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Extremely simple web server for Windows? [closed]

A few years ago I used a super simple free web server for Windows. The only thing you had to do was copy an exe to a dir, double-click that exe, and - voilá - that dir was now accessible over HTTP. ...
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Free PDF Editor for Windows [closed]

I have some PDF files that I need to change/edit, not view. I'm running on Windows. What is the best package to get this for free (either freeware or opensource, not trial/shareware)?
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One-stop-shop installer for free Windows software?

A few weeks ago I came across a utility which listed good quality free/open source software and made it easy to install - stuff like Firefox, Open Office, GIMP etc.... ...and now I can't find it. ...
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Freeware local proxy engine for Windows? [closed]

Is there a nice and small, freeware proxy application that runs in the system tray? It should support HTTP and HTTPS proxy connections, NTLM authentication and configurable rules (different proxy ...
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Free Windows alternatives to Sibelius or Finale (Music Composition) [closed]

I'm taking a music composition course and it's highly recommended we grab some software for music composition, the two most popular being Sibelius and Finale. They aren't overly pricey, as both have ...
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Free screenshot program that respects Aero's transparency layer [closed]

Wikipedia articles relating to post-Vista software contain images of windows using Aero that respect the original transparency layer instead of capturing the blurred render of what's underneath. ...
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Free HTML Image Map Editor for Windows? [closed]

Does anybody here know of any free tools for creating HTML image maps? Googling seems to only get me tools that are for pay.
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Free Duplicate mp3 finder

Sometime back I had used a duplicate file finder for mp3 by analyzing the content.Unfortunately it was not free and the shareware had a lot of limitations. Are there any freeware/OSS ones to detect ...
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reduce pdf file size

I have an 8 MB pdf file that definitely doesn't need to be that big. What free windows programs are there available that can reduce the size of pdf files?
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Looking for freeware or opensource CAD that can read and edit .dwg

We have an engineer who needs CAD software which can read and edit .dwg files (preferably that runs on Windows but I could probably argue for a *nix box if needed). Before buying a commercial license ...
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How can I tell if one defrag utility is better than another? [closed]

There's a lot of free defrag utilities (such as Smart Defrag, Auslogics Disk Defrag, JKDefrag, Defraggler, and there's alot more) But are they actually any better than the built in Windows one? And ...
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Is there a free (as in money) version of Redhat linux?

I've not dabbled with Linux for a while, but I need to, I am slightly outraged RedHat Linux is not free... or am I being dumb? Is there a free version available? If not what are the best ...
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Good Terminal program for windows [closed]

I'm growing a little sick of Microsoft's HyperTerminal, Can anyone recommend a good terminal program (that accepts com connections)? Preferably free.
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Any free Mind Mapping programs out there?

I am looking for a free Mind Mapping package to model a few things. Any good recommedations?
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Is there a utility like Tweak UI that I can use for Windows 7?

I realize Microsoft stopped supporting Tweak UI with WinXP. I always liked its features to get rid of small annoyances. Is there a single go-to place for an app like that now with Win7?
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Freeware alternative to WindowBlinds

I am looking for a freeware (maybe open source) alternative to WindowBlinds. Any suggestions? More precise: I am looking for a free tool with the same features as WindowBlinds. I don't care about ...
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How to make a good PDF résumé without purchasing Adobe Acrobat?

How to make a good PDF résumé without purchasing Adobe Acrobat?
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Is there any free *.diff file viewer?

Is there any free software that will run on Windows 7 to show syntax highlighting for *.diff files generated from comparing files? I don't want to compare files, just view the highlighted output from ...
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Free program to sync folder with FTP?

My business partner has a lot of files that he needs to sync to our website's private folder so that I can download the changes. We really need a good tool that can keep these sync'd. I have tried a ...
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Is there free OCR software that works well for source code?

I am trying to convert the screenshot given in this Stack Overflow question to a textual representation. I already did it by hand, but I'd like not to have to do that sort of thing again in the ...
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XP wallpaper rotater [closed]

I know Windows 7 has this feature, and I'm pretty sure Vista does too. I'm looking for a program to regularly pick from a set pool of desktop images for my XP desktop. Does anyone know where I can ...
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Software store/market for Windows with freeware?

Phone software store/markets not only offers new apps, but also manage updates. I know there are many software downloaders like Ninite that has some of these features, but I haven't seen any way of ...
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How do I image my hard drive for backup? Or do I just need to backup the files?

I have never imaged a hard drive, so I don't know what software to use or how to prepare my system for imaging. Is this the best way to backup? In the past, I've always just kept a copy of my ...
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inSSIDer equivalent for Ubuntu with GUI

What is a program about the equivalent of inSSIDer or Netstumbler for Ubuntu 10.04? Something with a GUI that is easy for Linux beginners to install please. I tried kismet, but I wouldn't get my card ...
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What free softtware (Windows 7) to use with a webcam [closed]

I got a web-cam and I feels it's a bit underused. So I'm wondering what free software I could use with it beside of the obvious Widows Messenger (or MSN or whatever it's name now) / Skype.
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Windows freeware/opensource video editor

I've googled and googled and googled, but I can't find a decent FREE windows video editor. Does anybody know one?
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Monitor the network shared folder?

I am looking for freeware/open source application which can monitor the shared folder on local network. I did use some freeware application , But stupid enough to forget its name :) Thanks in ...
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On-screen CAPS LOCK indicator

On my Acer laptop if I hit Caps Lock it will pop up an OSD-like message saying something like "CAPS LOCK ON/OFF". I find this very useful functionality - is there a generic freeware utility that can ...
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Free office suites: the most compatible with Microsoft Office?

What free office suite is the most compatible with Microsoft Office?
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Good tool to find where my hard drive space is being used [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? I am looking for a tool that will tell me where my hard drive space is being used. I used to use one called ...
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Free Tool to search IN files (even over a network)

I need to find some text in a ton of log files that are stored on my network (I doubt have them indexed). The files all have a more or less unique extension. (Ie they look like this: ...
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Which is lightest on resources, free and portable MP3 player for Windows with playlist support? [closed]

Which is lightest on resources, free and portable MP3 player for Windows with playlist support? I don't need any visualization/plugin/skins. Please give info about memory usage (while song is ...
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Freeware psd file editor

Looking for a Windows freeware tool to edit psd (Photoshop) files. Should be able to both open and save psd files.
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Clone Hard Disk Software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? Can someone recommend some software (free or opensource) that will allow me to make a clone ...
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Freeware to make predefined size screen capture

There are tons of screen capture but I cannot find one that can do predefined size screen capture. Do you know one that works on Windows 7?
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Any good free/open source zip repair tool? [closed]

Is there any simple & freeware program to fix corrupted zip files for windows platform ? I've lot of corrupted zip files and would like to recover some of the files from it
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Snowfall application with Windows 7 compatibility [closed]

Okay, this may seem to be a strange question. I'm searching for a 'snowfall application'. Back then we had a lot of like this.. in the old ages, when XP came out, so on. Nowadays, I can't find a ...
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App to delete doubles files? (dupes) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicate file finder What app can i use to search a folder and remove doubles, triples, etc of a file? I know of noclone but i need to pay for that. Is there a freeapp ...
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How to slow down CD-ROM (optical drive) under Windows Vista?

My laptop's optical drive (Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560A) is quite loud when reading a disk. For my purpose I don't need reading at full speed, and 8-16x would be more than enough (1-4x would do as well). ...
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What applications are available to build diagrams?

What applications exist that can help me build diagrams? I'd prefer the application to have the option of using many icons to choose from in order to put my ideas into images.
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How to determine where my disk space went [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to find disk usage of folders in Windows Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? What’s using up my disk space? Windows 7 - mysteriously missing ...
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A free Comic Sans-like font, which isn't Comic Sans? [closed]

I'm looking for free fonts that are similar to Comic Sans, but that aren't actually Comic Sans. Why not Comic Sans itself? Well, its been overused, its too easy to recognise, I want something a bit ...
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Looking for way to download all the free software I need to setup my PC all at once . . [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One-stop-shop installer for free Windows software? I am in the middle of reinstalling Windows 7, and I would like to install all the software in as few steps as ...
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3answers
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Free software to read .cbr files

Can anyone recommend a free comic book reader (for the .cbr format) for Windows?
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What are the best free(ware?) PC performance benchmarking options out there? [closed]

I'd like to get a rough idea on the performance of my machines, so quite simply: what would you guys recommend as decent, free benchmarking software? Please specify whether your suggestions are good ...
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Is there any good free windows xp tray calendar available?

Since our company had blocked administrator access to most members, the most important thing everybody is missing is to click on the clock and see the calendar. Is there any good free windows xp tray ...
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Free and opensource Song cutter software?

I have an mp3 file of about 3.48 minutes in length. I want to cut first 1 minute song form that file and want to save it as a new mp3 file. If anyone know please suggest me some free and open-source ...
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Freeware text editor with column markers

I am looking for a freeware text editor that allows to set multiple column numbers (as opposed to a single end-of-the-line marker). Crimson Editor has such feature but the number of markers is ...
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2answers
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Is there a free (local) network bandwidth limiter software? [closed]

I want to be able to limit the global Download and Upload speed of my computer so that I won't be using "all" the bandwidth from my router, especially since there are other residents using it. What ...
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Freeware software to view gps data

I'm looking for some freeware software to view gps data with. In particular I'm interesting in something that can keep track of my walking, cycling and driving separately and display graphs/summaries ...