Old 15th April 2004, 06:06   #1
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"must haves"

what do you think are the "must have" programs that everybody should have, what are the programs you install every time you reformat your system? p2p, viewers, burners, rippers, players, codecs, drivers, editors, tools, browsers, converters, ftp-clients, system managements/uilities/diagnostics/optimizers, adware removals, etc.

i'm reinstalling my system and i need ideas, so pull out your lists, i know you have them if it's not free post it anyway, prices shouldn't matter.

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Old 15th April 2004, 06:15   #2
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norton systemworks (its like $40 US but we got it for free because of rebates), adaware is always good (the free one ) and, um.......if you don't want to waste $$ on MS office go openoffice. thats the best i can do for now.
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Old 15th April 2004, 06:15   #3
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Zoom Player

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Proxomitron
WinSCP
Filezilla
Firefox
Thunderbird
YahooPOPs!
Trillian
Gaim
GrabIt

Network Stumbler
Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5
Ethereal

msys
Bash for Win32
GCC
Other MinGW stuff
XVI32

All my favorite software happens to be free, good portion of it Open Source too.

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Old 15th April 2004, 06:23   #4
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Winamp and some Instant Messenger progs.

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Old 15th April 2004, 06:23   #5
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Old 15th April 2004, 06:47   #6
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some type of operating system, unless the DOS command is all that you want to use
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Nothing is a must-have.

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Old 15th April 2004, 07:35   #8
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Food, water?

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Old 15th April 2004, 07:40   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by griffinn
Nothing is a must-have.
besides an interface that is true.

Anyways....

AVG (Free Edition)
Ram Idle
Firebird (java,Flash,ect)
Winamp (skins, Tripex, gUSB)
WMP 7.1
Divx Codec's
Quick Time
Winzip
Trillian
Microsoft Office 2000
Graphical Analysis
Adobe Reader 5
Adobe Photoshop 7
Ad-Aware
HP PrecisionScan mate
MusicMatch 7.5(w rio800 plug-in)
Nero
Clone CD
Limewire
Kazaa Lite K+++
Riva Tuner

Recreational Items
ZSNES
FCE Ultra
Gens
Project 64
Half-life (CS, DoD)


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Old 15th April 2004, 12:15   #10
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My own format straight away install things:

Norton Antivirus
McAffe Firewall
Msn Messenger
Winamp
Black
DivX
WMP 9
psp7
File Lister
Folder Access
Nero
MS Office
Mp3 Tag Tools
Search And Replace
Winzip
Winrar
DC++
Kazaa Light (it's good for movies, don't lynch me (yes believe it or not 'lite' is a shitty intentional mis-spelling))
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Old 15th April 2004, 12:21   #11
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If you download Avg Virus scanner, you can get it for free and it works, just look it up in google. Another that Nomad recomended me was the SpyBot software I don't know the link or anything but just ask him.
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Old 15th April 2004, 12:59   #12
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First things I would put on are:
Winamp
Yahoo Messenger
Norton Antivirus
EAC
Mozilla
..........
Plus a few other bits that I can't remember at the moment

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Old 15th April 2004, 13:07   #13
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winamp, opera, photoshop, ws_ftp, waste
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Old 15th April 2004, 15:43   #14
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Windows.

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Old 15th April 2004, 16:18   #15
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Old 15th April 2004, 17:22   #16
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Old 15th April 2004, 22:39   #17
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Old 15th April 2004, 23:05   #18
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Foobar2K.
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various Codecs
Some more shit that i dont care to remember.
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Old 15th April 2004, 23:26   #19
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Here's what I always install from a fresh format, in no particular order:

CDex
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Acrobat (full product)
MS Encarta
Norton System Works and Norton AntiVirus
mIRC
WSFTP
Mozilla
OpenOffice.org
MS Office
PowerDVD
Nero 5.x
Winamp!!!
CDRWin (the real one by goldenhawk.com)
Scanner utilities and related programs
OmniPage Pro OCR software
KazaaLite
Palm Desktop
WinRAR
WASTE
MSN 6.1.x
Meaya Popup ad filter
MS VS 6 Pro or .NET
Bloodshed's Dev-C++

that's about it

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Old 15th April 2004, 23:28   #20
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Old 16th April 2004, 00:27   #21
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I think these would be the first to go on a fresh OS install for me (in no particular order)...

Winamp
Media Player Classic
RazorLame
CDex
Exact Audio Copy
Paint Shop Pro & Animation Shop
IconForge
Resource Hacker
AXE
WinZip
WinRAR
Metapad
Sex
Trillian Pro
mIRC
ABC
Spybot - Search & Destroy
SpywareBlaster
TweakUI
X-Setup
Norton AntiVirus
...varius and sundry codecs, browser plugins, etc.

I'm sure there are others that I'd install, but I can't think of anything else off the top of my head.
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Old 16th April 2004, 00:35   #22
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microsoft xp

I think we can all agree on:
Norton firewall
Norton anti virus
winamp
trillian pro
k++
photoshop 7
mIRC

and i like:
myie2
microsoft powertoys
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Old 16th April 2004, 00:44   #23
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CDex or EAC
BSPLayer, MPC or mplayer (the linux one, ported)
if you code, Crimson Editor (Vim can go to hell, and stay there)
AVG antivirus

other stuff too. i guess it's obligatory to say winamp, i won't hate you for using foobar2000 though.

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Old 16th April 2004, 02:04   #24
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Winamp\Fb2k
Crimson Editor <-- <3 <3
PuTTy
FlashFXP
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Old 16th April 2004, 02:05   #25
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oh yeah, firefox and thunderbird. don't know how i forgot those.

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Old 16th April 2004, 02:06   #26
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Old 16th April 2004, 03:08   #27
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you have just sealed your fate.
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Old 16th April 2004, 04:23   #28
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Winamp
Various Mozilla based programs
Weather Watcher
AIM+AimAdHack
Crimson Editor
IrfanView
Shareaza
Azereus
UltraVNC
SmartFTP
HydraIRC
AbiWord
OpenOffice
PowerDVD

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Old 16th April 2004, 10:58   #29
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Old 17th April 2004, 03:55   #30
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Basic ...

Winamp
OpenOffice.org
Irfanview
Firefox (and also must have plug-ins)
Thunderbird
DC++
Tibia
mIRC
Spybot
VirtualDub
Filzip
Rainlendar
Norton or AVG antivirus
FreshDownload
ESF (Earth Especial Forces, and DBZ Half Life mod)
Counter Strike

I thinks it's this ...

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Old 17th April 2004, 20:22   #31
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Adobe Acrobat
Ad Muncher
Ad Aware
Adobe Photoshop CD
AMIP
AVG Antivirus
Dreamweaver [if you need it]
FlashFXP
GetBackData
Icon Packager
IsoBuster [if you need it]
KaZaA Lite
Microsoft Office 2003
mIRC
MSN Messenger
Nero
OmniPage Pro
Opera or Firefox
Paint Shop Pro
Panorama Factory [if you're into photography]
Partition Magic
Power DVD
uxtheme.dll
Trillian [for the fools not educated with MSN 6.1]
WASTE
Webcam XP Pro
Winamp 5.03a
Zone Alarm

Azureus
CDex [for conversion of formats, those non conformists that go with OGG for example, meaning I need to convert to mp3 for ipod]
Converter.exe
eMule
PsmPlay [for those who want to make polyphonic ringtones or edit midi]
Quicktime Alternative
K-Lite codec pack
Real Alternative
Semagic
Skype
TweakUI XP
WinMX
Winrar

I think that's about it, hope I haven't missed out much
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Old 18th April 2004, 05:21   #32
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Trillian [for the fools not educated with MSN 6.1]
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Trillian > *
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Old 18th April 2004, 07:10   #33
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MSN 6.1 for the tools who adopt all that old billy forces upon them.

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Old 18th April 2004, 07:57   #34
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ABC is the best BT client

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Forgot irfanview, and open office.
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Old 19th April 2004, 06:48   #35
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Trillian [for the fools not educated with MSN 6.1]
What's that mean?
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Old 19th April 2004, 07:58   #36
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it means the regualar msn client is better than trillian now. or wait... I'm confused
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Old 19th April 2004, 16:41   #37
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Please educate me. Why is MSN better?
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Old 19th April 2004, 18:25   #38
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Its easyer to remove?

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Old 19th April 2004, 18:46   #39
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If you have XP, its a pain to remove. Just like all competing microsoft products that they wish to force upon an unsuspecting public, simply include in the next OS release. For Example; Netscape was the defacto browser before IE became integrated in Win98. Real, Winamp, Quicktime were the big time media players before WMP was integrated into SE, ME, XP. MSNM used to be in a distant 3rd compared to YIM and AIM before its desktop integration into XP, now it has a commanding lead over YIM and is gaining on AIM. Then again if you get the DOJ compelled service pack addition which allows you to remove such items manualy then MSNM is not so hard to remove, but you have to go get the patch.

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actually its EU compelled. DOJ are pushovers
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