Computing Links

Updated April 30, 2019.

I. SYSTEM SOFTWARE

1. Debian GNU/Linux, stable releases for 64-bit: Download installable images, live images and search current packages.
2. Ubuntu Linux: Download current releases and search current packages.
3. Linux Mint: Download current releases and search current packages.
4. FreeDOS, an open-source implementation of the DOS operating system: Download current releases.

II. VIRTUALIZATION AND EMULATION

1. OS Boxes — Ready to use Unix/Linux virtual machines that anyone can easily download and use.
2. Android-x86 — Run the Android operating system on your PC.
3. WinWorld — An online museum dedicated to the preservation of vintage software.
4. Vice — The Versatile Commodore Emulator.

III. BOOTABLE APLICATIONS AND TOOLS

1. Plop Boot Manager — Boot from USB on old computers without BIOS support.
2. GParted — A partition editor for graphically managing disk partitions.
3. CloneZilla — A partition and disk imaging and cloning program.
4. MemTest86 — The orginal self booting memory testing software for x86 computers.
5. DBAN — Darik's Boot and Nuke: Hard drive disk wipe and data clearing.
6. UBCD — The Ultimate Boot CD: A collection of diagnostic tools in one bootable CD.

IV. MALWARE DEFINITION UPDATES AND REMOVAL TOOLS

1. Symantec Endpoint Protection: Regular definition files and Rapid release definitions.
2. Clam AntiVirus: ClamWin installable engine, ClamWin portable engine and Clam definition updates.
3. McAfee Stinger, a standalone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses.
4. SUPERAntiSpyware.com (SAS) Portable Scanner.
5. ESET Rogue Applications (ERA) Remover — Available, but no longer mantained.
6. The Avenger — Available, but no longer mantained.



V. WEB-BASED DOWNLOAD ENGINES

1. AceThinker Video Downloader and GenYouTube — Download videos from YouTube.
2. Online Video Converter and YouSubtitles — Download audio and subtitles from YouTube videos.
3. FBDown — Download videos from Facebook.
4. Pastylink — Download newspapers and magazines from Issuu.

VI. WEB-BASED DIAGNOSTICS AND TROUBLESHOOTING

1. IP Chicken — Your current IP address.
2. WhatVersion.net — Check what version of browsers and software you are running.
3. Adobe Flash settings manager — Configure your Flash Player.
4. Flash Player Help — What version of Flash are you using?

VII. ESSENTIAL APPLICATION SOFTWARE

1. Mozilla FTP archive: Current and previous releases of Firefox and Thunderbird.
2. Download current and previous releases of LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice.
3. Download from the GIMP archives; download GIMP plugins for astronomy.
4. Download from the VLC archives; view available VLC add-ons.
5. Linux binaries of free proprietary software: Adobe Flash, Oracle VirtualBox, Microsoft Skype, Google Earth.
6. PortableApps: Current releases and old releases.

VIII. PLUGINS, UTILITIES, ETC.

1. Add-ons for Mozilla Firefox: Full Web Page Screenshots (previously Fireshot), and Classic Theme Restorer.
2. Add-ons for Mozilla Thunderbird: ImportExport Tools and Display Quota.
3. Multiplatform data recovery: TestDisk and its companion program, PhotoRec.
4. Multiplatform utilities: muCommander, Java Scientific Calculator, jDiskReport, jEdit, JFileSync, Duplicate File Eraser.
5. Plugins for Microsoft Windows: PDFCreator v0.9.6 (last ad-free version), Eraser v5.3, MD5Check v3.1, PropertiesPlus v1.65.
6. Utilities for Microsoft Windows: Sysinternals, Piriform CCleaner, BleachBit, 7-Zip File Manager, SumatraPDF, IrfanView.