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What is the best way to 'clean' my computer?

I am currently running Windows 7 x64. I frequently install, uninstall, modify, break, or otherwise alter various programs on my computer (experimentation is fun!). Anyways, over the past six months ...
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How do I recover lost/inaccessible files on the Mac platform?

Can anyone tell me a really good file recoverer for the Mac platform?
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Software recommendation: Verizon Messages Replacement [closed]

I'm looking for software which synchronizes messaging between my desktop, mobile, and potentially tablet. In other words, I can send and receive texts to people across these devices through a unified ...
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Tool for comparing two images?

I have two images that are slightly different. (The second is actually generated by some manipulation in MatLab). I need some way to compare these two images.Some utility that can highlight where the ...
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Port forwarding software (service) for Windows

I have a server service that uses 8182 port. Somebody want to connect to this, but 8182 port is unavailable for him, only 5118 working fine. No problem I thought, I just install port forwarder ...
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How does one draw Javascript output, then view Javascript input? [closed]

Are there any programs out there that allow somebody to draw a picture on a blank canvas, then see the Javascript input necessary to produce that picture? I'm trying to insert a picture of Vault Boy ...
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What's an alternative to “Everything” search for Linux?

In windows there is a pretty good search tool named Everything, which can let us search files by name. It's very fast, and easy to use. Now I wonder if there is any similar tool in Linux? Command ...
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3D plotting in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and need to plot 3D graphic. I have installed several free applications available in the repository, like QtiPlot and GNU Octave. I have found out and created the ...
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Free visual similarity image for a local hard drive search? [closed]

I'm looking for a desktop search engine for finding images on my local hard drive with high visual similarity. I've only found paid for ones so far. It could be Linux or windows one, either would be ...
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Tool to adjust monitor's backlight brightness in Windows [closed]

Do you know of any tool for Windows that let me adjust the backlight brightness of a monitor?
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Is there an OS X tool for finding coordinates, pixel color and measuring distances on the screen?

Is there a software for OS-X that will do all those tasks? Finding screen-coordinates (x,y), the pixel color below pointer, and distance between 2 points?
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Show slideshow with pictures and videos [closed]

I'm mostly a Linux guy but I don't think the software I'm looking for is available in Linux so I ask this presumable easy question for those of you that knows Windows. The thing I want to do is to ...
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How can I download an entire website?

How can I download all pages from a website? Any platform is fine.
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How can I convert scanned images as PDF to a searchable PDF file? [closed]

I have a PDF of a scanned book. I'm looking for a free software that will perform OCR and then provide an option to save it as a PDF or document again. Is there one?
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Looking for a proxy software to filter specific elements (like divs) on webpages

Looking for the following options: Or a Server side software (like proxy) to block specific elements on webpage itself? (not regular filtering like dansguardian, Cyber Patrol, squidGuard, or Net ...
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Math formula editor with export to SVG, EPS or AI [closed]

I'm looking for a free formula editor, which can export formulas to vector-based formats. (SVG, EPS, AI, PDF, CDR, etc..) Do you know of any such program?
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Mac OS X logfile viewer

Is there any log viewer application for OS X out there, which is a little bit more "fancy" than tail? Say, with some highlighting capabilities and filtering? The only one I found was KIWI, but I was ...
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Equivalent for Time Machine that writes to NTFS disks

I'm looking for some OS X Lion software that can periodically backup certain folders. I can't use Time Machine because the storage disk is NTFS and I'm using Paragon to r/w on it.
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How is it possible that a 4.5gb DVD claims 415gb of contents?

I am copying a 4.7 GB dvd contents into my local drive but the total size of DVD is being shown as 415 GB!. How is that possible? Because of which it is showing less space (as my drive is of 150 GB) ...
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Timesnapper for Mac [closed]

does a similar application to Timesnapper for Mac exist?
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Transform a trapezium into a rectangle

I used my iPhone to capture a painting. However, the angle was not perfect, so instead of getting a straight rectangle, I get a trapezium. I want to transform this trapezium back into a rectangle ...
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A free program to remind you to take breaks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a simple, small, yet nice RSI watcher for Windows? I'm looking for a free program that pops up every half an hour and reminds you to take a few minutes off and ...
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Is there any Open Souce Office Chat Messenger? [closed]

I am looking for an open source instant chat messenger for Office purposes.
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Anonymous Software to bypass ISP filters [closed]

I need a software that enables me to anonymously bypass an ISP filter -- I need my IP and location to be anonymous so that I can surf the Internet freely. I used to use UltraSurF but it was blocked by ...
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Program to customize mouse buttons?

I have a Logitech M510 wireless mouse and am on a Mac. Right now I can assign different actions to the 2 thumb buttons through the Logitech control panel. What I want to do is have mouse button combos ...
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Linux program to create a timeline diagram? [closed]

I want to create a diagram which will show a timeline, and at certain points of the timeline I want to annotate with text and/or a diagram. Cue ASCII art... Event in March ...
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How to compare the differences between two PDF files on Windows?

Do you know a good Windows software to compare PDF files side-by-side and show the modifications between the two? It would be great if you can post both free and not-free products.
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How do I find the largest files and folders on a drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? I am looking for a tool to tell me which files and folders are the largest as I need to do some cleanup.
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2D Animation for Mac [closed]

What software do you guys recommend for 2D animation, cartoon like, on the Mac. Please suggest something that do not requires a PhD in astrophysics to be able to use. If free, better.
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WinSCP client for Ubuntu [closed]

Are there any GUI clients for Ubuntu which can remotely connect to another Linux box over SCP? I heard about the fish:// protocol and Konqueror (which is for Kubuntu using KDE), but I am looking for ...
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How to resume download of file with dynamically changing download link? [closed]

Yesterday, i was downloading Hall Of Mirrors from ausgamers. Later on I forgot that i am downloading something and i switched off my system, when i realized that i found that the file was downloaded ...
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Utility to determine the font used on a site? [closed]

For example: I like the fonts used on the website : NYTimes, so something that could list all the fonts used by the website would be great! I do NOT want a image processing utility that could analyze ...
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Non-Structured software for drawing, text & mind mapping [closed]

What could be a non structured software for drawing, text, mind-mapping something to quickly lay down your ideas, Similar to VUE but much more liberal with respect to the following points: ...
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Windows 7 tool to capture keyboard scan codes [closed]

To test a theory for another question I have open, I need a tool that will capture, and display all the scancodes being received by Windows. I need to see if Windows is receiving some kind of signal ...
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PDF editor, creator alternatives? [closed]

Anyone have any thoughts on the following solutions for PDF alternatives to Acrobat?: Nuance PDF Converter 6 Professional & BlueBeam PDF Revu 7 Standard Nuance is cheaper and seems to have all ...
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Is there a cat alternative that supports unbuffered output?

I'm looking for a program to copy stdin to stdout while showing control characters (like cat -v) and without waiting for an EOF (the input is from a tail -f). I have GNU|Linux; the cat that's ...
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How can I sync my clipboard across multiple computers?

What's the easiest way to sync a clipboard between multiple computers? I would prefer a cross-platform solution but anything is better then nothing. I do want to be on a different network and still ...
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diff style comparison of directory contents against line by line contents of text file

Unlike many of the file and directory comparison utilities out there, including diff, I've only seen literal file to file (sometime, more than two files) and directory to directory comparisons. I'm ...
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Free alternative to proxycap

Is there a free/open source alternative to Proxycap apart from FreeCap? (For a HTTP proxy) What I want is a program that does the proxy authentication for the other programs, so that they can connect ...
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Software Invoicing System [closed]

I own a software firm and I was wondering if is there any invoicing system which I can utilize for free? The system must have required features like Creating Milestones for a particular project, ...
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Invoice software to attach a PDF file to an e-mail and add text before it

I'm testing this 3 apps: Billings, On the job and Grand Total running on OS X Snow Leopard. They are invoicing applications. I need it to create recurring invoces for my clients. I tried them all and ...
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Task and Time management (tracking) software for Windows

I have seen a few discussions about the subject here, but it is still not clear for me which program I should use for task management. My requirements are following: It MUST... be Windows software ...
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What are the alternatives to Quickbooks? [closed]

Quickbooks is very complex and not very user friendly, especially for a small business owner. Are there any other online accountancy programs that would also take care of creating tax papers to be ...
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Project and Business Document Organization

How do you organize, maintain edits, revisions and the relationship between: Proposals Contracts Change Orders Deliverables Projects How do you organize your projects for re-usability? For ...
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What is an XPerf alternative for Linux and Mac OS X?

XPerf is a tool that allows you to take a detailed trace of various system activity like CPU, I/O and more... Because of it's detail you can see stack trace counts, disk position offset graphs, ...
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XY Diagram/Data Browser for mid-sized CSV files

I have a set of CSV files with about a 100k records in them. The records need to be visualized in an x-y diagram. Specifically, I'm looking for: Seamless zooming in and out of the data Navigation ...
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Is there open source software which is to Process Monitor what ProcessHacker is to Process Explorer? [closed]

Process Hacker is an open source alternative to the famous Process Explorer by Mark Russinovitch. Is there in the same vein a piece of open source software that can be a serious alternative to ...
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OS X alternatives to iTunes for playing FLAC

I am new to OS X and their player iTunes doesn't seem to like FLAC (they support only ALAC). I am looking for a player to play FLACs. I know VLC does the job, but is there any player that can: ...
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Volume controls for OSX when using external soundcard

I have an external interface (Presonus Firestudio Project) that I have hooked up to my Mac and am using it with my studio monitors for all my audio needs. I have the Mac setup to use the interface as ...
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Opening mdb files in Ubuntu

I have an MDB document that I need to view on my Ubuntu machine, I downloaded MDB viewer and when opening the file with it the application closes. Also OpenOffice DB viewer does not want to work. Are ...