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Bookmark This! November 7, 2005 posted by

Open Street Map.

Open Street Map. The free wiki world map. Ambitious project at point zero right now, so don’t expect to see much on the site. But definitely worth watching/supporting, don’t you think?  OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. This is because most maps you might think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from all walks of life…

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Free Software November 4, 2005 posted by


Blogbridge. Open Source blog and feeds organizer, designed for compulsive info junkies. Probably overkill if you only follow two sites a week. But still definitely worth a look, if only for the funky, non Open Source interface.  BlogBridge is a blog, feed and RSS aggregator for “info-junkies.” While there are other aggregators out there, BlogBridge is designed for people who are required to follow lots of feeds, not 10 or 20, but 200 or 400. You can’t read that much,…

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Free Software November 3, 2005 posted by

PIM free.

Essential PIM. It’s free, it’s a Personal Information Manager program. It’ll schedule, contact, to-do, note and speak multiple languages.   Organize your day’s tasks and events by category, priority, completion status, due date, reminder. Find your To Do’s easily using the fast and powerful search. Sort and categorize as you see fit the with easy sorting and categorizing tools. Print exactly what you see on your screen. Take your To Do list with you as you run out the door.

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Bookmark This! November 1, 2005 posted by

The Wikipedia Open Source Software entry.

The Wikipedia Open Source Software List. There’s lots here. Lots. Definitely worth a bookmark if you want to impress at your geeky dinner parties.  This is a list of open-source software packages: Computer software licensed under an open-source license. Software that fits the Free software definition may be more appropriately called free software…

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Free Software October 31, 2005 posted by

CD & DVD data cop.

ICE ECC. Worried about losing your precious CD or DVD data as the discs degrade over time? Then you might like to try this bit of freeware and see if it provides some valuable protection. Seems like a neat idea.   Did you know that a typical CD-R/DVD-R disk can hold its data intact for only a few years? ICE ECC is the perfect solution to this problem – before you store your data, protect it against corruption with ICE…

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Free Software October 28, 2005 posted by


Assassin malware fighter. Free as in ‘get off my machine, and don’t ever come skulking back.’ I haven’t had a chance to test it, so if anyone has any feedback, let us know purlease.  With the release of Assassin version 1.0.1, anyone operating a personal computer can recover a hijacked network based Windows operating system within minutes and all without rebooting or changing the system configurations. Now includes ADS detection and removal!

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Free Software October 27, 2005 posted by

Windows shortcuts to go.

FastKake. Creates a bunch of Windows shortcuts for your pleasure, doing things like shutdown, lock machine, empty recycle bin, launch programs…etc…etc.. You get the picture. If you’re lazy, you might enjoy.  FastKake will create a set of handy and useful shortcuts which will give you full control of your Windows operating system and simplify your computing life.

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Free Software October 24, 2005 posted by


Abiword. Free word processor program. Word compatibility, mail-merge, plug-ins, and wonder of wonders, a word counter. What’s not to like? Windows, Mac and Linux.  AbiWord is unique among word processors in its drive to become a fully cross-platform word processor. Our source code is carefully written so that AbiWord will run on virtually any operating system with a minimum of time spent on porting. This combined with our support for internationalization (the ability to run AbiWord in many languages) gives…

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Free Software October 20, 2005 posted by

iWay, myWay.

iPod-iWay. Use your iPod + Yahoo! Maps as a route mapper. A rather cool application for a music player, isn’t it?  iPod-iWay is a powerful step-by-step directions saving tool that will export online driving directions from results by Yahoo Maps and import them into your iPod Photo. It’s an easy solution for getting Yahoo Map directions saved and displayed onto any iPod Photo or Nano, and without the need of additional software!

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Free Software October 12, 2005 posted by

Search Fox.

SearchFox. A free beta bookmark/favourites management toolbar. With sharing and swish search and there’s also an RSS feed in there somewhere, although I don’t think it’s integrated. I’m a Powermarks fan, so not sure if this adds any value to my life (apart from the free bit of course).  Our BETA product lets you tag web favorites with your own words so you can get back to them. It also lets you find what people you trust find useful, valuable, and…

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Free Software October 10, 2005 posted by


FasterFox. Speed up your Firefox browser by tweaking settings. Installs into Firefox Options if you can’t find it. I didn’t actually notice any difference at all under the optimized setting, but got a 25% uplift on the Turbo-Charged.  

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Free Software October 7, 2005 posted by

Virtual Parrot screensaver.

The Virtual Parrot Screensaver. An animated 3D parrot screensaver that remembers what it hears and repeats it back to you at random intervals. Hoot!  ‘Vina’ can remembers whatever it hears and will say out later with funny voice. You can teach Vina to talk with the voices you want, to remember and say out whatever you want. You also can teach Vina what to remember and what not. You can change background where you want Vina to be at. And…

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Free Software October 7, 2005 posted by

Inkscape graphics.

Inkscape. A free Open Source graphics program a la CorelDraw or Freehand. Looks good. Supports  EPS, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF. Oooh, acronym city!  Inkscape is an open source drawing application similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based [W3C] standard, as the native format…While Inkscape does not have all the features of the market leading proprietary software, the latest versions provide for a…

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