Thursday, August 31, 2006

More FREE Geek Toys

It's nice to find sites like this when we are SERIOUSLY paring down what we are spending.

Lots of new toys for me to play with:

  1. Notepad++ (finally, a neat and easy editor that supports .XML very easily (several programs I have been wanting to tweak use .XML and the previous editors I had were a bit messy when handling .XML))
  2. PowerShell (already been playing with this one. Kinda like the standard cmd.exe shell crossed with a Linux shell)
  3. TaskSwitchXP (eye candy for the ol' ALT-TAB)
  4. Windows Desktop Search (BETA 3 finally works with x64 XP. Google Desktop sometimes hoses up Google sites in Opera)
  5. Tidy Start Menu (priceless little gem that's FREE)
  6. Launchy (cool little app/file launcher)
  7. Run++ (another app/file launcher, takes up very little screen real estate)
  8. InstallPad (handy auto downloader for OS tweakers like myself who tend to wipe and reinstall systems on a regular basis, or configure systems for others)
  9. Foxit Reader (been using this one for a few months... Bye-Bye Acrobat!)
  10. 7-Zip (great little (and I mean little) archiver program. If you are still using WinZip... get this one, it handles all the major compression standards except for .SIT, .SITX and .ACE and compresses .ZIP smaller than most)
  11. Process Tamer (great for those times that I have 50 million things running at the same time, license key process is free, but a bit convoluted)
  12. Windows Live Writer (what I used to bash out this post (let's see how long it takes me to break this one... I killed the Vista OS Beta in less than a week!))

Chez TwoDragons is currently jamming to The Ballad by Testament


Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant said...

How the Hell™ did you get your hands on Vista Beta? :-P

Eric, the Mad Monk said...

Several virgin sacrifices and $10 to the evil M$ empire to get the DVD shipped (don't have the bandwidth the download the bugger).

Head here if you want to spend a LOT of time downloading the beast (or you can do the virgin and $10 thing).