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DOSBox Updated Today -- Version 0.65 DOS Emulator Released

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 5:19 PM by Randall
I've reviewed DOSBox here before. DOSBox is an open source DOS machine emulator. It emulates CPU:286/386 realmode/protected mode, Directory FileSystem, XMS/EMS, Tandy/Hercules/CGA and EGA/VGA/VESA... [Read More]

Recipe Center -- Powerful Freeware Recipe Database

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 4:31 PM by Randall
There are an amazing number of recipe programs available. Most are fairly expensive, and all have somewhat different sets of features. None seem to have... [Read More]

Easy HTML To Any Script Converter

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 9:45 PM by Randall
I was modifying a template for a SMF forum today. This involved taking a large chunk of standard HTML code and converting it to... [Read More]

ieSpell - A Spell Checker for Internet Explorer

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 at 6:52 PM by Randall
I try to avoid using Internet Explorer, but I know many people still use it. iespell is a spelling checker for IE (for when... [Read More]

Cube -- An Open Source First Person Shooter

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 at 8:44 PM by Randall
It's Friday and the weekend is almost upon us. Sounds like a great time for a game. First Person Shooters (FPS) have been a mainstay... [Read More]

X-Chat IRC Client -- Freeware Builds for Windows

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 8:53 PM by Randall
The X-Chat IRC client is open source software and is considered one of the best cross-platform IRC clients. Unfortunately, the "official" Windows built is... [Read More]

7-Zip -- High Compression File Archiving

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 9:32 PM by Randall
If you download files for Windows from the Internet, you need a program that can unzip archive files. Unfortunately, the best known ones (WinZip, PowerArchiver,... [Read More]

Glass2k -- Make Windows Transparent the Easy Way

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 8:58 PM by Randall
You've probably seen fancy programs that allow you to make windows transparent on Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Some come with fancy prices, others are... [Read More]

XP Syspad -- 200+ Windows Utility Functions

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 9:56 PM by Randall
Windows 2000 and XP scatter their system functions all over the place. XP Syspad provides system information and a single interface to many system... [Read More]

RunFast -- Powerful Run Box Replacement

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 10:00 PM by Randall
Do you find yourself using the Run Box on your Windows Start Menu a lot? If you do, you probably wish it was more powerful... [Read More]

uTorrent -- A Tiny, Powerful BitTorrent Client

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 9:55 PM by Randall
If you think of peer-to-peer file sharing at all, you probably think of it in connection with downloading music. While this is frought with copyright... [Read More]

ASP.NET Web Matrix -- HTML Editor for ASP.NET Users

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 10:02 PM by Randall
Those who design web sites with Microsoft's ASP.NET often seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to HTML editors. Most... [Read More]

Scorched 3D -- Freeware Remake of Scorched Earth

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 4:59 PM by Randall
I remember DOS. One of the good things about DOS was an addictive little shareware game called Scorched Earth. It was deceptively simple. It was... [Read More]

freeCommander - Dual-Panel File Explorer

Posted on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 3:00 PM by Randall
While freeCommander isn't Directory Opus, it is a much better file manager than the builtin Windows Explorer if you do a lot of... [Read More]

Food Force -- A Hunger Fighting Simulation Game

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 10:00 PM by Randall
I love simulation games. Actually, old simulation games as I pick up most of my games years after they come out from the $5 bin... [Read More]

StatBar -- A Freeware System Status Bar

Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 10:02 PM by Randall
A lot of people seem to want to have all sorts of statistics on their computer visible on their monitor screen. I've never found much... [Read More]

Windows Live Expo -- Free Classified Ads the Microsoft Way

Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 at 9:30 PM by Randall
Craigslist is a popular service, at least in the few cities across the US where it is active, where you can list just about... [Read More]

PureText -- Paste Text Without the Formatting

Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 8:51 PM by Randall
Chances are it has happened to you. You've copied some text from a web browser or a word processor and pasted it into another program... [Read More]

e-Sword -- Free Bible Software

Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 at 9:04 PM by Randall
There is a lot of commercial Bible software on the market, ranging in price from under $50 to over $500. e-Sword is free and... [Read More]

Irfanview -- Graphics Viewer

Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 at 7:29 AM by Randall
I've used IrfanView to viewing graphics for more years than I can count -- probably since I bought my first computer with Windows 9x... [Read More]

TrueCrypt -- Open Source On-the-Fly Encryption

Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2006 at 10:13 PM by Randall
There are a number of commercial programs that will create an "encypted disk" in a file on your hard drive that you can use like... [Read More]

GSplit - Split Very Large Files Easily

Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 at 10:26 PM by Randall
Even with CD and DVD recorders to save files to, some files are just too big for one disk. That's when you need a program... [Read More]

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