Monday, September 6, 2010

Software guide.

Difficulty: 2/5

Here is a list of some of the better programs out there.

Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Iron
Mail client: Thunderbird, web-based (such as hotmail or gmail)
Chat client: Pidgin, Skype, Trillian
IRC client: XChat, Chatzilla, mIRC
Torrent client: uTorrent, Deluge, bitlord
FTP client: Filezilla
Router firmware: DD-WRT, Tomato

System Maintenance
Anti-Virus: commonsense, Avira, Avast, Nod32
Firewall: Comodo, your router
De-fragmenting: Defraggler, jkDefrag
Misc: CCleaner, Recuva

Video player: MPC-HC, VLC
Audio player: foobar2000, winamp
Codec pack: CCCP, K-lite
Graphics editor: Photoshop, GIMP,

Documents and Text
Word processing: MS Office,
PDF viewer: Foxit, Sumatra
Test editor: Notepad++, Vim

Disc Management
ISO mounting: daemon tools, powerISO
Disc authoring: Imgburn, alcohol 120%


File archiver: 7-zip, winrar
Virtual machine: VMWare, Virtualbox
Desktop rice: Rainmeter, Rocketdock, Litestep

*note* All highlighted programs are ones I use.


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  2. If you have Windows, I'd suggest Microsoft Security Essentials. It's really quite good. Usually the #1 recommended antivirus wherever I look.