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Arachnophilia-philia

So everyone seems to have their favorite software they gush about, and seeing the problems I've had with Firefox, LJ icons based on them makes me twitch as much as anything else.

However, I will admit there is ONE software I am using and proud to pimp whenever I can.

Arachnophilia

That's the software I use for my websites. It's simple, practical, light, and you know what? It's FREE. You've got to read the author's page about freeware. And he's calling to boycott Microsoft, which I would totally do if I didn't also want to boycott Apple AND Linux, for various reasons, which leaves me with "the evil I know" :P

I don't use half of its capacities I'm sure, and you can do more than simple webpages like mines with it, but really... There isn't any other like that.

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bendy1
Jan. 6th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
*downloads*

I'm tired of notepad :)
hiyami
Jan. 7th, 2006 11:19 am (UTC)
I actually downloaded the latest version then uninstalled it and moved back to the more ancient Java-less one, because I couldn't be bothered installing the Java Runtime, and because in my experience, Java versions are slower / heavier than the other ones.

And one reason why I love Arachnophilia is for how "light" it is.
I don't want to install recent versions of Paint Shop Pro past the v7, because I can't stand to wait 5 min to load it each time I want to view a picture or crop it into an icon... I have Photoshop is for the "heavy" works.
bendy1
Jan. 7th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)
Is the javaless one still up there? I'll have a look later. But yeah, I use crappy programmes for basic stuff. I hate waiting for things to load, I dunno how I'd cope if I had to go back to the dialup I had for years. Or god forbid the 486's in the older labs at university...*shudders*
hiyami
Jan. 7th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's down the same page.
They just warn it's not longer supported, but since I never had to ask them anything, it doesn't make a difference for me.

And I think I meant "launch" instead of "load" in the prev. comment, as in launching the program, but it's the same word in French so eh...
ellorgast
Jan. 7th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
I went back to the java-less version, as well. For what I use it for, I've never needed anything more than that.
hiyami
Jan. 7th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
I was actually reminded of it all because I have to re-install my computer from scratch, so I haven't re-installed the Java Runtime yet, and I'm not sure I'll need it. So I couldn't even run the Java version of Arachno with it. I don't think I ever tried it, so it can be good.

Apparently, one BIG asset of it is that it runs on all systems, instead of being just for Windows like the previous versions. So yaye to that, but I'll stick to the javaless since I don't need more.
ellorgast
Jan. 6th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
I swear by Arachnophilia, too. I've been using it for years for both my text and HTML documents, and it's always been a faithful tool. My main love for it stems from the fact that it doesn't bog itself down with complicated functions--it's as simple as notepad and more funtional than most HTML editors.
hiyami
Jan. 7th, 2006 11:21 am (UTC)
Yep, that's why I love it as well. I hate all those supposedly sophisticated tools that take an hour to launch because they have a bazillion filters / options, that you never have the use for, but they won't even do the couple of things that are REALLY useful...

An HTML editor that's less than 2 Mb and does all I need. Makes you think all the other ones are full of sh*t.
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