dBpowerAmp Music Converter 10.0 (last freeware version)
Often called the Swiss Army Knife of audio, dMC can digitally rip sound from audio CDs to a multitude of formats. Convert from one format to another while preserving ID tags. Nearly every audio type is supported, including MP3, MP4, Windows Media Audio (WMA), Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Monkey's Audio, and FLAC (with optional installs from Codec Central). For Windows Explorer integration, right-click Convert To and pop up useful information on audio files (such as bit rate and length). Record from LPs with Auxiliary Input.
Home Page: (trial) http://www.dbpoweramp.com/
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Total Uninstall 2.35 (last freeware version)
Total Uninstall can help you to monitor any changes that were made to your system during installation of a new software product and allow you to perform a complete uninstall without having to rely on the supplied uninstall program (which may leave files or changes behind). To use it, you simply launch the installation program from the Total Uninstall interface and select the system areas to be monitored. The program will then create a snapshot of your system before it installs the new software and an additional snapshot after install completes. It then compares the two snapshots and displays all changes in a graphical tree view, marking all values and/or files that have been added or changed as well as some before/after details. Total Uninstall will save these changes and if you decide to uninstall the application, it will reverse all changes to the previous state. Multi-lingual user interface.
Home Page: (shareware version) http://www.martau.com/
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XP Smoker 2.4 (last freeware version)
OS: Windows XP/2003
XP Smoker allows you to change various settings in the Windows Registry. These settings can improve the performance for your computer drastically. You can also stop and disable useless services in Windows XP. And in the end, you'll reduce subsystem bottlenecks, increase application and boot speeds, and ultimately increase the stability of your system. Simple for Beginners. Powerful for Experts. And it really works! It's perfect for game enthusiasts, heavy surfers, and PC users on a budget. It's the simple and straightforward way to tweak your system to peak performance. XP Smoker also includes a state-of-the-art Internet Optimizer that runs a series of tests to improve your Internet connection for smoking-fast surfing…no matter what connection speed you have! Whether you use a dialup, cable, DSL, or satellite connection, XP Smoker can increase your browsing speed by as much as 100%!
Home Page: (shareware version) http://www.xp-smoker.com/
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EscapeClose 1.5 (last freeware version)
EscapeClose is an absolutely free tiny utility, allowing you to close or minimize the active window by pressing the Esc button. Or, to work more carefully, it can position the mouse cursor in the upper right-hand corner of the active window, where the Close button is located. It is especially useful when you are working with dozens of files and folders at once. It has two working modes, stays in the system tray, can automatically run at Windows startup. Using this program, you will make fewer movements, which will increase the productivity of your work.
Home Page: (Pro version) http://www.sanapesoft.com/escapeclose.htm
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VizUp 1.8 (last freeware version)
Many of the models that you create with the help of 3D modeling tools, as well as some models converted from CAD software can be very complex. These models may consist of hundreds of thousands, even millions of polygons and are practically useless for processing in real-time visualization systems. VIZup is an easy-to-use tool for reducing and optimizing 3D models. With the help of VIZup, you can reach the optimal balance between the necessary details level and the size of 3D models. You can also use this software to reduce the number of polygons for your 3D models used in virtual reality and real-time visualization systems. Decreasing the size of 3D models stored on the Web lets your users and customers download them much faster. Besides, this product can also be effectively used for Level-of-Details (LOD) generation.
Home Page: http://www.vizup.com/
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TaskInfo 1.0 (last freeware version)
OS: Windows 95/98
TaskInfo for Win95/98 shows information about all running processes and threads including ring0 VxD threads. This information include CPU usage, scheduling, path, command line, environment variables, memory usage, DLLs and other. It can run and force termination of processes. Reboot, Restart, Shutdown System. It shows also System wide info: CPU, Memory and Cache usage. Data rates for Disk, Network, DialUp IO.
Author/Home Page: Igor Arsenin http://www.iarsn.com/taskinfo.html (shareware)
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