Must Have Programs on the Computer

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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
 

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This topic should be in Computer & Technology.

***Moved to Computer & Technology***
 

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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
 

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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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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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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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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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Tuneup Utilities
TeraCopy
Winrar
7zip
Adobe Photoshop
VLC
utorrent
Firefox
Astroburn
Filezilla
Textpad
Malwarebytes
Spybot S&D
Winamp
Daemon tools
 
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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".)
 

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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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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.
 

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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
 

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Photoshop/Dreamweaver CS3
Transmission
Adium
VLC

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

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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".)

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.
 

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@essellar... true, true.

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

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.
 

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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
 

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

DropBox
Firefox
WinAmp
Microsoft Office 2007
Photoshop
 

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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

* Sunbelt Firewall (Kerio Engine)


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

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Most antivirus programs also create firewalls and other protection computer programs
 
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