Must Have Programs on the Computer

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  1. ShadowmasterX

    ShadowmasterX New Member

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    Anyone got any must have programs? Here are a list of some of mine:

    GIMP
    Paint.NET
    Avast Anti-V Scanner
    CCleaner
    Fences - Organizes your desktop
    Object Dock - A mockup of the dock on MAC
    Chrome
    Disby - IM client/Email
    COMODO firewall
     
  2. Zubair

    Zubair Community Leader Community Support

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    This topic should be in Computer & Technology.

    ***Moved to Computer & Technology***
     
  3. bhupendra2895

    bhupendra2895 New Member

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    Recently my hard disk's sata power port got damaged, so it was replaced by Samsung.Unfortunately I lost data on it.So this is the list of my must have softwares I downloaded & installed as soon as I got new hard disk.

    Free download manager
    VLC media player
    Utorrent
    Open office
    GIMP
    Empathy mail & messenger client
    Netspeed applet in ubuntu
    Mozilla firefox
    As a web developer I installed
    httpd (apache)
    php
    mysql
    pureftpd/filezilla ftp server
    hmail
     
  4. Livewire

    Livewire Abuse Compliance Officer Staff Member

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    My list:

    Avast 5
    Firefox
    Adobe Reader
    Photoshop
    Audacity
    Office
    Filezilla
    Thunderbird
    Mirc
    trillian
    xfire
    rivatools
    imgburn
    7zip
    visual studio 2010 and 2008 (XNA 3.1 only works with 2008 at the moment)
    Notepad++
    VLC
    XPadder

    And then the games. This is my critical list.

    Honestly most's not "required" to have but they're the first ones I install whenever I kill the OS for a cleanout :)
     
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  5. lemon-tree

    lemon-tree x10 Minion Community Support

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    There's only a few I really need that don't come pre-installed:
    XCode (Development Environment)
    CornerStone (SVN)
    Flow (FTP/SFTP)
    Sequel Pro (SQL)
    Espresso (Web Design)
    DropBox (Quick File Sync Tool)
    Colloquy (IRC)
    Plus all the various browsers that are needed for any testing and sometimes a custom compile of Apache/PHP/MySQL, depending on the computer in use.
     
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  6. Smith6612

    Smith6612 I ate all of the x10Pizza Community Support

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    If I ever reinstall my operating system (Windows 7 64-bit), after updating it and installing the latest drivers here is what I will install.

    Panda Cloud AV/Avast! Antivirus Free Edition
    MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
    Steam
    Trillian
    NVIDIA Control Panel with nTune
    Audacity
    GIMP
    Mozilla Firefox (no extra add-ons besides Flash, Java and Silverlight)
    Any games which I had installed previously
    Oracle VirtualBox
    FoxIt PDF Viewer or Adobe Reader.
    PuTTY Standalone Client
     
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  7. gluxon

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    Mozilla Firefox
    GIMP
    Apache (php + mysql)
    Pidgin
    Gnome Terminal
    Eclipse
    MinGW + MSYS
    7-Zip
    Compiz

    Seems like GIMP is on everyone's list :)
     
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  8. dWhite

    dWhite Guest

    Norton Internet Security
    Tuneup Utilities
    TeraCopy
    Winrar
    7zip
    Adobe Photoshop
    VLC
    utorrent
    Firefox
    Astroburn
    Filezilla
    Textpad
    Malwarebytes
    Spybot S&D
    Winamp
    Daemon tools
     
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  9. essellar

    essellar Community Advocate Community Support

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    I can't help noticing a big hole in these lists -- a good backup/recovery/duplication utility. Acronis True Image Home has saved my butt on a number of occasions over the years. Save money anywhere else you want to, but do yourself the biggest favour ever and buy a good backup utility. (And no, the one that came with your OS -- you know, the one that put the backup on the same disk that just hard-crashed and is unrecoverable -- is not a "good backup utility".)
     
  10. steronius

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    windowz/without duplicating other ppl's list (many of which ARE definitely must have):
    LOGMEIN
    HAMACHI2
    putty
    tftp server
    allway sync
    stickies v7.0b
    virtualbox
    cdburnerxp
    keepass
    pagedefrag
    ccleaner
    eusing registry cleaner
    mydefrag
    revo uninstaller
    spacesniffer
    ultravnc

    also: Firefox addons: adblock plus, noscript, gmail manager, ghostery, privacy plus, update notifier, plainoldfavorites

    @essellarn: CLONEZILLA
     
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  11. essellar

    essellar Community Advocate Community Support

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    Clonezilla? No incrementals and an interface only a basement-dwelling IT geek could love (it looks just like your basic BIOS setup). If you've got the chops, fine, the UI isn't a killer, but the lack of incrementals is. Oh, and it doesn't do archives (backups as a single file -- spanned across limited-sized files or across disks if necessary), it does clones. That means you'll pay more in lost data than the thirty bucks you'll save (unless you have an unlimited budget for accumulating hard drives) because you can't, say, make your computer look exactly like it did two months ago, just long enough to copy off the project files you securely erased last month, then make it look like it did just before lunch again.

    In other words, it's not nearly the same class of program as a really good backup utility. Pay for a good utility, and you will never, ever regret it.
     
  12. ssbtoday18

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    Programs I would have I would have to need are:
    I already have Adobe Master Collection CS4 But for some replacements:

    • GIMP
    • Inkscape
    • Audacity
    • Notepad++

    And off the Adobe Suite topic:

    • VLC
    • Dropbox
    • Avast
    • WAMP (Apache, PHP, and MySQL)
    • Flashget
    • Microsoft Office/ Open Office
    • LogMeIn
    • Hamachi 2
    • Autodesk Maya/Blender
    • Unity
     
  13. krofunk

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    Photoshop/Dreamweaver CS3
    Transmission
    Adium
    VLC

    ...Everything else I use comes as standard with OS X Snow-Leopard
     
  14. bhupendra2895

    bhupendra2895 New Member

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    I agree back up utilities are good only when you have two hard disks, otherwise single hard disk or dvds can't be reliable.I think online backup is best for sensitive files or projects.I am using dropbox and ubuntu one as backup utilities.Both utilities have the capability to sync files on the fly, as you create them.Dropbox offers you minimum 2 gb and you can increase it up to 8 gb.
     
  15. steronius

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    @essellar... true, true.

    the list: add:
    treesize free, spacesniffer, or windirstat
    winsplit revolution
    sumatrapdf
     
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  16. Sharky

    Sharky Community Paragon Community Support

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    Digsby!!!! Fantastic app

    My list is short.

    MS Office, primarily just outlook these days since finishing university
    Digsby
    Quassel
    Avast, although ms security essentials is getting glowing reviews so I might have to try it
    WinSCP/PuTTY
    Tracker Software's PDF-XChange / PDF Tools. awesome set of tools that completely replaces acrobat and the reader, even the free version, leaves foxit for dust.

    Umm

    That is all. I don't care for the browser wars. The price of petrol ('gas') is still rising, I've got more important things to concern myself with.
     
  17. rampartsystem51

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    Ooh, I will play.

    My Windows box:

    * AVG
    * Sunbelt Firewall (Kerio Engine)
    * Digsby
    * Firefox
    * CCleaner
    * The GIMP
    * HiJackThis
    * MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware
    * Lua
    * Python
    * MUSHClient
    * OpenOffice
    * Serif Pageplus
    * TeraCopy
    * Spotify

    Gentoo box:

    * ClamAV
    * Apache/PHP/MySQL
    * SpamAssassin
    * SSHd
    * Postfix
    * DistCC
     
  18. Doan

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    Wow shadowmaster, I have most of your programs, but I have:

    DropBox
    Firefox
    WinAmp
    Microsoft Office 2007
    Photoshop
     
  19. Sharky

    Sharky Community Paragon Community Support

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    * Sunbelt Firewall (Kerio Engine)


    Is that good then? I thought Kerio was antivirus not firewall.
     
  20. Doan

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    Most antivirus programs also create firewalls and other protection computer programs
     

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