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Free Software January 26, 2005 posted by

Plug-in, drop out.

KVR Audio.com.  You want lots of free audio instrument and effects plug-ins? You got ‘em. With user reviews as the marzipan icing! A community and news site for Open Standard Audio Plugins. Our mission is to supply up to date news to the VST, DirectX (DX), AudioUnits (AU) and LADSPA community in a friendly and up front manner.


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Free Software January 25, 2005 posted by

Plug and play.

The Kjaerhus Classic Series of VST plug-ins are free software effects available for anyone to download. Should work with most good music sequencers or other VST compatible progs, and save you a bundle on hardware. Nice one!  The goals were simple – make a series of VST plugins that works, feels, looks and most importantly sounds as good as a professional hardware unit. Also, keep it simple and easy to operate. In fact, anyone who knows their way around the…


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Free Software January 24, 2005 posted by

Replicant.

Karen’s Replicator. Pretty neat looking freeware backup utility.  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. Files larger than 2 GB are supported. 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 file deletions. New features allow you to specify which files should…


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Free Software January 21, 2005 posted by

Word back!

The Word Backup Utility. Use this free Microsoft Word template to backup your computer. Yep you heard me, use Word as a file archiving tool. Colour me astonished! [From the very cool O’Reilly book, Word Hacks].  Use this coded Word template to backup your system. We here at MouseTrax use this system to backup our entire network, in an amazingly short time! Greg even uses this same code for enterprise network backups. Just include the directories you want backed up and provide a…


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Free Software January 18, 2005 posted by

SyncBack.

SyncBack. Freeware backup program that offers a whole heap of features for a world beating price. I particularly like the idea of the FTP backup option.   Some of SyncBack’s many features include integration with the Windows Task Scheduler, detailed and easy to read log files in HTML format (that can be automatically emailed), simulated backups, file filters, sub-directory selection, copy verification, background backups, auto-close of programs, and more. Includes an extensive context-sensitive help file.


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Free Software January 17, 2005 posted by

Site Up.

Site Up. Pretty cool freeware for monitoring web sites to check if they’re up and running properly. Check out the XClock and ImageSite Builder progs while you’re there too.


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Free Software January 12, 2005 posted by

Malicious mellifluence.

Microsoft has released the Malicious Software Removal Tool which can be used from the website or downloaded. What a lovely, caring company.  The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. Microsoft will release…


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Free Software January 5, 2005 posted by

Kick it!

Quitomzilla. It’s January. Is it time to think happy thoughts? Brave thoughts? Thoughts that may turn your forefinger back to a conventional shade of skin?  Quitomzilla is a Firefox, Thunderbird and Mozilla Suite extension that aims to help you quit cigarettes while you surf the web or wait for new emails. Quitomzilla appears as a small icon in the application (browser or email client) status bar. When you pass the mouse pointer over this icon, a tooltip will be shown…


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Free Software December 21, 2004 posted by

RagTime.

RagTime. Actually this looks to be an exceedingly well written piece of publishing/design software. Better still, the RagTime Solo version is free for personal non-commercial use. Download it now while the offer lasts. Apple and PC.  Five reasons why you need RagTime Solo:1. You don’t want to persuade your wordprocessor or spreadsheet program to do layout any longer.2. You want to break the barriers of common wordprocessors and spreadsheet programs and handle everything on one page: Texts, pictures, spreadsheets, charts…


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Free Software December 13, 2004 posted by

Print this!

National Geographic are offering free PDFs of some of their famous photos to allow you to print off 25 x 33 inch posters at home. New posters are added each month. What nice people, and what a happy coincidence that there are adverts for HP printers and inks on the page, eh?


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Free Software December 10, 2004 posted by

I see. I think. I know.

InfoIC. Neat freeware site watcher that lets you also receive alerts when a small part of a site changes.  InfoIC – Scan websites for changes, prompts you when they change, and highlights the changes with colors. Sample: Say you want to be updated with the newest movies currently showing. Just surf to your favorite movies website, ADD it to InfoIC website tracking software, you will automatically be prompted with changes in the added page.


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Free Software December 9, 2004 posted by

Phat video.

The Turbine Video Encoder program is most excellent way of converting standard video clips to the Flash format in order to embed and play them easily on web sites. Best of all, there’s a free version to play with.  Here we see some rare footage of one of the Ferret’s closest relatives performing for an adoring polecat audience somewhere deep in the Swedish countryside. Click on the image to view.


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Free Software December 8, 2004 posted by

De-dupe.

Duper. Kind of useful freeware for locating duplicate files like digital photos methinks.  Duper scans directories for identical files, allows you to easily locate and delete duplicates wasting hard disk space. The latest version is 20041011 (revision 296). The philosophy behind Duper is to be fast, free and small…Duper first scans all file sizes. If any two file sizes are identical, an MD5 sum is computed for each file and then used to determine if they are identical. After scanning, it…


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but is it art? December 7, 2004 posted by

Images galore.

Yet more free photo sites. FreeFoto.com and StockVault. Well, I think it’s fairly safe to say that the world is never going to be short of a free image or two again. Much more interesting, though, is the ArtBitz site, which offers real live illustrations for very reasonable prices. Super hand drawn clipart if you will, like the fabbo surf scene above. It’s a small collection right now, but still worth a look. 


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