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MUST Have Programs For Your PC


#1

Anti-Spyware: Ad-Aware SE Personal, SpywareBlaster, Spybot

Anti-Virus: Avast Home Edition

Browser: Firefox

Disk Management: CCleaner, Disk Cleanup (Included in Windows), Disk Defragmenter (Included in Windows)

DVD: AnyDVD, Daemon Tools, Nero 6 Reloaded, Power DVD, UltraISO

File-Sharing: uTorrent

Firewall: Comodo Pro

Graphics: Paint.NET

Instant Messenger: Windows Live Messenger with A-Patch

Media Player: Windows Media Player 11 (audio and streaming videos), Media Player Classic (downloaded videos - included in K-Lite Mega Codec Pack)

Office: Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise

PC Visuals: LClock, XPize

Tech Tools: Dial-a-fix, HijackThis, Unlocker,

Utilities: Everest Ultimate Edition 2006, Foxit PDF Reader, K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, PowerArchiver 2007, TuneUp Utilities 2007, Tweak UI, UPHClean



Only the following cost money from the list above; AnyDVD, Nero 6 Reloaded, Power DVD, UltraISO, Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise, Everest Ultimate Edition 2006, PowerArchiver 2007, TuneUp Utilities 2007


#2

your selection of software looks a bit random to me.

for example, why recommend windows live messenger? why not recommend Gaim or Miranda? both open source and capable of all protocols out there.

why not recommend VLC player instead of those windows media players?

why recommend MS office? what about openoffice? it’s free!

why AdAware and SpywareBlaster if you already have a firewall, virusshield and Firefox?

missing from your list would be something like Thunderbird for example, peer guardian 2, and The Gimp etc



just my 2 cents


#3

You have to have some kind of peer-2-peer network if you got a pc.


#4

What do you guys use to download torrents with?


#5

Im dont know how to d/l torrents but I think you can you use: Utorrent


#6

My new list:



Anti-Spyware: Spybot - Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster and Windows Defender (Included in Windows Vista)

Anti-Virus: Avast Home Edition

Browser: Firefox

CD/DVD Burning: AVStoDVD, InfraRecorder and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

Disk Management: CCleaner, Defraggler and Recuva

File-Sharing: BitTorrent and Frostwire

Firewall: Comodo Free Firewall

FTP: FileZilla

Graphics: Paint.NET

Instant Messenger: Windows Live Messenger with A-Patch

Media Player/Codecs: Vista Codecs, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows),

Office: OpenOffice or Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise

PC Visuals: XPize or Vize

Technical Tools: Dial-a-fix, HijackThis and Unlocker

Utilities: 7Zip, Dizzy and Foxit Reader

Web Program: Notepad ++



Only Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise costs money from the list above though you can use the brilliant OpenOffice as an alternative.


#7

As far as Movie players go, I don’t use anything other than VLC. You can adjust aspect ratio and everything, plus it will play absolutely everything.



And I’ll never use Windows Live Messenger again. Sebastian elightened me when he showed me Pidgin. Pidgin kicks Windows Live’s arse.


#8

Heres what I use



Bsplayer or Divx - Plays all the movies I have

Firefox - Fast and No popups, doesn’t touch microsoft shit

Zonealarm - Free Firewall, haven’t had any spyware since

Winamp - Mp3 player, loads quick, just make sure to block internet access

Registry Mechanic - Fixes slow computers

Hijackthis - Get rid of all the services you don’t want running, be careful though

Startup Inspector - Tells you what the progams running are, use before Hijackthis

Trillian - Talk to anyone on msn, yahoo or google IM

Treesize - Shows what folders are using the most disc space

Azureus - Torrent downloader, works, thats all I care about

Ad-Aware - For getting rid of spyware on other peoples computers

Easy Cleaner - Deletes unnessassary files, clears recent files


#9

[quote=“Seth_Gecko”]
What do you guys use to download torrents with?
[/quote]
Bitlord



an absouloute must for me is Photoshop, and VLC player


#10

[quote=“Angel”]
As far as Movie players go, I don’t use anything other than VLC. You can adjust aspect ratio and everything, plus it will play absolutely everything.



And I’ll never use Windows Live Messenger again. Sebastian elightened me when he showed me Pidgin. Pidgin kicks Windows Live’s arse.
[/quote]

Switching to VLS soon.



Pidgin doesn’t have the YIM contacts when imported through MSN (I have to create a whole new YIM account otherwise), and webcam isn’t as great.


#11

My friend convinced me to open an ICQ account. Boy, this thing sucks and these messenger sounds are so annnoying.


#12

Newer list:



Anti-Spyware: Spybot - Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster and Windows Defender (Included in Windows Vista)

Anti-Virus: Avast Home Edition

Browser: Firefox

CD/DVD Burning: AVStoDVD, InfraRecorder and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

Disk Management: CCleaner

DVD Ripping: DVD Decryptor and DVD Shrink

File-Sharing: BitTorrent and Frostwire

Firewall: Comodo Firewall

FTP: FileZilla

Graphics: Paint.NET

Instant Messenger: Windows Live Messenger with A-Patch

Media Players/Codecs: QT Lite, VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player 11 (Included in Windows)

Office: Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise or OpenOffice

PC Visuals: XPize or Vize

Technical Tools: Dial-a-fix, HijackThis and Unlocker

Utilities: 7Zip, Dizzy, Foxit Reader and TuneUp Utilities 2008

Web Program: Notepad ++



Only TuneUp Utilities 2008 and Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise costs money from the list above though you can use the brilliant OpenOffice as an alternative for MS Office.


#13

or switch to Ubuntu and have all the software in the world at your fingertips (minus the latest games and CAD or whatever software)