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Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Doctor Inferno on Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:51 am

What are some of the must-have softwares do you have on your computer?


Mine:

Firefox - For surfing the web.
Microsoft Office - For work
Adobe Photoshop CS4 - For graphics
Live Messenger - For communication with friends/fellow GP staff.
Live Mail - For Checking E-Mails.
Watermark Factory - For Watermarking images I use in tutorials posted on GP.
WinRAR - For extracting/archiving
Kaspersky Internet Security - AIO Security
SuperAntiSpyware - Security
Malwarebyte's Antimalware - Security
VLC Media Player - Play all kinds of video formats.
Radmin - Connecting to my dad's office computers.
VMware Workstation - To testing malware samples and other software.
Nero - Burning & Entertainment
Internet Download Manager - For downloading, so that I don't have to wait hours to download huge files but instead in a few minutes (E.g. Windows 7).


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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by jairus on Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:27 pm

Does Internet Download Manager better than Download Accelerator Plus(free)? Let me think

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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Doctor Inferno on Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:31 pm

The free edition of Download Accelerator... if I'm not wrong boosts up to 10 or 8 extra connections, whereas Internet Download Manager has up to 16.


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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Jerry Parnell on Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:23 pm

A few software that I like are:
Firefox - Web Browsing + Extentions
VMware - Testing my software designs in a safe environment, as well as testing malware. Also good for playing with linux distros.
Visual Studio - Software Design suite created by Microsoft.
CCleaner - For lack of a better cleaner, I use CCleaner.
Malware Bytes Antimalware - Security
Bullguard Internet Security - Security
Open Office - Free office suite compatible with MS Office.

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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Sir $wat on Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:49 am

is it a prob to have 2 download acc.?



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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:23 am

Why would you need 2 when one is enough?


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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Sir $wat on Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:42 pm

im testing both... for now...



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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Agent Cosmic on Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:43 am

Firefox Browsing.
Chrome Secondary browser.
Tuneup Maintaining my computer.
Photoshop Graphics designs.
Illustrator More graphics designs.
Dreamweaver Web development.
Lightwave 3D graphics.
Messenger Chating.
ESET Smart Security Security.
Adobe Reader
Flash
VLC Play almost all kind of videos and audio files.
Internet Download Manager Download lots of things.
Objectdock Quick launch and customization.
WinRAR Extracts lots of things.


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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Doctor Inferno on Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:53 am

@ Agent, Stardock is a company. Suspect


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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Jerry Parnell on Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:49 am

It can be a problem. They may conflict, changing reg keys a lot.
They tend to fight with eachother to take control of your downloads.

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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by InsanityVonMike on Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:32 am

Photoshop CS4 Graphics
VLC Media Player Videos
SuperAntiSpyware My beloved anticrap
Live Messenger Chatting with friends
iTunes Couldn't live without music, that's for sure!
Mozilla Firefox Webbrowser
Skype Chatting
Daemon Tool Keys sux
WinRAR Extracter
Nero 8 Burning videos and all kinds of files
Microsoft Office For my school essays Smile



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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Nazzgull on Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:25 pm

Applications:
Avast Antivirus Pro - Antivirus
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Security
Nero 7 Start Smart - DVD/CD Burner
Mozilla Firefox 3.0.6 - Browser
TC Power Pack - Total Commander
Adobe Reader 9 - PDF Viewer/Creator
Flash Get - Internet Accelerator/Downloader
Audacity - Audio/Video editor
Skype - Online Chat
Microsoft Office 2003 - Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Access
CCleaner - Cleaner/Trash
YouTube Downloader - YouTube Video Downloader/Converter
Photoshop CS3 - Image Editor/Creator
BS Player Pro - Video/Media player
WinAmp - The best music player!
KLite Codec Pack - For all
DirectX 9.0c - For games

Games:
World of Warcraft The Wrath of the Lich King - Online MMORPG
Zuma Deluxe - Nice and cool game
MahJong -For brain cells
World of Goo - Crazy and little free game
Bubble Trouble - Miniclip hardest game Smile

This is my favorite programs and games Smile Never changed Smile



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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Pc Jedi on Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:47 am

Firefox - Browsing
Safari - Secondary browser
Chrome - Secondary browser
Photoshop CS4 - Graphics designs
Skype - Chating
ESET Smart Security - Security
Spyhunter - Spyware protector
Adobe Reader - for pdf
VLC - almost all kind of videos
CCleaner - For cleaning
Winamp - audio files
WinRAR - Extracts lots of things
Microsoft Office - for writing
KLite Codec Pack - For all
Thunderbird - email
Total Commander - for files



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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by charvie on Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:17 pm

Firefox - browser of all time
Photoshop CS2 - for graphics
YM- Chating
Adobe Reader - for .pdf files
WinRAR - for extracting files
Microsoft Office - for paperworks
malwarebytes - for protection/ detection
Spywareguard - protection purposes
VirusScan On access scan - protection purposes still
Spybot search and destroy - protection purposes again
encarta dictionaries - for easy access to words >_<
Aptana - for editing codes
Dreamweaver - for site building
Xampp - for my site
Tuneup Utilities - for maintenance
Movie maker - editing purposes
Vegas - same as movie maker + more

That's about it i think


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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by mariealabama on Fri May 01, 2009 4:40 am

Firefox
CCleaner
Malware Bytes
Spy Bot Search & Destroy
AVG 8.5 (atm)
Ventrillo
Skype
RF Equilibrium (private server of RF Online)

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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Keollyn on Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:53 pm

I use GOM in place of VLC now. Although, GOM cannot take down VLC due to being able to save images.

I want to get VMware on my newest comp. What about KVM over Ubuntu? Recommended?

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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Doctor Inferno on Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:57 am

I'd go for Ubuntu. Smile


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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Keollyn on Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:57 pm

Thanks. Will definitely do that then.

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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Jazeon on Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:50 am

I don't know if my sets are this cool but check on this.

  • Google Chrome - For Browsing Better & Smoothly
    AVG 7.5( Free ) - For security Reasons
    Adobe Photoshop cs3 - For artworks of mine
    Yahoo Messenger - Contacts
    Tuneup Utilities 2007 - For window cleanups and other stuff


Any feedback on what software to change and what kind should I change.
I want my computer to be so cool.

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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:20 am

There's a newer version of AVG (8.5)

Check it out: http://free.avg.com/


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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Agent Cosmic on Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:48 am

Get Rocketdock, it's like Objectdock.




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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by Jazeon on Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:48 pm

Thanks I've been finding that thing you recommended.

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Re: Must-Have Softwares On Your Computer

Post by skilldegree on Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:09 am

AVG Free : Because its free, small footprint and tells me about the bad sites.
IDM: fast downloads. (Check out the new version, looks much nicer. 5.18)
K-Lite Codec Pack: Video codecs. (Is VLC Better or prettty muc the same?)
Google Chrome: Still a bit buggy, but nice and fast.
I-Tunes: only use it to transfer music.
WMP: works just fine.
Magic ISO: For all my images
Mini Exetel usage meter: Shows my internet downloads/Progression for the month.
VSO ConvertXtoDVD: Converts my .mkv files to dvd, until i get my new HDTV.
WinRAR: Duh...
CPU Usage meter: handy for seeing what my computer is doing.
Multisim: good little program for designing circuits.
TF2: Time to switch off with some mindless rampaging
Right On!

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