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#1 CASENUT OFFLINE  

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 12:42 AM

First if anyone here uses firefox, you cannot lose with the latest firefox download, blazing fast, and feature packed...free
http://www.mozilla.o...US/firefox/new/

Next is a free download that can read and write the Microsoft Office format it is called OPEN OFFICE and if you've ever used it you will enjoy it. The most remarkable thing about this is it is very feature packed and the price is free. It is written by the people that make JAVA which is Sun Microsystems ...a real good company. This will do it all, Word, Exel, Power Point, Access etc..FREE

here is a link to the latest version Apache OpenOffice 3.4
http://www.openoffice.org/

Had a few moments and wanted to share with you guys the latest free software that is actually worth installing on your computer...

(My intent here is to give the non computer guys the opportunity to grab 'good' free stuff, not bloatware, or software that is so complicated you must read a manual for if anyone adds to this please provide a link so the non computer guys can find and install very simply... NutCASE)

Edited by NutCASE, June 29, 2012 - 09:58 AM.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 03:11 AM

I would add Malwarebytes and Avast for anti-virus/anti-malware.
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 04:00 AM

there is also Libre office which is kinda like open office and also does the microsoft office formate and works on all platforms
http://www.libreoffice.org/
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 06:54 AM

When I had the virus on my machine, one of the the programs the guy had me use to scan was superantispyware along with malwarebytes......I had superantispyware find some stuff that malwarebytes did not......I keep it as a tool to scan my computer every once in a while just in case.
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 07:02 AM

Great programs, all of them guys.

If I could add a couple that I use.
Image resizer from Microsoft Powertoys
-make my uploads a lot faster when the image is already resized to the forums needs

Gimp
-cool little editing program. Use it once in a while, mainly for taking a page from a PDF manual and turning it into a jpg.
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 07:36 AM

I use PrintKey 2000 to get screen shots. PhotoScape to edit them. Love them both!
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 07:49 AM

Thanks for sharing all of the great free downloads guys! And MH81, I have used Gimp before and it is a great little program, once you know your way around it.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 08:17 AM

Microsoft Anti-Virus. Works super tool! Catches a lot that AVG & even McAfee miss.

http://windows.micro...rity-essentials
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 09:20 AM

I would add Malwarebytes and Avast for anti-virus/anti-malware.

link? lets make this thread super user friendly

Edited by NutCASE, June 29, 2012 - 09:20 AM.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 09:23 AM

I use PrintKey 2000 to get screen shots. PhotoScape to edit them. Love them both!


Use the Alt+prnt scrn and you can paste em whereever you want...I like http://www.irfanview.com/ also a FREE photo editing program that is pretty easy to use to resize larger files...and do basic cropping etc...awesome for a free program

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 09:26 AM

Great programs, all of them guys.

If I could add a couple that I use.
Image resizer from Microsoft Powertoys
-make my uploads a lot faster when the image is already resized to the forums needs

Gimp
-cool little editing program. Use it once in a while, mainly for taking a page from a PDF manual and turning it into a jpg.


A great thing about the Open office is it allows you to create your own PDF's which can be opened and read by any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device...

Edited by NutCASE, June 29, 2012 - 09:26 AM.

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 09:54 AM

Do any of these programs open Word and write so someone with Word can access them?

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 10:05 AM

Do any of these programs open Word and write so someone with Word can access them?


I believe Open Office does.
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Posted June 29, 2012 - 10:19 AM

My 'puter doesn't like Open Office at all!

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Posted June 29, 2012 - 10:25 AM

Do any of these programs open Word and write so someone with Word can access them?


Yes both Open office and Libreoffice do. By default they save document in the open doc format which M$ refused to support, they wanted their own format. LibreOffice will allow you change your default format in the options and I believe Open Office will as well.

Libreoffice is a fork off Open Office. Open Office was originally developed by Sun Systems. There was Open office an open source product and then Sun Office which had more bells and whistles but for a price. The Sun Office never really caught on but Sun Systems continued to support the Open Office project. A while back Oracle bought Sun and at the time Oracle was not favorable to open source projects, this has now changed to some degree. Anyway quite a few of the developers left the open office project and started Libreoffice.

The majority of Linux Distro's now come with Libreoffice installed.
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