Favorite software...

By Ai Hate ยท 70 replies
Feb 11, 2002
  1. right on to the question...
    what's your favorite piece of software?
    sth you really like. (includes OSes)
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Really handy little tool that. ;)
  3. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 302

  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Now witness the full might of this batte station...

    KazaA probably.

    No, that's not it...

    PowerQuest Drive image. I mean, come on, you can take a compressed image of any partition on the zeros and ones level.... and restore it anywhere you like.

    You can clone workstations...

    And that's just the beginning. I hate reinstalling my operating system because some daft driver / software / codec ,etc screwed everything up.


    I wouldn't say something was my favourite software lightly.
  5. Bobes

    Bobes Runner Posts: 60

    The Basic Input/Output System (bios), without which my computer would be useless :p
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    My favorite piece of software is probably going to have to be one in the Adobe line. I Photoshop, which I really enjoy using, as well as Premier. I just got Illustrator, but havne't used it very much yet, still learning it.
  7. Whack0

    Whack0 TS Rookie Posts: 166

    yeh...photoshop is really nice.... but i'ma gonna hafta say 3dsmax is my baby :D
  8. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    "He's all yours, bounty hunter!"

    For drawing nice pictures... yes... I would have to give mention to Adobe Photoshop. Even going many versions back it is a great piece of software... So easy to create works of art if you just have a little imagination, and I never even read any books on it, which apparently if you do, you will become a God.

    I was also found of a software called Sound Forge. Lots of fun to be had with that.

    But these things, unless you are a pro in these areas, are toys.

    I stress, unless you are a pro in these areas.

    You can't take away from something like Drive Image its beautiful usefulness and simplicity. Its so wonderfully simple and exactly what is missing from most modern operating systems.

    There are UNIX type things you can do with the commands built in, but nothing that is a patch on Drive Image.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Winamp3 Its nice, and has some cool features over 2.xx, I espically like the playlist's list of playlists. If you still have the Alpha version of Winamp3 (think it was leaked some time ago (over a year?)) you really should get the Beta version, much better. Never had it crash, unlike the alpha.

    Winamp 2.xx is decent, but doesn't compare to 3 IMO.
  10. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Programing tool

    Borland (or Imprise) Delphi 6

    If I have the choise of software to use, I use Delphi (rather then VB :dead: ).
  11. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Yea, my BIOS is pretty cool. It allows my computer to run :)
  12. Svoboda

    Svoboda TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Poser and Adobe Photoshop

  13. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    What about Lightwave 6.0??
  14. Whack0

    Whack0 TS Rookie Posts: 166

    ...i will be a pro soon.... :D
    i'm payin top bucks to learn this stuff in school. :dead:
    maya will prolly be my fave once i learn that :grinthumb
  15. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 302

    Re: "He's all yours, bounty hunter!"

    but it is one fun toy! :jajaja:

    i recently went to the bookstore and picked up a book on photoshop displaying the God's works... my... how'd they do that... what technique... what creativity...
    they cuold even change the weather... :eek:
  16. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 302

    currently running 2.76. no problems so far, so can't be bothered to d/l the new ver. :p

    when it comes to music players, i still prefer real jukebox. better features.
    but winamp is nice cause it uses very little resource to run. i cuold even play music in the background while playing battle realms. :grinthumb:

    tried some of those 3D programs, but i just can't get it ;)
  17. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Re: Programing tool

    Visual Pascal by any other name :)

    Anything is better than using Lotusscript in Lotus Notes with bits and pieces of Lotus Formula Language and Javascript [​IMG]
  18. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    My favorite software?

    This forum, perhaps? :p
  19. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    bash shell.
  20. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

  21. DogStar

    DogStar TS Rookie Posts: 129

    I don't mind Powerdesk.
    Better than the lousy Explorer anyways.
  22. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,667   +988

    I can't say I have a favourite piece of software, however the ones I use the most...

    Paint Shop Pro
    Outlook Express
    Download Accelerator
    MSN Messenger
    IE & Netscape

    and of course... WinZIP !
  23. Bobes

    Bobes Runner Posts: 60

    You have a point. The Bourne, and subsequently the Bourne Again SHell (bash) were probably the best things that ever happened to Linux. You see bash on practically anything Unix related, even BeOS.
  24. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Ok, I might be a bit picky, but BIOS is often defined as "firmware", not software ;)
  25. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Winamp 2.78c!!!

    Maybe Winamp3 in near future , still not used to the buttons and like the 'thinger" thing
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