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Absolutely essential software..
Posted 16 January 2003 - 03:59 PM
Can be free or shareware or commercial, but they should be essential and something you want on your computer seconds after you boot into your OS for the first time.
A couple of mine are:
1. IrfanView for viewing images
2. Callwave internet answering machine
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Posted 16 January 2003 - 04:36 PM
2) Some form of backup program To Tape or CD-RW/DVD-RW (Seagate Backup or Ghost)
3) Firewall SW (if have a firewall router and only at home ok, but if travel absolutley)
4) A WinZip/PKZip type program.
Can't think of anything else, Perhaps a Norton Utilties type program for repair, but many utils now included in OS
Posted 16 January 2003 - 04:43 PM
I used to put in TimeRC to set the clock under Windows through the Internet, but Windows XP has basically included a time setting utility.
For terminal programs, I install TeraTerm Pro. Not only is it a telnet client, but it also allows you to communicate through a COM port..... handy when setting up equipment. I also use PuTTY, which is a freeware Telnet client that includes SSHv2 support.
WinAmp is a definate must, as it plays all sorts of music formats. Kinda better than Windows Media Player, but I haven't played around much with WMP9.
Adobe Acrobat is also a definate must, as it is a de-facto standard in reading on-line documents.
I've also replaced the standard Notepad program with a better freeware program called NotePad Plus, which has more functionality and allows me to have several text files open at once.
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Posted 16 January 2003 - 07:50 PM
Voyetra Turtle Beach AudioStation
Posted 16 January 2003 - 09:00 PM
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Posted 16 January 2003 - 09:34 PM
Use pkzip/pkunzip or get Windows XP?