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Loois

Member since: Oct 25th, 2008

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Lee's 10 favorite free Windows programs of 2009 (Download Squad)

Dec 28th 2009 7:18PM Awesome, now I have an iTunes alternative (doubletwist). Thanks :)

Open source Qmmander is a dual-pane, tabbed Explorer alternative (Download Squad)

Nov 3rd 2009 7:12PM Does this have an option to replace itself as default? I find xplorer2 has this, but it doesn't seem to replace 100%

Kaspersky offers free preview of Antivirus for Windows 7 (Download Squad)

Mar 28th 2009 5:22PM I have been using Avira free for quite some time. It works relatively well, and scores extremely high in tests (at least the premium version does).

Recently, I've noticed the scheduler uses a lot of cpu randomly (20%). I don't know why as I don't have anything scheduled, and it lasts longer than an average update.

For a free AV I'm debating about going back to Avast. I wouldn't pay for an Av, especially since I'm careful enough to have not been infected in quite a while. Kaspersky is nice, but their newest version annoyed me on Vista let alone a preview for 7.

Turn any USB flash drive or HDD into a bootable Windows 7 installer (Download Squad)

Mar 28th 2009 11:36AM I was just looking for something like this to install Win7Rc. Thanks :D

SMPlayer 0.6.7 adds support for DVD menus (Download Squad)

Mar 19th 2009 10:52PM I still prefer The Kmplayer with VLC as a previous favorite.

New Digsby installer loaded with bloat and adverts (Download Squad)

Dec 30th 2008 7:08PM I use filehippo to get the most up to date versions of applications.
I first tried Digsby a while back, and didn't like it much in comparison to pidgin. The installer then was around 14mb.

I saw a post on lifehacker which had a link to a very nice Digsby theme that made me decide to give the newer version a try. The installer was much smaller.

After realizing all the "crap" that came with the install, I gave myself 2 options.

1) Use the most up to date version of Pidgin (which freezes when quitting with the version 2.5.3)
2) Download the installer for build 37 which is the last installer without the "crap" and let it update from there.

What pissed me off after reading this article is the research option enabled by default. Nowhere was there notification of this option without looking for it yourself. Thanks to this post, I have now disabled that feature which can be found under "Help"

I will use it for now, or at least until the pidgin bug is fixed. It's not a bad client, I just dislike their approach to make a few bucks.

Free Comodo Internet Security is here - screenshot tour (Download Squad)

Nov 7th 2008 12:25PM You can see a review of this AV in action from this guy on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybKUfd4LLwA&feature=related

It's in 4 or 5 parts, and he reviews from installation to a full scan.
From what I saw, it works very well for a free suite.

Experimental Minefield browser from Mozilla is crazy fast (Download Squad)

Oct 25th 2008 1:28PM I decided to download minefield last night, and am really impressed.
-Pages finally load as fast if not faster than Opera, and browsing is smooth.
-Adblock plus works without issues (only plugin I care about)
- No crashes or freezes so far!