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==Utilities & programs (Windows)==
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== Applications for Windows ==
 
A list of free, useful tools for Windows.
 
A list of free, useful tools for Windows.
* [http://freewarewiki.com/UnknownDevices '''Unknowndevices'''] Lists a computer's PCI devices to help you get the right drivers for them. The Windows Device Manager doesn't always tell you the specifics.
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* [http://freewarewiki.com/UnknownDevices Unknowndevices] Lists a computer's PCI devices to help you get the right drivers for them. The Windows Device Manager doesn't always tell you the specifics.
* [http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php '''Foxit Reader'''] Small, fast PDF reader, alternative to Adobe Reader.
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* Portable service toolkit - Computer Repair Utility Kit - will be on the Flash drives in the walk-in.
* [http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php '''Daemon ISO Mounter'''] Mount ISO images to act like inserted CDs.
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* [http://www.ccleaner.com/ '''CCleaner'''] Cleans temp files, junk files, etc. to speed up computer.
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==== Office & PDFs ====
* [http://free.avg.com/ '''AVG Antivirus'''] Free antivirus software, for when we can't or don't want to install SAV on someone's computer.
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* [http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php Foxit Reader] Small, fast PDF reader, alternative to Adobe Reader.
* [http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html '''SpywareBlaster'''] Generates blacklists of known unsafe sites and unsafe items so that you will be protected from these threats in IE / Firefox.
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* [http://www.pdfsam.org/ PDF Split And Merge] - small graphical utility for Windows, OSX and Linux, to split & merge PDFs.
* [http://www.recuva.com/ '''Recuva'''] Small data recovery tool. For example, this can recover pictures deleted from a camera.
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* [http://www.openoffice.org/ OpenOffice] - Free alternative to MS Office for guests or off-campus users. Now very stable & very usable on Windows, Linux, or Mac. Can save to native Microsoft Office formats too.
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==== Cleaning & files ====
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* [http://www.ccleaner.com/ CCleaner] Cleans temp files, junk files, etc. to speed up computer.
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* [http://www.recuva.com/ Recuva] Light, easy data recovery tool. For example, this can recover pictures deleted from a camera.
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==== Protection & security ====
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* [http://free.avg.com/ AVG Antivirus] Free antivirus software, for when we can't or don't want to install SAV on someone's computer.
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* [http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html SpywareBlaster] Generates blacklists of known unsafe sites and unsafe items so that you will be protected from these threats in IE / Firefox.
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* Symantec AntiVirus (make sure you’ve uninstalled other antivirus programs): [http://go.middlebury.edu/antivirus go/antivirus]
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== Applications for Mac OS X ==
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A list of free, useful tools for Macs.
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*[http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/theunarchiver.html The Unarchiver] A much more capable replacement for “BOMArchiveHelper.app”, the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X.
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Latest revision as of 06:45, 17 August 2022

Applications for Windows

A list of free, useful tools for Windows.

  • Unknowndevices Lists a computer's PCI devices to help you get the right drivers for them. The Windows Device Manager doesn't always tell you the specifics.
  • Portable service toolkit - Computer Repair Utility Kit - will be on the Flash drives in the walk-in.

Office & PDFs

  • Foxit Reader Small, fast PDF reader, alternative to Adobe Reader.
  • PDF Split And Merge - small graphical utility for Windows, OSX and Linux, to split & merge PDFs.
  • OpenOffice - Free alternative to MS Office for guests or off-campus users. Now very stable & very usable on Windows, Linux, or Mac. Can save to native Microsoft Office formats too.

Cleaning & files

  • CCleaner Cleans temp files, junk files, etc. to speed up computer.
  • Recuva Light, easy data recovery tool. For example, this can recover pictures deleted from a camera.

Protection & security

  • AVG Antivirus Free antivirus software, for when we can't or don't want to install SAV on someone's computer.
  • SpywareBlaster Generates blacklists of known unsafe sites and unsafe items so that you will be protected from these threats in IE / Firefox.
  • Symantec AntiVirus (make sure you’ve uninstalled other antivirus programs): go/antivirus

Applications for Mac OS X

A list of free, useful tools for Macs.

  • The Unarchiver A much more capable replacement for “BOMArchiveHelper.app”, the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X.
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