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TerryP

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Oct 1, 2003, 9:28:57 AM10/1/03
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Bob Adkins <bo...@charter.net> wrote in
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>
> Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the OS,
> of course.)
>
> Except for highly specialized business programs, What Shareware or
> Commercial programs are not replaceable by Freeware?
>
> My weakness? Nod32 AV, Second Copy (backup program), Performance
> Test (bench marking), and FlashGet. Oh yea, and Forte Agent.
>
> Bob
>

In addition to Performance Test and FlashGet, I bought Opera,
SmartBackup, MightyFax, and TextPad. Everything else is freeware.

Boomer

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Oct 1, 2003, 10:36:14 AM10/1/03
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Bob Adkins wrote:

>
> Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the
> OS, of course.)
>
> Except for highly specialized business programs, What Shareware
> or Commercial programs are not replaceable by Freeware?
>
> My weakness? Nod32 AV, Second Copy (backup program), Performance
> Test (bench marking), and FlashGet. Oh yea, and Forte Agent.
>
> Bob

Except for "Windows" stuff, my computer only has 100% freeware on it.
Been that way for years! :)

If it ain't freeware, I don't need it. ;)

Tone Marie Berg

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Oct 1, 2003, 10:59:48 AM10/1/03
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> Except for highly specialized business programs, What Shareware or


> Commercial programs are not replaceable by Freeware?

The sad truth, as I have found it, is that while freeware can be good,
the commercial alternatives are often better. They have better thought
out features and much better interfaces. The latter being
understandable, as a lot of freeware is created by a single person that
rarely has a real understanding of what makes a good interface.

My irreplacables are an explorer replacement/file manager[1], email
client[2], text editor[3], bookmark manager[4], a big bunch of graphic
and desktop publishing software (or does that count as "highly
specialized business programs"?), various disk tools. Oh, and an
evergrowing pile of games. But I suppose they don't really count in
this context.

However, it must be said that I also have and use a bunch of freeware
programs that have no worthy competitors in the commercial world. Among
these I find Xnews[5], POPfile[6], Keynote[7], Hamster[8],
Proxomitron[9] (although this one might go in favour of Privoxy[10] at
some point), SmartColor[11] (suggested by an acf-er, thanks again!),
GSpot[12], BSplayer[13], Process Explorer[14], PCgen[15], GuildFTPd[16],
SmartFTP[17]... The list goes on and on.

> Oh yea, and Forte Agent.

Actually, I think this one might be better done by a freeware
alternative. Have you had a look at 40tude Dialog? It seems to be a
very fine piece of software indeed. It is not for me, as I have grown
to accostumed to the Xnews way of thinking, but I do think an Agent
user might fancy it. <URL:http://www.40tude.com/dialog/>

Tone

[1] Qverpgbel Bchf. All freeware alternatives not only pale, but seem
like rather bad jokes in comparison.
[2] Gur Ong! A good example to prove that commercial interfaces aren't
*always* better. Still, the stuff beneath it is good enough for
me to keep using it and (almost) never look away.
[3] Grkgcnq. I might find a freeware alternative to this one, I just
haven't looked all that hard.
[4] Cbjreznexf. I have yet to see a freeware alternative that even
thinks remotely like this.
[5] <URL:http://xnews.newsguy.com/> It seems to finally have died,
which is sad. After trying a number of other newsreaders out, it
seems Xnews truly *is* irreplacable.
[6] <URL:http://popfile.sourceforge.net/>
[7] <URL:http://www.tranglos.com/free/>
[8] <URL:http://www.tglsoft.de/>
[9] All gone, I'm afraid. :(
[10] <URL:http://www.privoxy.org/>
[11] <URL:http://www.isotton.com/smartcolor/>
[12] <URL:http://www.headbands.com/gspot/>
[13] <URL:http://www.bsplayer.org/>
[14] <URL:http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml>
[15] <URL:http://pcgen.sourceforge.net/> Ok, so this *is* a rather
specialized tool, but I still couldn't live without it.
[16] <URL:http://www.guildftpd.com/>
[17] <URL:http://www.smartftp.com/> ... but I understand this has
entered a grey area these days?
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Bernd Schmitt

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Oct 1, 2003, 11:21:04 AM10/1/03
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Bob Adkins wrote:
> Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the OS, of
> course.)
Not except the OS (this posting is from the office). At home I use only
free software (GPL).

Ernest Fairchild

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Oct 1, 2003, 11:27:29 AM10/1/03
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"The universe needs a reboot."
"Tone Marie Berg" <ne...@zicon.cjb.net> wrote in message
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>
> [1] Qverpgbel Bchf. All freeware alternatives not only pale, but seem
> like rather bad jokes in comparison.
> [2] Gur Ong! A good example to prove that commercial interfaces aren't
> *always* better. Still, the stuff beneath it is good enough for
> me to keep using it and (almost) never look away.
> [3] Grkgcnq. I might find a freeware alternative to this one, I just
> haven't looked all that hard.
> [4] Cbjreznexf. I have yet to see a freeware alternative that even
> thinks remotely like this.

Why on earth did you ROT13 the names? That makes it a tad inconvenient to
read.

Have a great day!
____________________________
Ernest


Susan Bugher

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Oct 1, 2003, 11:48:32 AM10/1/03
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Bob Adkins wrote:
>
> Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the OS, of
> course.)
>
> Except for highly specialized business programs, What Shareware or
> Commercial programs are not replaceable by Freeware?
>
> My weakness? Nod32 AV, Second Copy (backup program), Performance Test (bench
> marking), and FlashGet. Oh yea, and Forte Agent.

Why? What features are not available in freeware? Requests for the
Freeware Wish List?

http://www.pricelessware.org/2003/freewarewishlist.htm

Susan

Boomer

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Oct 1, 2003, 12:12:07 PM10/1/03
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Ernest Fairchild wrote:

;o)

[1] Directory Opus. Nyy serrjner nygreangvirf abg bayl cnyr, ohg frrz
yvxr engure onq wbxrf va pbzcnevfba.

[2] The Bat! N tbbq rknzcyr gb cebir gung pbzzrepvny vagresnprf
nera'g *nyjnlf* orggre. Fgvyy, gur fghss orarngu vg vf tbbq rabhtu
sbezr gb xrrc hfvat vg naq (nyzbfg) arire ybbx njnl.

[3] Textpad. V zvtug svaq n serrjner nygreangvir gb guvf bar, V
whfgunira'g ybbxrq nyy gung uneq.

[4] Powermarks. V unir lrg gb frr n serrjner nygreangvir gung
riraguvaxf erzbgryl yvxr guvf.

Ernest Fairchild

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Oct 1, 2003, 12:31:15 PM10/1/03
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"Boomer" <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote in message
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>
> ;o)
>
> [1] Directory Opus. Nyy serrjner nygreangvirf abg bayl cnyr, ohg frrz
> yvxr engure onq wbxrf va pbzcnevfba.
>
> [2] The Bat! N tbbq rknzcyr gb cebir gung pbzzrepvny vagresnprf
> nera'g *nyjnlf* orggre. Fgvyy, gur fghss orarngu vg vf tbbq rabhtu
> sbezr gb xrrc hfvat vg naq (nyzbfg) arire ybbx njnl.
>
> [3] Textpad. V zvtug svaq n serrjner nygreangvir gb guvf bar, V
> whfgunira'g ybbxrq nyy gung uneq.
>
> [4] Powermarks. V unir lrg gb frr n serrjner nygreangvir gung
> riraguvaxf erzbgryl yvxr guvf.

Smart-ass! <g>

Have a great day!
____________________________
Ernest

dszady

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Oct 1, 2003, 12:36:37 PM10/1/03
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>

> Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the OS,
> of course.)
>
> Except for highly specialized business programs, What Shareware or
> Commercial programs are not replaceable by Freeware?
>
> My weakness? Nod32 AV, Second Copy (backup program), Performance Test
> (bench marking), and FlashGet. Oh yea, and Forte Agent.
>

> Bob

I haven't bought any software in at least 2 years. The last one I bought
was M$ Pinball. Trashed that. I use Excel for a freeware checking account
program. Be happy to find a smaller Excel clone for free. Any suggestions?
And finally the original CD-R\W Bloatware that came with it. I hate that
software too. It's a #*%$^*& piece of crap! Am I bitter? Yes I am.

One piece of freeware that shareware can't beat: Weather Pulse v1.5.7.1
The only thing better is an on-line weather service.


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dszady

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Oct 1, 2003, 12:57:28 PM10/1/03
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Susan Bugher <whoise...@kvi.net> wrote in
news:3F7AF750...@kvi.net:

What is needed: A freeware wall calendar maker

Why: So that I can insert one or more of my photos into it and print on
photo paper.

Features:

An individual picture for the background each month (ripoff) with yearlong
adjustable height banner.

An individual picture for the top each month (rip-off) plain 12 months to
write notes on.

One photo for the top and 12 smaller paper sheets for the months.

Ability to add user-signifigant dates (astro, religious, birthdays etc.)

Different heights and widths.

Aaron

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Oct 1, 2003, 1:18:04 PM10/1/03
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Tone Marie Berg <ne...@zicon.cjb.net> wrote in news:blf165.l4.1@ID-
86522.user.dfncis.de:

> Bob Adkins <bo...@charter.net> wrote in
> news:0eklnv8j6pldvsual...@4ax.com:
>
>> Except for highly specialized business programs, What Shareware or
>> Commercial programs are not replaceable by Freeware?

> My irreplacables are an explorer replacement/file manager[1], email


> client[2], text editor[3], bookmark manager[4], a big bunch of graphic
> and desktop publishing software (or does that count as "highly
> specialized business programs"?), various disk tools. Oh, and an
> evergrowing pile of games. But I suppose they don't really count in
> this context.

> However, it must be said that I also have and use a bunch of freeware
> programs that have no worthy competitors in the commercial world. Among
> these I find Xnews[5], POPfile[6], Keynote[7], Hamster[8],
> Proxomitron[9] (although this one might go in favour of Privoxy[10] at
> some point),

About proxomitron.

> [9] All gone, I'm afraid. :(

Hardly, there are dozen of proxomitron download sites.

Here is one http://www.computercops.biz/downloads-cat-19.html


Aaron
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Maureen Goldman

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Oct 1, 2003, 1:23:56 PM10/1/03
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>Bob Adkins <bo...@charter.net> wrote:
>
>Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the OS, of
>course.)
>
>Except for highly specialized business programs, What Shareware or
>Commercial programs are not replaceable by Freeware?
>
>My weakness? Nod32 AV, Second Copy (backup program), Performance Test (bench
>marking), and FlashGet. Oh yea, and Forte Agent.

The paid version of Agent for me - when I bought it many years ago, I
REALLY wanted the kill filter function. Other than that, I paid for
Scrabble (which later turned up in cereal boxes, grrrrr). Other than
that and the OS, I believe everything is freeware. I've sent the
occasional contribution.

POKO

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Oct 1, 2003, 1:53:44 PM10/1/03
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In article <Xns940783F0C...@24.50.78.39>,
freed...@adelphia.netdom says...
Take it a step further:
A calendar of the most prolific acf posters along with revealing
pictures. I'm seeing John in a cop uniform, Blinky as an employee of
SeaWorld, Boomer - well, I can't tell ya what I'm seeing there...
POKO
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Boomer

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Oct 1, 2003, 2:11:03 PM10/1/03
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Ernest Fairchild wrote:

> "Boomer" <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote in message
>>

>> ;o)
>>
>> [1] Directory Opus. Nyy serrjner nygreangvirf abg bayl cnyr,
>> ohg frrz yvxr engure onq wbxrf va pbzcnevfba.
>>
>> [2] The Bat! N tbbq rknzcyr gb cebir gung pbzzrepvny vagresnprf
>> nera'g *nyjnlf* orggre. Fgvyy, gur fghss orarngu vg vf tbbq
>> rabhtu sbezr gb xrrc hfvat vg naq (nyzbfg) arire ybbx njnl.
>>
>> [3] Textpad. V zvtug svaq n serrjner nygreangvir gb guvf bar, V
>> whfgunira'g ybbxrq nyy gung uneq.
>>
>> [4] Powermarks. V unir lrg gb frr n serrjner nygreangvir gung
>> riraguvaxf erzbgryl yvxr guvf.
>
> Smart-ass! <g>
>
> Have a great day!
> ____________________________
> Ernest
> "The universe needs a reboot."

<BG> ;)

Have a great day, Ernest. :)

Boomer

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Oct 1, 2003, 2:17:05 PM10/1/03
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Aaron wrote:

> Tone Marie Berg <ne...@zicon.cjb.net> wrote in
> news:blf165.l4.1@ID- 86522.user.dfncis.de:

[snip]


>> However, it must be said that I also have and use a bunch of
>> freeware programs that have no worthy competitors in the
>> commercial world. Among these I find Xnews[5], POPfile[6],
>> Keynote[7], Hamster[8], Proxomitron[9] (although this one might
>> go in favour of Privoxy[10] at some point),
>
> About proxomitron.
>
>> [9] All gone, I'm afraid. :(
>
> Hardly, there are dozen of proxomitron download sites.
>
> Here is one http://www.computercops.biz/downloads-cat-19.html
>
>
> Aaron

This is the main one:
http://duke.usask.ca/~macphed/prox/

Boomer

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Oct 1, 2003, 2:19:57 PM10/1/03
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POKO wrote:

> In article <Xns940783F0C...@24.50.78.39>,
> freed...@adelphia.netdom says...

[snip]

>> What is needed: A freeware wall calendar maker

[snip]

> Take it a step further:
> A calendar of the most prolific acf posters along with revealing
> pictures. I'm seeing John in a cop uniform, Blinky as an
> employee of SeaWorld, Boomer - well, I can't tell ya what I'm
> seeing there... POKO

? :(

(Think... sexy old lady.) ;o)

David Buttery

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Oct 1, 2003, 2:52:03 PM10/1/03
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Tone Marie Berg <ne...@zicon.cjb.net> wrote here on 01 Oct 2003:

> [5] <URL:http://xnews.newsguy.com/> It seems to finally have
> died,
> which is sad. After trying a number of other newsreaders out,
> it seems Xnews truly *is* irreplacable.

Died? When? The site was still there half a minute ago.

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Oct 1, 2003, 3:22:16 PM10/1/03
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I like free. What the hell, I'm tight. I still have WordPerfect and Word
and Excel and several photo working programs and Quicken and several more I
won't boor you with. That said I'm looking for a freebee tray program that
I'm entering now under its own header.

Glenn
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techie

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Oct 1, 2003, 5:48:27 PM10/1/03
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On Wed, 01 Oct 2003 06:17:02 -0700, Bob Adkins wrote:


> Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the OS, of
> course.)

Why "except the OS, of course?" What's wrong with having a free OS, too?

I'm running FreeBSD, zero commercial applications, and here's a list of
all the freeware applications I currently have installed. This doesn't
include the 500 or so standard system utilities which are installed with
the OS:

Hermes-1.3.2 Fast pixel formats conversion library
Mesa-3.4.2_2 A graphics library similar to SGI's OpenGL
ORBit-0.5.17 High-performance CORBA ORB with support for the C language
ORBit2-2.6.2 High-performance CORBA ORB with support for the C language
XFree86-4.3.0,1 X11/XFree86 core distribution (complete, using mini/meta-po
XFree86-FontServer-4.3.0_1 XFree86-4 font server
XFree86-Server-4.3.0_8 XFree86-4 X server and related programs
XFree86-clients-4.3.0_2 XFree86-4 client programs and related files
XFree86-documents-4.3.0 XFree86-4 documentation
XFree86-font100dpi-4.3.0 XFree86-4 bitmap 100 dpi fonts
XFree86-font75dpi-4.3.0 XFree86-4 bitmap 75 dpi fonts
XFree86-fontCyrillic-4.3.0 XFree86-4 Cyrillic fonts
XFree86-fontDefaultBitmaps-4.3.0 XFree86-4 default bitmap fonts
XFree86-fontEncodings-4.3.0 XFree86-4 font encoding files
XFree86-fontScalable-4.3.0 XFree86-4 scalable fonts
XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_5 XFree86-4 libraries and headers
Xft-2.1.2 A client-sided font API for X applications
aalib-1.4.r5_1 An ascii art library
acpicatools-20021118.0 Some utilities for Intel ACPICA (Debugger, ASL Compiler and
aide-0.9 A replacement and extension for Tripwire
arts-1.1.2,1 Audio system for the KDE integrated X11 desktop
atk-1.2.4 A GNOME accessibility toolkit (ATK)
autoconf-2.53_1 Automatically configure source code on many Un*x platforms
autoconf213-2.13.000227_5 Automatically configure source code on many Un*x platforms
automake-1.5,1 GNU Standards-compliant Makefile generator
automake14-1.4.5_9 GNU Standards-compliant Makefile generator (legacy version
bison-1.75 A parser generator from FSF, (mostly) compatible with Yacc
bitmap-fonts-1.0 Bitmap font, (6x12, 7x14, 8x16, 12x24) dots bitmap font
bonobo-1.0.22 The component and compound document system for GNOME
bonobo-activation-2.2.1.1_1,1 An object activation framework for GNOME 2.0
bzip-0.21 A block-sorting file compressor
cabextract-0.6 A program to extract Microsoft cabinet (.CAB) files
calcoo-1.3.13 Gtk-based scientific calculator
cdlabelgen-1.5.0 Generate postscript for frontcards and traycards for CDs
cdparanoia-3.9.8_4 A CDDA extraction tool (also known as ripper)
cdplay-0.92_2 CD-player with text-based user interface
cdrtools-2.0_1 Cdrecord, mkisofs and several other programs to record CD-R
chexedit-0.9.7 Full screen text mode Hex editor using the [n]curses librar
cups-base-1.1.18.0_5 The Common UNIX Printing System: headers, libs, & daemons
curl-7.10.4 "Non-interactive tool to get files from FTP, GOPHER, HTTP(S
dagrab-0.3.5_1 Read audio tracks from a CD into wav sound files
db3-3.3.11,1 The Berkeley DB package, revision 3
dirtree-1.2.0_1 A command line tool for displaying directory trees
djbfft-0.76 An extremely fast library for floating-point convolution
docbook-sk-4.1.2 XML version of the DocBook DTD version controlled for Scrol
docbook-xml-4.2 XML version of the DocBook DTD
docbook-xsl-1.61.2 XSL DocBook stylesheets
eel-1.0.2_1 Generally useful classes and extensions to GNOME
endeavour-1.13.0 A graphical file manager and image viewer aimed towards new
eog2-2.2.1 The Eye Of Gnome image viewer
esound-0.2.29 A sound library for enlightenment package
expat-1.95.6_1 XML 1.0 parser written in C
faces-1.7.7_3 Visual mail, user and print face server
fam-2.6.9_2 A file alteration monitor
filerunner-2.5 Filemanager with FTP capabilities. Uses Tcl/Tk
fontconfig-2.2.0 An XML-based font configuration API for X Windows
freefonts-0.10_1 A collection of ATM fonts (not all free) from the CICA arch
freetype-1.3.1_2 A free and portable TrueType font rendering engine
freetype2-2.1.4_1 A free and portable TrueType font rendering engine
gcalctool-4.2.83 A GNOME 2 calculator tool based on the old calctool for Ope
gcolor-0.4 GTK-based color picker
gcombust-0.1.53 A GTK+ frontend for mkisofs and cdrecord
gconf-1.0.9_3 A configuration database system for GNOME
gconf2-2.2.0 A configuration database system for GNOME
gdbm-1.8.3 The GNU database manager
gdcalc-2.13 Gnome-based scientific calculator
gdk-pixbuf-0.22.0 A graphic library for GTK+
gentoo-0.11.34 Gtk+ based, file manager inspired by DirectoryOpus
gettext-0.11.5_1 GNU gettext package
ghostscript-gnu-7.06 GNU Postscript interpreter
gimp-1.2.3_2,1 the GNU Image Manipulation Program
glib-1.2.10_9 Some useful routines of C programming (previous stable vers
glib-2.2.1_1 Some useful routines of C programming (current stable versi
glimmer-1.2.1_1 A full featured code editor for GNOME desktop with many adv
gmake-3.80 GNU version of 'make' utility
gnome-icon-theme-1.0.3 A collection of icons for the GNOME 2 desktop
gnomecanvas-0.22.0 A graphics library for GNOME
gnomedb-0.2.96_1 Provide uniform access to data sources for the GNOME enviro
gnomehier-1.0_8 An utility port, installing hierarchy of common GNOME direc
gnomelibs-1.4.2_1 Libraries for GNOME, a GNU desktop environment
gnomemimedata-2.2.0_1 A MIME and Application database for GNOME
gnomeprint-0.37 Gnome print support library
gnomevfs-1.0.5_4 GNOME Virtual File System
gnomevfs2-2.2.5 GNOME Virtual File System
gnuls-4.0_1 GNU colorized `ls'
gsm-1.0.10 Audio converter and library for converting u-law to gsm enc
gtar-1.13.25_5 GNU version of the traditional tar archiver
gthumb-0.13 An image viewer and browser for the GNOME environment
gtk-1.2.10_9 Gimp Toolkit for X11 GUI (previous stable version)
gtk-2.2.1_1 Gimp Toolkit for X11 GUI (current stable version)
gtk-engines2-2.2.0 Theme engine for the gtk+-2.0 toolkit
gtkglarea-1.2.2_1 An OpenGL widget for the GTK+ GUI toolkit
guile-1.6.4_1 GNU Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for Extension
gzip-1.3.5 A compression utility designed to be a replacement for comp
help2man-1.29 Automatically generating simple manual pages from program o
hexedit-1.2.1 View and edit files in hexadecimal or ASCII
hexpert-2.4.1 Hexpert - a simple but flexible binary file editor
icemc-0.2.4 QT-based menu editor for IceWM
icepref-1.1 A small graphical configuration utility for the Ice Window
icewm-1.2.7_1 Window Manager designed for speed, usability and consistenc
icewm-gnome-1.2.7_1 Window Manager designed for speed, usability and consistenc
imake-4.3.0 Imake and other utilities from XFree86
imlib-1.9.14_1 A graphic library for enlightenment package
intltool-0.26 Xml internationalization support for GNOME, and others
joe-2.8_5 Joe's own editor
jpeg-6b_1 IJG's jpeg compression utilities
kde-3.1.2 The "meta-port" for KDE
kdebase-3.1.2 This package provides the basic applications for the KDE sy
kdegames-3.1.2 Games for the KDE integrated X11 desktop
kdegraphics-3.1.2 Graphics utilities for the KDE3 integrated X11 desktop
kdelibs-3.1.2 This is the base set of libraries needed by KDE programs
kdemultimedia-3.1.2 Multimedia utilities for the KDE integrated X11 desktop
kdenetwork-3.1.2 Network-related programs and modules for KDE
kdeutils-3.1.2 Utilities for the KDE integrated X11 desktop
koffice-1.2.1_1,1 Office Suite for KDE3
krename-2.6.2 Very powerful batch file renamer for KDE3
krusader-1.11 A two window file-manager for KDE, like midnight or norton
ksh93-20030422 Official AT&T release of KornShell 93
lcms-1.09,1 Light Color Management System -- a color management library
leafnode-1.9.41 NNTP package for offline news caching and reading
leoarg-2.2.3 A class for parsing command lines
libIDL-0.8.1 A library for creating trees of CORBA Interface Definition
liba52-0.7.4 A free library for decoding ATSC A/52 streams, aka AC-3
libao-esound-0.8.3_1 Portable audio output library
libart_lgpl2-2.3.12 Library for high-performance 2D graphics
libaudiofile-0.2.3 A sound library for SGI audio file
libbonobo-2.2.2 A component and compound document system for GNOME2
libbonoboui-2.2.2 GUI frontend to the libbonobo component of GNOME 2
libdvdcss-1.2.5 Portable abstraction library for DVD decryption
libdvdread-0.9.4 This is needed by ogle, which is a DVD player that supports
libgda-0.2.96_1 Provides uniform access to different kinds of data sources
libghttp-1.0.9 GNOME http client library
libglade-0.17_2 GNOME glade library
libglade2-2.0.1_1 GNOME glade library
libgnome-2.2.0.1 Libraries for GNOME, a GNU desktop environment
libgnomecanvas-2.2.1 A graphics library for GNOME
libgnomeprint-2.2.1.2 Gnome print support library
libgnomeprintui-2.2.1.2 Gnome print support library
libgnomeui-2.2.0.1_1 Libraries for the GNOME GUI, a GNU desktop environment
libgnugetopt-1.2 GNU getopt library
libgsf-1.8.0 An extensible i/o abstraction for dealing with structured f
libiconv-1.8_2 A character set conversion library
libmcrypt-2.5.7 Multi-cipher cryptographic library (used in PHP3)
libmikmod-esound-3.1.10 MikMod Sound Library
libmng-1.0.5 Multiple-image Network Graphics (MNG) reference library
libogg-1.0_1,3 Ogg bitstream library
libpanel-1.4.2 A library for writing custom applets for GNOME Panel
librsvg-1.0.3_1 Library for parsing and rendering SVG vector-graphic files
librsvg2-2.2.5_1 Library for parsing and rendering SVG vector-graphic files
libslang-1.4.9 Routines for rapid alpha-numeric terminal applications deve
libtool-1.3.4_4 Generic shared library support script
libungif-4.1.0b1 Tools and library routines for working with GIF images
libvorbis-1.0_1,3 Audio compression codec library
libxine-1.0.b11 Libraries for xine multimedia player
libxml-1.8.17_1 Xml parser library for GNOME
libxml2-2.5.7_1 Xml parser library for GNOME
libxslt-1.0.30 The XSLT C library for GNOME
linc-1.0.2 A library for writing networked servers & clients
links-2.1.p9,1 Lynx-like text WWW browser
linux-jpeg-6b.15_2 RPM of the JPEG lib
linux_base-7.1_4 The base set of packages needed in Linux mode
m4-1.4_1 GNU m4
mad-esound-0.14.2b_2 High-quality MPEG audio decoder
mc-4.6.0_2 Midnight Commander, a free Norton Commander Clone
mcrypt-2.5.13 Replacement for crypt(1)
medusa-0.5.1 GNOME filesystem indexer
mget-1.4.1 Multi Threaded Wget
mhash-0.8.17 "Library provides an easy way to access strong hashes such
mkcatalog-1.1 A maintainance utility for sgml catalog files
mkisofs-2.0 Create iso9660/Rock Ridge/Joliet filesystems
mkitalic-1.0 Perl script to make BDF font italic
mozilla-1.3.1,2 The open source, standards compliant web browser
mp3chew-0.51.0 A program to rename mismatched and garbled MP3 filenames
mtools-3.9.8_1 A collection of tools for manipulating MSDOS files
nasm-0.98.35,1 General-purpose multi-platform x86 assembler
nautilus-1.0.6_9 GNOME file manager and graphical shell developed by Eazel
oaf-0.6.10_1 Object Activation Framework for GNOME
pan-0.11.4_1 Threaded GNOME newsreader based on Agent for Windows
pango-1.2.1_3 An open-source framework for the layout and rendering of i1
pcre-3.9 Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library
perl-5.6.1_13 Practical Extraction and Report Language
pkgconfig-0.15.0 A utility used to retrieve information about installed libr
png-1.2.5_2 Library for manipulating PNG images
popt-1.6.4 A getopt(3) like library with a number of enhancements, fro
py-gtk-0.6.10 A set of Python bindings for GTK
py22-expat-2.2.2_2 Python interface to the Expat XML parser
py22-numeric-21.0 The Numeric Extension to Python
python-2.2.2_2 An interpreted object-oriented programming language
qt-3.1.2 A C++ X GUI toolkit
readlink-20010616 Dereference a symbolic link and print the name of the targe
rox-1.3.9 A simple and easy to use graphical file manager
rplay-3.3.2_1 Network audio player
rpm-3.0.6_6 The Red Hat Package Manager
rtfm-1.0 A FreeBSD documentation search mechanism
scrollkeeper-0.3.12_1,1 An Open Document Cataloging Project
sdl-1.2.5_1 Cross-platform multi-media development API (developm. vers.
sdocbook-xml-4.1.2.5 "Simplified" DocBook XML DTD
sgifonts-1.0.1 Fonts from the SGI ProPack 1.4 for Linux
shared-mime-info-0.11 A MIME type database from the FreeDesktop project
slrn-0.9.7.4 SLang-based newsreader
sokoban-1.0 Logical game: problems with packets in cave
srm-1.2.6 Secure rm, a utility which destroys file contents before un
startup-notification-0.5_1 Library that supports startup notification spec from freede
svgalib-1.4.2_1 A low level console graphics library
symlinks-1.2 Symbolic link maintenance utility
tcl-8.2.3_3 Tool Command Language
terminus-font-4.00_1 Terminus Font - a clean fixed width font
tiff-3.5.7 Tools and library routines for working with TIFF images
tk-8.2.3_2 Graphical toolkit for TCL
ttmkfdir-0.0_1 Create fonts.scale file for use with TrueType font server
units-1.80 Unit conversion and calculation
unzip-5.50 List, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP archive
uulib-0.5.18 A library for uu/xx/Base64/BinHex/yEnc de-/encoding
vim-6.1.474 Vi "workalike", with many additional features
vorbis-tools-1.0_2,3 Play, encode, and manage Ogg Vorbis files
webfonts-0.21_1 TrueType core fonts for the Web
wget-1.8.2_3 Retrieve files from the Net via HTTP and FTP
win32-codecs-011002.2.0.90.p7 Huge compilation of Win32 binary codecs, including MPEG-4(D
windowmaker-0.80.2 GNUStep-compliant NeXTStep window manager clone
wine-2003.05.08 Microsoft Windows 3.1/95/98/NT/2000 emulator for Unix
wmicons-1.0 Icons mainly for use in Window Maker
wrapper-1.0_3 Wrapper for XFree86-4 server
xanim-2.92.0 Play most popular animation formats and show pictures
xbatt-1.2.1 Laptop battery status display for X11
xcd-1.7 A Tcl/Tk CD player
xcdplayer-2.2 CD player for X
xcdroast-0.98.a.13 Another X11 frontend to mkisofs/cdrecord
xemacs-21.4.12 This port tracks the stable version of the XEmacs text edit
xemacs-packages-8.0 Basic XEmacs elisp packages(xemacs-packages)
xine-0.9.20_1 An X11 multimedia player
xkeycaps-2.46_1 Graphically display and edit the keyboard mapping
xli-1.17.0_1 Xli, xsetbg, xview, xlito - utilities to display images on
xmms-esound-1.2.7_3 X Multimedia System --- An audio player with a Winamp GUI
xmms-fishmatic-0.0.1 An XMMS non-static OpenGL stereogram visualization plugin
xmms-infinity-0.2 A XMMS plug-in which generate full-screen interactive light
xmms-nebulus-0.3.0 A XMMS visualization plugin that uses SDL and OpenGL
xnview-1.50 An easy graphics viewer / converter
xpaint-2.6.9_1 A simple paint program
xpm-3.4k The X Pixmap library
xsokoban-3.3c A puzzle of pushing objects to the goals
zip-2.3_1 Create/update ZIP files compatible with pkzip

dszady

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POKO <pok...@NOSPAMvianet.ca> wrote in
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> In article <Xns940783F0C...@24.50.78.39>,
> freed...@adelphia.netdom says...
>> Susan Bugher <whoise...@kvi.net> wrote in
>> news:3F7AF750...@kvi.net:
>>
>> > Bob Adkins wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the
>> >> OS, of course.)

<snip>


>> > Why? What features are not available in freeware? Requests for the
>> > Freeware Wish List?
>> >
>> > http://www.pricelessware.org/2003/freewarewishlist.htm
>> >
>> > Susan
>>
>> What is needed: A freeware wall calendar maker
>>
>> Why: So that I can insert one or more of my photos into it and print
>> on photo paper.
>>
>> Features:
>>
>> An individual picture for the background each month (ripoff) with
>> yearlong adjustable height banner.

<snip>

>Take it a step further:
> A calendar of the most prolific acf posters along with revealing
> pictures. I'm seeing John in a cop uniform, Blinky as an employee of
> SeaWorld, Boomer - well, I can't tell ya what I'm seeing there...
> POKO

A.M. in jail
Boomer - well that would be a requirement.

Tiger

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>

> Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the
> OS, of course.)
>

> Except for highly specialized business programs, What Shareware or
> Commercial programs are not replaceable by Freeware?
>

> My weakness? Nod32 AV, Second Copy (backup program), Performance
> Test (bench marking), and FlashGet. Oh yea, and Forte Agent.
>

Ditto on the av program (same one) and I use a commercial defragment
program. I also have a weakness for a couple of games that are
commercial. Otherwise, It's all freeware.

--
Tiger

"Zero is where the fun starts
There is too much counting everywhere else."
- Hafiz

Boomer

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Oct 1, 2003, 4:21:41 PM10/1/03
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dszady wrote:

> POKO <pok...@NOSPAMvianet.ca> wrote in
[snip]


>>Take it a step further:
>> A calendar of the most prolific acf posters along with
>> revealing pictures. I'm seeing John in a cop uniform, Blinky as
>> an employee of SeaWorld, Boomer - well, I can't tell ya what
>> I'm seeing there... POKO
>
> A.M. in jail
> Boomer - well that would be a requirement.

I wish this was a binary group. I'd send two pic's. ;0)

dszady

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Boomer <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote in
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Apparently too hot for a.b.f.? :(

I tell you what. You do. I do.

dszady

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Boomer <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote in
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> dszady wrote:
>
>> Boomer <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote in

> [snip]


>>> I wish this was a binary group. I'd send two pic's. ;0)
>

> Again -----> ;o)


>
>> Apparently too hot for a.b.f.? :(
>

> Xface thats more "me". :)
>

Just sent "me" as an attachment to a.b.f.

dszady

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Oct 1, 2003, 7:22:29 PM10/1/03
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Boomer <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote in
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> dszady wrote:
>
>> Boomer <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote in
>> news:3f7b5288$0$12528$892e...@authen.yellow.readfreenews.net:
>>
>>> dszady wrote:
>>>
>>>> Boomer <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote in
>>> [snip]
>>>>> I wish this was a binary group. I'd send two pic's. ;0)
>>>
>>> Again -----> ;o)
>>>
>>>> Apparently too hot for a.b.f.? :(
>>>
>>> Xface thats more "me". :)
>>>
>>
>> Just sent "me" as an attachment to a.b.f.
>

> Is that the same Xface that you are using now?
>
> Nice pic and nice enlarged. :)
>
> Did you do it online?
>
>
Thank you!
Yes, the same x-face. My daughter asked me how I received the scar on the
left side of my head. "It's a shadow, Dear".
I had to do it on-line because I had a problem with the X-face program.
In a.b.f. I'll post the original "MyHead" and my little girl.
(Granddaughter Cali)
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Bebop & Rocksteady

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Oct 1, 2003, 7:46:52 PM10/1/03
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> Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the OS, of
> course.)

Unfortunately in my business I use more commercial than freeware... this is
mainly compatability reason with clients etc

However I find the commercial packages very cummblesum sluggish and bloated

Commercail
* Windoze 2000 Pro
* Dreamweaver MX, Freehand MX, Flash MX, Fireworks MX
* InDesign 2, PageMaker 7, PhotoShop 7, Illustrator 9, Acrobat 4, GoLive 6
* Quark Xpress 4
* CorelDraw Stuite 10
* M$ Office 2000 Premium
* FileMaker 5 Pro Developers
* Cool Edit Pro 2
* Ulead Media Studio 5
* IMSI Floor Plan 3D 5
* Vopt 7 Defrag
And I few others I won't babble and bore you with

Freeware (Both Home and Office Network) Hmmm lets see
* Pegasus Mail (would be lost with out it)
* Mercury Mail Server (would be lost with out it)
* AVant Browser Shell
* AVast and AVG Anti Virus
* Zip Genius
* OpenOffice.org
* Zone Alarm and SysGate Firewall
* Spybot S&D, Adaware
* Proxomitron
* Xitami web server
* HTML2JS
* XNews
* WinAMP
* LeechGET
* Mandrake Linux 9

Other than that, that is all that is installed on my systems and network...
I think the other half uses the same freeware but uses Lotus

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Pegasus Mail Support Site: http://pegasus.quantum.2ya.com
Freeware Site: http://freeware.quantum.2ya.com
DATA Solutions: http://datasolutions.quantum.2ya.com

If you truly want to contact me click the link
http://quantum.2ya.com/email.htm

russellmz

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not all freeware but getting there.

coolkeys for the "create new folder in explorer by hitting
ctrl-shift-f instead of right-click > new > folder" feature.

1 by 1 and winamp to play mp3s. 1 by 1 used so that when i double
click a new mp3 i don't lose the last saved position in my main mp3
list.

fusionsoft dvd so that i play dvds after i left my windvd cd at home.
plus it takes screenshots.

irfanview to look at graphics files.

radvideo used to look at bik videos and convert graphics files.

startman for poking around my startup settings.

antivir personal

proximitron

spybot to kill spyware.

cookiewall

used to use killad before i got avant browser (killad can't work on
the tabbed browser window)

zonealarm firewall

2 iconlock programs to restore my icon placement (in case i save
instead of restore on one)

agent ransack to replace the crappy 2 inch by 4 inch windows file
finder that never leaves enough room for directory paths and never
remembers i resized it

easycleaner to clear unneeded registry keys and look at what occupies
most of my harddrive

enditall to kill all programs before i shutdown

metapad: the total notepad replacement. i even followed the simple
directions to rename it so any use of notepad uses it instead.

multirunner so i can run a group of programs at once without having to
do my own batch file.

quick folders to remember the last x number of folders i accessed.

rjhExtensions to get a multiple file renamer, save directory list,
copy file/dir path to clipboard, and duplicate file options in my
right click menu.

dszady

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Boomer <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote in
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> dszady wrote:
>
> [snip]


>> Yes, the same x-face. My daughter asked me how I received the scar on
>> the left side of my head. "It's a shadow, Dear".

<snip>
> Aaaaaaah! She's a cutie!!!!! :) Little girls are so special and
> sweet! How old is she? Bet she loves her grandpa! ;)
> Btw... you don't look old enough to have a granddaughter!
>
> I tried doing a black and white bmp of your "MyHead". I'll send it
> over to ABF.
>
TY
She is special! Just like her Momma when... well, Momma still is!
Thanks for the age compliment. I'm sbegl-rvtug.


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dszady

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> Subject: Re: Who Uses ALL FREEWARE?
> From: dszady <freed...@adelphia.netdom>
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Forgot to say she is 3 and an aspiring ballerina.

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Mcubed

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> Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the OS,
> of course.)
>

> Except for highly specialized business programs, What Shareware or
> Commercial programs are not replaceable by Freeware?

The only non-OS commercial software I have on my PC is --

Partition Magic, which I bought before I knew of any freeware
alternatives that seemed easy to use. (I wouldn't say it is
irreplaceable by freeware, though, I just have not had a need to replace
it because it works well for me.)

Microsoft Word, which came with my PC. I keep it because it can open
WordPerfect documents, while OpenOffice.org can't.

Otherwise, all freeware.

--
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New York, NY USA
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Onno

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Oct 2, 2003, 4:59:15 AM10/2/03
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> (Except the OS, of
> course.)
>
>

Not me, I do use some payware.

What can't be replaced by freeware:

Home accounting software (DaviCash, which is able to import statements
from my local bank)
AV (BitDefender)

What I can, and often do, replace with freeware:
Download manager (GetRight)
CD Burning (WinonCD, came with the burner)
Graphic editing (Picture Publisher)

When you have already paid for the program, you better make use of it ;)
.

--
Onno

Cousin Stanley

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Oct 2, 2003, 11:01:44 AM10/2/03
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| Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware?

I use ALL FreeWare ....

Hardcore AND broke ...

--
Cousin Stanley
Human Being
Phoenix, Arizona

POKO

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Oct 2, 2003, 11:01:55 AM10/2/03
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In article <blheb3$c7vek$1...@ID-130333.news.uni-berlin.de>,
Cousin...@hotmail.com says...

> | Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware?
>
> I use ALL FreeWare ....
>
> Hardcore AND broke ...
>
>
We had snow up here on Manitoulin Island yesterday. Any room for me down
thar where the sun shines?

Ernest Fairchild

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"POKO" <pok...@NOSPAMvianet.ca> wrote in message
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>
> We had snow up here on Manitoulin Island yesterday. Any room for me down
> thar where the sun shines?

I'm in Phoenix, AZ, and we're expecting 101 degrees today <g>.

POKO

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Oct 2, 2003, 12:04:09 PM10/2/03
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In article <blhfeh$c0olh$1...@ID-79033.news.uni-berlin.de>,
ern...@delphidude.com says...
Ya, thanks...

granpaw

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Oct 2, 2003, 4:43:01 PM10/2/03
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POKO <pok...@NOSPAMvianet.ca> wrote in message news:<MPG.19e607eb9...@news.vianet.ca>...
> In article <blheb3$c7vek$1...@ID-130333.news.uni-berlin.de>,
> Cousin...@hotmail.com says...
> > | Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware?
> >
> > I use ALL FreeWare ....
> >
> > Hardcore AND broke ...
> >
> >
> We had snow up here on Manitoulin Island yesterday. Any room for me down
> thar where the sun shines?
> POKO

Sorry Pal..it snowed here in northern WIsconsin yesterday also 3
inches just north of me.
Any room for me down (in mexico) where the sun shines?...;0)

Cousin Stanley

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| We had snow up here on Manitoulin Island yesterday.
| Any room for me down thar where the sun shines?

Brrrrrrrrrrrr .... Ugly Cold Wet White Stuff !!!!

Come on down, but no guarantees of cool temperatures
here in Phoenix until November ...

Ernest Fairchild

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"Cousin Stanley" <Cousin...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Brrrrrrrrrrrr .... Ugly Cold Wet White Stuff !!!!
>
> Come on down, but no guarantees of cool temperatures
> here in Phoenix until November ...

Heh. My daughter's wanting to wear a sweater when we leave for daycare in
the morning because the temp's dropped a couple degrees <g>. I told her
she's not getting a bloody sweater until *at least* Halloween!

Cousin Stanley

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| Heh. My daughter's wanting to wear a sweater
| when we leave for daycare in the morning
| because the temp's dropped a couple degrees .

|
| I told her she's not getting a bloody sweater
| until *at least* Halloween!

Cousin Ernest ....

Mid 70s in the morning does seem relatively cool
after just doing several months in the 110°F zone ....

I was amazed to see the number of Phoenicians
that wore goose-down jackets in October and November
when I first moved here back in 1981 ....

Locally attributed to "thinning of the blood" ....

Now I'd actually like to get a little closer to the equator
as even Phoenix gets too cold for me in the winter ....

Ernest Fairchild

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Oct 3, 2003, 11:48:38 AM10/3/03
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"Cousin Stanley" <Cousin...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Cousin Ernest ....
>
> Mid 70s in the morning does seem relatively cool
> after just doing several months in the 110°F zone ....
>
> I was amazed to see the number of Phoenicians
> that wore goose-down jackets in October and November
> when I first moved here back in 1981 ....
>
> Locally attributed to "thinning of the blood" ....

My first winter here I was the same way. Mid-January I was still just
wearing a light sweater while everyone else was bundled up like it was going
to snow ;-). The next year I was right there with them!

> Now I'd actually like to get a little closer to the equator
> as even Phoenix gets too cold for me in the winter ....

I hear ya. I lived my first 9 years in Illinois and got enough cold to last
the rest of my life.

POKO

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In article <blk3nc$debg9$1...@ID-130333.news.uni-berlin.de>,
Cousin...@hotmail.com says...

>
> Cousin Ernest ....
>
> Mid 70s in the morning does seem relatively cool
> after just doing several months in the 110°F zone ....
>
> I was amazed to see the number of Phoenicians
> that wore goose-down jackets in October and November
> when I first moved here back in 1981 ....
>
> Locally attributed to "thinning of the blood" ....
>
> Now I'd actually like to get a little closer to the equator
> as even Phoenix gets too cold for me in the winter ....
>
>
My heart goes out to you and I will think of you this winter as I blow
out my driveway with the snowblower.
No - really......can ya take me in?
:) POKO

Indigo Moon Man

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Oct 3, 2003, 4:51:15 PM10/3/03
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Bob Adkins <bo...@charter.net> spake thusly:
> Who among us are so hard core they use all Freeware? (Except the OS, of
> course.)
>

> Except for highly specialized business programs, What Shareware or
> Commercial programs are not replaceable by Freeware?
>
> My weakness? Nod32 AV, Second Copy (backup program), Performance Test
> (bench marking), and FlashGet. Oh yea, and Forte Agent.
>
I bought and use Paint Shop Pro 5.03, mIRC and the Star Office 6.0 upgrade
for Linux. Other than that, I use all freeware. Well, I do also own a few
games that I bought a long time ago but now I only get freeware games. And I
have used and still sometimes use freeware in place of the things I bought.
I use GIMP, xchat and Open Office quite a bit.


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dszady

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Oct 8, 2003, 1:57:51 PM10/8/03
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Boomer <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote in
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> dszady wrote:
>> Boomer <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote

> [snip]


>>>> Aaaaaaah! She's a cutie!!!!! :) Little girls are so special
>>>> and sweet! How old is she? Bet she loves her grandpa! ;)
>>>> Btw... you don't look old enough to have a granddaughter!
>>>>
>>>> I tried doing a black and white bmp of your "MyHead". I'll
>>>> send it over to ABF.
>>>>
>>> TY
>>> She is special! Just like her Momma when... well, Momma still is!
>>> Thanks for the age compliment. I'm sbegl-rvtug.
>>
>> Forgot to say she is 3 and an aspiring ballerina.
>

> Precious!
>
> I hope you are taking *lots* of pictures/movies!
>
> I wish I had taken much more of my kids and grand kids!!!!!!!!
> They grow up tooooooooo fast. :(
>

You are a Grammy? I thought you were younger by your X-face.
You either stay up late or it's really is Zulu Time.
I would like to transfer all of my Baby Girl's photos to disk so she can
have them. But no scanner. <sob>


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Boomer

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Oct 8, 2003, 2:49:55 PM10/8/03
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dszady wrote:
[snip]


> You are a Grammy? I thought you were younger by your X-face.

Very much a grandma. :)

> You either stay up late or it's really is Zulu Time.

I only sleep 5 hours a day. :)

> I would like to transfer all of my Baby Girl's photos to disk so
> she can have them. But no scanner. <sob>

I bought a scanner for my #1 son and after rebates it cost about $15
and tax. I think it was an OfficeMax rebate offer mentioned in
the Sunday newspaper ads quite a few months back. There should be
some good deals coming up now that it's getting close to the
holidays.

If you don't buy one I sure hope Santa brings you one. :)

dszady

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Oct 8, 2003, 4:14:02 PM10/8/03
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Boomer <Boomer...@mailinator.com> wrote in
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Who's Santa?

Boomer

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Oct 8, 2003, 4:33:27 PM