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Old 08-11-2006, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default Lightweight applications

- Best lightweight free antivirus (I have AVG, it's just not very lightweight. I could just run it when for a scan once a week.)

- Best way to read ext2/ext3 and reiserfs/4 partitions under Windows. (I'm under XP Home)

- Best IM - I'm using Miranda. Is there any better options ?

- Office - I'm using OO.org and Abiword. Is there anything else than AcrobatReader for PDFs ?
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:12 AM   #2
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I'm really honestly not trying to be a troll here, but OOO, in my opinion, doesn't belong on a list of 'lightweight' applications.

That said, there isn't much that I do with my computer, but for what there is, the programs I use are pretty light.

utorrent for bittorrent needs.

Opera for web browsing/email needs (Although with Opera 9, it has lost some of it's speed and 'gained some weight')

VideoLan player for most media-related needs.


That's pretty much all I do here, surf the internet, torrent things, and watch movies/listen to music.

also those of you looking for lite replacements for pretty much anything, check out tinyapps.org

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Old 08-11-2006, 12:19 PM   #3
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You might wanna check Foxit PDF Reader.

Also, perhaps not exactly what you are looking for, but Portable Apps is worth a visit.
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Old 08-11-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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> - Best lightweight free antivirus (I have AVG, it's just not
> very lightweight. I could just run it when for a scan once a
> week.)

Avast! seems more lightweight than avg

There are very little apps that are anywhere as light as miranda, I doubt you can get any better than that.
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:34 PM   #5
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Default Re: Lightweight applications

> I'm really honestly not trying to be a troll here, but OOO,
> in my opinion, doesn't belong on a list of 'lightweight'
> applications.

Oh, I know, but I dunno many free office apps.
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:52 AM   #6
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This is one of the best freeware sites on the web. No popup or nag screens or other bad freeware.

<a href=http://www.ded.com/nonags/menu.html>Nonags Menu Page</a>

Just choose a catagory and the files are listed in chronological order with the last submission first. The files are rated with 6 being the best. I recommend checking out the homepage of anything before you try to download a program. Enjoy <img src=smilies/cwm11.gif>
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Old 08-12-2006, 08:33 AM   #7
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> - Best lightweight free antivirus (I have AVG, it's just not
> very lightweight. I could just run it when for a scan once a
> week.)

only one lighter than AVG and Avast is one that I heard of recently, but it's not free, and I can't remember it's name.

> - Best way to read ext2/ext3 and reiserfs/4 partitions under
> Windows. (I'm under XP Home)

no idea about ext2/3, since i only use that for boot, i hardly need to read it in windows, but for reiserfs: rfstool and YAReG

> - Best IM - I'm using Miranda. Is there any better options ?

probably not, I'm a fan of Gaim, but Miranda is lighter. If you use IRC, irssi + bitlbee might be an even lighter option, but then irssi is posix only, so it becomes no longer quite so light for windows, since you'd be doing X-Chat + bitlbee...

> - Office - I'm using OO.org and Abiword. Is there anything
> else than AcrobatReader for PDFs ?

i have nothing to say here really.
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:39 PM   #8
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> only one lighter than AVG and Avast is one that I heard of
> recently, but it's not free, and I can't remember it's name.

NOD32 ?
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Old 08-13-2006, 03:03 AM   #9
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> Is there anything
> else than AcrobatReader for PDFs ?

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/GSview</A> is worth checking out. I'm not sure if it's compatible with all of Acrobat's latest revisions, but it seemed to work on most files for me.
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Old 08-13-2006, 04:27 AM   #10
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> GSview is worth checking out. I'm not sure if it's
> compatible with all of Acrobat's latest revisions, but it
> seemed to work on most files for me.

I'll check that out myself . I use foxit myself since it's really fast and free also but nothing wrong with checking out something new.
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