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Computer crash – run for your lives!

by James 28 November 2008 9 Comments

Well, my computer crashed tonight, leaving me cursing and smoking heavily. My desktop, with dozens of shortcuts and useful stuff now looks like hell!


Obviously now I have to reinstall all the software that I had before the crash, and only thinking about that drives me a little mad. But I thought of something that could make the whole thing worthwhile: I’ll try to install only free software, freeware, open source. The only commercial software in my computer will be Windows XP and the video editing software that I use to make some cash. And that means that I’ll dig for freeware stuff and, of course, I’ll let you know what I find. Starting tomorrow this blog will be the scene where I’ll review the free software that will outfit my system from now on. Wish me luck 🙂 I will call this “The Freeware Mission”!

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  • Yourhighness said:

    if you where to make a listing of what kind of software you need, it would simplify things.
    There is a great list I chose most my stuff from or added to when I found something here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html


  • Johnny Karp said:

    @ yourhighness
    Thanks for the link, there’s a very good list there indeed. I need all sorts of software, but I’ll just search for what I need when… the need appears. For instance, I wanted to make an Excel sheet. And I haven’t MS Office anymore. So I went looking for a freeware program to replace it.

  • Hergonan said:

    All good, but the annoying thing is that you have advertisements on your blog.
    (Replace annoying with very annoying)

  • Johnny Karp said:

    If you ask me there is only one type of advertisements that are really annoying – those that take the whole page and disrupt your viewing. I try to keep the annoying ads out of this blog, even if that means losing income.

  • maximillian_x said:

    So…what happened to the link I posted?

  • Johnny Karp said:

    I don’t know what happened to it. Sometimes it’s displayed, sometimes it’s replaced by the “long term” text. You can use html tags for links, it might be easier for Blogger.

  • Johnny Karp said:

    And thanks for the link, it’s a good information source.

  • 94 Great Freeware Programs For A Freeware Only PC | Freeware Mission said:

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