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(January 2017)

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Version 7.0.5, release date: January 1, 2017
The CrystalDiskInfo application was designed to help you view details about your hard disck drive.
- Show S.M.A.R.T Information
- Show HDD Information
- Change dialog design
- Internationalization (i18n).

Version 27.0.0, release date: January 25, 2017
FossaMail is an Open Source, Mozilla Thunderbird-based mail, news and chat client for Windows, brought to you by the Pale Moon developer (and therefore not affiliated with the Mozilla Corporation). It is an optimized and reconfigured re-build of Mozilla Thunderbird ESR (Extended Support Releases).

gBurner Virtual Drive
Version 4.3, release date: January 10, 2017
gBurner Virtual Drive is a free utility designed for creating and managing virtual CD / DVD drives. For anyone who deals with CD/DVD-based programs - it is a MUST. gBurner Virtual Drive allows you to use almost all CD/DVD image without burning them onto CD or DVD in order to easily access your favorite games, music, or software programs - It works like a real CD/DVD-ROM: You can run programs, play games, or listen to music from your virtual CD/DVD-ROM.

Version 0.13.2, release date: January 13, 2017
Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. How does it work? Just pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host. Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows for production use and live sets.

Version 0.92, release date: January 4, 2017
Inkscape is a drawing and painting tool similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, and Xara X, but with features, new tools, and interface style of its own. It emphasizes the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format, but reads and writes a wealth of other formats including PDF, so it is an easy complement to your other graphics and desktop tools. Best of all, Inkscape is created *by* the community *for* the community: Inkscape is 100% Open Source and freely available to everyone in the world. Whether you are an illustrator, designer, web designer or just someone who needs to create some vector imagery, Inkscape is for you!

MiTeC System Information X
Version 2.2.0, release date: January 22, 2017
This application is based on MiTeC System Information Component Suite and provides complex system information about your system. It has capability to save brief text of full XML report and store data in structured storage file (readable by using standard Windows API), that can be lately viewed as well.

Pazera Free FLV to AVI Converter
Version 1.12, release date: January 26, 2017
Pazera Free FLV to AVI Converter is an absolutely free application that converts Flash Video files (FLV, SWF) to AVI or MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2). FLV files are commonly used in the Internet by YouTube, Yahoo Video and other video services. That files are not supported by Windows Media Player and other popular media players. To display FLV video you need to convert that file to more reliable format, such as AVI or MPG.

Version 1.88, release date: January 22, 2017
ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of MS-Office, Windows, and SQL Server installed on your computer. You can view this information for your current running operating system, or for another operating system/computer - by using command-line options. This utility can be useful if you lost the product key of your Windows/Office, and you want to reinstall it on your computer.

Version 5.2.8, release date: January 12, 2017
USBDLM (USB Drive Letter Manager) is a Windows service that gives control over Window's drive letter assignment for USB drives. Running as service makes it independent of the logged on user's privileges, so there is no need to give the users the privilege to change drive letters. It automatically solves conflicts between USB drives and network or subst drives of the currently logged on user. Furthermore you can define new default letters for USB drives and much more.

Version 2.48, release date: January 28, 2017
VidCoder is a DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows. It uses HandBrake as its encoding engine. Calling directly into the HandBrake library gives it a more rich UI than the official HandBrake Windows GUI.
- Multi-threaded
- MP4, MKV containers
- H.264 encoding with x264, the world’s best video encoder
- Completely integrated encoding pipeline: everything is in one process and no huge intermediate temporary files
- H.265, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, VP8, Theora video
- AAC, MP3, Vorbis, AC3, FLAC audio encoding and AAC/AC3/MP3/DTS/DTS-HD passthrough
- Target bitrate, size or quality for video
- 2-pass encoding
- Decomb, detelecine, deinterlace, rotate, reflect filters
- Batch encoding
- Instant source previews
- Creates small encoded preview clips
- Pause, resume encoding.

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