as a non-visual
command line program or a normal gui program. Its very useful if you
have a USB flash/pen drive, especially if you use a menu such as
PStart or the Portable Apps launcher.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Quick And Easy Software
AUTHOR: Ben Gorman [bgbennyboy]
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Klaatu


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[1.10] Wallpaper Manager
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PROGRAM_NAME: Wallpaper Changer
VERSION: 1.90
HOMEPAGE: http://www.wallpaperchanger.de/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.wallpaperchanger.de/pages/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Wallpaper Changer is a FREEWARE Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP
wallpaper manager that can change your background images on every startup,
once a day or at regular intervals. It features JPEG, PNG, GIF and BMP
support. Several options are provided, including the ability to change your
images in random order.

Your pictures can be automatically tiled, centered or resized to full
screen.  will determine the best matching background and the most
readable icon caption color for every wallpaper.
REMARKS: Supports the Windows 9x/NT multi-user environment and doesn't have
to be installed, it's a plain .exe file.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Frank Pleitz
NOMINATOR: Peggy
SECOND: Jim S



Development - Programming Applications:

[2.--] DEVELOPMENT-PROGRAMMING:
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[2.01] Automation: Macros   [2.02] Database Editor   [2.03] Editor: Hex
[2.04] Email Address Tool   [2.05] Link Checker   [2.06] Web Authoring: WYSIWYG



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[2.01] Automation: Macros
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PROGRAM_NAME: AutoHotkey
VERSION: 1.0.47.06
HOMEPAGE: http://www.autohotkey.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.autohotkey.com/download/AutoHotkeyInstall.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x/ME/NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: AutoHotkey has four primary features: 1) automating
repetitive tasks by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks (you can write
such macros by hand or use the macro recorder); 2) creating hotkeys for
keyboard, mouse, joystick, and handheld remote controls (virtually any
key, button, or combination can become a hotkey); 3) expanding
abbreviations as you type them (for example, typing "btw" can
automatically produce "by the way"); and 4) creating custom data entry
forms, user interfaces, and menu bars. AutoHotkey's secondary features
include changing soundcard settings (like volume or mute); using a
joystick or keyboard as a mouse; remapping keys; launching
programs/documents; making any window transparent, always-on-top, or
altering its shape; manipulating the clipboard; customizing the tray
menu's icon and menu items; displaying dialog boxes to interact with the
user; running existing AutoIt v2 scripts; and converting any script into
an EXE file that can be run on any computer.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Chris Mallett
NOMINATOR: Klaatu
SECOND: kapok


PROGRAM_NAME: AutoIt
VERSION: 3.2.12.1
HOMEPAGE: http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3
DOWNLOAD: http://www.autoitscript.com/cgi-bin/getfile.pl?autoit3/autoit-v3-setup.exe
WINDOWS_OS: All
OTHER_OS: none
DESCRIPTION: AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed
for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination
of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in
order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other
languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys). AutoIt is also very small, self-
contained and will run on all versions of Windows out-of-the-box with no
annoying "runtimes" required!
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Jonathan Bennett & AutoIt Team
NOMINATOR: Klaatu
SECOND: Craig


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[2.02] Database Editor
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PROGRAM_NAME: SQLite Database Browser
VERSION: 1.3
HOMEPAGE: http://sqlitebrowser.sourceforge.net/
DOWNLOAD: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=87946
WINDOWS_OS: Win32
OTHER_OS: POSIX (eg GNU-Linux, BSD, Mac OSX)
DESCRIPTION: SQLite Database Browser is a freeware, public domain, open
source visual tool used to create, design and edit database files
compatible with SQLite. It is meant to be used for users and developers
that want to create databases, edit and search data using a familiar
spreadsheet-like interface, without the need to learn complicated SQL
commands.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Mauricio Piacentini, Raquel Ravanini, Jens Miltner
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Dave


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[2.03] Editor: Hex
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PROGRAM_NAME: HxD
VERSION: 1.7.6.4
HOMEPAGE: http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd
DOWNLOAD: http://mh-nexus.de/en/downloads.php?product=HxD
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4, 2000, XP, 2003 or Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Feature-rich hex editor for files, disks and RAM
REMARKS: Available as portable and installable edition
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Maėl Hörz
NOMINATOR: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson
SECOND: Dave


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[2.04] Email Address Tool
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PROGRAM_NAME: Email Link Encoder
VERSION: 4.0
HOMEPAGE: http://www.alexnolan.net/software/email_link_encoder.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.alexnolan.net/software/email_link_encoder.htm
WINDOWS_OS: Win2k, Winxp (?others?)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: This antispam software utility enables you to encode your
email links on your website so they can't be extracted by rogue internet
spiders looking for email addresses to add to junk mailing lists. This
will help prevent you from getting huge amounts of spam. [NOTE: provides
three different methods of email obfuscation.  Simple, fast]
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Alex Nolan
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: F. Reeware


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[2.05] Link Checker
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PROGRAM_NAME: Xenu's Link Sleuth
VERSION: 1.2j
HOMEPAGE: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html
DOWNLOAD: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/XENU.ZIP
WINDOWS_OS: 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: Ubuntu via wine, under Crossover on a Mac
DESCRIPTION: Xenu's Link Sleuth (TM) checks Web sites for broken links.
Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins,
backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It
displays a continously updated list of URLs which you can sort by
different criteria. A report can be produced at any time.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Tilman Hausherr
NOMINATOR: Bear Bottoms
SECOND: Ninou


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[2.06] Web Authoring: WYSIWYG
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PROGRAM_NAME: KompoZer
VERSION: 0.7.10
HOMEPAGE: http://www.kompozer.net<> DOWNLOAD: http://www.kompozer.net/download.php<> WINDOWS_OS: All 32-bit
OTHER_OS: MAC OS X PPC/Intel, Several Linux versions
DESCRIPTION: KompoZer is an easy to use tabbed FOSS WYSIWYG HTML
editor considered to be a bug fix release for NVU.  Supports XML, CSS
and JavaScript.  Features include customizable toolbars, automated
spell checker, color picker and FTP site manager.  Simple enough for
beginners, yet has features that more experienced coders can
appreciate.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: CompoZer team (Fabien Cazenave aka Kazé et al.)
NOMINATOR: Ron May
SECOND: Craig



File and Disk Utilities:

[3.--] FILE AND DISK UTILITIES:
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[3.01] Archives: Extractor   [3.02] Archives: Zip-Unzip   [3.03] Backup: Drive
[3.04] Backup: Files   [3.05] Backup: Synchronize   [3.06] Cataloger
[3.07] Defrag Drives   [3.08] Directory utilities   [3.09] Duplicate File Checker: Images
[3.10] Explorer Add-On   [3.11] File Manager   [3.12] File Manager Tool: Delete Difficult Files
[3.13] File Recovery/Undelete   [3.14] File Renamer   [3.15] File Viewer
[3.16] File Wiper   [3.17] Files: Validate   [3.18] Miscellaneous File Utilites
[3.19] Partition Tool   [3.20] Recurse Directories   [3.21] Resource Tool: Extractor; Editor
[3.22] Search




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[3.01] Archives: Extractor
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PROGRAM_NAME: Universal Extractor
VERSION: 1.5
HOMEPAGE: http://www.legroom.net/software/uniextract
DOWNLOAD: http://www.legroom.net/software/uniextract
WINDOWS_OS: Win32
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Universal Extractor is a program do to exactly what it says:
extract files from any type of archive, whether it's a simple zip file, an
installation program, or even a Windows Installer (.msi) package. This
application is not intended to be a general purpose archiving program.
It will never replace 7-Zip, IzArch, WinRar etc.  What it will do is
allow you to extract files from virtually any type of archive,
regardless of source, compression method, etc.  Universal Extractor is
written in AutoIt, a powerful open source scripting language.
Universal Extractor itself, however, is just a front-end that uses
many other programs to do the dirty work.  Please see the Credits
section on the authors homepage for additional information.
Universal Extractor supports over 40 different file formats,
and offer language files for nearly 20 languages other than English.
Full list of supported formats and languages can be found on the
programs homepage.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Jared Breland
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: Ron May


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[3.02] Archives: Zip-Unzip
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PROGRAM_NAME: 7-Zip
VERSION: 4.57
HOMEPAGE: http://www.7-zip.org
DOWNLOAD: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: 32-bit Windows
OTHER_OS: Unofficial command line versions for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OSX, etc
DESCRIPTION: 7-Zip is a F/OSS file archiver with a high compression ratio.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Igor Pavlov
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Jim S


PROGRAM_NAME: IZArc
VERSION: 3.81
HOMEPAGE: http://www.izarc.org
DOWNLOAD: http://www.izarc.org/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: 98/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: IZArc supports many archive formats like: 7-ZIP, A, ACE,
ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ,
GZA, HA, IMG, ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MDF, MBF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3,
RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO. With a
modern easy-to-use interface, IZArc provides support for most compressed
and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools.
It allows you to drag and drop files from and to Windows Explorer, create
and extract archives directly in Windows Explorer, create multiple
archives spanning disks, creating self-extracting archives, repair
damaged zip archives, converting from one archive type to another, view
and write comments and many more. IZArc has also build-in multilanguage
support. With IZArc you can open CD image files like ISO, BIN, CDI and
NRG. It is also possible to convert such files from one type to another
(BIN to ISO, NRG to ISO). If you need to send large files to your
colleagues, friends or customers who may not have archiving tool you can
easily create self-extracting archive that can be extracted by simple
double click. IZArc can be configured to run your preferred Anti-Virus
scanner when you open any archives. IZArc supports 256-bit AES encryption
to secure your data. IZArc is integrated in Windows so you can perform
all archiving operations by using right-click menus in Windows Explorer.
If you have broken archives IZArc can help you to repair them with ease.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Ivan Zahariev
NOMINATOR: Klaatu
SECOND: Soren Hedeby Sorensen


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[3.03] Backup: Drive
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PROGRAM_NAME: Paragon Drive Backup Express
VERSION: 9.0
HOMEPAGE: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express
DOWNLOAD: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: 2000, XP, Vista
OTHER_OS: no
DESCRIPTION: Backing up your data is like an insurance, you never have
to worry if disaster strikes. Now there?s no more excuse for lost data
- this insurance costs you nothing! If your system and data are safe
now, keep them that way with Drive Backup 9.0 Express. This simple
easy to use software doesn't ask you bewildering questions  – it just
backs up your data when and where you tell it, and recovers whenever
disaster happens.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Paragon Software Group
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Soren Hedeby Sorensen
SECOND: Larry Sabo


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[3.04] Backup: Files
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PROGRAM_NAME: Cobian Backup
VERSION: 9.1.1.193
HOMEPAGE: http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/programz/cbSetup.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Cobian Backup is a multi-threaded program that can be used to
schedule and backup your files and directories from their original location to
other directories/drives in the same computer or other computer in
your network. FTP backup is also supported in both directions
(download and upload).

Cobian Backup exists in two different versions: application and
service. The program uses very few resources and can be running on the
background on your system, checking your backup schedule and executing
your backups when necessary. Cobian Backup is not an usual backup
application: it only copies your files and folders in original or
compressed mode to other destination, creating a security copy as a
result. So Cobian Backup can be better described as a "Scheduler for
security copies".

Cobian Backup supports several methods of compression and strong
encryption.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Luis Cobian
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Bill Day


PROGRAM_NAME: DriveImage XML
VERSION: 2.01
HOMEPAGE: http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.runtime.org/dixmlsetup.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows XP/Vista/2003 Server
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: DriveImage XML is an easy to use and reliable program for
imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. The program allows
you to: * Backup logical drives and partitions to image files * Browse
these images, view and extract files * Restore these images to the same or
a different drive * Copy directly from drive to drive * Schedule automatic
backups with your Task Scheduler Image creation uses Microsoft's Volume
Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe "hot images" even from
drives currently in use. Images are stored in XML files, allowing you to
process them with 3rd party tools. Never again be stuck with a useless
backup! Restore images to drives without having to reboot. NOTES: The
program will backup, image and restore drives formatted with FAT 12, 16, 32
and NTFS.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Runtime Software
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Klaatu
SECOND: Bear Bottoms


PROGRAM_NAME: Karen's Replicator
VERSION: 3.5.12
HOMEPAGE: http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator.asp
DOWNLOAD: http://www.karenware.com/progs/ptreplicator-setup.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000/2003/XP/VISTA
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives!
Karen's Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another.
Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network.
Options include repeated copies at intervals as short as a few
minutes, or as long as several months, copy only files that have
changed, and the replication of folder and file deletions.
Specify which files should not be copied, and also which days a file
should be skipped!

See hompage with links to several of Karenware's newsletters where the
program is described in detail.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Karen Kenworthy
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: F. Reeware


PROGRAM_NAME: XXCOPY
VERSION: 2.97.3
HOMEPAGE: http://www.xxcopy.com/index.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.xxcopy.com/index.htm#download
WINDOWS_OS: Win95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/2003/2008 (command line)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: A file/folder/system backup program.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Pixelab, Inc.
AUTHOR: Kan Yabumoto
NOMINATOR: John Fitzsimons
SECOND: Bjorn S.


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[3.05] Backup: Synchronize
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PROGRAM_NAME: SyncBack Freeware
VERSION: 3.2.19.0
HOMEPAGE: http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/freeware-hub.html
DOWNLOAD: http://www.2brightsparks.com/assets/software/SyncBack_Setup.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: SyncBack helps you easily backup and synchronise your files
to: the same drive; a different drive or medium (CDRW, CompactFlash, etc);
an FTP server; a Network; or a Zip archive.
REMARKS:
COMPANY:  2BrightSparks Pte Ltd
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Klaatu


PROGRAM_NAME: Unison
VERSION: 2.27.57
HOMEPAGE: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/
DOWNLOAD: http://alan.petitepomme.net/unison/index.html
WINDOWS_OS: 98, NT, 2000, XP
OTHER_OS: POSIX (eg GNU-Linux, BSD, Mac OSX)
DESCRIPTION: Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.
It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be
stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host),
modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the
changes in each replica to the other.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Benjamin C. Pierce (project leader)
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson


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[3.06] Cataloger
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PROGRAM_NAME: Cathy
VERSION: 2.28.1
HOMEPAGE: http://www.mtg.sk/rva
DOWNLOAD: http://www.mtg.sk/rva/Cathy.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x-Vista
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: An extremly small, very fast and easy to use media
cataloging tool. You can use it to index files stored on removable
media (CD's, DVD's or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, and
create searchable catalogs that can be used without having access to
original media. Searching capabilities are based on file name, date
and size. Additional features include filtering options, search
duplicates or singles, customizable date format, etc. Found files can
be opened (executed) or deleted directly, if they are present.
Drag&drop support. Directory trees, MP3 album/song lists can be
printed, disk space usage can be investigated. Single file executable,
no install needed.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Robert Vasicek
NOMINATOR: Ron May
SECOND: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson


PROGRAM_NAME: Disk Explorer Professional
VERSION: 3.60f11
HOMEPAGE: http://www.tjelinek.com/main.php?section=d
DOWNLOAD: http://www.tjelinek.com/main.php?section=dd
WINDOWS_OS: Winall
OTHER_OS: non
DESCRIPTION: This application is a powerful tool for catalogizing all
CDs, DVDs, floppies, ZIP disks, or other removable media, hard drives,
network drives, or even FTP servers on the Internet (they are called
volumes). Entire structure of volumes can be catalogized as well as
internal structure of various archive files (ZIP, RAR, ARJ, LZH, CAB,
TAR/GZIP, ACE, JAR and others) including self-extracting installers
(EXE).
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Tomas Jelinek
NOMINATOR: T0M
SECOND: Jim S


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[3.07] Defrag Drives
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PROGRAM_NAME: Defraggler
VERSION: 1.02.085
HOMEPAGE: http://www.defraggler.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.defraggler.com/download
WINDOWS_OS: 2000/XP/2003/Vista (including 64-bit versions)
OTHER_OS: No
DESCRIPTION: Defraggler is a defragmentation tool for files, folders
and partitions. After analysis, Defraggler lists all the fragmented
files and their paths, including size and no. of fragments. You can
then choose to select individual files to defragment. The program
requires no installation and can be run from a USB memory stick.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Piriform Ltd.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Yrrah
SECOND: F. Reeware


PROGRAM_NAME: JKDefrag
VERSION: 3.36
HOMEPAGE: http://www.kessels.com/Jkdefrag
DOWNLOAD: http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/JkDefrag-3.36.zip
(http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/JkDefrag64-3.36.zip for X64 version)
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/X64
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: JkDefrag is a disk defragmenter and optimizer for Windows
2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/X64. Completely automatic and very easy to
use, fast, low overhead, with several optimization strategies, and can
handle floppies, USB disks, memory sticks, and anything else that
looks like a disk to Windows. Included are a Windows version, a
commandline version (for scheduling by the task scheduler or for use
from administrator scripts), a screensaver version, a DLL library (for
use from programming languages), versions for Windows X64, and the
complete sources.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Jeroen Kessels
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: John Pearce


PROGRAM_NAME: JKDefragGUI
VERSION: 1.02
HOMEPAGE: http://www.emro.nl/freeware/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.emro.nl/freeware/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: 2000, XP, Vista, U3, Bart PE
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: JkDefragGUI is an Graphical User Interface which allows you to
easily select all the features JkDefrag, a freeware defragmentation tool made by
Jeroen Kessels has to offer. But is can do a lot more. JkDefragGUI can
schedule a defragmentation, install JkDefrag or it's screensaver but can
also do some small maintenance to your computer. It can be used to schedule
a defragmentation of your systemfiles like pagefile and registry files.
JkDefragGUI also supports CCleaner which can be used instead of the
internal cleaning function. It can also erase any information which is left
behind on your harddisk after erasing files. JkDefragGUI was created for
people who don't have the skills of an advanced user but still want to use
the powerful features JkDefrag has to offer or for those people who like a
GUI instead of using the command line.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Emiel Wieldraaijer
NOMINATOR: Duddits
SECOND: Larry Sabo


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[3.08] Directory utilities
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PROGRAM_NAME: dirhtml
VERSION: 4.831
HOMEPAGE: http://dirhtml.enware.info
DOWNLOAD: http://dirhtml.enware.info/dirhtml.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows NT/2000/XP/VISTA
OTHER_OS: under Wine on most Linux distributions
DESCRIPTION: Dirhtml a freeware index.html generator. Dirhtml
generates customizable html files from a folder branch.  Using
scripts, dirhtml can create unique and arbitrarily complex files.
The underlying concept of dirhtml is that it creates table-based
folder listings that can be formatted in any way the user can dream up
by using scripts.
Possible uses of dirhtml:
- Generate index.html pages for web servers
- Locate particular files on disks (including mapped network disks),
say like make index.html files for downloaded books, manuals,
software or other collections.
- Create randomized file lists (for example, lists of mp3 files)
- Generate index pages that span entire folder branches
Since dirhtml outputs html files, any build results in a static record
of a folder branch at the time it was executed, which can be saved for
future reference. Dirhtml can be run from the command line using batch
files. Consequently, it can regenerate all index.html's on a server
via a scheduled execution of appropriate batch files. Dirhtml is
portable, "registry green" freeware. Help files in hmtl-format
included.
REMARKS: Version 4.73 is the last that supports Windows 98
(available from homepage).
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Eric Nitzsche
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: Craig


PROGRAM_NAME: Ninotech Path Copy
VERSION: 4.0
HOMEPAGE: http://home.worldonline.dk/ninotech/freeutil.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/downloads/pathc400.zip
http://home.worldonline.dk/ninotech/download.htm#pathcopy
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Ninotech Path Copy is a shell extension for Windows 95, 98,
NT4, 2000,and XP that enables to copy the path of a file or directory to the
Clipboard. You can then paste the path in to your document, e-mail,
etc. You copy the path of a file or directory by right-clicking it in
the Windows Explorer and choosing Copy Path from the context menu.
The context menu then offers nine standard ways of copying the path,
in addition to the user defined copying methods that you create
yourself: (1) Short Name: File/folder name converted to 8.3
characters. (2)Long Name: File/folder name. (3)Short Folder:Parent
folder name converted to 8.3 characters. (4)Long Folder: Parent folder
name. (5)Short Path: Full path name converted to 8.3 characters.
(6)Long Path: Full path name. (7)Short UNC Path: Full UNC path name
converted to 8.3 characters (only enabled in network environment)
(8)Long UNC Path:Full UNC path name (only enabled in network
environment). (9)Internet Path: Full UNC path name converted to
Internet path (only enabled in network environment). (+)Setup...Create
your own copy methods for copying the path names.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Ninotech
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: John Fitzsimons
SECOND: Larry Sabo


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[3.09] Duplicate File Checker: Images
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PROGRAM_NAME: Dup Detector
VERSION: 3.201+
HOMEPAGE: http://www.photo-freeware.net/dupdetector.php
DOWNLOAD: http://www.photo-freeware.net/dupdetector.php
http://www.freeware-guide.com/rareware/DupDetector.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95 | 98 | ME | NT | 2000 | XP | Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Great app for finding duplicate and *near*-duplicate images.
REMARKS: LFW: Developer, Prismatic Software, "closed as of 5/28/06."
COMPANY: Prismatic Software
AUTHOR: William L. Hunt
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Susan Bugher


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[3.10] Explorer Add-On
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: FileMenu Tools
VERSION: 5.4.1
HOMEPAGE: http://www.lopesoft.com/en/index.html
DOWNLOAD: http://www.lopesoft.com/fmtools/FileMenuTools-setup.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista or later
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: FileMenu Tools allows you to customise the context menu of
Windows Explorer. And it lets you:
* Add some built-in utilities that perform operations on files and folders.
* Add customised commands which run external applications, copy/move to a
specific folder or delete specific file types.
* Configure the "Send to..." submenu.
* Enable/disable commands which are added by other applications to the
context menu.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: LopeSoft
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Klaatu
SECOND: John Pearce


PROGRAM_NAME: OpenExpert
VERSION: 1.40
HOMEPAGE: http://www.baxbex.com/products.html
DOWNLOAD: http://www.baxbex.com/downloads.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS: No
DESCRIPTION: With OpenExpert you can configure every filetype with its
own "open with..." submenu extension. So you can easily choose which
application you want to open that particular file. Simply right click
and select the program to open the particular file.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: BAxBEx Software
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Yrrah
SECOND: F. Reeware


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[3.11] File Manager
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PROGRAM_NAME: 2xExplorer
VERSION: 1.4.1.12
RELEASE_DATE: http://netez.com/2xExplorer
HOMEPAGE: http://www.free-downloads.net/downloads/2xExplorer/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.free-downloads.net/programs/2xExplorer
WINDOWS_OS: 95/98/NT4/2000/Me/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Dual pane file manager with additional tree view pane. Windows
Explorer replacement.
REMARKS: Peggy: I still think that 2Explorer vR7xx is better than the later
XYplorerFree; because of the good Search tool and also the view and edit
file tools also the folder size tool. I think some of these were dropped
from the  later freeware versions.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Nikos Bozinis
NOMINATOR: Peggy
SECOND: David Cox


PROGRAM_NAME: FreeCommander
VERSION: 2008.06b
HOMEPAGE: http://www.freecommander.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.freecommander.com/fc_downl_en.htm
WINDOWS_OS: 2K, XP, Vista ("Windows 98SE might work")
OTHER_OS: ---
DESCRIPTION: FreeCommander is a dual panel file manager with a tabbed
interface, file viewer, archive handling, FTP client, multi rename
tool, securing wiping of files, file splitting, file searching (inside
archive too), numerous localizations and much more.
REMARKS: T0M: Work very well under W98SE (I use it everyday !)
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Marek Jasinski
NOMINATOR: Yrrah
SECOND: Allan Higdon


PROGRAM_NAME: Q-Dir
VERSION: 3.29
HOMEPAGE: http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir&language=english
DOWNLOAD: http://www.softwareok.com/Download/Q-Dir_Installer.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98 ... Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Four pane file manager. Q-Dir makes your files and folder easy
to manage. Fast and easy access, with an amazing Quadro-View technique. You don't have to
renounce the usual, Drag and Drop, all Views, and other functions of your
system. No! Q-Dir gives you other nice functions, that make you happy. One
can save many hand moves and also time!
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Nenad Hrg
NOMINATOR: Klaatu
SECOND: John Pearce


PROGRAM_NAME: XYplorer (was: TrackerV3)
VERSION: 5.55.0001 (last freeware version)
HOMEPAGE: http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page22.html
DOWNLOAD: http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/files/xyplorer_free.zip
http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/ftp/Programs/xyplorer_free.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: XYplorer is an Advanced File System Explorer. It comes with
an Windows Explorer-like interface but has a far broader scope: you get
much more information and you get it all on the fly, plus variously
enhanced functionality and ease of use, tabbed browsing, extended file
find, reporting features, and instant preview of font, HTML, image,
audio, and video files, plus ASCII/binary file viewer.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Donald Lessau
NOMINATOR: John Fitzsimons
SECOND: Dave


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[3.12] File Manager Tool: Delete Difficult Files
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PROGRAM_NAME: Unlocker
VERSION: 1.8.7
HOMEPAGE: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
DOWNLOAD: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/unlocker1.8.7.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Ever had such an annoying message given by Windows: Cannot
delete file: Access is denied. There has been a sharing violation. The source
or destination file may be in use or the file is in use by another
program or user. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and
that the file is not currently in use. Unlocker is the solution.
Unlocker is an Explorer extension that allows you with a simple
right-click of the mouse on a file or folder to get rid of error
message such as error deleting file or folder, cannot delete folder:
it is used by another person or program.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Cedrick Collomb
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Dan Goodman


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[3.13] File Recovery/Undelete
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PROGRAM_NAME: Recuva
VERSION: 1.18.344
HOMEPAGE: http://www.recuva.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.recuva.com/download
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98 / 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows
utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your
computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as
images and other files that have been deleted by user error from
digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back
files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses!
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Piriform Ltd.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Rom


PROGRAM_NAME: Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier
VERSION: 3.56
HOMEPAGE: http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=29
DOWNLOAD: http://www.roadkil.net/download.php?File=unstopcp
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Recovers files from disks with physical damage. Allows you to
copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that
just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt to recover
every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together. Using this
method most types of files can be made useable even if some parts were not
recoverable in the end. Batch execution is supported.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Roadkil.Net
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson
SECOND: Dave


PROGRAM_NAME: Undelete Plus
VERSION: 2.97
HOMEPAGE: http://undelete-plus.com/
DOWNLOAD: http://undelete-plus.com/files/undelete_plus_setup.exe; Portable version: http://undelete-plus.com/files/undelete_plus.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Win 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Undelete Plus is a quick and effective way to restore
accidentally deleted files. It can also recover files that have been emptied from
the Recycle Bin, permanantly deleted files within Windows using the
Shift + Delete, and files that have been deleted from within a Command
Prompt. For a limited time Undelete Plus is FREE Software for general
non-commercial use.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Phoenix Technologies LTD.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Dave


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[3.14] File Renamer
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Bulk Rename Utility
VERSION: 2.7.0.4
HOMEPAGE: http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk
DOWNLOAD: http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Download.php
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista32/Vista64
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Bulk Rename Utility is a utility which allows you to easily
rename files and directories, based upon extemely flexible criteria. Add
date-stamps, replace numbers, insert strings, convert case, add
auto-numbers, process folders and subfolders....plus loads more!
REMARKS: The site says: For anyone who doesn't frequent the forum, I announced a
few weeks ago that Bulk Rename Utility had reached the end of its development
lifecyle, and that the current release would be the final release.
This news item confirms that statement. Support will continue to be available for the product until
the end of 2008.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Jim Willsher
NOMINATOR: Peggy
SECOND: Bjorn S.


PROGRAM_NAME: Lupas Rename
VERSION: 5.0
HOMEPAGE: http://rename.lupasfreeware.org
DOWNLOAD: http://rename.lupasfreeware.org/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: WinAll
OTHER_OS: Non
DESCRIPTION: Lupas Rename is a freeware utility that allows you to rename
a masive number of files easily.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Ivan Anton Albarracin
NOMINATOR: T0M
SECOND: Dave


PROGRAM_NAME: Oscar's File Renamer
VERSION: 1.1
HOMEPAGE: http://www.mediachance.com/free/renamer.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.mediachance.com/free/renamer.htm
WINDOWS_OS: 98/2000/XP; Vista Home Basic outside Program Files folder
confirmed
OTHER_OS: No
DESCRIPTION: Oscar's File Renamer takes and enhances the idea of
editing files in directory in a full featured Text editor and then
writing all the changes at once into the files. Simply select a
directory and the files will appear in the File Name Editor, a text
editor with some additional changes (f.e. you can't add or delete
line). You can use all the editor functions like Quick find, Replace,
multiple Undo/Redo, Macros and of course normal editing.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Mediachance
AUTHOR: Roman Voska (aka Oscar)
NOMINATOR: Yrrah
SECOND: Ron May


PROGRAM_NAME: THE Rename
VERSION: 2.1.6
HOMEPAGE: http://www.herve-thouzard.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.herve-thouzard.com/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?cid=2&lid=59
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95; 98; ME; 2000; XP; Windows Server 2003
OTHER_OS: n/a
DESCRIPTION: THE Rename is a program designed to help you to rename files
and folders en masse with a number of possibilities and options. You can rename a
series of files with a counter: pict0001.jpg, pict0002.jpg,
pict0003.jpg... You can rename files so the prefix is in upper case and
the extension is in lower case. The program is useful for people who
publish pages on Internet and need to convert file names to lower case.
The file attribute changer is a very useful option for anyone using a CD
recorder. You can rename pictures with their width and height. You can
rename audio files (MP3, VQF, OGG and WMA files) based on their internal
tags. You can rename files and folders If you have a digital camera, THE
Rename can use (EXIF) tags that your camera include inside photos.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Hervé Thouzard
NOMINATOR: Susan Bugher
SECOND: Bjorn S.


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[3.15] File Viewer
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Lister
VERSION: 6.5 [TC]
HOMEPAGE: http://www.ghisler.com/tools.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://ghisler.fileburst.com/addons/lister32.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/VISTA (32-bit); Windows 3.x (16
bit) with less functionality
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: External version of Total Commander's
built-in viewer. Lister is a standalone viewer for text (ASCII, ANSI,
Unicode, UTF-8, RTF), html files (formatted text and links), bitmaps
and certain multimedia files. Any file can be browsed with a fixed
length binary and a hex view. Lister can display pictures and other
multimedia files using Irfanview or XNView as a filter. Lister Plugins
written for Total Commander are supported, too. These plugins are
available for a broad variety of file formats (executables, databases,
CAD, GIS, office documents, archive files, fonts, Palm files,
torrents, playlists,...), making Lister an excellent multi-format
viewer. Some plugins also add edit facilities. Documents can be
searched for text and hexadecimal strings. Text can be selected,
copied to clipboard and printed. Customization is possible via command
line and (if necessary various) *.ini file(s).
REMARKS: BeAr (2006): Lister is very fast and handles files of nearly
unlimited size without problems. Plugins should be tested after installation. Some
are not stable, yet, and may crash Lister.
Bjorn S. (2008): Lister is perfect for quick offline text-mode viewing of
html files; tags are stripped, links and most basic layout kept.

Lister extensions (plugins) descriptions; downloads:
Official Plugins site: http://www.ghisler.com/plugins.htm
Plugins (includes new and beta versions): http://www.totalcmd.net/directory/lister.html
COMPANY: C. Ghisler & Co.
AUTHOR: Christian Ghisler
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: Dave


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[3.16] File Wiper
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Eraser
VERSION: 5.86a
HOMEPAGE: http://www.heidi.ie/node/6
DOWNLOAD: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=37015&package_id=65323&release_id=567184
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS: DOS
DESCRIPTION: Eraser is a secure file deletion tool that allows you to
completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several
times with sophisticated patterns (Gutman, USDoD and others). You can
simply drag and drop files and/or folders onto the on-demand eraser,
use the convenient Windows Explorer right-click extension or use the
built-in scheduler for automated wiping of unused disk space, browser
cache files etc. Easy to use and secure!
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Heidi Computers Ltd. and Eraser GNU development team
AUTHOR: Sami Tolvanen (original author); Garrett Trant (current project
admin)
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Dave


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[3.17] Files: Validate
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Hash
VERSION: 1.04
HOMEPAGE: http://keir.net/
DOWNLOAD: http://keir.net/hash.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95; 98; NT; 2000; XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Hash is a small GUI tool designed to perform MD5, SHA1and
CRC32 hashing functions on a number of files. The file size and modified date is also
optionally shown. Results displayed in the window can easily be copied
to the Windows clipboard or saved to a text file. The program allows
direct browsing of multiple files and files can also be dragged and
dropped onto the window. Files (with support for wildcard selections)
can also be supplied on the command line. A convenient use for this
functionality is to place a shortcut to the program in the SendTo
directory (C:\Documents and Settings\[name]\SendTo) so you can send
arbitrary files to it from the Explorer shell.
REMARKS: No Install
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Robin Keir
NOMINATOR: Susan Bugher
SECOND: Bear Bottoms


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[3.18] Miscellaneous File Utilites
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: FileAlyzer
VERSION: 1.6.0.4
HOMEPAGE: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/filealyzer/index.html
DOWNLOAD: http://www.safer-networking.org/files/filealyz.exe
WINDOWS_OS: All
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: FileAlyzer is a tool to analyze files - the name itself was
initially just a typo of FileAnalyzer, but after a few days I decided to
keep it. FileAlyzer allows a basic analysis of files (showing file
properties and file contents in hex dump form) and is able to interpret
common file contents like resources structures (like text, graphics, HTML,
media and PE).
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Safer Networking Ltd.
AUTHOR: Patrick Michael Kolla
NOMINATOR: zxcar
SECOND: Craig


PROGRAM_NAME: Filenote (ShellTools)
VERSION: 1.0.1
HOMEPAGE: http://www.moonsoftware.com/shelltools.asp
DOWNLOAD: FileNote: http://www.download.com/FileNote/3000-2094_4-10019651.html;
Shell Tools: http://www.moonsoftware.com/getfile.asp?shelltools
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: FileNote is a little shell extension that allows you to add
textual descriptions to your files. It adds one command to the shell context
menu of a file object. This command lets you easily edit or create a
text file that has the same name as the initial file, but with the
extension TXT. For example, if you have a file, MyImage.jpg, you
right-click on that file and choose the FileNote command from the
context menu. A new text file called MyImage.txt is created and
Notepad is opened to edit that text file. If a text file with that
name already exists, it will be opened for viewing/editing.

Notice: Filenote comes as part of the authors ShellTools install.
Shell Tools is a collection of free Windows shell extensions and
utilities. The package contains updated versions of the authors old
shell extensions FontLoader, FileNote, RegisterEx, CopyURL and new
ones, including a control panel that allows you to control all the
extensions in one place. You can disable (most of) the other
extensions if for example you only want to use FileNote.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Moon Software
AUTHOR: Ahto Tanner
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Bjorn S.


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[3.19] Partition Tool
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PROGRAM_NAME: GParted LiveCD
VERSION: 0.3.7-7
HOMEPAGE: http://gparted.sourceforge.net
DOWNLOAD: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
WINDOWS_OS: n/a
OTHER_OS: Bootable Linux CD, no other OS required
DESCRIPTION: GParted Live CD is the Gnome Partition Editor application on a
bootable Linux CD-ROM. Gparted can create, destroy, resize, move,
check and copy disk partitions.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Gparted team
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Bjorn S.


======================================================================
[3.20] Recurse Directories
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: docmd
VERSION: 1.3
HOMEPAGE: http://thomaslauer.com/comp/docmd
DOWNLOAD: http://thomaslauer.com/download/docmd13.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Win32
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Command line tool to traverse a whole drive or a directory
tree and print or perform a command on every file and/or directory. It
supports complex criteria, including wildcards, Perl regular expressions,
size/date/time patterns, and more.
REMARKS: Written in the Idle Scripting Language.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Thomas Lauer
NOMINATOR: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson
SECOND: Dave


======================================================================
[3.21] Resource Tool: Extractor; Editor
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Resource Hacker
VERSION: 3.4.0
HOMEPAGE: http://angusj.com/resourcehacker
DOWNLOAD: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/reshack.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Resource Hacker is a utility to view, modify, rename, add,
delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource
files (*.res). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and
decompiler. Cursor, Icon, Bitmap, GIF, AVI, and JPG resource images can
be viewed. WAV and MIDI audio resources can be played. Menus, Dialogs,
MessageTables, StringTables, Accelerators, Delphi Forms, and VersionInfo
resources can be viewed as decompiled resource scripts. Menus and Dialogs
can also be viewed as they would appear in a running application.
Resources can be saved as image files, as script files, as binary
resource files, or as untyped binary files. Resources can be modified by
replacing the resource with a resource located in another file or by
using the internal resource script compiler. Dialog controls can also be
visually moved and/or resized by clicking and dragging the respective
dialog controls prior to recompiling with the internal compiler.
Resources can be added to an application by copying them from external
resource files.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Angus Johnson
NOMINATOR: kew
SECOND: Dave


======================================================================
[3.22] Search
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Agent Ransack
VERSION: 1.7.3 (build 332)
HOMEPAGE: http://www.mythicsoft.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/download.aspx
WINDOWS_OS: Win 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/SP2/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: Agent Ransack is a free tool for finding files and
information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching
the contents of files Agent Ransack displays the text found so you can
quickly browse the results without having to separately open each
file! Agent Ransack provides compelling advantages over similar search
tools: Regular expressions that allow complex rule based searches.
Immediate contents results view. Various wizards to walk the user
through the searching process.
REMARKS: NOTES: registration requested, but not
required (name and e-mail)
COMPANY: Mythicsoft Ltd.
AUTHOR: Dave Vest
NOMINATOR: Ron May
SECOND: Bjorn S.


PROGRAM_NAME: Copernic Desktop Search Home
VERSION: 3
HOMEPAGE: http://www.copernic.com/en/products/desktop-search/home/index.html
DOWNLOAD: http://www.copernic.com/en/products/desktop-search/home/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Free for non-commercial home use, Copernic Desktop Search HOME
(CDSH) allows you to instantly search the content of your files(*),
e-mails and e-mail attachments (supported mail formats: Outlook
versions, Thunderbird, Eudora v.5+). But before you can search CDS
must build an index for all your files(*), and later continuously
update the index when new files are added or old deleted. CDS does not
index while you are using your mouse or keyboard, or when your CPU is
being heavily solicited by another application. You can change these
configuration settings from the "Index & Performance" tab of the
Options" window of CDS. Note that indexing is always performed at
full speed when the CDS main window is open and active (in
foreground).
*CDSH supports many common file formats, for a list see
http://www.copernic.com/en/products/desktop-search/home/faq.html
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Copernic Inc.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: Sysyphus' Sister


PROGRAM_NAME: Google Desktop
VERSION: 5.8.809.8522
HOMEPAGE: http://desktop.google.com/features.html
DOWNLOAD: http://desktop.google.com/index.html
WINDOWS_OS: Win98se, Win2k, WinXP, VISTA
OTHER_OS: Linux and Mac OS X
DESCRIPTION: Google Desktop makes searching your computer as easy as
searching the
web with Google. It's a desktop search application that provides full
text search over your email, files, music, photos, chats, Gmail, web
pages that you've viewed, and more. By making your computer
searchable, Desktop puts your information easily within your reach and
frees you from having to manually organize your files, emails and
bookmarks.

Google Desktop doesn't just help you search your computer; it also
helps you gather new information from the web and stay organized with
gadgets and sidebar. Google Gadgets can be placed anywhere on your
desktop to show you new email, weather, photos, personalized news, and
more. Sidebar is a vertical bar on your desktop that helps you keep
your gadgets organized.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Google Inc.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Caesar Romano
SECOND: Vic Dura



Graphics Applications:

[4.--] GRAPHICS:
================
[4.01] Editor   [4.02] Editor & Management   [4.03] Editor: Icon / Cursor
[4.04] Editor: Photo-Paint   [4.05] Editor: Photo-Paint / Natural Media   [4.06] Exif Tool
[4.07] Viewer   [4.08] Viewer / Editor



======================================================================
[4.01] Editor
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: GIMP
VERSION: 2.4.7
RELEASE_DATE: 39681
HOMEPAGE: http://www.gimp.org
DOWNLOAD: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
WINDOWS_OS: Win2k, XP, Vista
OTHER_OS: POSIX OS (GNU/Linux, Mac OSX, UNIX)
DESCRIPTION: GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely
distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image
composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in
many languages.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: The GIMP Development Team
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Duddits


======================================================================
[4.02] Editor & Management
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Picasa 2
VERSION: 2.7
RELEASE_DATE: 39681
HOMEPAGE: http://picasa.google.com/download_picasa.html
DOWNLOAD: http://picasa.google.com/download_picasa.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: Linux
DESCRIPTION: Organize and view your entire photo collection in one
place. Edit pictures, crop, fix red-eye.  Create collages and
slideshows. Share online with family and friends using Picasa Web Albums.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Google Inc. (was Picasa Inc.)
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Dave


======================================================================
[4.03] Editor: Icon / Cursor
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: IcoFX
VERSION: 1.63
RELEASE_DATE: 39675
HOMEPAGE: http://icofx.ro
DOWNLOAD: http://icofx.ro/downloads.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32/64-bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: IcoFX is an award winning freeware icon editor. It is an
all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. It is
designed to work with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Macintosh icons
supporting transparency.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Attila Kovrig
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: John Pearce


======================================================================
[4.04] Editor: Photo-Paint
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: LightBox Image Editor (Free version)
VERSION: 1.2 (Free version)
RELEASE_DATE: 39656
HOMEPAGE: http://www.lightboxeditor.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.lightboxeditor.com/lightboxfree.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: LightBox Free Image Editor enables you to correct and adjust
your images. The program offers all the standard editing features,
including crop, rotate and sharpening as well as level adjustments,
red-eye removal, advanced color balancing, contrast adjustments and
several automatic image correction. You can review a before/after
version of the edited image and also undo any changes that have been
applied. Other features include interactive pop-up help (which can be
disabled), grayscale conversion, image borders, smart light fill and
more. A Pro version is also available and can be activated from within
the free version.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: 19th Parallel, LLC.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Bear Bottoms


PROGRAM_NAME: Paint.NET
VERSION: 3.36
RELEASE_DATE: 39686
HOMEPAGE: http://www.getpaint.net/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.getpaint.net/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows Server
(2003 SP1 or later) and .NET Framework 2.0 or newer. 64-bit support
requires a 64-bit CPU that is running a 64-bit version of Windows.
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for
computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative
user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special
effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active
and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and
plugins.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: dotPDN LLC
AUTHOR: Rick Brewster et al.
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Dave


PROGRAM_NAME: PhotoFiltre
VERSION: 6.3.1
RELEASE_DATE: 39460
HOMEPAGE: http://www.photofiltre.com
DOWNLOAD: http://photofiltre.free.fr/download_en.htm
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: PhotoFiltre is a complete image retouching program. It allows
you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a vast range
of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy
learning curve.  Free for personal use.
REMARKS: English helpfiles translated by John Corliss (ACF).
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Antonio Da Cruz
NOMINATOR: Peggy
SECOND: Ron May


======================================================================
[4.05] Editor: Photo-Paint / Natural Media
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Artweaver
VERSION: 0.5.3
RELEASE_DATE: 39642
HOMEPAGE: http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version
DOWNLOAD: http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?downloads_en
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista (32/64-bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative
painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you
need for your work. You can create sketches from photos and experiment
with a wide range of brushes. The brush simulation is thereby so
realistic as possible.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Boris Eyrich
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Duddits


======================================================================
[4.06] Exif Tool
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: ExifTool/ExifTool GUI
VERSION: 7.41 (ExifTool) / 3.22 (ExifTool GUI)
RELEASE_DATE: 28.08.2008 (ExifTool) / 2008-09-07 (ExifTool GUI)
HOMEPAGE: http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
http://freeweb.siol.net/hrastni3/foto/exif/exiftoolgui.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/exiftool-7.41.zip
http://freeweb.siol.net/hrastni3/foto/exif/exiftoolgui.zip
WINDOWS_OS: All
OTHER_OS: Mac OS X, Linux
DESCRIPTION: ExifTool:
ExifTool is a platform-independent Perl library plus a
command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta
information in image, audio and video files. ExifTool supports many
different types of metadata including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF,
GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, as well as
the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, FujiFilm, HP,
JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Nikon, Olympus/Epson,
Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Ricoh, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.

ExifTool is also available as a stand-alone Windows executable and a
Macintosh OS X package. Note that these versions contain the executable
only, and do not include the HTML documentation or other files of the
full distribution above.

ExifTool GUI:
ExifTool is "Command-Line" utility. That means, there's no
Graphic User Interface (GUI), so all work must be done by typing commands
inside "Command Prompt" window. Such approach gives ExifTool great
flexibility, but is somehow difficult to use -especially for those who
aren't familiar with old DOS workflow.

So, I've decided do make some simple ExifTool GUI for my private use.
There are allready some GUI's that make use of ExifTool, but some of them
are not flexible enough (for my needs) and/or have quite limited use.
Making ExifToolGUI, the main goal was:
# -view all metadata that ExifTool recognizes,
# -ability to edit most frequently used Exif, IPTC and XMP metadata tags,
# -batch capability (where appropriate), means: you can select multiple
files and modify them at once.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Phil Harvey [ExifTool]
HBx [ExifTool GUI]
NOMINATOR: Dave
SECOND: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson


======================================================================
[4.07] Viewer
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: FastStone Image Viewer
VERSION: 3.6
RELEASE_DATE: 39706
HOMEPAGE: http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDownload.htm
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista (32 and 64 bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image
browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include
image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing,
resizing, cropping and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive
full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail
browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when
your mouse touches the four edges of the screen. Other features
include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+
transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop
shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much
more. It supports all major graphic formats (BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000,
animated GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA) and popular digital
camera RAW formats (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, MRW, ORF, SRF and DNG).
REMARKS:
COMPANY: FastStone Soft
AUTHOR: Andrew Lu
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Soren Hedeby Sorensen


PROGRAM_NAME: Xnview
VERSION: 1.94.2
RELEASE_DATE: 39661
HOMEPAGE: http://www.xnview.com
DOWNLOAD: http://pagesperso-orange.fr/pierre.g/xnview/endownload.html
WINDOWS_OS: All
OTHER_OS: Mac OS, Linux, and a lot of more (older versions sometimes
only available)
DESCRIPTION: An efficient multimedia viewer, browser and converter
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Pierre-E Gougelet
NOMINATOR: T0M
SECOND: kapok


======================================================================
[4.08] Viewer / Editor
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: IrfanView
VERSION: 4.20
RELEASE_DATE: 39645
HOMEPAGE: http://www.irfanview.net/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.irfanview.net/
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: IrfanView is a fast, compact and innovative graphics
viewer. In addition to standard image viewing, it includes many
additional features including slideshow, batch conversion, image
adjustment, image editing, resizing, panorama stitching and more. The
functionality can be further extended via plug-ins that are widely
available.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Irfan Skiljan
NOMINATOR: F. Reeware
SECOND: Craig



Internet Applications:

[5.--] INTERNET:
================
[5.01] Browser   [5.02] Browser Add-on   [5.03] Browser Bookmark Manager
[5.04] Browser Tool   [5.05] Browser: Suite   [5.06] Chat Client
[5.07] Content Filter: Hosts   [5.08] Download Manager   [5.09] DUN
[5.10] Email Checker   [5.11] Email Client   [5.12] Email Tool: Spam
[5.13] FTP Client   [5.14] Mail & News Server   [5.15] Newsreader
[5.16] Phone On-Line   [5.17] RSS Client   [5.18] Telnet & SSH
[5.19] Virtual Network Computing   [5.20] Website Copier



======================================================================
[5.01] Browser
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: K-Meleon
VERSION: 1.5
RELEASE_DATE: 39668
HOMEPAGE: http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net
DOWNLOAD: http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server; Windows 9x and NT 4.0 with updated
Microsoft libraries
OTHER_OS: ---
DESCRIPTION: K-Meleon is an extremely fast, customizable, lightweight
web browser for the Win32 (Windows) platform based on the Gecko layout
engine (the rendering engine of Mozilla). K-Meleon is free, open
source software released under the GNU General Public License.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: K-Meleon project team
NOMINATOR: Yrrah
SECOND: F. Reeware


PROGRAM_NAME: Mozilla Firefox
VERSION: 3.0.1
RELEASE_DATE: 39645
HOMEPAGE: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/all.html
WINDOWS_OS: Win2k, XP, Vista, Server 2003
OTHER_OS: POSIX (GNU-Linux, BSD, Mac OSX)
DESCRIPTION: The award-winning Web browser is better than ever. Browse the
Web with confidence. Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups.
Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It's easy
to import your favorites and settings and get started.

The latest version delivers easier navigation for everyone, including
those who are visually or motor-impaired. Firefox is the first browser
to support DHTML accessibility, which, when enabled by Web authors,
allows rich Web applications to be read aloud. Users may navigate with
keystrokes rather than mouse clicks, reducing the tabbing required to
navigate documents such as spreadsheets. Firefox is also the first
browser to meet US federal government requirements that software be
easily accessible to users with physical impairments.

REMARKS: Craig: The little engine that could.  Or, the mouse that roars.
Or, Chrome's predecessor.

COMPANY: Mozilla.org
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Craig


======================================================================
[5.02] Browser Add-on
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Adblock Plus
VERSION: 0.7.5.5
RELEASE_DATE: 39616
HOMEPAGE: http://adblockplus.org/en
DOWNLOAD: Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1865
SeaMonkey: https://addons.mozilla.org/seamonkey/addon/1865
WINDOWS_OS: As per browser system requirements
OTHER_OS: As per browser system requirements
DESCRIPTION: Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the
internet that often take longer to download than everything else on
the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Wladimir Palant
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Craig


PROGRAM_NAME: Flashblock
VERSION: 1.5.6
RELEASE_DATE: 39584
HOMEPAGE: http://flashblock.mozdev.org
DOWNLOAD: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/433
WINDOWS_OS: As per browser system requirements
OTHER_OS: As per browser system requirements
DESCRIPTION: Flashblock is an extension for the Mozilla, Firefox, and
Netscape browsers that takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with
Macromedia Flash content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content
from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow
you to click to download and then view the Flash content.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Lorenzo Colitti, Philip Chee
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Craig


PROGRAM_NAME: IE7Pro
VERSION: 2.3
RELEASE_DATE: 39588
HOMEPAGE: http://www.ie7pro.com
DOWNLOAD: 32-bit: http://www.ie7pro.com/download.php
64-bit (Only for 64Bit IE!): http://www.ie7pro.com/ie7pro_x64.html

WINDOWS_OS: Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista. For IE6/7 and above
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: IE7Pro is a must have add-on for Internet Explorer, which
includes a lot of features and tweaks to make your IE friendlier, more
useful, secure and customizable. IE7Pro includes Tabbed Browsing
Management, Spell Check, Inline Search, Super Drag Drop, Crash
Recovery, Proxy Switcher, Mouse Gesture, Tab History Browser, Web
Accelerator, User Agent Switcher, Webpage Capturer, AD Blocker, Flash
Block, Greasemonkey like User Scripts platform, User Plug-ins, MiniDM,
Google sponsored search,IE Faster and many more power packed features.
You can customize not just Internet Explorer, but even your favorite
website according to your need and taste using IE7Pro.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: IE7Pro team
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Jim S


PROGRAM_NAME: NoScript
VERSION: 1.8
RELEASE_DATE: 39690
HOMEPAGE: http://noscript.net
DOWNLOAD: http://noscript.net/getit
WINDOWS_OS: Windows
OTHER_OS: Linux; Mac OS X
DESCRIPTION: The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for
Firefox, Flock, SeaMonkey and other Mozilla-based browsers.  This free,
open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be
executed only by trusted web sites of your choice, and provides Anti-XSS
protection.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: InformAction
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: iNcReDuLoUs
SECOND: Craig


======================================================================
[5.03] Browser Bookmark Manager
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: AM-Deadlink
VERSION: 3.3
RELEASE_DATE: 39643
HOMEPAGE: http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.aignes.com/download/dlsetup.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Win9x/ME/NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Detects dead links and duplicates in browser bookmarks and
text files. If a bookmark has become unavailable you can verify and
delete it permanently. Additionally you can download FavIcons for all
your Favorites and Bookmarks.

REMARKS: AM-Deadlink does not directly support Firefox 3.x (because the
sqlite-format). AM-Deadlink is still
usable for Firefox, if the bookmarks are exported as HTML and
then (after AM-Deadlink makes the necesarry changes) back imported.
COMPANY: Aignesberger Software GmbH
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Jim S


======================================================================
[5.04] Browser Tool
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: MozBackup
VERSION: 1.4.8
RELEASE_DATE: 39585
HOMEPAGE: http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/
DOWNLOAD: http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: MozBackup is a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla
Firefox,
Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Sunbird, Flock, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite,
Spicebird and Netscape profiles. It allows you to backup and restore
bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, extensions, cache etc. MozBackup
is compatible with:
* Firefox 1.0 - 3.0
* Thunderbird 1.0 - 3.0 Alpha 1
* Sunbird 0.3 - 0.8
* Flock 1.0 - 1.1
* SeaMonkey 1.0a - 1.1
* Mozilla Suite 1.7 - 1.7.x
* Spicebird 0.4
* Netscape 7.x, 9.x
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Pavel Cvrcek
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Klaatu


======================================================================
[5.05] Browser: Suite
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Opera
VERSION: 9.52
RELEASE_DATE: 39674
HOMEPAGE: http://www.opera.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.opera.com/download/
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS: Solaris, QNX, OS/2, MacOS, Linux, FreeBSD, BeOS
DESCRIPTION: Browser suite
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Opera Software
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: T0M
SECOND: kapok


PROGRAM_NAME: SeaMonkey
VERSION: 1.1.11
RELEASE_DATE: 39640
HOMEPAGE: http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/
WINDOWS_OS: Win98, Win ME, WinNT, Win2k, XP, Vista
OTHER_OS: POSIX (eg GNU-Linux, Mac OSX)
DESCRIPTION: All-in-one Internet application suite.  Successor to Netscape.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: SeaMonkey project team
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Jim S


======================================================================
[5.06] Chat Client
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Miranda IM
VERSION: 0.7.10
RELEASE_DATE: 39694
HOMEPAGE: http://www.miranda-im.org
DOWNLOAD: http://www.miranda-im.org/download/
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=94142&package_id=100076
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / 2003 / XP / Vista
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: Miranda IM is a multi-protocol instant messaging client
for Windows. Very light on system resources and extremely fast, Miranda
IM requires no installation and can be made to fit on a single floppy
disk or USB drive. Featuring a powerful plugin-based framework and
boasting over 350 plugins, Miranda IM is one of the most flexible and
customisable messaging clients on the planet.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Miranda IM team
NOMINATOR: s|b
SECOND: kew


======================================================================
[5.07] Content Filter: Hosts
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: HostsMan
VERSION: 3.1.57
RELEASE_DATE: 39652
HOMEPAGE: http://www.abelhadigital.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.abelhadigital.com/2008/07/hostsman-3157-released.html
WINDOWS_OS: 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: Free for non-commercial use only.  Hosts file manager
and editor.  Toggle hosts on/off with one button.  Download and merge
hosts files from several sources.  Scan hosts for errors, duplicates
and possible hijacks.  Very simple GUI but can also be run with
command line parameters.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: abelhadigital.com team
NOMINATOR: Ron May
SECOND: Bear Bottoms


======================================================================
[5.08] Download Manager
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: µTorrent
VERSION: 1.8 Stable
RELEASE_DATE: 39673
HOMEPAGE: http://www.utorrent.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.utorrent.com/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95 (Winsock2)/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS: works with Wine
DESCRIPTION: µTorrent is a lightweight, feature rich and high
performing BitTorrent client. µTorrent is a resource-friendly
client with features including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling,
RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet.
Various icon, toolbar graphic and status icon replacements are
available, and creating your own is possible. µTorrent also has
support for localization, and with a language file present it will
automatically switch to your system language. 43 languages currently
supported, and you can easily add your own, or edit other existing
language files to improve them.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: BitTorrent Inc.
AUTHOR: Ludvig Strigeus (original author)
NOMINATOR: kew
SECOND: Bjorn S.


PROGRAM_NAME: ORBIT downloader
VERSION: 2.7.5
RELEASE_DATE: 39682
HOMEPAGE: http://www.orbitdownloader.com
DOWNLOAD: http://dl.orbitdownloader.com/dl/OrbitDownloaderSetup.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows NT /2000 /XP /2003 /Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Orbit Downloader, leader of download manager revolution, is
devoted to new generation Web application downloading to make downloads more
easier and faster. It is a free all-in-one downloader which can
download any social media. Orbit Downloader release Grab Pro to
support video download from sites which use anti-leeching technology
like YouTube, Pandora, imeem. It is also famous for super light, great
speed, and rapidshare supported
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Orbit Downloader team
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Ninou


======================================================================
[5.09] DUN
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: TCP Optimizer (TCP/IP Optimizer)
VERSION: 2.0.3
RELEASE_DATE: 38869
HOMEPAGE: http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php
DOWNLOAD: http://www.speedguide.net/files/TCPOptimizer.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: The TCP Optimizer is a free, easy Windows program that
provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing your Internet
connection. There is no installation required, just download and run.

The program can aid both the novice and the advanced user in tweaking
related TCP/IP parameters in the Windows Registry, making it easy to
tune your system to the type of Internet connection used. The tool
uses advanced algorithms, and the bandwidth*delay product to find the
best TCP Window for your specific connection speed. It provides for
easy tuning of all related TCP/IP parameters, such as MTU, RWIN, and
even advanced ones like QoS and ToS/Diffserv prioritization. The
program works with all current versions of Windows, and includes
additional tools, such as testing average latency over multiple hosts,
and finding the largest possible packet size (MTU).

The TCP Optimizer is targeted towards broadband internet connections,
however it can be helpful with tuning any internet connection type,
from dialup to Gigabit+ :)
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Speed Guide, Inc.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Dave


PROGRAM_NAME: Winsock XP Fix
VERSION: 1.2
RELEASE_DATE: 38483
HOMEPAGE:
DOWNLOAD: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4372.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Fixes the winsock settings on your Windows XP machine. This
tool is recommended for IT professionals only. Please read license. It can
often cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of Adware
components or improper uninstall of firewall applications or other
tools that modify the XP network and Winsock settings.

If you encounter connection problems after removing network related
software, Adware or after registry clean-up; and all other ways fail,
then give WinSock XP Fix a try. It can create a registry backup of
your current settings, so it is fairly safe to use.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Fabio Pinto
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Allan Higdon


======================================================================
[5.10] Email Checker
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Mailwasher
VERSION: 6.1.1.18
RELEASE_DATE: 39552
HOMEPAGE: http://www.mailwasher.net/home
DOWNLOAD: http://www.mailwasher.net/download/?q=download
WINDOWS_OS: Win95 / 98 / Me / NT4 / 2000 / XP Home / XP Pro / Vista (all
versions)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Introducing MailWasher, the leader in spam filter software,
and the easiest way to check and manage your e-mails before you download them.
MailWasher is free to use and won't ever expire. It works with
Outlook, Outlook Express and every other email program. Use this
powerful spam blocker software to effectively stop email spam.
Discover the safe way to stop unwanted e-mails before they get to your
computer.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Nick Bolton
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Nicolaas Hawkins


PROGRAM_NAME: POP Peeper
VERSION: 3.3.1.0
RELEASE_DATE: 39651
HOMEPAGE: http://www.poppeeper.com/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.poppeeper.com/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/2003/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: none
DESCRIPTION: POP Peeper is an email notifier that runs in your Windows task
bar and alerts you when you have new email on your POP3, IMAP (with IDLE
support), Hotmail\MSN\LiveMail, Yahoo, GMail, Mail.com, MyWay, Excite,
Lycos.com, RediffMail, Juno and NetZero accounts. IMAP supports allows
you to access AOL, AIM, Netscape and other services. Send mail
directly from POP Peeper and use the address book to email your
frequently used contacts. POP Peeper allows you to view messages using
HTML or you can choose to safely view all messages in rich or plain
text. Several options are available that will decrease or eliminate
the risks of reading your email (viruses, javascript, webbugs, etc).
POP Peeper can be run from a portable device and can be password
protected. Many notification options are availble to indicate when new
mail has arrived, such as sound alerts (configurable for each
account), flashing scroll lock, skinnable popup notifier, customized
screensaver and more.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Mortal Universe Software Entertainment
AUTHOR: Jeff Meier
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Caesar Romano


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[5.11] Email Client
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Mozilla Thunderbird
VERSION: 2.0.x
RELEASE_DATE: 39637
HOMEPAGE: http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird
DOWNLOAD:
WINDOWS_OS: Win98, ME, NT, Win2k, XP, Vista, Server 2003
OTHER_OS: POSIX (GNU-Linux, BSD, Mac OSX, etc)
DESCRIPTION: Free, Open Source & cross-platform email client
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Mozilla.org
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Klaatu


PROGRAM_NAME: Pegasus Mail
VERSION: 4.41
RELEASE_DATE: 38914
HOMEPAGE: http://www.pmail.com/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.pmail.com/downloads.htm
WINDOWS_OS: 32-bit Windows
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Pegasus Mail is a free, standards-based electronic mail client
suitable for use by single or multiple users on single computers or on
local area networks. A proven product, it has served millions of users
since it was released in 1990. It is extremely feature-rich and powerful,
yet remains small and fast.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: David Harris
NOMINATOR: Peggy
SECOND: Bjorn S.


======================================================================
[5.12] Email Tool: Spam
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: K9
VERSION: 1.28
RELEASE_DATE: 38095
HOMEPAGE: http://keir.net/k9.html
DOWNLOAD: http://keir.net/k9.html
WINDOWS_OS: Win32
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: K9 is an email filtering application that works in
conjunction with your regular POP3 email program and automatically
classifies incoming emails as spam (junk email) or non-spam without
the need for maintaining dozens of rules or constant updates to be
downloaded. It uses intelligent statistical analysis that can result
in extremely high accuracy over time. K9 learns from its mistakes and
becomes better and better at being able to identify spam. More
importantly it learns to recognize what you consider to be spam. K9 is
for standard POP3 email accounts only. It does not directly support
Hotmail, AOL or any other kind of webmail type systems, nor does it
support SSL or secure authentication as used by MSN.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Robin Keir
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: Bear Bottoms


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[5.13] FTP Client
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: FileZilla
VERSION: 3.1.2
RELEASE_DATE: 39690
HOMEPAGE: http://filezilla-project.org/
DOWNLOAD: http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client
WINDOWS_OS: 2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: Linux; *BSD; Mac OS X
DESCRIPTION: FileZilla is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP client
that supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS), and SSH File Transfer Protocol
(SFTP).  It features a powerful Site Manager and transfer queue; IPv6
support; filename filters; configurable speed limits; a network
configuration wizard; remote file editing; keep-alive; HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and
FTP-Proxy support; drag & drop support; and it supports resume, and
transfer of large files >4GB.  FileZilla is open source software
distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Tim Kosse
NOMINATOR: iNcReDuLoUs
SECOND: s|b


PROGRAM_NAME: WinSCP
VERSION: 4.1.6
RELEASE_DATE: 39659
HOMEPAGE: http://winscp.net
DOWNLOAD: http://winscp.net/eng/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: All
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Open source freeware SFTP, FTP and SCP client for Windows.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Martin Prikryl
NOMINATOR: T0M
SECOND: Craig


======================================================================
[5.14] Mail & News Server
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Hamster
VERSION: 2.1.0.11
RELEASE_DATE: 38804
HOMEPAGE: http://www.arcorhome.de/newshamster/tgl
DOWNLOAD: http://www.arcorhome.de/newshamster/tgl/misc/hamster_en.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Hamster is a local mail and news server, which allows to
administer mail and news comfortably with a single program. Hamster can
collect mail and news from several servers and gathers them together
locally from where they can fetched by a client (Mailreader/Newsreader). It
is therefore ideal for networks, as multiple users with access to Hamster
can be set up. This means that News need only be pulled once for the
network, rather than once for each user.

REMARKS: Other development branches are available. Look here for details:
http://www.elbiah.de/hamster/flavours.htm
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Jürgen Haible, Thomas G. Liesner & many other
NOMINATOR: John Fitzsimons
SECOND: Larry Sabo


======================================================================
[5.15] Newsreader
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: 40tude Dialog
VERSION: 2.0.15.x
RELEASE_DATE: 2005-xx-xx
HOMEPAGE: http://www.40tude.com/dialog/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.40tude.com/dialog/download.htm
http://dialog.datalist.org/downloads/download.html
(2.0.15.41 and 2.0.15.84 updates)
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95 - Vista (32/64-bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: 40tude Dialog is a feature loaded, multi-server,
multi-threaded Windows newsreader with Unicode character support.
It supports multiple servers and identities, has filtering/scoring
support, integrated email functionality and binary support including
support for multiparts. 40tude Dialog has a multilingual GUI.
Currently English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Croatian
and Greek translations are available.

REMARKS: Vista recommendation: Install to a non-Program Files location
COMPANY: Softwareentwicklung Marcus Mönnig
AUTHOR: Marcus Mönnig
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Ron May


PROGRAM_NAME: Forte Free Agent [v1.21]
VERSION: 1.21
RELEASE_DATE: 36486
HOMEPAGE: http://www.forteinc.com/main/homepage.php [only later versions]
DOWNLOAD: http://archives.mysteryfcm.co.uk/?f=Internet/News/Free_Agent
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 3.5 or higher
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Usenet Newsreader

REMARKS: Build for 16-bit (Windows 3.x) is also available.
COMPANY: Forté Internet Software
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: Peggy


PROGRAM_NAME: Forte Free Agent [v3.3]
VERSION: 3.3
RELEASE_DATE: 38784
HOMEPAGE: http://www.forteinc.com/main/homepage.php
DOWNLOAD: http://forteinc.com/agent/download-all.php
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x; NT 3.51 ... XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Usenet Newsreader

REMARKS: The menu bar contains items that just show a nag screen for the
commercial version. Those menu entries are preceded by a clearly visible
dot. On first run after an installation it is possible to skip the trial
period and run the program as Free Agent from the beginning. It is also
possible to switch back and forth between Trial and Free Agent. The menu
items from the help menu are named "Try out Agent..." and "Trial status",
respectively.
COMPANY: Forté Internet Software
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: s|b
SECOND: Peggy


PROGRAM_NAME: Xnews
VERSION: 2006.08.24
RELEASE_DATE: 38953
HOMEPAGE: http://xnews.newsguy.com/
DOWNLOAD: http://xnews.newsguy.com/release/xnews.zip
http://xnews.newsguy.com/test/TEST.ZIP
WINDOWS_OS: All
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Xnews is a news reader that is 100%
GNKSA 2.0 (Good Net Keeping Seal of Approval) compliant.  NOTE: this
bugger is fast.

REMARKS: Development suspended.
The homepage lists 5.04.25 as the "latest version", but
2006.08.24 is the version most often recommended.
Xnews.zip contains all program files and is a necessary download.
Test.zip contains only the updated executable file.  To install/update Xnews,
just unzip all files into a directory of your choice.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Luu Tran
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Klaatu


======================================================================
[5.16] Phone On-Line
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Skype
VERSION: 3.8.0.144
RELEASE_DATE: 39661
HOMEPAGE: http://c.skype.com/newtoskype
DOWNLOAD: http://www.skype.com/go/getskype
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: Mac OS X, Linux, Windows Mobile
DESCRIPTION: Skype is software that enables you to make free calls
anywhere in the world. Skype uses innovative P2P (peer-to-peer)
technology to connect you with other users. It offers several
features, including SkypeOut calling from Skype to regular and mobile
phones worldwide, conference calling, and secure file transferring.
Skype calls have better sound quality than your regular phone and are
highly secure, with end-to-end encryption. Improves video quality for
video calls.

REMARKS: Version 3.8.0.144 has Firefox Skype plugin updated to version
2.2.0.94.
COMPANY: Skype Limited
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Sysyphus' Sister


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[5.17] RSS Client
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: FeedDemon
VERSION: 2.7
RELEASE_DATE: 39580
HOMEPAGE: http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/FeedDemon/Default.aspx
DOWNLOAD: http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/FeedDemon/Default.aspx
WINDOWS_OS: Win 98 or later
OTHER_OS: no
DESCRIPTION: The easy-to-use interface makes it a snap to stay informed
with the latest news and information. You can completely customize the
way feeds are organized and displayed. Set up custom news watches
based on keywords or use the powerful search to find articles. You can
even download podcasts and audio files and have them show up on your
portable audio device. In addition, FeedDemon synchronizes with
NewsGator Online and the rest of the NewsGator RSS Suite. The software
is pre-configured with dozens of feeds, so you can unleash the power
of RSS right away.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: NewsGator Technologies Inc.
AUTHOR: Nick Bradbury
NOMINATOR: Soren Hedeby Sorensen
SECOND: Bear Bottoms


======================================================================
[5.18] Telnet & SSH
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: PuTTY
VERSION: 0.60 (beta)
RELEASE_DATE: 39181
HOMEPAGE: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty
DOWNLOAD: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: Win32
OTHER_OS: POSIX (eg GNU-Linux, BSD, Mac OSX)
DESCRIPTION: PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32
and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Simon Tatham et al.
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: iNcReDuLoUs


======================================================================
[5.19] Virtual Network Computing
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: UltraVNC
VERSION: 1.05
RELEASE_DATE: 39692
HOMEPAGE: http://www.uvnc.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.uvnc.com/download/index.html
WINDOWS_OS: Win32
OTHER_OS: Java-enabled OSes
DESCRIPTION: UltraVNC can display the screen of another computer (via
internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use
your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It means that
you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of
it, right from your current location.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: UltraVNC team
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Klaatu


======================================================================
[5.20] Website Copier
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: HTTrack Website Copier
VERSION: 3.42-3
RELEASE_DATE: 39657
HOMEPAGE: http://www.httrack.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/NT/2K/XP
OTHER_OS: POSIX (eg GNU-Linux, BSD, OSX)
DESCRIPTION: HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and
easy-to-use offline browser utility.  It allows you to download a World
Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building
recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from
the server to your computer.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Xavier Roche
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Soren Hedeby Sorensen



Multimedia Applications:

[6.--] MULTIMEDIA:
==================
[6.01] Audio And Video Player, Stream Server   [6.02] Audio Editor   [6.03] Audio Normalizer
[6.04] Audio Player   [6.05] Audio Ripper
[6.06] Audio Ripper-Converter, Player, Audio Organizer, Audio Tagger
[6.07] Audio Tool: MP3   [6.08] AV Converter   [6.09] CD Ripper
[6.10] Format Converter   [6.11] Multimedia Player



======================================================================
[6.01] Audio And Video Player, Stream Server
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: VLC media player
VERSION: 0.92 Grishenko
RELEASE_DATE: 39706
HOMEPAGE: http://www.videolan.org
DOWNLOAD: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
http://nightlies.videolan.org/
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2K, XP, Vista
OTHER_OS: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, BeOS, Syllable
DESCRIPTION: VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player
for various audio and video formats (AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4,
DivX, flv, mov, wmv, flac, mp3, ogg, wma ...) as well as CDAs, DVDs,
VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server
to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth
network. Numerous localizations.

REMARKS: Recommended version for Win9x is 0.8.6
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: VLC team
NOMINATOR: Yrrah
SECOND: Craig


======================================================================
[6.02] Audio Editor
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Audacity
VERSION: 1.3.5
RELEASE_DATE: 39580
HOMEPAGE: http://audacity.sourceforge.net
DOWNLOAD: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
WINDOWS_OS: All 32-bit MS Windows
OTHER_OS: All POSIX (BSD, Mac OSX, GNU/Linux, etc)
DESCRIPTION: Audacity is free, open source software for recording and
editing sounds.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Audacity team
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Ron May


======================================================================
[6.03] Audio Normalizer
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: MP3Gain
VERSION: 1.2.5
RELEASE_DATE: 38360
HOMEPAGE: http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net
DOWNLOAD: http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS: Closely related Mac version (MacMP3Gain) available.
DESCRIPTION: Tired of reaching for your volume knob every time your mp3
player changes to a new song?
MP3Gain analyzes and adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same
volume.

MP3Gain does not just do peak normalization, as many normalizers do.
Instead, it does some statistical analysis to determine how loud the
file actually sounds to the human ear.
Also, the changes MP3Gain makes are completely lossless. There is no
quality lost in the change because the program adjusts the mp3 file
directly, without decoding and re-encoding.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Glen Sawyer
NOMINATOR: Soren Hedeby Sorensen
SECOND: Nicolaas Hawkins


======================================================================
[6.04] Audio Player
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: 1by1
VERSION: 1.65
RELEASE_DATE: 39688
HOMEPAGE: http://mpesch3.de1.cc/1by1.html
DOWNLOAD: http://mpesch3.de1.cc/1by1.html#dwn
WINDOWS_OS: 98-Vista (?)
OTHER_OS: Linux with Wine
DESCRIPTION: 1by1 is a small and fast audio player which provides a
versatile environment to handle your music file collection and listen
to your tracks - with no need for playlists or databases. With this
player you browse directly through your folders using a tree and a
file list. It can play audio CDs and most audio formats (with WinAmp
plugins).
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Martin Pesch
NOMINATOR: Yrrah
SECOND: Ron May


PROGRAM_NAME: Winamp Classic
VERSION: 2.81
RELEASE_DATE: 37489
HOMEPAGE: http://www.winampheaven.net/
http://www.winamp.com/ (later versions)
DOWNLOAD: http://www.winampheaven.net/dl.php/winamp281_std.exe
http://www.winampheaven.net/dl.php/winamp281_lite.exe
http://www.winampheaven.net/dl.php/winamp281_full.exe
WINDOWS_OS: 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Winamp is an audio player for CDs, MP3s and streaming files.
It combines extensive functionality with an intuitive interface.  Winamp
features a versatile playlist editor and a ten band graphic equalizer.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Nullsoft
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: iNcReDuLoUs
SECOND: Nicolaas Hawkins


PROGRAM_NAME: XMPlay
VERSION: 3.4.2 (stable)
RELEASE_DATE: 39269
HOMEPAGE: http://www.un4seen.com/xmplay.html
DOWNLOAD:
WINDOWS_OS: WinAll
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: XMPlay is an audio player, supporting the OGG / MP3 / MP2
/ MP1 / WMA / WAV / CDA / MO3 / IT / XM / S3M / MTM / MOD / UMX audio
formats, and PLS / M3U / ASX / WAX playlists. A load more formats are
also supported via plugins.
I will personaly add the it's lightweight application (size and memory,
ideal for old configuration) with all the features of the big one !
REMARKS:
COMPANY: un4seen developments
AUTHOR: Ian Luck
NOMINATOR: T0M
SECOND: Yrrah


======================================================================
[6.05] Audio Ripper
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: EAC (Exact Audio Copy)
VERSION: 0.99pb4
RELEASE_DATE: 39470
HOMEPAGE: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de
DOWNLOAD: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/resources/download/
http://www.zuskomzaka.cz/download/eac-0.95b3.zip (older version)
WINDOWS_OS: W98, W2000, XP, Vista ?
OTHER_OS: Linux with Wine
DESCRIPTION: Exact Audio Copy is an audio grabber for audio CDs.
Scratched CDs read on CD/DVD-ROM drives often produce distortions.
However, EAC is capable of error correction. If there are any errors
which cannot be corrected, it will tell you on which time position the
(possible) distortion occurred. Exact Audio Copy uses technologies
like multi-reading with verify and AccurateRip. EAC supports MP3, WMA,
FLAC and OggVorbis encoders for automatic compression after
extraction.

REMARKS: For some tasks (e.g. "retrieve native TOC") the older version
0.95b3 should be kept at hand, as well, since some functionality was
removed in newer versions of EAC.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Andre Wiethoff
NOMINATOR: F. Reeware
SECOND: Duddits


======================================================================
[6.06] Audio Ripper-Converter, Player, Audio Organizer, Audio Tagger
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Foobar2000
VERSION: 0.9.5.5
RELEASE_DATE: 39664
HOMEPAGE: http://www.foobar2000.org
DOWNLOAD: http://www.foobar2000.org/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit edition, Windows Server 2003,
Windows Vista.
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows
platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and
native support for several popular audio formats.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Peter Pawlowski, Holger Stenger, Gian-Carlo Pascutto
NOMINATOR: Duddits
SECOND: F. Reeware


======================================================================
[6.07] Audio Tool: MP3
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: mpTrim
VERSION: 2.13
RELEASE_DATE: 39149
HOMEPAGE: http://www.mptrim.com
DOWNLOAD: http://download.mptrim.com/mpTrim.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Win98/Me/NT4/2K/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: Simple, free and fast way to
tune up MP3 files.  Primary use is to remove silent parts from the
beginning and end of MP3 files and/or fade in and fade out.  It can
also adjust the volume up or down (volume normalization.)  MPTrim
keeps the music quality intact, no matter how many times you process
an MP3, because it works directly in the MP3 format without having to
decode/re-encode, which also makes it very fast.  The freeware edition
can generally handle files up to about 7 minutes in length, which is
is adequate for most individual music tracks.  Supports VBR files.
Localization files support more than a dozen languages.

REMARKS: Formerly called MP3Trim.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Jean Pierre Nicolle
NOMINATOR: Ron May
SECOND: Dane Beko


======================================================================
[6.08] AV Converter
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: DVD Flick
VERSION: 1.3.0.0
RELEASE_DATE: 39698
HOMEPAGE: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdflick
DOWNLOAD:
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: DVD Flick aims to be a tool to convert various PC video
formats to a DVD that can be played on pretty much any standalone DVD
player. It's main target audience is people who know at least the basics
about DVDs and video and audio files.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Dennis Meuwissen
NOMINATOR: Klaatu
SECOND: s|b


======================================================================
[6.09] CD Ripper
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: CDex
VERSION: 1.70 Beta 2
RELEASE_DATE: 38891
HOMEPAGE: http://cdexos.sourceforge.net
DOWNLOAD: http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/?q=download
WINDOWS_OS: Unicode version: Win NT, 2k, XP, Vista.  Non-unicode: Win 95,
98, ME
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: CDex can extract the data directly (digital) from an Audio
CD.  Development seems to have been suspended but the beta is stable.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Albert L Faber
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Caesar Romano


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[6.10] Format Converter
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: XMedia Recode
VERSION: 2.0.6.7
RELEASE_DATE: 39693
HOMEPAGE: http://www.xmedia-recode.de
DOWNLOAD: http://www.xmedia-recode.de/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: 2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: –
DESCRIPTION: XMedia Recode is a video and audio converter which
supports nearly all audio and video codecs, but is geared towards
video conversions. It is very easy to use.

REMARKS: Website is in German, and so is the program when you first
run it. Go to 'Optionen' and change 'Sprache' to 'English' (if you
like). Then restart the program.  Program settings and all other files are in the program folder.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Sebastian Dörfler
NOMINATOR: Yrrah
SECOND: F. Reeware


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[6.11] Multimedia Player
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Media Player Classic
VERSION: 6.4.9.1 Rev 78
RELEASE_DATE: 39657
HOMEPAGE: http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli
http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli2
DOWNLOAD:    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=205650&package_id=245753
WINDOWS_OS: All 32-bit MS Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Media Player Classic is the perfect substitute for Windows
Media Player. Aestetically is identical to version 6.4 and has the same
lightness in terms of RAM occupation, but it has much more usefull
functions. Features: with 'right' and 'left' keys it's possible to go
forward/backward of one single frame; with 'Ctrl + right'/'left' it's
possible to skip one predefinite quantity of frames; with 'Ctrl + up'
it's possible to change faster the speed of reproduction; it's
possible to visualize with media player Quicktime and RealMedia movies
(but that programs must be installed); in full screen modality it's
possible to show a scroll bar putting the mouse in the lower portion
of the screen; in full screen it's possible to do the redimension
images and adopt a cinema format or a TV format; it work as a DVD
player too; keys are completely customizable; it can show subtitles.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Gabest; Niels Martin Hansen
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: kew


PROGRAM_NAME: QT Lite & QuickTime Alternative
VERSION: 2.7.0
RELEASE_DATE: 39701
HOMEPAGE: http://www.codecguide.com/about_qt.htm
http://www.codecguide.com/qt_lite.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.codecguide.com/download_qt.htm
http://www.codecguide.com/qt_lite.htm
WINDOWS_OS: Windows XP/Vista (32/64-bit - for 32-bit player and/or browser)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: The ONLY difference between the two packs is that QT Lite does
not contain Media Player Classic.
QuickTime Alternative is a trimmed down version of QuickTime that
contains only the essential components needed for playing QuickTime
content that is embedded in webpages (of 32-bit browsers).

QT Lite is a lightweight version of QuickTime. Contains only the
essential components required for playing QuickTime videos in your
favorite (32-bit) web browser.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Codec Guide
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: s|b


PROGRAM_NAME: The KMPlayer
VERSION: 2.9.3.1428 Final Release
RELEASE_DATE: 39432
HOMEPAGE: http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/index.php
DOWNLOAD: http://imgcdn.pandora.tv/pan_img/KMP/Download/kmp.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Win9x/NT/2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: The KM Player is a free media player that supports a
comprehensive range of media format, including broad DVD support using all internal
filters and codecs. It is extremely feature-rich, offering a range of
features such as applying filters during playback (sharpening,
denoise, color effects, etc), excellent subtitles support, playing
(and capturing) streaming media over the internet, playing incomplete
files, bookmarking parts of videos, and others.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Pandora TV
AUTHOR: Kang Yong-Huee
NOMINATOR: Bill Day
SECOND: kapok



Office - Productivity:

[7.--] OFFICE/PRODUCTIVITY:
===========================
[7.01] Calendar   [7.02] Convert To PDF   [7.03] Database   [7.04] Desktop Publisher
[7.05] Dictionary: Thesaurus   [7.06] Font Viewer And Manager   [7.07] Miscellaneous
[7.08] Office Suite   [7.09] Organizer: Notes-Text   [7.10] PDF Viewer   [7.11] PIM
[7.12] Spell Checker   [7.13] Unit Converter   [7.14] Word Processor



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[7.01] Calendar
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Calendar Magic
VERSION: 17.11
RELEASE_DATE: 39709
HOMEPAGE: http://www.stokepoges.plus.com/calendar.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.download.com/Calendar-Magic/3000-2124-10496716.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, 32-bit Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Full year and monthly calendars for 25 different calendar
systems. A month-by-month, side-by-side comparison of any two of the 25 calendar
systems supported. Date conversions among the 25 main calendar systems
plus others. Lists of festivals in major religions."Observed Days" for
any year from 1990 for around 230 countries worldwide. "Date
Detective" command button to tabulate the weekday on which a specified
Gregorian date d/m occurs for each of the years in the specified range
y1 to y2. The ability to create, display, update and delete reminders
for events (birthdays, anniversaries, meetings etc.). A Quick Notes
facility. Alarm clock and stopwatch facilities. A time calculator for
performing arithmetic with times. "This is your life" information
including day-of-the-week on which you were born, number of days you
have lived etc. Continuously updated display of date, time and Julian
day. Number of days between any two dates in the Gregorian calendar.
Calculation of the date n days, weeks, months or years before or after
a specified Gregorian date, where n is a whole number. An analysis of
the Gregorian 400-year cycle, after which the Gregorian calendar
repeats itself. Special calendars for 1582 and 1752. Solar and lunar
astronomical data. Shortest (great circle) distances between any two
of 8000 locations across the world. Current local time and date in any
of these 8000 locations. Seven major utilities (scientific calculator,
expression calculator, geometry calculator, factor calculator,
pregnancy calculator, unit converter, magic squares). And belive it or
not, much more
REMARKS:
COMPANY: EuroSoft
AUTHOR: Alex Balfour
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: Larry Sabo


PROGRAM_NAME: Rainlendar
VERSION: Lite 2.4
RELEASE_DATE: 39684
HOMEPAGE: http://www.rainlendar.net/cms/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
DOWNLOAD: http://www.rainlendar.net/download/Rainlendar-Lite-2.4.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Win
OTHER_OS: Mac OS X, Linux
DESCRIPTION: Rainlendar is a feature rich calendar application for the
desktop. The application is platform independent so you can run it on all
major operating systems: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
The appearance can be customized with skins and you can even mix different
skins together. It is possible to use Rainlendar with other calendar applications too.
Rainlendar uses the standard iCalendar format to store its events and tasks
so you can easily transfer them between applications. You can also
subscribe to online calendars including the Google Calendar and edit your Outlook
appointments directly in Rainlendar*.
Rainlendar is an unicode application and support localization so you can
use it on your own language.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Kimmo 'Rainy' Pekkola
NOMINATOR: zxcar
SECOND: Ron May


PROGRAM_NAME: UK's Kalender
VERSION: 2.2.1
RELEASE_DATE: 39609
HOMEPAGE: http://freenet-homepage.de/ukrebs
DOWNLOAD: http://freenet-homepage.de/ukrebs/english/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98SE, 2000 and XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: UK's Kalender" is a MS Windows program intended to remind
you of upcoming events and todos. There are several views for your
dates that are organized similar to a calendar sheet. Dates and
appointments can be entered into the calendar via an input form. You
can enter a forewarn time, so as long as "UK's Kalender" is running in
the background you'll be reminded of your dates as soon as the
forewarn time is reached. Independent from the calendar function there
is also a todo list where you can enter tasks with a deadline and a
forewarn time. If the forewarn time is reached, "UK's Kalender" will
inform you of the due tasks with symbols and colors. A no-install
version and other langauge versions also available.

REMARKS: Bjorn S.: Been using this for a few years, updating to new version
once in a while. It has all a simple calendar and reminder utility should
have I think, and then some. It is intuitive to learn and use, no
steep learning curve, just begin using it and explore the features as
you go. This is how good software should bee be made IMHO.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Ulrich Krebs
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: Nicolaas Hawkins


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[7.02] Convert To PDF
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: BullZip PDF Printer
VERSION: 5.0.0.609
RELEASE_DATE: 39581
HOMEPAGE: http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php
DOWNLOAD: http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php
WINDOWS_OS: 2000/XP/XP x64/2003/2003 x64/Vista/Vista x64/2008
OTHER_OS: no
DESCRIPTION: The BullZip PDF Printer works as a Microsoft Windows
printer and allows you to write PDF documents from virtually any
Microsoft Windows application. Requires GPL Ghostscript 8.54 or later.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Bullzip.com
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Soren Hedeby Sorensen
SECOND: Bjorn S.


PROGRAM_NAME: doPDF (doPDF free PDF converter)
VERSION: 6.1.271
RELEASE_DATE: 39692
HOMEPAGE: http://www.dopdf.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.dopdf.com/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: Windows Vista, XP, 2008/2003/2000 Server (32/64-bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: doPDF is a free PDF converter for both personal and
commercial use. Using doPDF you can create PDF files by selecting the
Print" command from virtually any application. With one click you can
convert your Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents or your
emails and favorite web sites to PDF files.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Softland SRL
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Soren Hedeby Sorensen


PROGRAM_NAME: FreePDF and FreePDF XP
VERSION: 3.26
RELEASE_DATE: 39651
HOMEPAGE: http://freepdfxp.de (German)
http://freepdf-xp.en.softonic.com
DOWNLOAD: http://freepdfxp.de/xpDownload.html (German)
http://freepdf-xp.en.softonic.com/download
WINDOWS_OS: Win2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: When it comes to saving documents to the web, Adobe's PDF
format rules the roost. However, users have traditionally grumbled about the fact
that you need to shell out lots of cash in order to get Acrobat, the
program used to create PDF files. Thankfully, FreePDF offers a free
alternative that does a pretty good job of making PDF files complete
with password protection. As a result, you can use the program to save
files from a number of formats into printable format, including Word
documents, pictures or Web pages.

The program is a doddle to use, installing itself on your machine and
adding an option for you to 'Print to PDF' in your printer dialog.
From here you can choose from a wide variety of options for output,
such as the dimensions or the resoltution. Despite the fact that
you're limited to the number of PDF files you can generate, FreePDF XP
performs very well and is a viable alternative to Acrobat.

REMARKS: Requires Ghostscript (http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost or
http://freepdfxp.de/xpDownload.html).
German homepage provides link for Babelfish translation.
English Softonic pages may not carry the most recent version.
FreePdf 2.11 for Win9x available (http://freepdfxp.de/oldDownload.html)
COMPANY: shbox
AUTHOR: Stefan Heinz
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Duddits


PROGRAM_NAME: Ghostscript
VERSION: GPL 8.63
RELEASE_DATE: 39661
HOMEPAGE: http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost
http://ghostscript.com/awki
DOWNLOAD: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1897&package_id=108733
http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/mirror.htm
WINDOWS_OS: Win 32- and 64-bit (all)
OTHER_OS: GNU/Linux, other *nix, OpenVMS, OS/2
DESCRIPTION: Postscript and Pdf interpreter and converter.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Ghostscript team
NOMINATOR: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson
SECOND: Dave


PROGRAM_NAME: PDFCreator
VERSION: 0.9.6
RELEASE_DATE: 39710
HOMEPAGE: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator
DOWNLOAD: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=57796&package_id=53473&release_id=627171
WINDOWS_OS: All 32-bit MS Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program.
Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows
application.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Frank Heindörfer, Philip Chinery
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Dave


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[7.03] Database
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: CSVed
VERSION: 1.1 (unicode version)
RELEASE_DATE: 38443
HOMEPAGE: http://csved.sjfrancke.nl/index.html
DOWNLOAD: http://home.hccnet.nl/s.j.francke/csved/unicsvedsetup.exe (setup)
http://home.hccnet.nl/s.j.francke/csved/uniCSVed.zip (without installer)
WINDOWS_OS: NT, 2K, XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: CSVed is an easy and powerful CSV file editor, you can
manipulate any CSV file, separated with any separator.  **NOTE** CSVed
is 'cardware.'
REMARKS: Non-unicode version (for 95, 98, ME) available as well.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Sam Francke
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Caesar Romano


PROGRAM_NAME: dBworx
VERSION: 3.8
RELEASE_DATE: 38987
HOMEPAGE: http://www.plworx-software.com/index.html#iddbworx
DOWNLOAD: http://www.plworx-software.com/dbworx38.zip
WINDOWS_OS: 95/98/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: dBworx is a small, versatile database manager. In
addition to standard field types (numeric, text, date,
time) dBworx supports additional types such as lookup
and relational fields, external fields and graphic
fields (which combine images, text and drawings).
Records can be sorted, searched, filtered and output
as reports, labels, charts and HTML tables. dBworx
also allows importing and exporting data in a variety
of formats.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: PLWorx Software Development
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Helium
SECOND: Bjorn S.


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[7.04] Desktop Publisher
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Scribus
VERSION: 1.3.3.12
RELEASE_DATE: 39611
HOMEPAGE: http://www.scribus.net/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.scribus.net/?q=downloads
WINDOWS_OS: Win2k, XP
OTHER_OS: Linux/Unix, MacOSX, OS/2
DESCRIPTION: Desktop publisher that supports professional publishing
features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and
versatile PDF creation.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Scribus Team
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Soren Hedeby Sorensen


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[7.05] Dictionary: Thesaurus
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: TheSage
VERSION: 1.4.0
RELEASE_DATE: 38986
HOMEPAGE: http://www.sequencepublishing.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.sequencepublishing.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi?TheSage
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, and XP
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: TheSage's English Dictionary and Thesaurus integrates a
complete dictionary and multifaceted thesaurus of the English
language. TheSage allows you to look up words directly from most
applications (IE, Word, Firefox, Outlook, Thunderbird,... ) via
hotkey, offering multiple detailed definitions each coupled with its
own thesaurus. The program offers a unique structured display together
with the ability to switch between results using the tabbed interface.
Additional key features includes: extensive clipboard support,
wildcard and anagram search, cross-referencing, GUI customization.
TheSage does not pollute your system and is 100% portable.

REMARKS: The Sage is based on Princeton University's WordNet database.

There is a Version 3.0 RC1 available released 2008-07-30 for XP/Vista only.
COMPANY: Sequence Publishing
AUTHOR: Franc Morales and Leah Gilner
NOMINATOR: Ron May
SECOND: Bjorn S.


PROGRAM_NAME: WordWeb
VERSION: 5.51
RELEASE_DATE: 39677
HOMEPAGE: http://wordweb.info/
DOWNLOAD: http://wordweb.info/free/
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/2000/Me/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: None
DESCRIPTION: WordWeb is a comprehensive one-click English thesaurus and
dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program,
showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes
pronunciations and usage examples, and has helpful spelling and
sounds-like links. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such
as the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: WordWeb Software
AUTHOR: Antony Lewis
NOMINATOR: Caesar Romano
SECOND: Ron May


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[7.06] Font Viewer And Manager
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: AMP Font Viewer
VERSION: 3.82
RELEASE_DATE: 39583
HOMEPAGE: http://www.ampsoft.net
DOWNLOAD: http://www.ampsoft.net/utilities/FontViewer.php#Download
WINDOWS_OS: WinAll
OTHER_OS: Non
DESCRIPTION: This program is an easy to use but powerful font manager,
which allows getting a quick overview of both installed and non installed fonts. It
can install and uninstall fonts, and organize them in categories.

REMARKS: This software is freeware, but only for PERSONAL AND NON-PROFIT USE.
COMPANY: AMPsoft
AUTHOR: Alberto Martinez Perez
NOMINATOR: T0M
SECOND: Allen


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[7.07] Miscellaneous
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: EclipseCrossword
VERSION: 1.2.57
RELEASE_DATE: 39235
HOMEPAGE: http://www.eclipsecrossword.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.eclipsecrossword.com/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: 32-bit Windows
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: EclipseCrossword is a simple crossword puzzle creation
application. Give it a list of words and clues, and it puts the puzzle
together for you. Print the crossword, or save it as a web page to post
on the Internet.

REMARKS: Craig: I'm always happy with the end-result.  Very
amusing for projects like b-days, website, etc.
COMPANY: Green Eclipse
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Larry Sabo


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[7.08] Office Suite
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: OpenOffice.org
VERSION: 2.4.1
RELEASE_DATE: 39637
HOMEPAGE: http://www.openoffice.org/
DOWNLOAD: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/ME/2000-SP2/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS: Solaris, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X (X11); Java
DESCRIPTION: OpenOffice.org is both an open-source product and a project.
The product is a multiplatform office productivity suite. It includes
desktop applications such as a word processor, a spreadsheet program,
a presentation manager, and a drawing program, with a user interface
and feature set similar to those of other office suites.
OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file
formats, including those of Microsoft Office. Localizations of
OpenOffice.org are available in 27 languages, with more being
constantly added by the community. OpenOffice.org runs on Solaris,
Linux (including PPC Linux), and Windows. Written in C++ and with
documented APIs licensed under the LGPL and SISSL open-source
protocols, OpenOffice.org allows any knowledgeable developer to
benefit from the source.

REMARKS: Version 2.4.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or
bug fixes.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: OpenOffice.org team
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: s|b


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[7.09] Organizer: Notes-Text
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: TreePad Lite and TreePad Asia
VERSION: 3.0
RELEASE_DATE: 2006-04-15
2006-04-17
HOMEPAGE: http://www.freebyte.com/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.treepad.com/download/
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95; 98; NT; ME; 2000; XP; Vista
OTHER_OS: Linux
DESCRIPTION: The usual database programs are not good at storing
unstructured information, TreePad excells at this! With the look and
feel of the familiar Windows explorer, editing, storing, browsing,
searching and retrieving your data can not be easier! TreePad allows you
to store all your notes, emails, texts, hyperlinks, etc. into one or
more databases. All data is contained in 'articles'; an article is a
text shown in the right pane of the program window. Any article is
contained in a 'node' which is the most basic part of the tree (left
pane).  It is very easy to add nodes/articles to the tree, delete
nodes/articles, move whole sub-trees around using 'drag-and-drop', etc.
Treepad can import .txt, .csv, .hjt files; export subtrees and articles
to .html, .txt, .hjt files, print subtrees and articles, etc. TreePad
supports plain-text hyperlinks to: TreePad nodes/articles, files on your
local harddisk, Web pages, email addresses, newsgroups and FTP sites.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Freebyte.com
AUTHOR: Henk Hagedoorn
NOMINATOR: Susan Bugher
SECOND: Yrrah


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[7.10] PDF Viewer
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Foxit Reader
VERSION: 2.3 build 3201
RELEASE_DATE: 39667
HOMEPAGE: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
DOWNLOAD: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader_2/down_reader.htm
WINDOWS_OS: Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: The following is a list of compelling advantages of Foxit Reader:
Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is only 2.55 MB
which is a fraction of Acrobat Reader 22 MB size. Breezing-fast: When
you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay. You are
not forced to view an annoying splash window displaying company logo,
author names, etc. Annotation tool: Foxit Reader allows you to draw
graphics, highlight text, type text and make notes on a PDF document
and then print out or save the annotated document. Save fillable forms
after filling them out so you can continue anytime. Text converter:
You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file. High
security and privacy: Foxit Reader highly respects the security and
privacy of users and will never connect to the Internet without users'
permission while other PDF readers often silently connect. Version 2.3
build 3201 fixed some major bugs of the early versions and makes Foxit
Reader more stable and user-friendly.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Foxit Software Company, LLC.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Jim S


PROGRAM_NAME: PDF-XChange Viewer
VERSION: 2.0039.2
RELEASE_DATE: 39693
HOMEPAGE: http://www.docu-track.com/home/prod_user/PDF-XChange_Tools/pdfx_viewer
DOWNLOAD: http://www.docu-track.com/downloads/users/
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000 or later (32/64-bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: PDF-XChange Viewer is smaller, faster and more feature
rich than the Adobe Reader. Portable version also available.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Tracker Software Products Ltd.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Duddits


======================================================================
[7.11] PIM
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: EssentialPIM (EPIM)
VERSION: 2.71
RELEASE_DATE: 39668
HOMEPAGE: http://www.essentialpim.com/?r=products&pr=essentialpim
DOWNLOAD: http://www.essentialpim.com/?r=download
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/2003/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: none
DESCRIPTION: EssentialPIM Free is the award-winning, absolutely free
personal information manager. Supported by a large community of users,
EssentialPIM has been widely acknowledged as the best personal
information management system on any desktop or USB flash drive. This
powerful tool is not bloat ware and contains no spyware or adware. You
have our guarantee!

PIM stands for Personal Information Manager, and it allows you to keep
all you information in electronic form. All your appointments, tasks,
to do lists, notes and contacts are stored in a graphical and easily
accessible form.

Tools to satisfy your calendar, contact management, to do list and
notes needs.

Synchronization with Outlook, Windows Mobile devices, Palm, iPOD,
Google Calendar.

Simple printout of any or all modules and quick export of your data
into the most useful formats (iCal, vCard, HTML).

Strong data protection using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
algorithm.

Intuitive interface in many languages including German, Italian,
French and Spanish.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Astonsoft Ltd.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Caesar Romano
SECOND: Ron May


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[7.12] Spell Checker
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: TinySpell
VERSION: 1.7
RELEASE_DATE: 39692
HOMEPAGE: http://tinyspell.m6.net
DOWNLOAD: http://tinyspell.m6.net/#download
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Occasionally you need to check spelling in an application
that does not include a spelling checker and you don't want to launch
your word processor just for that. This is when tinySpell becomes
handy. It is a small utility that allows you to easily and quickly
check and correct the spelling in any Windows application.
tinySpell can watch your typing on the fly and alert you whenever it
detects a misspelled word. It can also check the spelling of text that
you copy to the clipboard.
tinySpell installs itself in the system tray for easy access. It comes
with an American-English dictionary containing more than 110,000
words.

REMARKS: Recommended version for Win98 is v1.5
COMPANY: KEDMI Scientific Computing
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Bill Day
SECOND: Bjorn S.


======================================================================
[7.13] Unit Converter
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Converber
VERSION: 1.7.1
RELEASE_DATE: 39478
HOMEPAGE: http://www.xyntec.com/converber.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.xyntec.com/unit-converter-download.htm
WINDOWS_OS: W98, ME, W2000, XP, Vista
OTHER_OS: -
DESCRIPTION: Converber is a unit converter. It is a powerful software
utility that will help make easy conversions between 1208 various
units of measure in 32 categories. Converber converts everything from
length and force to flow and temperature.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Xyntec Automation Inc.
AUTHOR: Allen Smith
NOMINATOR: F. Reeware
SECOND: Soren Hedeby Sorensen


PROGRAM_NAME: Convert
VERSION: 4.10
RELEASE_DATE: 36463
HOMEPAGE: http://joshmadison.com/article/convert-for-windows
DOWNLOAD: http://joshmadison.com/article/download-convert-for-windows
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95, NT4, 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
(32/64-bit)
OTHER_OS: Linux/UNIX/anything that runs Wine
DESCRIPTION: Convert is a free and easy to use unit conversion program
that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature,
volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many
others, including the ability to create custom conversions!
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Joshua F. Madison
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Rom


======================================================================
[7.14] Word Processor
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: AbiWord
VERSION: 2.6.4
RELEASE_DATE: 39643
HOMEPAGE: http://www.abisource.com/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.abisource.com/download/
WINDOWS_OS: W2000, XP, Vista
OTHER_OS: Linux
DESCRIPTION: AbiWord is an "Open Source" word processor which combines
state-of-the-art usability, powerful features, and excellent
interoperability. Furthermore, it features a powerful framework for
supporting custom extensions.

REMARKS: Recommended version for Win9x is 2.4.6
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: AbiSource community
NOMINATOR: F. Reeware
SECOND: Duddits


PROGRAM_NAME: Atlantis Nova
VERSION: 1.0.0.70
RELEASE_DATE: 39685
HOMEPAGE: http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/nova.htm
DOWNLOAD: http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/download/atlant10n_en.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: This is an all purpose word processor with a small footprint.
In addition to the usual text editing facilities (Column
Block selection, Drag & Drop editing), a whole array of
formatting commands are available, whole files and pictures
can be inserted, allowing you perfect control over the
layout and style of your documents. Support for Styles is
comprehensive. The 200 Hot Keys will give power users
all the instant control they require from the keyboard.
Atlantis provides a special facility for storing clipboard
items, the Clippy Bank. Correction is always possible.
All editing can be undone or redone. Atlantis will create
backup files of original versions of your documents."
Files are saved in rtf or txt format.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Rising Sun Solutions, Inc.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Helium
SECOND: Yrrah



Security Applications:

[8.--] SECURITY:
================
[8.01] Anti-Spyware   [8.02] Anti-Virus   [8.03] Encryption   [8.04] Network Monitor
[8.05] Network Sniffer/Analyzer   [8.06] Password Manager   [8.07] Personal Firewall
[8.08] Security Audit



======================================================================
[8.01] Anti-Spyware
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: HijackThis
VERSION: 2.02
RELEASE_DATE: 39261
HOMEPAGE: http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis/overview
DOWNLOAD: http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis/download
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: HijackThis™ is a free utility which quickly scans your
Windows computer to find settings that may have been changed by spyware,
malware or other unwanted programs. HijackThis creates a report, or log
file, with the results of the scan.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Trend Micro Incorporated
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Dave
SECOND: Helium


PROGRAM_NAME: SpywareBlaster
VERSION: 4.1
RELEASE_DATE: 39611
HOMEPAGE: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
DOWNLOAD: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: SpywareBlaster doesn't scan for and clean spyware--it prevents
it from being installed in the first place. SpywareBlaster prevents the
installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, dialers, browser
hijackers, and other potentially unwanted programs. It can also block
spyware/tracking cookies in IE, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, and many
other browsers, and restrict the actions of spyware/ad/tracking sites.
With the built-in Check for Updates feature, you can help ensure your
protection is up-to-date. SpywareBlaster also includes a System
Snapshot feature, which lets you take a snapshot of your computer in
its clean state and later revert, undoing many changes made by spyware
and browser hijackers.

REMARKS: Version 4.1 adds full Mozilla Firefox 3 support, and various
feature and protection enhancements, tweaks, and optimizations.
COMPANY: Javacool Software LLC
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Eric


PROGRAM_NAME: SUPERAntiSpyware
VERSION: 4.20.1046
RELEASE_DATE: 39694
HOMEPAGE: http://www.superantispyware.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: SUPERAntiSpyware, a next generation product, with its
Multi-Dimensional Scanning and Process Interrogation Technology will
detect spyware and remove over 1,000,000 pests such as Vundo, ZLob,
SmitFraud, WinFixer, VirusRay, and VirusHeat. Repair broken Internet
connections, desktops, registry editing, and task manager. The program
provides complete and custom scanning of hard drives, removable
drives, memory, registry, individual folders include trusting items
and excluding folders for complete customization of scanning. Detect
and remove spyware, adware, malware, Trojans, dialers, worms,
keyloggers, and hijackers. Prevent potentially harmful software from
installing or re-installing. First Chance Prevention examines over 50
critical points of your system each time your system starts up and
shuts down to eliminate threats before they have a chance to infect
and infiltrate your system. Our Direct Disk Access (DDA) technology
sees rootkits others miss.

REMARKS: Version 4.20.1046 adds over 50 scanning engine enhancements to
handle new threats.
COMPANY: SUPERAntiSpyware.com
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Jim S


======================================================================
[8.02] Anti-Virus
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic (AntiVir Personal Edition)
VERSION: 8.1.0.331
RELEASE_DATE:
HOMEPAGE: http://www.free-av.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html
WINDOWS_OS: NT-based OS
OTHER_OS: Unix
DESCRIPTION: Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus is a reliable
free antivirus solution, that constantly and rapidly scans your
computer for malicious programs such as viruses, Trojans, backdoor
programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc. Monitors every action executed
by the user or the operating system and reacts promptly when a
malicious program is detected.

Avira AntiVir Personal is a comprehensive, easy to use antivirus
program, designed to offer reliable free of charge virus protection to
home-users, for personal use only, and is not for business or
commercial use.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Avira GmbH
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Duddits


PROGRAM_NAME: Avast!
VERSION: 4.8
RELEASE_DATE: 39699
HOMEPAGE: http://www.avast.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
WINDOWS_OS: NT-based
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: avast! antivirus v4.8 represents a multi-award winning
solution to virus protection, with anti-spyware and anti-rootkit software built in
for added security. It is available free for non-commercial, home use
and with its fast, automatic updates avast! antivirus is already being
used by more than 50 million users worldwide to provide continuous
protection against all forms of malicious software (malware).
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ALWIL Software a.s.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Dave


PROGRAM_NAME: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
VERSION: 1.26
RELEASE_DATE: 39701
HOMEPAGE: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
DOWNLOAD: http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000, XP, and Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: We at Malwarebytes have created an easy-to-use, simple,
and effective anti-malware application. Whether you know it or not
your computer is always at risk of becoming infected with viruses,
worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware that are
constantly evolving and becoming harder to detect and remove. Only the
most sophisticated anti-malware techniques can detect and remove these
malicious programs from your computer.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Malwarebytes Corporation
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: T0M


======================================================================
[8.03] Encryption
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: dsCrypt
VERSION: 1.10
RELEASE_DATE: 38343
HOMEPAGE: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/freeware
DOWNLOAD: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/freeware/dscrypt.exe
WINDOWS_OS: All
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: dsCrypt is AES/Rijndael file encryption software with simple,
multi-file, drag-and-drop operations. It features optimal implementation,
performance and safety measures. dsCrypt uses an advanced encryption
algorithm and offers unique options for enhanced security.
FEATURES:
- extensively tested and widely accepted algorithm
- BruteHalt® and exceptional resistance to brute-force password search
- inherent resistance to brute-force key search
- Secure PassPad® and immunity to keylogger-infested environments
- disclosed implementation and source code
- secure use of system resources
- verified data and file processing
- efficient user interface and operation
- speedy performance
- really small executable file
- self-contained and dependency-free
- installation-and-pollution-free
- freeware status and unrestricted distribution
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Dariusz Stanislawek
NOMINATOR: Dave
SECOND: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson


PROGRAM_NAME: GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard)
VERSION: 1.4.9
RELEASE_DATE: 39533
HOMEPAGE: http://www.gnupg.org
DOWNLOAD: http://www.gnupg.org/download
ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/binary/gnupg-w32cli-1.4.9.exe
WINDOWS_OS: 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP
OTHER_OS: Linux; FreeBSD; OpenBSD; NetBSD; Mac OS X
DESCRIPTION: GnuPG is the GNU project's complete and free implementation of
the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880.  GnuPG allows to encrypt and
sign your data and communication, features a versatile key managment system
as well as access modules for all kind of public key directories.  GnuPG,
also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy
integration with other applications.  Frontend applications and libraries
are available.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: GnuPG team
NOMINATOR: iNcReDuLoUs
SECOND: Dave


PROGRAM_NAME: TrueCrypt
VERSION: 6.0a
RELEASE_DATE: 39668
HOMEPAGE: http://www.truecrypt.org
DOWNLOAD: http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads.php
WINDOWS_OS: 2000/XP/Vista/Server2003 (including 64-bit versions)
(encryption of system partition not supported on Windows 2000)
OTHER_OS: Linux; Mac OS X
DESCRIPTION: Free open-source disk encryption software system for
establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage
device).  On-the-fly encryption means that data are automatically
encrypted or decrypted right before they are loaded or saved, without any
user intervention.  No data stored on an encrypted volume can be read
(decrypted) without using the correct password/keyfile(s) or correct
encryption keys.  Entire file system is encrypted (e.g., file names,
folder names, contents of every file, free space, meta data, etc).
TrueCrypt can on-the-fly encrypt a system partition or entire system
drive, i.e. a partition or drive where Windows is installed and from
which it boots.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: TrueCrypt Foundation
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: iNcReDuLoUs
SECOND: Nicolaas Hawkins


======================================================================
[8.04] Network Monitor
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: SoftPerfect Network Scanner
VERSION: 3.8
RELEASE_DATE: 39696
HOMEPAGE: http://www.softperfect.com/products/networkscanner
DOWNLOAD: http://www.softperfect.com/download/freeware/netscan.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2K, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 32- & 64-bit
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: multi-threaded IP, NetBIOS and SNMP scanner with a modern
interface and several advanced features. It is intended for both system
administrators and general users who are interested in computer
security. The program pings computers, scans for listening TCP ports and
displays which types of resources are shared on the network (including
system and hidden).
REMARKS:
COMPANY: SoftPerfect Research
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Larry Sabo


======================================================================
[8.05] Network Sniffer/Analyzer
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Wireshark
VERSION: 1.03
RELEASE_DATE: 39694
HOMEPAGE: http://www.wireshark.org
DOWNLOAD: http://www.wireshark.org/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: Win32
OTHER_OS: POSIX (eg GNU-Linux, BSD, OSX)
DESCRIPTION: network protocol analyzer
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Gerald Combs
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: iNcReDuLoUs


======================================================================
[8.06] Password Manager
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: KeePass Password Safe
VERSION: 1.12
RELEASE_DATE: 39674
HOMEPAGE: http://keepass.info/index.html
http://sourceforge.net/projects/keepass
DOWNLOAD: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/keepass/KeePass-1.12-Setup.exe
http://keepass.info/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98 / 98SE / ME / NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista, each
32-bit and 64-bit
OTHER_OS: Linux/MacOS X (KeepassX); PocketPC,
Smartphone, etc.
DESCRIPTION: KeePass is a free/open-source password manager or safe which
helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in
one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you
only have to remember one single master password or select the key file
to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best
and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

REMARKS: Major rewrite on .NET in alpha stage development (v2.04 alpha).
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Dominik Reichl et al.
NOMINATOR: Dave
SECOND: T0M


======================================================================
[8.07] Personal Firewall
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Kerio Personal Firewall [v2.1.5]
VERSION: 2.1.5
RELEASE_DATE: 37815
HOMEPAGE: http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/home-home-office/sunbelt-personal-firewall/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.sunbelt-software.com/ihs/alex/keriopf215.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Win98/ME/NT4/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Kerio Personal Firewall is a small and easy-to-use system
designed for protecting a personal computer against hacker attacks and data leaks.
It is based on the ICSA certified technology used in the WinRoute
firewall. The firewall itself runs as a background service, using a
special low-level driver loaded into the system kernel. This driver is
placed at the lowest possible level above the network hardware
drivers. Therefore, it has absolute control over all passing packets
and is able to ensure complete protection of the system it is
installed on.

REMARKS: Kerio Personal Firewall was acquired by Sunbelt
Software and has been morphed and developed into Sunbelt Personal
Firewall. While a free-for-home-use version of "SPF" is available, KPF
2.1.5 remains a classic, preferred by some. It is valued by Win9x
users without a hardware router, for the ease with which it can be set
to permit unchallenged outbound internet access, while blocking
inbound attacks, mimicking the function of the XP firewall.
COMPANY: Sunbelt Software (was Kerio Technologies Inc.)
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: kew


PROGRAM_NAME: Zone Alarm
VERSION: 7.0.408.000
RELEASE_DATE: 39337
HOMEPAGE: http://www.zonelabs.com
DOWNLOAD: http://dl4.zonealarm.com/u/dlr/bin/free/1023_zl/zlsSetup_70_408_000_en.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista (different download required for vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall blocks hackers from infiltrating your
home PC by hiding your computer from unsolicited network traffic. By
detecting and preventing intrusions, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall keeps your PC
free from viruses that slow down performance, and spyware that steals your
personal information, passwords, and financial data.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Peggy
SECOND: Helium


======================================================================
[8.08] Security Audit
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
VERSION: 0.9.0.4 (RC-3)
RELEASE_DATE: 39615
HOMEPAGE: http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal
DOWNLOAD: https://psi.secunia.com/PSISetup.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000-SP4/XP-SP2/2003 Server/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: The Secunia PSI allows you to scan, detect, check, and secure
the applications installed on your computer. Get an assessment of the
applications installed on your computer are they insecure,
end-of-life, or patched. The Secunia PSI enables you to secure your
applications, and to quickly and easily upgrade to new and secure
versions of applications installed on your computer. Providing a
graphical presentation of your performance week by week.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Secunia
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Helium



System Utilities:

[9.--] SYSTEM UTILITIES:
========================
[9.01] Backup: Registry   [9.02] Boot Disk Creator   [9.03] Boot Disk: Utilities Disk
[9.04] CD-DVD Burner   [9.05] Cmd Shell   [9.06] Drive Tool: Driver Letters
[9.07] Drive Tool: USB   [9.08] Drivers: Backup   [9.09] Hardware: Diagnostics
[9.10] Hardware: Memory Tester   [9.11] Install-Uninstall Tool   [9.12] OS Environment
[9.13] OS Install Modifier   [9.14] Process Monitor   [9.15] Process Monitor: Files
[9.16] Process Monitor: Registry   [9.17] Process Monitor: Start-Up
[9.18] Registry And File Tools   [9.19] Security Audit   [9.20] Start-Up Manager
[9.21] System Information Tool   [9.22] System Tweaker   [9.23] Time Synchronizer
[9.24] Virtual Machine



======================================================================
[9.01] Backup: Registry
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Emergency Recovery Utility NT (ERUNT)
VERSION: 1.1j
RELEASE_DATE: 38645
HOMEPAGE: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt
DOWNLOAD: http://www.derfisch.de/lars/erunt-setup.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: ERUNT is an emergency utility that will restore, backup and
optimize your system registry.

Key features of "Erunt" include:

· Backup the Windows NT/2000/XP registry to a folder of your choice.
· System and current user registries selectable.
· Command-line switches for automated use of ERUNT
· Restore the registry in Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP and MS-DOS
(all-in-one restore program)
· All programs in this package are completely localizable.

Also included in this package is NTREGOPT. A program for optimizing
the registry.

REMARKS: Craig: Does just what it says.  Saved my bacon once.

COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Lars Hederer
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Craig


======================================================================
[9.02] Boot Disk Creator
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Bart's PE Builder
VERSION: 3.1.10a
RELEASE_DATE: 38765
HOMEPAGE: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder
DOWNLOAD: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/download
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003(not yet Vista!)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Bart's PE Builder helps you build a "BartPE" (Bart
Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the
original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very
suitable for PC maintenance tasks. It will give you a complete Win32
environment with network support, a graphical user interface (800x600)
and FAT/NTFS/CDFS filesystem support. Very handy for burn-in testing
systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scan and
so on. This will replace any Dos bootdisk in no time! Comments: An
original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD is
required to build a CD. Several ready made plugins to have various
applications installed and run from the boot CD can be found online.
Do a search for PE PLUGIN REPOSITORY.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Nu2 Productions
AUTHOR: Bart Lagerweij
NOMINATOR: kew
SECOND: Bjorn S.


======================================================================
[9.03] Boot Disk: Utilities Disk
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Ultimate Boot CD for Windows (UBCD4Win)
VERSION: 3.20
RELEASE_DATE: 39633
HOMEPAGE: http://www.ubcd4win.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.ubcd4win.com/downloads.htm
WINDOWS_OS: Source files/CD: Windows XP HE/Pro (SP1+), Server 2003
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used
for repairing, restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer problem.
UBCD4Win is based on Bart's PE©. Bart's PE© builds a Windows®
pre-install" environment CD, basically a simple Windows® XP booted
from CD. UBCD4Win includes network support and allows you the ability
to modify NTFS volumes, recover deleted files, create new NTFS
volumes, scan hard drives for viruses, etc. Our download includes
almost everything you need to repair your system problems. This
project has been put together to be the ultimate recovery cd and not a
replacement OS (Operating System). Please visit the "List of Tools"
page for a complete list of what is included in the latest version of
UBCD4Win.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Benjamin Burrows et al.
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Nicolaas Hawkins


======================================================================
[9.04] CD-DVD Burner
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Ashampoo Burning Studio
VERSION: 6.7
RELEASE_DATE: 39675
HOMEPAGE:
DOWNLOAD: http://www.download.com/Ashampoo-Burning-Studio-Free/3000-2646_4-10776287.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Multi-disc file backup and restore on CDs, DVDs and
Blu-ray discs; create compressed backup archives with powerful
password protection; split archives automatically across multiple CDs,
DVDs or Blu-ray discs; restore archive contents to their original
locations; integrated Audio CD ripper store your audio tracks as WMA
or WAV files; new option for setting the number of copies you want to
burn (available for all disc formats); discs can now be verified
immediately without being ejected first (if the drive supports this
feature); numerous other small improvements that make the program
easier to use and more effective; burn files and folders on data
CDs/DVDs/Blu-ray discs; burn Audio CDs from WAV, MP3, FLAC, WMA and
Ogg Vorbis files; burn MP3-CDs from your MP3 files; burn Video DVD,
Video CD (VCD) or Super Video CD (S-VCD); create and burn
CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc images; burn speed and other options can all be
set automatically.

Version 6.7 enhances the hardware compatibility.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Soren Hedeby Sorensen


PROGRAM_NAME: Burrrn
VERSION: 1.14b2
RELEASE_DATE: 38644
HOMEPAGE: http://www.burrrn.net/?page_id=4
DOWNLOAD: http://www.burrrn.net/?page_id=6
WINDOWS_OS: 2K, XP (other?)
OTHER_OS: ---
DESCRIPTION: Burrrn is a tool for creating audio CDs with CD-Text from
various audio files. Supported formats are: wav, mp3, mpc, ogg, aac,
mp4, ape, flac, ofr, wv, tta, m3u, pls and fpl playlists and cue
sheets. You can also burn EAC?s noncompliant image + cue sheets!
Burrrn can read all types of tags from all these formats (including
ape tags in mp3). Burrrn uses cdrdao.exe for burning.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Matus Vojtek ["Gambit"]
NOMINATOR: Yrrah
SECOND: Ron May


PROGRAM_NAME: CDBurnerXP
VERSION: 4.2.1.950
RELEASE_DATE: 39690
HOMEPAGE: http://www.cdburnerxp.se
DOWNLOAD: http://www.cdburnerxp.se/downloadsetup.php
WINDOWS_OS: 2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: CDBurnerXP has many features. Create Data-CDs/ DVDs: *burn
any Data on CD-R/ CD-RW/ DVD+R/ DVD-R/ DVD+RW/ DVD-RW/ DVD-RAM/ BD/ HD-
DVD, including double layer mediums *burn mp3-CDs to store many audio
files on one single disc *create bootable discs *verify written Data
automatically after burning process *use either the internal browser to
add your files or the intuitive Drop-Box to drag and drop files directly
from any Windows Explorer window *save your compilations for creation of
backups *burn on-the-fly and with buffer-underrun protections *import
previous (ISO 9660) sessions and edit existing file structure on CD/ DVD
*quick- and full-erase disc *copy data discs (possible copy-protection is
not bypassed) *retrieve recorder and disc information. Create Audio-CDs:
*create Audio-CDs from mp3, wav, ogg, flac and wma files *add single or
multiple tracks from existing audio-CDs directly to your new compilation
without ripping tracks before (add cda-files) *play audio-files with
integrated audio player *gapless audio-CDs supported (disc-at-once-mode)
*import M3U or WPL playlists. ISO features: *burn ISO files to CD *create
your own ISO files *convert bin- and nrg-files to ISO *save CDs/ DVDs as
ISO file to disc. Other features: *simple cover printing feature for
data- and audio-discs *supports most IDE, USB, Firewire and SCSI drives
*integrated option to enable access to drive for restricted users *multi-
language interface *online update
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Canneverbe Limited
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Klaatu
SECOND: Craig


PROGRAM_NAME: DeepBurner Free
VERSION: 1.9.0228
RELEASE_DATE: 39525
HOMEPAGE: http://www.deepburner.com/?r=products&pr=deepburner
DOWNLOAD: http://www.deepburner.com/download/DeepBurner1.exe
WINDOWS_OS: 98/ME/2000/XP/2003
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: DeepBurner comes loaded with an extensive list of practical
and amazingly valuable features that will totally satisfy your burning
needs. These start from compiling your CDs and DVDs in different formats
and ending with the creation of fascinating photo albums and rock solid,
reliable backups.

* You can easily create and burn regular data CDs/DVDs
* AudioCD recording functionality is included
* Quickly build and burn ISO Images
* Supports IDE/EIDE, USB, SCSI, and Fire Wire CD/DVD writers
* Overburn function
* Buffer underrun technology "Burn-Proof"
* DAO, SAO and TAO Writing methods support
* Support for CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD+R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW / DVD-RAM
* Create Multi-session CDs
* Bootable CD/DVD support
* Dynamically adjustable drive buffer size
* High Performance File/Disc Caching
* Supports Long File Name (Joliet) File Systems
* Creates ISO (100% DOS/Windows) compatible data CDs/DVDs
* Supports multiple simultaneous recorders
* Easy to use wizards help you create any type of burning project
* The Autorun Wizard makes it easy to create effective autoruns for
your CDs
* You can even easily make your own cover, booklet or case insert
* Multi-language interface, of course
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Astonsoft Ltd.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Dave
SECOND: Bjorn S.


PROGRAM_NAME: ImgBurn
VERSION: 2.4.2.0
RELEASE_DATE: 39651
HOMEPAGE: http://www.imgburn.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 2008
(including all the 64-bit versions)
OTHER_OS: WINE
DESCRIPTION: ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray
burning application. It has several 'Modes', each one for performing a
different task; Read, build, write, verify, discovery.  ImgBurn supports
a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI,
IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.  It supports Unicode folder/file names, so
you shouldn't run in to any problems if you're using an international
character set.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: LIGHTNING UK!
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Ron May


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[9.05] Cmd Shell
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Take Command Console LE (light edition)
VERSION: 9.02 Build 152
RELEASE_DATE: 39702
HOMEPAGE: http://jpsoft.com/tccledes.htm
DOWNLOAD: ftp://jpsoft.com/tccle/tccle.exe
WINDOWS_OS: XP/2003/Vista/2008 (including 64-bit versions)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: TCC/LE is a basic version of JP Software's award winning
4NT command processor. If you are a command line user, this is a huge
step up from CMD. Features include: Enhanced command line editor with
history, filename completion and cut & paste. Built-in screen
scrollback buffer lets you review or print output from past commands
at any time. Enhanced Directory Navigation lets you quickly browse and
change directories. Built-in file viewer includes scrolling, search,
and print capabilities. Core scripting language - large superset of
CMD with 111 commands, 140 functions and 97 internal variables.
Upgraded CMD commands (e.g. DIR, COPY etc) with hundreds of additional
options. Complete flow of control structures including IF-Then-Else,
DO Loops, Switch, subroutines, batch libraries, etc. Redefine commands
through aliasing, create new commands and functions for your regular
tasks, even assign frequently used commands to a single keystroke.
Select or exclude files by date, time, size, and extended wildcards or
regular expressions for extraordinary flexibility in file management
REMARKS:
COMPANY: JP Software Inc.
AUTHOR: Rex C. Conn et al.
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: Caesar Romano


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[9.06] Drive Tool: Driver Letters
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: USBDLM
VERSION: 4.2.2
RELEASE_DATE: 39677
HOMEPAGE: http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html
DOWNLOAD: http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html
WINDOWS_OS: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: USBDLM, USB Drive Letter Manager, is a Windows service that
gives control over Window's drive letter assignment for USB drives. Running
as service makes it independent of the logged on user's privileges, so
there is no need to give the users the privilege to change drive
letters. All functions are applied to USB drives at the moment they
are being attached, when the USBDLM service starts up and when a user
logs on.  USBDLM runs as Win32 service under Windows 2000, XP, Server
2003 and Vista. 64 Bit versions are untested but should work too.
USBDLM automatically solves conflicts between USB drives and network
or subst drives of the currently logged on user. Furthermore you can
define new default letters for USB drives and much more. Among other
things it can be confgirued to remove drive letters of card readers
until a card is inserted. See online helpfile for all features
http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_help_e.html.

REMARKS: Bjorn S.:
I manage a few public computers. They all have various card readers to
which Windows by default assigners drive letters. Utterly confusing
for users who want to insert a USB stick. Which of the many drive
letters present here is mine? - they ask. Problem solved with USBDLM,
preventing drive letter assignment for empty card readers. I can also
use it to make a list of drive letters (or just one) to be used for
any USB device inserted. This way I can answer the "Which drive letter
is mine" question from users without even looking. (But since I
removed the "empty card" drive letters, few if any needs to ask).
Configuration is stored in a ini file, which can be copied from one
machine to the next. Nice and simple.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Uwe Sieber
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson


======================================================================
[9.07] Drive Tool: USB
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: USBDeview
VERSION: 1.25
RELEASE_DATE: 39640
HOMEPAGE: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html
DOWNLOAD: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usbdeview.zip
WINDOWS_OS: 2000/XP/2003/Vista
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: USBDeview is a small utility that lists all USB devices that
currently connected to your computer, as well as all USB devices that you
previously used.
For each USB device, exteneded information is displayed: Device name/
description, device type, serial number (for mass storage devices), the
date/time that device was added, VendorID, ProductID, and more...
USBDeview also allows you to uninstall USB devices that you previously
used, and disconnect USB devices that are currently connected to your
computer.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: NirSoft
AUTHOR: Nir Sofer
NOMINATOR: Dave
SECOND: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson


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[9.08] Drivers: Backup
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: WinDriversBackup Personal Edition
VERSION: 1.09
RELEASE_DATE: 37908
HOMEPAGE: http://www.jermar.com (See REMARK)
DOWNLOAD: http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/ftp/Programs/wdrvbck1.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9X/ME/2K/XP/2003
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: WinDriversBackup Personal Edition 1.0.9 (last freeware
version) is a free utility provided by JerMar Software Corp.
specifically for backing up your Windows system driver files.

WinDriversBackup can identify all of your Windows driver files and
save them to a secure location in two simple mouse clicks. Backing up
your Windows driver files means they will be available to you the next
time you need to reinstall the driver or the whole operating system.
WinDriversBackup places the driver files in one organized location of
your choosing.

REMARKS: www.jermar.com no longer lists the program nor the download
link. WinDriversBackup has changed to DriverGuide Toolkit - commercial
version.
COMPANY: Jermar Software Corp
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: John Fitzsimons
SECOND: Larry Sabo


======================================================================
[9.09] Hardware: Diagnostics
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: CrystalDiskMark
VERSION: 2.1
RELEASE_DATE:
HOMEPAGE: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html
DOWNLOAD: http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.html
WINDOWS_OS: Vista/XP/NT4
Me/98
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Crystal Dew World
AUTHOR: hiyohiyo
NOMINATOR: John Fitzsimons
SECOND: Larry Sabo


======================================================================
[9.10] Hardware: Memory Tester
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Memtest86+
VERSION: 2.01
RELEASE_DATE: 39499
HOMEPAGE: http://www.memtest.org/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.memtest.org/#downiso
WINDOWS_OS: N/A
OTHER_OS: Memtest86+ is designed to run from a bootable floppy disk,
CD-ROM, USB Drive, or from a suitable bootloader without an operating
system present.
DESCRIPTION: Memtest86+ is software designed to stress test an
x86-compatible computer's random access memory (RAM) for errors. It tries to verify
that the RAM will accept and correctly retain arbitrary patterns of
data written to it. Memtest86+'s tests are comprehensive so it can
find otherwise hidden problems on machines that appear to work
normally. With many chipsets, Memtest86+ allows counting of failures
even in error-correcting ECC DRAM. [Source and more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memtest86+ and the homepage link
above.]
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Chris Brady, Samuel Demeulemeester
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: kew


======================================================================
[9.11] Install-Uninstall Tool
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: JavaRA
VERSION: 1.11
RELEASE_DATE: 39662
HOMEPAGE: http://raproducts.org
DOWNLOAD: http://raproducts.org/click/click.php?id=1
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x, 2k, XP, and Vista without UAC
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: JavaRa is a simple tool that does a simple job: it
removes old and redundant versions of the Java Runtime Environment
(JRE). Simply select "Check for Updates" or "Remove Older Version" to
begin. JavaRa is free under the GNU GPL version two.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: RaProducts
AUTHOR: Paul McLain; Fred de Vries
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Duddits


PROGRAM_NAME: Revo Uninstaller
VERSION: 1.71
RELEASE_DATE: 39616
HOMEPAGE: http://www.revouninstaller.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
WINDOWS_OS: 2k/XP/2003/Vista (32 bit only)
OTHER_OS: None
DESCRIPTION: Replacement for Windows Add/Remove Programs applet. Very
fast load of installed program listings.  Very thorough user-selected
uninstall levels.  Multi-language support.  Contains a number of
useful integrated functions in addition to the uninstall capability:
Hunter mode, Autoruns Manager, Windows Tools, Junk Files Cleaner and a
Tracks Cleaner section that includes a Browser Cleaner, M$O Cleaner,
Windows Cleaner, Evidence Remover and Unrecoverable Delete functions.
Comes in .exe (1.52MB) and portable .zip (1.64MB) versions.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: VS Revo Group
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Ron May
SECOND: Yrrah


PROGRAM_NAME: Sandboxie
VERSION: 3.30 (32-bit), 3.01 (64-bit)
RELEASE_DATE: 39693
HOMEPAGE: http://www.sandboxie.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?DownloadSandboxie
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista (32-bit); Windows XP,
Windows Server 2003 (64-bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Sandboxie allows you to run your browser, or any other
program, so that all changes that result from the usage are kept in a
sandbox environment, which can then be deleted later. This allows you
to remove traces of your internet or PC activities, as well as reverse
any changes to your Favorites, home page, registry and more. Even
files that were downloaded during a sandbox session will be wiped
after the sandbox is cleared. The program runs in the system tray and
if you want to start a sandboxed session, simply launch your browser,
or any other program via the tray icon, rather than the regular way.

REMARKS:     * Free for personal use only. Registration is optional. Nag
screen after 30 days.
* Windows 2000: You may need to install GDIPLUS.DLL if you don't
already have it.
* At this time, Sandboxie does not support Windows Vista 64-bit
* On 64-bit Windows XP, you must remove Windows Update KB932596
before installing Sandboxie.
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Ronen Tzur
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: B. R. 'BeAr' Ederson


PROGRAM_NAME: ZSoft Uninstaller
VERSION: 2.4.1
RELEASE_DATE: 39361
HOMEPAGE: http://www.zsoft.dk/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.zsoft.dk/download.php?appid=4
WINDOWS_OS: Win2000, XP, 2003, Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Snapshots before and after installations enabling complete
program removal.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ZSoft Software
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Bear Bottoms
SECOND: Allan Higdon


======================================================================
[9.12] OS Environment
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Cygwin
VERSION: 1.5.25-15
RELEASE_DATE: 39613
HOMEPAGE: http://cygwin.com
DOWNLOAD: http://cygwin.com/setup.exe (GUI installer)
WINDOWS_OS: All x86 32-bit and 64-bit versions (except CE)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows that consists
of two parts: A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API emulation layer
providing substantial Linux API functionality, and a collection of tools
which provide Linux look and feel.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Cygwin team
NOMINATOR: iNcReDuLoUs
SECOND: »Q«


======================================================================
[9.13] OS Install Modifier
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: nLite
VERSION: 1.4.9
RELEASE_DATE: 39692
HOMEPAGE: http://www.nliteos.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: 32- & 64-bit, NT-based
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: nLite allows you to customize your installation of Windows
XP, Windows 2000, or Windows 2003. You can integrate service packs and
hotfixes from Microsoft directly into your windows distribution files
without having to re-download and install them every time you need to
re-install windows.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Dino Nuhagic (nuhi)
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: kew


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[9.14] Process Monitor
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Process Explorer
VERSION: 11.21
RELEASE_DATE: 39668
HOMEPAGE: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
DOWNLOAD: http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/ProcessExplorer.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000 SP4 and up
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: Process Explorer is a comprehensive application that lets
you examine in great detail (and in real time) what is going on
behind the scenes" with your system.  It is also a Task Manager on
steroids.  Highly configurable "must have" troubleshooting tool.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Microsoft (was Sysinternals)
AUTHOR: Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell
NOMINATOR: Ron May
SECOND: Craig


PROGRAM_NAME: Process Monitor
VERSION: 1.37
RELEASE_DATE: 39668
HOMEPAGE: http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx
DOWNLOAD: http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000 SP4 with Update Rollup 1, Windows XP SP2,
Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows Vista as well as x64 versions of
Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Windows Vista.
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for
Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread
activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals
utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of
enhancements including rich and non-destructive filtering,
comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names,
reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated
symbol support for each operation, simultaneous logging to a file, and
much more. Its uniquely powerful features will make Process Monitor a
core utility in your system troubleshooting and malware hunting
toolkit.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Microsoft (was Sysinternals)
AUTHOR: Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Dave


======================================================================
[9.15] Process Monitor: Files
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Filemon
VERSION: 7.04
RELEASE_DATE: 39027
HOMEPAGE: http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/bb896642.aspx
DOWNLOAD: http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/Filemon.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95, 98 ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, 2003 Server (all
32-bit), and XP and Windows Server 2003 64-bit Edition,
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: FileMon monitors and displays file system activity on a system
in real-time. Its advanced capabilities make it a powerful tool for
exploring the way Windows works, seeing how applications use the files
and DLLs, or tracking down problems in system or application file
configurations. Filemon's timestamping feature will show you precisely
when every open, read, write or delete, happens, and its status column
tells you the outcome. FileMon is so easy to use that you'll be an
expert within minutes. It begins monitoring when you start it, and its
output window can be saved to a file for off-line viewing. It has full
search capability, and if you find that you're getting information
overload, simply set up one or more filters.

REMARKS: Note: Filemon and Regmon have been replaced by Process Monitor on
versions of Windows starting with Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2,
Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows Vista. Filemon and Regmon remain
for legacy operating system support, including Windows 9x.
COMPANY: Microsoft (was Sysinternals)
AUTHOR: Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Caesar Romano


======================================================================
[9.16] Process Monitor: Registry
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: RegMon
VERSION: 7.04
RELEASE_DATE: 39022
HOMEPAGE: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896652.aspx
DOWNLOAD: http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/Regmon.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 & 64-bit x64
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: RegMon is a Registry monitoring utility that will show you
which applications are accessing your Registry, which keys they are
accessing, and the Registry data that they are reading and writing - all
in real-time.

REMARKS: Note: Filemon and Regmon have been replaced by Process Monitor on
versions of Windows starting with Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2,
Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows Vista. Filemon and Regmon remain
for legacy operating system support, including Windows 9x.
COMPANY: Microsoft (was Sysinternals)
AUTHOR: Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell
NOMINATOR: kew
SECOND: Bjorn S.


======================================================================
[9.17] Process Monitor: Start-Up
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: WinPatrol
VERSION: 15.5.2008.0
RELEASE_DATE: 39583
HOMEPAGE: http://www.winpatrol.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: Win32 and Vista64
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: As a SECURITY MONITOR, WinPatrol will alert you to
hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer
without your permission. WinPatrol uses a heuristic behavioral
approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing
environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive
searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshot
of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that
may occur without your knowledge.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Bill Pytlovany
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: Helium


======================================================================
[9.18] Registry And File Tools
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: CCleaner (Crap Cleaner)
VERSION: 2.11.636
RELEASE_DATE: 39685
HOMEPAGE: http://www.ccleaner.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
WINDOWS_OS: Windows (All Versions)
OTHER_OS: no
DESCRIPTION: CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and
cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run
faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces
of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally
it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is
that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and
contains NO Spyware or Adware!
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Piriform Ltd.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Soren Hedeby Sorensen


PROGRAM_NAME: Registrar Registry Manager
VERSION: 5.5.6
RELEASE_DATE: 39444
HOMEPAGE: http://www.resplendence.com/main
DOWNLOAD: http://www.resplendence.com/download/rrtri.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Registrar Lite is a powerful and flexible freeware registry
editor. It offers an explorer style interface which supports the clipboard and
allows you to drag and drop registry keys and values. It offers
background search and replace, a bookmark editor which allows you to
add descriptions to registry keys as well as advanced registry value
data editors which support all existing registry data types.

An addressbar allows you to access registry keys and values quicly.
Registrar Lite offers registry key import and export functionality
which supports all native registry file types. When running on Windows
XP,2000 or NT, all security features are supported by offering editors
which allow you to set registry key&nbps;permissions, auditing and
ownership.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Resplendence Software Projects Sp.
AUTHOR: Daniel Terhell
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Soren Hedeby Sorensen


PROGRAM_NAME: RegSeeker
VERSION: 1.55
RELEASE_DATE: 39241
HOMEPAGE: http://www.hoverdesk.net
DOWNLOAD: http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
WINDOWS_OS: 9X to Vista
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: RegSeeker is a powerful registry cleaner and more.  It
can display other information such as startup entries, histories,
installed applications etc.  With RegSeeker you can search for any
item inside your registry and edit, export or delete the results.
RegSeeker also includes a number of tweaks and extras you can use to
fine tune your system.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Hover Inc.
AUTHOR: Thibaud Djian; Russ Schwenkler
NOMINATOR: Ron May
SECOND: Yrrah


======================================================================
[9.19] Security Audit
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
VERSION: 2.1
RELEASE_DATE: 39363
HOMEPAGE: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc184924.aspx
DOWNLOAD:
WINDOWS_OS: Win2k, XP, Vista, 2003 & 2008 Servers
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Determines security state of OS install in accordance with
Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation
guidance.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Microsoft Corporation
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: Rom


======================================================================
[9.20] Start-Up Manager
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Autoruns
VERSION: 9.34
RELEASE_DATE: 39693
HOMEPAGE: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
DOWNLOAD: http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/Autoruns.zip
WINDOWS_OS: W2K SP4 and above
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: Simply the most comprehensive startup manager available.
Goes far beyond MSConfig or any other 3rd party startup manager. Comes
with a separate command line version that can output to a CSV file.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Microsoft (was Sysinternals)
AUTHOR: Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell
NOMINATOR: Ron May
SECOND: iNcReDuLoUs


PROGRAM_NAME: Startup Control Panel
VERSION: 2.8
RELEASE_DATE: 37624
HOMEPAGE: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
DOWNLOAD: http://www.mlin.net/files/StartupCPL.zip (or stand-alone exe
version http://www.mlin.net/files/StartupCPL_EXE.zip)
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Startup Control Panel allows you to easily configure which
programs run when your computer starts. It supports launching programs based on
information in both the start-up menu and the Registry. It's designed
to be a valuable tool for system administrators.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Mike Lin
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Caesar Romano


======================================================================
[9.21] System Information Tool
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Belarc Advisor
VERSION: 7.2x
RELEASE_DATE: 39583
HOMEPAGE: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
DOWNLOAD: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista (32/64-bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your
installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes,
anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and
displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile
information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web
server.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Belarc, Inc.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Craig


PROGRAM_NAME: CPU-Z
VERSION: 1.47
RELEASE_DATE: 39687
HOMEPAGE: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
DOWNLOAD: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
WINDOWS_OS: Win 9x - Vista (64 bit supported)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: CPU-Z gathers information on some of the main devices of your
system, like CPU, Mainboard,BIOS model and date, Chipset (northbridge and
southbridge) and sensor, Graphic interface, Memory, and System
(Windows and DirectX version). CPU-Z does not need to be installed.
Just unzip the files in a directory and run the .exe. In order to
remove the program, just delete the files. The program does not copy
any file in any directory, neither writes in the registry.

REMARKS: Bjorn S.: Nice and quick no-install utility that provides
the most basic and in most cases also them most relevant (at least for
me) hardware and system info in a flash.
COMPANY: CPUID developers
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: F. Reeware


PROGRAM_NAME: PC WIZARD
VERSION: 2008.1.86
RELEASE_DATE: 39712
HOMEPAGE: http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php
DOWNLOAD: http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php
WINDOWS_OS: Win 32- and 64-bit (all)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: PC WIZARD 2008 is a powerful hardware- and systeminformation
utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more
analysis. It's able to identify a large scale of system components and
supports the latest technologies and standards. PC WIZARD 2008 is
periodically updated in order to provide most accurate results. It is
also an utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer
system, like CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard
Disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media
performance, Video performance, MP3 compression performance.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: CPUID developers
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Bjorn S.
SECOND: F. Reeware


PROGRAM_NAME: SpeedFan
VERSION: 4.35
RELEASE_DATE: 39679
HOMEPAGE: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
DOWNLOAD: http://www.almico.com/speedfan435.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Vista, Vista 64 bit
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and
temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can
even access S.M.A.R.T. info for those hard disks that support this
feature and show hard disk temperatures too, if supported. SpeedFan
supports SCSI disks too. SpeedFan can even change the FSB on some
hardware. At the lowest level, SpeedFan is a hardware monitor software
that can access digital temperature sensors, but its main feature is
that it can change fan speeds (depending on the capabilities of your
sensor chip and your hardware) according to the temperatures inside
your pc, thus reducing noise.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Alfredo Milani Comparetti
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: kew


PROGRAM_NAME: System Information for Windows (SIW)
VERSION: 2008-09-03
RELEASE_DATE: 39694
HOMEPAGE: http://www.gtopala.com/
DOWNLOAD: http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
WINDOWS_OS: Microsoft Windows 98 / Me / NT4 / 2000 / XP / Server 2003
/ Media Center / Tablet PC / Windows 2003 Server R2 / Windows Server
2003 x64 / Windows XP x64 / Windows Vista / Windows Vista x64 /
Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008 x64
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: SIW is an advanced System Information for Windows  tool
that gathers detailed information about your system properties and
settings and displays it in an extremely comprehensible manner.

SIW can create a report file (CSV, HTML, TXT or XML), and is able to
run in batch mode (for Asset Inventory Tracking, Computer (Software
and Hardware) Inventory, PC Audit, Software Audit, Software License
Compliance Management).

The system information is divided into few major categories:

* Software: Operating System, Installed Software and Hotfixes,
Processes, Services, Users, Open Files, System Uptime, Installed
Codecs, Software Licenses (Product Keys / Serial Numbers / CD Key),
Secrets (Password Recovery).
* Hardware: Motherboard, Sensors, BIOS, CPU, chipset, PCI/AGP, USB
and ISA/PnP Devices, Memory, Video Card, Monitor, Disk Drives, CD/DVD
Devices, SCSI Devices, S.M.A.R.T., Ports, Printers.
* Network: Network Cards, Network Shares, currently active Network
Connections, Open Ports.
* Tools: Eureka! (Reveal lost passwords hidden behind asterisks),
MAC Address Changer, Monitor Test, Shutdown / Restart.
* Real-time monitors: CPU, Memory, Page File usage and Network
Traffic.

SIW is a standalone utility that does not require installation
(Portable Freeware) - one less installed program on your PC as well
the fact that you can run the program directly from an USB flash
drive, from a floppy, from a network drive or from a domain login
script.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Topala Software Solutions
AUTHOR: Gabriel Topala
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: Caesar Romano


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[9.22] System Tweaker
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PROGRAM_NAME: Tweak UI
VERSION: 2.10
RELEASE_DATE: 37797
HOMEPAGE: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
DOWNLOAD: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/c/a/fca6767b-9ed9-45a6-b352-839afb2a2679/TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe
WINDOWS_OS: Windows XP/Server 2003
OTHER_OS: N/A
DESCRIPTION: This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are
not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse
settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Microsoft Corporation
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Dave
SECOND: Caesar Romano


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[9.23] Time Synchronizer
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Neutron
VERSION: 1.07
RELEASE_DATE: 39622
HOMEPAGE: http://keir.net/neutron.html
DOWNLOAD: http://keir.net/download/neutron.zip
WINDOWS_OS: 95 thru Vista
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Time synchronization progam
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Robin Keir
NOMINATOR: Helium
SECOND: Duddits


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[9.24] Virtual Machine
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: Microsoft Virtual PC (VPC)
VERSION: 2007 SP1 (6.0.192.0)
RELEASE_DATE: 39583
HOMEPAGE: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=78095
DOWNLOAD: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/virtualpc/default.mspx
WINDOWS_OS: Windows XP Pro, XP Tablet PC, Server 2003, Vista
(Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate) (32/64-bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Virtual PC 2007 is a powerful software virtualization
solution that allows you to run multiple PC-based operating systems
simultaneously on one workstation, providing a safety net to maintain
compatibility with legacy applications while you migrate to a new
operating system. It also saves reconfiguration time, so your support,
development, and training staff can work more efficiently.

REMARKS: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/virtualpc/sysreq.mspx
COMPANY: Microsoft Corporation
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Klaatu


PROGRAM_NAME: VirtualBox
VERSION: 2.0.2
RELEASE_DATE: 39703
HOMEPAGE: http://virtualbox.org
DOWNLOAD: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 3.x, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista
OTHER_OS: DOS, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), and OpenBSD
DESCRIPTION: VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization
products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an
extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise
customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely
available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General
Public License (GPL). See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction.

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris
hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including
but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista), DOS/
Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), and OpenBSD.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Dave
SECOND: Larry Sabo



Text Utilities:

[10.--] TEXT UTILITIES:
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[10.01] Compare Text In Files   [10.02] Editor   [10.03] Editor: Code   [10.04] Text Tools



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[10.01] Compare Text In Files
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: ExamDiff
VERSION: 1.8.0.2
RELEASE_DATE: 39563
HOMEPAGE: http://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiff.asp
DOWNLOAD: http://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiff.asp#download
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista (32/64-bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: ExamDiff is a freeware Windows tool for visual file
comparison. It has a number of simple and convenient features that
many users have been asking for a long time from a file comparison
tool. No install also available.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: PrestoSoft LLC
AUTHOR: ---
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Caesar Romano


PROGRAM_NAME: WinMerge
VERSION: 2.10.0
RELEASE_DATE: 39708
HOMEPAGE: http://winmerge.org
DOWNLOAD: http://winmerge.org/downloads/index.php
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 98 - Vista (32/64-bit)
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: WinMerge is an Open Source (GPL) visual text file
differencing and merging tool for Windows. It is highly useful for
determing what has changed between project versions, and then merging
changes between versions.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: WinMerge team
NOMINATOR: Rom
SECOND: Craig


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[10.02] Editor
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: metapad
VERSION: 3.51 LE
RELEASE_DATE: 38683
HOMEPAGE: http://liquidninja.com/metapad
DOWNLOAD: http://liquidninja.com/metapad/download.html
WINDOWS_OS: 9x/NT/XP
OTHER_OS: none
DESCRIPTION: metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text
editor for Windows 9x/NT/XP with similar features to Microsoft Notepad
but with many extra (and rather useful) features. It was designed to
completely replace Notepad since it includes all of Notepad's features
and much, much more.

metapad's enhanced feature set includes:

* Persistent window placement
* Dirty file notification
* Intelligent Find and Replace
* External viewer support (e.g. web browser)
* Usable accelerator keys (Ctrl+S, Ctrl+N, etc.)
* Dual customizable font support
* Optional Quick Exit (Esc key)
* Configurable tab stop setting
* Auto-indent mode
* Go to Line/Column
* Seamless UNIX text file support
* Block indent and unindent (Tab, Shift+Tab)
* Recent files list
* WYSIWYG printing
* Snazzy status bar & funky toolbar
* No file size limit! (under Win9x)
* Hyperlink support
* User interface language plugins
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Alexander Davidson
NOMINATOR: Caesar Romano
SECOND: Ron May


PROGRAM_NAME: NoteTab Light
VERSION: 5.7b
RELEASE_DATE: 39660
HOMEPAGE: http://www.notetab.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.notetab.com/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: 9X to Vista
OTHER_OS: Intel-based Macs that are running Windows or Wine, and on
PowerPC Macs using Virtual PC.  Will also run on UNIX/Linux systems
with Wine
DESCRIPTION: Full-featured tabbed text and HTML editor.  Highly
customizable toolbar buttons.  Handles large files.  You can set up a
tab to be a pasteboard (or impromptu clipboard extender.)  Use macros
to automate routine ooperations.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Fookes Software Ltd
AUTHOR: Eric Fookes
NOMINATOR: Ron May
SECOND: John Pearce


PROGRAM_NAME: TED Notepad
VERSION: 5.0.3 Final
RELEASE_DATE: 39093
HOMEPAGE: http://jsimlo.sk/notepad
DOWNLOAD: http://jsimlo.sk/notepad/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista
OTHER_OS: (compatible with Wine)
DESCRIPTION: (original description by author)
TED Notepad is a swiss-army-knife plain-text editor. It looks like a
small Notepad, but is much more fertile in innovative features, text-
processing functions and other versatile tools. All of them on
hotkeys; all designed for quicker and advanced editing. The light-
weight portable application fits on USB flash disk and loads instantly
with no installation required. TED Notepad is further designed
especially for hot-working structured text, lists, notes or even
scripts and html files. Main motto: Don't type, ted-it!
REMARKS: Recommended version for Win9x is 4.5.5
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Juraj Simlovic Medvedik
NOMINATOR: kew
SECOND: John Fitzsimons


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[10.03] Editor: Code
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: EditPad Lite
VERSION: 6.4.3
RELEASE_DATE: 39669
HOMEPAGE: http://www.editpadpro.com/editpadlite.html
DOWNLOAD: http://download.jgsoft.com/editpad/SetupEditPadLite.exe
WINDOWS_OS: WinAll
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: A fine text editor with all the necessary basic features.
Free for non-commercial use. An ideal replacement for Notepad.
;-----------------------------------------------------------------
Second description:
You can open as many files in EditPad at a time as you want.
You change between the open files by clicking on their tabs. No hassle
with heaps of overlapping windows.
You will enjoy EditPad's unlimited undo and redo. You can even undo
changes after saving them, as long as you did not close the file.
EditPad reads and writes UNIX (LF only) and Mac (CR only) text files
(in addition to DOS/Windows CR+LF files, of course).
With EditPad you can directly edit Unicode text files and text files
encoded in a variety of legacy code pages. EditPad supports all
Windows and ISO-8859 code pages, plus a wide selection of DOS, KOI8
and EBCDIC code pages. This means EditPad can edit any text file,
whether it was saved on a Windows or Linux computer, an old DOS PC or
an IBM mainframe.

If you run EditPad again when there is already an instance running,
the file(s) you wish to edit will be opened by the existing EditPad
window. This means there will be at most one EditPad window open,
which will save you from a lot of task switching.
Of course, if you do need more instances, simply pick View|New editor
from the menu.
Block functions: save parts of your text to disk and insert a file in
the current text.
You can specify many print settings: font, margins, headers/footers,
etc. and immediately see the effects in the print preview.
You have the option to keep the EditPad window on top of all other
windows.

When you close an unsaved file, EditPad will either warn you,
automatically save the file as you prefer. Reopen menu that lists the last 16 files opened.
EditPad puts an icon in the system tray that remains visible, even if
EditPad is closed. This way you have easy and fast access to EditPad,
without the need to keep it running all the time. If you do not like
this, you can, of course, disable this feature and make EditPad behave
like a normal Windows application.
EditPad fully supports double byte character systems (DBCS) so you can
edit texts written in Far East languages, such as Chinese, Japanese or
Korean, as easily as those written in European languages.
Many settings such as word wrap, line numbering and auto indent can be
made for each file type individually. You could activate word wrap but
not auto indent when editing a plain text file, and just the other way
around when editing source code. You can also define your own file
types which will be used to build the filters for open and save dialog
boxes.

Configure EditPad's appearance to your own taste and eyesight. Select
the colors, font face and font size that you like. Make text cursor
highly visible by selecting its size, color and blinking style. Make
the mouse pointer easy to spot by choosing its shape and colors.
Uppercase, lowercase, invert case and initial caps conversion
Easy and working installation and uninstallation, delivered with
DeployMaster.
Free for non-commercial use. (Professionals should use EditPad Pro)
REMARKS:
COMPANY: Just Great Software Co. Ltd.
AUTHOR: Jan Goyvaerts
NOMINATOR: Larry Sabo
SECOND: T0M


PROGRAM_NAME: Notepad++
VERSION: 5.0.3
RELEASE_DATE: 39663
HOMEPAGE: http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net
DOWNLOAD: http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: Win all
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in
free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports
several languages. It runs in the MS Windows environment.

Based on a very powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is
written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher
execution speed and smaller program size. Its use is governed by GPL
Licence.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Don HO
NOMINATOR: T0M
SECOND: kapok


PROGRAM_NAME: PSPad
VERSION: 4.5.3 (build 2298)
RELEASE_DATE: 39411
HOMEPAGE: http://www.pspad.com
DOWNLOAD: http://www.pspad.com/en/download.php
WINDOWS_OS: 32-bit Windows
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: Editor for developers for Microsoft Windows systems with a
wealth of formatting functions, including a spell checker.
REMARKS:
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Jan Fiala
NOMINATOR: Craig
SECOND: F. Reeware


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[10.04] Text Tools
======================================================================

PROGRAM_NAME: UnxUtils
VERSION:
RELEASE_DATE: 2003-04-14 (UnxUtils)
2003-10-25 (UnxUpdates)
HOMEPAGE: http://sourceforge.net/projects/unxutils
DOWNLOAD: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=9328
http://www.weihenstephan.de/~syring/win32/UnxUpdates.zip
WINDOWS_OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
OTHER_OS:
DESCRIPTION: GNU utilities for Win32 - some ports of common GNU utilities
to native Win32. In this context, native means the executables only depend
on the Microsoft C-runtime (msvcrt.dll) and not an emulation layer like
that provided by Cygwin tools.

REMARKS: BeAr: Compilation of common GNU commandline utilities to native
Win32. Compared to other implementations, the UnxUtils compilation consists
of very stable and fast tools with exceptional support of command line
switches.

The installation directory should be added to the Windows search
path to use the tools from anywhere. Look here for a description:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310519 (The Path variable consists of a
list of fully qualified directory names, separated by semicolons.) The
collection contains: agrep.exe, ansi2knr.exe, basename.exe, bc.exe,
bison.exe, bunzip2.exe, bzip2.exe, bzip2recover.exe, cat.exe, chgrp.exe,
chmod.exe, chown.exe, cksum.exe, cmp.exe, comm.exe, compress.exe, cp.exe,
csplit.exe, cut.exe, date.exe, dc.exe, dd.exe, df.exe, diff.exe, diff3.exe,
dircolors.exe, dirname.exe, du.exe, echo.exe, egrep.exe, env.exe,
expand.exe, expr.exe, factor.exe, fgrep.exe, find.exe, flex.exe, fmt.exe,
fold.exe, fsplit.exe, gawk.exe, gclip.exe, gplay.exe, grep.exe, gsar.exe,
gunzip.exe, gzip.exe, head.exe, id.exe, indent.exe, install.exe, join.exe,
jwhois.exe, less.exe, lesskey.exe, ln.exe, logname.exe, ls.exe, m4.exe,
make.exe, makedepend.exe, makemsg.exe, man.exe, md5sum.exe, mkdir.exe,
mkfifo.exe, mknod.exe, mv.exe, mvdir.exe, nl.exe, od.exe, paste.exe,
patch.exe, pathchk.exe, pclip.exe, pr.exe, printenv.exe, printf.exe,
ptx.exe, pwd.exe, recode.exe, rm.exe, rman.exe, rmdir.exe, sdiff.exe,
sed.exe, seq.exe, sh.exe, sha1sum.exe, shar.exe, sleep.exe, sort.exe,
split.exe, stego.exe, su.exe, sum.exe, sync.exe, tac.exe, tail.exe,
tar.exe, tee.exe, test.exe, touch.exe, tr.exe, tsort.exe, type.exe,
uname.exe, unexpand.exe, uniq.exe, unrar.exe, unshar.exe, unzip.exe,
uudecode.exe, uuencode.exe, wc.exe, wget.exe, which.exe, whoami.exe,
xargs.exe, yes.exe, zcat.exe, zip.exe, zsh.exe
COMPANY: ---
AUTHOR: Karl M. Syring (for porting and the package)
NOMINATOR: kew