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What software do you use?

By pkroks
Oct 26, 2005
  1. like the title says, what software do you use? If you don't use any of the software type, just leave it with a dash ( - ).. Not in any specific order:

    copy//

    Operating System:
    Internet Browser:
    Mail Client:
    Instant Messenger:
    Security/Antivirus:
    Adaware/Spyware Remover:
    Music Player:
    CD/DVD Burning:
    Office suite:
    Video/Movie viewing:
    Web media editing:
    Archiver:
    Music editing:
    Photo/image editing:
    Video Editing:
    Computer cleaner etc:
    Statistics:
    Back-up:
    Partitioning:
    Explorer:
    ISO/Imaging:
    Theme Manager:

    // Copy

    Operating System:Windows XP Home SP2
    Internet Browser:Mozilla Firefox v1.0.7
    Mail Client: Internet Mail -> Yahoo!
    Instant Messenger:Yahoo!, MSN Messenger
    Security/Antivirus: F-Secure Client Security and Antivirus
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: Lavasoft Adaware SE Professional
    Music Player: Winamp
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero 6
    Office suite: Office XP
    Video/Movie viewing: Power DVD & VLC Player
    Web media editing: -
    Archiver: 7zip
    Music editing: -
    Photo/image editing: Photoshop CS2
    Video Editing: -
    Computer cleaner etc: CCleaner & Registry Mechanic
    Statistics: Everest Home edition, CPU-Z, Asus Probe
    Back-up:Norton Ghost 9.0
    Partitioning: Partition Magic 7.0
    Explorer: Standard windows explorer
    ISO/Imaging: Alcohol 120%, Magic ISO
    Theme Manager: Standard XP Blue theme (ATM)

    Keep adding to the list whatever other important software you use...

    If anyone knows an easier way to nicely display the list, please do so and tell us how you did it...
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    On this computer.. (Sorry, I CBA to mess with those bold tags..)

    Operating System: Fedora Core 4
    Internet Browser: Opera 8.5
    Mail Client: Sylpheed-Claws 1.9.15
    Instant Messenger: Various
    Security/Antivirus: lol
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: lol
    Music Player: XMMS
    CD/DVD Burning: NeroLINUX 2.0.0.3
    Office suite: OpenOffice 2.0
    Video/Movie viewing: MPlayer
    Web media editing: GVim
    Archiver: tar+gzip
    Music editing:
    Photo/image editing: Gimp 2.2
    Video Editing:
    Computer cleaner etc: lol
    Statistics:
    Back-up:
    Partitioning: fdisk
    Explorer: xterm
    ISO/Imaging: dd
    Theme Manager:
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    This is what`s running on my puter, minus the Windows hotfixes.

    OS Windows Xp sp1 fully updated.
    3ivx D4 4.5.1 (remove only) 4.5.1 2.2 MB
    Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06 3.2 MB
    Adobe Reader 7.0.5 7.0.5 64.1 MB
    ArcSoft PhotoImpression 2.4 MB
    ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5 30.0 MB
    Atomic Clock Sync 676.0 KB
    AVG Free Edition 18.0 MB
    Canon MP Drivers 1.0 MB
    Canon MP Toolbox 4.1.1.0.mp10 1.3 MB
    Canon Utilities Easy-PhotoPrint 22.2 MB
    CCleaner (remove only) 1.3 MB
    CpuIdle (remove only) 1.1 MB
    Debugging Tools for Windows 6.5.3.8 27.8 MB
    ewido security suite 9.0 MB
    FUJIFILM USB Driver 1.1 MB
    GetSmile v1.300 1.3 4.5 MB
    HijackThis 1.99.1 1.99.1 960.0 KB
    iTunes 6.0.0.18 30.4 MB
    Mozilla Firefox (1.0.7) 1.0.7 (en-US) 14.3 MB
    Nero 6 Ultra Edition 35.0 MB
    Noiseware Professional Edition 2.5.1.2 3.5 MB
    Photobucket Uploader 1.4 MB
    Polaroid Digital Cam 884.0 KB
    PVR Plus 2.0 37.6 MB
    QuickTime 7.0.3 63.4 MB
    RadLight MPC DirectShow Filter (remove only) Unknown
    RadLight Ogg Media DirectShow filter (remove only) Unknown
    RAW FILE CONVERTER LE 4.6 MB
    Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 1.4 14.0 MB
    SpywareBlaster v3.4 3.4.0 3.9 MB
    Sygate Personal Firewall 11.71 MB
    TVR Update 1.00.000 37.6 MB
    Tweak UI Unknown
    V-Stream TV88X Utilities 1.0.5.0 232.0 KB
    V-Stream TV88X WDM Drivers Unknown
    Winamp (remove only) 8.0 MB
    WinRAR archiver 2.8 MB
    WOW XT Plug-In for Windows Media Player 1.00.08.00 2.5 MB
    Yahoo! Messenger with BT Communicator 23.7 MB


    Regards Howard :) :)
     
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Code:
    Operating System:	Fedora Core 4 x86_64
    Internet Browser:	Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 & Konqueror 3.4.2
    Mail Client:		n/a
    Instant Messenger:	Kopete
    Security/Antivirus:	lol
    Adaware/Spyware Remover:lol
    Music Player:		XMMS
    CD/DVD Burning:		K3b
    Office suite:		OpenOffice 2.0
    Video/Movie viewing:	MPlayer
    Web media editing:	?
    Archiver:		gzip, bzip2, zip
    Music editing:		n/a
    Photo/image editing:	The GIMP
    Video Editing:		n/a
    Computer cleaner etc:	lol
    Statistics:		?
    Back-up:		K3b
    Partitioning:		fdisk
    Explorer:		?
    ISO/Imaging:		K3b, dd
    Theme Manager:		lol
    
     
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    On this computer..

    Operating System: NetBSD 2.0
    Internet Browser: Opera 8.5
    Mail Client:
    Instant Messenger: CenterICQ
    Security/Antivirus: lol
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: lol
    Music Player: MPlayer
    CD/DVD Burning:
    Office suite: AbiWord
    Video/Movie viewing: MPlayer
    Web media editing: vim
    Archiver: tar+gz
    Music editing:
    Photo/image editing:
    Video Editing:
    Computer cleaner etc: lol
    Statistics:
    Back-up: rsync
    Partitioning: fdisk+disklabel
    Explorer: xterm
    ISO/Imaging: dd
    Theme Manager:
     
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    Operating System: XP Pro
    Internet Browser: FireFox 1.07
    Mail Client: Outlook express
    Instant Messenger: NONE
    Security/Antivirus: Nortons
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: Microsoft, SpyBot search and destroy
    Music Player:WMP10
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero 6.6, CloneDVD2
    Office suite:Open office
    Video/Movie viewing: WinDVD 7
    Web media editing:
    Archiver: WinZip, WinRAR
    Music editing:
    Photo/image editing:IrfanView
    Video Editing:
    Computer cleaner etc: Norton systemworks, Reg Supreme Pro
    Statistics: SIW, PC Wizard 2005
    Back-up: MS Sync toys
    Partitioning:
    Explorer:Explorer XP,
    ISO/Imaging:ISO Buster, UltraISO
    Theme Manager:
     
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Pro
    Internet Browser: Opera 8.5
    Mail Client: Lotus Notes (crappy company software)
    Instant Messenger: Not allowed
    Security/Antivirus: Norton Antivirus
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: Microsoft
    Music Player:WMP 10
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero 6.6
    Office suite:Microsoft Office 2003
    Video/Movie viewing: WMP 10
    Web media editing: ?!?!?
    Archiver: WinZip, WinRAR
    Music editing: Not allowed
    Photo/image editing: IrfanView
    Video Editing: Not allowed
    Computer cleaner etc:
    Statistics: ?!?!?
    Back-up: Network server
    Partitioning: Not allowed
    Explorer: Explorer XP,
    ISO/Imaging: Norton Ghost 9.0
    Theme Manager: Silver default theme
     
  8. Spike

    Spike TS Rookie Posts: 2,371

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Internet Browser: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 or MSIE 6
    Mail Client: Outlook Express (rarely)
    Instant Messenger MSN
    Security/Antivirus: Sygate Personal Firewall, AVG
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: Ad-aware, Spybot, Microsoft,
    Music Player: WMP 10
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero
    Office suite: MS Office 2003
    Video/Movie viewing: WMP10, Real Alternative, Quicktime
    Web media editing:??? Flash MX? Notepad?
    Archiver: WinRar
    Music editing: N-track Studio
    Photo/image editing: Adobe Photoshop CS 9.0
    Video Editing: none
    Computer cleaner etc: lol
    Statistics: none
    Back-up: just burn what I want to CD and damn the rest. I have a clean image made with Acronis to re-install windows and the main programs with anyway.
    Partitioning: none
    Explorer: Explorer :)
    ISO/Imaging:Daemon tools, Nero, ISObuster,
    Theme Manager: lol
     
  9. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Operating System:Windows XP Home SP2 Japanese
    Internet Browser:Mozilla Firefox v1.0.7
    Mail Client: MS Outlook and Internet Mail -> Yahoo!, gmail, hotmail
    Instant Messenger: MSN Messenger
    Security/Antivirus: Norton 2005, Sygate Firewall
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: Adaware, Search & Destroy, Microsoft Beta
    Music Player: Itunes
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero 6
    Office suite: Office XP
    Video/Movie viewing: Power DVD, Windows Media
    Web media editing: -
    Archiver: winrar, winzip
    Music editing: -
    Photo/image editing: ifranview
    Video Editing: -
    Computer cleaner etc:
    Statistics: Everest Home edition, CPU-Z, Asus Probe
    Back-up: Back up to DVD-RW media
    Partitioning:
    Explorer: Standard windows explorer
    ISO/Imaging: Nero 6
    Theme Manager:
     
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

    Operating System: WinXP Pro
    Internet Browser: Opera 8.5
    Mail Client: Gmail
    Instant Messenger: Trillian for AIM/ICQ/YIM (thats all I use)
    Security/Antivirus: AVG
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: AdAware SE Personal
    Music Player: Winamp 5.1
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero 6.6.0.16
    Office suite: None on this, OfficeXP at work
    Video/Movie viewing: Winamp
    Web media editing: -
    Archiver: WinRAR 3
    Music editing: -
    Photo/image editing: Irfanview for cropping and format changes, don't do anymore than that
    Video Editing: -
    Computer cleaner etc: -
    Statistics: darkengine script for mIRC, or SiSoft Sandra
    Back-up: I only backup what I think is important, and I just put it on 2 different drives
    Partitioning: Windows Disk Management
    Explorer: Windows
    ISO/Imaging: WinISO
    Theme Manager: -
     
  11. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Operating System: XP Pro Corp SP2
    Internet Browser: Firefox
    Mail Client: Gmail
    Instant Messenger: Windows Messenger, mIRC, Xfire, Skype, Teamspeak
    Security/Antivirus: no
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: no
    Music Player: Winamp
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero 7 Premium
    Office suite: OpenOffice 1.1.4
    Video/Movie viewing: VLC/WMP/PowerDVD
    Web media editing: -
    Archiver: WinRAR
    Music editing: -
    Photo/image editing: Photoshop CS2, Irfanview
    Video Editing: VirtualDubMod, ratDVD
    Computer cleaner etc: heh, no.
    Statistics: what?
    Back-up: I don't
    Partitioning: Partition Magic 8
    Explorer: Directory Opus 8
    ISO/Imaging: Nero 7 (?)
    Theme Manager: eww.
     
     
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    Operating System: Win XP pro
    Internet Browser: Mozilla Suite (not firefox)
    Mail Client: Thunderbird
    Instant Messenger: do not use ever
    Security/Antivirus: Norton corporate
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: Spybot / adaware / MS remover
    Music Player: various
    CD/DVD Burning: windows
    Office suite: openoffice 2.0, adobe 6.0 standard
    Video/Movie viewing: -
    Web media editing: -
    Archiver: Z7
    Music editing: -
    Photo/image editing: Canon
    Video Editing:
    Computer cleaner etc:
    Statistics:
    Back-up: weekly
    Partitioning: 2 x 250 gb PATA
    Explorer:
    ISO/Imaging:
    Theme Manager:
     
  13. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 376

    there have been so many views but so few replies, come on, it doesn't take long and it can help some newbies out by letting them see what everyone uses to keep their computer safe, and in good order etc.
     
  14. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    I'll just make this thread my personal exhibition site :D

    On this computer:
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional OEM SP2
    Internet Browser: Opera 8.5
    Mail Client: Sylpheed-Claws 1.0.4
    Instant Messenger: Gaim 1.5
    Security/Antivirus: F-Secure Client Security 6.0
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: SpyBot S&D 1.4
    Music Player: Apollo 37zq
    CD/DVD Burning: Nero Burning ROM 6.6
    Office suite: OpenOffice 2.0
    Video/Movie viewing: VLC Media Player 0.8.4
    Web media editing:
    Archiver: WinRAR 3.51
    Music editing:
    Photo/image editing: The GIMP 2.2
    Video Editing:
    Computer cleaner etc:
    Statistics:
    Back-up:
    Partitioning:
    Explorer:
    ISO/Imaging: CloneCD 5.2
    Theme Manager:
     
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

    I'll post back with info from this comp when I figure it out.

    /new powerbook
    //I'm new to OSX
     
  16. Enishi

    Enishi TS Rookie

    Operating System:Windows XP Home SP2
    Internet Browser:Mozilla Firefox
    Mail Client: Gmail
    Instant Messenger: YIM, MSN, AIM (Trillian)
    Security/Antivirus: Norton
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: Lavasoft Adaware Personal, Webroot
    Music Player: Core Media Player
    CD/DVD Burning: RecordNow lmao
    Office suite: Office XP
    Video/Movie viewing: InterVideo WinDVD, Core Media Player
    Web media editing:
    Archiver:
    Music editing:
    Photo/image editing: Photoshop 7
    Video Editing:
    Computer cleaner etc: Registry Mechanic
    Statistics: Everest Home edition
    Back-up:
    Partitioning:
    Explorer:
    ISO/Imaging:
    Theme Manager: Huh? I use Windowblinds lmao
     
  17. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Operating System: Windows XP-Pro/SP2
    Internet Browser: Firefox 1.7
    Mail Client: Thunderbird 1.6 + Gmail
    Instant Messenger: None
    Security/Antivirus: Agnitum Outpost Pro 3/free AVG7
    Adaware/Spyware Remover: lol
    Music Player: WMP 9
    CD/DVD Burning: Sony CDX/Nero 6.6.0.8 Ultra
    Office suite: MS Office 2000 Pro
    Video/Movie viewing: None
    Web media editing: Dreamweaver MX 2004
    Archiver: Winzip/WinRar
    Music editing: None
    Photo/image editing: Irfanview, Ulead PhotoImpact 8
    Video Editing: None
    Computer cleaner etc: lol
    Statistics: None
    Back-up: Powerquest Disk Image 2002
    Partitioning: Powerquest Partition Magic 8
    Explorer: VCom Powerdesk Pro 6
    ISO/Imaging: Isobuster/Disk Image 2002
    Theme Manager: None
     
  18. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 348

    This computer...

    Operating System:WinXP SP2
    Internet Browser:Firefox 1.07 , IE if needed
    Mail Client:ThunderBird
    Instant Messenger:MSN (girlfriend's)
    Security/Antivirus:AVG/Trendmicro Housecall
    Adaware/Spyware Remover:Ad-Aware/Trendmicro Housecall
    Music Player:Winamp
    CD/DVD Burning:Nero 5.5 Enterprise Edition
    Office suite:OpenOffice / Microsoft Office
    Video/Movie viewing:WMP / DivX Viewer
    Web media editing:pageBreeze HTML Editor (for now)
    Archiver:MS Backup to tape (changing soon)
    Music editing:n/a
    Photo/image editing:Irfan/Photoshop Elements
    Video Editing:nothing yet
    Computer cleaner etc:vacuum, canned air
    Statistics:n/a
    Back-up:MS Backup to tape (changing soon)
    Partitioning:n/a
    Explorer:for??
    ISO/Imaging:CloneCD, DVDShrink, Daemon Tools, Nero
    Theme Manager:n/a

    Computer 1 of 4(5)
     
  19. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,358   +283

    Hehe - tempted to post from each of my machines - must resist.....
     
  20. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I think you should Papa.

    Go on you know you really wanna.

    Regards Howard :haha:
     
  21. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 376

    yeah just post em, all the other users that have looked at this thread have not been bothered about posting any of their info on software, so why not just post it. to all those who have posted, well done for taking the time to help other users! :)
     
  22. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 376

    i just switched to Opera 8.5... the speed increase is amazing! you also dont need a downloader like download accelerator or anything.. i have been getting higher speeds just downloading with Opera than all these download tools... those of you who don't have it, maybe try it...
     
  23. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,358   +283

    The reason for my hesitation is the sheer number of machines I use on a daily basis.
     
  24. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I do take your point papa.

    However, it would`ve been nice to take a look. :(

    Regards Howard :) :)
     
  25. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 376

    yip, lets have a look then...
     
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