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The software in the table below is extremley usefull. I use most of these programs frequently.

Most of this software is available as shareware, freeware or something similar.

Name
(Click to download)

Company

Price

My Version
(latest version)

Paint Shop Pro

Jasc

$99 ($US I think)

5.01

Compression Utilities

Winzip

Nico Mac Computing

$29 (US $ I think)

7.0 SR-1

Win Rar

Audio programs

AudioGrabber

(Jackie the late night hacker)

$25 (US $ I think)

1.21

WinAmp

Nullsoft

US$10

2.22 Comments

RealPlayer

RealNetworks

$29.99

6.03.143 [G2]

Uncook

John Tesoriero

Free

95

Viewers

Acrobat Reader

Adobe

Free

4.0

Tumbleweed Viewer

Envoy

QuickTime Viewer

Apple

Free

3

QuickTime Viewer

Microsoft Viewers
Office Viewers

Excell Viewer

Microsoft

Free

Word Viewer

Microsoft

Free

(07-Apr-97)

PowerPoint Viewer

Microsoft

Free

Network Utilities

Wingate

Qbik / Deerfield

2.1 (3) Comments

ICQ

Mirabilis

Essentially free, may change

99 Beta

Cute FTP

GlobalSCAPE Inc

$34 ($US I think)

Communicator

Netscape

I'll have to find out.

4.5


Comments on Software


Wingate:

Wingate is an internet gateway program that lets you connect a LAN to the internet via a single connection (eg modem). It contains a proxy server to do this, but can also pipe other requests, eg FTP, IRC (mIRC is the only IRC client that I know of that allows socks5 to connect), ICQ (click here for instructions on how to do this). Wingate 2.1 had a free, lite edition liscense allowing the server and 1 guest computer to access the internet at any given time. Other guests have to wait. Version 3 has a different liscense allowing only a 30 day trial. A liscense is required for continued use of any type.

I have made the wingate 2.1 installer availiable here (Win '9x version) for those who want version 2.1, as it seems only version 3 is availiable elsewhere on the internet. As far as I know, there is nothing legally wrong with using version 2.1 .


Winamp:

Winamp is a windows media player. Highly configurable, it plays almost any sound files, with many powerfull options. It is efficient on resources, and can play MP3 files on a 486 (with slightly reduced quality). Many skins or interfaces are available, as well as plugins, which allow extra functionality, such as visualisation of the music. A 10 band equaliser is included.