[Windows] Open Source Software.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SPeedY_B, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  2. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Like it's been stated in the old thread, http://sourceforge.net is a great place to get Open Source software.

    What is Open Source Software?

    The basic idea behind open source is very simple: When programmers can read, redistribute, and modify the source code for a piece of software, the software evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing.
     
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    Oh and should this not be moved to the Applications forum?
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    The *best* mp3 encoder. Use it wisely, and RTFM before you make crappy mp3's.

    LAME
     
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    So many great threads gone :(
     
  7. sboulema

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    Yes, but so many threads are getting rebuild, with all new fresh info :)
     
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    Yep, nice to see everything coming back :)
     
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    Mozilla Firebird - Web Browser
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firebird

    Mozilla Thunderbird - Mail Client
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird

    Apache - HTTP Web Server
    http://www.apache.org

    Audacity - Sound/music file processing
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    BurnAtOnce - Data/Audio CD burning with Multisession support
    http://www.burnatonce.com/

    burst! - Alternative BitTorrent client
    http://krypt.dyndns.org:81/torrent/

    DC++ - Alternative DirectConnect P2P client
    http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/

    Fwink - Webcam software
    http://lundie.ca/fwink/

    UltraVNC - Alternative VNC (remote desktop) server/client with better compression and extra features
    http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net

    VirtualDub - Video processing
    http://www.virtualdub.org/
     
  11. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Any VPN software Freeware, open source out there? I am looking for a good one.

    Heeter
     
  12. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Windows XP has a simple, basic VPN already built-in using RRAS.
    Do you need something more configurable?
     
  13. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Using XP Home for VPN server.

    I did see the wizard for it, and did try to configure it, but I had a great deal of trouble configuring the passwords part. Thought I'd try freeware instead.

    Heeter
     
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    Can't get UltraVNC to work :( I opened up ports 5800 and 5900 (the ports UVNC uses) at my home computer, UVNC client on my shcool computer makes a connection, I see the desktop, but I can't do anything.The mouse arrow doesn't move, just stands still, I can't click anything. Back to Remote Desktop Connection for me.
     
  15. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

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    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Have you set the server to allow remote-control ? I believe that it's disabled by default.
     
  17. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Aren't they going to charge for it once it reaches v1.0 though? or are they going to change that?

    I know that they got booted off sourceforge for not being truly open source..
     
  18. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i'm not sure what there gona do, i cant really see them changing anything major compared to what it is now
     
  19. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Slapping a price tag on a free product is a major change ;) Surely they'll make the preference side of things more accessible. They may no charge for it after-all though, I guess we'll see.

    X-Chat still owns it though ;)
     
  20. Enyo

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    Totally.