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I'd say Gaim is the best chat client for windows. But I use Linux, so I may be partial.

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I'd say Gaim is the best chat client for windows. But I use Linux, so I may be partial.



I use both because i have the bsd, and that requires it... i much prefer trillian :compress:

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ethereal : network analyzer
putty : connect to stuff :blink:
winrar : extract everything
daemon tools : mount iso's
reason : sound mixing/fun
gaim : linux's answer the aim-ing
firefox : web browser
thunderbird : email client

just my list, theres alot more great stuff out there of course ...

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msn messenger

windows media player

sufficiant anti-virus

nice high-speed

a ready to use Windows with essential applications

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what about "the tools" like

softice

IDA

W32DASM

PEID

HexWorkshop

and finally

modbin6 for some bios hackin`

:)

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iTunes

Alcohol 120%

Kaspersky Internet Security 6

MS Office

Firefox

DVD Shrink

7-Zip, the best archiving tool there is, imo

uTorrent - Azureus is huge, even with 2 gb of ram i hate it.

VLC Player

Flyakite 3.5

sd4hide :hysterical:

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I won't repeat the ones already mentioned because I use alot of them but...

WinHIIP - PS2 Harddrive tool

UltraVNC - Remote desktop software

UltraMon - Multiple monitor tool

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In addition to all your suggestions (thanks for them) I recommend
"SUPER"
as an Audio/Video converter, which has the ability to master about any file format and codec I can think of (including ipod video format and those used by some mogile phoses): "A GUI to ffmpeg, mencoder, mplayer, x264, mppenc, ffmpeg2theora & the theora/vorbis RealProducer plugIn", see the homepage for details and free download.

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Firefox
Thunderbird
Winrar
Trillian
W32Dasm
IDS Pro
Hex Workshop
ResHacker
"some mem dumping progs"
Adobe CS 2 ( work :-D )
Macromedia Studio 8 ( work again )
VMWare
ScummVM (Monkey Island rullllleeeessss!)
Alcohol 120%
Antivir
Nero
Truecrypt
ISO Commander
B)

Got an Image File with all the stuff installed besides 2 or 3 progs which are a bit often updated like antivir.... these are my esstentials :-D

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My list of essential Windoze apps... let me think:

NONE !!!

I'm running 100% hackintosh and I've found Mac counterparts for EVERY win app to be superior and I don't have ANY desire to use anything MS or windows.

And it's all thanks to this forum !!!

Thank you INSANELYMAC... B)

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FlashFXP - Best FTP app ever (wish there was a free alternative)
Exact Audio Copy - CD extractor, compatible with LAME
LAME - best MP3 encoder becuase of --alt-preset standard
foobar2000 - a very very useful media player because of everything it has
Media Player Classic - a replacement for Windows Media Player classic version, this supports DVDs, subtitles, and a whole lot and it's very small compared to bloated WMP7 or higher
uTorrent - best torrent client due to the footprint
X-chat - I prefer this over mIRC now because mIRC is just too old-looking
Magic File Renamer - it does everything, including renaming with MP3 tags!
Sound Forge - I use this all the time to edit audio, like my mixes
Traktor DJ Studio - to make mixes
DVD Decrypter - pretty obvious...I keep it for old-time sake, still works with 90% of the DVDs coming out and out there
DVD Rebuilder - for converting DL DVDs to regular, with amazing quality due to use of CCE
GordianKnot / DGIndex - for converting DVDs (and other sources) to XviD
Nero Buring ROM 6.0.16 - not 7+! I don't need such a special graphical interface. 6 works just fine and dandy.
UltraISO - best ISO tool, better than WinISO or PowerISO.
ImgBurn - by the same programmer who made DVD Decrypter, it works with just about every type you can imagine, including GI.
Acrobat / Photoshop - obviously...
RealVNC - the only VNC protocol that supports encryption
Firefox - obviously...
Thunderbird - obviously...but mostly because of extensions also
Adobe Indesign - I find this a better quailty app compared to MS Publisher
WinRAR - obviously...
7-zip - not so obvious, 7-zip is superior to RAR in most cases
Trillian - I have a skin on this that makes it look exactly like iChat.

My Windows looks like a Mac mostly, other than the Quick Launch bar and the tray.

There's a lot of stuff otherwise, but these are to start.

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WGA Crack :)

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Norton SystemWorks
AdAware
SpyBot
Outlook -- Office generally
One Note
Total Commander -- general hacker's tool (can even replace WinZip and WinRAR)

I use IE -- haven't switched off of it -- and I'm on 24/7.

I program Full Time and almost exclusively in LabVIEW -- so that's essential for me but not for

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Trillian
Winamp
Nero 6 (Don't like 7)
Winrar
FlashGet
FlashFXP
Adobe Photoshop CS
iTunes
Style XP
Azureus
Drempels
OH, and Norton AV Corp Ed 9

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Zbrush
Carrara
Hexagon
Photoshop
Freehand
DVB Viewer
BS Player

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A hard disk formatter. Any one works.

Also, an OSx86 installer. =P

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Ok, this is the best program for Windows protection you guys can get.

Winpatrol
www.winpatrol.com (it is free)

It does not allow any startup registry entires without your knowledge and approval. MUCH better than Spybot.
If you are carefull with it, you can can surf safely without any problems and without other safeguards. Not that i am saying you should not use them, but this will dominate all of them.

Other things you should run:
AVG anti-virus (www.grisoft.com)
Spybot Search and Destroy (download.com, get this EXACT VERSION!)
Ad Aware (download.com)
{censored} Cleaner (www.ccleaner.com)

This 5 program combo will protect you well. All are free.
Run Ad Aware and Spybot once per week and you once you get an idea of how much you get adjust the intervals.

I have well over 200 systems running this setup being used by non-techies (real estate agents, doctors, mortgage lenders, dentists, etc...). If it works for them, it will work for you. No major problems in avery long time. Even 98 is pretty well covered with these.



Other good programs:
Thunderbird
Firefox
Trillian
Hardware Firewall (inside your router, far better than a software one)

You should have a pretty well rounded system and pretty well protected. I actually have a guide written up for Windows to tweak it to run optimally and install all of this, but it is a little out of date, if anyone wants to see it PM me.

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My best ones are... :2cents:
  • Firefox with FreeDownloader Manager
  • Agnitum Outpost Firewall
  • HyperSnap-DX
  • uTorrent
  • Multilizer
  • VMWare
  • UltraEdit
  • WinRAR
  • Prassi ONES
  • Media Player Classic
  • and of course... Photoshop!


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SpeedFan was mentionned
does it make a good job at keeping a macbook pro as cool as osx applications ?

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Vista Ulimta X64
IE 7
(all the best torrent sites)
Deamon tools 4.6
%120
nero 7.5.7.XXXX
Utorrent
AVG

No I'm not a theft I dont download///whats this guy talking about????

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