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==Utilities & programs (Windows)==
 
==Utilities & programs (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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* [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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[[Category:Applications and OS]]

Revision as of 15:00, 30 January 2009

Utilities & programs (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.

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.
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