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Yep, it was.

AFAIK this has been removed in recent versions?


Tuxman, nice of you to recommend a client that you've never been able to get working
I didn't recommend Deluge, I said "looks nice". :P
Halite works for me.

whilst criticizing what is so far the most highly recommended client
That doesn't mean it is the best client either, see my comment about its behavior above...

Plus, the installer places the program in the uTorrent Folder so I guess I am right too ;-)
These guys are not even able to spell their own software's name. You see?

Then "mTorrent" would be (almost) right.  :P

It's µ, not u. And did you compare it to Halite? Much more stuff in it. "Bloated".
Additionally, µTorrent is known for unfair behavior...

(Ewwww, BT crap...)

µTorrent is rather bloated, compared to other clients.
+1 for Halite.

Deluge also seems to be fine, but I haven't ever managed to make it work here.

At least French is not a language which is spoken by decadent Victorian warlords.

Just as we in Denmark also learns German, so does the Germans also learn English, if you know what I mean.
Sure, but why is it important then if it is English, German or whatever?

General Software Discussion / Re: Best free firewall for Windows?
« on: October 25, 2009, 10:48 AM »
Photoshop is highly recommended for resizing pics
WTF? For resizing?!
OK, that was new to me.

Break a fly on the wheel, eh? Like using Word for keeping notes...

Alright, back to topic.  ;D

nikos released a first public beta of xplorer² 1.8. Seems to have a bunch of useful improvements.  :)

General Software Discussion / Re: Best free firewall for Windows?
« on: October 25, 2009, 10:26 AM »
Not everybody is stinking rich or idealist.
Most "pirated" software is something you don't need. You see, people say "hm, I want to edit my holiday pictures, so I'll pirate Photoshop". You use three or four editing functions, nothing else. So why the hell do you want to pirate it? Because you can? Come on...

The same applies to other apps. Can you tell me one application which is urgently important for you and too expensive to buy?

The cool stuff is typically expensive Tuxman. Games, Adobe, MS.
Adobe is not cool, Adobe is bloated crap. I don't know any home user who really needs their stuff.
MS? 100 bucks, not really much, is it?
Games? Which kind of games costs too much for you?

Most do not know much about free or fairly priced alternatives either.
Of course they do, it's just that they don't want to use them. It's more "cool" to say "lol I own Photoshop y00!" instead of "hi I use GIMP" or something. However, I can't get it why anyone has to pirate these apps. I am a proud Open Source and Freeware user and even own some legally bought licenses for a couple of applications (I even spent some money for the Vim developer).

General Software Discussion / Re: Best free firewall for Windows?
« on: October 25, 2009, 09:49 AM »
Same goes for illegal software, if done right - and if even possible to avoid risk that way.
Why should anyone try illegal software at all?

General Software Discussion / Re: Best free firewall for Windows?
« on: October 25, 2009, 09:27 AM »
Think Rapidshare, p2p, illegal software - some of incomings can be tricky to deal with. Like wanting to "phone home", check serial numbers and such.
Seriously: If you tend to install software from suspicious sources, not even a firewall of any kind can prevent you from serious damage.

General Software Discussion / Re: Best free firewall for Windows?
« on: October 25, 2009, 09:17 AM »
PFWs do filter incoming data too, so they are firewalls.
That's not the point of a firewall.

And a PFW can't filter incoming data, as it runs on the system you actually want to protect. Any packet from outside can reach your computer before the PFW actually notices it, right?

General Software Discussion / Re: Best free firewall for Windows?
« on: October 25, 2009, 08:07 AM »
A PFW is not a firewall. A firewall is p.d. a system that protects your network from outside.
But you can surely tell me what would be the use of it?

In general, International user-friendliness is not the project's strongest side, it seems.
Developed by a German computer magazine, primarily for German users ... well then.
(You English speaking people do expect that we all have to know English, too, so what?  :P)

Are they all build into the program from scratch?
They are implemented as modules, single script files that can be loaded dynamically. Not actually "built into it".

General Software Discussion / Re: Best free firewall for Windows?
« on: October 25, 2009, 07:45 AM »
What do you think a "firewall for Windows" is then?

General Software Discussion / Re: Best free firewall for Windows?
« on: October 24, 2009, 06:24 PM »
I am also thinking to turn my laptop into a firewall with internet sharing. Would that be a good solution?
If it only works as a firewall and any other internet devices are behind it: Yep. That's how a firewall works.

Actually one of the things I am really wanting is to see which application is trying to connect outside.
Trojans and worms usually run on your user account. What should keep them away from registering themselves in your "firewall" software?
Another thing that can't be solved this way... for that, I'd recommend TcpView ( or similar software. Port blockers are not made for that.

I think most of these windows firewalls show that.
There is no Windows firewall.

Is there such thing under linux?
I don't actually hope so. Linux users don't tend to install anything anyone says of it's great.

AFAICS it is stable. Latest changes are only some internal updates. I haven't experienced "major" problems with it.
The "old" (English, German and French) bug tracker - - is still used for bug reports, however.

The application itself is German and English. They didn't remove the English strings, don't worry.  :)

General Software Discussion / Re: Best free firewall for Windows?
« on: October 24, 2009, 04:07 PM »
There is no "best firewall for Windows". Packet filters don't really make sense. An application which is intended to protect your system against attacks from outside can N E V E R work when it works on the computer you want to protect.

Don't use that stuff. It doesn't make sense at all.

Meanwhile, the original ac'tivAid author abandoned his project. It is continued by Michael Telgkamp, if anyone is interested... I've been using ac'tivAid since v0.9x, it didn't even have a GUI back then.


On topic:
I currently use these:

  • AutoShutdown
    Win+Q to shut down now or in a couple of minutes is one of the essential things for me, especially when I'm in a hurry.
  • FileRenamer
    Yep, most file managers do this. But this one does everything I need. So why should I use something other?
  • HotStrings
    Currently only used for fun, but sometimes I use it for serious stuff, like automatically replacing "rg" with "Regards, <name>".
  • LeoTooltip
    As you might know, English is not my native language. Sometimes I need to look up a word here to talk to you. Pressing a shortcut is the easiest way for that, right?
  • NewFolder
    Again, most file managers already know a hotkey to create a new folder. However, this extension has some nice additions like automatically creating subfolders and moving selected files there instantly.
  • QuickNote
    Why should I use Notepad for that?
  • RemapKeys
    CapsLock be gone!
  • UserHotkeys
    My command prompt is on Ctrl-Alt-Space, my scanner on Win+S. It really improves my computer usage.
  • Volume Control
    (Stupid loudness war.)
  • WindowsControl
    Most things can also be done with tools like the Actual Window Manager. But they aren't free.  :-*

Developer's Corner / Re: Inside Windows 7 Redux
« on: October 24, 2009, 07:10 AM »
Mark Russinovich rocks. Simple as that. There's not much stuff in MS TechNet that beats his Sysinternals blog.  :-*

Living Room / Re: What are you waiting for?
« on: October 24, 2009, 07:05 AM »
Well, there is MSDNAA for ppl like me.  :P

General Software Discussion / Re: Who should judge Win7's success?
« on: October 23, 2009, 10:15 AM »
Damn. One less reason.

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