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Essential programmes for you PC.

Rob Harper Rob.Harper at csc.fi
Thu Sep 17 04:11:04 EST 1992


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        The Most Useful MSDOS Programs at Simtel and Garbo
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Compiled by Samuel Ko (kko at sfu.ca)
 
This is a good selection of the "best" sharewares and freewares that are
available from Simtel (wsmr-simtel20.army.mil) - the largest depository
of MSDOS files - and Garbo (garbo.uwasa.fi) - a good alternative to Simtel.
This list contains many commonly-and-frequently-wanted sharewares/freewares/
public domain programs. So before you post any requests for ftp'able MSDOS
files in comp.binaries.ibm.pc.wanted or other msdos/pc newsgroups, please
try to read the list first. This will help reduce the traffic in those groups
a bit. Besides you might find some other interesting stuff here.
 
As it is more convenient to ftp files from Simtel's mirror sites than
Simtel itself, so I use the directories of oak.oakland.edu (the most
up-to-date mirror site) instead. If you want to use the parent site (Simtel)
or other mirror sites (e.g. wuarchive.wustl.edu), please change the path name
accordingly. Here is how to do it: (`whatever' is the name of subdirectory
to be substituted)
 
oak: /pub/msdos/whatever = Simtel: PD1:<MSDOS.WHATEVER>
                         = wuarchive: /mirrors/msdos/whatever
 
Please note that garbo is mirrored in N. America at wuarchive. Therefore
garbo: /pc/whatever = wuarchive: /mirrors/garbo.uwasa.fi/whatever
 
For info on other Simtel and Garbo mirror sites, please see Appendix 1.
 
Thanks to all who have helped in improving the list. However, to save
some bandwidth, I do not want to put a long list (over 60 names) of
acknowledgment. I do sincerely thank each and every one of you who has
contributed to this compilation one way or the other.
 
Any further comments and suggestions will be very much appreciated. I am
particularly interested in any programs that you think are better than those
listed below.
 
I will update this list once a month.
 
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Content:
Section A:  Application Programs
Section B:  Compression / Decompression Programs
Section C:  Utilities
  Area 1:  4DOS
  Area 2:  Disk Utilites
  Area 3:  Directory Utilities
  Area 4:  File / Text Utilities
  Area 5:  Screen Utilities
  Area 6:  System Utilites
  Area 7:  Other Utilities
Section D:  Anti-Virus Programs
Section E:  Editors
Section F:  Communication Programs
Section G:  Miscellaneous Files
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Appendix 1:  Mirror Sites
Appendix 2:  Obtaining files by emails
 
General format of an entry:
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Program:  Name and/or Description
Version:  The latest release
Upload Date:  The date the program was uploaded to Simtel or Oak
File:  The name of the file that corresponds to the program
Size:  The size of the archive file
Location:  The directory from which the file can be found
Status: Shareware / Freeware Info
Comment:  My comment and supplementary info
Alternative:  Other similar program
 
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Section A:  Application Programs
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Program: PC-Write Advanced Level Word-Processor
Version: 4.0
Upload Date: 92/07/24
Files: pcwal401.zip (Program), pcwal402.zip (Help/Spell)
       pcwal1403.zip (Conversion), pcwal404.zip (Printer)
Size: 946,024 bytes (total)
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/editor
          garbo: /pc/txtutil
Status: Shareware
Comment: PC-Write is undoubtedly one of the most sophisticated word-processor
         There is a simpler version - pcws201*.zip (oak only) ...
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Program: AsEasyAs Spreadsheet
Version: 5.01c
Upload Date: 92/07/08
File: aea501c.zip
Size: 338,568 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/spreadsheet
          garbo: /pc/spreadsheet
Status: Shareware
Comment: A good Lotus 123 clone ...
         There is a "lighter" version - alite1f.zip (oak only) ...
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Program: Buttonware's PC-File Database
Version: 6.5
Upload Date: 92/08/11
Files: pcf65{a,b,c}.zip
Size: 895,990 bytes  (total)
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/dbase
          garbo: /pc/database (/pcf501{a,b,c} - not the latest)
Status: Shareware
Comment: This database program is fine as long as you've got disk-space
         for it ...
Alternative: RExL (rexl211{a,b,c}.zip in /pub/msdos/database) (oak only)
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Program: Draft Choice CAD
Version: 2.0
Upload Date: 92/07/15
File: dc20.zip
Size: 314,791 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/cad
          garbo: /pc/cad
Status: Shareware
Comment: A good computer-assisted-design program ... Get dcfonts.zip ...
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Program: X(Plore) Mathematical Toolchest
Version: 4
Upload Date: 92/06/08
File: cc4-9206.zip
Size: 417,716 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/calculator
          garbo: /pc/math
Status: Shareware
Comment: A sophisticated calculus calculator ...
Alternative: Symbolic Calculator (sm211a.zip)
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Section B:  Compression / Decompression Programs
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Program: PKWare ZIP create / extract package
Version: 1.10  (export (= no encryption))
Upload Date: 90/04/02
File: pkz110eu.exe (self extracting)
Size: 140,116 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/zip
          garbo: /pc/arcers
Status: Shareware, Free for non-commercial use
Comment:  Simply the best zip / unzip for PCs ...
          pkz193a.zip, an alpha version, is obtainable from ux1.cso.uiuc.edu
          (in the directory /pc/exec-pc) ...
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Program: Info-Zip's Zip
Version: 1.0
Upload Date: 92/04/23
File: zip10exx.zip
Size: 45,383 bytes
Version: 1.9
Upload Date: 92/08/30
File: zip19p1x.zip
Size: 114,278 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/zip
          garbo: /pc/arcers
Status: Freeware
Comment: pkzip "clone" ... and this one is free ...
         zipinfo, zipnote, zipsplit are included with zip19p1x.zip ...
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Program: Info-Zip's Unzip
Version: 5.0
Upload Date: 92/08/30
File: unzip50.exe  (self-extracting)
Size: 37,211 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/zip
          garbo: /pc/arcers
Status: Freeware
Comment: unzip 5.0 is a superset of unzip 4.2 ... and it can handle files
         zipped with zip 1.0/1.9 and pkzip 1.1/1.93 ...
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Program: ARJ file archiver
Version: 2.3 (export)
Upload Date: 92/01/31
File: arj230ng.exe  (self-extracting)
Size: 200,502 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/arc-lbr
          garbo: /pc/arcers
Status: Shareware, Free for non-commercial use
Comment: Good ...
         If you just want to decompress *.arj files, get unarj230.zip ...
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Program: LZH archive make / extract program
Version: 2.13
Upload Date: 91/08/07
File: lha213.exe  (self-extracting)
Size: 44,416 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/arc-lbr
          garbo: /pc/arcers
Status: Freeware
Comment: Good ...
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Program: ARC file packer / unpacker
Version: 3.61
Upload Date: 88/08/01
File: pk361.exe  (self-extracting)
Size: 119,598 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/arc-lbr
          garbo: /pc/arcers
Status: Shareware, Free for non-commercial use
Comment: A bit dated compression program ... but still essential ...
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Program: Dhesi's make/extract/view ZOO archiver
Version: 2.10
Upload Date: 91/07/12
File: zoo210.exe  (self-extracting)
Size: 55,721 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/zoo
          garbo: /pc/arcers
Status: Public Domain
Comment: Good ...
         If you only want a *.zoo file extractor, get booz20.zip ...
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Program: Buerg's archive files viewer
Version: 1.4
Upload Date: 92/06/22
File: fv140.zip
Size: 9,149 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/arc-lbr
          garbo: /pc/arcutil
Status: Shareware, Free for personal/private use
Comment: A very good utility for viewing and handling different types
         of compressed files ...
Alternative: RView (rv247.zip)
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Program: ArcMaster
Version: 8.1
Upload Date: 92/09/06
File: am81.zip
Size: 218,797 bytes
Status: Shareware
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/arc-lbr
          garbo: /pc/arcutil
Comment:  More sophisticated shell for manipulating different types
          of compressed files ...
Alternative: Shez (shez80.zip)
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Program: Unix-compatible 16bit Compress/Uncompress/Zcat
Version: 4.30
Upload Date: 90/10/13
File: comp430d.zip
Size: 20,241 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/compress
          garbo: /pc/unix
Status:  Public Domain
Comment: For extracting/making Unix *.Z files ...
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Program: Tar (tape archiver) ...
Version: -
Upload Date: (to garbo) 90/03/21
File: tar4dos.zoo
Size: 36,824 bytes
Location: oak: not available
          garbo: /pc/unix
Status: Public Domain
Comment: This is the most Unix-compatible tar clone for DOS ...
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Program: Pklite - Executable File Compressor
Version: 1.15
Upload Date: 92/08/10
File: pklte115.zip
Size: 41,282 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/filutl
          garbo: /pc/execomp
Status: Shareware, Free for non-commercial use
Comment: Can compress executable files (*.exe/*.com) ... Really Good ...
Alternatives: Diet (diet144.zip)  and  Lzexe (lzexe91e.zip) - both are good
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Section C:  Utilities
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   Area 1:  4DOS
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Program: 4DOS command.com replacement
Version: 4.01
Upload Date: 92/06/15
File: 4dos401p.zip
Size: 288,682 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/4dos
          garbo: /pc/cmd4dos
Status: Shareware
Comment: This gives you much more than MSDOS's command.com ...
         Documentation is in 4dos401d.zip ...
         Lots of accompanying utilities in the 4dos subdirectory ...
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   Area 2:  Disk Utilites
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Program: Partiquin Copy
Version: 9.2c
Upload Date: 92/07/06
File: pcopy92c.zip
Size: 111,566 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/dskutl
          garbo: /pc/filecopy
Status: Shareware
Comment: A good file copier ...
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Program: OnePass - single-pass floppy-disk copier
Version: 1.01
Upload Date: 91/05/06
File: 1



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