The latest beta release of Microsoft's popular Web browser and e-mail
client features the familiar features of IE5, along with some new
ideas. This new version features a new look and some innovative new
capabilities, including enhanced bars, integrated messaging, picture
resizing, advanced Web privacy, fault collection to improve
reliability, and media playback. Setup downloads the files that are
necessary for your computer, this size can vary between 11 and 75 MB -
but DO remember that this is a beta version. This latest edition will
not run on Windows 95. You need Windows 98 or newer installed on your
machine in order to use this beta.
Winamp is a fast, flexible, high-fidelity music player for Windows
95/98/NT. This excellent player supports MP3, CD, Audiosoft, Audio
Explosion, MOD, WAV and other audio formats. Also includes a spectrum
analyzer, playlist support, a CD audio decoder, an MPEG decoder, and a
digital equalizer. It also supports custom appearances called skins,
audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins. This link is to the
"Standard Version" of Winamp. Changes: Streaming improvements and
X-Fonter is a powerful but easy-to-use tool that lets you view all
installed fonts and also preview uninstalled fonts. You can test any
of those fonts in different color combinations, styles, all sizes and
even a 3D view and a character map with all ASCII codes are included.
The program can also install fonts from any directory.
PaintStudio Lite is a simple and easy to use freeware image
viewing/editing application. With it you can enhance the look and
optimize the size and appearance of images for use in document,
presentation, homepage and others. It features support for common file
formats (bmp, gif, jpeg, png, pcx, tga, etc.), blending of image with
optional combination of background color, mask image and/or tiled
background image, various filters to control image quality when
scaling or stretching image, text layers with adjustable blending
factor (opacity), special effects, optimization of images to achieve
desired file size and image quality, full documentation and more.
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iNet-Tabs is a web browser with added extras, designed to be simple
and easy to use. Web sites are displayed in tabs making it ideal for
browsing several web sites at the same time without cluttering up your
desktop and taskbar. iNet-Tabs deals with the problem of browser
popups by allowing you to configure exactly what happens when a site
tries to open a new window. It is also completely skinable and can be
given a face-lift just by selecting a new skin. Requires Internet
Explorer. iNet-Tabs now gives you the ability to view and remove the
cookies held on your machine. It also allows you to set up filters
that automatically check and remove cookies each time you close the
browser. Drag and Drop now supported between tabs, the Favourites menu
has been tweaked, improved browser history and more.
Quick Hide Windows is great for hiding program windows with a press of
a hotkey combination. You easily bring them back with another combo.
Hiding the taskbar and desktop icons is also possible. Password
protection allows you to lock QHW to prevent intruders from trying to
show invisible applications while you're gone. You can even lock your
computer with QHW instead of a weak, hackable screensaver password.
WallMaster is a superb wallpaper changer utility to ease you
configuring your desktop wallpaper. You can program the desktop
wallpaper to change at a specified time interval, (e.g. every 30
minutes) and customize the wallpaper position, tile, center, fit to
screen, auto fit, custom. Moreover, it lets you use BMP, JPG, GIF,
PNG, PCX, TGA, PCD and ICO images as desktop wallpaper. It supports
Active Desktop from Internet Explorer 4 and even lets you preview the
image. This surely is one of the best wallpaper utilities out there.
Yahoo Messenger (formerly known as Yahoo Pager) is a free messaging
service that allows you to see when friends come online and
communicate with them using instant messages. It can also alert you
when you have new mail in your Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Personals account,
or when you have an upcoming meeting in Yahoo Calendar. Offers
firewall support, a standby mode that minimizes the program until an
Internet connection is made, the ability to save and print your
conversations, and a tabbed interface that provides access to your
favorite stocks, news, and sports scores. This latest version includes
a new feature that allows you to conduct voice chat sessions with
other Yahoo Messenger users (requires sound card, microphone, and
Puff and Blow each have a Methane Gas Gun which fires a cloud of
immobilising gas. If this comes into contact with a bad guy he will be
absorbed into the gas and then float around the screen for a limited
time. Bad guys are harmless in this state. Puff and Blow must suck the
floating gas clouds into their guns and blast them out against a
vertical surface. Bad guys then turn into bonuses which can be
collected. Requires DirectX (for sound).
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friends at FreewareWeb.
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