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Here you’ll find many useful software product CD’s that we offer for a small fee to cover materials, postage charges and compensate for a little of our time. These apps have not just been offered "willy-nilly": we have spent considerable time testing before recommending and placing on this page. Some of these are software applications, some are used for security, forensic and system recovery purposes and others are low cost Operating System installations. We welcome any questions, comments or requests (we'll do our best to find a low cost software solution on CD/ DVD), you may have - just email us at email@example.com.
All CDs (or DVDs if more space is required) are legal and derived from reliable sources: tested by us before shipping. Use to save time having to download, restore a system or software application easily: archive software that may turn from free to shareware; thus, not being available any more. Even scan your system for viruses or backup data without installing any software – run from a “Live CD”.
Disclaimer: you too can create any of these ‘live CDs’ by downloading the ISO image (may take up to two hours) then using your CD Writing software to convert the ISO image to a CD or DVD. We are just providing this service so you don’t have to spend your time crafting them and be paid for materials and postage used - plus make a very little profit for our time/work.
Upon ordering - we ship your CD via USPS within 24 hours. You should expect to receive within 3 to 5 days after ordering (unless noted in the product description or order date falls on the week end).
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CODE-IT SOFTWARE PRODUCTS:
All current versions of Windows and Linux software plus BASH scripts that we have developed, and offer to the general public (including the source code for all our Linux software): Full installation binaries and Linux source code on CD-R with Legal Registration key-code if needed. Can be installed on as many personal systems as desired. Cost is $19.95 + $3.00 shipping/ handling.
WINDOWS PC OPERATING SYSTEMS:
Offering Windows 10 PRO 64-bit - on DVD: 100% legal activation key-code.
Used for a new install on any PC that meats the operating specs. IMHO - I would NOT recommend installing and using Windows 10 for your operating system - but of course your mileage may vary! Way to much spying going on with it for my taste. This has been put on this page in case someone might need it for testing purposes.
An install DVD will be sent to you via USPS within 24 hours with the legal activation key-code included. $24.95 fee with shipping included.
WINDOWS PC SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS ( personally recommend)
WireShark for Windows (32 or 64-bit): Wireshark® is a network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It has a rich and powerful feature set and is world's most popular tool of its kind. Network professionals, security experts, developers, and educators around the world use it regularly. Full instillation CD: no Registration key-code needed. Can be installed on as many systems as desired. Cost is $4.95 + $3.00 shipping.
PortableApps for Windows: I've always been a fan of what's know as "Portable Software"; meaning, software apps that will run off a thumb drive or for that matter any type drive. Sure, they run a little slower but the big advantage is that the software is not installed on your systems hard drive - All Your Favorite Apps, Everywhere.
Lets you have all your favorite apps self contained to use from a synced cloud folder, on a local PC's internal or external drive, or carried on a portable device. Your browser with your bookmarks and extensions, your office suite, your photo editor, your music collection, your games, your development tools and more. Everything you need for work and play with you on every PC you use. Work, home, school, visiting family and friends, even while traveling. And everything stays in that one location, too, making it easy to install, update, and backup. Carried on a portable drive, every PC becomes your PC. Oh, by the way - all of the over 200 apps are 100% free - open source. Cost is $4.95 + $3.00 shipping.
GIMP v2.8 for Windows (32 and 64-bit): GIMP is an powerful image editor. Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. Full instillation CD: no Registration key-code needed. Can be installed on as many systems as desired. Cost is $4.95 + $3.00 shipping.
Apache OpenOffice for Windows (32 and 64-bit): is easy to learn, and if you're already using another office software package, you'll take to OpenOffice straight away. And if you already have files from another office package - OpenOffice will probably read them with no difficulty. Full instillation CD: no Registration key-code needed. Can be installed on as many systems as desired. Cost is $4.95 + $3.00 shipping.
ClipGrab for Windows v3.6.6 (32 and 64-bit): ClipGrab is a downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and many other on-line video sites. It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step. Full instillation CD: no Registration key-code needed. Can be installed on as many systems as desired. Cost is $4.95 + $3.00 shipping. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
PORTABLE APPS: run off a USB Thumb Drive or install on the hard drive if desired. No install/ setup required.
ocenaudio.portable: For all 64-bit Windows Systems. An easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users.
LIVE CDs USED FOR VIRUS SCAN, CLONING HARD DRIVES OR DATA RECOVERY WITHOUT HAVING TO INSTALL ON YOUR SYSTEM:
So what the heck is a “Live CD” you might be thinking. A live CD is something that most Windows users aren’t too familiar with – it’s a CD that if inserted in the CD Drive at startup it loads into memory and runs without installing anything on the hard drive. It’s a great tool to run a virus scan or to recover data from a corrupt Windows (or Linux) system.
Clonezilla, an open-source, Linux-based, OS agnostic solution: Cloning or imaging is the process by which the contents of a computer's hard drive are copied — in their entirety (not just your data) — to a file (or numbered sequence of files) with the purpose of backing a computer's system state so that it may later be restored in an identical state on a different computer or hard drive.
Cloning programs exist for all operating systems, though most are native to the OS and will only produce restorable images for use with the same OS with which the image was created. However, this software supports dozens of file systems from various operating systems, which means it can be used on just about any computer running Windows, OS X, Linux, or derivative there of to produce 100% compatible cloned images. Clonezilla comes in two flavors: for x86 and amd64 (x86-64) based computers. Each support 32-bit/64-bit hardware and may be booted, and ran, from this Live CD. Live CD: no Registration key-code needed. Can be used on as many systems as desired. Cost is $6.95 - shipping fee included!
AVG Virus Scan on Live CD: AVG Rescue CD attempts to repair system crashes and returns your systems to operating at full capacity. If malware gets past your security software, you can quickly get your PC back up and running smoothly. Option to update virus definitions if connected to the iNet: for Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10 and all Linux Distros. It's a clean bill of health for your system — without the bill. Live CD: no Registration key-code needed. Can be used on as many systems as desired. Cost is $6.95 - shipping fee included!
Hiren Boot Live CD: The tagline for Hiren Boot CD reads “a first aid kit for your computer” – and that it is! Hiren Boot CD is one of the more popular Rescue CDs out there and contains a wealth of tools including defrag tools, driver tools, backup tools, antivirus and anti-malware tools, rootkit detection tools, secure data wiping tools, and partitioning tools, among others. No self respecting hacker would be without this classic forensic tool! Live CD: no Registration key-code needed. Can be used on as many systems as desired. Cost is $6.95 - shipping fee included!
FalconFour’s Ultimate Boot CD: based upon the Hiren Boot CD with a customized boot menu and a whole bunch of updated tools thrown in. F4’s UBCD contains tools that provide system information, tools that recover/repair broken partitions, tools that recover data, as well as file utilities, password recovery tools, network tools, malware removal tools and much more. Live CD: no Registration key-code needed. Can be used on as many systems as desired. Cost is $6.95 - shipping fee included!
System Rescue CD: a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions. It comes with a lot of utiliities such as GParted, fsarchiver, filesystem tools and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools). It can be used for both Linux and Windows computers, and on desktops as well as servers. This rescue system requires no installation as it can be booted from this live CD or installed on the hard drive if you wish. Live CD: no Registration key-code needed. Can be used on as many systems as desired. Cost is $6.95 - shipping fee included!
LIVE CDs FOR MOST ANY LINUX DISTRO (version):
UberStudent is an operating system and suite of programs for everyone, especially higher education and secondary students, those who teach them, and their schools. Based on Linux technologies, UberStudent is a complete, ready-to-go, and "out-of-the-box" platform that is ideal for every computer user, not just newcomers to Linux. Learning UberStudent means learning the tasks and habits common to all high-performing students, while also enjoying immediate user-friendly productivity and learning cross-platform computer fluency for life.
UberStudent is designed around a "core academic skills" approach to student success—the research and writing, reading, studying, and self-management skills that are essential to all students regardless of their academic major, as well as secondary students who are preparing for college. UberStudent can be easily extended for specific academic disciplines, especially STEM areas, using its on-board tools for discovering and installing software.
As the user's Linux for everyone, UberStudent is also decked out for graphics, multimedia, messaging, and even games for not only learning but needed down time, all with the needs of especially students in mind.
Personal Note: I ran across this Distro - sounded interesting so gave it a try. I quickly experienced why they say it's mainly for students and writers - but you know what? Most all of us is a "student" of some kind - even old geezers like me! I LOVE THIS LINUX DISTRO - it's a "live CD" that can be used from memory or installed, at any time, if you decide to.
Revive Your Old Hardware With Linux
Bring your old PC or removable media back to life with any of these super small Linux distros. This could be a great way to provide a simple computer for a relative who doesn’t need all the bloat of a more complex operating system. These Linux distros will allow them to surf the web, watch and listen to media, check email, and create simple documents.
ArchBang is based on Arch Linux and inspired by CrunchBang, which was another lightweight Linux distro. It’s is essentially Arch Linux made easier. It includes the power and flexibility of Arch Linux without the complex setup and installation.
ArchBang works on i686 or x86_64 compatible machines, uses 700MB of disk space, and requires 256MB of memory. It uses the OpenBox window manager
You can use ArchBang as a fully featured desktop operating system or as a portable, live OS. It’s fast, stable, and always up to date.
Damn Small Linux
Damn Small Linux, or DSL, was designed to run graphical applications on older PC hardware. Think machines with early Pentium processors (such as the 486 series) and very little memory. It’s light enough to run with as little as 16MB of memory, and it can also be run fully in memory with as little as 128MB.
DSL started as an experiment to see how much software could fit into 50MB, but it eventually evolved into a full-fledged Linux distribution. It can be installed onto storage media with small capacities, like USB flash drives and memory cards, and onto a CD. You can also do a traditional installation onto a hard drive as a Debian desktop OS.
DSL includes a nearly complete desktop, and a very small core of command line tools. The applications available in DSL have been chosen for the best balance of functionality, size, and speed.
elementaryOS is a fast and open replacement for Windows or macOS. A beautiful and powerful Linux operating system that will even run on old computers.
Elive is a lightweight Linux distro with its own custom desktop environment. It’s based on Debian and comes pre-installed with all the apps you need, including games.
If you’ve used a Mac before, you should be comfortable using Elive. It has a Mac-like dock and virtual desktops like Mac’s Spaces.
The desktop in Elive is a customized version of Enlightenment which offers a light and beautiful experience. It works well, even on very old PCs. The minimum requirements for Elive are a CPU speed of 300MHz, 700MB of disk space, and 128MB of memory.
Porteus is a lightweight, but complete, Linux distro that is optimized to run from a USB flash drive. Don’t have one? Don’t worry! Porteus will also work on an SD card, CD, DVD, hard drive, or other bootable storage media. It’s small and insanely fast, allowing you to boot and get online while other operating systems are still thinking about booting.
Porteus runs on any Intel, AMD, or VIA x86/64 processor, requiring only 512MB of disk space and 256MB of memory. No hard disk is required, as it can run from removable storage media. If you use Porteus on a removable storage media device, you can take advantage of its “Persistent” mode, which saves data directly on the storage device.
It is available in both 32-bit (perfect for older PCs) and 64-bit. Akiosk editon is also available, which is a minimal system that is locked down for use by the public on web terminals.
Puppy Linux is a very lightweight Linux distro that should only be installed on and run from a USB flash drive, SD card, CD, DVD, hard drive, or other bootable storage media.
The minimum requirements include a 233MHz processor, 512MB free hard drive space (to create an optional save file), and 128MB of memory. The optional save file allows you to save your data directly on the removable media and run the system, with your saved data, on any computer.
SliTaz, or Simple Light Incredible Temporary Autonomous Zone, is a lightweight, fully-featured, working graphical Linux distro that’s small, fast, stable, and easy to use.
The minimum hardware requirements include an i486 or x86 Intel-compatible processor, 80MB of disk space, and 192MB of memory (or as low as 16MB, depending on which version of SliTaz you use).
While SliTaz is running, you can use the removable media for other tasks or even eject it. The system runs in memory. SliTaz also has a “persistent” feature that allows you to store your data and personal settings directly on the removable media.
When the system is running you can eject the LiveCD and use your CD drive for other tasks. The Live system provides a fully-featured, working graphical distro and lets you keep your data and personal settings on persistent media.
WattOS is a lightweight, fully featured Linux distro based on Ubuntu that you can run from a USB flash drive, CD, or other removable media, run in kiosk mode, or install to a hard drive.
The minimum hardware requirements include any Intel or AMD processor, 700MB of disk space, and 192MB of memory for the Microwatt edition of wattOS (more if you use the LXDE edition).
The Microwatt edition is extremely lightweight and based on the i3 tiling window manager. It offers low resource requirements and simplicity. The LXDE edition is a lightweight, fully featured, and customizable desktop operating system that is great for beginners.
Note: When asked for a login in wattOS, enter “guest” as the user name and no password.
WANT A MORE POWERFUL AND POPULAR LINUX DISTRO?
bewildering choice and the ever increasing number of Linux
distributions can be confusing for those who are new to Linux.
This page section lists the most popular Linux distributions
(plus an honourable mention of FreeBSD, by far the most popular
of all of the BSDs), which are generally considered as most
widely-used by Linux users around the world. There are no figures
to back it up and there are many other distributions that might
suit your particular purpose better, but as a general rule, all
of these are popular and have very active forums or mailing lists
where you can ask questions if you get stuck.
Pros: Superb collection of "minty" tools developed in-house, hundreds of user-friendly enhancements, inclusion of multimedia codecs, open to users' suggestions
Cons: The alternative "community" editions don't always include the latest features, the project does not issue security advisories
Software package management: Advanced Package Tool (APT) with mintInstall using DEB packages (compatible with Ubuntu repositories)
Available editions: A "Main" edition (with MATE and Cinnamon), "Community" editions (with KDE and Xfce), Linux Mint "Debian" edition (with MATE or Cinnamon)
Pros: Fixed release cycle and support period; long-term support (LTS) variants with 5 years of security updates; novice-friendly; wealth of documentation, both official and user-contributed
Cons: Lacks compatibility with Debian; frequent major changes tend to drive some users away, the Unity user interface has been criticised as being more suitable for mobile devices than desktop computers; non-LTS releases come with only 9 months of security support
Software package management: Advanced Package Tool (APT) using DEB packages
Suggested Ubuntu-based alternatives: Linux Mint (desktop), elementary OS (desktop), Zorin OS (desktop), Pinguy OS (desktop), Trisquel GNU/Linux (free software), Bodhi Linux (desktop with Enlightenment)
Pros: Very stable; remarkable quality control; includes over 30,000 software packages; supports more processor architectures than any other Linux distribution
Cons: Conservative - due to its support for many processor architectures, newer technologies are not always included; slow release cycle (one stable release every 1 - 3 years); discussions on developer mailing lists and blogs can be uncultured at times
Software package management: Advanced Package Tool (APT) using DEB packages
Available editions: Installation CD/DVD and live CD images for 12 processor architectures, including all 32-bit and 64-bit processors from Intel, AMD, Power and others
Pros: Beginner-friendly; excellent central configuration utility; very good out-of-the-box support for dozens of languages; installable live media
Cons: Lacks reputation and mindshare following its fork from Mandriva, some concern over the developers' ability to maintain the distribution long-term on a volunteer basis
Software package management: URPMI with Rpmdrake (a graphical front-end for URPMI) using RPM packages
Available editions: installation DVDs for 32-bit (i586) and 64-bit (x86_64) processors; installable live CDs for 32-bit (i586) processors
Pros: Highly innovative; outstanding security features; large number of supported packages; strict adherence to the free software philosophy; availability of live CDs featuring many popular desktop environments
Cons: Fedora's priorities tend to lean towards enterprise features, rather than desktop usability; some bleeding edge features, such as early switch to KDE 4 and GNOME 3, occasionally alienate some desktop users
Software package management: YUM graphical and command line utility using RPM packages
Available editions: Fedora for 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) processors; also live CD editions with GNOME, KDE, LXDE, MATE and Xfce desktops
Suggested Fedora-based alternatives: Korora (live DVD with GNOME, KDE, LXDE or Xfce)
Pros: Comprehensive and intuitive configuration tool; large repository of software packages, excellent web site infrastructure and printed documentation
Cons: Novell's patent deal with Microsoft in November 2006 seemingly legitimised Microsoft's intellectual property claims over Linux; its resource-heavy desktop setup and graphical utilities are sometimes seen as "bloated and slow"
Software package management: YaST graphical and command-line utility using RPM packages
Available editions: openSUSE for 32-bit (i386), 64-bit (x86_64) processors (also installable live CD edition); SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop/Server for i586, IA64, PowerPC, s390, s390x and x86_64 architectures
Pros: Excellent software management infrastructure; unparalleled customisation and tweaking options; superb online documentation
Cons: Occasional instability and risk of breakdown
Software package management: "Pacman" using TAR.XZ packages
Available editions: Minimal installation CD and network installation CD images for 64-bit (x86_64) processors
Suggested Arch-based and Arch-like alternatives: Manjaro Linux (live with Cinnamon, Enlightenment, KDE, LXDE, MATE, Openbox, Xfce), Antergos (live with GNOME 3), ArchBang Linux (lightweight with Openbox), Chakra GNU/Linux (live CD with KDE), Bridge Linux (live with GNOME, KDE, LXDE and Xfce), Parabola GNU/Linux (free software), KaOS (live with KDE)
Pros: Extremely well-tested, stable and reliable; free to download and use; comes with 7+ years of free security updates;
Cons: Lacks latest Linux technologies; occasionally the project fails to live up its promise to deliver timely security updates and new stable releases
Software package management: YUM graphical and command line utility using RPM packages
Available editions: Installation DVDs and installable live CDs (with GNOME) for i386 and x86_64 processors; older versions (3.x and 4.x) also available for Alpha, IA64 and IBM z-series (s390, s390x) processors.
Pros: Out-of-the-box support for graphics drivers, browser plugins and media codecs; rolling-release update mechanism; up-to-date software
Cons: no out-of-the-box support for non-English languages; lacks release planning and security advisories
Software package management: Advanced Package Tool (APT) using RPM packages
Available editions: KDE, KDE Full Monty, KDE Minime, LXDE, LXDE Mini, Openbox, Openbox Bonsai, KDE for 64-bit (x86_64) processor architectures
Pros: Considered highly stable, clean and largely bug-free, strong adherence to UNIX principles
Cons: Limited number of officially supported applications; conservative in terms of base package selection; complex upgrade procedure
Software package management: "pkgtool" using TXZ packages
Available editions: Installation CDs and DVD for 32-bit (i486) and 64-bit (x86_64) processors
Pros: Fast and stable; availability of over 24,000 software applications (or "ports") for installation; very good documentation
Cons: Tends to lag behind Linux in terms of support for new and exotic hardware, limited availability of commercial applications; lacks graphical configuration tools
Software package management: A complete command-line package management infrastructure using either binary packages or source-based "ports" (TBZ)
Available editions: Installation CDs for AMD64, ARM/ARMEL, i386, IA64, MIPS/MIPSEL, PC98 PowerPC, SPARC64 and Xbox processors
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