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  1. Polarman

    Polarman New Member

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    Just curious to see what software members use. This could give some insight for some who don't know what to get. You can add a small comment on each app if you wish.

    I'm a gamer 1st. Apps come in second. My games list is massive compared to the software i use. But we all need some important apps for everyday use and whatnot. Here's my current apps for now.

    Anti-Virus:

    Eset Nod 32 (3.0.694)

    So long Norton. Nuf said

    Web Browsing:

    Internet Explorer 8.

    It comes included with Windows and i don't have issues with it.

    Email:

    Windows Mail

    It may be slow but I'm not in a hurry anyway.

    Music & Video:

    Windows Media Center

    Come with Vista. I don't really need anything else. It's cool to watch TV too.

    Office Suite:

    Microsoft Office 2007 (student/Teacher Edition).

    It was only 100$, Why pay an extra 300$ just to get Outlook?

    Graphics suite:

    CorelDraw Graphics suite X4.

    Adobe's suite is just too expensive. Corel was the next logical choice.

    Image Browser:

    Faststone Image viewer 4.0.

    I was a fan of Acdsee until i came across Faststone.

    Web Authoring:

    Net objects Fusion 8.

    It's old but for what i do, it's sufficient.

    Defragging:

    Raxco's Perfectdisk 10 (build 129).

    I don't mind paying for such a good product.

    System tools (File & Registry cleaner):

    Ccleaner & Jv16 Powertools 2009

    Cleaner is fast & free. Jv16 takes care of the rest.

    CD/DVD Burning:

    Ashampoo Burning Studio 9.21.

    I can't complain about this thing. It works great.

    Zipping:

    7Zip 9.10 beta.

    Lightweight & free. Does more than i need.

    Password Manager:

    Keepass 2.09

    Another great freeby. I could never access some of my accounts if it was'nt for this thing. I have some ridiculous and impossibly complex passwords.

    Data Recovery:

    Recuva 1.35

    Yes. Deleting something important can happen especialy when you use "shift+del".

    I skipped a few but this is most of it.
     
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    Anti-Virus:

    Don't run an active anti-virus solution. If I mess with something naughty I usually notice right away or soon enough and go kill it myself.

    Web Browsing:

    Firefox. It takes a minute to download and I can't live without Addons.

    Email:

    GMail. Always open in the first browser tab. Haven't used a stand-alone e-mail client since 2004.

    Music & Video:

    Foobar2000. Flexible, powerful, and highly customizable. Haven't used WinAMP since 2004.

    Office Suite:

    Office 2007.

    Graphics suite:

    None at the moment. Always had Photoshop installed but haven't needed it in a long time. I stick to lightweight editing programs, used to be Nero's, now I just use Paint LOL.

    Image Browser:

    Windows default.

    Web Authoring:

    Notepad, if I ever have to anymore.

    Defragging:

    Smart Defrag

    System tools (File & Registry cleaner):

    Ehh... HijackThis?

    CD/DVD Burning:

    CDBurnerXP and ImgBurn

    Zipping:

    WinRAR

    Password Manager:

    None

    Data Recovery:

    None
     
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    Avast

    Web Browsing:

    Chrome

    Email:

    Thunderbird

    Music & Video:

    WMP with corona visualization and K-Lite mega

    Office Suite:

    open office

    Graphics suite:

    poser 7, 3dmax2010, maya, lightwave, CS4, A7, bryce. some others

    Image Browser:

    Windows default.

    Web Authoring:

    dream weaver

    Defragging:

    AUS logics disk defrag

    System tools (File & Registry cleaner):

    windows 7 manager

    CD/DVD Burning:

    nero disk that came with my drive

    Zipping:

    WinRAR 3.92 x64

    Password Manager:

    idk chrome.

    Data Recovery:

    File recovery pro
     
  4. TheLaughingMan

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    Primary computer system (Different list for my Portable Apps. stick)

    Anti-Virus: AVG 9
    Web Browsing: Opera 10 (plugins not needed)
    Email: Web based, Opera does this as a normal function :)
    I will switch to Evolution to get them all in one place as my School doesn't like Opera
    Music & Video: iTunes for music; The KMPlayer for Video (VLC for backup video player)
    Office Suite: OpenOffice.org
    Graphics suite: None needed at the moment. I have Photoshop CS3 somewhere in my room.
    Image Browser: Windows 7 default and Duplicate Cleaner (to ensure I don't duplicate wallpapers in my collect of 3000+ wallpapers)
    Web Authoring: Visual Studio.NET 2008
    Defragging: O O Defrag 10.2 Pro
    System tools (File & Registry cleaner): Spybot S&D, Registry Mechanic, CCleaner
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero for DVD's that need encoding, NTI for everything else.
    Zipping: WinRAR
    Password Manager: None
    Data Recovery: No software, off site backup of important data)
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Anti-Virus: None
    Web Browsing: Internet Explorer 8
    Email: None
    Music & Video: Windows Media Player 12
    Office Suite: OpenOffice 3
    Graphics suite: Microsoft Paint and GIF Movie Gear 5
    Image Browser: None
    Web Authoring: EditPlus 3
    Defragging: OS Integrated
    System tools (File & Registry cleaner): Active Killdisk :roll:
    CD/DVD Burning: OS Integrated (Nero 8/9 on other computers)
    Zipping: OS Integrated
    Password Manager: None
    Data Recovery: None
     
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    Anti-Virus: MSE and Malwarebytes
    Web Browsing: Firefox
    Email: Gmail
    Music & Video: VLC, WMP, & iTunes
    Office Suite: OpenOffice
    Graphics suite: CS3, Paint
    Image Browser: Windows Photo Viewer?
    Web Authoring: Nada
    Defragging: Windows Disk Defragmenter
    System tools (File & Registry cleaner): Glary Utilities
    CD/DVD Burning: PowerISO
    Zipping: WinRAR
    Password Manager: Nien
    Data Recovery: I back up all my stuff onto my second 640 Black, but just use the good ol' drag and drop method.
     
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    Google Chrome Browser
    Windows 7 U
    Winrar
    Internet download manager
    ConvertXtoDVD
    Eset Nod 32
    Power ISO
    FileZilla
    Incredimail Premium
    Easy Thumbnails
    Hjsplit
    1 click cleaner
    crapcleaner
    Malwarebytes
     
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    Anti-Virus: Kaspersky 2010. Better than ESET/nod32 :p
    Web Browsing: Firefox + adblocker plus
    Email: Gmail.
    Music & Video: Winamp + CCCP (MPC-HC as player)
    Office Suite: Office 2007
    Graphics suite: I've got CS4, hardly use it.
    Image Browser: Win 7 default
    Web Authoring: none
    Defragging: Ultimate Defrag
    System tools (File & Registry cleaner): CCleaner.
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero Micro
    Zipping: WinRAR x64
    Password Manager: None
    Data Recovery: none. important shit has backups.
     
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    Anti-Virus: Avast
    Web Browsing: Firefox
    Email: Hotmail and Gmail
    Music & Video: Media player class for video, iTunes for music
    Office Suite: Microsoft Office
    Graphics suite: GIMP
    Image Browser: The windows one
    Web Authoring: N/A
    Defragging: For myself, windows scheduled one, Defraggler is a good one though
    System tools (File & Registry cleaner): CCleaner. Other great tools i use: cygwin, putty
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero Express
    Zipping: 7Zip
    Password Manager: Keeper on iPhone
    Data Recovery: I burn DVDs, if Windows fails I use a Linux boot CD.
     
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    Anti-Virus: Kaspersky Internet Security
    Web Browsing: Firefox
    Email: Gmail and hotmail.
    Music & Video: MPC-HC, Itunes
    Office Suite: Microsoft Office 2007 Professional (Student license)
    Graphics suite: CS4 Master Collection (Student license)
    Image Browser: : Win 7 default
    Web Authoring: Editplus 3, Dreamweaver
    Defragging: PerfectDisk 10
    System tools (File & Registry cleaner): CCleaner,Spybot S&D
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero
    Zipping: 7Zip , WinRAR both x64
    Password Manager: None
    Data Recovery: None Backups of important files on external HDD
     
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    Anti-Virus: Nod32
    Web Browsing: Opera
    Music & Video: WMP & VLC
    Office Suite: Office 2007
    Graphics suite: Photoshop CS4
    Video Editing: Corel Video Studio X3 (altho just a test version)
    System Monitoring: RealTemp & Taskmanager
    Zipping: WinRAR x64
     
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    Anti-Virus: Avast 5
    Web Browsing: Mozilla Firefox
    Email: Mozilla thunderbird
    Music & Video: Winamp (it really woops the lamas ass)
    Office Suite: Office
    Graphics suite: Microsoft Paint (don't do much graphics wise)
    Image Browser: Just windows image vierwer
    Web Authoring: EditPlus 3
    Defragging: OS Integrated or Dfraggler
    System tools (File & Registry cleaner): Ccleaner
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero 9
    Zipping: 7-Zip
    Password Manager: None
    Data Recovery: GetDataBack
     
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    Web Browsing: Internet Explorer
    Email: Windows mail & Hotmail
    Music & Video: Winamp & VLC
    Graphics suite: Photoshop cs3 extended
    Image browser: irfanview
    Zipping: Winrar
    Data recovery: Recuva
    System monitoring: Pc wizzard 2009
    FTP: Smart FTP 64 bit
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    trip... IE?

    Friends dont let friends use IE

    [​IMG]
     
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    Triprift

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    Hey i took ya word on Kaspersky so it aint all bad.
     
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    Anti-Virus: Avast!0 Home
    Web Browsing: Opera
    Email: Windows Mail and hotmail.
    Music & Video: VLC and Songbird
    Office Suite: Open Office
    Graphics suite: MS Paint (LOL)
    Image Browser: : Win 7 default
    Defragging: PerfectDisk 10
    System tools (File & Registry cleaner): CCleaner, Hostsman + Hostserver
    CD/DVD Burning: Ashampoo free burning studio (Nero is far too bloated for my likng)
    Zipping: WinRAR
     
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  17. Polarman

    Polarman New Member

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    You have to be really sick in the head to install all those junk toolbars. :shadedshu
     
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    the nearest thing i use to a toolbar is stumbleupon for firfox
     
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    Kovoet

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    Anti-Virus: Trend-Micro Pro 2010
    Web Browsing: Firefox and Google
    Email: Web Based Yahoo
    Music & Video: Media Monkey for music and VLC for movies
    Office Suite: MSOffice 2003
    Graphics suite: Photoshop CS4, Zbrush and maya2009
    Image Browser: Google
    Defragging: O O Defrag 10.2 Pro
    System tools Uniblue registry cleaner
    CD/DVD Burning: AShampoo9
    Zipping: WinRAR
    Gaming Voice : Teamspeak2 and Ventrilo
     
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    Anti-Virus: None, did use AVG for a few days, killed my framerate in WAW, so i got rid of it.
    Web Browsing: FireFox and Chrome
    Email: Gmail
    Music & Video: WMP/Zune/VLC
    Office Suite: Open Office, its free. why not
    Graphics suite: Flash CS3(have CS4 but it blows), Paint
    Image Browser: What ever program windows wants to use
    Web Authoring: Notepad?
    Defragging: Auslogics Disk Defrag
    System tools (File & Registry cleaner): None
    CD/DVD Burning: IMGBurn, Poweriso, and if my version of Discjuggler worked........
    Zipping: WinRAR
    Password Manager: They make these?
    Data Recovery: System Restore, and being careful
     
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    Anti-Virus:

    CSA

    Common Sense Antivirus. Free, doesn't slow your system down at all, and extremely secure. Compatible with every known OS.

    Web Browsing:

    Firefox

    Noticeably faster than IE, free, stable, does everything I need.

    Email:

    Thunderbird

    Fast, free, stable, does everything I need.

    Music & Video:

    VLC Media Player

    Fast, free, can play almost anything. Just wish the playlist wasn't a separate window.

    Office Suite:

    OpenOffice.org

    Fast, free, intuitive, powerful, fully functional.

    Graphics suite:

    Adobe Fireworks CS4 + Arcsoft PhotoStudio

    Fireworks: PhotoShop's little brother—intuitive and quite powerful. ArcSoft PhotoStudio: a small, relatively unknown program that gets the basics done quickly, if you don't need something powerful.

    Image Browser:

    None.

    I just use Windows Preview.

    Web Authoring:

    None.

    No comments.

    Defragging:

    UltimateDefrag

    No comments.

    System tools (File & Registry cleaner):

    None.

    Common sense, careful selection and installation of software, and regular complete system reinstalls.

    CD/DVD Burning:

    Deepburner Free and Blaze Media Pro

    DeepBurner is intuitive, quick, and effective for burning data to optical discs, and Blaze is awesome for converting and burning audio/video.

    Zipping:

    7Zip

    Great little app.

    Password Manager:

    None.

    My brain.

    Data Recovery:

    None.

    RAID + common sense. :)
     
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    You like fast apps and free. :p
     
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    subscribed :)
     
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    Web Browsing: Firefox
    Email: GMail, Hotmail
    Music & Video: Songbird, Winamp and VLC
    Office Suite: Office 03
    Graphics suite: Paint (lol)
    Image Browser: Default Win7 Image viewer
    Web Authoring: EditPlus or Sublime Text
    Defragging: Auslogics Defrag
    System tools (File & Registry cleaner): CCleaner
    CD/DVD Burning: PowerISO
    Zipping: WinRAR
    Password Manager: None
    Data Recovery: Active@Undelete
     
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    Who doesn't. When have you ever heard someone go, "I love that software, it is slow and cost a fortune."

    I also like fast, free food, water, and women.
     

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