Windows 9x software

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A remote-control tool that can be used without firewall configuration. Port scanner and Trace Route, drag&drop files, get system passwords, Power-down or Wake-Up remote PCs.

By far the most impressive piece of software I've ever used. It's tiny and does the impossible. But it made enemies.

  • Last tested 2010-11-01 on Windows XP.

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A general system information utility.

  • These days this is called AIDA64
  • I've been using 3.93 (2004-02-23) since my Windows XP days. Tested and still works as of 2016-02-12 on Windows 10 64bit.
  • Tested 3.94.2 (2004-02-23), on 2016-02-12, on Windows 10 64bit.
  • I'm not going to pursue the trialware AIDA64.

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A process viewer.

It's 80k, so why not include it in my kit.

  • aka CProcess
  • Tested 1.10 on 2016-02-12 on Windows 10, updated recently.
  • Tested 1.10 on 2014-04-24 on Windows 8.1, updated recently.
  • As of 2016-02-12 this was last updated 2008-05-22.

Windows NT needs psapi.dll downloaded and put in system32

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Like a good Linux window manager, allSnap allows Windows' applications to snap to the main screen area or to one-another.

That is, when dragging or resizing a window, it will try to cling to a nearby window. This makes it easier and faster to adjust windows "just right".

  • Works on 32 and 64-bit Windows.
  • Run both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions to cover all applications.
  • 2017-09-01 - 1.5.0 beta on Windows 10 64bit

    • It's been working just fine for some time now.
    • The website is gone.
  • As of 2016-02-11, it hasn't been updated since 2010-07. (source)

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Software > VoIP, Instant messagers >

(on Wikipedia)

  • aka Vent
  • I've since switched to Mumble.
  • Mangler is an open source vent client for Linux.

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(on Wikipedia) [ 1 ] 2020-01-22 -- I am in awe that they kept the website up!

A Windows 16bit internet browser+email suite. It leveraged Internet Explorer's HTML rendering engine.

This is probably the most significant piece of software I've ever used, because it was the initial prompt for my writing and publishing reviews. It pushed a major hobby and has influenced whole careers. As for it being any good.. well it had potential that it didn't meet. At the time it was better than Opera but it just didn't survive the marathon.

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1. 2020-01-22 -- I am in awe that they kept the website up!
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Software > Email >

(on Wikipedia) [ 1 ] was

An email client. I believe this was originally 16 bit and I likely ran it on Windows 3.1.

This would have been one of my major programs back then. (version not recorded)

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