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Brosix Personal v4.2 Build 190412 Updated

billon on 15 Apr 2019
  • 241MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by NationHahn

Brosix is a secure instant messaging and collaboration tool featuring voice and video chat, unlimited file transfer, collaborative browsing, whiteboard, and screenshots and screen sharing. Interface includes tabbed chat, chat history, spell check and anti-virus support.

Messages with other Brosix users are secured and can be sent when they are offline and delivered upon return. All communication with other Brosix users is encrypted and clients are available for Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, as well as via a Web Client to use the Brosix network with most browsers.

Note that the program requires creating a login using an email address.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Trolltech registry entries left behind.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Brosix.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Skype Portable, Digsby, Miranda IM, Pidgin Portable, Instantbird Portable
What's new? See:
https://www.brosix.com/blog/category/news/
https://www.brosix.com/downloads/builds/changelog.txt
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smaragdus on 2014-03-28 13:07

Brosix connects to ICQ, Google Talk, MSN and Facebook networks , but cannot connect to Jabber and Yahoo. Has anyone experienced this connection problem with Jabber and Yahoo?

Midas on 2014-10-19 22:27

According to Brosix's portable download page, the latest stable download version is 3.7 build 141006.5331, released October 6, 2014... :-/

http://www.brosix.com/download/windows-portable/

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BlueLife Hosts Editor v1.2

Emka on 6 Dec 2014
  • 539KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by klon

BlueLife Hosts Editor is a lightweight utility aimed to easily manage your Hosts file, allowing you to add, delete, block and update domain names. The program can also flush the DNS cache, rebuild the default Windows hosts, and backup/restore the Hosts file.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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 HostsEditor.exe.
What's new? [ Fixed ] – If the attributes of the hosts file changed to system , Save function doesn’t work
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-11-16 12:09

Last time I tried it, I was unable to redirect domains to 0.0.0.0 (an invalid IP, I know, but enabling much snappier redirection). Apart from that, it works well -- but there are other similar options.

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Qualia Lan Messenger v1.2.35 New

webfork on 28 Jan 2019
  • 40MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Feb 2013
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Qualia LAN Messenger is a secure instant messaging and file transfer application for communication over a local network. It does not require a server or an internet connection. Also includes text formatting, event notifications, broadcast messages, chat rooms, themes, message logging, and more.

The program can function as an alternative to standard instant messaging tools or for ease of communication or file sharing when the Internet isn't available.

Cross-platform supporting Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch LanMessengerPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Madhaven Lan Messenger

Stalled Printer Repair v1.2

Midas on 4 Nov 2015

Stalled Printer Repair is able to detect and purge requests stuck in the printer queue that cannot be deleted. Also known as spooler restoration, this will allow subsequent print or fax jobs by clearing problematic print jobs and without need for manual intervention.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch StalledPrinterRepair.exe.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2010-04-23 06:34

Read "stuck print jobs" @ http://jesusnjim.com/using-computers/stuck-print-jobs.html

Batch file that does the same is available @ http://jesusnjim.com/using-computers/flushprinters.bat

Source, binaries and installer @ http://jesusnjim.com/code/printflush.html

TenaciousD on 2014-01-24 10:59

Not bad!
The BAT file basically stops the spooling process, then deletes the contents (files) located in the system32\spool\printers directory
then starts the spool process again.

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