Free usefull programs

-. PowerOff (
Author’s note: Poweroff is a small program for Win95/98/NT/W2K/XP to schedule a shutdown/reboot/logoff/poweroff/Standby/Hibernate/Lock/Wake-On-LAN at a certain time. It also support command line options that allows poweroff to be used in batch scripts. It has a built-in scheduler, it allows you to run a program before doing the action, you can give a warning message to the user, wait for a process to finish before doing the action and full remote control is supported.
*. You can kill, restart or startup a remote server (over internet) with this.

-. VidRes (
Author’s note: VidRes is an easy to use utility that allows you to change most display settings interactively, or via shortcuts.
*. Very usefull when you shared pc with another user and demand for a diferent screen resolution.

-. LSrunas (
Author’s note: LSrunas can be used to run a command using another user account and passing the password as a parameter. This is a big improvement over the standard runas tool which is not able to accept a password. LSrunas can be used in scripts.
*. Nice tool for an added security. You can run any applications from a limited user account with Administrator’s right along with it’s password (encrypted).

-. Foxit Reader (Free PDF Reader & Viewer - Online Download | Foxit Software)
Author’s note: Foxit Reader is a free reader for PDF (Portable Document Format) documents. You can view and print PDF documents with it.
*. Blazing FAST! No installation needed. Adobe Acrobat Killer!

-. Daemon Tools (
Author’s note: DAEMON Tools is an advanced application for multiprotection emulation. It is further development of Generic Safedisc emulator and incorporates all its features. This program allows running Backup Copies of SafeDisc (C-Dilla), Securom, Laserlock, CDCOPS, StarForce and Protect CD (and many others) protected games. Also included is a Virtual DVDROM drive (Generic DVD-ROM) enabling you to use your CD images as if they were already burned to CD! DAEMON Tools works under Windows9x/ME/NT/2000/XP with all types of CD/DVDROM drives (IDE/SCSI) and supports nearly any CD protection.
*. God send tools for gamers around the globe.

-. ISO Producer (Loading...)
Author’s note: ISO Producer is an small tool created by JNS ( that creates ISO images in a fast, reliable and easy way using PSEmu Pro compatible CDR plugins.
*. Another gaming God send tools for gamers and multimedia lovers.

-. TaskSwitchXP (Alt-Tab Terminator - Best Alt-Tab Replacement for Windows 11 with Search, Live Previews and App Cloud - NTWind Software)
Author’s note: TaskSwitchXP is an advanced task management utility that picks up where the standard Windows Alt+Tab switcher leaves off. It provides the same functionality, and adds visual styles to the dialog and also enhances it by displaying thumbnail preview of the application that will be switched to.
*. Ever get annoyed by CPF’s “stuck-in-the-middle” pop-up? Use this!

-. MyPhoneExplorer (MyPhoneExplorer | Functions)
Author’s note: Simply explore your SonyEricsson phone! Connect your phone via cable, bluetooth or infrared and you’ll be surprised how easy and efficient you can manage your phone with this compact software.
*. The best SonyEricsson’s utility.

-. [b]hMailServer /b
Author’s note: hMailServer is a free, open source e-mail server for Microsoft Windows. It supports all the common e-mail protocols (IMAP, SMTP and POP3) and comes with an easy-to-use COM library that can be used for integration with other software. It also has supports for virtual domains, distribution lists, antivirus, antispam, aliases, distributed domains and much more. E-mail data is stored in a database server, MySQL or MS SQL, depending on your choice.
*. Nice and FREE!

-. VertrigoServ (
Author’s note: VertrigoServ was developed to make available a highly professional and easily installable package of Apache (HTTP web server), PHP (reflective programming language), MySQL (multithreaded, multi-user, SQL Database Management System), SQLite (ACID-compliant relational database management system), SQLiteManager (multilingual web based tool to manage SQLite database), PhpMyAdmin (tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL) and Zend Optimizer (which increases runtime performance up to 40%) for Windows platform.
*. All in one package for a quick www+database server setup.

Password Safe. Stores all of my passwords in an encrypted file using twofish file encryption. Between work and home, I have over 100 passwords. Now I only need to remember 1 to unlock the program.

No prob, pandlouk. Just glad to contribute. :wink:

Yours truly,

A big thanks to wisanggeni and MadJack too. (:LOV)

Keep sending them guys (:WIN)

A friend of mine asked me if i knew an easy program for waking him up in the mornings… like an alarmclock or something.

There is one from microsoft for media center edition 2004 but works on 2005 too. Which version of xp he uses?

edit it does not work on XP home,pro,etc

He use XP pro…

I have xp pro too and it doesn’t work on it. :-
But I’m sure we’ll find something :wink:

Edit: you will find it under the utilities section ;D

Just wondering whats the difference between media center 2004, and 2005, besides the year…

Revenue stream?

The main differences that I’ve seen revolve around DRM. Beyond that, they fill no niche. Can’t use em in a domain structure and the bundled utilities are of little value. With MCE, I spent a good bit of time disabling functionality and finding workarounds for things that were broken by MS in the name of DRM.

Revenue stream?

Right on target. I bet it’s just like what Symantec does… new version… stick another year on the end & charge for it again. You have to admit, that it does seem to work. Genius.


Not certain, but it might be the one called Handy Free Clock.

Just a guess.


Of course… ;D I missed it the first time… Have downloaded it now…
it’s beginning to be a lot of programs there… :o

I read that it was based off of XP Pro, does that mean that Microsoft will support MCE for the additional 5 years like they will for XP pro?

It may have a loose association to XP Pro, but it feels more like XP Home. Much of the networking functionality is missing. F’rinstance: You cannot join a domain…

I would imagine taht MS will continue to support it until they feel strapped for cash & then they’ll announce an EOL to make everyone hurry up and upgrade. If they do it too soon, it will backfire big time. It may happen anyway. Many people are realizing that they’ve been led by the nose for years and are tiring of the scenery. Kinda like pulling a sled; unless you’re the lead dog, the view never changes.

I’ve got too many…here is a link to my free…no ad personal site where I keep my list.

I hope that is ok. Everything is Open Source or Freeware.

These are pretty cool. I have a monitor on my nightstand so I can work in between naps and now and then, I need an alarm clock.


I saw then both on DIGG tonight.

I added Citrus Alarm Clock :smiley:

Very nice selection bearbottoms. Thanks for posting ;D