Best Windows Freeware – Portable Applications Suite

Portable Applications Suites

  1. PortableApps – Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer via USB Flash device, iPod, or portable hard disk, and it works like a start menu. Includes Firefox, Open Office, VideoLan, to name a few.
  2. Lupo PenSuite – Lupo PenSuite mashes up a familiar looking menu with a huge offering of applications. Taking a note from the LiberKey school of portable suite production, Lupo PenSuite throws everything at you but the kitchen sink.
  3. Geek.Menu – Geek.Menu is a branch in the PortableApps development tree. Geek.Menu uses the same convenient installation files from PortableApps.com that the original PortableApps suite uses. The layout is similar but Geek.Menu has several key enhancements.
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Best Windows Freeware – Programming

Programming

    1. Frhed – Hex editor.
    2. ActiveGrid Studio – ActiveGrid Studio enables developers to rapidly build enterprise-level Web 2.0 applications with a minimum of training, time, and effort. Supports Java, PHP, Python. The database supports is the best I’ve seen in an open IDE. Has built-in Python and Java environments plus a built-in running Apache web server. Highly recommended.
    3. Aptana – Development environment geared towards web development, Ajax-style! Autocomplete and assistance for HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

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Best Windows Freeware – Network and Internet

Network

    1. Open SSH – SSH Remote administration.
    2. Putty – Telnet/SSH application.
    3. RRDTool – The industry standard data logging and graphing application. Use it to write your custom monitoring shell scripts or create whole applications using its Perl, Python or PHP bindings. RRD is the acronym for Round Robin Database. It is a system to store and display time-series data (i.e. network bandwidth, machine-room temperature, server load average).

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