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Old 08-18-2011, 12:37 PM
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Just got a new laptop and I'm re-evaluating what software I want on it. My preliminary list:

Avast antivirus -- used to use AVG but Avast seems more reliable
Chrome -- probably my primary browser
Firefox -- downloaded out of force of habit, probably don't need
Irfanview -- my favorite lightweight image editor/viewer
MSN Messenger -- don't love it but less hassle than 3rd party messenger software I've tried
7-Zip -- freeware archive zip/unzip
Alleycode HTML/PHP editor -- freeware, works pretty well, no fluff
Filezilla FTP -- used to use SmartFTP but got tired of purchase reminders
Foxit PDF -- way, way lighter than Adobe and includes the PDF creator for free
iTunes -- blech, not sure if I really want to load this but I do have a couple iPods kicking around
TinyTerm -- Wyse terminal emulator, use it for accessing the work inventory system
TweetDeck/Silverbird plugin -- twitter stuff
Open Office -- half the time I use Google Docs, but I guess it'd be good to have for offline use


I'm interested to see what software other people are using.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:21 PM
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AVG
Windows 7
Flash FXP
Win SCP
Adobe Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Itunes
Firefox
Chrome
Digsby
Winrar
Notepad ++ (favorite app of them all)
Openoffice
Adaware
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You all fail in the fact that you run winblows.

Ubuntu
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:11 PM
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at work:
pro/engineer (or Creo/Pro?)
excel is fun to make ----
word
outlook
photoshop cs4 for non-work
illustrator cs4
chrome
firefox (yes both)
spotify
trushuffle for spotify
dropbox
calc
tunerstudio
megalogviewer
notepad (and ++)
fireftp for firefox

home:
chrome
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:33 PM
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Mac OSX
Microsoft Office
ITunes
skype
Parelles Desktop (ubuntu, Xp,Vista)
assorted other BS
Windows 7
Avast
Some Games
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by RedTurboMiata View Post
Mac OSX
Microsoft Office
ITunes
skype
Parelles Desktop (ubuntu, Xp,Vista)
assorted other BS
Windows 7
Avast
Some Games
So you run 5 operating systems?
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yea for the most part. Unnecessary probably, but hey it was free through the school i was at last year.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:30 PM
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7 x64 Ulti
Chrome
MS Office
MSN Messenger
MS Security Essentials
SolidWorks
Steam/assorted games
Mumble
Fraps
Hardware Monitor

All on this old POS: link
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
notepad (and ++)
you just became cooler in my eyes.

that is by far a must have app for anyone who does anything on the computer.
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