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    System Mechanic alternative

    Aloha,
    I've been used Iolo System Mechanic trial version. I realy like this software, but I'm fan of the free software and I'm looking for free alternative ot SM. Also I'm preparing a freeware DVD for win and lin platforms and I'm searching for freeware alternatives of most popular software.
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    Tough luck pal!

    You basically have no chance of finding a single, free substitute for System Mechanic, simply because it is a collection of tools rather than a single item.

    What I would suggest is you look at System Mechanic and make a list of the tools/features that you want. Then search for free alternatives.

    This link should give you a start:

    http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...id,6522,00.asp

    Then try places like sysinternals , Tucows and the like.

    Don't forget that there are already these "toolkits" on bootable CDs out there. Things like Bart's PE and Hiren's Boot CD come to mind:

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hiren.thanki/bootcd.html



    EDIT: Almost forgot this site...............the free stuff is down the bottom

    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=products

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    Hi,
    Yes, there is no such complex free solution. I asked my question wrong
    Just want free stuffs that have a group of functions of system mechanic. The other my idea is when I find these stuffs to write a GUI that includes all of them and users can download and use it like a single product.
    I'll see these sites for something useful to me ... 10x a lot

    If you have some favourites and useful free tools, please link for them, so I can try it and include it in my compilation. I have choosed already some from Inscure's top 100 for this year.

    Regards!
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    I'm not altogether familiar with System Mechanic, but it seems to be very popular with the technologically-challenged I know. I'm under the impression it's similar to Norton's Systemworks (a god-awful piece of code). Ontrack used to put out a similar suite.

    The only things I ever used from those two suites were the temp cleaners and the registry cleaners.

    Try Ccleaner for both of those. It's a sweet little piece of "donationware" (aka freeware).

    Keep it simple...
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    Cant help you with system mechanic, but I can say here is a freewware list:

    http://www.photoshophow.com/freeware.htm

    There are many forums with freeware lists as well, there was a discusion somewhere on operas forums that had a very lenglthly discussion of freeware products, I cannot locate the link at this time but when I do I will post.

    Anyway here are a few freeware applications I use:

    Spyware Protection/Prevention:

    Adaware:
    http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

    Spybot S&D:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

    Hijack-This:
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

    Startup Control Panel:
    http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

    BHO List:
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

    Spyware Guard + Spyware Blaster:
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com

    System Cleaning:

    CCleaner:
    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    Xen Cleaner:
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mrx9000/
    MyBox:

    Asus P5VDC-MX
    Celeron 2.8GHz
    512MB DDR 400
    WD 250GB SATA
    DVD-ROM, CD-RW
    Thermaltake 430W PSU
    Netgear WGT624 Router

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    10x for those lists and forums. I have been using CCleaner some times and it is a good tool, really. I'll check all those link and hope make my freeware DVD
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    Originally posted here by Barov4e
    10x for those lists and forums. I have been using CCleaner some times and it is a good tool, really. I'll check all those link and hope make my freeware DVD
    Here is a good link for utilities...http://www.bootdisk.com/utility.htm
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