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(October 2015)

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Version 1.01, release date: October 21, 2015
AdvancedRun is a simple tool for Windows that allows you to run a program with different settings that you choose, including - low or high priority, start directory, main window state (Minimized/Maximized), run the program with different user or permissions, Operating system compatibility settings, and environment variables. You can also save the desired settings into a configuration file and then run the program automatically from command-line with the desired settings.

CPU-Z Portable
Version 1.74, release date: October 17, 2015
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system:
- Processor name and number, codename, process, package, cache levels.
- Mainboard and chipset.
- Memory type, size, timings, and module specifications (SPD).
- Real time measurement of each core's internal frequency, memory frequency.

Version 1.47, release date: October 19, 2015
DevManView is an alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows, which displays all devices and their properties in flat table, instead of tree viewer. In addition to displaying the devices of your local computer, DevManView also allows you view the devices list of another computer on your network, as long as you have administrator access rights to this computer. DevManView can also load the devices list from external instance of Windows and disable unwanted devices. This feature can be useful if you have Windows operating system with booting problems, and you want to disable the problematic device.

Version 1.6.56815, release date: October 28, 2015
PotPlayer is a comprehensive video and audio player. PotPlayer is a much improved/faster version of KMPlayer, including ffdshow and some other stuff to connect to a Korean-only video/chat network. It supports seamless playback (up to 1000 AVI/WMV/MKV/MPG files at once, mixed containers are allowed), auto-resume on the last 200 opened files, has fully configurable XML skin files and also a D3D exclusive mode.

Version 2.23, release date: October 11, 2015
Qsel is a 'launcher' for frequently used programs, documents and web links.
- Create any number of categories with individual launcher window settings
- Easy configuration of launcher windows using drag&drop
- Switch categories: click on category title opens popup menu; back to previous (stacked)
- Access to options and configuration through context menu (right mouse click)
- SystemTray mode with tray menu for quick access to all windows and functions...

Version 1.9.3, release date: October 10, 2015
SnakeTail is a Windows tail utility for monitoring growing log files. Features: Monitor texts log files; Monitor Windows Event Logs; Multiple Window Modes supported (MDI, Tabbed, Floating); Save and load entire window session; Sentence color highlight based on keywords; Quickly jump between highlighted sentences; Search in the entire text log file; Tail new log files with a simple drag drop from Windows Explorer; Filtering of Windows Event Logs using regular expressions; Display simple process statistics in window title bar (RAM + CPU usage + TRX/Sec); Stop and start Windows service by right clicking in the tail window; Customize tail Window color and font.

SoftPerfect RAM Disk
Version 3.4.7, release date: October 29, 2015
SoftPerfect RAM Disk is a free high-performance RAM disk application that lets you have a disk on your computer entirely stored in the memory. As the memory is much faster than physical hard disks, it makes sense to store temporary data on a fast in-memory disk to achieve a higher performance. The program creates a virtual disk residing in the computer RAM accessible in Windows Explorer and other applications, allowing you to store any temporary information on this disk.

Version 0.14.0, release date: October 24, 2015
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go. Features: Realistic simulation of the sky, sunrise and sunset; Default catalogue of over 600,000 stars; Downloadable additional catalogues for up to 210 million stars; Catalog data for all New General Catalogue (NGC) objects; Images of almost all Messier objects and the Milky Way; Artistic illustrations for all 88 modern constellations; More than a dozen different cultures with their constellations; Solar and lunar eclipse simulation; ...

Subtitle Edit
Version 3.4.10, release date: October 6, 2015
Subtitle Edit (SE) is a free (open source) editor for video subtitles. With SE you can easily adjust a subtitle if it is out of sync with the video in several different ways. You can also use SE for making new subtitles from scratch (do use the time-line/waveform/spectrogram) or translating subtitles. Some features: Create/adjust/sync/translate subtitle lines; Convert between SubRib, MicroDVD, Advanced Sub Station Alpha, Sub Station Alpha, D-Cinema, SAMI, youtube sbv, and many more (200+ different formats!); ...

Sumatra PDF
Version 3.1, release date: October 24, 2015
Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows. Sumatra PDF is powerful, small, portable and starts up very fast. Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority.

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