Am I Open Source or What? (on a Windows 7 PC ?)

It’s list time again:

Because so much good open source software has been ported to Windows, its possible to do just about everything on Windows with the open source programs I use regularly on my main Xubuntu 9.10 system:

Open Source:

Open Office
Abiword
Gnumeric (a bit buggy)
Gimp
Inkscape
Gwhere
Geany
Audacity
ProjectX (java)
HJSplit (java)
Frostwire (java)
VirtualBox
FireFTP (firefox extension)
Firefox (of course!)
Mplayer & SMplayer
VLC

This list will grow. Keep up the good work guys :)

Plus, some notable “freeware” applications:

PhotoFiltre
ProgDVB6
puTTY
ImgBurn
AVGFree 9
Shark007 Codecs Pack
UltraVNC
VNCViewer
Windows Movie Maker 2.6
CPUz
JellyBean Key Finder
WirelessKeyView
Google Chrome
CCleaner
DeFraggler (Piritin)
Free Screen To Video (Koyote Software)
Winamp (with iAmp skin)
WizMouse (scroll without focus)
Powerpoint Presentation Viewer
RocketDock (just like my wbar!)
CDex
Adobe Reader 9
Scanner Application that comes with my Brother Network Printer (Brother very good at drivers and support for Windows and Linux)

[EDIT 12/2010 add DVD Flick to your list of freewares, encodes / authors / burns ]

Shareware I just can’t live without:

Winrar

[EDIT 12/2010 – now found I can, try Izarc, copes with just about everything ]

Hacks:

Also done a few registry hacks to sort out the awful unintuitive default behaviour of Windows Explorer. These are easily found on any Windows 7 sites.

Remove Libraries from Explorer
Remove Favourites from Explorer
Remove HomeGroups from Explorer
Adding Directories “I want” to the SendTo drop down
Removing “Drives” from SendTo
Adding Copy To folder and Move To Folder to Right Click
Adding Open Command Prompt to Right Click

Nearly got my Windows PC behaving and looking just like “Linux”  😀

4 thoughts on “Am I Open Source or What? (on a Windows 7 PC ?)

  1. Irfanview is one of the big reasons why I still have windows stuff around. There doesn’t seem to be quite an equivalent on Linux for the basic photoed image manipulation stuff

  2. 7zip is much better than winrar, after a while of getting used to 7zip I couldn’t stand winrar anymore

    for image viewing on linux I use mirage, I wish windows had something like it

    irfanview sucks, btw.

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