an excellent SSH client. When you get to the site choose "Downloads" and
then choose the top "Putty.exe" and save to disk. For use of putty, check
out my Mcunix Cheat Sheet
- WS_FTP LE A good
FTP or file transfer protocol program. And
also have a page of FTP Help for ws_ftp.
- Mapedit A very
affordable ($10) shareware tool for generating Image Maps
- Gimp (The Gnu Image Manipulation Program is basically
a free program that is similar to photoshop. There is a Gimp for Windows. Go to
the site, and download the following files
- gtk+ 2
- gimp 2.0.5 or newer
- gimp help 2, and if you want, the gimp animation packages
- Then unzip them using something like winzip
- Go into the folder where you put the files, and double click
on them (they are now .exe files) in the order above, making sure that
gtk+ is installed before the main gimp package.
- Note: During installation the program will ask if you want to
reset your file associations, say NO, otherwise Gimp will take over all
associations. If so, right click on the different image types (.gif .jpg
etc.) and click on "properties" then "opens with" and choose the graphics
program you wish to be the default for that image.
- Then check out my Gimp Help page.
- Jedit A cool HTML, perl,
- Open Office A great
alternative to MS Office that is both free, and cross platform (Windows,
Linux, OSX, Sparc) You will need to download and install the JRE (Java
Runtime Environment) first. not a big deal. Does a great job of
opening MS Office documents.
- Winzip is a utility for zipping
and "unzipping" groups of files into one file or vice versa. You can
download the free evaluation version.
- Paintshop Pro is another good
graphics editing program. You can go to "Free Downloads" in the menu and
get a trial version, the full version is about $100 (less if you buy it at
Fry's Electronics), which is a lot more affordable than Adobe Photoshop.
Alarm is a nice firewall program for windows, which is not the
same thing as anti-virus software. They also have a Free
- Real Player
- Macromedia Flash/Shockwave