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Hello BYOND, I was just wondering if we could talk about software. What programs do you REALLY like. And by REALLY, I mean that if you got a new computer tomorrow, what programs would you start downloading?

Here's the list of special programs to me:
Windows Live Messenger and Movie Maker
CCleaner
Defraggler
Speccy
BitTorrent
TeamViewer
AVG
Dropbox
And OfficeOrg if I don't have MS Office.

I also like to set up a dual boot for Linux. Just because dual boots are cool and it freaks my friends out when I bring up a new OS they really don't know about.
Programs I put on every computer are:

Malwarebytes (Anti-virus)
Trillian (All in one chat client)
WinAlarm (Reminders)
Audacity (Audio recording/editing)
Camtasia/Fraps (Video recording)
Sony Vegas (Video editing)
GIMP (Image editing)
OpenOffice (Free MS Office)
PeerBlock (Anti-Anti-P2P)
ImgBurn (Image Burning program)
Opera (My browser of choice)
Vuze (Torrenting)
In response to Robertbanks2 (#1)
I also use MWB, it's pretty good. Caught some stuff AVG didn't.

I looked at Trillian because I've never heard of it before. Seems like a lot of people don't like the update to it. I couldn't even search WinAlarm on Cnet, it changed it to ZoneAlarm.

I looked into PeerBlock. What exactly does that do? I mean I read the description, but they dumbed it down for the non-tech people. I want the tech description.

EDIT: Scratch that about PeerBlock. Realized it was firewall. I thought it was something to aid in torrenting. lol
In response to Ganing (#2)
Ganing wrote:
I looked at Trillian because I've never heard of it before. Seems like a lot of people don't like the update to it.

Trillian 5 is kind of obnoxious if you don't do a good bit of tinkering, but I love it. It isn't really useful unless you would otherwise use several IM programs.

I couldn't even search WinAlarm on Cnet, it changed it to ZoneAlarm.

It's on google.

I looked into PeerBlock. What exactly does that do? I mean I read the description, but they dumbed it down for the non-tech people. I want the tech description.

EDIT: Scratch that about PeerBlock. Realized it was firewall. I thought it was something to aid in torrenting. lol

It is more or less a firewall specifically designed to keep anti-piracy people from connecting to you. Only really useful if you torrent stuff.
In response to Robertbanks2 (#3)
If you don't mind me asking, what settings do you use on PeerBlock? Just downloaded and I only put it on P2P.
In response to Ganing (#4)
I just turn off http filtering so it doesn't screw with websites. Other than that I leave all of the lists on.
foobar2000
CCCP / Media Player Classic Homecinema
gimp
Steam
BYOND
Notepad++
Firefox w/ NoScript, AdBlock Plus, FireBug, Cookie Whitelist
7-Zip
CCleaner
utorrent
MS Visual Studio

I used to use a cool little program called "Space Monger", which I think Lummox JR or someone else here recommended, but it wasn't Win7 compatible or something... real handy for finding where all your disk space is being used up.
First programs I get are:
Google Chrome
nVidia Drivers
WinRAR
Notepad++
Dropbox
uTorrent
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Mail
Visual Studio
DirectX SDK

Probably in that order too.
In response to DarkCampainger (#6)
WinDirStat can take the place of that program.
HyperDesktop
Google Chrome
Windows Live Messenger

That's pretty much all I need to survive. Of course things like BYOND and uTorrent are always definitely appreciated.
In response to DivineTraveller (#8)
DivineTraveller wrote:
WinDirStat can take the place of that program.

Wow, that's awesome. Love the little pac-men. Thanks for pointing me to it!