Freeware\Shareware Alternatives

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by SKJOLD, Feb 22, 2008.

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  1. Can we collect together a list of Freeware\shareware alternatives for the likes of photoshop, Nero, Norton, et al. Can we make make it a sticky aswell if we get enough.

    A quick starter:

    Antivirus/Firewalls/Spybot killer
    AVG Free
    Spybot-Search & Destroy
    Peer Guardian 2
    Personal Firewall

    Alternative to Photoshop
    The gimp

    DVD\CD Burner
    Img burn

    Alternative to Word\Excel\Powerpoint etc.
    Open Office or Open Office Home

    Media Players
    VLC media player
    Windows Media Player Classic

    File converters
    Media Monkey
    AutoGK (converts VOB to AVI)

    Web browsers and Email
    Mozilla & Firefox

    Portable applications
    Portable Apps

    Operating Systems (OS)
    Ubuntu (Linux)

    3D Modelling and animation program

    Orbit Downloader (Down load You tube videos, Porn and other Mpg/flv type files)
  2. An alternative to Microsoft Office is Open Office

    it will allow you to open/edit/create/save Microsoft documents such as Word, Power Point Excel etc. Another advantage is that it will allow you to save a document as a PDF.

    Portable versions of lots of favourites - Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice etc.

    Install on a thumb drive and use on computers without leaving data behind. Ideal for doing mail or work on public PCs
  4. Open Office is brilliant- already mentioned, it does the same as Microsoft Office and more. A Really good CD version, £3-00

    ACDsee. As good as Photoshop. That is a complete boxed set with manual and warranty etc. Really simple to use. £9-50

    FireFox. Excellent. Free.
  5. Cheers so far guys.

  6. msr

    msr LE

  7. Image Editor like Photo Shop (good name too)

  8. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    Absolutely completely 100% wrong unless you're talking about the stripped out "elements". As far as I know the only free viable alternative to photoshop is The Gimp, and you won't find that in many design studios.
  9. Comodo is a very good, free firewall.

    One of only a few free firewalls that can/does block inbound and outbound packets (most only look at inbound).

    Takes time to get fully setup as it asks for conformation on everything when it is first used, but after a few days these popups become a lot less frequent.

    Comes highly recommended from Tech Support Guy forums and I have found the guys on there very very helpful and knowledgeable in the past.
  10. Anyone any recommendations for decent buckshee video editing software?
  11. You could try this.

    GOM media player

    Not tried it myself but has good name for itself