Are you tired of using Windows Media Player to play your media collection? Check out MediaMonkey if your ready to get serious about your media collection. MediaMonkey is a free media player for Windows. MediaMonkey catalogs a whole list of audio file types such as CDs, AAC, OGG, WMA, FLAC, MP3, audiobooks, and many many more. It has tools for tagging, organizing, cd ripping, cd/dvd burning, audio converting, and advanced playlist. The player automatically adujust volume levels. MediaMonkey has a party mode that locks the user interface for public events which is really cool. You can even use MediaMonkey to sync audio devices like ipods, iPhones, MP3 players, and more. Check out MediaMonkey or Download it.
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Install-It 2.0 is the perfect free program for any network administrator or even the computer tech of the family. Install-It 2.0 is a freeware utility that displays a list of program setup files that have been burned to a CD along with the Install-It 2.0 freeware. All you have to do is burn the Install-It 2.0 to a CD along with any program installations files that you want to include. After you burn the CD, insert it into any computer that you want to install the files that are on the CD and it will automatically display a list of the programs that are ready to be installed. This freeware program is perfect for making a CD for family or friends who need certain program, drivers, or any other programs installed on their computer and they are the basic computer user that doesn’t know as much as you. This freeware program is compatible with Windows 98, XP, and Vista.
Downlaod: Install-It 2.0
Learn more: Freeware Website
If you are inexperienced with finances and would like to use a free budgeting program check out Buddi. Buddi is a personal finance and budgeting program for the people that have minimum to no experience with finances. Buddi works on almost any computer that has a JVM (java virtual machine) installed on it including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and others. It supports multiple languages. It can create new accounts from 4 credit types including cash, checking, investment, and savings. It has 5 debit types including credit card, liability, line of credit, loan, and prepaid account. It also lets users’ record transactions and check spending habits along with many other useful features.
Website: Buddi free finance program
Download: Buddi free finance program
SIW – System Information for Windows. This is a really neat and free program to use if you want to know everything about your computer or any computer that you can get your hands on. SIW is an advanced stand-alone EXE program which does not need require installation that gathers detailed information about a system, properties, settings, and displays such as the BIOS, CPU, devices, memory, motherboard, video, drivers and ports. It monitors in real time for the CPU, memory, pagefile usage, network connections, network traffic and much more. The information that SIW finds is divided into a few major categories: software inventory, hardware inventory, network information, network tools, miscellaneous tools, and real-time monitors. With all of the detailed information that SIW finds it can also create a report file in the formats CSV, HTML, TXT, or XML. SIW - System Information for Windows is a free program and can be ran directly from a USB, desktop, server, or web-script so be sure to check it out and add it to your networking toolbox.
Website: SIW - System Information for Windows
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Blender is your one stop shop for a free open-source 3D animation software. Blender is used for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. The new release, version 2.46 has been released to fix bugs but it adds a lot of new features such as subsurface scattering support(SSS) and two composite nodes, cloth and fur simulation, physics caching/baking, shading, glossy reflection/refraction, ray traced soft shadows, physics and particles, new rendering features and much more. Blender is supported for all major operating systems under the General Public License (GNU). Whether you’re a hobbyist that is looking for some free professional-quality software or an actual animation artist, Blender is the perfect program to suite your needs. If you want to add extras you can use Python embedded scripting which can be easily found and downloaded from the user forums. Although it is a really good piece of software, it can be time-consuming to learn how to use but after mastered it will be the perfect tool to use.
Website- Blender free 3D animation software
Download- Blender 2.46
Bean is a free, easy-to-use word processor for Mac OS X. It is Open Source, Cocoa, and the best thing about Bean is that it is free. It might not be a replacement for Microsoft Word but it is a really neat and free word processor for the Mac OS X.
Download: Bean 1.3.3
Do you have trouble keeping up to date with all of your applications, widgets, application plugins and prefernce panes that are installed on your Mac? Then you should try out AppFresh. AppFresh is a program that works by checking osx.iusethis.com for new versions of the software you use then lets you download and install the updates in an easily way. And if you have a iusethis.com profile, AppFresh lets you control which applications it contains. Most software that is used for a Mac doesn't include any kind of update checker. It integrates the most common update checking technologies such as Apple Software Update, Sparkle, Microsoft AutoUpdate, Adobe Update, osx.iusethis.com and much much more. AppFresh helps you keep your Mac updated with the latest software revisions.
Download: AppFresh 0.8.2
Microsoft is getting in the blogging game now. Monday Microsoft launched their new open-source blogging platform called Oxite. With the product aimed at specifically at developers it is not intended to compete with other blogging software such as WordPress or Movable Type. The code for Oxite has been posted on its CodePlex website on Friday and announced its release on Monday. Oxite is a standards-complaint, extensible content-management system designed for blogs and larger websites and includes such features as pingbacks, trackbacks, anonymous commenting, gravatars, and RSS feeds for any page level. Oxite can integrate with Microsoft developer software such as ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio Team Suite, and Background Services Architecture. If you want to see a site that was made with Oxite go the the Mix Online site for Microsoft's Mix Web developer conference.
Oxite WebSite: Oxite
xplorer2 lite version is a less powerful version of xplorer professional but it shares the same desktop browsing and file management engine along with dual panes and folder tabs. It will give any file manager a run for its money. This unique file manager is really easy and comfortable to use. This version of xplorer2 might not be as good as the professional version but if your looking for something to help you stop using your Windows file manager then try this free file manager out. The free version is unsupported but you can still post your issues in the forum and you will have assistance come your way. Forums for the free file manager
Website: xplorer2 lite
Download: xplorer2 lite
Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer Quiz
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I just thought I’d let all of the readers at Daily Free Software know that there is a Facebook virus going around and you should watch out for it. It is sent through Facebook or MySpace in a message. It tells users to click a video. The message’s subject will read as follows:
“Hey, I have this hilarious video of you dancing. Your face is so red. You should check it out.”
“Look you were filmed all naked!”
If you have seen one of these messages in your Facebook or MySpace and opened it you have probably been infected by the “Koobface” virus. It comes through a message sent by someone that you think is your friend or your friend has it and it has sent one to you. Once you open it up and click on the URL, you are redirected to a site that looks like YouTube and “Koobface” tells you to update your Flash player so it can display the video but the virus is in the so-called update “flash_player.exe”. Please watch out for this virus, your computer can be turned into a computer zombie and used for even worse stuff without your consent or knowledge that its even doing anything. Facebook has put up instruction telling you how to remove the “Koobface” virus and telling you to change your password. So make sure you keep your Facebook looked down and keep a watch out for some fishy stuff happening. Facebook is diligently working to fix this problem and end the spread of this virus.