Useful Links for COP 3330
this site provides the freeware "CutePDF" version 2.5 Windows printer
(virtual printer driver) and the required GhostScript version 8.15 converter
this site provides the shareware "UltraEdit-32" version 12 text editor and
code development environment, among other things.
Probably the best application of its sort in existence. UltraEdit will open
and save ANY file for viewing and editing. UltraEdit natively
understands JAVA, C, VBS, VBA, VB, and other coding languages.
this site provides the shareware "EssentialPIM" version 1.71 and other PIM
(Personal Information Manager) applications. One of the better ones.
Exact Audio Copy
this site provides the freeware "EAC" version 0.95 beta 4 (2006/02/21) and
other audio CD ripping software and links.
Arguably the most accurate application of its type.
Gibson Research Spinrite
this site provides the ubiquitous "Gibson Research Spinrite" version 6,
"ShieldsUP", and other utilities. Steve Gibson is probably one of the best
known names in the software industry, so I don't think I need to extol any
further the very high regard I have for the afore-mentioned products, except
to say that, if you have a hard disk drive, you need SpinRite, and, if you
use the Internet, you need to run your PC through ShieldsUP.
NOTE OF INTEREST: Steve Gibson writes ALL of his Windows applications in
this site provides the freeware "AVG-Free" version 7. One of the best
anti-virus products available, even though it is freeware. AVG-Free directly
competes with Symantec-Norton and TrendMicro products, and AVG-Free is a LOT
less intrusive into one's system than Norton or Trend.
this site provides the freeware "MemTest86" version 3.2 RAM module tester.
As good or better than the old Touchstone CheckIT Pro version 3 (now owned by
this site provides the freeware LAME 3.96.1 MP3 converter required by EAC.
this site provides the freeware "Firefox" version 18.104.22.168 web browser and
the "Thunderbird" version 1.5 e-mail client, as well as the "Mozilla Suite".
Great replacements for IE and Outlook.
this site provides the "MP3Tag" version 2.35 tag editor.
this site provides the "SmartScore" version 5 (formerly MIDI Scan) scanning
conversion to MIDI software. Just about the best product of its type.
Essential if you have sheet music you need to scan and convert into editable
form (let's say you need to transpose the key of a piece of music from one
key to another so that your clarinet player can play the alto sax part).
this site provides the freeware "BartPE" pre-execution environement.
this site provides the freeware "OpenOffice.org" version 2.0.2. A great,
free alternative to Microsoft Office. Includes a diagramming application
similar to Microsoft's Visio. OpenOffice.org is a JAVA application.
Spybot Search and Destroy
this site provides the freeware "Spybot Search & Destroy" version 1.4. One
of the best ad-blockers and spyware blockers in existence. Can be used in
conjuction with other ad-blockers. Very non-intrusive to the system.