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UNetbootin v6.38 Updated

billon on 24 Apr 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by donald

UNetbootin allows you to create a bootable operating system on a USB drive without burning a CD. Can use regular ISO files or download from any of the major Linux and FreeBSD distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, NetBSD, etc.) as well as bootable system utilities for repair, recovery, testing, and more.

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download unetbootin-windows-xxx.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer, Rufus
What's new?
  • Fix 3cx download link.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-07-27 00:36

up to version 5.85 now at sourceforge.

TP109 on 2014-11-26 02:56

This is ideal for installing Linux distros. Has worked flawlessly so far. Can't say the same for similar apps.

webfork on 2016-10-10 22:00

I used this program successfully to get Ubuntu set up on an old Mac.

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MultiBootUSB v8.6.0 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

MultiBootUSB can put one or more bootable tools into a single USB drive, including any of a variety of Linux, FreeBSD, and other operating systems.

The program uses Syslinux for installing MBR and 7-Zip for extracting ISO images. It also uses a Windows version of CPIO program for installing certain distros. USB/ISO can be tested without reboot via a built-in QEMU program.

Written in AutoIt

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiBootUSB.exe.
What's new? See:
http://multibootusb.org/news
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2015-05-08 17:14

Now at 7.5.0 (the link here, http://softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net/project/multibootusb/7.5.0/Windows/multibootusb-7.5.0.exe is correct, but the description still shows 7.3.0)

Checker on 2015-05-08 18:28

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)

billon on 2016-11-22 13:39

Updated v. 8.1.0, see more in forum topic

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YUMI v2.0.4.7 Updated

billon on 21 Apr 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by webfork

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) can be used to create a multi-boot USB flash drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes. YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.

YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled.

Note: YUMI v2.x can't remove distributions previously installed with Legacy YUMI! Although no longer supported, you can still Download Legacy YUMI.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch YUMI-x.x.x.x.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Universal USB Installer
What's new?
  • Update to support newer Manjaro and Archlinux.
  • Address potential missing Configfile errors when subsequently adding distributions.
  • Add Windows to Go VHD option.
Latest comments
misan on 2014-01-14 15:38

@Midas: Thanks.

AndTheWolf on 2015-04-17 17:09

Version 2.0.1.6 has been out for about a month.

Checker on 2015-04-17 18:53

I came ... I saw ... I updated ;)
@ AndTheWolf: Thanks for notifying and sorry for the delay. I'll have to check my update-tool later.

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OpenTTD v1.7.0 Updated

SYSTEM on 21 Apr 2017
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by mcfroogle

OpenTTD is a business simulation game in which the player aims to earn money through transportation of passengers and freight by road, rail, water and air. The program is based upon the popular game Transport Tycoon Deluxe, written by Chris Sawyer for Microprose, and attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create an empty openttd.cfg file. Launch openttd.exe.

To save space, delete unnecessary items in the lang folder.
What's new?
  • Feature: [NewGRF] Extend the DCxx range to D800-DFFF (r27769)
  • Feature: [NewGRF, script] Increase the maximum number of GameScript texts to 64k, and NewGRF texts to 512k (r27758)
  • Feature: [NewGRF] CB 37 results 0x0401 and 0x0800-0BFF for improved control of display of input cargos in the industry GUI (r27751)
  • Feature: Sprites missing in outdated basesets are now provided by openttd.grf (r27732, r27731, r27730)
  • Feature: [NewGRF] String command 9A 1E to print the name of a cargo type (r27707, r27706)
  • Feature: [Debug] Assign descriptive names to threads [FS#6471] (r27674, r27673, r27670)
  • Feature: [NewGRF] Allow composing vehicles from multiple sprites (r27668)
  • Change: Enable realistic train and road vehicle acceleration by default (r27760)
  • Change: Hide the drive-in stops from the tram station picker (r27734)
  • Change: Do not count static NewGRF when checking for the maximum number of NewGRFs in a game (r27729)
  • Change: Limit waypoint area by maximum station spread during dragging (r27710)
  • Change: [Build] Re-enable Wnarrowing for gcc 4.9+ [FS#6532] (r27709, r27703)
  • Change: List railtype of rail tiles explicitly in the tile info window (r27686)
  • Change: Re-arrange the autoreplace GUI for trains, and do not filter it by railtype by default (r27683)
  • Change: Various performance improvements to CargoDist and LinkGraphs (r27682, r27681, r27614, r27613, r27612, r27611)
  • Change: Improve randomisation of rough land appearance (r27657)
  • Change: [Build] Enable C++11 for clang 3.3 (r27654)
  • Fix: Insufficient thread synchronisation when switching blitters lead to crashes [FS#6510] (r27775)
  • Fix: Enabling palette animation for 32bpp blitters while paused skipped initialisation of the palette and resulted in black windows [FS#5889] (r27774)
  • Fix: Intro games other than the traditional nightly one would cause townname NewGRFs to not get activated in the game options [FS#5819] (r27772)
  • Fix: Some variables were not reset between loading old savegames, which made loading them fail [FS#6540] (r27770)
  • Fix: Removing secondary roadtypes from bridges was factor 2 too cheap [FS#6538] (r27746)
  • Fix: Extra viewports did not center on the selected tile [FS#6537] (r27743)
  • Fix: [Build] Building on newer OSX versions with newer SDKs [FS#6295, FS#6502] (r27727, r27675)
  • Fix: Improve error message when trying to build rail track over a depot (r27726)
  • Fix: Rescanning NewGRF in-game could break the loaded NewGRF, if very many NewGRF were in use (r27721)
  • Fix: Text could overflow various GUI elements [FS#6527] (r27713)
  • Fix: Memory leak when reloading NewGRF (r27690, r27688, r27687)
  • Fix: When removing objects of bankrupt companies the tiles may revert to canal. In that case also check the ownership of the canal [FS#6511] (r27656)
  • Fix: Make the console file commands operate independent of the save/load GUI (r27645)
  • Fix: When dragging vehicles in group or depot GUI, draw the complete articulated vehicle (r27632)
  • Fix: When dragging multiple vehicles in the depot, make the destination gap as long as the chain instead of just considering the first vehicle (r27629)
  • Fix: [Build] Change the GCC version detection so that it works with two-digit and truncated versions [FS#6487] (r27623, r27616)
  • Fix: Do not hide filtered and highlighted industries by overlapping tiles in the zoomed-out smallmap (r27622, r27621, r27620)
  • Fix: [Script] Kill scripts, when a non-suspendable valuator call takes way too long [FS#6473] (r27594)

CPU-Z v1.79 Updated

billon on 20 Apr 2017

CPU-Z gathers and displays information on some of the main components of the machine, including CPU, motherboard, memory and operating system.

Alternatively, CPU-Z Portable automatically switches between x86 and x64.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cpuz_x32.exe (for 32-bit OS) or cpuz_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optional: To disable update check, edit cpuz.ini and change CheckUpdates=1 to CheckUpdates=0
What's new?
  • AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3.
  • Fix lockup at loading on Ryzen systems with RAID.
  • New benchmark version (17.01).
Latest comments
kc on 2011-03-17 18:15

useless. to most of us, PORTABLE requires us to be able to run as NON-ADMIN. can't use this. can't install it. not truly portable. don't get me wrong, I use it all the time on my cluster at home, just can't use this at work or on common machines at school.

dany on 2011-10-27 15:15

@Cattleya: Make sure you download the zip package, because the installer does the following:
"The kernel mode driver used by CPU-Z is installed on the system, that avoids to install / remove it at every run."
The portable version leaves no driver behind, just tested it.

@kc: I used to do sysadmin for a small non-profit org. 7 pc's and 2 printers, no big deal. I carried all my tools on a pendrive. Off course I had admin-rights, but this is a typical scenario a lot of us are in, so it's not entirely useless, portable is the way to go for sysadmins ;)

kleinkinstein on 2014-03-22 13:09

CPUZ is old, tired and practically useless. It's heyday was about six years ago. Speccy is a must for today.

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