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Fun thread - Tell us a great software!

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    Fun thread - Tell us a great software!


    I thought it would be fun to start a thread where everyone can post a software product we might not know that is great. There are no rules or guidelines. Software can be anything from freeware to very expensive, closed or open source, just as long as it doesn't install any malware or general foulness.

    I'll start - and what I'd like to show is Dameware NT Utilities and Mini Remote Control. This is an excellent Admin software which allows you to Admin both your local machine and remote machines in very powerful ways. Many I.T. departments use it. You can also remote into a machine and use it like RDP.

    So what is yours?

    Here is a quick screenshot of its functions:
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    Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition


    I like Splashtop Streamer to be installed on all of my computers so that I can access them from my android phone.
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    Unknown Device Identifier Unknown Device Identifier - Freeware Download 1MB free download

    It's not great really, just little and useful. It flags problem devices in red and gives all the info you need to find the elusive driver. No nagging to register with some paywalled driver store. Just a bit easier to use than device mangler.

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    Just another little one - it's 16 bit, goes back to 1992, but still runs in Windows 8 32-bit with a little help from rundll32 and a bit of twunking. It's called KYE, and is an amazing little puzzle game, that gives a real sense of achievement if you manage to complete all the levels. Not only that, but you can edit the template files to make your own game. All the info is in the screenshot. Kye was released as charity ware in aid of Save the Children.

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    Last edited by fafhrd; 21 Mar 2012 at 13:45.
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    @fafhrd - leave it up to you to show us something awesome! I'm gonna check on that. Thanks!

    @valtonray - I don't have Android, but I'm sure those that do will be pleased with your post!
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Microsoft Office 97. No fat ribbons, customisable toolbars and lots of screen real estate for your documents. Put it on a netbook and Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access (& Publisher98 if you have it) open in an instant, and so do the documents with their tiny filesizes. The full suite installs in less than 5 minutes from an external HDD.

    In 1997, many people still were using monitors with maximum usable resolutions of 800x600 on 14" curved screen CRTs - you needed something to fit in a window on that and still be usable.

    Try it on your large widescreen monitor in comparison to Office 2010. You will be amazed. Speed, compactness, functionality - it's almost all there. What isn't there you probably wouldn't use anyway.

    Macros were de rigeur then, but the visual basic editor was there also, tucked away for the time you needed to dabble in VBA.

    And the documents produced on either version look just as good when printed.

    Document formats from 97 to 2007 were unchanged, except for Access Databases. There is the file compatibility pack to convert docx to doc, if someone sends you a 2007+ format.

    No service packs or updates, no activation, and generally trouble free. Of course the same uncorrected bugs could be found in the wizards as in the later versions, like text creeping down the page when you had so many thousand address labels to print, and Excel couldn't calculate for toffee, with some of the functions being downright wrong.

    Just a pity it isn't sold today.
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    Windows 10 x64


    Disktective
    Disktective, freeware disk-space reporting tool for Windows
    Maybe you know about it already.

    I used it for a long while back. Now vista and 7 friendly (version 6)
    Seems that Google knows it pretty well by now.

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    It guided me when I was lost between the junk files on the hdd.
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