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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.


sounds like you run a mom and pop business

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I like windows me

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I've seen most of my favorite apps already mentioned - but here goes anyway:

Firefox - There is no other browser I'd use with Windoze..

SecureCRT - As a UNIX admin, I have to do my ssh thing in style...

WinRAR - heh, nuf said...

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Cant believe only Myzar talked about Total Commander. I can't live without it. It is my screen desktop, LOL I do all from there.


First thing i made when installed MAcOS has been to look for an equivalent... I found 3. I like them by this order. Disk Order - MuCommander - XFolders

So, here is my list. It's huge: :) But i use all them almos in a daily basic... Yes, I live in the computer. :)

Total Commander
Ultraedit - still looking for something better than BBedit for MAC.
HexWorkshop - Hexadecimal editor
AVP - Kaspersky antivirus
IDA
SoftIce
W33DASM .. those 3 are dissasemblers and debugger. I like this stuff. :)
Camtasia - Best video capture around
Foxit PDF reader and editor. I hate Acrobat
Irfanview - Best image viewer... Found something seemed in MAC . Cocoview
IsoBuster
WinImage
UltraIso - 3 app- to manage HD images
TransMac - Can read HFS partitions
Registry Mechanic - I hate Windows registry :)
VoptXP - fast defragger
WebExpress - Very old html editor, but I love it. It's very simple to use
WinZip
WinRar
WinAce
WinUha - 4 obvious
Acronis True Image - Love this backup utility. Saved me a lot of times.
Ad-Aware Pro
Disk Cleaner ... 2 utils To get out all kind of spyware, trojans, etc.
Google Earth - I love to see where my friends live. :)
PC Wizard - Got inside of your PC intestines.
Paint Shop Pro
Photoshop
TVPaint - My 3 main drawing appz-
Leave Motion - Not in the market anymore but l use it a lot
Seamless Factory
Texture Maker - My 2 favorite programs to make texturing
Cinema 4D
ZBrush
Vue D'Esprit
Silo - My 4 main 3D appz... I live thanks to them :)
Unfold 3D - Make UVMapping so fast.
WinAmp - Best music player
VLC
BSPlayer - Best video players
Sketchup - Very useful to make 3d Architecture
FlashXP - Ftp Client
Firefox - No need to say
Net Transport - Download File Manager. I think the best
ServU - My own FTP
Trillian - Many friends in every messenger, so i need all in one :)
XNews - My news Client
Pure Basic - So fast to create some small appz that I need sometimes to use for myself
Just Basic - Reminds me my ZX-Spectrum times. LOL. Almost same basic language.
Visual C++ - Almost no use. Time ago i was programmer, now I have no time :D

There are more, mainly small appz that I use almost one time to month, but they are so many to just make a list. hehe

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iTunes 6! not 7

System Mechanic

Firefox

Macafee AS

AVG Antivirus...


Thats it for me!

BaYlisS

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groupshot (very cool free photo editing program) here
sony vegas
photo impact 12

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Doesnt anyone use hitman pro

http://www.hitmanpro...dex.php?lang=en

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I would love to have the latter feature in OSX - to open terminal already CD'd to the current directory from wherever you are in Finder.


Okay, being the kinda guy I am I read this and thought ... someone had to make this already, If not I wll make it for you lol.

Anyway here it is

DESCRIPTION
OpenTerminal — When you are working in the Finder and you discover that you need a terminal window you have to open "Terminal" and "cd" to the folder you were working on. With OpenTerminal you just click its icon or use the Finder's contextual menu and a terminal with the correct path shows up.
The advantage of OpenTerminal over other available tools is that it can run in the background (without using processor time) and react instantly because it doesn't have to start up first. It's also more refined than the other tools I know of: it includes workarounds more...

WHAT'S NEW
Version 2.0.3:
Fixes an incompatibility with the "FruitMenu" haxie from Unsanity.
After Terminal receives any AppleScript command, it no longer responds to double-clicking saved ".term" files. This is a bug in Terminal that's still not fixed. OpenTerminal now includes a patch for Terminal's AppleScript support that fixes the bug. (Many thanks to Ken Weingold for reporting these two issues!)
David Blache posted a great idea to the comment area here on MacUpdate: You can implement a "cdf" command that changes the working directory of the current Terminal session to the front-most Finder window. This can now be combined with more...
REQUIREMENTS
Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Version 1.3.1 for Mac OS X 10.2 still available)
iTerm support has been tested with version 0.9.2

Download link http://www.macupdate...enTerminal2.zip

Lucky for me someone already made the CMI :whistle:

I use it and it's working well for me.

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here is my list, <for windows xp professional,32 bit>:

1. NOD32 -- i use this as the sniff dog
2. deep freeze 6 -- now i think you guys know this already but this program needs a little more knowledge than a mere click and install to keep your pc dynamic
3. AutoPatcher -- saves you the hustle of going to bill's site just for the puny updates,here you can choose only the most important updates you think you need
4. winamp - i only use my pc for music :)
5. bittorent, limewire, mirc - for downloads
6. avant browser


been using this setup for most of my friends too, and so far, non of them has problems since i started fixing their pc's last year.

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Zone Alarm Security Suite (with anti-virus/anti-spyware disabled)
Spy Sweeper
Kaspersky Anti-virus
WinRAR
FireFox
Msn Messenger 7.5
FFDShow
Adobe Photoshop
Blocknote.net
Nero
style xp
flashget
azureus
alcohol 120%
NoNameScript for mIRC

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XNView - http://perso.orange....iew/enhome.html

Personally I think it is the best image viewer ever, but some will argue.

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Hi!!! My name is yamil and Im from argentina.... I would like to install mac on my pc Ill apreciate your help for me..

My pc:
Amd64 atlhon 3000 socket 939 + venice (suport sse2 and sse3)
Mother asus a8n-sli
Memory 1gb (2 Of 512) corsair
Video geforce 6200 512 turbo cache
Audio maya 44

Thanks!!!!!

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MSN, Photoshop, Sony Vegas.

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Sateira cd+dvd, the best kept secret in burning software(nero ulta 160Mb+..Sateira 3.98MB) its bang for buck,not bling for buck.Nero :shock: :P

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To start things off Windows is Ugly these programs will help fix that:
Flyakite OSX- osx lookalike bricopack, also installs a msstyles theme patcher which brings us to...
agroove.msstyles- cool windows skin, i made my own color edits with TGsoft's StyleBuilder
IconTweaker- for changing setting up custom icons
icon sushi- small freeware program for converting to .ico
Photoshop CS- need i say more
multiplugin for iTunes- allows iTunes skinning and more
RK Launcher- lightweight dock program, looks great though it's a bit buggy
Attached File  demo.PNG   647.95KB   29 downloads

Media:
Nero- easiest to use burning program on the market
DVD Shrink- simple to use and lots of options, great interface
iTunes- great interface with easy to use search and playlists, wish the equalizer was easier to get to in v7 though. hacking in support for winamp visualizations would also kick ass
Combined Comminity Codec Pack w/Media Player Classic- Forget kaazaa lite, forget WinDVD, froget BSplayer, forget Windows Media Player, forget Quicktime. no other codec pack even comes close to the functionality of CCCP. reduced to the bare minimum of codecs to reduce software conflict and bloat, it still plays every video on the planet(ogm, mkv, mov, avi, mpeg, wmv, DVDs). it just works. install the 2 codecs below and never worry about video playback issues ever again.
Real Alternative- real media codec pack, alows you to play realplayer files without installing realplayer. brilliant
CoreAVC- the best software h264 codec available. play HD content without choppy video. works better than most hardware HD decoders, save youself the trouble of buying a new video card for HD content and install this codec instead
Soulseek- a great global userbase makes this music sharing program the best. you can find just about every song ever recorded on here
Azureus- i know there are smaller, better programed torrent clients out there but i happen to like all the flashy stuff that comes with Azureus, lots of options as well
CDisplay- indispensable comic book reader for the comic/manga junkie in me. lightweight. also great for sharing photos, just drag and drop them in and hit 'w' to go into windowless mode. fills letterboxed areas with color averaged from the picture, making reading easier on the eyes (sort of like the ambilight on Philips TVs)
Alcohol 120%- usefull image mointing progam, decent compatability with disk image files.

Misc:
Firefox- easiest program switch i ever made was from IE to Firefox, i never went back. also check out these extensions
Adblock- surfing without it makes me feel uneasy. absolutely mandatory
Adblock filterset.G updater- does the work of blocking ads for you
BugMeNot- logs in to sites like imdb.com without the need to register
DownThemAll!- integrated downoad utility. pause, resume, queue DL's. good for swiping porn off sites
Tab Mix Plus- all sorts of cool tabbed browsing edits
UnPlug- download embeded videos/flash from sites
Trillian- all-in-one chat program. works great. has neat extensions.
NOD32- my favorite antivirus yet. small footprint, unobtrusive, automagicaly updates several times a day. what isn't there to like.
WinRAR- now supports .7z so it handles almost every archive file on the net. install it and you probably won't need another zip program ever.
Oscar's Renamer- edit file names in a directory like they were a text file. great to have if you want a meticulously sorted music collection

I haven't had a single spyware app on my laptop since i bought it a year ago but if you run into those sorts of problems Ad-Aware SE isn't a bad program to have on hand.

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F= free
$= quite cheap
$$=expensive, without alternative

F- Sysinternals Tools for advanced diagnostics (check sysinternals.com)
F- Winrar archiver
$- NOD32 antivirus (4th year now, without any virus)
F- Media Player Classic - simply the best (and lightweight) player available
F- QuickTime and Real alternatives (codecs for QT and Real media)
F- FFDShow codec - all you need for divx, xvid, etc
F- Firefox with session saver
F- Internet Explorer 7 (because its faster than Firefox)
$- The Bat Voyager - portable e-mail client, VERY capable
F/$- EditPad Lite/Pro - text editor, IMO better than Ultraedit
F$- Foobar 2000 + Winamp DSP Bridge + Izotope Ozone PLugin - Best music player and best dsp plugin
F- RK Launcher - OSX dock alternative, very handy
F- Miranda IM + OTR encryption plugin for messenging (Y!, Jabber, ICQ, etc)
F- Total Commander - alternative to windows explorer and good FTP client
F- Daemon Tools
$- Nero 7 Micro pack (only the CD/DVD burner) - free if you buy a plextor burner
F- PuTTY SSH/Telnet terminal
F- XN Resource Editor for moding exes and dlls
$- ACDSee 8 pro pictures manager/viewer (i also have XNView on my USB stick)
F- TrueCrypt - the best solution for encrypted drives
F- uTorrent
F- ApexDC++
F- GetRight (because it's better than flashget or any other D/L manager)
$$- Photoshop and Dreamweaver
$$- Corel Draw X3

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F= free
$= quite cheap
$=expensive, without alternative

F- Sysinternals Tools for advanced diagnostics (check sysinternals.com)
F- Winrar archiver
$- NOD32 antivirus (4th year now, without any virus)
F- Media Player Classic - simply the best (and lightweight) player available
F- QuickTime and Real alternatives (codecs for QT and Real media)
F- FFDShow codec - all you need for divx, xvid, etc
F- Firefox with session saver
F- Internet Explorer 7 (because its faster than Firefox)
$- The Bat Voyager - portable e-mail client, VERY capable
F/$- EditPad Lite/Pro - text editor, IMO better than Ultraedit
F$- Foobar 2000 + Winamp DSP Bridge + Izotope Ozone PLugin - Best music player and best dsp plugin
F- RK Launcher - OSX dock alternative, very handy
F- Miranda IM + OTR encryption plugin for messenging (Y!, Jabber, ICQ, etc)
F- Total Commander - alternative to windows explorer and good FTP client
F- Daemon Tools
$- Nero 7 Micro pack (only the CD/DVD burner) - free if you buy a plextor burner
F- PuTTY SSH/Telnet terminal
F- XN Resource Editor for moding exes and dlls
$- ACDSee 8 pro pictures manager/viewer (i also have XNView on my USB stick)
F- TrueCrypt - the best solution for encrypted drives
F- uTorrent
F- ApexDC++
F- GetRight (because it's better than flashget or any other D/L manager)
$- Photoshop and Dreamweaver
$- Corel Draw X3

i just checked out a screenshot from total commander and all the buttons and gizmos made my head spin. it could seriously use an interface tuneup. i can't see how anything that complicated would ever supplant explorer.

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1 Firefox - popular web browser
2 Antivir - favorite antivirus
3 VlC - videos
4 WMP10 - music, 11 is too big
5 rip4me - best dvd backup

just the essentials





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