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Bearable Windows!

Posted by hisitech on February 26, 2008

Well, if you use Linux or other none Windows OS stuff ! you do not need to read it,because you are on the best shape! ,if you still using this OS and love MS productions you do not need to read it . but if you use Windows and should bear it for special reasons ,so use these tools and make it less painful :

0. Internet Explorer = Mozilla Firefox
First thing I install on a fresh Windows XP. Simply the best Internet browser. Ever! 🙂

1. Windows Explorer = ExplorerXP
Tabs, groups and a toolbar with only the useful things. The way explorer should have been.

2. Windows Messenger = IMVU
Chat using 3d digital personalities. I rarely chat, so why not make it interesting?

3. Windows Media Player = VLC Player
Plays almost everything. This is just what I needed with its functional basic skin.

4. Windows Media Encoder = Media Coder
Converts between almost every type of media files. Compress videos to save space!

5. Windows Firewall = Sunbelt Kerio
Prevents hackers from breaking in. Seems to be working well. No known issues with security so far.

6. Windows Defender = Spybot
Erase spyware that always find its ways in everyday. If something can go bad, it will go bad!

7. Disk Cleanup = CCleaner
Cleans unnecessary rubbish that accumulate in your hard drive. Speeds up your system.

8. Image Viewer = MaxView
Simple and very useful for big archives. I tried so many alternatives but this is a keeper.

9. WordPad = Abiword
Fully equipped word processor. Extra: Ditch Microsoft Office altogether for free Openoffice!

10. Paint = GimpShop
If you are not playing with pixels then you need
a better program to edit your photographs.

11. Sound Recorder = Audacity
Very powerful little tool with lots of featu
res. I mostly use the large record button and save file.

12. Screen Saver = Google Pack SCREENSAVER
Displays your photo collection in a smooth fading manner or a vitual Polaroid collage. Nothing flashy.

13. Run = Launchy
Search for programs loaded in your co
mputer fast with a touch of a key: Press in the middle of Alt+Space!

14. Desktop = Deskview
Turn your desktop icons into a list. The right thing is now more visible with the filenames sorted.

15. Shut Down = Switch Off
Set a time to shut down or restart so yo
u can go on a holiday while your computer works at home.

16. Print Screen = Capture
Capture full screen, active window or a specific region. Also includes magnifier and color picker.

17. Recycle Bin = Restoration
Restore files that you delete permanently. I disabled the Recycle Bin to save some drive space.

18. QuickLaunch = RocketDock
Launch your most used applications in a different bar to free up more
area in the taskbar for them.

19. Font Viewer = Font Lister
Quickly view your fonts in a list and choose the one you will be using. Otherwise look for it one by one.

20. ClipBook Viewer = ClipX
Track multiple entries in your clipboard and ac
cess them easily when you need. Happy copy-pasting!

21. Compressed Folders = 7 zip
Better compression for your files and folders. Supports almost every type of files.

22. Disk Defragmenter = Disk Defrag
Faster defragmentation of your hard drive to keep your computer running fast.

23. Task Switcher = TaskSwitchXP
Switch between your running application with their screenshots. Uses low resources as well.

24. Virtual Memory = CachemanXP
More settings to control your virtual memory and RAM. Adds a tiny icon next to the clock indicating the amount of free RAM.

25. CPU Speed = SpeedSwitchXP
Change the speed of your CPU according to your needs. Mainly for laptop users. Adds another nice tiny icon showing your CPU load!

BONUS. Startup Screen = BootSkin
Optional application for those who are bored looking at the same thing everyday for 5 minutes.

if you know any other helpful applications , comment on this post and i will add them as soon as possible .

BTW: I do not use Windows so I can not test them myself , I need a friend to test them and writes down the feedbacks (of course some of them are ported from Linux to Windows)

PS: main link

7 Responses to “Bearable Windows!”

  1. Ali Shams said

    this was the best post in the blogsphere, ever!!!

    Thanks for this, Hisi. I used a bunch of them but to have the complete pack is truly different.

  2. Ali Shams said

    wow. and they are linked… you rock man. I’ll start on this baby right away

  3. Ali Shams said

    the google pack rapid share aint working

  4. hisitech said

    Hi ALI
    thanks for your attention , I renewed the dead link and redirected it to the main site, but unfortunately because of pretty sanctions ! GOOGLE does not let you download it ,so I should introduce a beautiful Firefox extension that can hide your nationality : PHPROXY , It works right now I am writing here!
    A little “P” will be shown in your Firefox status bar, press it in a page that is blocked and enjoy your life!

    looking for your notes on other packages , ALI. (of course you have done it before in your blog

  5. Ali Shams said

    thanks for the firefox add-on. I replaced almost all of them on my windows. man windows sucks…

    it would be great if you introduce more softwares to the Linux illiterate population. also a start-up on programming. I feel I’m detached from technology…

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  7. Col. Lingus said

    D-Color XP outperforms Deskview hands down.

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