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    lots of freeware

    thanks to B0nes at BFL for this list:

    3D Graphics:
    Anim8or - http://www.anim8or.com/
    Blender - http://www.blender3d.org/
    gmax - http://www.discreet.com/products/gmax/
    Maya Personal Learning Ed. - http://www.alias.com/eng/products-se...maya_ple.shtml
    Now3D - http://digilander.libero.it/giulios/Eng/homepage.htm
    SOFTIMAGE|XSI EXP - http://www.softimage.com/products/exp/v3/

    Anti-Virus:
    AntiVir - http://www.free-av.com/
    Avast - http://www.avast.com/i_idt_1018.html
    AVG - http://www.grisoft.com/

    Anti Spyware:
    Ad-aware - http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/
    Diet K - http://www.dietk.com/
    SpyBot Search & Destroy - http://spybot.safer-networking.de/
    SpywareBlaster - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    SpywareGuard - http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html

    IRC Clients:
    BersIRC - http://www.bersirc.com/
    HydraIRC - http://www.hydrairc.com/
    TinyIRC - http://www.tinyirc.net/
    XChat - http://www.xchat.org/

    Audio Players:
    1by1 - http://www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/~pesch
    Foobar 2000 - http://www.foobar2000.org/
    iTunes - http://www.apple.com/itunes/
    Jet Audio Basic - http://www.jetaudio.com/
    Musik - http://musik.berlios.de/
    QCD Player - http://www.quinnware.com/
    Sonique - http://sonique.lycos.com/
    Winamp - http://www.winamp.com/

    Audio Tools:
    Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    CDex - http://cdexos.sourceforge.net/
    dBpowerAMP Music Converter - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm
    EAC - http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
    Encounter 2003 - http://www.waschbusch.com/
    GermaniXEncoder - http://www.germanixsoft.de/
    K-MP3 - http://www.katarncorp.com/
    KraMixer - http://www.kramware.com/
    MP3 Book Helper - http://mp3bookhelper.sourceforge.net/
    MP3 Tag - http://www.mp3tag.de/
    mp3DirectCut - http://www.rz.uni-frankfurt.de/~pesch/
    MP3Gain - http://www.geocities.com/mp3gain/
    mp3Trim - http://www.logiccell.com/~mp3trim/
    MusicBrainz - http://musicbrainz.org/
    Rarewares - http://rarewares.hydrogenaudio.org/
    SoundEngine Free - http://www.cycleof5th.com/en/index.htm
    TagScanner - http://xdev.narod.ru/tagscan_e.htm
    The GodFather - http://users.otenet.gr/~jtcliper/tgf/

    CD/DVD Burning:
    Burn4Free - http://www.burn4free.com/
    Burnatonce - http://www.burnatonce.com/
    CDBurnerXP - http://hem.bredband.net/cdburnerxp/
    CDRDAO - http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/
    CDR Tools Frontend - http://demosten.com/cdrfe/
    Deepburner - http://www.deepburner.com/
    DVD Decrypter: http://www.dvddecrypter.com/
    Easy Burning, DropCD & Audio CD - http://www.paehl.de/cdr

    Compression / Decompression:
    7-zip - http://www.7-zip.org/
    bzip2 - http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/index.html
    FilZip - http://www.filzip.com/
    IZArc - http://www.florida.plus.com/izarc/
    QuickZip - http://www.quickzip.org/
    TUGZip - http://www.tugzip.com/
    UltimateZIP - http://www.ultimatezip.com/
    UPX - http://upx.sourceforge.net/
    Zip&Go - http://www.handybits.com/zipngo.htm
    Zipgenius - http://www.zipgenius.it/

    Defrag Software:
    DIRMS & Buzzsaw - http://www.dirms.com/
    OpenVMS - http://www.execsoft.com/freeware/freeware.asp

    Desktop Enhancements:
    CursorXP - http://www.stardock.com/products/cursorxp/download.html
    MobyDock - http://www.mobydock.com/
    tclock2 - http://home.inreach.com/2tone/tclock2/tclock2.htm

    Download managers:
    Fresh Download - http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdown.html
    LeechGet - http://www.leechget.net/en/
    Net Transport - http://lycos26486.l78.lycos.com.cn/default.htm
    Star Downloader - http://www.stardownloader.com/downloads.php
    wackget - http://millweed.com/projects/wackget/
    wget - http://xoomer.virgilio.it/hherold/

    Encryption and data security:
    Axcrypt - http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/
    Blowfish Advanced CS- http://web.bsn.ch/lasse/bfacs.htm
    Eraser - http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/default.php
    File Shredder - http://www.sys-shield.com/fileshredder.htm
    GnuPG - http://www.gnupg.org/
    PGP Freeware - http://www.pgp.com/products/freeware.html
    WindowsCleaner - http://www.winnowsoft.com/internet-eraser.htm

    File Managers:
    2xExplorer - http://netez.com/2xExplorer/
    A43 - http://www.shawneelink.net/~bgmiller/
    Gyula's Navigator - http://www.wanari.com/
    JExplorer - http://home.megapass.co.kr/~woosjung/
    MeeSoft Commander - http://meesoft.logicnet.dk/

    File repair and recovery:
    PC Inspector File Recovery - http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm

    Firewalls:
    Kerio (Kerio Personal Firewall is FREE for home and personal use) - http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html
    Outpost Firewall (version 1 is free) - http://www.agnitum.com/download/outpost1.html
    Sygate (FREE for personal use) - http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm
    Zonealarm Basic firewall - http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conten...eeDownload.jsp

    FTP Clients:
    Filezilla! - http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla
    SmartFTP - http://www.smartftp.com/

    FTP Servers:
    FileZilla - http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/
    GuildFTPD - http://www.totalshareware.com/asp/de...plication=8334
    Quick 'n Easy FTP Server - http://www.pablovandermeer.nl/ftp_server.html
    SlimFTPd - http://www.whitsoftdev.com/slimftpd
    WarFTPD - http://www.jgaa.com/

    HTML Editors:
    1st page 2000 - http://www.evrsoft.com/download.shtml
    AceHTML - http://freeware.acehtml.com/download.html
    Aracnophilia - http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/
    HTML-Kit - http://www.chami.com/html-kit/
    Selida - http://www.amaryllis.8m.com/
    Trellian webPAGE - http://webpage.vendercom.com/
    TSW WebCoder - http://www.tsware.net/

    Image viewers:
    Ahaview - http://www.aha-soft.com/ahaview/ahaviewfree.exe
    Irfanview - http://www.irfanview.com/
    SlowView - http://www.slowview.at/
    XNView - http://www.xnview.com/

    Instant Messenger:
    Gaim - http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
    Miranda IM - http://www.miranda-im.org/
    Rhymbox - http://www.rhymbox.com/
    PSI - http://psi.affinix.com/
    Trillian Basic - http://trillian.cc/downloads

    Internet Explorer Front-Ends:
    Avantbrowser - http://www.avantbrowser.com/
    MyIE2 - http://www.myie2.com/
    SlimBrowser - http://www.flashpeak.com/sbrowser/sbrowser.htm

    Mail programs:
    i.Scribe - http://www.memecode.com/
    Mahogany Mail - http://mahogany.sourceforge.net/
    Pegasus Mail - http://www.pmail.com/
    Thunderbird - http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/

    Anti-spam programs:
    K9 - http://www.keir.net/k9.html
    MailWasher- http://www.mailwasher.net/
    POPFile - http://popfile.sourceforge.net/
    SpamBayes - http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/

    Network Tools:
    CMDTime NTP Utility - http://www.softshape.com/download/
    Ethereal Protocol Analyzer - http://www.ethereal.com/
    NMap - http://www.insecure.org/nmap/
    Ntop - http://www.ntop.org
    PingPlotter - http://www.pingplotter.com
    PuTTY - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty
    RAS Graph & Stats - http://forum.flashfxp.com/showthread...&threadid=2400
    RealVNC - http://www.realvnc.com/
    TightVNC - http://www.tightvnc.org/
    UltraVNC - http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
    WinSCP - http://www.winscp.com/

    Office Suite:
    602PC Suite free edition - http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/download.html
    AbiWord - http://www.abiword.com/
    Open Office - http://www.openoffice.org/

    Partition Managers:
    Partition Resizer - http://zeleps.com/
    Ranish Partition Manager - http://www.ranish.com/part/
    TestDisk - http://www.cgsecurity.org/index.html?testdisk.html

    PDF Utilities:
    Free PDF - http://www.webxd.com/zipguy/frpdfdl.htm
    Ghostscript/GSView - http://www.ghostscript.com/
    PDF 995 - http://www.pdf995.com/
    PDFCreator - http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

    Photo manipulation and image design:
    ColorPic - http://www.iconico.com/colorpic/
    Pixia - http://www.ab.wakwak.com/~knight/
    Sodiodi - http://www.sodipodi.com/
    The Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/
    Tuxpaint - http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint

    Programming:
    ActivePerl - http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl
    Dev C++ - http://www.bloodshed.net/
    Dev Pascal - http://www.bloodshed.net/
    Eclipse - http://www.eclipse.org/
    Freepascal - http://www.freepascal.org/
    jEdit - http://www.jedit.org/
    PHP Hypertext Parser - http://www.php.net/
    Python - http://www.python.org/
    Ruby - http://www.dm4lab.to/~usa/ruby/index_en.html
    SharpDevelop - http://www.icsharpcode.net/opensource/sd/

    Pop-up Blockers:
    Google Toolbar - http://www.google.com/
    NoAds - http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/
    PopUp Stopper - http://www.panicware.com/product_psfree.html
    Privoxy - http://www.privoxy.org/
    Proxomitron - http://www.proxomitron.info/


    System Information and monitoring:
    AIDA32 - http://www.aida32.hu/
    CPU-Z - http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
    Gkrellm - http://bill.nalens.com/
    Motherboard monitor - http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311
    WCPUID - http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA002.../download.html

    Video codes :
    DivX Codec - http://www.divx.com/divx/?src=toptab...rom_/index.php
    FFDSHOW - http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow
    Kazaa Lite Codec Pack - http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/
    Nimo Codec Pack - http://www.divx-digest.com/software/nimo_pack.html
    Quicktime Alternative - http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/
    Real Player Alternative - http://www.k-litecodecpack.com/

    Video players :
    BsPlayer - http://www.bsplayer.org/
    Cygwin MPlayer - http://armory.nicewarrior.org/projects/cygmp/
    MaximusDVD - http://www.maximusdvd.com/
    Media Player Classic - http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=82303
    VideoLan - http://www.videolan.org/

    Video tools:
    DVD Shrink - http://www.dvdshrink.org/
    DScaler - http://deinterlace.sourceforge.net/
    FlasKMPEG - http://www.flaskmpeg.net
    GSpot - http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    VirtualDub - http://www.virtualdub.org/
    VirtualDubMod - http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=65889
    xviD - http://www.roeder.goe.net/~koepi/xvid.shtml
    Zwei-Stein Video Editor - http://www.thugsatbay.com/software/index.html

    Web browsers:
    Firebird - http://texturizer.net/firebird/index.html
    K-Meleon - http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
    Mozilla - http://www.mozilla.org/
    Netscape - http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/default.jsp

    Web servers:
    Abyss - http://abyss.sourceforge.net/
    Apache - http://httpd.apache.org/
    Sambar - http://www.sambar.com/
    Savant - http://savant.sourceforge.net/
    TinyWeb - http://www.ritlabs.com/tinyweb/index.html

    Webcam Software:
    booruWebCam - http://www.booru.net/
    Pryme - http://www.hilo.dk/pryme/

    Checksum Utilities:
    fsum - http://www.slavasoft.com/fsum/
    hksfv - http://www.big-o-software.com/products/hksfv/
    md5sum - http://www.etree.org/md5com.html

    md5summer - http://www.md5summer.org/

    General Utilities And Other Applications:
    AnalogX - http://www.analogx.com/
    AppRocket - http://www.candylabs.com/approcket/
    Celestia - http://www.shatters.net/celestia
    Cygwin - http://www.cygwin.com
    Dirkey - http://www.protonfx.com/dirkey/
    EditPad Lite - http://www.editpadpro.com/editpadlite.html
    Inno Setup - http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
    Memtest-86 - http://www.memtest86.com
    MWSnap - http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/mwsnap.html
    NetTime - http://nettime.sourceforge.net
    Nullsoft Installer - http://www.nullsoft.com/free/nsis
    Peerguardian - http://xs.tech.nu/
    QuickSFV - http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Mouse/4668/
    png2ico - http://winterdrache.de/freeware/png2ico
    Stickies - http://finiteloop.org/~btaylor/software/stickies/
    Sysinternals - http://www.sysinternals.com/
    Vim - http://vim.sourceforge.net


    there was one more for the IRC clients, but the swear filter keeps blocking it out... who wrote the cover for that anyway?
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    well damn....that is certainly nice...probably should go as a sticky somewhere.... good resources, thanks!

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    nice reputation++;
    I would add these also:
    Panda online virusscanner: http://www.pandasoftware.com/actives..._principal.htm
    Hijackthis (startup monitor) http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html

    I'll search my favs too if I have some more time

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    WOW!! Awsome work!

    This definately deserves a sticky.

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    3D Graphics: Blender - http://www.blender3d.org/
    Anti-Virus: AVG - http://www.grisoft.com/
    Anti Spyware:
    Ad-aware - http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/
    Audio Players: Winamp - http://www.winamp.com/
    Audio Tools: Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    FTP Clients: Filezilla! - http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla
    FTP Servers: GuildFTPD - http://www.totalshareware.com/asp/de...plication=8334
    HTML Editors: HTML-Kit - http://www.chami.com/html-kit/
    Mail programs: Thunderbird - http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/
    Photo manipulation and image design: The Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/
    Programming: Dev C++ - http://www.bloodshed.net/
    PHP Hypertext Parser - http://www.php.net/
    Web browsers: Firebird - http://texturizer.net/firebird/index.html
    Mozilla - http://www.mozilla.org/
    Web servers:
    Abyss - http://aprelium.com

    this is a list of programs endorsed by yours truley, of which i have at lleast a little experience. most i know quite or very well for having compared them to other products
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    Interesting....
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    Gentoo Linux - http://www.gentoo.org/
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    haha... thanks for teh sticky... and, again, thanks to B0nes for the list...

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    3D: terragen www.planetside.co.uk

    is like VUE or bryce ('cept better )

    you need to change the ABYSS web server adress to. the site you link to has abyss 0.3. abyss is now on version 1.2 at www.aprelium.com
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    Unbelievable resource. let me add:


    Gnu/linux free software: http://www.gnu.org/directory/
    unix man pages:http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/cgi-bin/man-cgi?
    linux distros and live Cd's:http://distrowatch.com/ and http://www.linuxiso.org/
    file Sharing:Mod Edit, Rule 6

    hacking faq:Mod Edit, Rule 6
    FTP SERVERS: http://www.bpftpserver.com/
    and http://www.guildftpd.com/index.php

    hosting your own site:http://www.dslwebserver.com/

    Python resources:http://www.awaretek.com/plf.html
    Algorithms:http://www.nist.gov/dads/
    Freecountry: http://www.thefreecountry.com/
    Free Programming resources:http://www.freeprogrammingresources.com/
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    a question - i see that something under "file sharing" has been censored above. what exactly is the limitation involved here? there are many ftp client/servers above, and they are extremely popular for "illegal" usage. other file sharing applications can be used for "legal" purposes as well. for instance, dc++ (available on sourceforge) is an extremely useful piece of software which one can use to distribute both legal and illegal files.

    the question is, do you suppress the file sharing link because it MAY be used to spread illegal files? (in which case, you should also remove ftp servers and possibly http servers). or did you suppress is because it was called LEETHAXSOFTSHARE (or kazaa)?

    addendum:
    then again, it may be the case that you are censoring "active" file sharing software, wherein you just enter in a search key and then lists of results are returned (ex kazaa, napster). under this type of censorship, ftp servers are cool because you must know their address before using them. in this case you should block links to google.com, which is a website allowing one to enter a search string and find potentially dangerous and illegal information in the form of html and other files.

    pps:

    the rule cited:
    6. Messages relating to cracking, (erroneously called "hacking" by many), copyright violations, or other illegal activities will be deleted.

    all i'm saying is that use file sharing program is not copyright violation or an illegal activity. i can jump on google and find keys for windows xp at this moment, but it is not censored.
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    I was going to debate that as well, because file sharing (and the utilities involved) is not, in itself, illegal... legally, there's nothing that can be done if the software is posted here under a proper license, but then again if the mods/supermods/admins/etc. don't want it there, there's nothing we can do about it, and it is covered under rule 6...
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