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« on: July 29, 2006, 02:02:15 PM »

I see a lot of mention of "Where do I download AIM??" etc, here. (like, at least twice.) So I'm starting a sticky thread specifically to list useful programs and or websites.
If you have any you want to add to the list, you know, reply to the thread, etc.

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Nothing I link will ever have ads or a price. If it does, i'll specifically call it out. If I link to something purely for the macintosh, though, chances are i have no idea what it's like.


Communication: IRCish
AIM/ICQ protocol
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IRC

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    Multiprotocol (AIM &/ Yahoo &/ IRC &/ google &/ etc.)

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      Communication: Voice chat

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                « Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006, 03:29:05 PM »

                Great idea! Care to add mIRC to the list?
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                « Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006, 03:44:53 PM »

                When suggesting other programs, try to add a blurb on clients, useful features, any drawbacks, etc. A sentence or so is good, there's no need for a dissertation.

                (Also, if something has ads, a registration period, cost $10, etc., definitely mention that. smile)
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                « Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006, 10:14:14 AM »

                Mmmm... Firefox
                Mmmm... GIMP
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                « Reply #4 on: July 30, 2006, 10:35:31 AM »

                It should be noted that mIRC has a 30 day trial period, and a $20 registration cost. However, unregistered versions lose none of their functionality.
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                « Reply #5 on: July 30, 2006, 10:55:48 AM »

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                It should be noted that mIRC has a 30 day trial period, and a $20 registration cost. However, unregistered versions lose none of their functionality.


                well... after that first second or two, anyways. during then, they have no functionality whatsoever.
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                « Reply #6 on: July 30, 2006, 12:54:38 PM »

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                « Reply #7 on: July 30, 2006, 02:13:55 PM »

                GIMP is awesome, I highly reccomend it!
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                « Reply #8 on: July 30, 2006, 03:04:51 PM »

                It seems as though it has a bit higher learning curve than PSP or Photoshop; any good "First Time Gimpers" tutorials out there?
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                « Reply #9 on: July 30, 2006, 03:23:18 PM »



                also, the gimp help file

                What i've always done is google searched what i wanted to do, then done it. You can do things 50 ways in gimp, so, you know: learning curve?

                You definitely have to be willing to read help files and do google searches to use gimp. Or either spend a lot of time playing with it and going "hey, what does that[/] do?"

                I might need to add a tutorials section to the links i'm giving...
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                « Reply #10 on: July 30, 2006, 05:12:00 PM »

                I had recommended GIMP previously on this site... way to take my cookie, guys. :dry:

                I can't believe no one has recommended OpenOffice yet... for shame.  For those who don't know, OpenOffice is a completely free office suite, on the same level as, if not better than, Microsoft Office.

                Audacity may not be as generally useful for all people, but I would recommend it.  For Windows users, it is a non-standard install.  You'll also need to get LAME, an MP3 encoder, if you plan to use the files you make in other programs.
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                « Reply #11 on: July 30, 2006, 07:28:10 PM »

                yeah, i didn't recommend openoffice cuz i was going for "programs specifically useful for dnd".
                I can recommend a lot of generically useful programs. smile
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                « Reply #12 on: July 30, 2006, 08:49:25 PM »

                Can somebody dig up some more IRC clients?  Not everyone uses Windows y'know...
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                « Reply #13 on: July 30, 2006, 09:11:04 PM »

                wait, wait: admium does irc for the mac.

                wait, bar that: gaim does, but admium doesn't.
                admium recommends colloquy: http://colloquy.info/

                But as far as mac stuff in general goes, you're pretty much gonna have to ask people who use a mac, as far as i can tell. Even the gtk-stuff that ostensably has mac clients are gonna be... difficult on the mac, as far as i can tell.
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                « Reply #14 on: July 30, 2006, 09:13:00 PM »

                Here's a couple I googled maybe worth looking at:

                http://bersirc.free2code.net/index.php/home

                http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=6259
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