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Re: F|OSS you like
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2006, 05:07:40 PM »
Well then you're in luck, because if you need to extract a 7-zip archive, WinRAR handles that extension too!

Yeah, RAR files generally manage a 5-10% compression ratio depending on the settings used. If you'd changed from the default settings within WinRAR you probably you've hit 18MBs on that file, but yes, 7-zip is still technically better for straight compression purposes.

I use Screen Grab! extension for Firefox. It works pretty well. Right click and you can save a whole page as 1 image.

That's pretty cool. Thanks Setekh!
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« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2006, 09:04:53 AM »
Or alternatively one that captures & uploads to your hardrive all of the images on a single page and has an easy to use interface?

I've been looking around and found several but for one reason or another they haven't worked properly or been very easy to use.

The DownThemAll! Extension for FireFox works quite well, and it can pull down more than just images if you use the right filters.

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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2006, 11:40:47 AM »
Thanks.

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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2007, 06:02:28 AM »
Here's a cool little bit of freeware:

http://www.wildbits.com/tunatic/

Ever thought ‘what is this song?’ Let Tunatic hear it and you will get the artist's name and the song's title within seconds. Tunatic is the very first song search engine based on sound for your computer. All you need is a microphone and Internet access.
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Re: F|OSS you like
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2007, 11:32:44 AM »
Two free programs that I use regularly:
OpenOffice  I haven't used all the programs that come with the download, but I use OpenOffice Writer almost every day and I've found it to be every bit as good as Microsoft word.  The newest version was released not to long ago.

Celtx  is a free script (screenplay) writing program.  While it doesn't have as many features as some of the other programs out there, it is free and it will serve most of your needs...particularly if you're just interested in writing semi-professional scripts to show online.  It also comes with a PDF converter which really is about the best way to share scripts you've written.  You have to join/register with the Celtx community to use the PDF converter, but joining is free as well and it's worth it in the long run.
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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2007, 03:48:50 AM »
I have both of those. The Open Office Suite is probably the best freeware download available on the net. All of the essentials in one package and it's superior to comparable Microsoft programs.

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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2007, 07:25:33 AM »
I have Openoffice on my Laptop, im gonna be using it for collage, I dont think that the £500 MS Office 2007 of doom is worth it.
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Re: F|OSS you like
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2007, 07:32:48 AM »
I find OpenOffice's chart and graph options clunky, but that could just be cos I'm used to Excel. What does bug me is the lack of an obvious "text to columns" feature.

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« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2007, 10:13:21 AM »
Well, Excel graphs are fugly as hell also. (Which is why I use SigmaPlot). How is Open Office with images in text? Because Word always drives me crazy when I'm aligning images next to text.
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« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2007, 10:39:39 AM »
The guys at VST first told me about Open Office and I love it for basic word processing.  My sister had the same issues with her laptop as I did with mine, so when they sent it back she didn't have Microsoft Word and I had her dowload Open Office instead.  It's seriously surpassed my expectations for freeware in so many ways.
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« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2007, 09:50:06 AM »
Google Earth has been updated to include Google Sky, a searchable database of stellar objects that combines both star maps and actual photographs from Hubble and other sources. Type in Mintaka for instance and it will zoom towards Orion's Belt and display a picture of the star taken by Hubble. More stellar objects will be added by users as the program is used more and more, just like the 3-D views of buildings and natural objects in Google Earth. Other additions include high res photos of natural objects in Google Earth that can be toggled along with the 3-D or 2-D views.

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« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2007, 12:52:25 PM »
Open Office appears to be done by Sun so that certainly explains how good it is. I've always been impressed with Sun products and would love to get my hands on a Sun Workstation. I already took advantage of the "Solaris 10 Giveaway" and I'm looking for a small footprint Desktop or a Laptop to install it on.
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« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2007, 11:25:00 AM »
Does a anyone here know of an alternative to MSN Messenger? I need something compatible, since my d-loaded version seems to be trying to drive me insane. It works fine, up until the moment when you try to send a message. It then proceeds to grind to a halt.
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« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2007, 11:55:05 AM »
Try Trillian. It incorporates all the major IM programs.
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« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2007, 11:58:09 AM »
Thanks, one more non-Windows program for me.
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« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2008, 03:42:57 PM »
I'm looking for some great games.  Can you guys point in the right direction?
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« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2008, 08:07:22 PM »
What sort of games are you looking for exactly, WW?  Besides free of course.  :P
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« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2008, 09:27:14 PM »
Some Great MMRPOGs.
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Re: Free Online Games.
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2008, 08:07:31 AM »
Try Newgrounds; they have tons of stuff and banners to (supposedly) free MMORPGS.
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« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2008, 01:00:23 PM »
Ok, thanks, BM. Any other suggestions?

Edit: Has anyone ever played this? http://shaiya.aeriagames.com/  If so is it any good?
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Re: Free Online Games.
« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2008, 01:17:41 PM »
Try this, its totally awesome

www.ferion.com

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« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2008, 01:42:47 PM »
Try this, its totally awesome

www.ferion.com

i forgot you cant put banners on here

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« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2008, 02:02:37 AM »
Click the link to find out.

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But whatever you do, don't play Adventure Quest.
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« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2008, 02:07:13 AM »
Click the link to find out.

America's Army is alright, if you don't mind playing a blatant piece of propaganda. It's like a more realistic, free version of COD4. That asks you if you want to join the army all the time.

But whatever you do, don't play Adventure Quest.

And don't join the US Army. They owe me $20.



What was that turn based, web game, game we all used to play, where you create navies and armies and such?
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