See the new rig in sys specs with Win7 64bit. I'm loading up on productivity and entertainment software. Looking for free (or cheap) alternatives to what I've got for video playback and image editing: Video playback (DVD's, etc.): I have a Power DVD 9 Ultra license. I'm not particularly fond of PowerDVD, so I haven't installed it yet. I've used VLC media player and it's clean, lightweight and works. Is there anything better? I'll be playing back video up to HD, with the PC secondary monitor connected to a 40" Sony HD LCD TV via HDMI. Image editing (almost all formats): I have Corel Paint Shop Pro XI and Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8 (I like the older versions better than after Corel got them). Would like to be able to process some enormous images (typically GIS TIFF and JPG). So far Corel has size limitations, it's 32 bit and they just didn't write the software very well. Any recommendations? I only do occasional artistic work. Perhaps two software packages, one for editing smaller images, cropping and artistic work, and another for processing really large images.