A Smart List of Free Desktop Software: Page 5

Posted September 10, 2008

Cynthia Harvey

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80 GreatNews
Calling itself "the intelligent RSS reader," GreatNews optimizes feeds for fast reading.

81 RSSOwl
This Java-based reader is platform-independent and supports RSS, RDF, and Atom newsfeeds.

System Utilities

82 CCleaner
Clean your system in just one second.

83 Easy Cleaner
Clean up your Windows registry, delete duplicate files, erase useless shortcuts, and more.

84 Folder Size for Windows
This handy app allows Windows Explorer to displays the size of your folders (does not work with Vista).

85 HTTrack
Copy all the necessary files from any Web site, including images, so that you can browse the site offline.

86 MWSnap
Capture all or part of your screen as a graphic file.

87 Startup Control Panel
Control which programs run when you boot older versions of Windows. (Vista has similar functionality built in.)

88 AIDA32
Systems information, diagnostics, and benchmarking for Windows systems.

89 PC Inspector
Finds and recovers damaged or deleted data files.

Text Editors

90 EditPad Lite
Free for non-commercial use, EditPad Lite is lightweight and offers all the features you'd expect in a basic text editor.

91 Turbo Pad
A feature-rich, open-source text editor with a tabbed interface, syntax highlighting, code templates, and more.

92 Vim
An improved version of vi--the standard text editor for Unix.

93 jEdit
A Java-based text editor for programmers with syntax highlighting for more than 130 languages.

Video Tools

94 Avidemux
Edit video in most file formats on nearly any platform.

95 virtualdub
A very basic video capture and editing program.

96 Any Video Convertor
The name says it all—note that you'll need to pay for the Pro version if you want to convert files for watching on your iPod, iPhone, Zune, or cell phone.

Web Servers

97 Apache
The Internet's most popular Web server for more than a decade.

98 Apache2Triad
A collection of the most popular open-source tools for Web site development, including OpenSSL, MySQL, PHPmyadmin and, of course, Apache.

99 HFS
Short for "HTTP File Server," HFS is an open-source web server and file sharing tool.

100 SimpleServer:WWW
A Web server that boasts a more user-friendly interface.

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