Other useful free stuff I use ... well, there's TweakUI and other powertools for Windows XP from the microsoft website
As far as unzipping goes, I'm not a winzip fan, but rather like Stuff-It (www.aladdinsys.com).
Also, you gotta be in contact with your internet peeps ;) www.aol.com for AIM, www.yahoo.com for Yahoo! Messenger and www.icq.com for ICQ. Plus, Windows/MSN Messenger comes with Windows ;) Or, for those all-in-1ers out there, there's Trillian (http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/trillian/index.html).
Hope some of this helps ya!
I know more than one. 8) Here are some free programs I rely on a lot:
AIM + DeadAim - DeadAim is an addon to AIM. Has logger, cloning(running more than one AIM process at a time, and more)
Weatherbug - Shows the weather. Displays the current temperature in your area on the System tray.
Winace - Used for compression/decompression
Web Matrix - ASP.NET development
Maguma Studio - Awesome PHP Editor
SQLYog - MySQL Manager
OptiPerl - The Best Perl Editor for Windows (I love this thing). The free version lasts forever, it just runs like a 3 second message when you run it then doesn't nag you again.)
Dev-C++ - Awesome C/C++ IDE
Oh, but of course you didn't post those in the freeware/shareware software category of the Links section ... You do know that now I'm going to have to add them for ya ;)
Yeah. Hey, you can't blame the guy for trying to make a living. 8)
Well that's really phooey.
How is Dead AIM free if they are asking $4.99 to DL it?
To the best of my knowledge it used to always be free? I never used it myself, though. Version 4 of DeadAIM was recently released, maybe they changed their policy with this new version?
Yeah, it used to be free. He recently updated his page, and I do mean just recently.