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Network tools

[green] FileZilla
Open source (GNU GPL) : Windows
Checked: version 2.2.29

FileZilla is an FTP client and server with an easy-to-use interface. Some of FileZilla's features are: resuming downloads/uploads, SOCKS and firewall support, SSL secured connections, SFTP support, upload/download queues. (comments)

[green] PuTTY
Open source (MIT) : UNIX, Windows
Checked: version 0.60

PuTTY is a telnet and SSH client supporting a wide variety of terminal emulations, resizable console, easy copying and pasting, and configurable appearance. Features support for both SSH1 and SSH2, proxies, X11 forwarding, and SSH tunneling of arbitrary TCP ports. (comments)

[green] TightVNC
Open source (GNU GPL) : UNIX, Windows, Java
Checked: version 1.3.9

TightVNC is remote control software derived from VNC, allowing interaction with a remote desktop including keyboard and mouse use. Features protocol compliance with other VNC software, efficient compression, web browser access, and automatic SSH tunneling under UNIX. (comments)

[green] Ultr@VNC
Open source (GNU GPL) : Windows
Checked: version 1.0.0 RC18

UltraVNC allows interaction with a remote desktop including keyboard and mouse use. Features protocol compliance with other VNC software, performance optimizations for LAN use, Windows performance enhancements, and easy file transfers. (comments)

[green] WinSCP
Open source (GNU GPL) : Windows
Checked: version 4.0.4

WinSCP is an SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) and SCP (Secure CoPy) client for Windows, allowing the secure transfer of files between a server. Features synchronization, support for proxies, SSH1, SSH2, and both Explorer and Norton Commander-like interfaces. (comments)

[green] Wireshark (formerly Ethereal)
Open source (GNU GPL) : UNIX, Windows, Mac OS X
Checked: version 0.99.4

Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) is a network protocol analyzer used for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. It supports a wide range of protocols, and can provide detailed packet capture and analysis. (comments)

CD/DVD tools

[green] InfraRecorder
Open source (GNU GPL) : Windows
Checked: version 0.53

InfraRecorder can burn audio and data to CD and DVD, including dual-layer DVDs. The software can also read and write ISO disc image files.

[green] DVD Decrypter - SetupDVDDecrypter_3.5.4.0.exe
MD5: 78d806097da8e8b8d595827cccddf6d9
SHA1: 4cd617d8bdad9b2175b1cf688780945ec5f2335d
Freeware : Windows

DVD Decrypter can decrypt and rip or copy DVDs (or their parts) to a hard disk. The image or individual files on the hard disk can then be viewed using media players such as VLC or backed up to discs. Also supports writing ISO images to DVDs. While the original distribution web site has disappeared, the software is still valid. It is available at other locations which you can find by the filename and hashes given above. Please check file hashes against our reference to confirm you have the original, clean software. (comments)

[green] DVD Shrink 3.2.0.15 - dvdshrink32setup.zip
MD5: e6b0a6346fe640365f4ab9d5c7d9fb93
SHA1: 011c6a1caa485c54b585d774d6438473ce5f9b39
Freeware : Windows

DVD Shrink assists in backing up DVDs by re-authoring and/or automatically transcoding to compress the video and adjust media size as required to fit on some media. Supports automatic burning using Nero (if available on system), or writing to either files or ISO images. If DVD files (IFO, VOB, etc) already exist then you can use DVD Shrink to master or remaster them into a burnable ISO image, while modifying contents if you like. Please check file hashes against our reference to confirm you have the original, clean software. (comments)

File/misc tools

[green] 7-Zip
Open source (GNU LGPL) : Windows
Checked: version 3.13

7-Zip is a file archiver/compression tool which can achieve very high compression ratios with its native format, and improved compression ratios over PKZip/WinZip. Features support for: 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and DEB. (comments)

[green] Cygwin
Open source (GNU GPL) : Windows
Version N/A

Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows. The installer allows you to select from a massive amount of software, too numerous to list here. Cygwin brings the best UNIX tools and utilities to Windows systems and also features an updating feature that helps you keep the newest versions of software installed. (comments)

[green] IZArc
Freeware : Windows
Checked: version 3.6

IZArc is an easy to use archiver that supports many compressed file formats including 7-ZIP, ARJ, B64, BZ2, CAB, GZ, JAR, LHA, RAR, TAR, UUE, ZIP (along with many others). Features archive testing, repair, conversion, file search, disk spanning, encryption. (comments)

[green] NIST Time
Open source : Windows
Checked: version 3.15

The NISTIME client allows you to set your computer's clock to the precise real time, queried from a number of public time servers. Supports the Daytime Protocol (port 13) and Network Time Protocol, NTP (port 123). By default, queries National Institute of Standards and Technology reference time servers. (comments)

Text editors

[green] Crimson Editor
Freeware : Windows
Checked: version 3.70

Crimson Editor is a tabbed (multi-document) text editor that supports window splitting, syntax highlighting for many programming languages, multiple level undo/redo, spell checker, and many other editor functions. (comments)

[green] Notepad++
Open source (GNU GPL) : Windows
Checked: version 4.2.2

Notepad++ is a tabbed (multi-document) text editor that supports window splitting, syntax highlighting for many languages, multiple level undo/redo, zoom, and regular expression search. Also includes a built in hex editor for viewing and editing binary files. Many other editor functions are also included in this small and fast (pure win32 API) software. (comments)