Links to Interesting Stuff

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BitKinex – FTP, SFTP, WebDAV client for Windows XP/Vista/7

NuPack – NuPack is a free, open source developer focused package management system for the .NET platform intent on simplifying the process of incorporating third party libraries into a .NET application during development.

PowerGUI VSX – Visual Studio Extensions for PowerShell

PHP Manager for IIS – PHP Manager for IIS is a tool for managing one or many PHP installations on IIS 7 and IIS 7.5 servers. – A free system monitor I happened across – A cool Windows 7 taskbar enhancement. Allows you to create stacks of programs to launch from the taskbar. – A PowerShell-based Workflow tool – A somewhat outdated, but cool and free PowerShell monitoring utility – PowerShell Community Extensions. Adds a number of useful cmdlets to PowerShell. – Available as part of the Windows 7 Resource Kit, the PowerShell Pack contains 10 modules to help you do more with PowerShell – A free PowerShell integrated development environment (IDE) from Quest Software

Free .NET Libraries

oauth-dot-net – A .NET library which provides full OAuth consumer and provider support.

Twitterizer – A .NET library for Twitter folk. Implements OAuth. Requires .NET 3.5+

DNS Client .NET – Perform simple as well as advanced DNS lookups from .NET code against any DNS server.

Punycode / IDN .NET – Punycode (and de-code) domain names containing international (non-english) characters in .NET code.

Packet.Net – High performance .Net assembly for dissecting and constructing network packets such as ethernet, ip, tcp, udp etc.

SharpPcap – SharpPcap is a cross-platform packet capture framework for the .NET environment, based on the famous pcap / WinPcap libraries

Pcap.Net – Pcap.Net is a .NET wrapper for WinPcap written in C++/CLI and C#.

DotNetOpenAuth – DotNetOpenAuth is a C# library that adds OpenID 2.0 Provider and Relying Party, OAuth Consumer and Service Provider, and InfoCard Selector support to your web site

OpenTK – The Open Toolkit is an advanced, low-level C# library that wraps OpenGL, OpenCL and OpenAL.

Visifire – A free, animated charting library for Microsoft .NET

Dundas Charts – A very powerful .NET charting solution

dot-net-transitions – A library for animated UI transitions for .NET

HTML Agility Pack – A .NET code library that allows you to parse "out of the web" HTML files.

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