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Ultimate Predator

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  1. Is JkDefrag a better defragmenter than Window's built-in one?
  2. Someone made this topic some itme ago, but its gone now. So, I thought I'd re-make this thread. For me, its TuneUp Utilities 2008 and MS Office 2007.
  3. I recently got this. This and MS Office 2007 are the only shareware I have but they are both worth it.
  4. Same with me. I use DVD Shrink primarily, and if that doesn't work, DVD Shrink. So far, no problems.
  5. Generated: Mon Dec 31 2007 15:12:38 GMT+0000 (GMT Standard Time) User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071127 Firefox/ Build ID: 2007112718 Enabled Extensions: [9] - Adblock Filterset.G Updater - Adblock Plus - CuteMenus - Crystal SVG 1.9.1 - DictionarySearch 2.0.2 - Download Manager Tweak 0.7.2 - IE Tab - Java Console 6.0.01 - MR Tech Local Install - Tab Mix Plus 0.3.6 Installed Themes: [2] - Firefox (default) - Winestripe 1.2.2 Installed Plugins: (15) - 2007 Microsoft Office system - BitTorrent - DivX Web Player - IE Tab Plug-in - Java Platform SE 6 U1 - Microsoft? DRM - Microsoft? Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin - Mozilla Default Plug-in - QuickTime Plug-in 7.3.1 - RealPlayer Version Plugin - RealPlayer G2 LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In (32-bit) - Shockwave Flash - Shockwave for Director - Windows Genuine Advantage - Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library
  6. A few. I had to make my laptop boot from the cd drive in order to access it, which has now made my cd drive a ct a bit odd on occasions, which isn't great. The try-out version (as in before you install), couldn't display the internet. I was willign to wokr around all of this, but when it came to installing, I couldn't find an option to install on to my read-made partition for it, and when I went to manual, it kep giving me an error message for when I tried to select a drive or something. Overall, I didn't have a lot of trust in it, unfortunately. Still, if I was to buy a new laptop, I would go for it pre-installed, or insdtall it myself if I wasn't worried about possibly overwriting Windows.
  7. I know that, I meant just using WLM. I'd rather use an open-source alternative if its as good as the propierty software, but in this case, with Unlocker, I can't. For me, it is a big difference. However, you are right, Ubuntu in itself isn't truly FLOSS. Only Gobuntu is, which really isn't functional. I tried Ubuntu, hit upon some snags, so back Vista. I'm just gonna use Vista, but try and use as much open-source software as I can. However, of course, if there is better freeware (I don't want to use pay for software apart from Windows itself), I will generally use it.
  8. Maybe. As I said, I'll try it. If I can get it work though, and I feel I can survive with just it, then I will probably uninstall Windows. Probably.
  9. To each there own. Still gonna wait and see.
  10. I've tried it around other peoples, but not on my laptop, no. I will wait and see what happens. If it works, it will further my beliefs. if it doesn't, then yes, I will change. But from what most people say, it sounds great.
  11. Good point, though personally I think Ubuntu is better made, and am going to be using it as soon as my CD arrives. I have already made a partition for it, just gotta wait and see. Then I think it'll bea case of trying to sue Ubuntu as much as possible, and using Windows only when needed. Also, even though its pay for, I would never buy it, this came free with the laptop, if it didn't, I would only use Linux.
  12. I have personally found freeware, or FLOSS software for nearly all my old paid for stuff. The only thing that I still have on here is MS Office 2007 Enterprise. I know OpenOffice exists, and I like it, but it really doesn't match it for me, though eventually, it will.
  13. I've given my opinions of Defraggler, in a thread, though it appears no one was interested... Recuva is great as the re-written CCleaner. Still, wish it was all open-source.
  14. I have used Disk Cleaner, it doesn't work correctly with Vista. Runscanner is closed source, so its no different to HijackThis. I really don't want to use out-of-date antimalware. Thanks for the link to Abiword, will look into it in the future if dissatisfied with OpenOffice's Writer. GIMP is cool, but too complicate for the likes of me, which is why I stick to Paint.NET. InfraRecorder is great. Codec Packs not to worries about, though thanks. I don't wanna use ClamWin cos i need a resident scanner. I'll wait till Moon Secure is up-to-date. Yes, the firewall thing sounds too complicated. Thanks for the link. I didn't see anything I wanted, I have used SourceForge before. Again, I want people to recommend me decent software. I don't really want an alternative, but thanks. I used too use both, but they're not open-source, are they? Also QTAlternative is illegal. I see. So there aren't really alternatives for this lot then... I see. Well thank you.
  15. Personally, been using FF for a long time, and I love it.
  16. No CCleaners registry cleaner, lol. Oh yes, as a last resort, I have seen it fix systems. But thats rare form what I have seen.
  17. Personally, I steer clear of them. I think the safest is probably CCleaners, and even then I've seen it break a few systems before. Generally, the bottom line for me is they cause more harm then good. Maybe a last resort, but I even then, I try not to sue it. How about you guys?
  18. It most definitely was, you are right, free (as in Free to own and Open-Source). Linguistically speaking, free software should mean free to own and open-source/free to modify and distribute etc, whilst freeware just means its free to own. At least I think so.
  19. It was a tad complicated. Basically, where I posted elsewhere in the forum I had to. Hardly bulls**t. If you used your brain, you could understand it.
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