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Old 14-05-2011, 16:37   #211
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Re: Freeware Alternative Software List

NetWorx is a free bandwidth monitoring tool with built in Ping and trace Root tools as well as alot more.

For me it is a good looking piece of software which is highly customisable to get it looking how you want.

Key Features

Clear graphic and/or numeric display.
Usage reports with export to a variety of file formats, including Excel, MS Word and HTML.
Permits close supervision of uploads and downloads.
Works with dial-up, ISDN, cable modems, ADSL, Ethernet cards, and more.
Includes network information & testing tools with advanced netstat that displays applications using your Internet connection.
Scalable to your own modem download capabilities.
Option to notify user or disconnect from the Internet automatically when network activity exceeds a certain level.
Speed meter to accurately time downloads and report the average transfer rates.
Dial-up session journal with detailed information about every session.
Absolutely free and does not contain any adware/spyware/malware.

http://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/



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Old 20-05-2011, 14:24   #212
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Old 10-10-2011, 19:16   #213
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Mouse without borders.

TCP/IP Mouse/Keyboard sharing for Windows ...

"In a nutshell, it allows you to reach across your PC's as if they were part of one single desktop. I have two PCs on my desk at work connected to 3 LCD screens and using Mouse Without Borders I can move my mouse between the 3 screens, even though one of them is attached to a different PC from the other two. What’s more, I can move files between the 2 computers simply by dragging them from one desktop to another."

http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/arch...t-borders.aspx
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Old 12-10-2011, 00:23   #214
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Interesting find. This has been possible with various open source and free programs for a decade, but it's nice to see Microsoft make an effort.

I do wonder what the advantages might be and whether they did much to implement low-level integration with Windows.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:41   #215
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Remembering my office days of attaching files to emails just to send them to the person at the next desk, this seems a simpler and more elegant solution. It may not cause a desktop revolution, but not everything has to. Every little thing that makes using the computer that little bit easier is a help.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:09   #216
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can u use this via the web if ur on the move?
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Free Kaspersky Mobile Internet for 3 months:

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I just found a very nice tethering app for my Sony Android phone.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...polyclef&hl=en

Basic version is free and apparently works with Mac and Linux as well as Windows.
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For a limited time only Norton's 'Password manager' toolbar is free - details at http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/p...tails-securely
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:40   #220
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Anyone know of a free desktop publisher they can recommend? I did have Serif Page Plus SE but I had to uninstall because it became corrupt and the new download of it appears to have some kind of virus.
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Have a shufty around here: http://www.nonags.com/nonags/menu.html
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Lightzone image editor:

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Scribus Open Source Desktop Publishing:

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FreeFileSync

Can't praise this enough, intuitive, very quick, handles long paths/file names and doesn't use a lot of resources.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/
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