PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives - StumbleUpon 99 of the best Windows freeware programs you may not know of - StumbleUpon Because of the popularity of my previous article on Help Desk Geek entitled 99 ways to make your computer blazingly fast, I’ve decided to write another list post with 99 items, but this time on Windows freeware programs that you may have not heard of. If you search for “best freeware programs” or “top freeware apps”, you’ll get lots of lists, but mostly with programs everyone has already heard of: AVG anti-virus, 7-zip, Firefox, OpenOffice, etc, etc. That’s all nice and fine, but what about all those little gems programs that work great, but don’t get all the headlines? In this article, I will try my best to mention as many small name freeware programs as I can that can help make you more productive! As usual, I write for both Help Desk Geek and for Online Tech Tips, so I will be linking to old posts throughout if I’ve written about it or else I will link out to the main website for the program. These are written in no particular order! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
Life-Changing Books: Your Picks We asked our readers what books made the biggest difference in their lives, and here’s what they had to say. The list below tells you what books shaped their lives and why. 1984 – George Orwell 1984 “was the first book I actually enjoyed reading. A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson “Wow this book is incredible. Ariel – Sylvia Plath “After reading through these suggestions, I realized there’s a big hole: Poetry! Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut “This book reignited the pilot light of my imagination like no other book had done in quite awhile. Crooked Cucumber – The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki “Although I am not practicing Zen (yet), this book is like my Bible in that I plan to always read over it and reflect upon the messages therein. Disturbing the Peace – Vaclav Havel “I read it as a junior in high school, picked up on the bargain pile at a B. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer Great Expectations – Charles Dickens Hiroshima – John Hersey –“Epic.
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3 awesome free Math programs Posted by Antonio Cangiano in Software on June 2nd, 2007 | 109 responses Mathematical software can be very expensive. Programs like Mathematica, Maple and Matlab are incredibly powerful, flexible and usually well documented and supported. Their price tags however are a big let down for many people, even if there are cheap (in some cases crippled) versions available for educational purposes (if you are a student or a teacher). 1. A general purpose CAS (Computer Algebra System) is a program that’s able to perform symbolic manipulation for the resolution of common problems. Valuable mentions are: 2. Matlab is the standard for numerical computing, but there are a few clones and valid alternatives that are entirely free. Valid alternatives are: For statistical computing and analysis in the Open Source world, it doesn’t get any better than R. As usual, please feel free to share your experiences and add your suggestions to enrich the discussion.
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