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Good Free (and Legal) Software

Over the past few years I've had a love/hate relationship with free software. Trying to find it, getting viruses from it, realising that it stinks. I wanted this forum to be a place where people can post their great software finds for PC, MAC or LINUX. No matter how strange or obscure, post it and where you got it.

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blksheep (author) 9 years ago
I forgot this too...

CB Model Pro is yet another 3d modeling engine, only this one is designed to be organic. Not as high-powered as say, Blender, but a lot of fun to play with. Really good for children and beginners.
blksheep (author) 9 years ago
I forgot...

Alibre Design Xpress is a full featured 3d CAD program. I leaves off a few features for large scale drafting and photo-realistic renders, but I've never hit it's limit. It's great for modeling parts in 3d.
blksheep (author) 9 years ago
Houdini lets you download their Apprentice Edition 3d Software. It's a full featured program, but it limits you with a small watermark, non-commercial file format and a low render resolution.

I know these limits are a drag, but the modeling tools are pretty good. I bet that there is a file adapter out there somewhere.
hey Goodhart have you got a pic as your avatar that you like or will you keep changing it til you look even more professorial than before
I get bored, especially with the picture of myself (current one) I have a few made but they have my name on them and so I don't really want to use them....I guess I am searching for the one that "says it all" (the Einstein one came pretty close, don't you think ? LOL ).
blksheep (author) 9 years ago
I'll start.

Open Office: Available at OpenOffice.org. I would say that it's right at par with Microsoft Office. It works great, is available in many languages and for all operating systems. On top of that, it translates to MS Office pretty well.
The Mac equivalent is still terrible, though. I loved Open Office when I used it on my boyfriend's PC, but when I tried to download NeoOffice and use it, I only got tourettes. :(
they have an open office version for macs. its under "other versions" though...
is this what you downloaded?
http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/download/index.html
Ah, nooo, that wasn't what I downloaded. Let me try that. Damn you, NeoOffice!
when I tried to download NeoOffice and use it, I only got tourettes.

LOL sorry for laughing but that struck my funny bone... :-)
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