Freeware Files: Five Unmentioned, but not Unappreciated, UI Apps for your Desktop!

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YCIGAFSN

Don't go for 3dna. It hasn't been updated for well over six years. There is no support whatsoever. There are only a couple of people hanging around the forum that say they will fix the problems, etc. and keep saying they are working on it, but you will never have a problem resolved. I made the mistake of purchasing it about 6 or 7 years ago. There were bugs that prevented it from being used well on AMD systems and with ATI cards. They made excuses for 2 years about fixing the problem. I gave up on them. 3dna is no longer being supported, updated or anything else. DO NOT get 3dna.

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lien_meat

3DNA seems like 3D microsoft bob to me after reading about it.  Hopefully it's use is better, cause we all know what a success microsoft bob was...

SharpEnviro looks to me to be a gnome desktop clone for windows.  Can anyone confirm or deny that the user experience is comparable in some way?  I much prefer gnome to the normal windows shell.

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reutnes

If you're an XP user that doesn't want to upgrade to 7, but would like the taskbar, check out ViGlance.  It does just about everything the 7 taskbar does.

http://lee-soft.com/viglance/ 

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X2brute

It just so happens I liked samurize! It was way easier for me to work with, it did have a bit of a learning curve but didn't take long before I had system meters and a cool clock made out of pie charts! The gui made it so I could actually TELL what was going on! And I never had crashes or instabilty, I can't however say the same about rainmeter, I've had glitches galore and its just a confusing jumbled mess, but it works on windows 7 so I use it

If a bear tries to dump in the woods but a tree falls on him with no one around, is the pope's hat still funny?

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shadowstar

3dna installed a program that i hate to use or even see and that is the my search toolbar. I find it to be full of bugs and a piece of adware and do not like it on my system. I will not recommend this product.

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TheMurph

If I'm correct, I believe you have to uncheck an option during the installation to avoid getting a toolbar on your system.  I hate programs that do this in the installer...

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shadowstar

There was no such option for that and when I tried to give the site feedback about this the page would not appear therefore I decided to put it on your site. This has been the only piece of software I have ever had problems with that you all have picked.

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WindowsXP

My samurize days were spent permanetly screwing up my UI, having me do an emergency restore three times in one day,  but maybe I need to stop being so clumsy this time around..

 

But 3DNA looks awesome!

EDIT: Theres a pay version, which probably means the free version is cripped beyond belief. 

 

On the bright side, this inspired me to begin working with UI mods :o

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deadsolid

Samurize deserves to die in a fire.  It would do nothing but crash and the editor was incredibly confusing. 

Imma Rainmeter fanboy....can you tell?

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