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    The Free Legal Software Thread.

    OK so I have a new computer and now I am broke and am wondering if anyone knows of some free legal software that may be handy?

    This is what I use at the Moment-

    Apache, OpenOffice which is a pretty decent Office Equivalent-

    Why Apache OpenOffice
    Why Apache OpenOffice

    Why should I use Apache OpenOffice?

    Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

    • Great software
      Apache OpenOffice is the result of over twenty years' software engineering. Designed from the start as a single piece of software, it has a consistency other products cannot match. A completely open development process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the software. The result: Apache OpenOffice does everything you want your office software to do, the way you want it to.
    • Easy to use
      Apache OpenOffice is easy to learn, and if you're already using another office software package, you'll take to OpenOffice straight away. Our world-wide native-language community means that OpenOffice is probably available and supported in your own language. And if you already have files from another office package - OpenOffice will probably read them with no difficulty.
    • and it's free
      Best of all, Apache OpenOffice can be downloaded and used entirely free of any license fees. Apache OpenOffice is released under the Apache 2.0 License. This means you may use it for any purpose - domestic, commercial, educational, public administration. You may install it on as many computers as you like. You may make copies and give them away to family, friends, students, employees - anyone you like.

    Where is Apache OpenOffice currently used?

    Why Apache OpenOffice

    Download Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1

    Click here for the most recent version for:
    Windows (EXE) and English (British) (~130 MByte)

    Signatures and hashes: KEYS , ASC , MD5 , SHA256 , How to verify? | Release Notes |
    Get all platforms, languages, language packs | Source code and SDK |
    Portable USB versions and third-party ports | Old and legacy version: 3.4.1 + 3.3.0

    Help Spread the Word

    Please tell your friends about Apache OpenOffice.

    Get Apache OpenOffice Extensions and Dictionaries

    Extend your Apache OpenOffice functionality with a large and growing library of extensions and dictionaries from other users.

    Get Apache OpenOffice Templates

    Extend your Apache OpenOffice creativity with a large and growing library of templates from other users.

    Wise Video Downloader, allows you to download videos from YouTube, I use it for tutorials a bit-

    Wise Video Downloader - Search, Download, and Watch YouTube Videos as You Wish! Easy and Highest-Speed!

    Easy and Quick Download of YouTube Videos!
    Download It’s Free!

    For Windows XP, Vista, Win7/8 (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
    Version:1.53 Size:1.85 MB
    How do I download a video from YouTube?
    It’s quite easy… if you use Wise Video Downloader! Wise Video Downloader is a free tool to search and download videos from YouTube and save them to your local computer.

    Features of Wise Video Downloader

    Get High-Definition Videos
    With Wise Video Downloader you can easily download high-quality, high-definition and full HD videos from YouTube.
    Search Videos Without Browsers
    Wise Video Downloader provides a great feature that allows you to quickly search videos from YouTube without opening your browser.
    Quick Download With Just A Video Link
    If you have a video link, you can quickly download the video only by pasting the link into Wise YouTube Downloader.
    Highest Downloading Speed
    Wise Video Downloader includes a high-speed download engine. You will enjoy a highest download speed with the tool.

    Congratulations! You’ve got the hotkey and answer to the questions below:
    How to download YouTube video? How to save YouTube video? The answer is... WVD!
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    Oracle VM VirtualBox
    I am downloading Oracle VM VirtualBox which should allow me to run a virtual machine meaning I can run two operating systems at the same time. I am sure I've used VMWare before but they don't seem to have a free version anymore.

    End-user docs
    Technical docs



    The screenshots below show several impressions while running VirtualBox on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/UNIX platforms:
    VirtualBox for Windows. Within VirtualBox Ubuntu 10.10 is running.
    VirtualBox for Mac OS X. Within VirtualBox Windows 7 is running.
    VirtualBox for Linux/UNIX. Within VirtualBox Windows XP is running.

    Oracle | Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together
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    Download VirtualBox

    Here, you will find links to VirtualBox binaries and its source code.
    VirtualBox binaries

    By downloading, you agree to the terms and conditions of the respective license.

    VirtualBox platform packages. The binaries are released under the terms of the GPL version 2.
    VirtualBox 4.3.2 for Windows hosts x86/amd64
    VirtualBox 4.3.2 for OS X hosts x86/amd64
    VirtualBox 4.3.2 for Linux hosts
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    VirtualBox 4.3.2 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack All supported platforms
    Support for USB 2.0 devices, VirtualBox RDP and PXE boot for Intel cards. See this chapter from the User Manual for an introduction to this Extension Pack. The Extension Pack binaries are released under the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL).
    Please install the extension pack with the same version as your installed version of VirtualBox!
    If you are using VirtualBox 4.2.18, please download the extension pack here.
    If you are using VirtualBox 4.1.28, please download the extension pack here.
    If you are using VirtualBox 4.0.20, please download the extension pack here.

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    Wise Video Downloader - Search, Download, and Watch YouTube Videos as You Wish! Easy and Highest-Speed!

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    Try Gav's post and look for Dealdudes pages on here:

    Free software like Adobe InDesign - Scribus. Free software like Adobe Photoshop.

    They're good enough for doing home projects and getting photos online for Facebook.
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    I love to shop!

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    I use open office too. I really need to check it's spreadsheet functions.
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    I love to shop!

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    Awesome, thanks, I hadn't seen the Scribus thread, might get that too

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    Not sure if you looked further but as Shopaholic said do look at Dealdudes post: Free software like Adobe InDesign - Scribus. Free software like Adobe Photoshop.

    There's a lot more in the thread than just Scribus, also my first post had GIMP a software like photoshop. I've got photoshop CS6 so haven't bothered with the free software and going to get Scribus when I finally get my desktop computer setup. My laptop will probably run it fine, it's just I don't have the HDD space due to all the TV shows I get sent from friends back in Oz.
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    Have used Magical Jellybean a few times lately, if you are upgrading from 8.1 to 10 it pays to have the code just in case you want to re-install it or if you want to reinstall install 10.

    Features Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Recover Keys
    Number of supported programs 300+ 8000+
    Scan another or non-bootable Windows
    Works with 64-bit systems
    Recover serials for Windows 7, 8 and Office 2010
    Recover product key for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 from BIOS
    Recover serials for Adobe CS2-CS6 products
    Scan remote network computers
    Scan files for product keys
    Portable USB version *
    Technical support
    Save to: TXT, CSV TXT, CSV, HTML, Word, Excel, XML, PDF and more
    Price Free From $29.95
    Installer v2.0.10.10 (1.1 Mb)
    Product KeyFinder

    The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It also has a community-updated configuration file that retrieves product keys for many other applications. Another feature is the ability to retrieve product keys from unbootable Windows installations.
    If you need something more powerful, please compare Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder with wonderful tool called "Recover Keys". This advanced product key finder is not free, however it doesn't cost much for what it does.

    * - Portable version of Recover Keys is available in Portable and Enterprise licenses only. Please check version comparison before purchasing.

    Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder features

    1. Command line options - /save <location> /savecsv <location> /close /hive <location> /file <filename>
    2. Load Hive option - allows you to load the registry hive of another Windows installation. To use, put the hard drive in a working machine (must also be Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8) or use Windows PE (not tested, should work) and click Load Hive. Then point it to the dead Windows install. If you're using Windows Vista, Administrator rights are required for this feature. You may have to right click on the Keyfinder and run as Administrator.
    3. Improved Save & Print! - save & print options will now include all keys. Save is also available in text or CSV.

    If you're still confused, please check out our FAQ section.

    Keyfinder screen shot

    Product key Finder for Mac?

    If you're looking for such program for Mac - there is free program called Mac Product Key Finder
    WiFi password finder?

    If you're looking for WiFi password finder - WiFi Password Finder

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