Counting since 9.11.2005
Copyright © 1996-2009 by Prof. Timo Salmi
Last modified Sat 31-Oct-2009 10:32:29
A1: Most often the best answer is to look through file lists. We have several such lists which should together have quite a good coverage of the shareware, freeware and public domain programs that used to be in circulation. The lists and files to see include
A3: Try Garbo's grep search engine.
A4: Utilize general search a service like Google's Advanced Groups Search for news announcements about program uploads to FTP sites. If you are looking for general material (and why not also the programs), there are very useful general search engines on the net. I have links to some of them at "Timo's collection of http links, Part 2 ". I recommend e.g. Yahoo, Hotbot and InfoSeek.
A5: Please do not email "looking for a program" questions to Garbo's moderators. We are pleased to try to help, and your email is welcome, but we are extremely pressed for time. We simply cannot afford the effort to find programs for the users on an individual email consultation basis. Please post these questions to the Usenet news. E.g. comp.archives.msdos.d is a proper newsgroup for looking for shareware, freeware and public domain MS-DOS programs. Another useful option is alt.comp.shareware. The advantage with asking on the newsgroups is that they have more readers with potential answers. Another advantage about using them is that then also the other users might benefit from those potential answers. For a fuller set of newsgroups please see "Timo's selection of Usenet newsgroups ".