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Best of MSDOS (Part 2)

Rob Harper Rob.Harper at CSC.FI
Sat Jan 2 05:32:56 EST 1993


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>From: kko at fraser.sfu.ca (Samuel Ko)
>Newsgroups: comp.archives.msdos.d,comp.binaries.ibm.pc.wanted,comp.os.msdos.apps,news.answers
>Subject: The Most Useful MSDOS Programs at Simtel20 and Garbo (Part II)
>Summary: A list of recommended msdos programs at major ftp sites.
>Keywords: Simtel20, Garbo, sharewares, freewares, PD programs, ftp
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Archive-name: msdos-archives/part2
Last-modified: Jan 1, 1993
Version: 2.0

     The Most Useful MSDOS Programs at Simtel20 and Garbo (Part II)
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       ****   The Ultimate Guide to MSDOS Archive Files   ****

Version: 2.0  Jan 1, 1993

Compiled by Samuel Ko (kko at sfu.ca)

Contents:

Part II
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* Section C  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 e-mail
* Appendix 3:  Getting upload announcements by e-mail
* Appendix 4:  How to do anonymous ftp?

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   Area 5:  Screen Utilities
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Program: Explosiv Screen Saver (for DOS and Windows)
Version: 2.10
Upload Date: 92/10/08
File: explo210.zip
Size: 272,258 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/screen
          garbo: /pc/screen
Status: Shareware
Comment: Marvelous ... lots of displays ...
Alternatives: Explod Fireworks (explo203.zip in /pc/graphics) (garbo only)
              Billboard (bilbd110.zip) (oak only) - will display message
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Program: Buffit - tsr screen scrollback utility
Version: 3.0
Upload Date: 91/05/21
File: buffit30.zip
Size: 10,640 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/screen
          garbo: /pc/screen
Status: Shareware
Comment: Good ...
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Program: Snipper
Version: 2.6
Upload Date: 92/10/28
File: snippr26.zip
Size: 20,881 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/screen
          garbo: /pc/screen
Status: Freeware
Comment: Marvelous ... Can capture a text screen to the printer, a file,
         or internal buffer ...
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   Area 6:  System Utilities
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Program: InfoPlus - screens of system info
Version: 1.56
Upload Date: 92/12/30
File: ifp1p156.zip
Size: 127,580 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/info
          garbo: /pc/sysinfo
Status: Freeware
Comment: Good ...
Alternatives: Comptest (ctest257.zip)
              ASQ (asq130.zip)
              PC Mag Lab Benchmarks (pcben60{a,b,c}.zip; bench60.zip (garbo))
              Microsoft Diagnostics (msd.zip) ... this one is available
              from ftp-os2.nmsu.edu (in /pub/os2/2.0/dos/sysutils) ...
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Program: Secure System Login
Version: 1.0
Upload Date: 92/08/29
File: login.zip
Size: 71,258 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/security
          garbo: /pub/sysutil
Status: Shareware, Free for personal use
Comment: Good ... unix-like ... login: ?  Password: ? ...
Alternative: CCP (ccp11.zip) - a more secure system control program
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Program: HyperDisk
Version: 4.51
Upload Date: 92/12/07
File: spkt451s.zip
Size: 291,958 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/dskutl
          garbo: /pc/sysutil (not the latest)
Status: Shareware
Comment: Disk caching utilities ... better than the RAM Disk ... And
         other Speedkit's utilities (HyperKey and HyperScreen) included ...
         BTW ... Cache Test (ct43c.zip) is good for evaluating
         your disk's cache performance ...
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Program: TSR Utilities
Version: 3.4
Upload Date: 92/03/12
File: tsrcom34.zip
Size: 75,275 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/sysutl
          garbo: /pc/memutil
Status: Freeware
Comment: Good ... Can remove TSRs from memory without rebooting ...
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Program: File Completion
Version: 1.5
Upload Date: 92/08/07
File: filec15.zip
Size: 19,564 bytes
Directory: oak: /pub/msdos/sysutl
           garbo: /pc/keyboard
Status: Freeware
Comment: A good TSR program to add filename completion ...
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Program: Shell Room
Version: 2.0a
Upload Date: 92/08/19
File: shroom20.zip
Size: 920819
Directory: oak: /pub/msdos/sysutl
           garbo: /pc/sysutil
Status: Shareware
Comment: Can swap programs from memory to disk ...
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   Area 7:  Other Utilities
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Program: PC ReadMail
Version: 4.01
Upload Date: 91/07/07
File: rmail401.zip
Size: 68,981 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/txtutl
          garbo: /pc/mail
Status: Freeware
Comment: A very good program for reading Unix mails, netnews articles and
         Timo's FAQs OFFLINE ...
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Program: Cal (unix-like)
Version: 2.4
Upload Date: 92/07/11
File: cal24.zip
Size: 20,730 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/deskaccess
          garbo: /pc/unix/calendar or /pc/unix
Status: Freeware
Comment: This program can have the current date highlighted on the monthly
         calendar and a list of important dates displayed ...
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Program: Ample Notice
Version: 3.0
Upload Date: 92/10/07
File: an300.zip
Size: 192,263 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/deskaccess
          garbo: /pc/calendar
Status: Shareware
Comment: A good appointments calendar / alarm clock package ...
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Program: Ultimate Calculator
Version: 1.2
Upload Date: 92/10/27
File: ucalc12.zip
Size: 53,551 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/calculator
          garbo: /pc/math
Status: Shareware
Comment: A high precision scientific calculator which you can operate
         at the command prompt ...
Alternative: MEC (mathfc23.zip)
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Program: Thumb Print Software's Electric Typewriter
Version: 1.0
Upload Date: 91/02/09
File: tp-et.zip
Size: 115,774 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/education
          garbo: /pc/editor
Status: Shareware
Comment: This program "emulates" an electronic type-writer ...
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Program: TypeFast
Version: -
Upload Date: 90/09/12
File: typefast.zip
Size: 91,532 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/education
          garbo: /pc/educgames
Status: Public Domain
Comment: A game that can improve your typing speed ...
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Program: The Animated Series
Version: 1.0
Upload Date: 92/11
Files: aalpha.zip, amath1.zip. amem10.zip, animshap.zip, awcmp{1,2}.zip
Size: various
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/education
          garbo: /pc/educgames
Status: Shareware
Comment: Animated programs to enhance learning for preschoolers ...
         These are just several examples of educational programs available
         from Simtel20 and Garbo ... There are many others in the above
         directories (and /../teaching at oak) ... My latest favorite is
         MathShop (mathsp11.zip) :) ...
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Program: SkyGlobe
Version: 3.52
Upload Date: 92/10/16
File: skygl352.zip
Size: 297,105 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/astronomy
          garbo: /pc/astronomy
Status: Shareware
Comment: An easily accessible planetarium displaying stars ...
Alternative: COSMOS (cosmos16.zip)
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Program: ACCU Music System
Version: 3.1
Upload Date: 92/12/10
File: ac31musc.zip
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/music
          garbo: not available
Status: Shareware
Comment: Create, print, transpose and play music ...
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Section D:  Anti-Virus Programs
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Note: New versions for these programs are released pretty frequently ...
      (usually once a month) ...
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Programs: McAfee anti-virus utilities
Version: 99
Upload Date: 92/12/02
Files: scanv99.zip(scanner), clean99.zip(removal), vshld99.zip(prevention)
Size: scan(158,423 bytes), clean(172,556 bytes), vshield(121,575bytes)
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/trojan-pro
          garbo: /pc/virus
Status: Sharewares
Comment: Absolutely and positively the BEST ...
         BTW ... McAfee's anti-virus utilities can also be obtained from
         /pub/antivirus at the ftp site mcafee.com ...
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Program: F-Prot anti-virus program
Version: 2.06a
Upload Date: 92/11/06
File: fp-206a.zip
Size: 312,066 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/trojan-pro
          garbo: /pc/virus
Status: Shareware, Free for private use
Comment: a MUST ...
Alternative: Thunderbyte A-V (tbav502.zip + vsig9214.zip)
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Program: VIRx
Version: 2.6
Upload Date: 92/12/07
File: virx26.zip
Size: 103,915 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/trojan-pro
          garbo: /pc/virus
Status: Freeware
Comment: A fine virus scanner ...
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Program: HyperText VSUM
Version: 9212
Upload Date: 92/12/30
File: vsumx212.zip
Size: 746,332 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/trojan-pro
          garbo: /pc/virus (not the latest)
Status: Shareware
Comment: Organized in hypertext form, this program tells you everything you
         ever want to know about viruses ... Also availabe at mcafee.com ...
         (in /pub/vsum) ...
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Section E:  Editors
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Program: QEdit
Version: 2.15
Upload Date: 91/09/09
File: qedit215.zip
Size: 134,778 bytes
Location: oak: /pub/msdos/qedit
          garbo: /pc/editor
Status: Shareware
Comment: This one is very very good ... I'm using it now :) ...
Alternatives: can be found in oak: /pub/msdos/editor
              Vision-Edit (ved331.zip)  - can edit files up to 4 megabytes
              Video Display Editor (vde164.zip) - an efficient editor/quasi-
              word-processor
              Boxer (box400b.zip) - a good, fully functional editor
              PDE (pde



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