IceChat

IceChat

Web site: icechat.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C#
First release: April 8, 2002
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IceChat – an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client that can be used in 64bit versions of Windows 7/8/8.1 and Windows 10.

IceChat is a very user friendly program that can be setup in a matter of minutes. IceChat is capable of connecting to multiple servers and channels all at once, with ease, so you can easily chat with your friends in your favorite channels.

IceChat has some unique features that set it apart from other similar programs. Most users truly enjoy the built in Emoticons. The Favorite Server Tree is truly fantastic, and because IceChat is built around its multi-server capabilities, it is an essential part of IceChat that makes it that much easier to use.

IceChat started in development in 2000, and has gone through many changes in its interface, design, and of course its many features.
IceChat is FreeWare, meaning anyone can use it, at no cost. IceChat 9 is open sourced, written in C#, and available at Github.

The main IceChat Support channel is located on Quakenet (irc.quakenet.org) in the #icechat channel. The IceChat 9 Support/Developer channel is located on Freenode in the #icechat channel.

The project founder is Paul Vanderzee.

Ares Galaxy

Ares Galaxy

Web site: aresgalaxy.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Object Pascal
First release: 2002
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Ares Galaxy – a free, open source BitTorrent and chat program that uses its own decentralized supernode/leaf network.

Ares Galaxy has a simple, quick access interface with a built in audio/video viewer. Ares allows you to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares’ peer-to-peer (P2P) network. As a member of the virtual community, you can search and download just about any file shared by other users. The latest versions also support the BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations.

Features:
– Fast and Reliable – Ares Galaxy automatically finds more sources and downloads files from many users at once. Increase the speed of your downloads, and enjoy one of the most easy-to-use BitTorrent clients.
– Search Files – Ares Galaxy search engine helps you find exactly what you want, quickly! Just as you google for the best airfare, you can now avoid to explore every single torrent site or perform multiple web searches.
– Works with Firewalls – Ares Galaxy works behind firewalls and requires zero configuration. Ares Galaxy works well also on restricted networks, so that data sharing is enabled between two peers behind a firewall.

Shareaza

Shareaza

Web site: shareaza.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2002
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Shareaza – a multi-network peer-to-peer file-sharing client supporting Gnutella² G2, Gnutella, eDonkey2000 / eMule, DC++, HTTP, FTP and BitTorrent / DHT protocols for Windows or Wine.

Features:
– A Completely FREE P2P Client
– Phenomenal Multi-Network Support: Shareaza can connect to up to 4 separate Peer-to-Peer networks, providing access to hundreds of thousands of diverse users, all from one single program. You can download/upload from these networks: EDonkey2000, Gnutella, BitTorrent and Gnutella2 (G2).
– Shareaza Introduces “Collections”: Shareaza introduces yet another innovative feature: Collections! Collections group previews of album covers, descriptions, and song lists all in one complete package. Once you’ve discovered the collection, just click the file-list to download.
– Kick-ass Interface with loads of features: This P2P client has a lot to offer and you reap all the benefits. With Shareaza’s well designed interface you can do a lot more than all the other clients out there, why don’t you read on to check out the rest of Shareaza’s great features.
– Sophisticated file-hashing: Say adios to corrupted files and mp3s that skip. Shareaza detects and fixes corruption before the download completes.
– Multiple results tabs: Each search is displayed in a new window. Your search results will never be overwritten. Shareaza runs the searches you want, when you want.
– Previews, users comments, and ratings: Get picture and movie previews right from the search panel. Even view comments and ratings written by users like you. Shareaza ensures you avoid those fakes and download the real deal.
– Choose from dozens of different looks or even make your own skin and share it to the world.
– Translated into over Ten different languages (and counting), Shareaza is equipped with full Unicode support for true international searches and downloads. Shareaza is perfect for anyone, anywhere in the world.
– Extend the functionality of Shareaza with plug-in modules, the sky is the limit. You can even create your own.
– Media Player: Play all types of video and audio files, watch visualisations, edit playlists, and even control the player with a snazzy remote. Shareaza is your one-stop media solution.
– Preview filters: Want to view that video file before it has finished downloading? Well, Shareaza has the ability to preview your incomplete audio and video files.
– Chat with a friend or someone you’ve just met: You can chat with friends one-on-one while you’re using Shareaza, pass on a message or get to know another Shareaza user.
– Block unwanted attention: With the help of security block lists, a highly-sophisticated IP and client filter, you have the ability to block malicious companies and clients. Shareaza keeps you safe.

Ventrilo

Ventrilo

Web site: ventrilo.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: August 2002
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Ventrilo – a freeware VoIP client which includes text chat, and is available for OS X and MS Windows users. Ventrilo is the next evolutionary step of Voice over IP (VoIP) group communications software. It includes the ability to change the look-n-feel of the client window via Themes, and also the availability to transfer files to select Users. Side-Control-Panels for quick one-click access to many of the menu functions. And break-out Main/Channel windows.

Ventrilo uses a strict client-server based connection that is always encrypted. User data is never collected or stored, hence it can not be shared/sold to external entities. All text-chat communications/audio-recordings are stored locally on the Client computer.

Ventrilo Servers are hosted in secure data-centers located world-wide. The use of data-centers provides for security, power backup, sufficient internet bandwidth, and maximum uptime.

Ventrilo is best known for its superior sound quality and minimal use of CPU resources so as not to interfere with normal operations of the computer or during online game competitions. It is also preferred for the simple User interface that any first time computer User can very quickly learn because the most commonly used features are immediately visible and can be activated with a single click of the mouse.

Some Features:
– Voice communication with multiple Users and/or multiple servers.
– Configurable Cross-channel communications.
– Phantom Users for ‘listening-only’ on other channels.
– User-to-User private conversations, both voice and text.
– Individual channels that can be created dynamically.
– Channel ‘Invisible-Transmit’ option.
– Sub channels.
– Muted channels.
– Queued channels.
– Channel transmit time limits.
– Channel client limits.
– Channel feature filtering.
– Ranking option per-channel to limit which Users can transmit.
– Password protected server/channel login option.
– Advanced server/channel control options and filters.
– Individual Admin passwords for channels.
– Text-to-speech (TTS) voice generation.
– and much more…

MyBB

MyBB

Web site: mybb.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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MyBB (previously: MyBulletinBoard) – an open source web application for creating and running a discussion forum. The project was founded by Chris Boulton in 2002 under the name DevBB as an XMB fork.

MyBB is written in the PP programming language and uses MySQL to write data. It also supports PostgreSQL and SQLite databases.

The most important functions are:
– creating many forums on one database, including a multilingual forums
– large configuration options
– skins management and appearance modification
– plugin support
– user evaluation and reputation system
– ability to quickly edit posts and threads
– auto-complete form fields
– private messaging system
– attachment support
– assigning moderators to selected departments
– registration of moderators work
– granting selected permissions to different user groups
– moving threads and entries
– option of banning users
– email notifications about new posts
– creating surveys
– creating a list of favorite threads
– generating threads for printing
– fast response
– signatures, avatars, friend lists and people ignored

Invision Community

Invision Community

Web site: invisioncommunity.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: Proprietary
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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Invision Community (previously: IPS Community Suite) – a proprietary internet community software produced by Invision Power Services Inc. The software is written in PHP and uses MySQL as a database management system.

Invision Community comes from Invision Power Board, which can be purchased separately and requires IP.Suite. Up to version 3.4 of Invision Power Board, employees gradually expanded their product line with additional community-focused applications, such as: IP.Blog, IP.Gallery and IP.Content. However, IP.Board was always required because many aspects of the core and other applications relied on it. Starting with IP.Suite 4, they decided to opt out of IP.Board as their “flagship” product and standardize version numbering and release schedule for all of their applications.

The software also provides tools and documentation to enable community to create its own applications, themes and other things that can be shared for free or sold to other customers through its own Invision Power Services community.

Discuz!

Discuz!

Web site: discuz.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform:
License: Proprietary
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: March 2002
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Discuz! – a software for building an internet forum, written in PHP and developed by Comsenz Technology Co., Ltd. The application supports MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. This is the most popular internet forum application used in China.

Discuz! is free for personal use, a commercial license allows for paid usege which cost is around 3000 RMB. The software is officially available in Chinese. It was also officially developed in English, but development was interrupted for financial reasons. Unofficial English and other language versions are available on some web sites.

Discuz! was created and based on another internet application called “Asia XMB” (XMB forum) by Dai Zhikang as “Crossday Bulletin (CDB)” in March 2002. In October 15 it was renamed to “Discuz!”, and in February 2003 Comsenz Technology Co. Ltd. was founded.

A free and commercial version has been available since June 2003. Version 6.1.0 of the software depends on existing UCenter installation, which is an interface that connects all Comsenz products to a website. This is user management software, so information such as private messages can be used on all Comsenz products on the same page. Another innovation is integration of Chinese marketing service provider Insenz.

Comsenz was acquired by Tencent in August 2010.
Discuz! X 1.0 was developed in 2010, combining it with: other SNSs, web portals, groups and open platforms produced by the company.

Beehive

Beehive

Web site: beehiveforum.co.uk
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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Beehive – an online forum/message board system with several powerful features, written by several members of what is now called “Teh Forum”.

Main features:
– Frame-based layout, for easy navigation.
– Reply-to-user posting and e-mail notification.
– Powerful HTML posting, without security risks.
– Extendable user profiles.
– Flexible relationships system.
– Private Messaging system.
– Multiple style options, including dyslexia support.
– Advanced word-filtering facility.
– Comprehensive user permissions.
– Full, easy to use admin tools.

Requirements:
– PHP 5.3.0 or above
– MySQL 5.1.41 or above
– PCRE 6.6 compiled with –enable-utf8 –enable-unicode-properties

Tux Commander

Tux Commander

Web site: tuxcmd.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Managers, File Transfer
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Object Pascal
First release: November 13, 2002

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Tux Commander – a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers. The main goal of this project is to create powerful and user friendly file manager for Unix operating systems.

General features:
– Graphical application, uses GTK2 windowing toolkit
– Two directory panels side by side (vertical)
– Tabbed interface, buttons for quick access to favorite places
– Configurable mounter bar for quick access to removable media and network shares
– Multilingual user interface
– Basic VFS (Virtual File System) support, allowing you to browse archives and network places
– Extendable via plugin system, several VFS modules available in the distribution
– Portable, no installation required, usable right after the extraction
– Designed for GNOME and XFCE desktop environments while preserving complete independency (libraries are loaded dynamically when available)
– Extension-based file type actions (associations)
– Threaded file operations
– Large files (> 4GB) support
– Main application written in Object Pascal language (with FreePascal as default compiler), plugins are written in C/C++ language
– Sources available in GIT repository

The project developer is Tomáš Bžatek.
The latest version of Tux Commander 0.6.70 was released in 2009.

Easy2Sync

Easy2Sync

Web site: www.itsth.de/en/produkte/easy2sync.php
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Windows
License: Propritary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2002

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Easy2Sync – a backup and file sync application created for MS Windows users. It’s possible to sync your files from your mobile / tablet PC (in general Shell/MTP device) with your PC or (s)FTP server. Simply connect by USB and sync. This words for example with the iPhone, iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy/Note and many other devices.

Main features:
– Synchronization over any network type. LAN, WLAN, it doesn’t matter as long as the Windows network recognizes it, it will also work with Easy2Sync
– Requests may be turned off, so that Easy2Sync can work on its own
– Timer-based synchronization is supported
– Unlimited files and directories (Only Home and Business Edition)
– Synchronize on windows start or shutdown
– Synchronize FTP servers
– Easy2Sync also runs as service
– Renamed directories are being recognized

The project developer is Thomas Holz.