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Old 04-13-2007, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am planning to create a web site that will offer free software downloads. I plan to put up some free programs such as AVG antivirus, CCleaner, Adware and others. Iím not planning to do anything big though. I am mainly doing this to help out people find some cool free programs.

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1. Can I host the .exe file on my website and can I legally allow people to download the file from my website? Keep in mind I am not charging for anything. Iím just providing easy access to these programs.

2. I am interested in having a link that has download on it. Once the person clicks on it I want a download box to pop up and I would also like the web page to change at the same time. How is this done?

Basically, I am shooting for a website kind of like download.com but a lot smaller of course.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You would have to read the EULA's of the programs you would host to make sure you are not violating any license agreements.

I would recommend a script for hosting the files. You could use a portal system like Nuke or MKPortal or you could use this

In order to do the download window and link to a new page you would want to do an open window script. I use Dreamweaver and there is a prebuilt script that will allow you to link to a page, but open a new window at the same time. You can also set the size of the new window and disable scroll bars and menus and stuff.
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Offtopic: Synergy, do you play Puzzle Pirates?
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??? no. Why?
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No reason, thanks.

Though, if you're ever bored... =p
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thanks synergy!!!!!!!!
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There is already a thing for that its called Free Software Downloads and Software Reviews - Download.com
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